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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

    Using CT scans of mummified remains...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A medication commonly used to treat HIV appears to double the risk that patients will develop suicidal thoughts or take their lives, new research contends.

    The finding concerns the anti-HIV drug efavirenz, which is marketed as Sustiva.

    Pr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug used to treat and prevent HIV -- Truvada -- may have an additional benefit: lowering the risk of a genital herpes infection, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that African heterosexuals who were at risk of getting HIV from...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report.

    The new MRI approach can detect with 85 percent accuracy people who have early stage Parkinson's disease, according to findings pub...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research.

    Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for every 200 grams of daily v...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime ozone air pollution levels in the United States could rise 70 percent by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new study.

    That means that nearly all regions of the continental U.S. will have at least a fe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory diseases.

    The particles are of ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research has confirmed that camels can transmit the deadly MERS virus to people.

    Virologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, found that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in camels and people in the same ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure affects about one-third of American adults and raises their risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and death, but there are many medications available to lower blood pressure.

    Exercise, weight loss and redu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns about weight gain prevent some smokers from seeking treatment to help them quit -- especially if they picked up a few pounds during previous attempts -- a new study finds.

    Putting on extra pounds is common among smokers after they quit, wi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to exercise, reaching "retirement age" is no time to slow down: Seniors who maintain or boost their physical activity levels are less likely to suffer a heart attack, a new study suggests.

    Exercise improves the electrical well-being of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    SUNDAY, May 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Large numbers of U.S. high school students who are bullied take weapons to school, a new study finds.

    "Victims of bullying who have been threatened, engaged in a fight, injured or had property stolen or damaged are much more likely to carry a gun or...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    SUNDAY, May 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of young parents are using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), while a wide majority of young adults believe e-cigarettes are less hazardous than regular cigarettes, according to a new survey.

    There's a great deal of debate over the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of Crohn's disease flare-ups in people with the inflammatory bowel disorder, an early new study suggests.

    The study included about 3,150 Crohn's patients who completed online questionnaires about their disease, its...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of diabetes in U.S. children have jumped sharply in just eight years, according to new research.

    The prevalence of type 1 diabetes increased 21 percent between 2001 and 2009. At the same time, rates of type 2 diabetes rose 30.5 percent, the ...Full Article