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Howe Joseph
Howe Joseph is a freelance medical writer. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Howe Joseph spent the past 10+ years writing about medications, diseases, family health, fitness, nutrition and sexual health
Medical mysteries

Testing For More Breast Cancer Genes Offers Useful Information

When the results of a test wouldn’t change how doctors manage a patient’s care, most say it’s not worth doing. But new tests for...
depressed teen

High Mental Illness Rates, Little Help For Youth in Detention

Many youth caught up in the juvenile justice system are hospitalized for mental illness because they aren’t getting psychiatric help before they’re arrested or...
broken cigarette

‘Pac-Man’ Bacteria Eats Nicotine Before It Reaches The Brain, Study Finds

Between 80 and 90 of smokers try smoking cessation aids without success, but now researchers have discovered a promising solution: a bacterial enzyme that...

College Students Still Largely Misinformed About Ebola

Months after the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 had briefly the U.S., American college students still understood little about the disease and how it...
Fitness experts warn

Fitness Experts Warn Of The Pitfalls Of Going to Exercise Extremes

With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping...
HPV vaccinations for American

HPV Vaccinations For American Teens Rise Slightly, CDC Says

The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for...
HIV Flushed Out By Cancer Drug

HIV Flushed Out By Cancer Drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills...
10 Surprising Foods that List Sugar

10 Surprising Foods That List Sugar As The First Ingredient

If you've been reading evil-food listicles for as long as we've been writing them, you know all about the sneaky sugars in processed foods like...
Cheap drugs cut breast cancer

Cheap Drugs Cut Breast Cancer Deaths By 18%

Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.A charity said it was one of the most important...
Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Poor Sleeping Patterns Link To Cancer

Irregular sleeping patterns have been "unequivocally" shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.The report, in Current Biology, lends weight...