How seniors perceive oral health may make all the difference whether they will seek treatment, according to study

How do senior citizens perceive the importance of their oral health? The answer to that question might make all the difference whether they’ll decide to seek treatment. New research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University looks to change the strategy in identifying seniors’ perception. The idea is to find a correlation between seniors who value […]

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All The Most-Googled New Mom Questions, Answered In One Place

Google is a repository of our most burning questions, from “What are brunch spots near me” to “Should I have a baby?” And while most of our search engine queries are closer to meal planning than life-changing decisions, the answers we do find their shape our lives in very real ways, little and big. A time you might find the questions […]

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Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients

Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. In the study, 100 patients were tested regardless of whether they met the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Among the 14 patients who did […]

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Not all lung nodules are cancerous, but follow-up care is important

Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the country, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It claims more lives each year than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. With early detection, lung cancer is very treatable, and lung cancer screenings throughout the state have helped detect lung cancer at an early stage […]

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Overweight, obesity may up early mortality risk in pediatric ALL

(HealthDay)—For Mexican children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), overweight and obesity are predictors of early mortality, according to a study published online July 18 in BMC Cancer. Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, M.D., from the UMAE Hospital de Pediatría in Mexico City, and colleagues conducted a multicenter cohort study involving 1,070 children younger than 15 years old with ALL who were followed […]

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New Dress Code Targets All Students, Not Just Girls

A school district in Virginia will roll out a brand spankin new dress code this fall that uses completely gender-neutral language throughout with nary a “distraction” mention in sight. It doesn’t target either boys or girls, which is a fresh perspective of how basically every other school district in the country formats its dress code. The Roanoke County School Board, […]

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Study shows widespread global implementation of WHO’s ‘Treat All’ HIV recommendation

A new study published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society shows that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2015 recommendation for immediate treatment of all people living with HIV has become the standard of care across HIV clinics in countries around the world. While most countries have adopted the WHO’s “Treat All” recommendation, the extent to which these guidelines […]

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Less than 40 percent of all U.S. adults have ever had HIV testing

(HealthDay)—The percentage of U.S. adults undergoing HIV testing nationwide is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 27 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Marc A. Pitasi, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to determine the percentage of adults […]

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Amber Rose Says She Wants To 'Barf All Day' Due To Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Model Amber Rose is pregnant with her second child, and is not having an easy pregnancy. According to a new Instagram video, Amber is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum Hyperemesis gravidarum is extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and is different from typical morning sickness. Model Amber Rose is expecting Baby number two—but according to her newest Instagram post, pregnancy hasn’t […]

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