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Colorectal cancer rates rising in younger adults

Colorectal cancer rates rising in younger adults

A new study of recent trends in colorectal cancer in the United States confirms that rates among those under the age of 50 years are rising. The findings also reveal that diagnoses of colorectal cancer in younger adults are more likely to be of advanced disease. New research finds that the rate of young people […]

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New anticancer strategy ‘disguises drugs as fats’

New anticancer strategy ‘disguises drugs as fats’

By using a new technique that disguises anticancer drugs as fats, researchers have managed to safely deliver much higher doses of the drugs than usual to the site of cancer tumors in mouse models. A new ‘disguise’ method could allow researchers to safely deliver much higher anticancer drug doses to tumors. “It’s like a Trojan […]

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Misdiagnosis of the ‘big three’ results in ‘serious harm’

Misdiagnosis of the ‘big three’ results in ‘serious harm’

Diagnostic mistakes are the most frequent medical error as well as the most serious, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD. New research identifies 15 conditions that doctors often misdiagnose. It is not clear exactly how many people errors in diagnosis affect. However, between 40,000 and 80,000 deaths in United States hospitals […]

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Suprax (cefixime) vs. ofloxacin

Suprax (cefixime) vs. ofloxacin

Suprax (cefixime) vs. ofloxacin: What’s the difference? Suprax and ofloxacin are antibiotics used to treat bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and gonorrhea. Suprax is also used to treat middle ear infections (otitis media), tonsillitis, throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, and acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Ofloxacin is also used […]

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Suprax (cefixime) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)

Suprax (cefixime) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)

What are Suprax and Keflex? Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat middle ear infections (otitis media), tonsillitis, throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, and acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Other cephalosporin antibiotics include cephalexin (Keflex), cefpodoxime (Vantin), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Zinacef), cefprozil […]

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Four Summer Health Myths Debunked

Four Summer Health Myths Debunked

As children, most of us heard lots of health advice. Unfortunately, some of it, however well-intentioned, was medically incorrect. See if you’ve ever heard — or believed — any of these common summer health myths. False: Wait a half hour after eating before you can safely go swimming This one seemed almost universally accepted when […]

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Plastic Surgery Pays Off for Men

Plastic Surgery Pays Off for Men

Latest Skin News MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Plastic surgery is no longer the sole domain of women, and men now have even more incentive to try a little nip-and-tuck on their faces: New research suggests they look more attractive and trustworthy to others. The study included 24 men, average age 49 years, […]

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Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup

Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup

(HealthDay News) — Makeup should be used properly and safely to prevent injury to the eye, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Latest Skin News The academy encourages those who wear eye makeup to: Throw away eye makeup after three months. If you develop an eye infection, toss all of your eye makeup. Do not […]

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Longer Rx for Birth Control Pills a Smart Idea for Female Vets: Study

Longer Rx for Birth Control Pills a Smart Idea for Female Vets: Study

Latest Sexual Health News FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Giving U.S. female military veterans a year’s supply of birth control pills would reduce their risk of unwanted pregnancies and lower health care costs, a new study finds. The researchers also found that the health care cost savings would more than outweigh the expense […]