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FIGO 2018 staging ups discrimination of stage 1B cervical cancer

(HealthDay)—The Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) 2018 staging schema improves discriminatory ability for women with stage IB cervical tumors, according to a study published online June 11 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Jason D. Wright, M.D., from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and colleagues identified women with cervical […]

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Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High Gun deaths in the United States reached a record high of nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to a CNN analysis of federal government data. There were 39,773 gun deaths that year, compared […]

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The ASPCA Helped Animals Win Big in 2018

As the year comes to a close, animals and the people who love them have much to celebrate. In state legislatures and city halls across the country, the ASPCA worked all year long to pass lifesaving bills—and defeat a few bad ones, too—all with the goal of making the U.S. a safer place for animals. […]

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CDC: 8.8 percent uninsured in US in first half of 2018

(HealthDay)—In the first six months of 2018, 8.8 percent of U.S. individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017, according to a report published Nov. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Michael E. Martinez, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health […]

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Health Highlights: Nov. 5, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Soda Makers Using Ballot Measures to Fight Soda Taxes Campaigns supporting ballot measures in Washington and Oregon that would prevent municipalities from taxing food sales are being bankrolled by beverage companies trying to block attempts to tax sugary […]

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Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — In the first quarter of 2018, the uninsured rate was 8.8 percent, not significantly different from a year earlier, according to a report released Aug. 29 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., from the NCHS, and colleagues used data from the first quarter of […]

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Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1 in 5 Pot Products Fails Tests in California Close to 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed to pass tests for potency or purity since the state began mandating such testing July 1, a new […]

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It’s 2018. Do you know where your medical records are?

Can you imagine a future where the question “Did you bring a copy of your test results?” becomes entirely unnecessary? That could happen, but the methods that most health care providers use to exchange health care information are little different than they were 5,000 years ago, when physicians caring for the same patient exchanged scrolls […]

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Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Illnesses Linked to McDonald’s Salads Reach 507 Cases in 15 States and NYC: FDA The number of confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants was 507 in 15 states and New York City as […]

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Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health officials. They noted that Zika hasn’t been transmitted locally, the New York Post reported. “To date […]