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Faster, less expensive prostate cancer treatment may have cost

Faster, less expensive prostate cancer treatment may have cost

A faster and less expensive form of radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer may come at a price, a higher rate of urinary complications, U.S. researchers say.
Syrian refugee toddler in Lebanon may have polio

Syrian refugee toddler in Lebanon may have polio

A 19-month-old refugee boy from Syria hospitalized in Taanayel, Lebanon, is suspected of having polio, health officials say.
Healthy weight may reduce ovarian cancer risk

Healthy weight may reduce ovarian cancer risk

An international panel of experts found a healthy weight may offer women a relatively modest protection against ovarian cancer, a London researcher says.
Watching less than 2 hours of TV affects sleep of children

Watching less than 2 hours of TV affects sleep of children

Pre-school and school-age children who spend more than 90 minutes watching television get less sleep, researchers in Spain say.
Small amount of alcohol linked to smaller, premature babies

Small amount of alcohol linked to smaller, premature babies

Pregnant women who drank more than two weekly units of alcohol were twice as likely to give birth to a small or premature baby, researchers in Britain say.
Bullying, a risk factor for suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts

Bullying, a risk factor for suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts

Bullying is a risk factor for suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts by children and adolescents, researchers in the Netherlands say.
People with allergies will have them no matter where they live

People with allergies will have them no matter where they live

Many who suffer from allergies think moving would help them but U.S. researchers say people with allergies would have them no matter where they lived.

Farm families to gain under the Affordable Care Act

Farmers rely more on individual private health insurance plans than most so many were a tractor or truck accident away from bankruptcy, a U.S. expert says.
Mom was right: Eating spinach may make you healthier, thinner

Mom was right: Eating spinach may make you healthier, thinner

Mom was right when she said to eat spinach to be healthier and now researchers in Sweden find an extract from the green plants may make people thinner.
Gallup: U.S. uninsured drops from 17.1% last year to 15.9%

Gallup: U.S. uninsured drops from 17.1% last year to 15.9%

U.S. adults without health insurance dropped from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.9 percent so far this year, a survey by Gallup indicates.
Study: Americans snorting less cocaine, smoking more pot

Study: Americans snorting less cocaine, smoking more pot

A new study suggests American cocaine use has dropped by more than 50 percent, while marijuana use is up some 30 percent.
Brooks Hays
Little evidence of sexual risk-taking with free birth control

Little evidence of sexual risk-taking with free birth control

U.S. researchers say they found little evidence to support concerns of increased sexual risk-taking with access to no-cost contraception.
Hearing impairment associated with depression

Hearing impairment associated with depression

Hearing impairment is associated with depression among U.S. adults of all ages, especially women and adults age 70 and younger, U.S. researchers say.
Secondhand smoke linked to miscarriage, stillbirth

Secondhand smoke linked to miscarriage, stillbirth

Secondhand smoke is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, U.S. researchers say.
Parents increasingly distracted by mobile devices, study finds

Parents increasingly distracted by mobile devices, study finds

A study released today in the journal Pediatrics shows parents and caregivers are increasingly distracted by their mobile devices, especially at mealtime.
Brooks Hays
Blood test may detect Alzheimer's in healthy people

Blood test may detect Alzheimer's in healthy people

U.S. researchers say they discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer's.
New class of antibiotics may fight superbugs such as MRSA

New class of antibiotics may fight superbugs such as MRSA

A team of U.S. researchers says it discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

Antidepressant Effexor recalled by Pfizer

Pharmaceuticals manufacturer Pfizer Inc. said Sunday certain lots of the antidepressant Effexor will be recalled after another medication was found in a bottle.
1.5 million girls in three countries to get HPV shot

1.5 million girls in three countries to get HPV shot

An alliance that helps developing nations said it will support vaccination of 1.5 million girls in Rwanda, Uganda and Uzbekistan against cervical cancer.
Slight increase in U.S. out-of-hospital births from 2011-2012

Slight increase in U.S. out-of-hospital births from 2011-2012

In 1900, almost all U.S. births occurred outside a hospital but in 2012, 1.36 percent of births were out-of-hospital births, health officials say.
CDC: High flu activity only reported in Hawaii

CDC: High flu activity only reported in Hawaii

Hawaii was the only state to report high flu activity for the week ending March 1, only Texas reported moderate flu activity, federal health officials say.
Diarrhea linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices

Diarrhea linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices

Severe diarrheal illness -- Clostridium difficile -- is linked to antibiotics prescribed in U.S. doctor's offices, federal health officials say.
Sixteen cases of measles reported in New York City -- Manhattan, Bronx

Sixteen cases of measles reported in New York City -- Manhattan, Bronx

The New York City Health Department said Friday it has identified 16 cases of measles -- seven adult, nine pediatric -- in northern Manhattan and the Bronx.
Those with skin cancer by age 25; higher risk of other cancers

Those with skin cancer by age 25; higher risk of other cancers

People with non-melanoma skin cancer by age 25 and younger have a higher risk of developing melanoma or other cancers later in life, Australian researchers say.
Britain to address increasing antibiotic resistant superbugs

Britain to address increasing antibiotic resistant superbugs

Britain's chief medical officer called for urgent action to reduce use of antibiotics and improve hospital hygiene to prevent resistant bacteria from spreading.
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