By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study. The research included nearly 20,000 women in the Kaiser Permanente Washington (state) system who hadn’t been […]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaping isn’t necessarily better for your heart health than smoking tobacco, a pair of new studies argue. They report that use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes: Levels of […]
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Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge, according to court documents.
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Speaking outside the White House on Friday, President Donald Trump said his administration plans to raise the U.S. federal legal age to buy e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. That’s just one plank in the administration’s new plan to curb youth vaping, Trump told […]
Nov. 11, 2019 — CDC researchers have identified their first possible culprit behind the outbreak of illness related to vaping: vitamin E acetate. Calling it a “breakthrough,” the agency says it found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-related lung injury. But it […]
Poor sleepers may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Chinese researchers used data on 487,200 people ages 30 to 79, generally healthy at the start of the study. The participants reported on the frequency of three symptoms of poor sleep: difficulty falling or staying asleep, daytime sleepiness and early […]
The change comes after two highly publicized cases in which young epileptic patients depended on the treatments.
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Nov. 8, 2019 — The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed its first of two new rules to curb emissions of cancer-causing ethylene oxide. But environmental advocates and legislators say the agency�™s […]
The American population is getting older and sicker. More Americans are facing life-threatening illness when approaching end of life. Palliative care has grown to meet the complex needs of this population. And yet, according to a 2017 article in the journal Palliative Care, many people living with a chronic life-threatening […]