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Unsafe Skin-Protection Practices Up for Teens

Sunscreen use has decreased among adolescents, and a considerable proportion use indoor tanning devices, according to a newly published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

Appropriate Echocardiography Use with Educational Intervention

An appropriate use criteria (AUC)-based educational intervention can improve the appropriate use of outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE).

Suicide Tourism on the Rise in Switzerland

While most countries restrict the practice of assisted suicide, the laws surrounding its use reside in a gray area in Switzerland. This lack of regulation is why Switzerland (mainly the city of Zurich) has become a popular place for people to come for the purpose of committing suicide.

Instant Noodles and Metabolic Syndrome: Not-So-Tasty for Women

Instant noodles, a staple in the diet of many college students, could increase the risk of metabolic syndrome in women independent of major dietary patterns.

Apple's HealthKit Raises Concerns Among Doctors

The upcoming release of the latest Apple mobile operating system will include HealthKit, an application (app) that allows users to collect and input information on a range of health data, including heart rate, calories burned, blood glucose, and cholesterol. However, some physicians are concerned about the potential for patient harm with this app.

The Obesity-Fertility Link in Men

For men, obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. A new study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology now adds possible infertility to the list of problems associated with obesity.

Americans Treated for Ebola Released From Hospital

The two American aid workers that were treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta for the Ebola virus have been discharged and pose no threat to public health.

Eliquis Gains Three New Indications

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.

Exercise Protects Against Atrial Fibrillation in Women

Greater physical activity is associated with lower rates of incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in women, according to a new study.

Obesity, Dementia Risk Varies with Age

The association between obesity and subsequent dementia varies with the age at which obesity is first recorded.