E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

E-Cigs Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds. Even though they “smoke” e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they have fewer cravings and are less likely […]

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E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study. Researchers checked cilantro, basil and parsley from almost 50 vendors from 13 farmers markets […]

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Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study

Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study Dec. 19, 2014 — More than half of Dr. Oz’s recommendations are contradicted or not supported by medical research, a new study says. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an extremely popular talk show host who dispenses health advice to millions of viewers, but he’s been widely criticized […]

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CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states. Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, […]

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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class […]

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Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Your Balance on One Leg Your Stroke Risk Linked By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you can’t balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest. Difficulty standing on one leg may indicate that small strokes or […]

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Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Low-Fat Diet May Up Some Breast Cancer Survival By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research. The low-fat diet seemed particularly helpful for early stage breast cancer patients with so-called […]

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Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Test May Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says. The research, presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer […]

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Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA

Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA Dec. 12, 2014 — The antipsychotic medicine Geodon (ziprasidone) and generic versions of the drug can cause a rare, dangerous skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency has ordered that ziprasidone’s label carry a […]

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Brain Training Goes to School

Brain Training Goes to School Dec. 11, 2014 — Kristy Lea was searching for a way to help her 5-year-old son improve his ADHD, and she wanted to reserve medication as a last resort. At the recommendation of her son’s occupational therapist, she decided to try a cognitive training program from Cogmed. “It was another […]

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