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WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer doctors are often mute when a patient asks about the cost of treatment, a new study shows.
Yet, such questions are critically important. Cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people with other chronic ailments, and tight finances often lead patients to...
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past few decades, death rates linked to cancer and heart disease have declined in most developed nations, thanks to more effective prevention strategies, early detection and greater access to quality health care.
But the same isn't true for poorer counties where the number of people...
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WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research might turn conventional stroke treatment on its head.
An international study suggests doctors need not ask patients to lie on their backs, eyes trained on the ceiling, for the first 24 hours of their recovery -- a popular way to prevent complications. It appears patients do just...
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests.
Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke l...
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gene mutations may cause up to 17 percent of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients with no family history of the disease, a new study finds.
ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease that typically leads to complete paralysis and...
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There are mixed results from a new study on the use of monetary rewards to help boost the odds that HIV-infected patients will enter care, and take their meds as directed.
The study, conducted at HIV clinics in New York City and Washington, D.C., found that financial incentives such as gift ...
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