To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests.
University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found that Medicaid patients were more…
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Lyme Disease Striking More Americans in More States

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — There’s been a sharp spike in Lyme disease cases in the United States, and the tick-borne illness has now spread to all 50 states, a new report shows.
“Lyme disease is a bigger risk to more people in the United States than…
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Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he’s been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than three years.
“The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago, and I’ve had a full life…
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Climate Change Means More Deadly Heat Waves: Study

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — As the northern hemisphere is struck by one deadly heat wave after another this summer, new research suggests things are only going to get worse.
Climate change is triggering record high temperatures. And extreme heat has…
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Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — Losing a leg is one of the most traumatic consequences of advanced kidney disease, but the risk of amputations has dropped significantly since 2000, a new study finds.
Between 2000 and 2014, amputations among U.S. patients…
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AHA: Scientists May Have Cleared Gene Therapy Hurdle

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Scientists may have found a way to slip a special type of disease-fighting virus past the guard of the body’s immune system and into targeted cells where it can do its intended work, according…
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'Heading' a Soccer Ball More Dangerous for Women: Study

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — Heading soccer balls poses a much greater threat to women’s brains than men’s, new research suggests.
The study included 49 female and 49 male amateur soccer players, aged 18 to 50. They reported a similar number of…
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