Blinded by the Light – Diagnosed with Melanoma, They > Their Exposure

Too much exposure people. (From JAMA) Patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) (skin cancer) did not remain cautious about sun exposure in the three years after their diagnoses, according to a study by Luise Winkel Idorn, M.D., Ph.D., of Bispebjerg Hospital and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues. Exposure...

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Search for Health Info Online – Chances Are Your Info is Leaked

Patients who search on free health-related websites for information related to a medical condition may have the health information they provide leaked to third party tracking entities through code on those websites, according to a research letter published in JAMA by Marco D. Huesch, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., of the University of...

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse

Patients who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking, according to a study released by in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Gastric bypass surgery shrinks the stomach’s size and attaches it to a lower portion of the intestine. That limits food intake and the...

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