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Nurses Ranked #1 Most Ethical Profession By 2017 Gallup Poll

The Gallup organization released the 2017 results of their poll for the most honest and ethical professions - listing nurses as the top profession for the 16th year!

The Cancer Death Rate Has Dropped Again. Here's Why.

The nation's overall cancer death rate declined 1.7 percent in 2015, the latest indication of steady, long-term progress against the disease. Over nearly a quarter-century, the mortality rate has fallen 26 percent, resulting in almost 2.4 million fewer deaths than if peak rates had continued.

49 States Showing Widespread Flu Outbreaks

Influenza is overtaking every state in the country except for Hawaii, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Price Of Cancer Drug Raised 1,400% By New Owners

A Florida-based drug maker is facing charges of price-gouging after hiking the price of a potentially life-saving cancer treatment by 1,400 percent since 2013.

Leaving The House Linked To Longevity In Older Adults

For older people, getting out of the house regularly may contribute to a longer life - and the effect is independent of medical problems or mobility issues, according to new research from Israel.

How Aspirin Can Prevent Colon Cancer, Heart Disease

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published recommendations about aspirin to help prevent cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes) and colorectal cancer (commonly called colon cancer).

The Uninsured Are Overusing Emergency Rooms, And Other Health Care Myths

In the search for ways to bring down American health-care spending, there are certain ideas that are close to dogma. Chief among them: If you provide health insurance to people, they will stop overusing the emergency room.

Scarlet Fever, A Disease Of Yore, Is Making A Comeback In Parts Of The World

Scarlet fever, a disease that struck fear into the heart of parents when cases surged in the days of yore, appears to be making an unexpected and puzzling comeback in parts of the world.


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