Colon Cancer’s Location May Be Factor in Survival

Colon Cancer’s Location May Be Factor in Survival By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient’s survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may […]

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Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning If you’re like most parents, you probably figure once your child is done swimming or playing in the water, his risk of drowning is over. But “dry” and “secondary” drowning can happen hours after he’s toweled off and moved on to other things. There are steps you can take to […]

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Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are “resistant” to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent […]

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A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cutting junk food from kids’ diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that’s a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations […]

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A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cutting junk food from kids’ diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that’s a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations […]

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Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2015

Public Access to Genetic Tests Made Easier by FDA Feb. 20, 2015 — Americans will soon have easier access to DNA screening tests for serious genetic disorders that can be inherited by their children. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said no preliminary review will be required before companies can sell what are […]

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Measles Can Rob a Child’s Sight, Doctors Warn

Measles Can Rob a Child’s Sight, Doctors Warn By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it’s a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the […]

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What You Should Know About ‘Superbug’ CRE

What You Should Know About ‘Superbug’ CRE Feb. 20, 2015 — The ”superbug” infection at the heart of an outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles is sometimes called “the nightmare bacteria” because it’s so resistant to antibiotics. Two deaths at the California medical center are linked to the bacteria, known as […]

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U.S. Dietary Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies. And don’t worry about having an egg and an extra cup of coffee with your breakfast. These […]

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Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked

Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked Feb. 20, 2015 — People with mild cognitive impairment may be more likely to one day get dementia if they also have diabetes, depression, or low levels of the B vitamin folate, researchers say. They also found that people who eat a Mediterranean-style diet have lower risks. Mild cognitive […]

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