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California Sues Juul for Targeting Teens

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New York's attorney general has also sued Juul over marketing materials "geared toward youth."

November 20th 2019, 2:59 pm

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

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Overall, anal cancer rates and deaths are increasing nearly 3% per year, making it one of the fastest-rising cancers.

November 20th 2019, 2:14 pm

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

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Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency departments complaining of high blood pressure.

November 20th 2019, 2:14 pm

Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

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The study included 821 RA patients and 2,455 people without the disease. Researchers identified 11 health conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis, including epilepsy and pulmonary fibrosis.

November 20th 2019, 2:14 pm

Medicare for All: FAQ

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There's been a lot of debate and discussion about a health insurance plan known as Medicare for All. But what does that really mean?

November 20th 2019, 11:08 am

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

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Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children.

November 19th 2019, 5:42 pm

States Act on Vaccine Exemptions as Outbreaks Rise

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States are trying to counter anti-vaccination trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds.

November 19th 2019, 4:56 pm

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

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Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.

November 19th 2019, 4:56 pm

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Dangerous for Preemies

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Squeezing the last drops of blood from the umbilical cord has been touted to help preterm babies get more of the nutrients they need, but it may be dangerous, a new study finds.

November 19th 2019, 2:40 pm

Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?

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New research finds that a person's risk of atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases by about 3% for every inch over the average height of 5-foot-7.

November 19th 2019, 12:50 pm

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

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The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that while one-third were confident they could detect depression in their children, two-thirds said certain things would make it difficult.

November 19th 2019, 12:50 pm

Feather Bedding Caused Man's Serious Lung Illness

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Taylor was told to remove the feather bedding from his home and prescribed steroids, which improved his condition within two days.

November 19th 2019, 12:06 pm

Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show

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The study is the latest to debunk the common myth that women are less suited to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields due to biological shortfalls in math aptitude, the researchers said.

November 19th 2019, 12:06 pm

Recall: Breakstone Cottage Cheese for Plastic Bits

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The recalled cottage cheese was shipped to retailers and distributors in the United States and Latin America.

November 19th 2019, 12:06 pm

Trump Backs Off Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

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President Donald Trump, who pledged in September to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, says that he wants to study the issue before taking any action.

November 18th 2019, 3:24 pm

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

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New studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the United States for the prevention of HPV-related cancers.

November 18th 2019, 2:37 pm

Recall: Frozen Cat Food for Salmonella Concerns

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GoRaw LLC, doing business as Steve’s Real Food, has recalled its 2-pound bags of frozen Quest Beef Cat Food.

November 18th 2019, 12:22 pm

Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts

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Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and is their main cause of illness and death. In women, the connection between diabetes and heart disease is particularly strong.

November 18th 2019, 12:22 pm

Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

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However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes.

November 18th 2019, 11:33 am

Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

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In the new trial, colchicine reduced by as much as 34% a heart attack survivor's combined risk of either dying from heart disease or having cardiac arrest, a heart attack, a stroke or angioplasty.

November 18th 2019, 10:19 am

Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

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Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was up 1.4% between 2013 and 2017, and those who had trouble staying asleep rose 2.7%.

November 15th 2019, 4:02 pm

Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It

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In a survey, researchers found that almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least "somewhat likely" to develop dementia. Yet few -- 5% -- said they had talked to their doctor about ways to lower their risk.

November 15th 2019, 4:02 pm

Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study

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In the new study, researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine analyzed blood samples from six Juul users who were asked to puff on their device every 20 seconds for 10 minutes -- a total of 30 puffs.

November 15th 2019, 3:21 pm

Are Vaping Bans the Way to Go?

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More and more states are trying to enact some type of ban on e-cigarettes -- but are meeting resistance.

November 15th 2019, 2:01 pm

Apple Removes Vaping Apps From Store

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Apple said it's removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide -- a mix of stores, social networks, news and games.

November 15th 2019, 1:17 pm

America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy

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Infants and toddlers are eating a lot of added sugars every day from foods like yogurt, snacks and fruit drinks.

November 15th 2019, 12:03 pm

FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs

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The drugs include Dollar Tree's Assured Brand OTC drugs and other drug products sold by Dollar Tree Co., which operates stores under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar names.

November 15th 2019, 9:46 am

Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients

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Overall, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance, according to the study published Nov. 8 in the journal Psycho-Oncology.

November 14th 2019, 4:05 pm

Experimental Injection May Block Peanut Allergy

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Just one shot of an experimental antibody treatment allowed people with severe peanut allergy to eat about one peanut's worth of peanut protein two weeks later, the study found.

November 14th 2019, 4:05 pm

Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out of Reach

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New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford.

November 14th 2019, 4:05 pm

National Project Will Delve Into How Dogs Age

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The 40 researchers behind the Dog Aging Project want many of man's furry companions to be enrolled in a 10-year study of what helps canines live long, healthy lives.

November 14th 2019, 4:05 pm

U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low, But Vaping Rises

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Just under 14% of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2018, a dramatic decline from the 42% adult smoking rate in 1965, according to researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 14th 2019, 4:05 pm

Personalized Vitamin Sites Grow Despite Doubts

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Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults used dietary supplements in 2018, up from 65% in 2009, according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

November 14th 2019, 1:30 pm

Vaginal Birth, Breastfeeding Reduce Allergies, Asthma

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Vaginal delivery and breastfeeding lessen the number of new allergy and asthma cases in children up to the age of 18 years, according to new research.

November 14th 2019, 11:25 am

Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup

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The researchers noted that hiccuping is common among fetuses and newborns, and begins as early as nine weeks into pregnancy, CNN reported.

November 13th 2019, 5:01 pm

Progress Made, But 'Superbugs,' Remain a Threat

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Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Nov. 13 in an update of its Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report.

November 13th 2019, 4:13 pm

More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

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The proportion of people who've tried to lose weight during the previous year increased to 42% in 2015-2016, up from 34% in 1999-2000, according to federal survey data.

November 13th 2019, 3:45 pm

Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

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People who suffered a heart health scare -- a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm -- had a more than sevenfold increased risk for subsequently developing cancer, compared to those with healthy tickers, researchers said.

November 13th 2019, 3:45 pm

Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

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There are positive trends, including the survival numbers: Compared with a decade ago, the five-year survival rate among lung cancer patients was 26% higher in 2015.

November 13th 2019, 1:44 pm

Double Lung Transplant in Vaping Case a Success

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The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school athlete on the road to recovery, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit said today.

November 12th 2019, 5:58 pm

EPA Moves to Limit Science in Public Health Rules

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Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules because many studies showing an association between pollution and health risks use personal health information gathered under confidentiality agreements, The Times reported.

November 12th 2019, 5:09 pm

Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants

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In the group discussion, black patients were considered less healthy, less likely to comply with follow-up care recommendations and less trustworthy than white patients.

November 12th 2019, 2:21 pm

You Won't Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

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You're more likely to get sued if you don't intervene.

November 12th 2019, 2:21 pm

Testosterone Boosters Raise Men's Odds for Clots

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Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.

November 12th 2019, 1:51 pm

Ultra-Processed Foods A Fast Track to Heart Risk

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About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the worse heart health was, the findings suggested.

November 12th 2019, 1:51 pm

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

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They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study.

November 12th 2019, 1:05 pm

TV, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep

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Despite considering sleep important, 88% said they'd stayed up late to watch multiple episodes of a TV show or streaming series.

November 12th 2019, 1:05 pm

Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

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Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study.

November 11th 2019, 2:34 pm

Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again

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Researchers say use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes:

November 11th 2019, 2:34 pm

CDC: Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases

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Calling it a “breakthrough,” the agency says it found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-related lung injury.

November 11th 2019, 1:48 pm

Trump Administration Wants to Raise Age to Buy E-Cigs to 21

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The White House's proposed move is not the first in the United States: About a third of states have already raised their sales age to 21. But federal law still puts the age at 18.

November 11th 2019, 1:48 pm

Ethylene Oxide Emission Plan Called ‘Weak’

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By law, the EPA is required to review and update these standards every 8 years, but the agency was behind schedule. It is under a court order to finalize the rule by March 2020.

November 11th 2019, 11:00 am

'Wheel' Host Pat Sajak Has Emergency Surgery

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Long-time co-host Vanna White took over running the show on Friday after taping was paused on Thursday.

November 11th 2019, 8:42 am

Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed

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The online survey, conducted by The Harris Poll, also found that 56% of respondents have significant stress about the 2020 presidential election, an increase from 52% in the period before the 2016 election.

November 8th 2019, 4:53 pm

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

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The use of kratom has risen sharply since the start of the opioid epidemic, and more than 90 deaths have been linked to it, researchers say.

November 8th 2019, 3:21 pm

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Botulism Risk

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The recalled products were sold in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

November 8th 2019, 1:47 pm

More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

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The recalled items include the brand’s ready-to-cook chicken wings, tenderloins, legs, breast meat, and whole birds.

November 8th 2019, 1:47 pm

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Good or Bad for You?

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There is evidence to suggest that frequent use of the sweeteners, especially in diet sodas, raises the risk of several chronic diseases, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

November 8th 2019, 12:16 pm

Don't Get Along With Family? Check Your Health

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Parents, siblings and extended family members appear to affect your well-being, even into middle age and beyond, the study found.

November 8th 2019, 11:48 am

Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes

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Juul has already stopped sales of its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber products, which account for 10% of its sales.

November 8th 2019, 10:44 am

Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

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Black patients were only 78% as likely to receive the minimum care, compared with white patients, the findings showed. Meanwhile, those aged 80 and older were only 12% as likely to receive the minimum treatment, compared with those under 50.

November 8th 2019, 10:44 am

Sleeping on an Incline Not Safe for Baby

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents not let a baby sleep in rockers, pillows, car seats or any other product that holds an infant at an incline—with their head higher than their feet.

November 7th 2019, 3:47 pm

Long-Acting Birth Control in a Patch?

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The patch, which contains "micro-needles" absorbed into the skin, is seen as a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives

November 7th 2019, 2:29 pm

HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

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Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer.

November 7th 2019, 2:29 pm

Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

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Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.

November 7th 2019, 1:58 pm

When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure Follows

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When listeners were relatively certain about what chord to expect next, they found it pleasant when they were surprised by an unexpected chord, and when they were uncertain about the next chord, they found it pleasant when subsequent chords weren't surprising.

November 7th 2019, 1:58 pm

Veteran Who Received Penis Transplant Is Doing Well One Year Later

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In March 2018, the soldier -- who was severely wounded after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan -- underwent the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant.

November 7th 2019, 1:28 pm

Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks

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Eleven percent said they had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; 10% reported waking up too early; and 2% struggled to focus during the day.

November 7th 2019, 1:15 pm

Gene Editing Tool Fights Cancer in Early Study

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So far, CRISPR has only been tried in three patients, two with multiple myeloma and one with a sarcoma. All had tried standard treatments, to no avail.

November 7th 2019, 12:58 pm

New Strain of HIV Discovered

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The new strain is a part of the same family of virus subtypes that have fueled the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research with the University of Missouri.

November 7th 2019, 12:45 pm

Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

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Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light that's crucial to synchronizing your biologic clock, possibly putting people at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other harmful effects of sleep deprivation, said Dr. Beth Ann Malow, director of the Sleep Disorders Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

November 6th 2019, 5:19 pm

Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression

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Getting more exercise could help ward off depression, even if you have a genetic risk for it, new research shows.

November 6th 2019, 2:46 pm

Only Children May Have Higher Obesity Risk

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Researchers examined the eating habits of only children and found that they had less healthy eating and drinking habits than those with brothers and sisters.

November 6th 2019, 12:48 pm

Tough Childhoods Can Leave a Lifetime of Harm

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Traumatic experiences in childhood can do lifelong harm to physical and mental health, education and work, the CDC says.

November 6th 2019, 12:14 pm

Experts: Climate Change 'Threat to Human Well-Being'

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A global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists warns that planet Earth is facing a "climate emergency" that will cause "untold human suffering" unless drastic steps are taken.

November 6th 2019, 12:14 pm

U.S. ERs See Doubling of Teen Sexual Abuse Cases

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Sexually abused youths are turning more often to U.S. emergency departments for help, a new study finds.

November 6th 2019, 9:09 am

Vitamin D Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

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Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds.

November 6th 2019, 8:54 am

New Alzheimer’s Drug from China: Hope or Hype?

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Some are urging caution about a new drug approved in China that claims to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer's disease.

November 5th 2019, 5:44 pm

1 in 4 High School Kids Vape, Mint Flavor Preferred

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More than one in every four U.S. high school students (27.5%) currently vape, a new study shows.

November 5th 2019, 2:26 pm

People Turn to Social Media to Diagnose STDs

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People worried that they have a sexually transmitted disease are more often turning to social media to receive a diagnosis, according to a new report.

November 5th 2019, 2:26 pm

Too Much Screen Time May Stunt Toddlers' Brains

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Toddlers who spend loads of time looking at tablets, smartphones or TVs may be changing their brains, and not for the better.

November 5th 2019, 2:26 pm

Meatless Meat Sparks Backlash

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The rise in popularity of next-generation vegan "meat" is sparking push back from industry groups and others.

November 5th 2019, 1:42 pm

Many Areas in U.S. Lack Child Psychiatrists

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Despite a growing need for mental health care for children and teens -- including a rise in youth suicide -- many areas of the United States lack any child psychiatrists, new research reports.

November 5th 2019, 11:07 am

Many on Medicare Face Crippling Medical Bills

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Even with Medicare coverage, older Americans with serious health conditions are often burdened by medical bills, a new study finds.

November 5th 2019, 11:07 am

Running - Even a Little -- Helps You Live Longer

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Even a little running on a regular basis can extend your life, Australian researchers say.

November 5th 2019, 10:51 am

Mutant Gene Kept Woman From Getting Alzheimer's

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Researchers report on a  potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had already been damaged by Alzheimer's disease.

November 5th 2019, 9:24 am

Veggies Recalled for Possible Listeria Risk

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Among the dozens of products are several from Del Monte, HEB, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and the Marketside brand sold at Walmart.

November 4th 2019, 1:06 pm

Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?

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One U.S. breast cancer expert was encouraged by the findings, but agreed there's still a long way to go before blood tests replace mammograms in breast cancer detection.

November 4th 2019, 12:24 pm

Anti-Vaxxers Find Ways Around States' 'Personal Exemption' Bans

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Researchers found that after Vermont banned personal-belief exemptions, the number of kindergartners with religious exemptions from vaccination suddenly shot up -- from 0.5% to nearly 4%.

November 4th 2019, 12:24 pm

Many Cancer Docs Don't Discuss Costs of Pricey Gene Tests

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Genomic tests on cancer cells can help determine which types of treatment might work, and which ones might not. However, such testing can be expensive, and not all tests and related treatments are covered by health insurance, the researchers noted.

November 4th 2019, 11:54 am

One Dead in Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

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Ground beef tainted with salmonella has led to 10 known infections across six states, including eight people so ill they had to be hospitalized, and one death.

November 4th 2019, 8:37 am

High-Tech Pacifier Might Monitor Baby's Blood Sugar

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While baby sucks on the pacifier, it collects saliva, tests the sugar (glucose) levels and wirelessly sends results to a receiver that a parent/caregiver can see.

November 1st 2019, 3:55 pm

With Time Change, Use That Extra Hour for Sleep

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If you're sleep-deprived and want to get an extra hour of sleep when daylight saving time ends, the academy suggests this strategy.

November 1st 2019, 3:55 pm

ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

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However, the rate among children remains much higher than in adults.

November 1st 2019, 3:55 pm

Recall: Frozen Berries Sold at Aldi and Raley’s

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People who catch hepatitis A typically get sick 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water.

November 1st 2019, 12:39 pm

Nestles Recalls Cookie Dough for Contamination

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Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products because they may be contaminated with rubber pieces.

November 1st 2019, 11:22 am

Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

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That's because measles virus attacks the cells that serve as the immune system's memory, wiping out established resistance to disease, a pair of new studies report.

November 1st 2019, 10:51 am

Simple Fix Freed This Boy's Tongue Trapped in Bottle

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The boy was trying to get the last drop of juice when his tongue created a vacuum and he couldn't get it out of the bottle.

November 1st 2019, 10:37 am

Deep Sleep May 'Rinse' Day's Toxins From Brain

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The deep stages of sleep may give the brain a chance to wash itself free of potentially toxic substances, a new study suggests.

November 1st 2019, 8:34 am

'I Wish I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer

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Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness of the killer disease.

October 31st 2019, 4:24 pm
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