Testing for colon cancer may be leveling off in US ATLANTA — After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests. A large survey done last year found that about two-thirds of Americans ages 50 to...
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By MIKE STOBBE Associated PressAssociated Press
Docs to parents: Limit kids’ texts, tweets, online CHICAGO — Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat. The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many tee...
Novelty lenses pose health risks Colored contact lenses might seem like the perfect addition to this year’s costume, but eye specialists contend non-prescription lenses are scarier for their possible health risks rather than their...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 | 57 |
BY WILL PINKSTON email@example.comThe Paducah Sun
Study links truckers to higher cancer risk LOS ANGELES — Warning: Driving a truck for a living can be hazardous to your health — if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, researchers said Tuesday. Prostate cancer is the most common type of...
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By Karen Kaplan McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Tiny patients play catch-up with medical-devices MINNEAPOLIS —There is no such thing as a baby pacemaker. Or a defibrillator for kids. For children with an irregular heartbeat, the only option is an adult device. Pacemakers are wedged into childr...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 | 40 |
By James Walsh McClathy Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Coming to grips with psychosis BALTIMORE — One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a “microwave machine” to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping...
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By Jonathan Pitts McClathy Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Stop whining! DALLAS — Picture yourself as a cartoon character, looking earnestly at a whistle-necked, clipboard-carrying fitness professional. Your mouth is open, spewing into a text balloon the reasons you sim...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 | 43 |
By Leslie Barker McClathy Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Time to rethink saturated fat The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not ...
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By Melissa Healy McClathy Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Disabled teen seeks help after drug trial HACKENSACK, N.J. — Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Singer is moving out next month, leaving for a school in the hills of Pennsylvania. “I’ve never been so sad about anything in my entire life,” said her...
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By Barbara Williams McClathy Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun