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Medical News Today: CDC publish map of 'distinctive' deaths by state

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 06:00
A new infographic published by the CDC illustrates areas of the US where rates of death from certain conditions are higher than the national averages.

Medical News Today: Investing in hepatitis C drugs could save the economy billions, researchers suggest

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:00
New hepatitis C drugs may be more expensive but have have higher cure rates and fewer side effects, and could save the US and five European countries $3.2 billion a year.

Medical News Today: Emphysema progresses more slowly in regular aspirin takers, study finds

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:00
A large population study spanning 10 years finds the lung disease emphysema progresses more slowly in people who take aspirin on 3 or more days a week.

Medical News Today: Shift work linked to sleep problems, poor metabolic health

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds people who work shifts are more likely to experience sleep problems such as insomnia, which may increase their risk of obesity and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Kids 'inactive most of the time during dance classes'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
A warning to all parents that send their kids to dance classes - a new study shows that nearly all youth dance classes supply limited amounts of activity.

Medical News Today: Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy.

Medical News Today: Cash to quit smoking - would $800 improve the chances?

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
Offers of cash to employees trying to give up smoking have been put to the scientific test to see if money makes a difference to quit rates compared with usual cessation programs.

Medical News Today: 'Surprisingly high' incidence of cardiovascular conditions among Olympic athletes

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
A study finds that 7.3% of athletes screened to compete in the Olympic games between 2002 and 2014 had significant undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities.