Pharmacy

Patients’ cancer risk decreases after bariatric surgery, study finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New preliminary research this week points to the long-term benefits of bariatric or weight-loss surgery. The study found that people who had surgery were significantly less likely to develop certain cancers over a ten-year period compared to obese people of the same weight who did not have surgery. Those who developed cancer …

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How to tell if your child has binge eating disorder (and what to do about it)

Photo: PattyPhoto (Shutterstock) The the pandemic has not been good for anyone’s mental health and, sadly, children’s mental health crises have increased, including eating disorders. Whereas anorexia, or a fear of gaining weight that usually presents as food restriction, is the most talked about eating disorder, binge eating can also negatively impact your child’s life, …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It is complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that caught people’s attention. New search found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the results are the latest to suggest coffee is perfectly safe to drink, they’re not necessarily strong evidence that your daily cup of coffee saves …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It is complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that caught people’s attention. New search found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the results are the latest to suggest coffee is perfectly safe to drink, they’re not necessarily strong evidence that your daily cup of coffee saves …

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Vast majority of Long Covid patients have never been hospitalized, report says

Photo: Sirachai Arunrugstichai (Getty Images) The average person with long covid did not have a serious infection to begin with, a new report suggests. The study, a review of private insurance claims, found that three-quarters of long-diagnosed patients were not hospitalized with covid-19. Additionally, researchers found that patients were more likely to be co-diagnosed with …

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