Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

Tweet Flavored Cigs Still Popular Online Despite Ban By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine monitored certain online...
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Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

Tweet Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers June 29, 2015 — Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers. Some of the drugs, known as immunotherapy, have already been approved to treat several cancers, including advanced melanoma and a type of lung cancer. Studies have shown they can help treat not only tumors such...
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Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Tweet Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 percent lower in neighborhoods...
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South Korea Box Office: Local War Drama ‘Northern Limit Line’ Topples ‘Jurassic World’

Tweet Northern Limit Line debuted at No. 1 in the South Korean box office from June 26-28, stopping Jurassic World from dominating the charts for another consecutive week. Distributed by Next Entertainment World (NEW), Northern Limit Line dominated 40.4 percent of the weekend market share, earning a total $9.9 million according to the Korean Film Council’s KOBS database. The maritime actioner...
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Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Tweet Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy — best known for treating “the bends” in scuba divers — experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found. Brain scans of...
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California Caps What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs. Will Other States Follow?

Tweet continued… Eventually, Lawrence got financial aid from a nonprofit to help him cover his out-of-pocket costs. Every morning at 10 a.m., he stood over his bathroom sink and swallowed two capsules. “I’d go, ‘There’s one thousand. And there’s another thousand,’” he said. Health advocates hear scenarios like this all the time from patients with a range of chronic conditions,...
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Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

Tweet Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Also Ease Vitiligo By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo. Vitiligo is characterized by a disfiguring...
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Can the ‘Chemical Soup’ We Live in Cause Cancer?

Tweet Can the ‘Chemical Soup’ We Live in Cause Cancer? June 24, 2015 — Researchers have been testing individual chemicals for years to see if they can cause cancer.  Now, a groundbreaking new report suggests scientists should also be looking at how low doses of chemicals considered safe on their own might cause cancer when mixed together. “We’re swimming in this chemical soup …...
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Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Tweet Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson’s Disease By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds. National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers looked at information...
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Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer’s Risk

Tweet Memory, Thinking Tests: Hints to Alzheimer’s Risk? By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. Low scores on such tests could serve as a “red flag” for the progressive brain disease up to 18...
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