Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

Breast Reconstruction May Mean Multiple Surgeries By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds. Among nearly 4,000 women studied, 88 percent had at least two breast reconstruction operations, 65 percent had more than two, and […]

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Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With food, seeing it is eating it, a new study suggests. People who keep food in plain sight around the house are more likely to be obese, researchers report, while low self-esteem is another risk factor. “Self-esteem is important because when adults don’t feel good about themselves, there […]

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Dropping One Sugary Soda a Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk: Study

Dropping 1 Sugary Soda a Day May Cut Diabetes Risk By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds. The good news, the researchers said, […]

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Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy vs Full Breast Removal By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found. “Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically safe […]

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Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests. The researchers […]

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Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear

Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear May 1, 2015 — Many women were raised on the mantra “Pap smear once a year.” But for women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should be enough, according to advice from the American College of Physicians […]

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Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes ‘Safer’ Than Regular Cigarettes

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigs ‘Safer’ By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What’s more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. And fewer […]

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New Drug Kybella Zaps Double Chin: FAQ

Apr. 30, 2015 — A shot that dissolves fat will offer people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery. The FDA approved the new drug, called Kybella, on Wednesday. It will be available in cosmetic surgeons’ and dermatologists’ offices in June. Here’s what you need to know. What is […]

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UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat

UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat April 29, 2015 — If you’ve ever had one (or a dozen) urinary tract infections, you might not be surprised to learn that they’re the most common bacterial infections in the United States. What you might not know is that doctors are running out of oral antibiotics to treat […]

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The Link Between Adult ADHD and Risky Behavior

ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults If someone you care about has ADHD, you might have noticed her acting in certain ways that upset you, other people, or even herself. Her actions could be linked to ADHD. Not every adult with ADHD has risky behavior, but many do. Why? Research shows that people with ADHD […]

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