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  • FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggests. Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Previous research suggests daily low-dose aspirin therapy may prevent cancer, but there is little clinical evidence… The post Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B...

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  • FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets. Experts say teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night to be engaged and productive during the day. Anything less can cause daytime sleepiness and interfere with school… The post Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens’ Sleep appeared first on Piedmont...

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  • FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and asthma can make exercise more challenging. But if your condition is well managed and you take a few precautions, you should be able to work out without worry. Know your allergy or asthma triggers and exercise around them. For instance, when the pollen count is high,… The post Exercising With Asthma or Allergies appeared first on Piedmont Healt...

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  • FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health said. Water pollution was tied… The post Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015 appeared first...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working. Since 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to protect young athletes against traumatic brain injury (TBI). Washington state was the first in 2009. Most of… The post State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports appeare...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — About 3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun with them on a daily basis, a new survey reveals. Another 9 million U.S. adults reported they carry their weapons on them on a monthly basis. “Carrying firearms in public places can have significant implications for public health and public… The post 3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day app...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have found new evidence that the H7N9 bird flu, currently confined to China, has the potential for a widespread outbreak. Public health experts have long been tracking the bird flu strain, which emerged in humans in 2013. Since then, nearly 1,600 cases have been confirmed in China… The post Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon? appeared first...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More U.S. cancer patients gained insurance they needed for their care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new research reveals. Researchers tracked government data on more than 858,000 adults aged 19 to 64 with a first-time cancer diagnosis. The uninsured rate fell from just over 5.7 percent between… The post Obamacare Widened Access to Cancer Care appea...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lying down after an epidural increases a first-time mother’s chances of having a normal birth, a new study suggests. With an epidural, a tube is inserted into a space below the spinal cord, and small doses of painkillers can be given during childbirth. More than 50 percent of… The post Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea? appeared first on Piedmont...

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  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to exercise, can you get too much of a good thing? Possibly, suggests a new study that found white men who exercise more than seven hours a week have an 86 percent higher risk of developing plaque build-up in their arteries. No such elevated risk… The post Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men’s Hearts? appeared first on Piedmont HealthCar...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In recent years, young American children have gone from spending 5 minutes a day on some sort of mobile device to spending 48 minutes a day doing so, new research shows. And while just 1 percent of kids aged 8 and under had their own tablet device six… The post More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets appeared first on Piedmont HealthCare.

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Is a “nose job” worth it? And if so, how much? A new study suggests that casual observers may think patients who undergo such procedures are more attractive, more successful and healthier. “While we are not suggesting that [a nose job] is the only way to improve one’s… The post People Deemed Better Looking, Better Off After a Nose Job appeared first on Pi...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans who buy health insurance through an Affordable Care Act marketplace will not pay significantly more for their coverage in 2018, despite actions by President Donald Trump that have roiled the insurance markets. Eight out of 10 people buying insurance through ACA (“Obamacare”) marketplaces qualify for tax… The post Most Americans Shouldn’t Se...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More than 20 percent of young white women who’ve been to a tanning salon become addicted to tanning — even though doing so raises their risk of deadly skin cancer and premature skin aging, a new study reports. These women seem to depend on tanning to feel attractive… The post 1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted appeared first on Piedmont Healt...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Whether to relax, warm up or even curb your appetite, there’s nothing quite like sipping a soothing cup of tea. And while there’s no shortage of brews available, green tea in particular has many potential advantages. There are actually three types of tea leaves: green tea, black tea… The post Gung Ho for Green Tea appeared first on Piedmont HealthCare.

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  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Workers who “telecommute” appear to have a lot more job satisfaction than folks who report to an office every day. But that positive comes with tradeoffs. Remote employees may also have a harder time separating work from their personal lives, and they can become socially isolated, researchers report.… The post The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting a...

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  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Higher doses of vitamin D can improve the bone health of premature babies, new research suggests. “We are hopeful that neonatologists will consider giving preterm infants 800 IUs [International Units],” said study author Dr. Ann Anderson Berry. She is medical director of the NICU Nebraska Medicine, the clinical… The post Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boo...

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  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For people seeking treatment for a migraine in the emergency room, a commonly prescribed opioid called hydromorphone (Dilaudid or Exalgo) doesn’t seem to work as well as at least one other medication, a new study finds. “People go to U.S. emergency departments 1.2 million times a year with… The post Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER appeared f...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the second gene therapy for use in the United States. The new treatment, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), is for a kind of blood cancer called large B-cell lymphoma. The treatment is known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, and… The post FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy appeared first on P...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Some people swear their dogs can communicate with them. A new study adds some credence to that belief. Dogs use more facial expressions when people are looking at them — likely in an attempt to communicate with humans, researchers in the United Kingdom concluded. “The findings appear to… The post Does Your Dog ‘Talk’ to You? appeared first on Piedmont Hea...

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Teen girls are much more likely to self-harm than boys, and the dangerous practice is on the rise. That’s the conclusion of a new British study that also found a strong link between self-harm — practices such as cutting or burning oneself — and a higher risk of… The post Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls appeared first on Piedmont HealthCare.

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  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize — new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death. “Walking has been described as the ‘perfect exercise’ because it is simple, free, convenient,… The post Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life appeared first on Piedmon...

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Go Fish!

  • TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Seems like there’s no end to the list of benefits from eating seafood. Ounce for ounce, you get more protein and less fat and fewer calories from most fish and shellfish. And there are heart-health benefits as well as weight-loss ones. But just how can you get more… The post Go Fish! appeared first on Piedmont HealthCare.

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  • TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests. High-risk breast lesions are abnormal cells found in a breast biopsy. These lesions pose a challenge to doctors and patients. The cells in such lesions… The post Could ‘AI’ Become a Partner in Bre...

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  • MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn’t effective, experts say. The workout — called the abdominal hypopressive technique — (AHT) is a breathing and “posture-correcting” approach widely known and used in North America, South America and Europe, said a team… The post Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help W...

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  • MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection is most likely for those who have had… The post 1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV appeared first on Piedmont HealthCare.

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  • MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Differences in insurance are a major reason why black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in the United States, a new study contends. “We found that differences in insurance explained one-third of the total excess risk of death in non-elderly black women… The post Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites appeared first on ...

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  • MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — State laws that mandate a waiting period before gun purchases were associated with roughly 36 fewer gun homicides per year in that state, new research shows. “We show that waiting periods, which don’t limit anyone’s right to own a gun, have a large impact on gun deaths,” said… The post States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study appeared ...

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