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  Self-Checks Help Spot Melanoma's Return
Patient-detected symptoms were most common way of detecting return of deadly skin cancer, study finds

 

MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Self-checks by melanoma skin cancer patients play an important role in detecting a return of the most deadly form of skin cancer, new research suggests.

In the study, which covered the years from 1996 to 2015, investigators from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of North Carolina analyzed data from a multi-institutio

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  Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs
In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

 

MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most American parents believe good nutrition is important for their children, only one-third think they're doing a good job teaching their kids healthy eating habits, a new survey shows.

"Most parents understand that they should provide healthy food for their children, but the reality of work schedules, children's activities and diff

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   •  Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis
  Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported
 
   •  Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home
  Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds
 
   •  There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
  High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says
 
   •  Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say
  Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns
 
   •  Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides
  Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests
 
   •  Stress Buster
  5 stress management tips you can use at work
 
 FDA Approvals
 
   •  Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis
  Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments
 
   •  Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder
 
   •  Newborn Screening Tests Approved
  The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders
 
   •  Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation
  Drug designed to stimulate upper gastrointestinal tract
 
   •  Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
  Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Stay Safe During Winter Sports
  Suggestions before you hit the slopes
 
   •  Health Tip: Reducing Your Heart Disease Risk
  Tips to benefit your ticker
 
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