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Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

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The protective effect of newer birth control pills -- which contain lower doses of estrogens and different progestogens -- rise over time and persist for...
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Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?

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Is the increasing number of thyroid gland removals an overreaction to a cancer that most likely won’t kill the people who have it, doctors ask...
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Sleeping Pills May Be Risky for Dementia Patients

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Dementia patients who took sleeping pills had a 40 percent higher risk of fractures, and that risk increased with higher doses of the drugs, researchers...
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Study: You’re Probably Not Using Enough Sunscreen

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Typical amounts of SPF 50 sunscreen applied by people -- less than the recommended coverage manufacturers use to determine their SPF rating -- provide only...
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Supplement May Ease Sickle Cell Pain

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Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients' number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo,...
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Study: Adults Raised By Lesbians Are All Right

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Young adults raised by lesbian moms are faring as well as -- or even better than -- other U.S. kids their age, according to the...
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More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

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The risk of heart attack among pregnant women increased 25 percent between 2002 and 2014, with the rate rising from 7 to 9.5 for every...
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Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?

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For most healthy people, cycling, gardening and playing sports can lead to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of first heart attack or heart...
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Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania

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People who were hospitalized for an episode of mania (hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia) were 3.5 times as likely to have ever eaten nitrate-cured meats as...
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Could an Early Dinner Lower Risk of Some Cancers?

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People who ate their evening meal before 9 p.m. or waited at least two hours after supper before going to sleep had a 20 percent...
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14,000 additional carers to receive free GP care following passing of the Health Bill

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The news was welcomed by the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the Minister for State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath This story continues at 14,000...

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