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Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds.

"In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment," said study co-au...

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Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraines and other headache disorders have a greater risk of a thyroid disease known as hypothyroidism, a new study suggests.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone. This can cause mood swings, weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, c...

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  • September 29, 2016
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Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Steps to reduce bloodstream infections in dialysis patients will be mapped out Thursday at a meeting of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a coalition of kidney and dialysis groups.

Dialysis treatment -- either in a hospital, a dialysis unit or at home -- is needed when ...

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Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing they have a family history of breast cancer or a high-risk gene mutation doesn't lead to increased anxiety or depression in teen girls, a new study finds.

These teens may actually have greater self-esteem and a better understanding of cancer risk than their peers, researchers said.

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Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.

Influenza vaccination coverage declined 1.5 percent across the entire U.S. population during the 2015-2016 flu season, with...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • September 29, 2016
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HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds.

"After eight years of vaccination, the reduction in the incidence of cervical neoplasia [abnormal growth of cell...

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