August 2014


Active ImageGet To A Healthy Weight Before Pregnancy
Study: Babies Born To Overweight Mothers Have Greater Risk Of Premature Birth


Eating for two? New guidelines are setting how much weight women should gain during pregnancy - surprisingly little if they're already overweight.

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Drug Combos Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
Study: Risk Increases If Breast Cancer Survivors Use Certain Antidepressants With Tamoxifen


Breast cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen, worrisome new research shows.

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No Benefit From Surgery for Metastatic Colon Cancer
Chemotherapy Alone May Be Best for Most Patients, Research Suggests


Surgeons who plan to operate to remove the original tumors from patients with metastatic colon cancer might do well to put down their scalpels and rely on chemotherapy instead, according to a new study.

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Active ImageCT Lung Cancer Screening Leaves a Trail of False Positives
One in Three Scans May Incorrectly Indicate Cancer's Presence, New Study Says


A high-tech scanning technique that doctors hoped to use for fast, reliable lung cancer screening has turned out to do its job too well.

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Prostate cancer yet another worry for women
Male patients move on after cancer treatment, while wives keep agonizing


Women worry about a lot — their children, relationships, jobs, health, hair and so on. But new research out of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York has found that some women are worrying about something rather unexpected: prostate cancer.

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Cancer causes: Popular myths about the causes of cancer

Misconceptions about cancer causes can lead to unnecessary worry about your health. Find out whether there's any truth to these common myths about the causes of cancer.

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Active ImageThe Autopsy, a Search for Reassurance

My sister had barely taken her last breath when a nurse appeared in the doorway of her room in the intensive care unit and asked if our family wanted an autopsy.

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New Tool Predicts Alzheimer's?


A new tool may be able to predict whether you or a loved one are at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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Active ImageParents' Rights, Judges' Rules

In the battle between families and the courts over medical treatment for kids, who has the last word?

Last week, Daniel Hauser sat quietly in a Minneapolis courtroom while adults debated how to combat the Hodgkin's lymphoma that has invaded his body. Doctors wanted the 13-year-old boy to undergo chemotherapy and radiation. His parents were resisting: their religion advocated natural and homeopathic methods.

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A
nother Face Of Alcoholism
High-Functioning Alcoholics Live Seemingly Successful Lives While Drinking Heavily


The face of the alcoholism may not always be what you think. Twenty percent of people who have the disease, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, are actually educated, seemingly successful people.

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Active ImageStudy Shows Some Supplements May Affect the Impact of Exercise on Insulin Sensitivity

Taking antioxidant supplements -- specifically, vitamin C and vitamin E pills -- may dull one of the benefits of exercise, new research shows.

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Fighting Flab with Probiotics

That’s the take home message from Finnish researchers who studied the use of probiotics – also known as “good” bacteria -- in 256 pregnant women.

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Alzheimer’s Breakthrough?

MIT researchers who were previously able to reverse the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in mice have now identified the specific gene involved in the process.

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Whatever Your Complaint About UV Protectors, We've Got You Covered

Despite elegant new formulations and innovative packaging that makes sunscreen application a snap, too much skin is still going uncovered.

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Active ImageHealthier Alternatives to Salty Meals at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Salt: It's the not-so-secret ingredient in tasty treats like chicken fingers, onion rings and tomato juice.

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Hydroxycut Diet Aids Recalled After Warning


Federal drug regulators warned consumers Friday to stop using the popular Hydroxycut line of weight-loss products, citing reports of a death due to liver failure and other instances of serious health problems.

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Kidney Disease Linked to Cancer


Men with even moderate kidney disease may be at increased risk for certain cancers, including those of the lungs and urinary track.

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Active ImagePork is safe to eat, health officials say
Message comes a day after virus found in pigs on a farm in Canada


Pork, ham and sausages are safe to eat, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

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Active ImageEXCERPT: 'How Sex Works'
Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do


Have you ever wondered exactly what attracted you to your partner? Or why you act the way you do around the opposite sex?

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Mexico Plans to Lift Swine Flu Shutdown
Nationwide Shutdown on Schools, Businesses Appears Set to End; Some Fears Persist


Mexican officials announced today they would allow most nonessential businesses to reopen Wednesday, after it ordered them closed Friday after the deadly outbreak of the swine flu virus.

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