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Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Kidney failure takes an especially tough toll on young adults, affecting their employment and relationships, researchers report. Young people with kidney failure are less likely to have jobs or be in long-term relationships than others their age,
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How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer?

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Depending on the cancer, between one and 10 genetic mutations are needed to trigger the development of tumors, a new study reports. "We have addressed a longstanding question in cancer research that has been debated since the 1950s: How many mutations are needed for a normal cell to turn into a cancer cell?" said study author Peter
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Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study. "Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress and can lead to decreased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity," said study authors Sonal Tanwar and Dr. Naresh Sen, from Hridaya
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Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States — with 52,000 fatalities attributed to opioid painkillers, heroin and other potentially deadly drugs,
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Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and oral sex may be a deadly combo that raises a man's risk for head and neck cancer, a new study suggests. The key factor is transmission of oral strains of the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be passed through oral sex. In fact, men who smoke and have five or more partners with whom they've
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Hepatitis C Screening May Boost Opioid Treatment Success

When people find out they have the infection, they're more likely to stay off drugs FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Opioid abuse therapy may be more effective if patients are screened for hepatitis C as part of the program, a new Canadian study says. The research found a sharp drop in opioid abuse among patients after they were told they tested positive
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Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients?

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggests. Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Previous research suggests daily low-dose aspirin therapy may prevent cancer, but there is little clinical evidence on whether regular aspirin
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Exercising With Asthma or Allergies

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and asthma can make exercise more challenging. But if your condition is well managed and you take a few precautions, you should be able to work out without worry. Know your allergy or asthma triggers and exercise around them. For instance, when the pollen count is high, exercise indoors with windows and doors closed. When
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Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens’ Sleep

Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets. Experts say teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night to be engaged and productive during the day. Anything less can cause daytime
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Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health said. Water pollution was tied to 1.8 million deaths, mostly from