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Diving Into Burning Questions About Health: Life Spans, Alzheimer’s, Obesity And More

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The New York Times addresses some questions--like why are we still so fat when so much research has been done on weight loss?-- in a series taking a look at some pressing public health concerns....
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'Dangerous' slime products and other hazardous toys

Nov 21, 2018 , CNN Health
A consumer advocacy group is warning parents of what it calls "dangerously high" levels of a chemical called boron in popular slime toys marketed to children -- although an expert disputed the findings and said the warning is overblown....
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Researchers Propose Solutions For Urine Sample Splash Dilemma

Nov 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Urinating into a cup may be a medical necessity for monitoring the health of the kidney and other issues, but it's often uncomfortable, embarrassing and messy -- especially for women. But what if there were a way to comfortably provide a sample without the splashback? Tadd Truscott, associate prof......
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New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic

Nov 20, 2018 , CNN Health
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care....
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A New 'Buddy System' Of Nurse Education Gets High Marks From Students

Nov 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new "buddy system" of nursing education -- in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the "real world" of nursing -- is effective, according to a study by Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in......
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High-Obesity States Have Least Weight-Loss Surgery

Nov 17, 2018 , WebMD
People with the greatest need for weight-loss surgery -- the standard of care for severe obesity -- may have the least access and opportunity to receive treatment, a new study...
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Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says

Nov 16, 2018 , CNN Health
A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change -- adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the environment....
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FDA Ban On E-Cigarette Flavors: A Showdown Between Protecting Kids And Reducing Harm

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
The FDA announced multiple new regulations to reduce youth use of e-cigarettes. But will it reduce teen vaping or make it harder for adults to quit smoking--or...
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with untreated hearing loss incur substantially higher total health care costs compared to those who don't have hearing loss -- an average of 46%, totaling $22,434 per person over a decade, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt......
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Novartis' $4 Million Gene Therapy -- Real Price Or A Negotiation Ploy?

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
We are in a wondrous age of medicine where CURES for certain types of cancer, rare diseases, blindness and other scourges are imminent. We now need to figure out how to pay for...
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Beekeeper therapist uses venom to heal his patients

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
On his rooftop in the outskirts of Cairo, Omar Abulhassan raises thousands of bees -- not for the honey, but their venom....
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New Guidelines Say Any Kind Of Exercise In Small Doses And Less Sitting Improve Health Starting As Early As Age 3

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Getting a sedentary nation off the sofa -- only 20 percent of us get the recommended amount of exercise a day -- is a big concern for the government, which updated its guidelines Monday for the first time in 10 years. Since the first guidelines were issued, research has expanded the recognized benefits of movement, including reducing the risk of cancer, anxiety and depression and improving cognitive function and...
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Change Within Eye A Hint of Macular Degeneration?

Nov 13, 2018 , WebMD
The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina -- the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye -- raise the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration...
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Harmful Effects Of Childhood Trauma On Later Life Call For New Public Health Policies, Researchers Say

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A large study published in JAMA examines the wide-ranging health problems -- from depression to drug use -- that flare up in adulthood in people who experience early trauma compared to those who do not and raises ways to address it. Other reports on children's health focus on the negative impacts of spanking, ways to comfort a child in pain, and...
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Jump Into Plyometrics -- the Exercises to Power Muscles

Nov 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Jump Into Plyometrics -- the Exercises to Power MusclesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00...
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AI Doesn't Ask Why -- But Physicians And Drug Developers Want To Know

Nov 10, 2018 , Forbes
AI relates often imperceptible observations to outcome in a fashion that’s unapologetically oblivious to mechanism, which challenges physicians and drug developers by explicitly severing utility from foundational scientific...
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Surgery Patients Use Only 1/4 Of The Opioids A Surgeon Gives -- But The Bigger The Prescription, The More They Take

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use after common operations, a new study shows. And the size of that prescription may be the most important factor in how many opioid pills the patient will take – outweighing thei......
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Smoking, Diabetes Extra Risky for Women's Hearts

Nov 09, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers have found that three heart disease risk factors -- smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure -- increased the odds of heart attack for both genders, but the rise went higher for women than...
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Fertility rates cut in half since 1950 -- but the population is still growing

Nov 09, 2018 , CNN Health
The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet....
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Women were waiting months for a mastectomy. This surgeon changed that.

Nov 09, 2018 , CNN Health
In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the lives of 500 women....
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