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Florence’s Lingering Threat: Mold

Print this page THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. ...

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

Print this page TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 — A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. ...

Which of the 4 New ‘Personality Types’ Are You?

Print this page MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 — Modern psychology largely rejects the notion that people can be pigeonholed into personality types. But that assumption ...

Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems

Print this page FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Widely used household and industrial chemicals may harm the kidneys, researchers say. These manufactured chemicals, called per- ...

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways

Print this page FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk for developing asthma, but new research suggests the ...

AHA: For Hispanics, Neighborhood May Be Key Factor in Heart Disease Risk

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are ...

30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don’t even know they have the blood sugar disease, ...

Could the Zika Virus Fight the Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain?

Print this page TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 — Preliminary research in mice suggests that the Zika virus might be turned from foe into friend — ...

Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

Print this page MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 — Despite decades of warnings about the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of toddlers still end up in ...

Is Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Really Worth It for Seniors?

Print this page SUNDAY, Sept. 16, 2018 — There’s disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t prolong healthy, ...

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

Print this page SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 — Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to ...

New Device Approved for Tears in Heart’s Blood Vessels

Print this page FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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Opioids Driving U.S. Life Expectancy Decline: CDC

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a ...