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Heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

Heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

May 2, Men at high risk for heart disease might reduce their “bad” cholesterol by eating a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, even if they don’t lose weight, a small new study suggests. The study included 19 men, aged 24 to 62, with metabolic syndrome, which means they had three or more major risk factors for heart […]

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Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

May 1 – Women with breast implants could run the risk of having breast cancer diagnosed at later stages, when survival might be worse, according to Canadian researchers. Breast implants can make it more difficult to diagnose breast cancer early because they block some areas of the breast on mammograms, experts say. “Women who currently […]

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Study finds Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men

Study finds Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men

May 1 – Smoking’s connection to cancer is well-established. Now, researchers say cigarettes increase the odds for developing colon cancer, especially for women. Women who’ve ever smoked have an almost 20 percent increased risk for colon cancer, compared with women who never smoked, according to the new study, published April 30 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers […]

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New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults

New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults

April 30, – The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that pregnant women and all people aged 15 to 65 be screened for HIV. The guidelines are now more in line with screening recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

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Paediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement

Paediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement

With the number of home births rising, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement on the practice that includes a recommendation that there be a caregiver who’s present solely to take care of the newborn. “Babies deserve the best care they can get,” said Dr. Kristi Watterberg, lead author of the statement […]

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Drugs can prevent severe migraines sometimes, but at a Cost

Drugs can prevent severe migraines sometimes, but at a Cost

People with severe or frequent migraines often turn to drugs to prevent them. But do the medications work? A new review of preventive treatments shows there is not much difference in the effectiveness of commonly prescribed drugs — they work for some people, in some cases. But there is wide variation in the amount and […]

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Kids’ Smoking Influences May Change Over Time

Kids’ Smoking Influences May Change Over Time

April 29, AP – Although their friends’ smoking behavior may hold less sway for teens over time, researchers said parents seem to remain influential over their children’s smoking behavior throughout high school. They suggested that smoking intervention programs focused on peer pressure to smoke would be more effective for students in middle (or junior high) […]

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Outbreak of measles: British parents queue for vaccines

Outbreak of measles: British parents queue for vaccines

April 28, AP – Since November, almost 1,000 people around the city have contracted measles, with children aged 10 to 18 affected the worst. Fears about the purported side effects once sent British parents running from vaccinations against measles. But now an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease in one city has brought them back […]

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Adding nuts to your diet is a healthy choice

Adding nuts to your diet is a healthy choice

April 27, AP – Researchers combined data from 31 trials conducted across the globe and found that on average, there was very little difference in changes in weight or waist measurements between people who were put on a normal or nut-supplemented diet. People can safely add a few nuts to their diet – or replace […]

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Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

April 27, Smokers and former smokers are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. Researchers analyzed data collected from 34,000 women, aged 54 to 89, in Sweden, 219 of whom had rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in the joints, resulting in swelling, stiffness, pain and reduced joint function. It can also […]

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