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Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer

Jul 21, 2018 , WebMD
One low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer and as much as a 30 percent improvement in survival for ovarian cancer patients, two new studies have...
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FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot

Jul 21, 2018 , WebMD
Synthetic marijuana products spiked with an ingredient in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations, the FDA says. The contaminant -- a blood thinner called brodifacoum -- can cause severe bleeding and has been found in products with names such as K2 and...
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Study: Adults Raised By Lesbians Are All Right

Jul 20, 2018 , WebMD
Young adults raised by lesbian moms are faring as well as -- or even better than -- other U.S. kids their age, according to the largest, longest-running study to track child development in these...
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Hospitals Are Learning To Source For Themselves -- Finally

Jul 20, 2018 , Forbes
I recently interviewed several healthcare industry SCM executives about local contracting. And with the talk now considered cheap regarding how hospitals cannot benefit from the SCM lessons of their cross-industry peers, it was refreshing to...
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Experimental blood test could detect skin cancer early

Jul 19, 2018 , CNN Health
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy....
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An earlier dinner may lower your risk of some cancers

Jul 19, 2018 , CNN Health
People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found....
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Brain Scans Yield More Clues to Autism

Jul 18, 2018 , WebMD
Kids with autism show differences in the structure and function of a brain circuit that helps you take pleasure in social interaction -- something that people with autism struggle with, researchers have...
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Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds

Jul 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy....
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An earlier dinner may lower risk of some cancers, study says

Jul 18, 2018 , CNN Health
People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found....
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Government shuts down website for doctors searching for treatment guidelines

Jul 17, 2018 , CNN Health
After Monday, the website for the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which provides access to guidelines for practicing medicine, will no longer be available to its users -- mostly doctors -- due to a lack of funding, according to an announcement posted on the site in April....
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Novel Therapy Delays Muscle Atrophy In Lou Gehrig's Disease Model

Jul 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Supplementing a single protein found in the spinal cord could help prevent symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers found high levels of the protein -- called mitofusion 2 or Mfn2 -- prevented nerve degeneration......
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Data Points: Beware of skin cancer during the dog days of summer

Jul 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The dog days of summer have arrived -- running from July 3 to Aug. 11, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The 40-day stretch typically coincides with the hottest days of the year. Perfect for sitting by the pool, lake or ocean. But...
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The greatest family travel scavenger hunt

Jul 13, 2018 , CNN Health
What is the point of travel? Why do we spend our time and money seeing new places -- or old places in new ways? And why bother bringing our children along? What's in it for us, and them?...
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Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down

Jul 13, 2018 , WebMD
Half of Americans say they've tried to lose weight in the past year -- including two-thirds of those who were obese, CDC researchers...
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House Republicans snub gun research funding

Jul 13, 2018 , CNN Health
House Republican appropriators on Wednesday blocked a proposal to designate funding specifically for gun violence research -- leaving public health researchers disappointed....
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Scientists discover world's oldest color. It's bright pink

Jul 12, 2018 , CNN Health
The color of bubble gum, flamingos and cotton candy -- bright pink -- is the world's oldest color, according to a recent study....
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Preparing For Quick Radiation Diagnostic Test In Case Of A Nuclear Disaster

Jul 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Phoenix are attempting to create a better diagnostic test for radiation exposure that potentially could save thousands of lives. Jerome Lacombe, PhD, an assistant professor and researcher at the UA Center for Applied NanoBioscience and......
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Report: Dog Illness Can Spread to Humans

Jul 12, 2018 , WebMD
A strain of bacterium carried by dogs -- Brucella canis -- could be widespread in humans, according to a report from Texas A&M...
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First-Trimester Screening Of Pregnant Women For Elevated Bacteria Levels In Urine

Jul 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
First-trimester screening of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria -- higher than normal bacteria levels without symptoms of a bladder infection -- is recommended by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care in an updated guideline in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "As t......
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The Lack Of Medical Device Security -- Accidents Waiting To Happen

Jul 12, 2018 , Forbes
Whether it’s one of those cases where the truth is stranger than fiction is a matter of opinion, but one thing’s for sure, the network security gurus who relentlessly preach the inevitability of being hacked are consistently proven...
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