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Flu Vaccination Needed Again This Year

Flu Vaccination Needed Again This Year

Flu Vaccine Same as Last Year However Annual Vaccination is Still Recommended For only the fourth time in 25 years flu vaccination composition has remained the same for two consecutive seasons. The vaccine used last year and this year protects those vaccinated from the same three variants of influenza. But even if you were vaccinated [...]

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Children in Hospital could get up to 35 Different Drugs in a Week

Children in Hospital could get up to 35 Different Drugs in a Week

A recent study, which was funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics has found that children in hospital can receive high amounts of drugs. The study is in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and is published online. Those most likely to receive [...]

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Menthol Cigarettes Make it Harder to Quit

Menthol Cigarettes Make it Harder to Quit

A new study, which appears in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, states that menthol cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking. The study also says that blacks and Peurto Ricans have the most difficulty when trying to stop. The study was carried out by researchers from Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the UMDNJ-School [...]

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Sex Hormones from Smoking can Increase Risk of Disease

Sex Hormones from Smoking can Increase Risk of Disease

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has identified that older women have increased levels of sex hormones if they are smokers. The researchers believe that their findings clarify what happens to the body when the person is smoking and how it influences the amount of risk of someone developing [...]

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Moderate and Regular Alcohol Intake can be Good for You

Moderate and Regular Alcohol Intake can be Good for You

A recent study indicates that some alcohol can be good for you. The report, carried out by researchers from Harvard Medical School, has found that middle aged (age 58) women who drank one alcoholic drink a day were 20% more likely to be free of disease at age 70 than non drinkers. The study identified [...]

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Smokers Numbers Drop in U.S.

Smokers Numbers Drop in U.S.

The number of adults smoking in the U.S. has continued to drop, however after a one year stall the rate of decline is now much slower than before. For the last forty years the number of American smokers had dropped according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has also been identified [...]

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Some Breast Cancers Respond to Early Chemo

Some Breast Cancers Respond to Early Chemo

A new study states that some breast cancer patients respond better to chemotherapy before any other treatment is given. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, as it is known, has been found to be effective if the patient has the BRCA1 gene mutation. The study investigated 317 patients suffering from breast cancer in varying stages whose treatment started with [...]

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Mental Health Issues Too Common

Mental Health Issues Too Common

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that about 50% of all Americans, at some stage in their lives, will experience some form of psychiatric problem. This problem could include any of the following issues; depression, suicide, post traumatic stress disorder or paranoia. Presently many people do not get [...]

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Fad Diets Do Not Work

Fad Diets Do Not Work

Over the years many fad diets have came and went and many of them did make people lose weight. But how many of those people kept the weight off? There are some tips below on how to trim the pounds and how to remain at your new healthier weight. We also point out that dieting [...]

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Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients

Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology has published an online report which says that people with chronic heart disease can improve their quality of life by doing exercise that strengthens their small muscles. According to the report the training on small muscles enhances oxygen flow leading to an improved quality of life. The [...]

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Drinking Is on the Rise Among US Women

Drinking Is on the Rise Among US Women

A new review of previous studies is soon to be published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The review addressed 31 earlier studies and investigated how age and gender influenced our drinking habits. It identified that in the United States problem drinking in women is on the increase. Because women are drinking almost [...]

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Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments

Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments

New genetic variants related to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease have recently been discovered by scientists from the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins. The recently discovered 29 DNA sequence variants add to the already discovered 300 or so genes related to cardiovascular diseases. The researchers believe that the new research will [...]

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Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breastfeeding?

Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breastfeeding?

A new study indicates that it is the number of times that a woman is pregnant which causes sagging breasts, it is not whether breastfeeding occurs or not. The study, conducted by researchers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has not yet been presented to any peer reviewed journal and as such findings [...]

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Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes

Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes

Genes may have input to Optimism and Self-Esteem Findings recently published online in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences appear to explain why some people’s glass is always half full, while other folk’s glass is always half empty. If you always look on the bright side it may be that you have lots [...]

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Barley Flour Pasta Cuts Risk of Heart Disease

Barley Flour Pasta Cuts Risk of Heart Disease

A new report which was recently published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry looks like giving lots of spaghetti lovers some good news. It has been found by researchers from Spain and Italy that pasta made from barley flour may cut the chance of developing heart disease. Because barley is [...]

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Experimental Gene Therapy May Control HIV

Experimental Gene Therapy May Control HIV

Researchers say the next big step in HIV treatment is with mutant genes Findings were presented to the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy which may give hope that a ‘functional cure’ is possible for HIV patients. It was reported that a gene based ‘functional cure’ for HIV is a step closer and [...]

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One Heart Attack Patient in Three Must Wait to be Treated

One Heart Attack Patient in Three Must Wait to be Treated

Dr. Timothy D. Henry, director of research at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and his colleagues have recently published a report relating to treatment delays for heart attack patients. The report is in the current issue of the medical journal Circulation. One of the findings showed that over 33% [...]

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Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer

Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has provided preliminary findings that suggest that drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes may increase the risks of several types of cancer and pancreatitis. The study was published in the medical journal Gastroenterology and was carried out by a team from theLarry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at the University of [...]

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More Support for Diabetes Being Associated with Dementia

More Support for Diabetes Being Associated with Dementia

A Japanese study which was conducted from 1998 until 2003 has found that people with diabetes run a significantly higher risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease than people without diabetes. This work supports earlier research which identified the link between the two conditions. The study has recently been published in the medical journal Neurology. [...]

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High Levels of BPA Found in Children’s Canned Foods

High Levels of BPA Found in Children’s Canned Foods

Researchers looking into the amounts of a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) found in canned foods specifically marketed towards children has found that some of the major players in the industry have higher levels of the chemical than the government recommendations. Bisphenol A is potentially hazardous chemical, which with repeated exposure has been linked to [...]

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