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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows.

    Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.

    They analyzed ch...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates for people with diabetes who have a kidney transplant are similar to those of people without diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at nearly 1,700 people who received new kidneys between 1996 and 2007, including about 400 wi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Lisa Oz answered:
    The thing to keep in mind as you mature and attempt to approach your life with more awareness is that no matter what your parents were like, you are now an adult and are responsible for your own choices. You can behave differently from the way you were conditioned to. You do not have to react to...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests.

    Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancr...Full Article

  • Lisa Oz answered:
    The amazing thing about the way an intimate relationship works is that in it, both partners get what they need from the other (which, by the way, is never what you think it will be). Your partner does this partly by not always giving you what you want. It is precisely his capacity to make you unc...Read More
  • Lisa Oz answered:
    Sex is a big deal. Through it, you connect with another being on far more than just the physical level. In spite of the fact that you cannot remember the name of the guy from the bar last Friday, there is no such thing as "meaningless sex". It may not mean as much after just one night as after fifty...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.

    Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Penn...Full Article