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  • Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast

    Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast
    Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes and those who still smoke have cut back, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, U.S. health experts said Tuesday. Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading cause of preventable deaths and...
  • Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases

    Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases
    LONDON (Reuters) - Healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8 million cases of cancer each year, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said on Wednesday, calling on governments to "avoid a public health disaster." The number of...
  • Cooking for Life on Sept. 24 will benefit cancer society

    Cooking for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. In past years, Ferguson Corp. has been a leading sponsor, and this year’s event has touched...
  • Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure

    Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Grape seed extract is marketed as a way to guard your heart health, but clinical trials so far suggest the supplement has small effects on blood pressure and heart rate, a new review finds. Pooling the results from nine...
  • 2 energy drinks tell murky tale of supplement regulation

    2 energy drinks tell murky tale of supplement regulation
    Both Java Monster Loca Moca and Starbucks mocha-flavored Doubleshot energy drinks come in brown 15-ounce cans. They both offer caffeine, B vitamins and "energy" in the form of guarana and ginseng. But one is marketed as a food/beverage and the other as a...
  • IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study

    IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study
    LONDON (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer even though they don't stop the infection that commonly leads to the disease, according to the results of...
  • Do teen driving restrictions save lives?

    Do teen driving restrictions save lives?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others. A study that compared death rates found...
  • I'm leaning toward Medicare Advantage. How do they work?

    If you like the idea of a Medicare HMO, you're not alone. Florida, and especially South Florida, has a heavy concentration of seniors in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. MA plans generally work best for healthy people who don't mind giving up some...
  • Troubled study at heart of therapy debate

    Troubled study at heart of therapy debate
    With $30 million of taxpayer money, researchers set out to conduct one of the largest studies ever of an alternative medical treatment, a controversial therapy for coronary artery disease. The project was marred with problems from beginning to end....
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  • Sharing healing options

    Angela Sinnett and Andrea Allerton treat common health ailments with the one thing many people fear most — needles. That's because they are trained and licensed acupuncturists. "When people hear 'needles' they tend to think of a shot like they...