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20 Jan

HPV Infection in Men

More than 45 percent of men are infected with HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease, new study finds.

19 Jan

New Heart Saving Device?

An implantable robotic device could help failing hearts continue to pump blood, new study finds.

18 Jan

Colon Cancer and Exercise

Daily physical activity linked to longer survival in colon cancer patients, according to new study.

Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal problems, such as belly pain and constipation. And new research suggests that these issues may stem from a heightened response to stress.

"When treating a patient with autism who has constipation and other lower gastrointestinal issues, ph...

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Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu activity continues to rise across the United States and there's been a slight uptick in the number of deaths in the last week, federal health officials reported Friday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's still not too late to get a flu shot. That's particularly im...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • January 20, 2017
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Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. patients with late-stage lung cancer do not receive treatments that could prolong their lives, a new study finds.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed 1998-2012 data from the U.S. National Cancer Database.

They found that mo...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 20, 2017
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Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test may help determine a person's chance of surviving an Ebola infection, researchers say.

"It is not just defining how much Ebola virus that is present in a patient that defines whether a patient will survive. How the patient fights the infection is also key," said John Connor, an ass...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 20, 2017
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8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin have been infected with a virus not commonly found in the United States, federal health officials said Friday.

This is the first known outbreak of Seoul virus associated with pet rats in the United States, alth...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 20, 2017
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Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests.

Among nearly 2,200 elementary school students in California, researchers found that childhood asthma was linked to a 51 percent increased risk of obesity over the n...

  • Kathleen Doheny
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  • January 20, 2017
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