Lung cancer rates ‘decrease with elevation,’ study finds

Lung cancer rates ‘decrease with elevation,’ study finds While essential to human life, a new study finds that aspects of oxygen metabolism may promote cancer. Breathe easy – could living in higher regions decrease risk of lung cancer? Lung cancer is responsible for 27% of all cancer deaths in the US, claiming an estimated 160,000 […]

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Senate Panel Passes Sweeping Bill Tightening Abortion-Clinic Regulations

Senate Panel Passes Sweeping Bill Tightening Abortion-Clinic Regulations A sweeping bill that would tighten regulations on abortion clinics passed a Senate panel Wednesday on a 5-3 vote along party lines. The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee approved the measure (SB 1722), sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland. The bill bans the sale and […]

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Opening Veins Does Not Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Opening Veins Does Not Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients 4.51333 Opening a Multiple Sclerosis patient’s veins, a procedure often referred to as “liberation treatment” does not improve patient outcomes, researchers from the University at Buffalo revealed. In some cases patients ended up with worse symptoms, the investigators added. They will present their findings at an “Emerging […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Raises Pregnancy Complications Risk

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Raises Pregnancy Complications Risk 4387 New research published on bmj.com this week claims that women with polycystic ovary syndrome (POS) are more likely to have problems with pregnancy even if they are undergoing fertility treatment. Approximately 5 to 15% of women who are of reproductive age suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, a […]

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Neuroscience of bullying: Why do some find it rewarding?

Neuroscience of bullying: Why do some find it rewarding? 4.5 A modern, progressive society has no place for bullying, yet it continues. Breaking research uncovers why some people might find unwarranted aggression so rewarding. New research shows how bullying activates reward circuits. Aggressive behavior is often a facet of psychiatric disorders. But it also readily […]

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Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery

Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery 5 In January 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration published a study in which they identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of commonly used dietary supplements. More than 2 years later, a new study led by a researcher from Harvard Medical School […]

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Over 1 Million Face Loss Of Food Aid Over Work Requirements

Over 1 Million Face Loss Of Food Aid Over Work Requirements A volunteer unloads donated baked goods at a food bank in Des Moines, Iowa. Food banks could become strained, as more than 500,000 people could lose food stamps in 22 states reinstating work requirements this winter. Associated Press More than 1 million low-income residents […]

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What is Prader-Willi syndrome? What causes Prader-Willi syndrome?

What is Prader-Willi syndrome? What causes Prader-Willi syndrome? 4.5452 Prader-Willi syndrome, also known as PWS is an uncommon genetic disorder (present at birth) in which seven genes (or subsets) on chromosome 15 are deleted or unexpressed. Patients with PWS may have physical, mental and behavioral problems – the main one being an unrelenting feeling of […]

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What is the A1C test? How does A1C relate to blood glucose?

What is the A1C test? How does A1C relate to blood glucose? 4.53 Anyone with diabetes will be familiar with finger-prick testing for monitoring blood glucose to see how well they are managing their disease. This kind of regular testing is essential for most people with diabetes, but what role does an occasional hemoglobin A1C […]

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FDA Warns About Using Codeine After Tonsillectomy

FDA Warns About Using Codeine After Tonsillectomy Medicines that contain codeine should not be used for pain relief in kids after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy (surgery removing the tonsils or adenoids), because there is a chance of serious side effects or possible death, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A new boxed […]

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