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Today’s Headlines: CDC Warns of Infection Risk During Heart Operations, Benefits of Mammograms Overstated, And Scientists Detail New Method To Prevent Harmful Drug Combinations

The CDC has asked doctors to warn patients set to undergo open-heart surgery that devices commonly used to regulate the temperature of a patient’s blood and organs throughout the procedure, might have been…

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Today’s Headlines: Light-Headedness and Low Blood Pressure Linked To Dementia, Calcium Supplements Might Be Harmful To The Heart, And Certain Implantable Heart Devices Have Fatal Malfunction

New research suggests that both sudden drops in blood pressure and dizziness when standing up could cause lasting damage to brain cells over time, putting an individual at risk for dementia….

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Today’s Headlines: Hospitals Are Not Equal Following A Heart Attack, Herbal And Dietary Supplements Might Be Damaging to Your Liver, and Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Less Likely Among Women

A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that those who receive care in a top-rated hospital following a heart attack live a year longer, on average, than…

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Today’s Headlines: Caution Urged for Women Considering Surgery to Prevent Ovarian Cancer, Painkillers Found To Present Significant Heart Risk, and A Game-Changer for Individuals With Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that premenopausal women who undergo an oophorectomy—specifically those who have both ovaries removed—age faster. The research team studied over 3,300 women, half of…

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Today’s Headlines: Stress Can Cancel Out Healthy Diet, Exercise Helps Seniors Recover from Injury, and “Hidden Hearing Loss” Presents New Medical Challenge

A new study, published this week in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that stress can cancel out the benefits of a healthy diet for women. A chaotic afternoon after…

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Today’s Headlines: Falls Are Leading Cause of Death Among Older Americans, States Team Up To Fight Drug Company That Sabotaged Heroin Treatment, and Bad News for Those Who Swear By Fitness Trackers

A report published by the CDC on Thursday shows that falls are the top cause of death among Americans over 65. These fatal falls might be on the rise because…

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Today’s Headlines: Long Naps Might Indicate Risk for Diabetes, Drug Researchers To Face Stronger Regulations, and Older Americans Not Getting Enough Exercise

In a presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes this week, researchers argued that those who take long naps are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes…

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Today’s Headlines: New Eye Implants Approved by The FDA, Studies Funded by Sugar Industry Downplayed Sugar Role, and Scientists Rethink Statins

The FDA has approved two new eye implants that are designed for people with presbyopia or age-related vision loss. These devices fill a void in eye care; they offer a…

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Today’s Headlines: The FDA Statement on Ovarian Cancer Tests and How Exercise Can Help Lower Both Your Risk of Death and Healthcare Bills

The FDA announced that the current ovarian cancer screening method is not always accurate. The test, called CA 125, which is most commonly used to diagnose women with ovarian cancer,…

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Today’s Headlines: The Ban on Antibacterial Soaps, Acupuncture and Yoga May Help Alleviate Pain, and Why Your Commute Could Lead to Poor Health

The FDA announced today that some antibacterial soaps will no longer be sold to consumers. This statement comes after careful assessment and evaluation of antibacterial soaps in comparison to regular…

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