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Frequent Antibiotic Use May Lead to Type 2 Diabetes

March 25, 2015 – 1:39 PM |

(HealthDay News) — Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from one …

Docs Don’t Always Tell Patients of Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

March 25, 2015 – 9:24 AM |

(HealthDay News) — Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report …

Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

March 23, 2015 – 3:22 PM |
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By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay
(HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.
“Vitamin D decreases inflammation in …

Do Doctors Treat Patients Differently Based on Race?

March 19, 2015 – 7:46 AM |
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By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay
(HealthDay News) — A new survey finds that hospital doctors don’t treat patients differently because of race or income level, even though it detected …

Many Breast Cancer Biopsies Incorrectly Diagnosed

March 17, 2015 – 4:08 PM |
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By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly …

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

March 16, 2015 – 11:15 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — Adding an experimental new biologic drug to conventional cholesterol-lowering drugs may result in better cholesterol control and reduced risks of heart attack …