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FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A street drug sold illegally as the prescription painkiller Norco is much stronger and more dangerous than the real medication, researchers warn.
"Street Norco is almost indistinguishable from brand-name Norco in appearance, but can be lethal," said Dr. Patil Armenian of the University of Calif...
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only certain women with cancer in one breast should have their healthy breast removed in an attempt to prevent cancer, a leading group of breast surgeons maintains.
The new position statement from the American Society of Breast Surgeons comes at a time when more breast cancer patients are askin...
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treating the skin disease psoriasis might reduce your risk for other health problems as well, a dermatology expert says.
About 7.5 million people in the United States have the chronic skin disease. The inflammatory effects of psoriasis can affect the entire body, said Dr. Jashin Wu, director of...
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that monkeys can acquire Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from people.
Many deadly diseases in people originally came from animals, but this study shows that dangerous pathogens can also move from people to animals, the researchers said.
The investigators discov...
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that they have unearthed the earliest evidence of bone tumors and cancers, dating back almost 2 million years.
The discoveries challenge the belief that cancer is a disease of modern life, the study authors said.
"Modern medicine tends to assume that cancers and tum...
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Serious pregnancy complications are more likely when women are carrying baby boys, new research suggests.
After analyzing more than half a million births in Australia, researchers said the baby's gender could be linked to the health of both mother and child.
"The sex of the baby has a...
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