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5 big myths of e-cigarettes everyone should know

For consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. Currently, inaccurate information is wildly spread about the safety...

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of...

Caring for loved one with heart failure even tougher for rural Americans

Living in a rural area increases the difficulty of caring for someone with heart failure, according to new research. An estimated 6.5 million U.S. adults...

Hepatitis C treatment could be shortened in 50% of patients

Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90 percent of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient. Findings from a new study could lead...

Health costs of ageism calculated at $63 billion annually

Ageism — a widespread form of prejudice that is directed at older persons — led to excess costs of $63 billion for a broad...

liver cancer and diseases become a big health burden for U.S. seniors

A new study at The Liver Meeting found that hospitalizations and death are increasing among Medicare recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma. This is mainly due to...

Flu and heart attack: What you should know

Flu season is here again, and health care professionals are making sure the flu vaccine is on their patients’ to-do lists. Not only can the...

People only use a fraction of opioids given after surgery, research shows

Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use after common operations, a new study...

Make sure your teen has these 4 lifesaving vaccines

There’s no doubt new parents know that babies and young children need vaccinations to stay healthy and prevent certain diseases. But that mindset is less...

Naloxone rescue kits could protect against opioid addiction

Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers. Patients who receive prescriptions for 50...