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Health Tip: 5 Suggestions to Promote Healthy Aging

-- Today's lifestyle choices can help prevent or delay age-related health problems well into the future. The NIH offers these five suggestions: Be active for at least 30 minutes a day. Make exercise a consistent part of your life. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Opt for foods that are low in added sugars, saturated fats and salt. Choose...

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Benefits of Eating Seafood

Seems like there's no end to the list of benefits from eating seafood. Ounce for ounce, you get more protein and less fat and fewer calories from most fish and shellfish. And there are heart-health benefits as well as weight-loss ones. But just how can you get more seafood in your diet if you've never been a fan? Here are easy ideas you can try right...

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Health Tip: Relieve Ear Pressure While Flying

-- The feeling of pain or popping in your ears during a flight is a common reaction to altitude-related changes in cabin air pressure. The air in the middle ear passes to the Eustachian tube. This connects the nose with the middle ear and allows your body to maintain a proper balance of air pressure on both sides of the ear drum. The National Sleep...

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Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?

Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests. High-risk breast lesions are abnormal cells found in a breast biopsy. These lesions pose a challenge to doctors and patients. The cells in such lesions aren't normal, but they're not cancerous...

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Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found. High-magnitude head impacts most often involve positions such as quarterback, running back and linebacker as those players sprint across an open field, Virginia Tech...

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers

Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests. The researchers examined medical data compiled by health insurance and health care delivery systems in the western United States, including Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado. The...

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Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

An injectable class of diabetes medication -- called glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1 -- might one day be available in pill form, research suggests. Based on the results of a global phase 2 clinical trial, the study authors reported a significant drop in blood sugar levels for people on the oral medication, and no significant increase in low blood...

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Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?

Men who receive blood donated by previously pregnant women may face an increased risk of death following the transfusion, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. Males transfused with blood from a woman with a history of pregnancy appear to be 13 percent overall more likely to die in coming years, compared with those who received blood from another...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Air Pollution Exposure in Womb Could Shorten Lives: Study Babies exposed to air pollution in the womb may have shorter lives, new research suggests. Researchers examined 641 mother-child pairs and found that exposure to air pollution during pregnancy...

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Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

Farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests. "We knew from our previous work that preschool and kindergarten children with uncorrected farsightedness have decreased early literacy, and this new study shows that there are even more deficits...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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