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Image of ovary under microscope in a laboratory after ovarian cancer cells show mutation from talc exposure.

In the Lab: Ovarian Cancer Cells Show Mutation from Talc Exposure

Tess Francke · June 24, 2019

The link between talc powder and ovarian cancer has been warned about for years. Now, a recent study identifying evidence of cell mutation shows the way talc powder promotes the generation of ovarian cancer cells. This is the first study to confirm the cellular effect of talc.

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A photo of an agricultural field in relation to the debate between Monsanto and the EPA about Roundup, glyphosate and cancer.

Roundup and Cancer: EPA Sidesteps Science Claiming "No Link"

Carah Wertheimer · May 8, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reaffirmed its 2017 assessment that glyphosate, the herbicide in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, does not cause cancer. Recent scientific studies and court cases say otherwise about the controversial herbicide.

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Woman getting her finger pricked for Alzheimer's blood test

Blood Test Detects Alzheimer's 20 Years in Advance

Carah Wertheimer · February 8, 2019

Created by Australian and Japanese researchers, this revolutionary Alzheimer's blood test is able to detect the disease 20 years before symptoms begin.

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Box of Alzheimer's medication Aricept, which increases risk of rare muscle condition.

Alzheimer’s Drug Aricept May Increase Risk of Rare Muscle Condition

Carah Wertheimer · November 5, 2019

Research suggests Alzheimer’s drug donezepil, known as Aricept, increases hospitalization for a rare muscle condition called rhabdomyolysis when compared to similar drugs.

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Elderly couple with memory loss

Five Significant Risk Factors for Memory Loss

Carah Wertheimer · October 23, 2019

Recent research on dementia, including Alzheimer's, is revealing specific risk factors for memory loss. These five factors may put you at a higher risk for developing a memory loss-related condition.

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Water bottle representing BPA in plastics linked to diabetes

Studies Examine If Household Chemicals Can Cause Diabetes

Nicole Knight · October 16, 2019

Household chemicals such as phthalates and BPA, which are found in plastics packaging, cosmetics, medications and other consumer goods, have been linked to diabetes.

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Group of chickens next to a barn representing eating chicken over beef to reduce risk of breast cancer

Worried About Breast Cancer? Science Says Eat More Chicken, Less Red Meat

Carah Wertheimer · October 8, 2019

Research shows that women who consumed poultry rather than red meat had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

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An illustration of a patient undergoing adaptive radiotherapy, which may be the future of cancer treatment.

Adaptive Radiotherapy: Cancer Treatment May Be Safer, More Accessible

Benjamin Duong · August 21, 2019

Adaptive radiotherapy is a form of personalized radiation therapy for cancer treatment. Although still in its early stages, clinicians hope that with further development to imaging methods, this form of cancer treatment will be a safer option to target tumors while minimizing tissue damage.

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A photo of a man using Esketamine nasal spray for depression.

Could Esketamine Become an Effective Treatment for Depression?

Lauren Styx · July 3, 2019

Spravato, an esketamine nasal spray developed by Johnson & Johnson, was approved by the FDA in March 2019. As the subject of the successful AJP study, the drug could be an important development for patients in desperate need of options. But it also raises concerns about cost and safety.

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Image of ovary under microscope in a laboratory after ovarian cancer cells show mutation from talc exposure.

In the Lab: Ovarian Cancer Cells Show Mutation from Talc Exposure

Tess Francke · June 24, 2019

The link between talc powder and ovarian cancer has been warned about for years. Now, a recent study identifying evidence of cell mutation shows the way talc powder promotes the generation of ovarian cancer cells. This is the first study to confirm the cellular effect of talc.

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Photo of a field as it is sprayed with herbicide following study suggesting that Monsanto's Roundup may cause liver damage.

Researchers Find Liver Damage May Be A Risk of Roundup

Lauren Styx · June 10, 2019

A recent study by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a new risk of Roundup: liver damage. Levels of glyphosate, the primary herbicide in Roundup, were significantly higher in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease than in patients with healthier livers.

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A photo of an agricultural field in relation to the debate between Monsanto and the EPA about Roundup, glyphosate and cancer.

Roundup and Cancer: EPA Sidesteps Science Claiming "No Link"

Carah Wertheimer · May 8, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reaffirmed its 2017 assessment that glyphosate, the herbicide in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, does not cause cancer. Recent scientific studies and court cases say otherwise about the controversial herbicide.

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Woman getting her finger pricked for Alzheimer's blood test

Blood Test Detects Alzheimer's 20 Years in Advance

Carah Wertheimer · February 8, 2019

Created by Australian and Japanese researchers, this revolutionary Alzheimer's blood test is able to detect the disease 20 years before symptoms begin.

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A woman worried about opioid overdoses in America

How Likely Are Americans to Die from an Opioid Overdose?

Benjamin Duong · February 5, 2019

In 2017, at least 70,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose. A deep dive into the history and causes of the opioid epidemic shows that America has long struggled with opioids.

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Photo of child reaching for pills depicted the way children in opioid epidemic are affected.

Data Shows Rising Number of Children Poisoned in Opioid Epidemic

Carah Wertheimer · October 25, 2018

The opioid epidemic in the United States is taking an increasingly devastating toll on children and adolescents, including the youngest Americans – preschool and kindergarten children.

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Elderly couple on a walk, discussing differences between men and women with Diabetes

Researchers Uncover Differences Between Men and Women with Diabetes

Ashley Lombardo · June 11, 2018

A study examines how men and women deal with diabetes differently, indicating that men may be able to learn from their female counterparts.

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Lonely elderly woman looking out window

How Loneliness Affects Health

Ashley Lombardo · May 7, 2018

Loneliness is a word we're all familiar with. But when it comes to loneliness, do we really understand what it means for our health?

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Joint replacement costs

Studies Show Optional Joint Replacements Cost Americans $8.3 Billion

Ashley Lombardo · March 23, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo joint replacements each year. But some of these procedures are unnecessary, leaving patients with serious side effects and costing the U.S. billions.

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A photo of a nurse holding an elderly woman's hands, feeling hopeful about a diabetes drug for Alzheimer's treatment.

New Diabetes Drug May Lead to Alzheimer's Breakthrough

Ashley Lombardo · January 24, 2018

Researchers in the U.K. and China are studying a diabetes drug that may help improve memory function in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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A photo of a young woman suffering from hip pain from a metal-on-metal hip implant.

Newly Discovered Gene May Help Metal-on-Metal Hip Patients

Ashley Lombardo · January 10, 2018

An incredible discovery in Australia could change the way we approach metal-on-metal hip replacement procedures to better protect patients from metal poisoning.

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A photo of a middle-aged Hispanic man wondering about hernia mesh failure.

Are Synthetic Hernia Repairs More Likely to Fail?

Ashley Lombardo · November 22, 2017

A recent study found synthetic mesh had a higher failure rate than biological mesh, specifically in contaminated incisional hernias.

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An illustration of a man with stomach pain, indicating heartburn PPI medications may increase the risk of stomach cancer.

Heartburn PPIs May Increase the Risk of Stomach Cancer

Ashley Lombardo · November 3, 2017

A study published in the journal Gut found the long-term use of heartburn medication, known as PPIs, may increase the risk of stomach cancer.

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Pink illustration of the female reproductive system as it depicts the way ovarian cancer in fallopian tubes may be the starting point.

Preliminary Study Finds Ovarian Cancer May Start in Fallopian Tubes

Ashley Lombardo · October 25, 2017

An ovarian cancer study indicates the disease may originate in the fallopian tubes. Scientists used genome sequencing to examine DNA errors.

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A photo of an elderly male patient extending his palm to receive pills to depict overprescription in nursing homes.

A New Study May Help Curb Inappropriate Nursing Home Prescriptions

Ashley Lombardo · October 20, 2017

A study helped cease inappropriate medication in nursing homes using the Multidisciplinary Multistep Medication Review tool (3MR).

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Illustration of Elderly Patient Having A Stroke After Study on Xarelto Stroke Prevention Finds It As Effective As Aspirin.

Xarelto Study On Stroke Prevention Ends Early

Ashley Lombardo · October 17, 2017

A Xarelto study on stroke prevention ended early after the drug failed to demonstrate any advantage over taking aspirin.

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A photo of a dad smiling while talking to his daughter about diabetes.

Can Talking About Your Feelings Help Fight Diabetes?

Ashley Lombardo · October 4, 2017

A Malaysian study shows talking through diabetes-related distress improves overall well-being and helps diabetics better manage the disease.

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A photo of a woman clutching her back, suffering from hip replacement poisoning symptoms.

Hip Replacement Poisoning Symptoms

Ashley Lombardo · October 4, 2017

Metal-on-metal hip replacements carry an extra burden: patients need to watch out for hip replacement poisoning symptoms.

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A photo of a woman's hands rolling a joint, relating to cannabis and chemotherapy.

The Role of Cannabis in Chemotherapy

Ashley Lombardo · September 28, 2017

Recent studies of cannabis and chemotherapy treatment have found that cannabinoids are effective in killing certain cancer cells.

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A portrait of a middle-aged woman looking up, representing the early warning signs of ovarian cancer.

9 Early Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Ashley Lombardo · September 21, 2017

Early detection of ovarian cancer is crucial but difficult, as early warning signs of ovarian cancer may seem too minor to cause alarm.

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An illustration of vaginal mesh, representing a vaginal mesh trial showing risk and ineffectiveness.

Largest Trial Shows Vaginal Mesh Isn’t More Effective Than Standard Repair

Ashley Lombardo · January 30, 2017

In a vaginal mesh trial, researchers found the devices pose unnecessary risks and are no more effective than standard repair.

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A woman holding her stomach after taking acid reflux medications (PPIs) and developing a gut infection.

Researchers Link Heartburn Medications to Higher Risk of Gut Infection

Ashley Lombardo · January 11, 2017

New studies link acid reflux drugs to infection. PPI risks also include CKD, magnesium deficiency, dementia, bone loss and heart attacks.

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An illustration representing the Essure patient safety checklist.

FDA Publishes New Essure Labeling and Safety Checklist

Ashley Lombardo · November 16, 2016

The FDA issued an Essure safety checklist to help physicians and patients better understand permanent contraception risks.

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An illustration of scientists and researchers working in a lab.

Did a Defective Blood Machine Alter Xarelto’s Clinical Trial?

Ashley Lombardo · September 30, 2016

A new investigation into Rocket AF, the Xarelto clinical trial, have regulators questioning the safety approval of the popular blood thinner.

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An illustration of floating red blood cells.

Study Shows IVC Filters Don't Save Trauma Patients

Ashley Lombardo · August 13, 2016

IVC Filter study results illustrate preventative device placement may actually increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis in trauma patients.

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An illustration of floating red blood cells.

Doctors Say Filters May Actually Cause Thrombosis

Ashley Lombardo · June 24, 2016

Aside from a heart problem, the most common cause of thrombosis may be an irremovable IVC filter.

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A portrait of an older African American man looking at the camera, representing Risperdal breast growth in older men.

Study Finds Antipsychotic Causes Breast Growth in Older Men

Ashley Lombardo · May 13, 2016

A study from the University of British Columbia linked the antipsychotic Risperdal to a higher gynecomastia risk for elderly men.

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