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Women Still Left Out of Medical Research

MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented in government-funded medical research, a new report reveals that the world of science is still ignoring women’s unique health issues far more than it should. “The science that Read More

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Night Work ‘Throws Body into Chaos’

[BBC] Doing the night shift throws the body “into chaos” and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer. Now scientists at the Sleep Research Centre in Surrey have uncovered the Read More

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Kidney Stones Can be a Real Pain

by Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. Special to the NNPA from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are small stone-like objects formed from the crystallization of dietary minerals found in the urine. Most kidney stones have calcium as a major component. One Read More

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Testosterone Treatments Linked with Heart Risks

LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A big new study says older men who use testosterone supplements may face increased risks for heart attacks, strokes and death. Those risks were seen in veterans with low testosterone levels and other health problems. They were Read More