Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Require Chemotherapy

According to a major new study, many women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer may forego chemotherapy with minimal risk to their health or their overall cancer treatment. They study is to be presented today at a meeting the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. The study, called TAILORx, began in 2006 and was funded […]

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Number of Children Overdosing on ADHD Medication Rises Sharply

More U.S. kids are overdosing on medication intended to curb the symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study analyzed data from the U.S. Poison Control Centers from 2000 and 2014 and found that in total, there were 156,365 calls to centers related to exposure […]

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New Health Care Cos Cater to Poor, Elderly

Venture capitalists have begun seeking opportunities in an unlikely place: health care companies that focus on low-income and senior populations through government insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The trend is highlighting a change in business investment from health products that serve urban, professional populations to those that serve segments of the population that have […]

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Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids to be Increased

The opioid epidemic continues to be a high priority for the U.S. government. Not only is that evident by the $1 billion opioid-treatment grant added to last month’s spending bill that kept the government running, but also by President Donald Trump’s own comments on how he plans to combat the issue. “We’re making medically assisted […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Consuming Sugar

While most understand that there is such a thing as too much sugar the substance is almost everywhere. And unfortunately for those hoping to cut down on their daily intake its oftentimes hidden behind certain code words. Sugar can play a role in affecting your metabolism, cause you to gain weight, contribute to tooth decay […]

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U.S. Surgeon General, In Rare Public Advisory, Urges Americans to Carry Anti-Opioid Overdose Drug

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued the first public health advisory in years, calling on Americans to carry Naloxone, a drug that reverses the deadly effects of opioid overdoses. Surgeon General Jerome Adams characterized the advisory as the best, most immediate way to help those suffering the deadly effects of an overdose. “Each day we […]

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Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Decrease Only Slightly Despite Massive Cuts to Advertising Budget

According to numbers released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today, nearly 12 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, during the 2018 open enrollment period. That number is a slight drop off from past enrollment periods, but supporters of the law consider it successful because […]

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