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Trump Backs Off Flavored E-Cigarette Ban
11/18/2019
President Donald Trump, who pledged in September to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, says that he wants to study the issue before taking any action.
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Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe
11/18/2019
New studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the United States for the prevention of HPV-related cancers.
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Recall: Frozen Cat Food for Salmonella Concerns
11/18/2019
GoRaw LLC, doing business as Steve’s Real Food, has recalled its 2-pound bags of frozen Quest Beef Cat Food.
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Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts
11/18/2019
Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and is their main cause of illness and death. In women, the connection between diabetes and heart disease is particularly strong.
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Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients
11/18/2019
However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes.
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Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack
11/18/2019
In the new trial, colchicine reduced by as much as 34% a heart attack survivor's combined risk of either dying from heart disease or having cardiac arrest, a heart attack, a stroke or angioplasty.
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Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company
11/15/2019
Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was up 1.4% between 2013 and 2017, and those who had trouble staying asleep rose 2.7%.
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Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It
11/15/2019
In a survey, researchers found that almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least "somewhat likely" to develop dementia. Yet few -- 5% -- said they had talked to their doctor about ways to lower their risk.
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Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study
11/15/2019
In the new study, researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine analyzed blood samples from six Juul users who were asked to puff on their device every 20 seconds for 10 minutes -- a total of 30 puffs.
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Are Vaping Bans the Way to Go?
11/15/2019
More and more states are trying to enact some type of ban on e-cigarettes -- but are meeting resistance.
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Apple Removes Vaping Apps From Store
11/15/2019
Apple said it's removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide -- a mix of stores, social networks, news and games.
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America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy
11/15/2019
Infants and toddlers are eating a lot of added sugars every day from foods like yogurt, snacks and fruit drinks.
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FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs
11/15/2019
The drugs include Dollar Tree's Assured Brand OTC drugs and other drug products sold by Dollar Tree Co., which operates stores under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar names.
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National Project Will Delve Into How Dogs Age
11/14/2019
The 40 researchers behind the Dog Aging Project want many of man's furry companions to be enrolled in a 10-year study of what helps canines live long, healthy lives.
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U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low, But Vaping Rises
11/14/2019
Just under 14% of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2018, a dramatic decline from the 42% adult smoking rate in 1965, according to researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients
11/14/2019
Overall, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance, according to the study published Nov. 8 in the journal Psycho-Oncology.
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Experimental Injection May Block Peanut Allergy
11/14/2019
Just one shot of an experimental antibody treatment allowed people with severe peanut allergy to eat about one peanut's worth of peanut protein two weeks later, the study found.
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Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out of Reach
11/14/2019
New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford.
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Personalized Vitamin Sites Grow Despite Doubts
11/14/2019
Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults used dietary supplements in 2018, up from 65% in 2009, according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
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Vaginal Birth, Breastfeeding Reduce Allergies, Asthma
11/14/2019
Vaginal delivery and breastfeeding lessen the number of new allergy and asthma cases in children up to the age of 18 years, according to new research.
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Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup
11/13/2019
The researchers noted that hiccuping is common among fetuses and newborns, and begins as early as nine weeks into pregnancy, CNN reported.
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Progress Made, But 'Superbugs,' Remain a Threat
11/13/2019
Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Nov. 13 in an update of its Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report.
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More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding
11/13/2019
The proportion of people who've tried to lose weight during the previous year increased to 42% in 2015-2016, up from 34% in 1999-2000, according to federal survey data.
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Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack
11/13/2019
People who suffered a heart health scare -- a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm -- had a more than sevenfold increased risk for subsequently developing cancer, compared to those with healthy tickers, researchers said.
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Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News
11/13/2019
There are positive trends, including the survival numbers: Compared with a decade ago, the five-year survival rate among lung cancer patients was 26% higher in 2015.
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