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Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth
Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after giving birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors s...
JUL. 26, 2016 7:00 PM BREAKING NEWS

Risk of Contracting Zika at Rio Olympics Small
(HealthDay News) Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil aren’t likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, according to an Idea...
JUL. 26, 2016 3:00 PM RESEARCH NEWS

U.S. Panel Says Evidence 'Insufficient' to Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings
There currently isn't enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, a leading panel of U.S. preventive health experts...
JUL. 26, 2016 2:00 PM BREAKING NEWS

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study
Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, research in Nature Microbiology sugge...
JUL. 26, 2016 1:00 PM HEALTH ALERT

Arsenic-Contaminated Water Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.
(HealthDay News) Arsenic-contaminated water, at levels below the 2001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maximum, is associated with skin cancer in U.S. populations, according to a review published...
JUL. 25, 2016 8:00 PM RESEARCH NEWS

Meds Up Hospitalization for Dehydration, Heat-Linked Illness
(HealthDay News) Among veterans, initiation of many commonly-used medications is associated with increased risk of hospitalization for dehydration or heat-related illness, according to research in the...
JUL. 25, 2016 7:00 PM RESEARCH NEWS