August 2014


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STDs May Change Stance on Circumcision
Study Affirms Circumcision Benefits -- Leaving Insurance, Doctors and Patients at Odds


Some doctors are calling for a slight change in America's thinking about circumcision after the latest -- and largest -- study in a series of investigations in Africa showed that circumcision may significantly reduce the risk of contracting herpes and HPV.

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Vertigo Linked to Osteoporosis


People with osteoporosis are much more likely to experience vertigo, an inner ear disorder that causes dizziness. This suggests a problem with calcium metabolism in vertigo sufferers, according to a new study.

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Diabetics, Older Patients Benefit From Heart Bypass


It may be a more invasive surgery, but new research shows heart bypass surgery leads to longer lives than angioplasty for specific groups of patients.

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Active ImageHealth Insurance Industry Offers To Phase Out Controversial Practice If All Americans Are Required To Get Coverage

The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems.

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Research: Diabetes Ups Alzheimer’s Risk
Damage May Start When Body Loses Ability To Regulate Blood Sugar


Diabetes can hurt the heart, the eyes and the kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.

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Can Peanut Allergy Be Cured By Peanuts?
Some Kids Now Allergy-Free Thanks To Tiny Amounts Of The Very Food That Endangered Them


Scientists have the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may be cured one day.

A few kids now are allergy-free thanks to a scary treatment - tiny amounts of the very food that endangered them.

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Finding Religion at the End of Life: Patients of Faith Seek Lifesaving Care
Study Shows Religion Often Guides Final Decisions


Having entered hospice care, Ruth Holt, 81, said her faith will not motivate her to seek more aggressive treatment for her terminal colon cancer.

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Active ImageSome Odd, Others Bizarre - These Items Are Not Just for Foodies Anymore

In the industry they're known as exotic or specialty produce, but consumers might think of these fruits and vegetables as unusual, uncommon or simply strange.

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Active ImageUS births break baby boom record, topping 4.3 million; 40 pct of babies born out-of-wedlock

Remember the baby boom? No, not the one after World War II. More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any other year in the nation's history — and a wedding band made increasingly little difference in the matter.

To read the full article US Births Break Record; 40 Pct out-of-Wedlock, click here.

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How Does My Risk For Heart Disease Change As I Get Older?

Our risk of heart disease increases every day as we age. The older you are, the higher your risk.

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Active ImageCheck the Neck for Heart Risk
New Study Shows Neck Width May Reveal If You're a Heart Attack Candidate


When a doctor determines your risk for heart disease, he or she might look at your weight, cholesterol level and blood pressure. But soon, they may also look at your neck.

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Less Salt Will Cut Heart Disease Rate
Study Shows Small Cutback in Salt Intake Will Reduce Heart Disease Cases


You'd better start reading the sodium amounts on food packages.

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Red or White: Could one Prevent Breast Cancer?


No matter if it is Merlot or Chardonnay, neither wine is going to decrease the risk for breast cancer. This is the conclusion of a new study that evaluates the effect of red versus white wine on breast cancer risk.

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Love Handles put Squeeze on Lungs


There’s yet another reason to eliminate love handles. A new study links abdominal obesity to decreased lung function. Excess weight around the waist is already associated with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other health problems collectively known as “metabolic syndrome.”

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Active ImageAre Prostate Cancer Tests Worth the Trauma?
Common Prostate Cancer Test Means Unneeded Treatment, Study Says; Some Docs Disagree


New research is adding fuel to a fiery debate over who should be  be screened for prostate cancer.

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Active ImageHow to Know When You're a Booze Hound
'Rethinking Drinking' Uses Interactive Tools to Warn Users of Their Alcohol Habits


Whether you're a college student prone to binge-drinking or a professional who regularly drinks a glass of wine with dinner, specialists are encouraging drinkers of all kinds to pause and consider whether their imbibing could be a precursor to alcoholism.

To read the full story Do You Drink Too Much? How to Know When You're a Booze Hound, click here.

Active ImageMore Men Are Urged to Take Drug Against Prostate Cancer

Millions of middle-aged American men who get tested regularly for prostate cancer but show no signs of the illness might benefit from taking a drug that substantially lowers their risk of getting the disease, according to new guidelines issued by two leading medical groups that treat prostate cancer.

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Small Changes Can Decrease Risk of Stroke

Making simple changes to your lifestyle could dramatically decrease your risk of having a stroke.

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Vitamin D and Fighting Cold & Flu?

A dose of vitamin D every day could be the trick to fight the common cold and cases of the flu.

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Active ImageDoctor-tested tips to help you breathe easier, sneeze less and sleep better

Allergies are the result of an immune system run amok. They develop when your immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance such as pollen, cat dander or dust.

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Active ImageHealth Guidelines Ignored Before Pregnancy

Study Shows Many Women Don't Follow Guidelines On Diet And Nutrition

Few women follow lifestyle and nutritional guidelines before becoming pregnant, even when pregnancy is contemplated to some degree, a new study shows.

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Active ImageSurvey Shows Smokers Would Quit To Protect Critters From Secondhand Smoke

Smokers are motivated to quit the habit to protect their pets from secondhand smoke, a new survey shows.

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Drink for Your Heart but Abstain for Cancer?

Large Study Shows Drinking a Few Times a Week Can Increase Your Risk for Some Cancers

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