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Antibiotic attitudes

While nearly all of the older adults surveyed in a recent poll say they understand that overuse of antibiotics is a problem – and also say they’re cautious about taking them.

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Less is more for heart health

Refined grains and white bread

Adults who eat more than a certain amount of white bread and other refined grains daily are more susceptible to heart disease and stroke, according to a large international dietary study.

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One drug, two major uses?

A drug approved for diabetes may also effectively treat and reverse heart failure in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients, according to research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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Sparing women chemotherapy

Postmenopausal women with a certain common type of breast cancer, and whose cancer falls within specific parameters for lymph node spread and risk of recurrence, receive no extra benefits from chemotherapy when it is added to hormone therapy, according to results from a recent clinical trial.

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