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Jan
02

Dry January: On the Wagon for Health or a Wasted Endeavour?

Many imbibers abstain from alcohol over January, but medical experts aren’t in agreement on whether a month-long abstinence is a healthy choice.

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Dec
27

Extending Medicaid to Former Prisoners

When government-sponsored health insurance expands in 2014, more than a quarter of new Medicaid recipients will be ex-inmates.

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Dec
24

Untangling New Treatment for Cancer

Research calls for more intelligent approaches to search for a cure for cancer, one which focuses on the different characteristics of specific cancers, and which considers how cancer develops differently depending on the individual patient.

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Dec
19

The Persisting Problem of Lead-Based Paint

A recent report shows that in Southeast Asia, and India in particular, children and adults are still at risk of brain damage and disease from lead paint inside the home.

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Dec
16

Cancelled Coverage, Better Care?

As some Americans face the cancellation of their current insurance policies, lawmakers and consumers ponder the benefits and challenges of the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirements.

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Dec
12

The Next Generation of Condom

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has challenged health care researchers to design a new condom; one that is easy to use and will reduce global incidences of sexually transmitted infections.

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Dec
09

Health and Levels of Healthcare Vary Greatly Across England

Research indicates that socio-economic and cultural factors can have a significant impact on regional health levels across the UK.

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Dec
04

HIV in Adolescents on the Rise

On World AIDS Day 2013, the World Health Organization focused on the issue of children and teens under 18 who need better access to HIV testing and treatment.

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Nov
29

Reducing Infant Mortality Thanks to…Kangaroos?

In Senegal, a practice known as kangaroo mother care keeps premature babies close to their mothers to improve health.

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Nov
27

Risk of Fatal Drug Allergy Can Now Be Assessed Through Genetic Testing

A new study from researchers in China and Singapore shows that a fatal hypersensitivity to the drug dapsone is based in genetics, and can be assessed before the drug is prescribed.

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