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Health Tip: Prevent Skin Problems at the Gym

Health Tip: Prevent Skin Problems at the Gym

(HealthDay News) — Germs may thrive at the gym, creating a perfect breeding ground for skin infections. Bacteria, viruses and fungi thrive in warm and moist places, such as the locker room or sweaty gym equipment, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Latest Skin News The academy mentions these preventive tips: Wear loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing. […]

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How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many, a microwave is indispensable, but questions remain about the safety of containers used to cook and reheat food in it. Most of the controversy surrounds the chemicals used to make plastic containers soft or clear, like BPA […]

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Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although the U.S. opioid epidemic dates back more than a decade, only 6 percent of treatment centers in 2016 offered the three medications approved to treat opioid addiction, new research reveals. And only about a third offered even one […]

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IVF Won’t Cause Birth Complications: Study

IVF Won’t Cause Birth Complications: Study

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Test tube” babies are more likely to be premature and have a low birth weight, but it’s unlikely that assisted reproductive technology is the reason why, researchers say. Their findings challenge the widely held belief that procedures such as freezing embryos, the delayed fertilization of […]

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As More Smoke Pot, Are Their Jobs at Risk?

As More Smoke Pot, Are Their Jobs at Risk?

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As increasing numbers of Americans use marijuana, there is a rising risk of job loss among those who use the drug, a new study suggests. “Job loss may be an overlooked social cost of marijuana use,” said study author Cassandra Okechukwu, from the Harvard […]

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Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who are “mindful” in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn’t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, […]

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Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of U.S. liver transplant recipients with alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) doubled over 15 years, but significant regional variations remain, a new study finds. ALD has replaced hepatitis C as the most common reason for U.S. liver transplants. One reason is that hepatitis C […]

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Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy

Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy

Cancer and other causes of liver disease Cancers. Primary cancers of the liver arise from liver structures and cells. Two examples include hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Metastatic cancer (secondary cancer of the liver) begins in another organ and spreads to the liver, usually through the blood stream. Common cancers that spread to the liver begin […]

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Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health. Now, a new evidence review suggests that some healthy seniors and middle-aged […]

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Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the lifesaving drug nearly doubled over a five-year period. Latest Diabetes News The annual amount that people with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to […]