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As government funding dried up and many women's health clinics across America closed, cervical cancer screening rates fell and deaths from the disease rose, a new report shows.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 7:52 pm
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.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 7:42 pm
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.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 7:28 pm
In one clinical trial, kids who took Palforzia for a year were eventually able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts, the Washington Post reported.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:49 pm
The study found that doctors prescribed one or more off-label drugs for children in almost 1 out of every 5 office visits.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:42 pm
Chinese researchers used the tool to give a patient blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS-causing virus, the Associated Press reported.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:53 pm
In 2018, the nine states with adult obesity rates above 35% were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:45 pm
Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically underestimated, while rates among boys have been overestimated, according to the report published Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:41 pm
U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of a severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:25 pm
While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this does not mean patients taking the drugs should stop using them now.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:13 pm

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American Heart Association

Study Highlight: An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information and processing speed) and dementia. Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT / 5 a.m. ET ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 9:00 am
Statement Highlights: Using precision medicine, healthcare providers may one day be able to identify who is most likely to develop heart failure and which medicines and other treatments are most effective for specific patient groups.Precision medicine ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 9:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 11, 2019 — “We agree with President Trump’s comments expressing deep concern about the epidemic of youth using electronic cigarettes, and we are pleased his administration is now taking urgent steps to remove flavored ...
Posted: September 11, 2019, 6:32 pm
NEW YORK, NY,  Sept. 10, 2019 — Lawmakers, scientists, parents, educators, and public health advocates — including American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, FoodCorps, MomsRising, and National Education Association — filed an ...
Posted: September 10, 2019, 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 9, 2019 — “In a warning letter issued today, the Food and Drug Administration officially concluded what has long been apparent: that electronic cigarette manufacturer JUUL has repeatedly made unproven claims that its products ...
Posted: September 9, 2019, 8:16 pm
Study Highlights: A survey of adults who use electronic cigarettes found that flavors attracted many to start using e-cigarettes and supported their continued use.Users of flavored e-cigarettes reported greater satisfaction but also a greater ...
Posted: September 9, 2019, 4:25 pm
Study Highlights: The number of women with high blood pressure when they become pregnant or who have it diagnosed during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the United States since 1979. Women getting pregnant later in life contributes to ...
Posted: September 9, 2019, 9:00 am
Study Highlights: Intensive blood pressure-lowering therapy reduced episodes of low blood pressure while standing, which may cause dizziness and increased risk of falling. Findings support value and safety achieving lower blood pressure in adults as ...
Posted: September 7, 2019, 8:00 pm
Study Highlights:The difference between blood and pulse pressure measured near the heart and at the arm, called blood pressure (BP) amplification, is greater in people with difficult-to-treat high blood pressure, regardless of whether their blood ...
Posted: September 7, 2019, 8:00 pm

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