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Black-white disparities widening in U.S. breast cancer deaths

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:17am

In the largest cities in the U.S., death rates from breast cancer have dropped across the board over 20 years, but far less so for black women than whites, according to a new analysis.

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Why your blood pressure should be checked in both arms

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:15am
People who have different blood pressure readings in their right versus left arm may be at increased risk for serious heart problems later in life, a new study suggests
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Adult day care for dementia patients may help families, says study

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:14am

Regularly using adult day care services for a family member with dementia may help reduce stress for caregivers, a new study suggests.

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As many as 32,000 children infected with drug-resistant TB, says study

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:01am

As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by U.S. researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of TB.

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Preeclampsia on the rise: What every pregnant woman should know

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:00am

Preeclampsia is a severe medical condition that occurs during pregnancy— it is the leading cause of illness and death in both mothers and babies worldwide.

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3-year-old's death blamed on sedatives in dentist's chair

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:27am
Drugs are likely to blame for the death of Finley Boyle, the 3-year-old Hawaii girl who died a month after going into cardiac arrest during a root canal at a Kailua dentist's office on Dec. 3, according to the official autopsy report.
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Which are better: Generic or name-brand medications?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 6:00am

Aged whiskey, high-speed laptops, extra-ply toilet paper--sometimes, ponying up for name brands buys higher quality. But when it comes to medications, generic drugs are like a plain white tee--the cheaper option does the same job as the one that breaks the bank.

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How to have the 'sex talk' with your kids

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 6:00am

Today, parents feel  the need to be their child’s best friend – and sometimes, they forget how to parent.

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Newly created drug has 100 times morphine's power

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 3:35pm
Move over, morphine.
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The most addictive prescription drugs on the market

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 6:00am

Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered by a pharmacy, that doesn’t mean they are safe for everyone.

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5 healthy food trends worth trying

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 6:00am

Throughout my career I've seen a lot of food trends emerge and evolve. Some-like clean eating and the growth in organics-have been awesome, while others, like processed, fat-free, sugar free, diet foods, have been downright dreadful.

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Girl injured in Boston bombings gets new prosthetic leg

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:27am

A photo released by the family Friday shows Jane Richard, now 8, grinning widely while wearing a new prosthetic leg designed for running and everyday activities.

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