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HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend
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Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Calls to U.S. poison control centers related to the herbal drug kratom have skyrocketed, increasing more than 50-fold in a matter of six years, a new study shows
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Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms
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AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows
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FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products
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Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty
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Transgender Hormone Therapy Could Pose Heart Dangers

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Men and women who get hormone therapy during gender transition treatment may face a much higher risk for developing heart disease, new Dutch research cautions
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Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says
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How to Keep Food Poisoning at Bay

SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Following the recipe for food safety is a must anytime you're in the kitchen, and it starts with clean hands, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says
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Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report
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Protect Your Aging Eyes From Macular Degeneration

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable eye disease that affects millions of older Americans, but there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk, a vision expert says
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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- This year's flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday
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Everyday 'Triggers' May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib." Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stroke-linked condition
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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Many drugs -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life
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Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- It's safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports
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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn't Head to the ER

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren't sick enough to be there
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Food or Heart Meds? Many Americans Must Make a Choice

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Millions of Americans with heart disease say they face financial strain because of their medical care, with some skipping meds or cutting back on basics like groceries
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New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients' odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds
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Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- People with colon polyps spotted during screening are at higher risk for colon cancer. But while low-dose aspirin could lower the odds for the disease, too few patients adopt the regimen, new research shows
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FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, the agency announced Monday
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How to Decide When You're Too Sick to Work

SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says
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Continuous Glucose Monitors Make Managing Diabetes Easier

SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Monitoring blood sugar is essential for many people with diabetes, but self-testing is a hassle. For some patients, using a continuous glucose monitor might be the solution
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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn't peaked yet, health officials said Friday
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AHA News: Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Deadliest Type of Stroke

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The risk of a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the brain is higher among women during pregnancy and in the weeks following delivery, new research finds
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AHA News: Her New Workout Routine Helped Spot a Rare Heart Defect

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As a medical malpractice lawyer, Diana Mauro is no stranger to stress
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As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does 'Anti-Vax' Movement Persist?

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Measles outbreaks across the United States -- including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified -- have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated
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Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men's Fertility?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Forget the mellow slacker image -- pot smoking might actually make men more potent
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Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens Drive While High

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- In states where marijuana is legal, teens smoking pot and then getting behind the wheel of a car is common, a new study finds
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Fast or Slow, Weight Loss Has Similar Effect on Health

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Losing weight quickly doesn't offer any more health benefits than slimming down slowly, a new study shows
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Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Easing chronic pain is the main reason Americans use medical marijuana, a new study finds
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