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Researchers in Boston are working on an ingestible alternative to daily oral contraceptive pills.
Older adults who use aspirin this many times per week may lower their risk of dying of cancer.
Women taking birth control pills may experience changes in a key region of the brain.
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle might be your best defense against cancer, an expert says.
About 42% of cancer cases and 45% of cancer deaths are attributable to modifiable risk factors, according to the American Cancer Society.
"Modifiable risk factors are behaviors within one's control, ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a neurological disorder, a video chat with your doctor might be as good as an office visit for checking on your condition.
That's the conclusion of researchers who analyzed 101 studies on telemedicine use for concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, epilepsy, headache, multiple ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Over the past year and a half, several typ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic versions of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The three generic versions of Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules were approved for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults.
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a history of domestic abuse are more likely to develop chronic conditions that cause pain and fatigue, a new study says.
British researchers examined medical records of more than 18,500 women who had suffered domestic abuse between 1995 and 2017 and more than 74,000 who had not been a...
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A national program to fight high blood pressure by sending pharmacists to black barbershops could prevent thousands of strokes, heart attacks and deaths, and save the health care system $870 million a year, a new analysis shows.
The research, led by Dr. Dhruv S. Kazi of the Smi...
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