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Self-Controlled Mammograms: Less Pain, Same Image

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:05

When women control the pressure on their own breasts during a mammogram, they can tolerate more compression, a new study shows.

Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:29

In Nebraska last month, an American man was monitored for possible exposure to Ebola following a trip to Africa.

Study: Leave Benign Ovarian Cysts in Place

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:20

Researchers now believe that most women with non-cancerous ovarian cysts can simply be monitored over time, instead of having invasive surgery to remove the growths.

Trump's Goal of No New HIV Cases by 2030 Is Possible, Health Officials Say

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:15

Federal health officials Wednesday outlined how they plan to achieve the goal of no new HIV cases in the U.S. by 2030, announced by President Donald Trump in Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address.

Study: MS Drug Costs Spike After Medicare Change

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:15

Medicare rule changes last year were meant to reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs through increased discounts from brand-name drug manufacturers.

After Opioids, Benzodiazepine Use Raises Concern

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:40

There was a 570% increase in substance abuse treatment admissions with both benzodiazepine and prescription opioid abuse from 2000 to 2010, according to a 2016 study.

Could Smoking a Little Pot Raise Sperm Levels?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:16

Men who've smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who've never given it a try, a new study reports.

Six Deaths Blamed on Faulty Defibrillator

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:58

The Stryker company sells the LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators and reports that the it has received 58 complaints of devices freezing after delivering its electric shock.

Why Are More Americans Using Medical Marijuana?

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:15

Of the licensed medical marijuana patients, 85.5 percent said they were seeking treatment for an evidence-based condition, with chronic pain accounting for 62 percent of qualifying conditions, according to a new study.

Fish Oil Supplements: A Fish Tale or a Good Catch?

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:30

Are fish oil supplements an easy way to help your heart, joints and brain, or are they 21st century snake oil products? The truth may be somewhere in the middle.

Groom Rises From Wheelchair to Dance With Bride

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:23

A groom rises from his wheelchair to dance with his bride.

Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:15

The use of inflammation-suppressing drugs known as biologics appeared to be linked with a slowed buildup of fatty plaques in arteries in a recent study.

Women's Brains May Age More Slowly Than Men's

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:15

Researchers wanted to see if they could predict someone’s age based on the way that their brain used fuel, or metabolism. On average, women appeared to be younger than men in terms of brain age.

Long-Term Birth Control Surged After 2016 Vote

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:15

In the study, the rate of American women seeking intrauterine devices, implants or other forms of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) shot up by nearly 22 percent during the month after the 2016 presidential election.

Study: Prisons Need More Stop-Smoking Programs

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:15

Many smokers who had tried to quit said it had been a year or more since their last attempt, and most who did quit relapsed within a year. Most inmates who quit did so without treatment.

IVF Tied to Heightened Odds for Pregnancy Complications

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:15

Researchers found that the women who received infertility treatment, especially in vitro fertilization, were about 40 percent more likely to have a severe pregnancy complication compared with women who gave birth without any treatment.

Too Many Kids Using Too Much Toothpaste, CDC Says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:46

The poll of parents found that 40 percent of children aged 3 to 6 used a brush that was full or half-full of toothpaste, rather than the recommended pea-sized amount, the Associated Press reported

Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:15

Researchers found that people with depression showed differences in specific groups of gut bacteria. And those with higher concentrations of certain other gut bugs generally reported better mental well-being.

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise in Young Adults

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:15

In the study, the cancer incidence increases were particularly severe in six of the 12 obesity-related cancers: colon, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas, and multiple myeloma -- a bone marrow cancer.

Having a Primary Doc Boosts All Your Healthcare

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:15

Adults with a primary care doctor were more likely to receive colonoscopy or mammography. They also received more diagnostic and preventive tests, such as flu vaccination and blood pressure checks.

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