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Latest Cancer News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) Smokers who kick the habit before age 45 can nearly eliminate their excess risk of dying from lung or other cancers, a new study estimates. It’s well-established that after smokers quit, their risk of tobacco-related cancers drops substantially over time. Researchers
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Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 Your Jack-o’-Lantern may be more than scary — it could be dangerous. Pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Between October and November 2018 in the United States, 44% of Halloween-linked injuries were connected
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Latest Digestion News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 Liver disease is usually associated with alcoholism or hepatitis, but obesity and diabetes are becoming an even more dire threat for potentially fatal liver damage, a new study reveals. In fact, advanced fatty liver disease increases a person’s risk of death by nearly
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Latest Mental Health News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) Researchers may be one step closer to developing the equivalent of a Breathalyzer for detecting marijuana use. In an early study, scientists found that their rapid test was able to reliably detect THC in people’s saliva in under 5 minutes.
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Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) When a pregnant woman is infected with COVID-19, the sex of the fetus may influence immune system activity, researchers say. The new study included 68 mothers-to-be. Thirty-eight developed COVID-19 during their third trimester, while 30 remained virus-free. In both groups, half of the fetuses were male
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Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) Nine of 10 patients with so-called “bubble boy” immune disease who received gene therapy about a decade ago are still disease-free, researchers report. The gene therapy was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to treat the rare and deadly immune system disorder
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Latest Healthy Kids News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) Preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rarely receive the gold-standard treatment recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for their condition, a new study reports. The AAP recommends a behavioral therapy technique called “parent training in behavior management,”
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