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Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — There’s a small increased risk of cancer for children who had X-rays before they were 3 months old and those whose mothers had X-rays while pregnant, researchers say. Possible increase in cancer risk in … Read more

Need for Blood and Organ Donors Continues to Grow

Need for Blood and Organ Donors Continues to Grow

FRIDAY, Feb. 11(HealthDay News) — Every single adult in the United States is carrying around the raw materials to save at least one life, and possibly more than one. Many unaware of the ease of donating, and saving a life, … Read more

FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that breast implants may be linked to a heightened risk for a rare cancer, as evidenced in a small but growing number of cases that … Read more

Acanthosis Nigricans: Treatment and Prevention

Acanthosis Nigricans: Treatment and Prevention

Acanthosis nigricans is a disorder that may start at any age. It causes velvety, light-brown-to-black, markings normally on the neck, under the weaponry or in the groin. Acanthosis nigricans is almost frequently associated with obesity. Some drugs, especially hormones such … Read more

Cat Scratch Fever Symptoms

Cat Scratch Fever Symptoms

Cat scratch disease, also called cat scratch fever is an infection caused by bacteria that is carried in cat saliva. Cat scratch disease usually occurs when an effected cat scratches or bites a person, usually a child. Cats can get … Read more