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Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

Differences in insurance are a major reason why black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in the United States, a new study contends. "We found that differences in insurance explained one-third of the total excess risk of death in non-elderly black women compared to white women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, while...

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States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study

State laws that mandate a waiting period before gun purchases were associated with roughly 36 fewer gun homicides per year in that state, new research shows. "We show that waiting periods, which don't limit anyone's right to own a gun, have a large impact on gun deaths," said study co-author Deepak Malhotra, a professor at Harvard Business School. Seventeen...

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1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV

Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection is most likely for those who have had multiple oral sexual partners, are gay or bisexual, or who also have genital HPV infection, a...

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Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder

A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say. The workout -- called the abdominal hypopressive technique -- (AHT) is a breathing and "posture-correcting" approach widely known and used in North America, South America and Europe, said a team of European researchers. With AHT, patients...

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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 whole grains,...

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Go Fish!

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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Homework as a Character-Builder

Homework may do more than reinforce lessons that students learn in school each day. New research from Germany suggests it may have a positive effect on children's character, helping them become more conscientious. "Our results show that homework is not only relevant for school performance but also for personality development, provided that students...

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Health Tip: Avoid Baby Sleep Positioners

-- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning parents against the use of baby sleep positioners. While these products may purport to prevent an infant from rolling, the products can lead to suffocation, the FDA says. To help keep baby safe, the agency suggests: Avoid infant sleep positioners of any kind. Do not use pillows, blankets, sheets,...

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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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