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Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz
Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new map of the house fly's DNA -- its genome -- could help scientists take a swat at a host of human diseases, experts say. That's because the flies not only transmit ...
Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests, a practice known as "defensive medicine," a new study ...
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study ...
Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades
Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says. Researchers analyzed lung cancers from seven patients -- ...
Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care
Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though Hispanics in the United States become infected with HIV at rates triple those of whites, less than half of Hispanics with the ...
Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the type of laxative a person takes might be a factor in their odds for colon cancer. The research indicates that fiber-...
Low-Income Adults Favor Medicaid Expansion, Survey Finds
Low-Income Adults Favor Medicaid Expansion, Survey Finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income adults in the United States are strong supporters of Medicaid expansion, new research shows. They also view coverage provided by Medicaid -...
Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure
Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to a major highway may raise your risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Among more than 5,000 postmenopausal women, those w...
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long stays in intensive care lead to a big reduction in the types of microbes in patients' intestines, and some of those that remain are potentially deadly, a new stud...
Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not be as reliable in geographic regions where certain lung infections are more common, a new analysis says. O...