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Lung Cancer More Prevalent in Young Women

A new study explores why lung cancer seems to be declining among men faster than in women.

Eczema on the wrist.

Severe Eczema May Raise Heart Disease Risk

A diagnosis of severe and active atopic eczema may moderately increase risk of cardiovascular disease, conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels.

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Can a Low-Fat Diet Impact Breast Cancer Survival?

A study in JAMA Oncology found that overall breast cancer survival was higher for women who ate a lower-fat diet than those who ate a “usual diet.”

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Depression More Likely in African-Americans and Latinos

A report published in Preventive Medicine shows that African-Americans and Latinos experience more depression than whites.

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Treatment for Eating and Speaking Troubles

Head and neck cancer treatments can lead to difficulties with eating and communicating. These are some of the therapies that can help.

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Side Effect of Treating Depression: Medications May Cause Weight Gain

A new observational study in The BMJ confirms that use of antidepressant medications may cause weight gain over at least five years.

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Owners of a Lonely Heart at Higher Risk for Hospitalization or Early Death

Patients diagnosed with heart failure who are also socially isolated and feeling lonely are more likely to be hospitalized or die, according to a new study.

Baby teething.

FDA Warns Against OTC Teething Products with Benzocaine

The FDA warns that children 2 and younger should not be given teething pain-relief products containing benzocaine, a local anesthetic and numbing agent.

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Masked Hypertension: A Hidden Blood Pressure Danger

Blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office may be misleading for certain people with masked hypertension. Learn how you can get the most best picture of your blood pressure.

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2018 Asthma Capitals of America

Can your location increase your risk for asthma attack? Check out the 2018 Asthma Capitals list to see if your city is good or bad for your asthma.