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FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products. Included in the proposed rule are updates on sunscreen safety, sun protection factor (SPF) requirements, and the effectiveness of insect repellent/sunscreen combinations. “The proposed rule that we issued today […]

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Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cases of cervical cancer, and the researchers determined that […]

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Eustachian Tube (Dysfunction)

Eustachian Tube (Dysfunction)

What should you know about Eustachian tubes? What are the Eustachian tubes? The Eustachian tube originates in the rear of the nose adjacent to the soft palate, runs a slightly uphill course, and ends in the middle ear space. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear space to the rear of the nose near the […]

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Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

What should you know about bleeding during pregnancy? What should you know about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy? Vaginal bleeding or spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy is relatively common. Some amount of light bleeding or spotting during pregnancy occurs in about 20% of pregnancies, and most of these women go on to have a […]

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Brain Condition CTE Seen in H.S. Football Players: Study

Brain Condition CTE Seen in H.S. Football Players: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Crippling brain injury from football can start early, even among high school players, a new study suggests. And its effects can last over time, even without additional head impacts, researchers report. Football players can develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after playing […]

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AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games

AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned — relaxed family time the day after coming home from the hospital following the birth […]

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Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Calls to U.S. poison control centers related to the herbal drug kratom have skyrocketed, increasing more than 50-fold in a matter of six years, a new study shows. Back in 2011, poison centers received about one call a month […]

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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects […]

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Fewer U.S. Doctor Are Facing Burnout

Fewer U.S. Doctor Are Facing Burnout

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For decades, U.S. doctors have battled the long hours and demanding schedules that often lead to “burnout.” But a new study brings welcome news, showing a slight decline in the numbers of physicians dealing with the issue. In the third of a series of […]