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'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low-risk prostate cancer report a good quality of life after choosing active surveillance as a treatment for their disease, a new study finds.

Active surveillance for prostate cancer means a man chooses not to have surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, but instead follows a regular sch...

Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in Zika-affected countries might reduce their risk of infection during pregnancy by timing conception with periods of low mosquito activity, a new study suggests.

Zika is the mosquito-borne virus that's been linked to miscarriages and serious birth defects. Since last year, several coun...

Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting U.S. teens out of the driver's seat before midnight would reduce their risk of fatal crashes, federal health officials said Thursday in a new report.

One-third of fatal teen car crashes occur at night, with 57 percent of those taking place before 12 a.m., according to new statistics f...

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FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved to treat adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The once-daily injection is to be used along with diet and exercise to improve patients' blood sugar levels.

The FDA reviewed 10 clinical t...

Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to common belief, a new U.S. study suggests that women's growing role in the workforce is not a major factor in divorce. But a husband's ability to keep a full-time job might be.

The study, of over 6,300 U.S. couples, found that the odds of divorce were no different whether a wife wo...

Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plus being overweight may be a bad combo when it comes to risks for the two most common types of esophageal cancer, a new report warns.

The findings suggest that in the United States, a third of esophageal cancer cases -- that's about 5,600 per year -- could be prevented if people ma...

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