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  • Non-Drug Migraine Treatments Often Ignored June 5, 2018
    Previous studies have shown that treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, relaxation techniques and biofeedback may reduce migraine symptoms by 50 percent or more.
  • Man Was Awake for 90 Minutes During CPR: Report June 5, 2018
    A previous study found that 2 percent of cardiac arrest survivors exhibit full awareness during CPR, which can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Heart Meds May Be Wrong for Millions of Americans June 5, 2018
    It appears medications are overprescribed in many cases. But for black patients, outdated risk calculations may actually underestimate risk, the study authors said.
  • ASCO Conference Highlights 2018 June 4, 2018
    Read the latest on cancer research from ASCO, including cancer treatments, from the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • New Treatments May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Odds June 4, 2018
    A four-drug chemo "cocktail" extended surgical patients' lives by nearly two years over the current standard single-drug chemo regimen for pancreatic cancer, a clinical trial out of France has shown.
  • Drug May Help Some Cancer Patients Keep Kidneys June 4, 2018
    For about two decades, kidney removal followed by drug therapy has been the standard of care for people with advanced kidney cancer, said Dr. Bruce Johnson, chief clinical research officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston.
  • Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study June 4, 2018
    Those with influenza or parainfluenza turned out to have a 37 percent higher chance of not responding to treatment, compared to 13 percent for children without the virus.
  • Many With Early Breast Cancer May Not Need Chemo June 3, 2018
    The findings could be a game-changer in breast cancer care, researchers and experts said.
  • Drug a New Weapon Against Advanced Lung Tumors June 3, 2018
    The drug has also worked well against other cancers. When former President Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain several years ago, it was Keytruda that threw the cancer into remission by curtailing the action of a protein known as PD-L1.
  • Could a Blood Test Spot Lung Cancer Early? June 2, 2018
    Cancer survival rates soar when tumors are detected in their earliest stages, the researchers said in background notes. Having a blood test that can detect early cancers would save countless lives.
  • Trial Breast Cancer Drug Shows 'Modest' Benefit June 2, 2018
    As the researchers explained, taselisib has already proven beneficial for people fighting head-and-neck cancers or certain gynecological tumors. Would it do the same for hormone-sensitive breast cancers?
  • Cancer Care Twice as Costly in U.S. Versus Canada June 1, 2018
    What's more, the extra money Americans paid didn't buy them any more time on Earth. Average survival was roughly similar on either side of the border.
  • Romaine E. Coli Outbreak Over, Blamed for 5 Deaths June 1, 2018
    This is the biggest Shiga-toxin producing E. coli outbreak since a 2006 outbreak linked to spinach grown in the Salinas Valley in California.
  • Not All Hospitals Require Flu Shots for Staffers June 1, 2018
    In two surveys done four years apart, the number of Veterans Affairs hospitals mandating flu shots rose only slightly, from 1 percent in 2013 to 4 percent in 2017, researchers said.
  • Kids and Sunscreen Harms: Rare But Concerning for Parents June 1, 2018
    Some parents have raised concerns about sunscreen after their children had rashes and swelling after using it. Doctors say the reactions are a rare type of allergic reaction.
  • A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods June 1, 2018
    One study that tested samples over 6 months in the deli departments of chain supermarkets in three states found listeria in almost 10 percent of samples.
  • More Teens Dying, With Drugs and Violence to Blame June 1, 2018
    The primary causes of injury deaths were motor vehicle accidents, suicide, firearms-related murders and drug overdoses, the report discovered.
  • Vitamin D May Lower Miscarriage Risk June 1, 2018
    For the study, the researchers examined the vitamin D levels of 1,200 women with a history of miscarriage before they got pregnant again. Their vitamin D levels were also tested when they were eight weeks' pregnant.
  • Walk Briskly to a Longer Life June 1, 2018
    The researchers also found that people seemed to cut their risk of dying early from heart disease by 24 percent by walking at an average pace and 21 percent by walking at a fast pace, compared with walking at a slow pace.
  • 'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun Sun May 31, 2018
    The new study included just over 200 college students. The researchers  enlisted a computer program called "APRIL Age Progression Software," which was developed over the course of a five-year facial analysis involving 7,000 people representing various races, ages and lifestyles.

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