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HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report. “Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been almost exclusively a disease associated with smoking and almost entirely […]

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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

What are the treatments for esophageal cancer? The approach to cancer treatment is individualized to each patient’s situation. Recommended treatments depend on the stage and health of the patient. A team of physicians will help decide with the patient and family what might be the best approach to their specific situation. These providers may include […]

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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many drugs — both prescription and over-the-counter — can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life. Sexual side effects are wide-ranging. You might lose […]

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Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

(HealthDay News) — When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News But is an antibiotic always needed? The CDC offers this information: Antibiotics are not effective on viruses, […]

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Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans’ Hearts?

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans’ Hearts?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn’t raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds. “Instead, a combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking — that are more common in patients with PTSD versus without PTSD — appear […]

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Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

An Ohio teen went against his mother’s wishes and got vaccinated against the flu, hepatitis, tetanus and HPV. Latest Healthy Kids News High school senior Ethan Lindenberger said his parents’ misguided anti-vaccine beliefs put him, and his younger siblings, at risk, CBS News reported. In November, the 18-year-old went on the online message board Reddit […]

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Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests. The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline. But don’t panic if you no longer can hear the doorbell. The […]

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Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients’ risk of liver cancer recurrence. That prior research involved a single-center study from Spanish […]

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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren’t sick enough to be there. Healthy people who have flu-like symptoms such as high fever, muscle or body aches, exhaustion […]