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22 Jan

HPV Vaccine Effective?

HPV Vaccine protects both vaccinated and unvaccinated women against cancer-causing virus.

18 Jan

Medical Detection Dogs

Specially trained dogs may help diabetes patients control blood sugar levels.

17 Jan

Are Too Many Kids Still Getting Unnecessary Antibiotics?

Many kids and adults getting antibiotics they don't need.

As More Smoke Pot, Are Their Jobs at Risk?

As More Smoke Pot, Are Their Jobs at Risk?

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As increasing numbers of Americans use marijuana, there is a rising risk of job loss among those who use the drug, a new study suggests.

"Job loss may be an overlooked social cost of marijuana use," said study author Cassandra Okechukwu, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and ...

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  • January 22, 2019
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IVF Won't Cause Birth Complications: Study

IVF Won't Cause Birth Complications: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Test tube" babies are more likely to be premature and have a low birth weight, but it's unlikely that assisted reproductive technology is the reason why, researchers say.

Their findings challenge the widely held belief that procedures such as freezing embryos, the delayed fertilization of eg...

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  • January 22, 2019
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AHA: Too Much of This in the Blood Could Predict Unhealthy Aging

AHA: Too Much of This in the Blood Could Predict Unhealthy Aging

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- A hormone found in the blood that's commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker or lose their ability to balance before they're 70.

People in their early 60s with higher-than-normal levels of brain natriuretic peptide, or BNP, walk...

Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although the U.S. opioid epidemic dates back more than a decade, only 6 percent of treatment centers in 2016 offered the three medications approved to treat opioid addiction, new research reveals.

And only about a third offered even one of the three recommended drugs, the study found.

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Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are "mindful" in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests.

The study couldn't prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, said lead researcher Dr. Richa Sood. She's a women...

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a new study finding that's bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone age of 90 than either men or shorter, heavier women.

If these women exercised an hour a day, the longevity benefits were even greater, the ...

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  • January 22, 2019
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Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health.

Now, a new evidence review suggests that some healthy seniors and middle-aged adults might gain a bit of benef...

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  • January 22, 2019
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'Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis

'Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer.

But now, research suggests that fecal transplants -- basically, delivering a healthy person's stool into the colitis patient's digestive tract -- may be an ...

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  • January 22, 2019
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Eating Before Bedtime Won't Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

Eating Before Bedtime Won't Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding food before bedtime probably won't help your blood sugar levels and health, a new study suggests.

Some experts say not eating for two hours before going to bed helps prevent high blood sugar (glucose) levels and related health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. But there is...

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  • January 22, 2019
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HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It: Study

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new study suggests.

Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine -- which ultimately cuts the risk of several cancers -- is a b...

Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's

Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

They followed 161 older adults for five years and found that those with the most severe memory declines had the greatest leakage in their brain's blood vessels, regardless of whether the Alzheimer's-...

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  • January 22, 2019
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How to Fight Norovirus, the 'Cruise Ship' Germ

How to Fight Norovirus, the 'Cruise Ship' Germ

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States.

While food can be tainted at its source, food workers who acquire the infection can unintentionally cause...

4 Exercises for a Better Back

4 Exercises for a Better Back

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To strengthen your back -- the most commonly injured part of the body -- it's important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs.

Here are four moves to boost back fitness:

For the bird dog, start on your hands and knees. Tighten your abs an...

Is Air Pollution a Downer?

Is Air Pollution a Downer?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may not only make it hard to breathe, but it may also make you unhappy, a new study suggests.

In China, air pollution reportedly causes an average of 1 million premature deaths each year and costs its economy $38 billion.

But it also affects people's happiness, according...

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  • January 21, 2019
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Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows.

For example, 51 percent of parents said they give their child an over-the-counter vitamin or supplement to prevent colds, even though there's no evidence the...

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  • January 21, 2019
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A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There's also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally.

A British study involving cycling enthusiasts between the ages of 55 and 79 found that their physical ...

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once?

Northwestern University researchers found that it's not only doable, but also more effective, to change unhealthy beha...

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests.

Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk for breast cancer due to family history and other factors.

The ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 18, 2019
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Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey

Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of your care won't suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new study suggests.

It included 254 patients and 61 health care providers who participated in virtual video visits offered by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The appointments are conducted online, usi...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 18, 2019
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Big Pharma's Marketing to Docs Helped Trigger Opioid Crisis: Study

Big Pharma's Marketing to Docs Helped Trigger Opioid Crisis: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Aggressive direct marketing to doctors by pharmaceutical companies is tied to spurring the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States, a new study claims.

A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts, explain...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • January 18, 2019
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