Women Diabetics’ Cancer Risk Higher than Men’s

Tweet FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The increased risk of cancer in people with diabetes is higher for women than men, a new study finds. Previous research identified the link between diabetes and cancer risk, but this study looked at whether that risk differs between men and women. The takeaway: Among people with diabetes, women have a 6 percent higher risk of cancer than men, the...
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FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot

Tweet FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Synthetic marijuana products contaminated with an ingredient found in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations in the United States recently, federal health officials report.         The contaminant — a blood thinner called brodifacoum — can cause severe bleeding and has been found in synthetic marijuana...
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Bayer to Halt Sales of Essure Birth Control Implant

Tweet Do I Have a Yeast Infection or Something Else? By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Amid lawsuits and plummeting sales for its Essure birth control device, drug giant Bayer announced Friday that it would cease U.S. sales of the product by the end of 2018. “This decision is based on a decline in U.S. sales of Essure...
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Report: Fewer US Teens Using Drugs, Alcohol

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Over the last four decades, more American teenagers have decided to say no to drugs and alcohol, a new report shows. “There has been a steady increase in the proportion of students graduating high school who report never having tried alcohol, marijuana, tobacco or any other drugs,”...
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Summer Safety: Saltwater A Lethal Threat to Dogs

Tweet July 19, 2017 — For Christopher Taylor, Monday, July 9, was supposed to be a fun day in the sun with his Labrador retriever, O.G. After a day full of classes and studying, Taylor took O.G. to Honeymoon Island, a dog-friendly beach in central Florida. “He was like any other Lab. He loved to play in the water, loved people, and was a big old goofball,” Taylor told WebMD. “We were swimming...
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90

Tweet CDC: Investigation Notice, July 19, 2018. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20180719/salmonella-outbreak-linked-to-raw-turkey-sickens-90?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Study: Adults Raised By Lesbians Are All Right

Tweet By Amy Norton                  HealthDay Reporter         WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young adults raised by lesbian moms show the same mental well-being as those who grew up with heterosexual parents, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the July 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, come from the largest, longest-running...
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Supplement May Ease Sickle Cell Pain

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An FDA-approved supplement reduces episodes of severe pain in people with sickle cell disease, a new clinical trial shows. Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients’ number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared...
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U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a...
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Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise

Tweet Dana Bowman, Lindsborg, KS. Laura McKowen, North Shore, MA. Deidra Roach, MD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD. Tim Slade, PhD, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Australia. Aaron White, PhD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Fact Sheet.  National Institute...
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