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  • health education

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  • New York, NY

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  • Sharecare News
    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 Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds.

    The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of those drinks each day -- f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report.

    But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar targets set for the stu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients may be more likely to die following hospitalization if they have a hard time reading, understanding and using health information, a new study suggests.

    People with low "health literacy" who wound up in the hospital with ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

    And having a history of money problems might double the heart attack ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Self-control during childhood is associated with improved job opportunities later in life, a new study suggests.

    Kids who pay attention, stick with difficult tasks and refrain from behaving in impulsive or inappropriate ways are more likely to ho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says.

    There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn't help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer.

    Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests.

    Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play a crucial role in helping...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic images increase the impact that cigarette warning labels have on young adults in the United States, a new study says.

    The study included smokers and non-smokers, ages 18-25, who took part in a nationwide survey that asked how much they l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoke appears to strengthen a dreaded "superbug," new research in mice shows.

    Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to become even more aggressive, and makes it harder for th...Full Article