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Risk Factors

Love Really Hot Tea? You May Not After You Read This

A study published in the International Journal of Cancer gets more detailed about exactly how hot tea has to be to increase esophageal cancer risk.

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Doctor & Patient

What Are Your Biggest Fears as a Patient?

For the second year in a row, diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records top the list of patient safety concerns.

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Medication

An Aspirin a Day May Not Keep All Doctors Away

Aspirin therapy is no longer recommended to lower risk of heart attack and stroke in healthy older adults, according to new guidelines.

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Baby

Food Allergy Prevention Tips for Parents

Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics give parents the latest information on how to prevent and manage food allergies.

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Treatment

Women Beat Men When It Comes to Recovering After Trauma — But Why?

In cases of severe trauma — falls, accidents, assaults — women tend to have higher survival rates than men. But the reason for this is unknown.

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Healthy Aging

Good News! Heart Attack Rates Are Down and Survival Rates Are Up

Since the mid-1990s, fewer Americans are having heart attacks each year and more of those who do are surviving, according to a Yale University study in JAMA.

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Dental Oral Care

From Your Mouth to Your Brain: The Gum Disease-Dementia Link

People with chronic periodontitis that can lead to tooth loss have a 6 percent higher risk of dementia than people who don’t have gum disease.

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Lifestyle

Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

Young woman looking at prescription medication.
Medication

Hidden Dangers in Drugs' 'Inactive' Ingredients

More than 92 percent of oral meds sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that can cause allergic or adverse reactions in people who are sensitive.

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Complications

This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.