FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks July 6, 2015 — About 21 million Americans have used prescription heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors to help ease pain and discomfort after they eat. But does that help come at a price? A recent study found that the drugs, also known as PPIs, are linked to a […]

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FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks July 6, 2015 — About 21 million Americans have used prescription heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors to help ease pain and discomfort after they eat. But does that help come at a price? A recent study found that the drugs, also known as PPIs, are linked to a […]

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Regular Mammograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’ of Breast Cancer

Mammograms May Cause Breast Cancer ‘Overdiagnosis’ By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more small tumors and […]

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Home Care for Hives (Urticaria)

Chronic Hives: What You Can Do at Home Hives are itchy and uncomfortable. When you have chronic hives, you deal with them for weeks at a time with no end in sight. Your goal is to find relief, even just in the short term. Medications help, but lifestyle changes can make you more comfortable, too. […]

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FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18

FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18 July 2, 2015 — The FDA is investigating the safety of using medicines containing codeine to treat coughs and colds in children younger than 18, because of the potential for serious problems like slowed or difficult breathing. Children, especially those who already have breathing problems, may […]

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Tips to Deal With Hepatitis C Fatigue

Tips to Deal With Hepatitis C Fatigue When you have hepatitis C, being tired — really tired — can be a fact of life. But there are ways you can boost your energy. Here, three people who have experience with fatigue from the disease share their tips. Can I Get Hepatitis C From Sex? The […]

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How to Be Smart About Sex With Hepatitis C

How to Be Smart About Sex With Hepatitis C When you have hepatitis C, there’s a chance you can spread the disease during sex. So have an honest chat with your partner about it.  You can work together to have a safe love life. Here’s how. Understanding Hepatitis C — Diagnosis and Treatment Because hepatitis […]

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Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

Your Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling: CDC By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United States […]

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Migraine’s Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Migraines and Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests. Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic […]

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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found. The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about […]

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