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The various forms of viral hepatitis impact millions of people across the U.S. As a critical public health concern, May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month to encourage people to be educated about hepatitis and motivate those at risk to be tested. For baby boomers, or those born between 1945 and 1965, an important part of this conversation is hepatitis C. Hep C is a liver infection caused by a virus primarily spread through contact with blood from an infected person.

 

Staying physically active and eating a healthy diet filled with whole grains, fruits and vegetables not only help lower weight but could cut your risk for cancer, a new report finds. The report from World Cancer Research Fund links 12 types of cancers to being overweight, including breast and colorectal cancer.

 

The ad for Pfizer's Viagra Connect follows the pill for erectile dysfunction becoming available for sale over the counter at UK pharmacies in March. In November, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency announced that it was reclassifying the drug so it could be sold without a prescription.

 

Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory condition that can include a variety of symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness, and swollen toes and/or fingers.

 

The Latest on the Senate vote on a bill to expand private care at the Department of Veterans Affairs : The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The 92-5 vote on Wednesday would also prevent a disastrous shutdown of the Choice private-sector program.

 

In a new study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches. According to the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, what works best is offering smokers money to quit.

 

The 52-year-old musician became a global sensation after the release of his 1999 album 'Play' - which sold over 10 million copies and had every track licensed to an advert, movie or TV show - but fame caused him to party hard and battle against anxiety and depression. He said: "As fame and wealth and drinking and drug use increased, so did narcissism and entitlement... and anxiety and depression.

 

In this July 13, 2016, photo, Susan Bayh listens as husband Evan Bayh, the former two-term governor and two-term senator, speaks about why he has decided to seek re-election in the Senate. less In this July 13, 2016, photo, Susan Bayh listens as husband Evan Bayh, the former two-term governor and two-term senator, speaks about why he has decided to seek re-election in the Senate.

 

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body only to reemerge years later with lethal force, according to a study published Tuesday. In experiments with human cells and live mice, researchers showed that disabling the mechanism - with drugs or gene manipulation - crippled the cancer cells and inhibited their capacity to spread.

 

Roth's literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said that he died in a New York City hospital of congestive heart failure. Author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward.

 

Spring is finally here, and it's an ideal time to get outside and be more physically active. For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy.

 

A sharp cut in breast pump payments by the nation's second-largest health insurer has prompted a strong reaction from breastfeeding advocates, who warn that some new moms will not get the pumps they need and fewer babies will be breastfed. Starting last month, Anthem Inc. slashed the rate it reimburses medical suppliers for breast pumps by 44 percent - from $169.15 to $95.

 

Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her job and insurance coverage.

 

Congo's health ministry has announced six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. A dozen health workers in the northwestern provincial capital of Mbandaka have received vaccinations as the impoverished nation tries to contain the deadly virus in the city of more than 1 million.

 

The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, or a little more than 29 million people After nearly a year of Trump, that was almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

 

Consumption of up to one egg daily was linked with lower rates of strokes and heart disease, according to the research published in journal Heart Consumption of up to one egg daily was linked with lower rates of strokes and heart disease, according to the research published in journal Heart. Daily consumers also had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease when compared to those who did not eat eggs.

 

Rules curbing pollution from household wood burners and fires will be brought in as part of efforts to cut harmful dirty air, the Government has announced. New legislation will mean that only cleaner fuels and stoves will be sold for domestic heating, curbing polluting smoke and soot, under plans being put out for consultation.

 


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