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  • What’s Causing Your Sore Throat?

    Getting to the Bottom of a Sore Throat By Jen UscherWebMD Feature Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS First it’s that rough feeling, like you swallowed a bit of sandpaper. You know what’s next: a sore throat. Is it the start of a cold, strep — or something else? “For most sore throats, you probably […]

  • Panel: Skin Cancer Exam Evidence ‘Insufficient’

    Panel: Skin Cancer Exam Evidence ‘Insufficient’ But dermatology experts disagree and worry opportunities to save lives will be missed WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There currently isn’t enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths […]

  • Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for ‘Glue Ear’

    Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for ‘Glue Ear’ For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A simple procedure using what’s known as a “nasal balloon” can treat hearing loss in […]

  • Many Don’t Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery

    Many Don’t Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates. A study of U.S. patients […]

  • Contact Sports Boost Spread of ‘Superbug’ Germs, Study Says

    Study: Contact Sports Boost Spread of ‘Superbugs’ College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors WebMD News from HealthDay By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college […]

  • Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries

    Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries By Matt SmithAnd Rita RubinWebMD Health News Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD June 29, 2016 — Vice President Joe Biden challenged American researchers Wednesday to cram 10 years of work against cancer into 5 years by boosting clinical trials, enlisting big data, and making life-saving drugs cheaper. […]

  • Study Finds Hospital Patients Don’t Wash Their Hands Enough

    Study: Hospital Patients Don’t Wash Hands Enough More education needed about importance of infection control, researcher says WebMD News from HealthDay By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hospital patients don’t wash their hands often, even when they use the restroom or eat meals, potentially increasing their risk of getting […]

  • HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.

    HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S. Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says WebMD News from HealthDay By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable, health officials […]

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start … for Now

    Flu Season Off to a Slow Start … for Now Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And […]

  • Blood Test May Predict Colon Cancer’s Return

    Blood Test May Predict Colon Cancer’s Return DNA-based screen would aid treatment decisions for people with early-stage disease WebMD News from HealthDay By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that detects bits of DNA shed from colon cancers may someday help doctors predict a relapse, researchers […]

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