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Health: How Safe Are Medical Apps?

Both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal have taken a serious look at whether apps are safe, effective, and whether they can benefit people.


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Health: New Warning About Testosterone Therapy

A new warning about a popular treatment that many men say makes them feel like Superman.


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Controversial Decision Made By AMA To Recognize Obesity As Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35.7 percent of adults in the United States are obese, which increases their risk for stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other preventable chronic illnesses.


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Report: Umbrellas Fight Skin Cancer

Umbrellas can fight skin cancer by blocking UV rays.


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Pa. Lawmaker Pushes For Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Pennsylvania state senator Daylin Leach, who represents portions of Montgomery and Delaware counties, has introduced a bill to require label notification.


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Study: Fish Oil Supplements May Not Extend Your Life Span

According to a study, fish oil supplements provide some health benefits but there’s no proof taking them will extend your life.


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AMA: Reduce Sugar And Salt Intake

Several years ago the American Medical Association took a strong stand warning people about the dangers of too much salt and excessive sugar in the diet. Sadly, things have not changed very much since that time.


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Report: Low Glycemic Diet More Effective At Keeping Weight Off

According to the American Medical Association, this particular diet is designed to help keep blood sugar levels stable.


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AMA Weighs In On Childhood Obesity

Last week the American Medical Association put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public school children and teens.



Health: New Study Shows 16 Million Americans Have Oral HPV

Sixteen million Americans—or seven percent—have oral human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cancer.


Study: Moderate Wine Consumption Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer

According to a study, women who drink between three and six glasses of wine per week are at slightly higher risk of breast cancer.



Medicare Sees Big Savings On Treating Heart Failure

A new report shows that the country is saving money on treating heart failure patients. But the numbers come with some caveats.


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Study: People With Genital Herpes Can Spread The Virus Without Knowing They Have It

World wide, more than 530 million people have the herpes virus and according to a new report people who harbor the virus can be shedding it as much as 10 percent of the time, not even knowing they have it.


Study Questions Safety of Popular Surgery

A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has interesting findings about bariatric surgery.