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Blacks Have Shorter Life Spans After Surviving Heart Stoppage: Study

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black patients who survive cardiac arrest during a U.S. hospital stay have poorer long-term survival odds than their white peers, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Asbestos Tips For Homeowners

(HealthDay News) -- Asbestos is a mineral fiber that is found in rock and salt. The fibers are strong and heat-resistant, so they have been used in construction materials for insulation and to prevent the spread of fire.

Warming Climate, More AC -- and More Unhealthy Smog Ahead

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As global warming heats up the planet, billions of people will need more air conditioning. And that could bring an uptick in serious health problems, a new study predicts.

Who Will and Who Won't Get the Flu?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints.

Antiviral Treatments Reduce Cancer Risk for HIV Patients

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term antiviral treatment cuts the risk of cancer in HIV patients as they age, a new study says.

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighborhoods where it's difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests.

Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows.

Cancer Drug Keytruda a New Weapon Against Advanced Lung Tumors

SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer drug that boosts the immune system outperforms chemotherapy in fighting advanced lung cancer, a new trial shows.

Could a Blood Test Spot Lung Cancer Early?

SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting.

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain.

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