Health

Free lung cancer screenings help central Ohio community detect early

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Ross County’s rate of death for those with lung cancer is much higher than the rate for Ohio and startlingly 44 percent higher than the rate in the U.S. Read more

New treatment "a breakthrough" for kids with peanut allergies

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After nine to 12 months of treatment, two-thirds of those who received it were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts per day.Read more

Colder weather highlights importance of indoor air quality

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What many people don’t realize is that factors inside the home can also lead to poor air quality, causing potentially serious health risks. Read more

More U.S. kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

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This year's count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said.Read more

New guidelines count short bursts of activity, housework as exercise

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Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.Read more

FDA approves return of popular Primatene Mist asthma inhaler

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The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler late Wednesday.Read more

Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

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The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm.Read more

Online beauty tricks that can do more harm than good

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No matter the platform, millions of Americans are scrolling through the latest in hair, skin, nails and even fitness.Read more

End of daylight saving time can take a toll on your mental health

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While most Americans will revel in the extra hour of sleep, for some people the shift can have a significant impact on health, and in particular their mood.Read more

FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

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The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused.Read more

First FDA-approved cannabis-based drug now available in the US

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The drug, which will be available in all 50 states, will be a treatment option for certain types of epilepsy.Read more

Pizza bagels, gum and bottled water could soon be labeled "healthy"

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Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to have a new role in out diets.Read more

Local elementary school building healthy lung habits through yoga

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Woodward Elementary School in the City of Delaware is the first school in the country to give the beta program by the American Lung Association a try.Read more

Amgen slashes price of $14,000-a-year cholesterol drug

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Amgen Inc. said Wednesday it is immediately cutting the price of Repatha by 60 percent, from about $14,000 to $5,850 per year.Read more

US approves first new type of flu drug in 2 decades

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Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season.Read more