Fewer in U.S. Smoke, but Death Toll Continues

Fewer in U.S. Smoke, but Death Toll Continues By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news and bad news on smoking: Rates of smoking in the United States have tumbled to new lows, but health officials still estimate that four out of every 10 cancers is linked to […]




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Is an HIV Cure Possible?

Is an HIV Cure Possible? Researchers remain hopeful that they’re heading in the right direction to finding a cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Right now, it’s still out of reach. But the unusual cases of three people may hold clues. Perhaps the best known is the “Berlin patient,” Timothy Ray Brown. He’s […]




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Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night’s Sleep

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you’re in need of a good night’s sleep, it might be wise to give your smartphone a rest from time to time. New research suggests that the light from smartphones, especially before bedtime, may affect how long and well you sleep. During the month-long study, participants used […]




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Interactive Feature Test

Qanta Ahmed, MD, sleep specialist at the Winthrop-University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center in Mineola, N.Y. Shelby Harris, PsyD, C.BSM, director of the behavioral sleep medicine program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Tracey Marks, MD, Atlanta-based psychiatrist and psychotherapist specializing in the interplay between mind and body and […]




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New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief

New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High-frequency electrical stimulation of the spinal cord may relieve severe chronic back pain more effectively than conventional low-frequency stimulation, a new study finds. In initial testing, the device — called the Senza system — reduced leg […]




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Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy

The new findings, published in the December issue of Obstetrics Gynecology, are based on records of maternal deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012. They included both deaths during pregnancy or in the year afterward. Overall, 63 women died of suicide or a drug overdose — considered either accidental or “undetermined.” The most commonly detected […]




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Workplace Bully

Workplace Bully A co-worker who “forgets” to share important information, a clique that spreads gossip, or a boss who humiliates subordinates are definitions of a hostile work environment. Along with intimidation, threats, and sabotage, they are also examples of workplace bullying. “It’s a form of workplace harassment that has a profound effect on the target,” […]




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Name Game: Natural Beauty Products Explained

Take a walk down any beauty aisle and you’ll see labels boasting “natural,” “organic,” and “eco-friendly” ingredients. With more and more so-called “green” options on the market, you might wonder if these products are safer or offer more benefits than their traditional counterparts. Before you invest in these products, read what our experts have to […]




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Suicide Kills More Middle Schoolers Than Crashes

Suicide Kills More Middle Schoolers Than Crashes Nov. 4, 2016 — Middle school students in the United States are now just as or more likely to die from suicide as from traffic crashes, a federal government study says. In 2014, there were 425 suicide deaths among children ages 10-14 nationwide, while 384 children in that […]




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Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obese patients who swallowed balloon capsules that helped them eat less lost an average of 15 pounds, roughly two times more weight than patients who just dieted and exercised, researchers report. The capsule was inflated with gas via a catheter when it reached the stomach. As many as […]




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Sunday’s Time Change a Mixed Bag

SUNDAY, Nov. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When the clocks were turned back one hour this morning, many welcomed the extra sleep. But some will feel sluggish for the first few days after the time change. And, new research indicates that others will be at higher risk for depression during the darker months of winter. […]




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What Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

No matter how comfortable you are with your gynecologist, you still may be unsure about some things, like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment, and how to best prepare for an exam. Here are top tips from gynecologists on how to make the most of your visits and your relationship […]




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