Mammograms Might Encourage Other Screenings

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals. This held true for the Medicare recipients even when their mammograms produced false positive results. “It’s encouraging that women for whom services are received through Medicare are not…

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Are You a Prospective Poop Donor?

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplant is considered the best treatment for one of the most dangerous intestinal infections around, and it is being tested as a potential cure for many other illnesses. But these transplants require that healthy people donate stool samples, and a new study shows that expanding the donor…

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Smart Steps for Safer International Travel

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Experiencing other cultures, visiting world landmarks and tasting foreign cuisines are just some of the pleasures of international travel. But for a safer trip, take these steps before you leave home. Check the U.S. State Department website for any travel alerts or warnings concerning your destination. Double check…

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Non-Drug Migraine Treatments Often Ignored

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many migraine sufferers skip recommended behavioral treatments, such as stress management and talk therapy, a new study finds. Lack of time, cost and skepticism are among the reasons why, said Dr. Mia Minen, director of research for NYU Langone’s headache division in New York City. Previous studies have…

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Tips for Handling a Medical Emergency

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Knowing how to respond to an emergency can save valuable time and lives. But do you know what to do? Whether it’s a life-threatening injury, car accident or medical emergency, the most important thing is to quickly assess the situation and the safety of all involved, said Dr.…

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New Treatments May Extend Pancreatic Cancer Survival

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Innovative ways of using chemotherapy can significantly extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers known, two new clinical trials report. A four-drug chemo “cocktail” extended surgical patients’ lives by nearly two years over the current standard single-drug chemo regimen for pancreatic…

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