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28 Feb

Mammography Trends

Digital mammography has improved cancer detection rates, according to new study.

27 Feb

Motherhood and Sleep

Are women with children in the house more sleep deprived than men with kids?

24 Feb

Gum Disease and Stroke Risk

Adults with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of ischemic stroke, new study finds.

Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to high-tech imaging, mammograms ordered when breast cancer is suspected are catching more tumors -- but the percentage of false alarms is up, too, a new study finds.

These so-called diagnostic mammograms are performed because of certain symptoms or other suspicious findings. They are n...

  • Kathleen Doheny
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  • February 28, 2017
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Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who suffer a hip fracture face a much higher risk of death soon after the injury, but the risk persists over the longer term, a large study indicates.

Researchers found that the risk of death among people over 60 nearly tripled during the first year following a hip fracture.

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Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain.

But a new head-to-head trial in an ER environment casts doubt on the notion that Valium or potent painkillers can really help.

As reported Feb. 22 in the Annals of Emergency Me...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • February 27, 2017
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Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that Canada would reap savings of more than $4 billion a year if the government funded nearly 120 types of "essential" medications.

"Adding an essential medicines list is a pragmatic step toward universal pharmacare," said Steven Morgan, in a news release from the Canadia...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • February 27, 2017
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What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting overweight adults to adopt new heart-healthy eating habits is an uphill battle. But giving them a handout about nutrition may be better than nothing, new research suggests.

There's "an urgent need for innovative approaches to support the implementation of current dietary advice," said D...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • February 27, 2017
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Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While there's scant evidence that herbal medications are safe or effective to treat heart conditions, they remain popular among people with heart disease, a new review suggests.

"Physicians should improve their knowledge of herbal medications in order to adequately weigh the clinical implicatio...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • February 27, 2017
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