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Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study
Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having low levels of vitamin D because of your genetics may raise the risk of early death, a new study suggests. But the risk is not linked with ear...
Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars
Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows. Acne is the most common skin disease in...
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack and stroke patients can safely take aspirin combined with a blood-thinning medication, new research confirms. The blood-thinning combinat...
Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious'
Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious' TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the last patient hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, left Bellevue Hospital in New York City Tuesday and...
Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says
Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laundry detergent "pods" seriously sickened more than 700 U.S. children and killed at least one in a recent two-year period, a new report reveals....
Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some
Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis may be able to safely lower their medication doses once their symptoms are well under contr...
Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports
Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer screening with CT scans can be cost-effective while saving lives, a new study suggests. But, there are two caveats to that finding -- th...
Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports
Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests....
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports. Approximately 100 new cases are reported in the United S...
Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says
Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, a new study finds. Researchers examined the average prices paid by pref...