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Prostate MRI scans both increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis

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In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers analyzed physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults. They conclude that increasing physical...
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Women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

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Alternative treatment for mild asthma

A large international study led by a Hamilton researcher has found a patient-centric treatment that works for people with mild asthma. People with mild asthma...
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Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients

A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like...
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Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in plant and seafood sources. If you don’t have high enough levels of omega-3s in your diet, it’s a...
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Extreme swings in blood pressure are deadly dangerous

Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study...
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How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

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Are the chemicals we encounter every day making us sick?

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What is hepatitis A and how can you get it from eating frozen fruit?

Seven people in New South Wales have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating imported frozen pomegranate seeds from Coles. Although still under investigation, the...
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Most heart attack patients forgo highly beneficial exercise therapy

Among more than 230,000 cardiac patients who had sustained a heart attack or undergone one of two common heart procedures, only 16 percent participated...
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Mothers protect their babies and teach them habits to stay healthy and safe as they grow. A new UCLA-led study shows that beneficial bacteria...
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How to measure your blood pressure correctly

To determine whether you have hypertension, a medical professional will take a blood pressure reading. How you prepare for the test, the position of your...
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Beat sleep apnea with anti-nausea drug

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