Doctors Use Bacteria as Weapon Against Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 30, 2018 — It’s a perfect case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
A potentially dangerous bacteria appears to target malignant cells and could provide a new means of fighting cancer, a small, preliminary study reports.
Source: Topamax

Lawn Mowers Can Be an Accident Waiting to Happen

SATURDAY, Sept. 29, 2018 — Mowing your lawn can be a dangerous job, resulting in severe injury or even the loss of a limb.
A new review of 51,000 lawn mower injuries between 2006 and 2013 found that 85 percent of the injuries were to men. Moreover,…
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Patients Want Breast Cancer Costs Upfront

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions — but most patients wish it would, researchers report.
“Doctors and patients should be open to discussing the financial implications of…
Source: Topamax

Smoked, Vaped, Eaten: U.S. Teens Use Pot in Many Ways

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — American teens are partaking of pot in any way they can, from smoking to vaping to eating marijuana edibles, new research shows.
The study, of Los Angeles-area high school students, found that about one-third had ever used…
Source: Topamax

Growing Up Poor May Permanently Damage Thinking Skills

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — Poverty may scar kids’ mental abilities for the rest of their lives, a new study suggests.
Children who grow up poor or otherwise disadvantaged are more likely to score lower on tests of thinking, learning, reasoning,…
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AHA: Is Coffee Good for You?

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) — At just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs quite a punch. It wakes you up, boosts your metabolic rate and decreases the risk of some diseases.
Not that habitual coffee…
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Racial Bias Can Take Toll on Minority Medical Residents

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — Minority medical residents routinely face bias and comments that can subtly reveal racial, ethnic or religious slights or preconceptions, a new study suggests.
In the United States, black, Hispanic and Native Americans make…
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Diet Tips That Go Beyond Calorie Cutting

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — Calories in must be less than calories out — that’s the basic rule of dieting.
But there’s more to losing weight because more than hunger often motivates people to eat. So how can you find effective motivation to change…
Source: Topamax