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1 in 25 Americans Is Cancer Survivor: Report

By on September 17, 2014 in Natural News
1 in 25 Americans Is Cancer Survivor: Report

About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday. These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population and include nearly 380,000 survivors of childhood cancer, according to the association’s annual progress report. That means 1 in 25 American is […]

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New Guidelines Reveal Best Incontinence Treatment

By on September 17, 2014 in Natural News
New Guidelines Reveal Best Incontinence Treatment

The treatment of urinary incontinence in women should start with conservative measures that depend on what kind of incontinence they have, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.  Women with stress urinary incontinence (marked by an inability to hold urine when laughing, coughing, or sneezing) should start with pelvic floor muscle training, […]

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Bald Men Have Higher Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

By on September 16, 2014 in Natural News
Bald Men Have Higher Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it’s not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness should be concerned. Their study only found an association between […]

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Kids’ Get Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed: Study

By on September 15, 2014 in Natural News
Kids’ Get Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed: Study

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they’re actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This excess antibiotic use not only […]

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Cheap Eye Medication Effective as Costly Drug: Study

By on September 15, 2014 in Natural News
Cheap Eye Medication Effective as Costly Drug: Study

Injecting Roche’s cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine’s unapproved use.  An analysis of nine clinical trials – including three unpublished ones – concluded that health policies favoring the […]

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Electrical Shocks Used in Autism Treatment Draw Controversy

By on September 15, 2014 in Natural News
Electrical Shocks Used in Autism Treatment Draw Controversy

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks – so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth. Self-injury is one of the most difficult behaviors associated with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities, and a private facility outside […]

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New Hepatitis Drug Expected to Cost Near $100,000

By on September 14, 2014 in Natural News
New Hepatitis Drug Expected to Cost Near $100,000

The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc’s $ 84,000 hepatitis C drug, already under fire for its record-breaking costs, is going to be even more expensive. Gregg Alton, Gilead’s executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs, declined to give an exact price for the new medicine, the first all-oral treatment for the virus […]

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Sunshine Tied to Suicide Risk

By on September 14, 2014 in Natural News
Sunshine Tied to Suicide Risk

Exposure to sunshine over a short period of time may increase the risk of suicide but may also lower the risk over several months, suggests a new study from Austria.  People shouldn’t avoid the sun based on the study’s findings, says its senior author. Instead, they may consider adding sunshine to the list of factors […]

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Standing While Working Eases Back Pain: Study

By on September 13, 2014 in Natural News
Standing While Working Eases Back Pain: Study

The evils of too much sitting include body aches, pains and fatigue, but a new study suggests that 30-minute stints of standing at work may relieve aching backs without harming productivity.  Australian office workers alternated between sitting and standing every 30 minutes for a week and felt less fatigued and less back pain and lower-leg […]

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New Alzheimer’s Test Flags Risk By Person’s Walk

By on September 13, 2014 in Natural News
New Alzheimer’s Test Flags Risk By Person’s Walk

New research suggests the way older people walk — as well as memory lapses — may provide early and reliable clues that they are suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A new analysis of studies, led by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, found […]

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