Category: Health & Fitness

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Some People

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Debate over the benefits and drawbacks of daily low-dose aspirin has flared in recent years, with guidelines now generally urging against the regimen to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in healthy people. But some people with good heart health still might […]

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First Sexual Experience Forced for 1 in 16 Women

Living With Sexually Transmitted Disease By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can’t come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced. “In a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 women, 6.5% […]

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Carcinogen Found in Menthol E-Cigarettes

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As doctors race to determine what is causing sudden and severe lung illnesses among some vapers, new research discovers dangerously high levels of a known carcinogen in menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes. The chemical (pulegone) is used as a […]

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‘Off-Label’ Drugs for Kids Raises Concerns

Does Your Child Have Blood Sugar Problems? By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a child gets sick, doctors are increasingly relying on what’s known as “off-label” use of medications, a new study says. Off-label use of a drug means that it hasn’t been specifically studied and approved for […]

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Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A substance that could cause cancer has been found in some ranitidine heartburn and ulcer medicines, including the brand-name drug Zantac, and the source of this contamination is being investigated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine […]

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Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

How to Live Your Life With an Overactive Bladder By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with pelvic pain should consider the possibility of endometriosis and discuss it with their doctor, an expert in gynecology says. While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among […]

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What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Meal Planning For Chemo: Help From a Dietitian By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, so it’s important to know the risk factors and warning signs, an expert says. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 175,000 […]

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