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High Thyroid Hormone Levels and Stiffer Arteries

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April four, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and older people with elevated levels of a thyroid hormone could face a higher threat of building hardened blood vessels, a new Dutch study suggests. Hardened blood vessels (atherosclerosis) develop when plaque builds up on blood vessel walls. This situation is a danger element for heart disease. ...

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Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung Cancer

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The cancer drug Opdivo (nivolumab) could provide hope of a longer life for some individuals with advanced lung cancer, a new tiny study finds. At present, only about five percent of patients with sophisticated non-tiny-cell lung cancer survive five years or much more. But that price rose to ...

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'Electric Cap' May Help Fight a Deadly Brain Tumor

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April three, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A cap that zaps tumors with electrical currents might boost survival in patients with a deadly brain cancer, new analysis suggests. The device is worn on the head and exposes glioblastoma cells to a quickly alternating sequence of low-intensity electrical frequencies. This interrupts cancer cells’ capability to function, ...

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Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April three, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The yearly flu shot could prevent most flu-connected deaths amongst children and teenagers, a new U.S. government study estimates. Researchers located that about 3-quarters of U.S. kids who died of flu complications between 2010 and 2014 had been unvaccinated before they fell ill. If all children got their ...

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Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Overall cancer death prices in the United States continue to fall, but racial gaps persist, a new report says. Death rates fell amongst 2010 and 2014 for 11 of the 16 most typical cancers in guys and for 13 of the most typical types in girls, like lung, ...

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2017 Can Still Be a Milestone Year for Women—Quality Digital Learning Is Key

My 11-year-old daughter came property numerous weeks ago with a homework project: “Pick your favourite explorer.” Her instructor had offered her a list of alternatives to choose from—a laundry list of men. Not a single was a woman explorer. Mind you, this is 2017 Ireland—we had just had a big ceremony celebrating LGBT rights. And right here my daughter was ...

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Global EpiPen Recall Now Includes U.S.

April 1, 2017 — The U.S. has joined the list of nations covered by a voluntary recall of EpiPen auto-injectors for serious allergic reactions. The recall was triggered by a defective component that might result in the device failing to inject a potentially life-saving dose of epinephrine, the FDA said Friday. Mylan, the firm that markets the device, announced last ...

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A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A cold is never ever enjoyable, but it really is even much more misery for folks who feel lonely, new study suggests. “We feel this is essential, especially due to the fact of the financial burden linked with the widespread cold,” stated study co-author Angie LeRoy, a ...

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How Culturally Diverse Is Your Company?

The older you are, the far more stuck in your methods you grow to be is the classic belief about how men and women evolve—or cease evolving at a particular point. So if you grew up in a homogenous neighborhood, it’s likely that when you’re a middle-aged, or older, particular person, you will nonetheless really feel most comfy in homogenous ...

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