Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk

Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially […]

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Here's Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot Right Now—With or Without Insurance

Hey, quick question: Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If your answer was "yes," good for you; carry on. If your answer was "no," what are you waiting for?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that every. single. person. (age six months and older) should get a flu shot before the end of October. That's because flu season typically […]

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Low income cancer patients and those without insurance see fewer trial benefits

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held September 6 and 7 in San Diego. Cancer patients who enroll in a clinical trial and have no health […]

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Tiny skin patch uses your sweat to measure health without a needle

Tiny skin patch the size of a dollar coin uses your sweat to measure health risks without a needle Blood tests are the standard test for most conditions   Sweat contains many chemicals that are important measures for conditions like cystic fibrosis, diabetes and kidney failure  Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a tiny wearable that acts like a lab on […]

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Being overweight likely to cause depression, even without health complications

A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research, jointly led by the University of Exeter and the University of South Australia, suggests that it is the psychological impact of being overweight that causes depression, rather than associated illnesses. This furthers understanding of the […]

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