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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.

    The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who'd gon...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals.

    Investigators found that having str...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say.

    Currently, chemotherapy is generally given after hormone therapy st...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research suggests.

    Scientists from the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy improves the chances of survival for men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

    Hormone therapy for prostate cancer blocks testosterone's stimulation of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients taking the blood thinner warfarin appear to have almost twice the risk of severe stomach bleeding compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests.

    Why obese patients may be at greater risk for stomach bleeding isn'...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens recovering from a concussion may experience difficulty with school work until they fully recover, a new study suggests.

    "The most notable finding was the range and degree of problems and concerns that students with concussions an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection.

    The finding is yet another reason for children to get vacci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research shows.

    University of Texas researchers looked at slightly more than 2 million cases of infect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report.

    Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients treated in the ER for asthma would n...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgeons are making regular and potentially dangerous "off-label" use of a suturing device in patients with abnormal heart rhythms, researchers report.

    Though the Lariat device can be used to tie off a part of the heart that raises stroke risk...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States.

    Patients fared about t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent sur...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

    The researchers from Northern Ireland als...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article