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Time to ‘Take the Risk of Scaring People’

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 25, 2020 — It’s past time to call the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic and “time to push people to prepare, and guide their prep,” according to risk communication experts. Medical messaging about containing or stopping the spread of the …

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Excess Sugar Intake Increases Risk Of Death Irrespective Of Your Weight: Study

Excess Sugar Intake Increases Risk Of Death Irrespective Of Your Weight: Study

Whether you are obese or not, eating excess sugar will prove harmful to your health, a recent study reveals. A new research in fruit flies indicates that high consumption of sugar may kill you irrespective of your body weight, and that the risk of early death is unrelated to metabolic …

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Worth the Risk? Researchers Are Conflicted

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — In the midst of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics are running out of masks. Healthcare workers are going online to beg for more, the hashtags #GetMePPE and #WeNeedPPE are trending on Twitter, and some hospitals …

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This Orange, Turmeric And Ginger Drink May Ward Off Risk Of Seasonal Flu

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Highlights Orange is packed with vitamin C Turmeric is a good source of antioxiants Ginger tea is a traditional remedy for cold Season change could be an overwhelming affair for many, especially those who aren’t particularly blessed with strong immunity. However, there are plenty of natural enforcements that could make …

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Who’s Most at Risk From Coronavirus?

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues its relentless spread around the world, the greatest worry has been for older people. But experts stress that age is not the sole determinant of risk for severe illness or death. …

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Millions in U.S. at Risk of Major COVID-19 Illness

Millions in U.S. at Risk of Major COVID-19 Illness

March 17, 2020 — More than 100 million Americans are at higher risk for serious illness if they get COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report. The report found that 105.5 million people in the U.S. are at high risk …

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For People With Hepatitis, Daily Aspirin Might Lower Liver Cancer Risk

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with hepatitis B or C are at greater risk for liver cancer, but a low-dose aspirin a day might significantly lower that risk, a new study suggests. Over a median of nearly eight years of follow-up, 4% of …

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Rising Number of Older Americans at Risk of Vision Loss

News Picture: Rising Number of Older Americans at Risk of Vision Loss

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the population ages, millions of older Americans are at risk of losing their sight, a new study warns. Between 2002 and 2017, the number at high risk for vision loss rose from 65 million to 93 million, according …

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

News Picture: Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Obesity increases the risk for colon cancer, but weight-loss surgery may bring the risk back to normal, French researchers report. People who are obese have a 34% higher risk of colon cancer than the general population, but any type …

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Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study

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Latest High Blood Pressure News By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke. …

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