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Low awareness of heart risks, heart health among young women

(Reuters Health) - Young women are largely unaware of the risks they face from cardiovascular disease, even though it remains the top cause of death for American women, researchers warn.
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Medical News Today: Meningitis rash: Pictures, symptoms, and test

In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks.
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Medical News Today: Home remedies for sensitive teeth

Tooth sensitivity is common and typically results from worn enamel. Research suggests that some home remedies can help reduce tooth sensitivity and pain. Learn more about these home remedies and how to prevent tooth sensitivity here.
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Medical News Today: Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease

Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
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Ohio accuses UnitedHealth's OptumRx of drug overcharges in lawsuit

Ohio's attorney general on Monday said he had filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc's OptumRx unit, saying the pharmacy benefit manager had overcharged the state nearly $16 million for prescription drugs.
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Medical News Today: Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer

Coffee is a complex cocktail of compounds. A recent study identifies two particular molecules that might have cancer-fighting capabilities.
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Medical News Today: Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia

Researchers have identified a unique 'molecular signature' that distinguishes fibromyalgia from other related disorders that doctors often confuse it with.
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Amarin's Vascepa cuts occurrence of serious heart problems 30 percent: study

A high dose of Amarin Corp's Omega-3 drug Vascepa significantly reduced the occurrence of first and subsequent heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart problems in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol medication by even more than initia...
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With high-tech glasses, Japanese ALS patient makes the beat go on

The music booms and lights flash as Masatane Muto, a wheelchair-bound disc jockey, uses is eyes to put on a show at a recent Tokyo music festival.
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Medical News Today: Causes and how to relieve gas in a baby

Gas is a natural part of a baby's daily life, but it can be painful for them. In this article, we look at what makes a baby gassy and how to help relieve their gas pains.
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Medical News Today: What can cause dizziness when waking up?

Regularly waking up feeling dizzy can be a sign of an underlying condition. Possible causes of morning dizziness include dehydration, ear infections, low blood pressure, and medication side effects. Learn more about the causes of dizziness and when to ...
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Medical News Today: Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

A recent preliminary study concluded that a common drug that doctors prescribe to treat hypertension and angina may increase the risk of cardiac arrest.
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Medical News Today: How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?

Psoriatic arthritis can have many effects on the body. In this article, we look at how the condition can affect the feet, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and home remedies.
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Medical News Today: Hot tub folliculitis: Everything you need to know

Hot tub folliculitis is a skin infection that occurs as a result of bacteria in hot tubs, baths, and pools. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and how to prevent it here.
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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning

One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia.
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Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal

A recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that there were almost 250,000 more cosmetic procedures in 2018 than in 2017.
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Medical News Today: Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease

Dry and damaged skin can be uncomfortable but, according to a new study, it might also increase the risk of some age-related chronic diseases.
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U.S. seizes 1 million pounds of pork from China on swine fever concerns

U.S. border agents have seized around 1 million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might contain African swine flu disease which has hit Chinese pork output.
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Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc , demonstrating a potential future role for we...
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Edwards, Medtronic heart valve systems prove worth in low-risk patients -studies

Non-invasive heart valve replacement systems from Medtronic Plc and rival Edwards Lifesciences Corp proved as good or better than open heart surgery in younger, more active patients for whom the surgical option was deemed low risk, according to trial r...
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Medical News Today: Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

A Ph.D. student has designed a cost-effective and easy-to-use device that can quickly detect cancerous skin cells. Catching cancer earlier can save lives.
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Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

A new study from Switzerland shows how stress can act on breast cancer tumors, supporting their spread and diversification and making them harder to treat.
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Smartphone mindfulness app may help curb loneliness

(Reuters Health) - Adults who spend just 20 minutes a day using a smartphone mindfulness training app may feel less lonely and have more social interactions than people who don't, a small experiment suggests.
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EPA bans consumer sales of methylene chloride paint removers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it had issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture, import, processing and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use.
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Medical News Today: Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control.
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Medical News Today: What is an orgasm headache?

Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headaches during sex should see a doctor, as they can be a ...
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Teen drivers reaching for objects more likely to crash

(Reuters Health) - Teen drivers who wisely stow away their cell phones while they're behind the wheel still need to be aware of another important risk factor for accidents, a small study suggests.
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Medical News Today: What can cause painful respiration?

Causes of painful respiration can include infections, injuries, and inflammation. Pain when breathing can sometimes also be due a potentially life-threatening condition, so it is important to be able to recognize signs that indicate a medical emergency...
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Medical News Today: CPR steps: A visual guide

Knowing the steps of CPR can help save a person's life. In this article, we look at CPR steps, including how to prepare, when to use it, and which techniques to use.
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Medical News Today: Nutrient-dense foods list

Nutrient-dense foods include salmon, nuts, sweet potato, and quinoa. Adding these foods to the diet can provide health benefits. Learn more about the most nutrient-dense foods here.
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High-volume hospitals and surgeons do better on neck artery procedures

(Reuters Health) - Patients who need blockages cleared in their carotid arteries to reduce the risk of stroke may want to seek hospitals and doctors who do a lot of these procedures, a new research review suggests.
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Medical News Today: Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

A molecule that stops two proteins from interacting and impairing heart function halted heart failure and improved heart pumping capacity in rats.
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Exclusive: India's health ministry calls for blocking Juul's entry into country - document

India's health ministry has called for Juul Labs Inc's electronic cigarettes to be blocked from entering the country, a letter seen by Reuters showed, potentially dealing a blow to the U.S. company's plans to tap the South Asian market.
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New study ties egg and cholesterol consumption to heightened risk of heart disease

(Reuters Health) - After a raft of studies reassuring consumers that eggs are OK to eat, a new report associates an increasing risk of heart disease with the increasing consumption of eggs.
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Medical News Today: 93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'

Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people.
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Medical News Today: Avocado seeds may have anti-inflammatory properties

A research team has set out to prove that avocado seeds are more valuable than they seem because they contain compounds that may be anti-inflammatory.
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Medical News Today: Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link

New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment.
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Medical News Today: Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out.
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Quality of surgical care across a hospital network may vary

(Reuters Health) - Just because the flagship hospital gets good marks for patient care doesn't mean results will be equally good in affiliated hospitals in the same network, a new study finds.
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Breast cancer risk tied to DDT varies by exposure timing

(Reuters Health) - The once-common pesticide DDT has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, research suggests that women's age at first exposure to DDT may influence when in life the risk for breast malignancies is greatest.