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Heart disease can be fatally sneaky for females

WASHINGTON – Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss.It’s part of a puzzling gender gap: Women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men....

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New labels not so scary for cigarette revenues

RICHMOND, Va. – The nation’s top tobacco companies’ sales aren’t expected to go up in smoke despite new grisly warning labels that are set to appear on U.S. cigarettes packs next year.The graphic...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Autism study focuses on womb

CHICAGO – Most of the risk of autism has been blamed by experts on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb, suggesting that the mother’s age...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Hot jobs in state: Nursing tops the list

Looking for a new career after a devastating recession? The hottest jobs are in health care.The single fastest-growing job is registered nurse. Half a million new positions are expected to be...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Too many blood transfusions? New standards urged

WASHINGTON – Check into the hospital and you may get a blood transfusion you didn’t really need.There’s a lot of variation around the country in how quick doctors are to order up a few pints – not...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. blood transfusions questioned

WASHINGTON – Check into the hospital, and you may get a blood transfusion you didn’t really need.There’s a lot of variation around the country in how quick doctors are to order up a few pints – not...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Cancer Society offers UV safety tips July is UV Safety Month and the American Cancer Society is reminding people to take precautions when in the sun to protect their skin.Most skin cancers are...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Pills may not be answer to chronic pain

WASHINGTON – Nearly a third of Americans experience long-lasting pain – the kind that lingers for weeks to months – and too often feel stigma rather than relief from a health-care system poorly...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Lung scans help, but false alarms continue

Full results of a big study that showed some smokers’ lives could be saved by screening with lung scans now reveal more clearly what the risks are: There’s a good chance of a false alarm.Of those...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Feds warn of long-term breast implants problems

WASHINGTON – Don’t expect breast implants to last for life, the government warned last week: About 1 in 5 women who receive them for cosmetic reasons will have them removed within 10 years, and...

DATE: June 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

E. coli outbreak linked to two strains

LONDON – A mix of two dangerous E. coli strains caused the recent deadly food poisoning outbreak in Germany, according to a new study of the bacteria’s DNA.Scientists said the E. coli outbreak...

DATE: June 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Docs overtesting for cervical cancer virus

WASHINGTON – Too many doctors are testing the wrong women, or using the wrong test, for a virus that causes cervical cancer.The days of one-size-fits-all screening for cervical cancer are long...

DATE: June 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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