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Survey Two Thirds of Americans Plan to Get Flu Vaccine

Survey Two Thirds of Americans Plan to Get Flu Vaccine

New information from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases says that this year about 66% of all adult Americans intend to have a flu jab to protect themselves from any seasonal viruses. The survey also identifies that 70% of parents are planning to have their children vaccinated too. This matches the trend seen in recent [...]

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Surgery vs Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins

Surgery vs Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins have been suffered by many people over the years. They are uncomfortable, painful and unattractive and give feelings of pain, fatigue, swelling and itchiness. Hence, why treatment to remove varicose veins is commonplace. A new report, which was published in the medical journal, Archives of Dermatology, states that a new form of treatment [...]

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Hot Flashes Linked to Higher Cholesterol

Hot Flashes Linked to Higher Cholesterol

A study in which researchers investigated more than 3,000 women is shortly to be presented to the North American Menopause Society in Washington D.C. at its 22nd annual meeting. The study investigates the association between hot flushes and higher cholesterol levels in the blood and any outcomes indicated by the findings. In recent years some [...]

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An Irregular Heartbeat Causes an Increased Risk of Stroke

An Irregular Heartbeat Causes an Increased Risk of Stroke

The American Heart Association (AHA), in a recently released report, say that survey results indicate that of the 2.7 million people in the U.S. with an irregular heartbeat, 50% are unaware of the risks such a condition carries. The irregular heartbeat condition is also known as atrial fibrillation and is reported to increase the risk [...]

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Less Play Time Means More Troubled Kids

Less Play Time Means More Troubled Kids

Researchers in the U.S. have identified a disturbing trend in childhood behaviors. It has been found that children are not getting ‘out to play’ enough. Compared to fifty years ago children are being kept in much more and it has been found that parents today have much less time to play with their children. Peter [...]

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Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer

Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer

A new study offered some important findings to the American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, in Washington D.C. recently. It found that women with breast cancer appear to suffer different levels of stress. And that black and Hispanic women suffer more stress than their white counterparts. The researchers [...]

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Bed Bug Insecticides Causing Sickness Officials Warn

Bed Bug Insecticides Causing Sickness Officials Warn

The U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health have completed a report whose findings are published in the Sept. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report regarding bed bug infestations in recent years across the United States highlights that many people are becoming [...]

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Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

A new report which was recently published online before publication in the American Journal of Cardiology, states that smokers suffer heart attacks at an earlier age than non smokers. The report also points out that females are more likely to have complications after a heart attack. The study examined medical records at the University of [...]

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Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study, funded by the National Cancer Institute has identified that men who take 400 international units (IU) of vitamin E daily have an increased risk of developing prostrate cancer. This is bad news because for the last decade it has been believed that vitamin E supplements could reduce the risk of prostrate cancer. [...]

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Use of Antidepressants on the Rise in the US

Use of Antidepressants on the Rise in the US

Four Fold Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions Since 1988 A new federal report states that of all the people in the U.S. aged twelve or over, about 11% of them take antidepressants. The report also identified that many of the patients had not seen a mental health professional within the last year either. The report was [...]

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Does Fertility Treatment Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Does Fertility Treatment Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and In Vitro Fertilization – Are they Connected? Questions concerning fertility treatment and a link to breast cancer are frequently asked. And when E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic told the world that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer it seemed that there would be a new round of speculation about an [...]

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Healthier Diet, Stronger Sperm?

Healthier Diet, Stronger Sperm?

Two new studies which have recently been presented to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, have suggested an association between sperm quality and diet. Both studies have only been presented to a medical meeting, meaning that the data and findings should be treated as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed [...]

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Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Birth Defects more Common in Pregnant Women With High Blood Pressure High blood pressure during pregnancy is in the spotlight again due to a recently published report. The report which is published in the journal BMJ challenges previous research which has indicated that blood pressure medications known as ACE inhibitors increase the risk of an [...]

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Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity Diabetes Risk

Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity Diabetes Risk

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a report stating that females living in disadvantaged areas have a higher probability of developing type 2 diabetes or becoming obese than those who live in areas with less poverty. The research was conducted from 1994 until 1998, with a follow up in 2008 to 2010, and [...]

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Study testosterone may not treat Erectile Dysfunction

Study testosterone may not treat Erectile Dysfunction

Testosterone Supplements May Not work for Erectile Dysfunction and could be Risky The American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando, Florida was presented with findings from a report which has found that testosterone does not help men with erectile dysfunction. The study investigated a group of men, all 60 or older. The men had been [...]

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Social phobia in teens goes beyond shyness

Social phobia in teens goes beyond shyness

A new study examining shyness and social phobia was published online in advance of the print version in the medical journal Pediatrics. Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health investigated in excess of 10,000 teenagers throughout the U.S. in the national survey. All participants were aged between 13 and 18 years. Social phobia, [...]

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Today’s Americans are Living Longer than those of 10 Years Ago

Today’s Americans are Living Longer than those of 10 Years Ago

Mixed Results from the HealthyPeople initiative 2010 It has been found that Americans have extended their life expectancy by one year over the last decade. Carter R. Blakey, acting director of disease prevention and health promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. gave the news and added that [...]

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Older Women Maintain Libido, says Study

Older Women Maintain Libido, says Study

Study Finds Higher Sex Urges in Older Women A new large scale study has found that many post menopausal women are sexually active and happy with their sex lives. This is especially the case if they are married or in a steady relationship. The study was funded by the government as part of the Women’s [...]

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Why most of Us should eat fewer calories

Why most of Us should eat fewer calories

Eat Less and Get Healthy Almost 66% of the adult English population is overweight or obese and the reason for it is simple. People eat too much and do not do enough activities. New research has reinforced what most people can see on a daily basis, the majority of people are overweight or obese. The [...]

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Vitamins may lower risk of birth complication

Vitamins may lower risk of birth complication

Study Highlights Benefits of Daily Multivitamin Supplement – Lowers Risk of Preterm Births, Low Birth Weight and Neural Tube Birth Defects A new report, already seen online but soon to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that taking multivitamins may reduce some common risks associated with pregnancy. Many women are aware [...]

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