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U.S. Doctors Often Test, Treat Kids Unnecessarily

U.S. Doctors Often Test, Treat Kids Unnecessarily

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Regardless of their family’s insurance status, many children get medical care they don’t need, a new study suggests. One in 11 publicly insured and 1 in 9 privately insured children in the United States were given what the researchers called unnecessary, “low-value” care in […]

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Mystery Disease Strikes Dozens in China

Mystery Disease Strikes Dozens in China

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Dozens of people in China have contracted a mysterious infectious disease. At least 44 people in the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan have been infected with a viral pneumonia, and eight possible cases have been reported in Hong Kong, the Associated Press reported. Wuhan […]

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Health Tip: Understanding a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

Health Tip: Understanding a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

Latest Heart News (HealthDay News) — A do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order typically instructs healthcare providers not to perform CPR if your breathing or heart stops, says MedlinePlus. A DNR order should be created before an emergency. Treatments such as pain medicine or nutrition typically are not included in the order. Your family usually cannot override a […]

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Want to Turn Back the Aging Clock? Train for a Marathon

Want to Turn Back the Aging Clock? Train for a Marathon

Latest Exercise & Fitness News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Your New Year’s resolution to run a marathon for the first time could be your ticket to a younger and healthier heart, a new study suggests. First-time marathon runners experience health benefits that essentially turn back time on their […]

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AHA News: Statins May Do Double Duty on Heart Disease and Cancer

AHA News: Statins May Do Double Duty on Heart Disease and Cancer

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart disease. They might also be getting an added anti-cancer benefit, a growing body of evidence suggests. Scientists first began investigating a connection between […]

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AI Better at Reading Mammograms Than Radiologists

AI Better at Reading Mammograms Than Radiologists

Latest Cancer News Doctors rely on screening mammography to detect breast cancer. Now new AI (artificial intelligence) technology is proving to read X-ray images better than radiologists. A team of researchers from Google Health, universities, and medical centers in the US and the UK designed the computer model to read breast X-ray images. The team […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery does more than shed pounds: new research suggests it might also lower your risk for skin cancer. “This provides further evidence for a connection between obesity and malignant skin cancer, and for the view that we should regard obesity as a risk factor […]

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What to know about a swollen scrotum

What to know about a swollen scrotum

Scrotal swelling refers to swelling of the scrotum. The scrotum is the sac of skin that holds the testicles. Sometimes, scrotal swelling may affect the entire scrotum. At other times, there may be swollen lumps on one or both sides of the scrotum. Scrotal swelling may be painless or very painful. Although it can be […]