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Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb Prostate Cancers
2/14/2020
The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but it found that statins, taken alone or with metformin, did seem associated with an increase in survival.
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Rethinking Milk: Science Takes On the Dairy Dilemma
2/14/2020
Dairy products are rich in calcium and protein, and they have long been promoted as important for helping kids grow and helping kids and adults build and maintain strong bones. Now a new study questions whether diary deserves its health halo.
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Will Brushing, Flossing Protect Against Stroke?
2/14/2020
Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings indicate.
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More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?
2/14/2020
During the 2012-2013 phase of the ongoing study, more than 5,700 participants were asked how many sexual partners they'd had during their lives. Researchers compared their answers to self-reported diagnoses of cancer.
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Diet Drug Belviq Withdrawn Due to Cancer Risk
2/14/2020
The FDA asked the maker of weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) to take it off the market after a clinical trial showed an association with an increased risk of cancer.
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Is Sunny Outlook the Best Rx for Stroke Recovery?
2/13/2020
Stroke survivors who had positive outlooks showed lower levels of inflammation, reduced stroke severity and fewer physical impairments after three months compared to more pessimistic stroke survivors, the researchers found.
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Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb
2/13/2020
They found rates were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in whites. Surprisingly, the rate in Asian/Pacific Islanders rose faster than in all other racial ethnic groups.
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'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide
2/13/2020
The statistics raise the question of whether traditional norms about masculinity could play some role, said lead researcher Daniel Coleman.
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As Liquor Stores Close, Murder Rates Decline
2/13/2020
Previous research has found that 50% of violent crime is associated with access to alcohol, the authors noted.
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Quarantined for Coronavirus: What It's Like
2/13/2020
Yanjun Wei describes what it's like living in quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in California with her two small children.
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Fewer American Families Weighed Down by Medical Bills
2/12/2020
The percentage of families who had problems paying medical expenses in the previous year declined from about 20% in 2011 to 14% in 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
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Consumers Waste Twice as Much Food as Experts Thought
2/12/2020
New research shows the level of waste to be twice as high as previously believed.
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Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
2/12/2020
Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by about 10%, said researchers.
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Golf May Be a Recipe for Longevity
2/12/2020
Researchers followed nearly 5,900 adults, 65 and older, for 10 years and found that those who were regular golf players (at least once a month) were more than 8% less likely to die from any cause than non-golfers, CNN reported.
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Were You Born in an H1N1 Flu Year or an H3N2? It Matters
2/12/2020
Knowing who is at a higher risk each year could help tailor pandemic and epidemic planning, the researchers say.
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Antibody Found That May Help Autoimmune Disorders
2/12/2020
The investigators identified the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in their study of 535 children with central nervous system demyelinating disorders and encephalitis.
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Chemicals in Mom-to-Be's Makeup Impact Kid's Weight
2/11/2020
Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in cosmetics and body care products. A number of studies have suggested that parabens mimic estrogens in the body and may disrupt the normal function of hormones.
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Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients' Painkillers: Study
2/11/2020
In a survey of 371 hospices, 31% reported at least one case in which drugs were taken from a patient in the past 90 days. The thieves were most often relatives.
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U.S. Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Over Two Decades
2/11/2020
Deaths from heroin overdoses also jumped, from just under 2,100 deaths in 2002 to more than 15,000 deaths in 2018, according to background information in the study.
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Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested
2/11/2020
Close to 15% of HIV infections in the United States are undiagnosed, but the undiagnosed rate is more than 3.5 times higher (51%) among 13- to 24-year-olds, according to the study authors.
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Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of False Memories
2/11/2020
A false memory is one that didn't actually occur or one that differs from the way an event actually happened, often influenced by suggestions from other people.
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Budding Altruists? Tots Give Up Food for Others
2/11/2020
Researchers tested nearly 100 19-month-olds and found that even when they were hungry, many retrieved a piece of fruit dropped by someone they didn't know and offered it to them.
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General Anesthesia Ups Postpartum Depression Risk
2/11/2020
Compared with local anesthesia, general anesthesia was associated with a 54% increased odds of postpartum depression, and a 91% higher risk of suicidal thoughts or self-inflicted injury.
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Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids
2/10/2020
A number of drugs are used to prevent migraines, but treatment of youngsters has largely been based on the results of adult studies, the international team of researchers pointed out.
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Puberty in Girls Starting Earlier and Earlier
2/10/2020
The age of breast development -- which represents the first clinical sign of female puberty -- has declined an average three months per decade between 1977 and 2013, according to analysis of data combined from 30 different studies.
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