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Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new s...
New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks
New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research may lead to more effective ways to control the brown dog tick, a species that can cause major problems for dogs and their owners. University of Florida...
Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study
Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one out of every five young women was raped or experienced attempted rape during her freshman year at a large private university in upst...
Nation's Capital Named 'Fittest City' in U.S.
Nation's Capital Named 'Fittest City' in U.S. TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a resident of Washington, D.C., congratulations -- the nation's capital is also the fitness capital of the United States, according to a new report. Wash...
New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer new mothers have been prescribed the painkiller codeine since public health officials warned about a rare, but potential risk of overdose for breast-feedi...
Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost
Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More nursing home residents are opting for hospice care as they near death, choosing comfort and reassurance over medical interventions aimed at squeezing ...
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who und...
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications c...
New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment
New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an...
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompani...