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Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

[ad_1] Radiation Use and ‘Low-Risk’ Prostate Cancers Upping the dosage didn’t alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and …

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Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Sit-Down Meals

[ad_1] Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Eating on the run might not be so bad after all: A new study finds diners consume more salt and cholesterol in sit-down restaurants …

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FDA Strengthens Warning on NSAIDs and Heart Risk

[ad_1] FDA Strengthens Warning on NSAIDs and Heart Risk July 10, 2015 — Popular painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen have carried warnings for years about potential risks of heart attacks and strokes. This week, the FDA decided to strengthen those warnings on the medications, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or …

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Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

[ad_1] Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age WebMD News from HealthDay By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young women who breast-feed may have healthier-looking arteries …

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Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

[ad_1] Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study Test performance declined noticeably in just two years WebMD News from HealthDay By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In as little as two years, people with type 2 diabetes may develop problems with …

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Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

[ad_1] Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims often experience an immediate deterioration in their ability to think and reason. But a …

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FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

[ad_1] 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 …

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FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18

[ad_1] FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18 By Megan BrooksMedscape Medical News 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 …

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Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

[ad_1] Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism? Study finds genes that determine eye color line up along ones tied to alcohol abuse WebMD News from HealthDay By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with blue eyes may be more likely …

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