June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Over the past few decades, death rates linked to cancer and heart disease have declined in most developed nations, thanks to more effective prevention strategies, early detection and greater access to quality health care. But the same isn’t true for

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June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses, a new study finds. Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States and

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June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cancer doctors are often mute when a patient asks about the cost of treatment, a new study shows. Yet, such questions are critically important. Cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people

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June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Gene mutations may cause up to 17 percent of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients with no family history of the disease, a new study finds. ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurological

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June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The number of nonsmoking cancer survivors exposed to secondhand smoke is down significantly in the United States, but it’s too soon to breathe easy. A new review of federal data on nearly 700 nonsmoking adult cancer survivors found 15.7 percent

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June 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Periodic Paralysis Syndrome (Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Diet)

What Is Paralysis? Paralysis is the loss voluntary movement. Paralysis affects only muscle or limb is called palsy, or partial paralysis. A person with total paralysis (paralysis of all muscles) can be caused by a variety of things like botulism or hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Click for more causes of paralysis

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