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Trump launching campaign to end HIV in U.S. by 2030

President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Read More

Nearly half of U.S. adults have heart or blood vessel disease

The American Heart Association said today that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Read More

E-cigs outperform patches and gums in quit-smoking study

A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. Read More
 

6 things to know about new flu drug Xofluza

The first new influenza drug in 20 years was approved in October, and maker Genentech says Xofluza began reaching pharmacies recently — good timing for flu season. Here are some things to consider. Read More

‘Stressheimer’s’ can result in memory issues

Whether you’re worried about your health care, your finances, or your basic needs, you’re a candidate for stressheimer’s — memory problems triggered by relentless anxiety. Read More

How to help kids with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder

The National Institutes of Health estimates that between 2 and 5 percent of children in the U.S. show signs of prenatal alcohol exposure. Fetal alcohol syndrome disorder now appears to be more prevalent than autism spectrum disorder. Read More
 

Good oral health can help reduce high blood pressure

Mountains of research show that poor oral health increases your risk for many maladies. Now, new research has emerged that shows that good dental care could prevent or help reduce high blood pressure. Read More

Assaggio corrects food violations at Ala Moana restaurant

A state Department of Health spokeswoman said in an e-mail that inspectors returned today and “all violations have been corrected.” Read More

Health Options: The danger of labeling food ‘bad’

Today’s nutritional information contains more contradictions than consistencies, even among nutrition and health professionals Read More
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Physicians among those rallying for universal Medicare

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A small group of health care reform supporters gathered at Magic Island Beach Park Saturday to urge lawmakers to implement universal Medicare in Hawaii. Read More

Queen’s Health Systems offers deferral of payments for federal workers

Queen’s Health Systems started today deferring out-of-pocket payments for federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown, now in its fifth week. Read More

Beware fake news about fake hydrogen peroxide cures

There are many examples of people misusing hydrogen peroxide. The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned that misusing it could come with potentially devastating side effects. Read More
 

Workout before surgery helps recovery

Study after study has shown that exercise before surgery reduces complication rates, shortens hospital stays, eases post-op pain and improves recovery times. Read More

How to bring back sensory enjoyment to daily meals

We often talk about the power of mindful meditation to ease stress, improve sleep and reduce emotional issues like depression, anxiety and anger — and to help preserve cognitive function as you age. But an amazing, untapped power of mindfulness is its ability to transform your eating habits. Read More

Walgreens agrees to pay $269M to U.S. in fraud accord

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay $269.2 million to settle U.S. claims that the drugstore chain defrauded a federally-funded health-care program over insulin drugs and a consumer-discount initiative. Read More

23andMe gets FDA approval for consumer cancer test

DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. said it has gotten the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. Read More

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