Many Smokers Switch to E-Cigs After Tobacco-Related Illness

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Tobacco-related illnesses may lead some smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes, new research indicates.
Smokers with breathing problems who can’t quit altogether may perceive e-cigarettes as somewhat safer than tobacco…
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Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Your pooch or your toddler — who’s the most “socially intelligent”? The answer could be a toss-up, a new study suggests.
For the study, researchers used a series of tests to assess the ability of dogs, 2-year-old children…
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Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Female athletes appear to be more likely than men to suffer concussions during their careers on the field, a new study suggests.
The findings add to the existing evidence that female athletes may be more susceptible to…
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Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive Lymphoma

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — An experimental gene therapy for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma beat back more than a third of cancers that seemed untreatable, the therapy’s developers report.
Thirty-six percent of over 100 very ill lymphoma patients…
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Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Young people with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications from the blood sugar disease than those who have type 1 diabetes, a new study shows.
While the researchers found that about three in four…
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Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Blood thinners can help prevent dangerous clots, but they also come with risks for excess bleeding.
Now, new research shows that use of the medications does boost the odds of “subdural hematomas” — bleeds occurring within…
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Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Children who start seeing the dentist before age 2 may not have any lower risk of cavities later on, a new study suggests.
In fact, researchers found, youngsters who had early preventive dental care were more likely to need…
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Indoor Tanning: A Big Financial Hit to U.S. Health Care

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says.
“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is…
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Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 — Some U.S. hospitals might be charging private insurers twice as much for knee and hip replacements as the implants typically cost, new research suggests.
It’s not clear why the discrepancy exists, and an official with a…
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