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Who Gets Unneeded Antibiotics Most Often?

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Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some patients are more likely than others to get antibiotics they don’t need, new research shows. White adults and children, along with those who had private insurance and lived in urban areas, were more likely to receive …

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Beer for Better Bones?

Osteoporosis Medication Linked to Unusual Thigh Fractures

Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News Beer Is a Rich Source of Bone-Boosting Silicon, Study Finds By Jennifer Warner WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 8, 2010 — Drinking beer may be good for building more than just beer bellies. A new study …

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Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States

News Picture: Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents Listening?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of some 3,500 babies in the United States each year, but its toll is far heavier in some states than others, health officials report. “Despite continued updates and refinements to the …

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Medicare Cost-Saving Moves Can Backfire

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — After Medicare sweetened payments for simple office-based endoscopic procedures, doctors in one New York City practice performed many more in-office bladder biopsies, but the volume of hospital procedures stayed roughly the same, a new study finds. So, instead of saving …

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Driving May Be Risky Business on 4/20 Pot Holiday

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Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — America’s highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there’s an uptick in fatal traffic crashes on that evening, which for decades …

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Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Early Hip Fracture Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast cancer who take both tamoxifen and the antidepressant Paxil may increase their risk of dying because Paxil reduces tamoxifen’s effectiveness, Canadian researchers report. “Paxil can deprive women of the benefit of tamoxifen, especially when it is used …

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Thirdhand Smoke Creates Indoor Cancer Risk

Parenthood Offers Motivation to Quit Smoking

Lingering Tobacco Particles React With Common Indoor Air Pollutant to Form Cancer-Causing Compounds, Study Finds By Kelli Miller Stacy WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 8, 2010 — Taking a breath inside a smoker’s home or car could increase your risk of cancer, even if …

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New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed

For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds

Latest Mental Health News By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in more than a decade, the American Psychiatric Association has announced proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), long considered the “Bible” of psychiatry. Unlike …

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Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out

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Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, new research suggests one behavior can predict how strong a couple’s bond might be. The study of newlywed couples found that if either partner spent too much time looking at attractive …

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Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque Buildup — in Mice

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents’ intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved from lack of beta-secretase (BACE1), an enzyme …

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