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Should you get a Pap smear every year or every three years?

Should you get a Pap smear every year or every three years?

The annual gynecological exam can be an intimidating doctor’s visit for young women, and it’s easy to feel confused when some doctors say to...
Drug that improves blood flow in damaged heart might also fight breast cancer

Drug that improves blood flow in damaged heart might also fight breast cancer

Researchers are looking at a drug once used to improve blood flow in damaged hearts in thousands of patients as a possible treatment option...
Metformin could slow heart disease for type 1 diabetic patients, study shows

Metformin could slow heart disease for type 1 diabetic patients, study shows

Scientists at Newcastle University believe a drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes could be routinely taken by Type 1 diabetic patients to slow...
How quick thinking saved a stroke patient

How quick thinking saved a stroke patient

If there’s any doubt that fast action can save a stroke patient’s life, Carol Yeary is living proof. Her husband, Carl, also can attest. The...
Are you allergic to Penicillin

Are you allergic to Penicillin?

It’s time for your primary care check-up, and the doctor asks you to list any known drug allergies. “Penicillin,” you say immediately, although you can’t...
Can nicotine protect the aging brain?

Can nicotine protect the aging brain?

Everyone knows that tobacco products are bad for your health, and even the new e-cigarettes may have harmful toxins. However, according to research at Texas...
Birth control pills may increase risk of seizures

Birth control pills may increase risk of seizures

Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent Texas A&M Health Science Center study suggests that ethinyl...
Drug against schizophrenia inhibits pancreatic cancer

Drug against schizophrenia inhibits pancreatic cancer

A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor,...
Morphine

Morphine might take away pain, but does it do more harm than good?

A soldier on the battlefield, a driver in a car accident, a nursing home resident taking a bad fall—all of these scenarios can lead...
How to manage your diabetes before a crisis

How to manage your diabetes before a crisis

A diagnosis of diabetes can be a frightening thing, and it can overturn someone’s world. For almost 10 percent of the population, diabetes is a...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...