Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France’s lead and lower the bar, a new study argues. There’s a worldwide shortage of donor kidneys available for transplantation, but France appears to have been more aggressive than America in responding to that shortage, said […]

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FDA Approves Bijuva

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 29, 2018– TherapeuticsMD, Inc, an innovative women’s healthcare company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bijuva (estradiol and progesterone) capsules, 1 mg/100 mg, the first and only FDA-approved bio-identical* hormone therapy combination of estradiol and progesterone in a single, oral capsule for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor […]

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Consequences-focused cognitive training may promote healthier habits

Interventions aimed at reducing unhealthy behaviors often focus on retraining people’s mental associations, but a series of studies suggests that showing people the consequences of the behaviors may be more effective. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research specifically focuses on “approach-avoidance” training in which participants learn to approach some […]

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How to Tell Your Partner About That 'Weird' Sexual Fantasy

Bringing up a sexual fantasy with a partner can be a bit daunting. No matter how you slice it, you’re opening yourself up to vulnerability and sharing a part of yourself that could end in rejection. No wonder we barely discuss our sexual wants, needs, and possible dissatisfactions when it come to sex. Fantasy really runs the gamut. You might […]

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Gun Violence Among U.S. Youth Has High Price Tag

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — Treating gunshot wounds in American children and teens costs roughly $270 million a year in hospital bills, researchers report. “In our study, we found that for every 100,000 teenagers and children arriving to the emergency department, 11 come for a gun-related injury,” said study author Dr. Faiz Gani. He is a research fellow at Johns […]

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Interventions to delay and prevent type 2 diabetes are underused, researchers say

Lifestyle interventions, medication and surgery for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes is proven to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients, but limited access to the often expensive treatments is fueling rising rates of the disease, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Currently, one in three American adults has prediabetes and more […]

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Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate CA

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — A new clinical guideline for early-stage prostate cancer supports the use of shortened courses of radiation therapy, according to an article published in Practical Radiation Oncology. Scott C. Morgan, M.D., from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to develop recommendations regarding moderately hypofractionated (240-340 cGy per fraction) and […]

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Shares a Butt Selfie and Gives Details on Her Workouts, Diet and Health

Kim Zolciak-Biermann shared a butt selfie on Instagram — along with random facts about her life, including her eating habits and the workouts she does to get it “to look this juicy!!” The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 40, listed more than 30 unrelated tidbits for her followers. About her workouts, Zolciak-Biermann said, “I run three to four miles five times […]

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