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"Liver Cancer Rx Failed Further Testing"

Everolimus after failure of sorafenib did not improve survival of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (dailyRx News) Even when new medications show a lot of promise in the early stages of testing, they don’t always prove to work so well in later stages of testing. For certain liver cancer patients, everolimus (Afinitor) may be less…

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"Undiagnosed STD May Affect Many Americans"

Chlamydia may often be undiagnosed and affect over one million people in the US (dailyRx News) STDs often come with unpleasant symptoms, but when infections don’t come with visible symptoms, many patients are left unaware. A new report focused on one such STD — chlamydia. This report estimated that 1.8 million people in the US…

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"New Guidelines Target Lowering Repeat Stroke Risk"

Stroke survivors may reduce chances of another stroke through exercise and other measures (dailyRx News) At least a quarter of the 795,000 Americans who have a stroke each year will have another stroke within their lifetime. New guidelines, however, may help cut this rate of recurrence. Within five years of a first stroke, the likelihood…

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"Stopping a Kid's UTI from Returning"

Urinary tract infections in children with vesicoureteral reflux less likely with antibiotic (dailyRx News) A urinary tract infection in a child can become very serious if not treated. Those who repeatedly experienced UTIs with a fever may have an underlying condition. A recent study found that providing preventive antibiotics to children with one underlying condition…

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"First MERS Case Reported in the US"

MERS virus infection in US discovered in Indiana patient who traveled from Middle East (dailyRx News) The MERS virus has been under the close watch of health officials around the globe since it first started causing infections in 2012. This week, the first US patient was discovered. Cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus…

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"Falls More Common in Arthritis Patients"

Arthritis patients at higher risk for falls and injuries during middle age and older adulthood (dailyRx News) Falls are a big concern for many older adults, but should falling be something that middle-aged adults with arthritis consider, too? A new study suggests so. This new study, led by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control…

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"Preventing Dental Caries in Kids"

Dental caries prevention recommendations include fluoride supplementation and varnish (dailyRx News) From the moment your child’s first tooth erupts, bacteria has the ability to cause caries, or tooth decay leading to cavities. Dental caries are actually the leading chronic disease among young children in the US. New recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force…

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"Diabetes Has Increased in US Youth"

Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes increased significantly in youths between 2001 and 2009 (dailyRx News) Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in childhood. But more children are now getting type 2 diabetes, and the rates of both seem to be rising. People with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes have high blood sugar.…

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"DHA During Pregnancy Didn't Boost Kids' Brain Power"

DHA prenatal supplements did not appear to improve child brain development (dailyRx News) Pregnant women are often encouraged to take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement called DHA in addition to prenatal vitamins. But does taking the extra supplement make a difference to the developing baby? A recent study found that the extra DHA did not…

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"A Vaccine for Two During Pregnancy"

Whooping cough vaccine given during pregnancy increased infant protection (dailyRx News) Vaccines are designed to protect against disease, but babies cannot get most vaccines until they’re two months old, leaving them vulnerable. A vaccine during pregnancy may help. A recent study found that giving mothers a vaccine against whooping cough during pregnancy increased their babies’…

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