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No Needle Prick: Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells in Blood

No Needle Prick: Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells in Blood

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring a melanoma patient’s progress is challenging. But a laser-based test might allow doctors to quickly screen the patient’s blood to spot tumor cells roaming the body, a preliminary study suggests. Those cells, known as circulating tumor cells, are “shed” from […]

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Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study

Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of tons of nitrate from industrial farming find their way into America’s drinking water each year, causing thousands of cases of cancer and other health problems, an environmental advocacy group says. In a new report, researchers from the Environmental Working […]

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Nearly 1 in 4 Home Care Aides Faces Verbal Abuse

Nearly 1 in 4 Home Care Aides Faces Verbal Abuse

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being yelled at or insulted is never easy. But it’s a situation faced by about one-quarter of U.S. home health care workers, a new study finds. Certain environments, such as caring for someone with dementia or working in a very cramped […]

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Women are better than men at remembering words and faces

Women are better than men at remembering words and faces

Have you ever had an argument with someone of the opposite sex and realized that the two of you had different recollections of past events? Well, new research suggests that women may be slightly better than men at remembering certain things, including conversations and people’s faces. Women ‘have a slight advantage’ when it comes to […]

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Health Tip: Campfire Safety

Health Tip: Campfire Safety

(HealthDay News) — Though a campfire is a great place for sing-a-longs and s’mores, it also is prone to mishaps. Each year, campfire accidents send thousands of people to the emergency room, says the National Fire Protection Association. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The association encourages: Keep campfires 25 feet away from structures. Avoid starting […]

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FDA Outlines Path to E-Cigarette Approval

FDA Outlines Path to E-Cigarette Approval

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — On Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave makers of e-cigarettes a clearer directions on getting their new products approved. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To get FDA approval companies have to prove that their products “would be appropriate for the protection of the public health,”CNN reported. […]

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Strobes at Concerts May Cause Epileptic Seizures

Strobes at Concerts May Cause Epileptic Seizures

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A 20-year-old collapsed at a music festival with a first-time epileptic seizure. While terrifying, his case wasn’t unique, according to researchers who found that flashing strobe lights triple seizure risk in susceptible concertgoers. “Regardless of whether stroboscopic light effects are solely responsible or whether sleep […]

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How does MS affect the eyes?

How does MS affect the eyes?

Eye problems are relatively common in people with multiple sclerosis and can include blurred sight, double vision, and vision loss. Multiple sclerosis treatments can help. As with the other symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), eye symptoms can appear during a flare and then fade away over time. Treatments may help protect a person’s eyesight, slow […]