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Preventing cancer with vitamins

A new study suggests vitamin B6 could play a large role in preventing lung cancer. A European study of nearly 400,000 adults found having above average blood levels of vitamin B6 and an amino acid called methionine, reduced the risk for lung cancer by 50 percent -- even among...

5 years 1 month ago

Many doctors ignore heart drug guidelines

Most hospitalized heart failure patients are sent home without widely recommended inexpensive pills, despite a program to get more doctors to follow treatment guidelines, a study suggests. Only one-third of 12,565 patients eligible for the drugs got them - even though they were treated at 201 hospitals that had...

5 years 1 month ago

Sperm donor passed on deadly heart defect

A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death,...

5 years 2 months ago

Dopamine seen as root of ADHD

Researchers using brain scans believe they've found the root of ADHD. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in children and teens - but it can also persist long past adolescence. It can impair a person's ability to pay attention, complete tasks and be productive....

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