Category: Health & Fitness

Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells

Cancer Treatment & Nutrition By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring a melanoma patient’s progress is challenging. But a laser-based test might allow doctors to quickly screen the patient’s blood to spot tumor cells roaming the body, a preliminary study suggests. Those cells, known as circulating tumor cells, are […]

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Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first thing folks think about with rabies is four-legged critters — dogs, raccoons, skunks or foxes. But the most dangerous rabies threat you’ll face right now is dangling overhead somewhere, waiting to flutter down and get entwined in your hair. Bats are […]

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Report: Cancer-Causing Nitrates in Water Supply

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of tons of nitrate from industrial farming find their way into America’s drinking water each year, causing thousands of cases of cancer and other health problems, an environmental advocacy group says. In a new report, researchers from the Environmental […]

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Obesity Can Make MS Symptoms Worse

Assess your MS self-care routine. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obesity can worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms, researchers say. Their study involved 140 patients with the relapsing-remitting form of MS, which means patients have periods of attacks (relapses), followed by periods of remission with no or few symptoms. The […]

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‘Dad Shaming’ Is Real, Survey Shows

By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just Moms: Just ahead of Father’s Day, a new survey finds that about half of American dads say they’ve been criticized about their parenting styles. The way they enforced discipline topped the list of things naysayers called them to task on, […]

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Cancer Survivors Predicted to Top 22 Million by 2030

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are surviving cancer, and their numbers could top 22 million in another decade, the American Cancer Society says. Currently, thanks to better screening and treatment, more than 17 million Americans who had cancer remain alive, the society said […]

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Study: Leafy Greens OK For People on Warfarin

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Spinach-loving seniors, rejoice. A new study suggests that — despite doctor warnings to the contrary — you can eat leafy greens rich in vitamin K if you are taking the blood thinner warfarin. In fact, “I think all warfarin-treated patients would benefit from […]

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Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Heart Risk

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can a DNA test predict a person’s future heart health? Perhaps, researchers say. A team of Canadian researchers found that by analyzing a person’s entire genome, it might be possible to predict their future heart disease risk. The so-called “polygenic risk score” analysis […]

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Recall: Asbestos in Claire’s Makeup

Out in the Open With Severe Psoriasis June 11, 2019 — Claire’s stores has initiated a recall of its JoJo Siwa’s Makeup Kit after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found asbestos fibers in the kit’s eyeshadow, CBS reported. The recall is for Batch/Lot No. S180109. Although the product has been pulled from store shelves, […]

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Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Against Shingles Too

Out in the Open With Severe Psoriasis By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shingles isn’t usually considered a kids’ disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. “The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. […]

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