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Blood pressure drug recall expands; another heart medication possibly tainted ...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potentially cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz's losartan potassium ... Read more

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Surge in mysterious polio-like illness under scrutiny

CHESTERFIELD, V.A. (WRIC-TV) - Doctors in Virginia are seeing a surge of children with symptoms of a polio-like disease. What's most frightening is that they don't know why. It's called Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM. The illness seems to target young ... Read more

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This is why it's so hard to quit smoking

The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive – reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store and buy a pack of cigarettes, no questions asked. "From a ... Read more

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – do you know the symptoms?

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent. It's a disease that kills more people than breast cancer in the U.S.. Pancreatic cancer claimed ... Read more

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Study identifies unique functional brain networks associated with ASD ...

A study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging examines the neural signatures of restricted and repetitive behaviors in infancy. A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic ... Read more

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Why Shorter Days Make You Sad: Seasonal Depression And Winter Blues

If you're feeling shortchanged because the sun now sets at about 5 p.m., consider this: The sun set for the last time this year on people in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost city, on Sunday night. The darkness there will last nine weeks until ... Read more

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A Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Has Spread to 35 States

November is the month for turkey, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the poultry front-and-center for a far less festive reason than Thanksgiving. On November 8, the CDC released a new statement about an ... Read more

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Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

(CNN) - Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a ... Read more

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GIFFORD-JONES: Exploring both sides of vaccine debate

Do you need excitement in your life? If so, just write a column on the rewards and risks of vaccination. Then find a safe, secure, hideout. Pour yourself a drink and wait for those who want to boil you in oil. This scenario happened to me when an ... Read more

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US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

(CNN) — The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. The research, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, says that there were an estimated 63,632 ... Read more

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Five diet foods that are high in fiber

While women should aim for a minimum of 25 grams a day, and men 38 grams every day, only 5 percent of Americans get enough. Fruits and vegetables have some fiber, but the highest amounts are in foods traditionally higher in calories—whole grains, ... Read more

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Fat-clogged immune cells struggle to fight cancer

Excess fat prevents the body from fighting cancer, researchers have found. Scientists from Trinity College Dublin said that the discovery would enable “fat clogged” immune cells to be reprogrammed so they could attack tumours. The researchers ... Read more

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Exosomes 'swarm' to protect against bacteria inhaled through the nose

Boston, Mass. -- Bacteria are present in just about every breath of air we take in. How the airway protects itself from infection from these bacteria has largely remained a mystery -- until now. When bacteria are inhaled, exosomes, or tiny fluid-filled ... Read more

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Why clients stop going to therapy

Associate professor Rachel Tambling and doctoral candidate Thomas Bischoff, both of UConn's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, recently completed a study that examines why clients terminate their work with therapists. The two will ... Read more

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Polio-like illness strikes 10 more, CDC says

Acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition marked by muscle weakness and paralysis in the limbs, has been confirmed in 10 additional patients this year, bringing the national total to 90 patients in 27 states. That update came Tuesday ... Read more

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Experts chase the cause of a paralyzing childhood disease spiking this year

MARRERO, La. — By the time Jourdan Loyola was finally diagnosed with a rare and baffling condition called acute flaccid myelitis two years ago, the 5-year-old could not move his neck, right arm or either leg. Unsure how to treat the unusual condition ... Read more

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Saliva-Based RNA Biomarker Test Could Serve as Early Diagnostic Tool for Autism

Newly published research shows that a saliva-based biomarker panel and associated algorithm could improve the ability to accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in its earliest stages, according to Quadrant Biosciences. Read more

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market – To Grow in ...

Global Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market Provide Forecast Report 2018 presents an market Industry analysis of the report which researched industry growth, market share, size and demands over forecast period (2018- 2026). Read more

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Low-Dose Methotrexate Does Not Reduce Atherosclerotic Events in Stable ...

For patients with stable atherosclerosis, use of low-dose methotrexate does not decrease cardiovascular (CV) events compared with placebo, according to study data presented at the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, held November ... Read more

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Seasonal depression, 'winter blues' and SAD

If you're feeling shortchanged because the sun now sets at about 5 p.m., consider this: The sun set for the last time this year on people in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost city, on Sunday night, Nov. 11. The darkness there will last nine ... Read more

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Obesity and food restrictions proven to be associated with less food enjoyment

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) belonging to the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, from its name in Spanish) and the Faculty of Business and Economics have proven that adolescents who suffer from obesity feel less ... Read more

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DSM-5 Anxious Distress Specifier Valid for Major Depressive Disorder

More than 78% of patients with major depressive disorder meet the DSM-5 criteria for anxious distress, according to a study published in Depression and Anxiety. The DSM-5 anxious distress specifier was introduced to recognize the clinical significance ... Read more

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Defective damage repair to DNA results in chromosome chaos

German researchers have shown how defective damage repair to DNA results in chromothripsis – clustered chromosomal rearrangements… chromothripsis. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have ... Read more

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New insights into the ageing brain

13 November 2018. The protein klotho has been shown to promote longevity and counteract ageing-related impairments. Having more klotho seems to allow for longer and healthier lives, whereas a depletion of this molecule accelerates aging and may ... Read more

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Doctor who switched boyfriend's HIV blood sample jailed 2 years

A 36-year-old medical doctor who swapped his blood sample in place of his HIV-positive American boyfriend's so that the latter could get an employment pass has been sentenced to two years' jail. Ler Teck Siang was found guilty on two cheating charges ... Read more

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'We need their brains': donating to the brain bank in search of a dementia cure

It's a rainy Wednesday morning and Dr Andrew Affleck is driving more carefully than usual on his way to the Neuroscience Research Australia building in Randwick. It's not just the slick, crowded roads putting the edge on his caution; in the boot of his ... Read more

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Voluntary recall issued for heart medicine after tests show potential cancer ...

The FDA says a pharmaceutical company is voluntarily recalling a heart medicine after tests showed it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The pharmaceutical company, Sandoz, is recalling one lot of its losartan: Sandoz's losartan ... Read more

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Managing cholesterol may reduce Alzheimer's risk

Managing cholesterol may help reduce Alzheimer's risk, a team of researchers have found. The study, conducted by a team of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, while examining DNA of over 15 lakh people found a genetic link between the ... Read more

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Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits that regulate lipids and their ...

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans. A team of biologists from McMaster University ... Read more

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Six things doctors would like you to know about antibiotics

Every day healthcare workers around the world are waging war, in what is becoming the fight of our lives. They are battling antibiotic resistance. Doctors are seeing more and more patients with infections that can't be treated - even with drugs of last ... Read more

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American Lung Association and the Ad Council Launch Spanish Language PSA ...

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise public awareness of lung cancer—the leading cancer killer of women and men—during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative and the Ad Council today ... Read more

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Delhi 'lungs' turn sickly brown in days

A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring the city's pollution crisis. Delhi, the world's most polluted major city, has ... Read more

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. By: Jen Christensen, CNN. (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. Read more

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CDC: 2 dozen more cases of rare 'polio-like' illness confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it has confirmed more than two dozen more cases of a form of paralysis called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. The new cases bring the total in 2018 to 90 cases across 27 states. Advertisement. Read more

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How I lost my leg to diabetes

By Chioma Obinna & Arinola Kolade. Diabetes is a silent disease that does not often present with symptoms until serious complications set in. Diabetes occurs when the body can no longer control the amount of sugar in the blood because of problems ... Read more

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Neck scan could predict risk of developing cognitive decline

A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could predict cognitive decline ten years before symptoms appear, claims new UCL research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Read more

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. By: Jen Christensen, CNN. (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. Read more

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High-Protein Diet Exposes Cancer Stem Cells to New Drug Approach

Unlike healthy cells or mature cancer cells, the stem cells that sustain cancer rely on energy derived from protein or, more precisely, amino acids. This unique dietary preference, say scientists based at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, makes ... Read more

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Turkey Has Been Linked To A Serious Salmonella Outbreak

This year, the thing that could potentially ruin Thanksgiving is a little bit more serious than running out of canned-pumpkin or burning the sweet potato casserole. The Center for Disease Control has linked a 35-state Salmonella outbreak to raw turkey ... Read more

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American Lung Association and the Ad Council Launch Spanish Language PSA ...

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise public awareness of lung cancer—the leading cancer killer of women and men—during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative and the Ad Council today ... Read more

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DSM-5 Anxious Distress Specifier Valid for Major Depressive Disorder

More than 78% of patients with major depressive disorder meet the DSM-5 criteria for anxious distress, according to a study published in Depression and Anxiety. The DSM-5 anxious distress specifier was introduced to recognize the clinical significance ... Read more

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. By: Jen Christensen, CNN. (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. Read more

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University of Nebraska Medical Center, West African Centre for Cell Biology of ...

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global Virus Network (GVN), representing 45 Centers of Excellence and 7 Affiliates in 29 countries comprising foremost experts in every class of virus causing disease in humans, announced today the addition of the ... Read more

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Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, but researchers are only now unfurling the exact mechanisms behind this connection. A new study looks at how obesity might scupper the immune system's ability to attack tumor cells. Cancer immune attack. Obesity may ... Read more

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Women cancer patients learn makeup tips in new Egypt workshop

When cancer patient Merhan Khalil had a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy in 2012, her hair started to fall out in the shower. On Saturday she joined a Cairo workshop that teaches female cancer patients how to conceal signs of cancer treatment. Read more

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World Diabetes Day 2018: 6 High-Protein Snacks Diabetics Should Eat To Manage ...

The world will be observing World Diabetes Day 2018 on 14th November. World Diabetes Day is a global awareness campaign that focusses on diabetes mellitus that is increasing in numbers worldwide. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which body's ability ... Read more

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Solution to 125-Year-Old Neuroscience Mystery Provides Clues to Epilepsy Treatment

News Nov 12, 2018 | Original Press Release from Virginia Tech. Solution to 125-Year-Old Neuroscience Mystery Provides Clues to Epilepsy Treatment. A research team led by Harald Sontheimer (right), a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research ... Read more

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Briton dies of rabies after being bitten by cat during trip to Morocco

A UK resident who was bitten by a cat during a trip to Morocco has died of rabies, according to British health authorities. What is rabies and Australian bat lyssavirus? Rabies virus and Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) belong to a group of viruses ... Read more

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Is zinc the link to how we think? Some evidence, and a word of warning

In biology, structure equals function. The protein machines that do virtually all of the myriad biochemical jobs within every living cell sometimes require the presence of a molecule or two of an elemental substance — copper, iron, manganese, chromium ... Read more

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New insights into the ageing brain

13 November 2018. The protein klotho has been shown to promote longevity and counteract ageing-related impairments. Having more klotho seems to allow for longer and healthier lives, whereas a depletion of this molecule accelerates aging and may ... Read more

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Artificial intelligence boosts drug delivery to eradicate malaria

Taipei: Using the next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tools, a team of researchers has developed a new end-to-end drug discovery pipeline to eradicate malaria. Insilico Taiwan, a Taipei-based subsidiary of Insilico Medicine, announced ... Read more

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Study links insufficient sleep, unhealthy lifestyle in kids

Parents, take note! Insufficient sleep in children is linked to poor diet, obesity and more screen time, according to a study. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was ... Read more

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Research brings personalized medicine to treat leukemia one step closer

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade's research. The findings of the team, led by Professor Constanze ... Read more

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Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits that regulate lipids and their ...

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans. A team of biologists from McMaster University ... Read more

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Team developing instruments to detect language problems earlier

Children with undiagnosed language problems are more likely to have difficulty in school, and ultimately graduate and find employment at lower rates than their counterparts. Such children may have trouble early in development in forming connections ... Read more

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This Smartphone App Could Save Your Life If You're Having a Heart Attack

An ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) heart attack is fatal if a person doesn't receive quick access to treatment. A new smartphone app could help in such instances. A recent study concludes that a smartphone app used to detect heart rhythm ... Read more

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Researchers Discovered Proteins Essential to Development of Skeletal Muscle

From nuclear fusion to cell fusion. Skeletal muscles are attached to our bones and enable our bodies to move. Whether in a developing embryo or a professional athlete, the same sequence leads to their formation. "In vertebrates, cells derived from stem ... Read more

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The subtle signs of diabetes

India has the largest number of diabetes patients in the world. In fact, currently, 5 percent of the Indian population is suffering from this deadly disease. There are a lot of subtle signs and symptoms of diabetes, that we end up ignoring. These ... Read more

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children ...

To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles ... Read more

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On World Diabetes Day, we tell you the connection between breakfast and diabetes

You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break the fast between dinner and lunch. It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you ... Read more

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The first smartphone app to detect actual heart attacks probably won't be Apple's

One of the biggest challenges in treating heart attacks is they can sometimes go undiagnosed in the immediate aftermath. Any delay in receiving treatment increases the chance that an attack could be fatal. One company is trying to find a way to ... Read more

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Multicity study of 12 air pollutants probes health effects

SALT LAKE CITY — A recent study that is one of the first of its kind looked at a dozen major air pollutants and their link to visits to emergency rooms or doctors in five major cities. Not surprisingly, the study published this month in Environment ... Read more

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AFL Hosts Infectious Disease Control Confab

The hierarchy of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) yesterday, November 12, began hosting military groups from 21 African countries under the partnership of the African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA), to share experiences and build ... Read more

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Flexible biopatch uses nanoneedles for precision drug delivery

Biomedical engineers at Purdue University have created a flexible, transparent biopatch that uses nanoneedles for precise drug delivery to cells. nanoneedles The nanoneedles are embedded in a stretchable and translucent elastomer patch that can be worn ... Read more

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Freezing Air Could Stop 99 Per Cent of Pollutants, Discover Scientists

Freezing pollutants can prevent deadly outdoor air pollution -- thought to cause more than three million premature deaths worldwide every year -- from seeping indoors by 99 per cent, scientists have discovered. The research, by a team of scientists ... Read more

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Being overweight likely to cause depression, even without health complications

A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research, jointly led by the University of Exeter and the University of South Australia ... Read more

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HbA1c Variability in General Population Increases Risk for Cardiovascular ...

People who do not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease but have high hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) variability tend to be at greater risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to study results published in Diabetes Care. Read more

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Man Given Second Chance at Life After Brain Tumor Vanishes Without Surgery or ...

Doctors are puzzling over how a man's suspected malignant brain tumor suddenly disappeared without surgery – but the patient credits his miraculous recovery to faith and hope. Paul Wood from Lodi, California first approached his doctor several months ... Read more

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I Have Abnormal Cells In My Cervix & I Swear It's Not As Scary As It Sounds

At the end of last year, the Australian government implemented changes to the way doctors screen women for cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. In 2014, 149 women in Australia died from cervical cancer, with 898 new cases diagnosed. Read more

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Malaysian Health Ministry turns to drones to combat Aedes mosquitos

The Malaysian Health Ministry plans to extend their use of drone technology at state health departments throughout the nation in an effort to combat Aedes mosquitoes and control Dengue outbreaks. Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said The drones ... Read more

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On World Diabetes Day, we tell you the connection between breakfast and diabetes

You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break the fast between dinner and lunch. It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you ... Read more

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Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defences

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. Read more

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Spanking Children Causes Long-term Harm

No media source currently available. 0:00 0:04:08 0:00. Direct link. 128 kbps | MP3 · 64 kbps | MP3. Pop-out player. From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. For some parents, spanking a child who misbehaves is a common ... Read more

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Not enough children get the HPV vaccine, Duke nursing student argues

Not enough children are getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, according to a Duke nursing practice student's recent opinion piece in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Haley Schlottmann, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and a ... Read more

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Why so many Americans are allergic to peanuts

Bamba peanut snacks are so popular in Israel that the brand name is oftentimes one of the first words toddlers learn to say. But oddly enough, hardly anyone in Israel is allergic to peanuts. Meanwhile, peanut allergies affect an estimated 1.8 million ... Read more

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Can humidity trigger COPD symptoms?

Certain factors can trigger COPD flare-ups, including lung irritants, changes in weather, and infections. Extremes in humidity can also cause COPD symptoms to worsen. Thank you for supporting Medical News Today ... Read more

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VITAS Healthcare Boosts Heart Care and Education in Lake and Sumter Counties ...

Eustis, Fla., Nov. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In its first year of operation in Lake and Sumter counties, VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote ... Read more

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2018 National Kinesiology Week: Towards a Common Vision to Move Better and ...

OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Experts agree that nearly half of Canadian adults are not physically active enough to benefit their health and well-beingi, and despite many well-intended campaigns, this trend does not seem to be improving. Read more

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AHA: CABG Still Better for Multivessel Disease in Diabetes

CHICAGO -- For diabetes patients with multivessel coronary disease (CAD), the survival advantage of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) over drug-eluting stents appears to have been sustained at 8 years, long-term follow-up of the FREEDOM trial ... Read more

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Bacterial pneumonia more dangerous to the heart than viral pneumonia: Study

A recent study has found bacterial pneumonia to be far more dangerous to the heart than viral pneumonia. The Intermountain Medical Center research was presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018. Read more

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Vaccine research offers fresh hope against Ebola

Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. More videos from. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information ... Read more

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Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more ...

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with ... Read more

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Cancer now leading cause of death in many US counties

(CNN) - An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer ... Read more

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A Treasury of 60 years of Fascinating Research in Molecular Immunity by ...

Molecular Immunity: A Chronology of 60 Years of Discovery is a publication that brings together the amazing progress made in the field of immunology over the past 60 years. Through this publication, Kendall A Smith explores the importance of molecules, ... Read more

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

November 12, 2018. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) updated the clinical guidelines for managing cholesterol. The update is designed to give patients a more active role in their care. The new guidelines ... Read more

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Heartfelt emotions can affect the heart — positively and negatively

A century ago, scientist Karl Pearson was studying cemetery headstones when he noticed something peculiar: Husbands and wives often died within a year of each other. Though not widely appreciated at the time, studies since have found that stress and ... Read more

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

November 12, 2018. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) updated the clinical guidelines for managing cholesterol. The update is designed to give patients a more active role in their care. The new guidelines ... Read more

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AstraZeneca Plc Farxiga significantly reduced hospitalisation for heart ...

AstraZeneca Plc (LON:AZN) announced today positive full results from the DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular (CV) outcomes trial (CVOT) for Farxiga (dapagliflozin). The data were presented as a late-breaking abstract (#19485) at the American Heart ... Read more

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Buena Vista Elementary holds vigil for Brayden Eidenshink, the boy with the ...

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield is mourning the loss of 10-year-old Brayden Eidenshink, who passed away following complications from a heart transplant. A candlelight vigil was held at Buena Vista Elementary School, where Eidenshink was a third ... Read more

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Not enough children get the HPV vaccine, Duke nursing student argues

Not enough children are getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, according to a Duke nursing practice student's recent opinion piece in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Haley Schlottmann, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and a ... Read more

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Spanking Children Causes Long-term Harm

No media source currently available. 0:00 0:04:08 0:00. Direct link. 128 kbps | MP3 · 64 kbps | MP3. Pop-out player. From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. For some parents, spanking a child who misbehaves is a common ... Read more

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New cholesterol guidelines for heart health

Many people have high cholesterol and there are now updated guidelines on assessing your risk and how to treat it if you have it. According to the American Heart Association, a lifetime approach to lowering cholesterol is still key to reducing ... Read more

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Sildenafil Drug Market – Key Growth Factors and Forecast

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is also termed as impotence, and it is characterized by the inability to build up or achieve the satisfactory erection of penis during sexual intercourse. Sexual arousals are liable for initiation of this process which is ... Read more

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HealthView column: The latest in lung health — risk factors and screening ...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States. At The Lung Center at Valley View, I see patients for a variety of pulmonary-related reasons, including ... Read more

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Breakfast and diabetes, what's the connection?

You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break the fast between dinner and lunch. It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you ... Read more

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz's losartan potassium ... Read more

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5 things to know about strep throat

You wake up one morning with a scratchy throat, feeling anything but rested. It is an all-too-common scenario that can be annoying for a person who has fallen ill, but it can be difficult to determine whether to visit a doctor. Is it just the common ... Read more

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Not enough children get the HPV vaccine, Duke nursing student argues

Not enough children are getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, according to a Duke nursing practice student's recent opinion piece in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Haley Schlottmann, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and a ... Read more

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Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more ...

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with ... Read more

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

November 12, 2018. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) updated the clinical guidelines for managing cholesterol. The update is designed to give patients a more active role in their care. The new guidelines ... Read more

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Depression? Loneliness? Limit your social media use, study says

SAN ANTONIO - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that limiting social media to approximately 30 minutes per day could lead to significant improvement in personal well-being. A group of 143 undergraduate students were assigned to ... Read more

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Meningococcal disease spike prompts vaccination call

The Australian Academy of Science is urging parents to vaccinate their children against all strains of meningococcal disease, after a recent spike in cases in Adelaide and the death of a seven-year-old boy in south-west Sydney. The call by the Academy ... Read more

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Why women are vaping vitamins

Many of you will be familiar with the term 'vaping' by now, but never has there been a more 2018-ified wellness phrase than “vaping your vitamins” – and we have some questions. Vaping, i.e smoking nicotine-infused e-cigarettes that come in a variety of ... Read more

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I Have Abnormal Cells In My Cervix & I Swear It's Not As Scary As It Sounds

At the end of last year, the Australian government implemented changes to the way doctors screen women for cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. In 2014, 149 women in Australia died from cervical cancer, with 898 new cases diagnosed. Read more

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Long life has little to do with genetics

Your genetics may have less impact on how long you will live than previously thought, according to research using family trees consisting of more than 400 million individuals. Researchers from a Google-sponsored company, Calico Life Sciences, partnered ... Read more

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Survey: Majority of Americans are concerned about health threat posed by ...

Nearly two thirds of Americans (65%) say antibiotic resistance is a public health problem and a strong majority (81%) say they are concerned that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult or impossible to treat and even deadly ... Read more

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Appendix may be linked to Parkinson's development

The appendix has long been dismissed as an organ that has outlived its usefulness in human evolution. But new research suggests it may play an active — and detrimental — role in the development of Parkinson's disease. In a finding that extends the ... Read more

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'New cell phone-based tool to detect HIV'

Scientists have designed a portable and low-cost diagnostic tool, utilising a cell phone and nanotechnology, which can detect HIV and monitor its management in resource-limited regions. Management of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV), a disorder ... Read more

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Family Caregiver Awareness Month

Often as Caregivers we think by stopping to love ourselves or do something for ourselves, means we are being selfish. Well if that was the case then why is that in a airplane, they tell you to put on your Oxygen Mask first. Then attend to others ... Read more

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Sildenafil Drug Market – Key Growth Factors and Forecast

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is also termed as impotence, and it is characterized by the inability to build up or achieve the satisfactory erection of penis during sexual intercourse. Sexual arousals are liable for initiation of this process which is ... Read more

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Tumour immune cells could aid cancer therapies, study shows

A pioneering technique designed to spot differences between immune cells in tumours could speed the development of cancer treatments, research suggests. Scientists say the approach could be used to help doctors choose the best treatments for individual ... Read more

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What are the first symptoms of rabies in humans? Can you be vaccinated, how is ...

RABIES is a rare but serious infection of the brain and nerves, and is often caught from a bite or scratch by an infected animal. Here's the lowdown on this deadly illness. Rabies is often caught from the bite of an infected dog but other mammals carry ... Read more

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Early detection of any cancer can mean better outcomes

While the end of October brings National Breast Cancer Awareness month to a close, it is always time to encourage everyone to remain focused on their health and wellness. Salute to all the strong survivors, families and friends affected by breast cancer. Read more

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Evox bags grant from Duchenne UK to engineer exosomes

Evox Therapeutics has secured £655,000 in funding from Duchenne UK, to support exploration of its exosome-based therapeutic platform for the condition. Duchenne is a highly debilitating, progressive, muscle-wasting disorder caused by the lack of ... Read more

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Guest editorial | Consider limiting social-media use

The following editorial appeared in The (Plattsburgh, New York) Press-Republican, a CNHI newspaper. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media can entertain us, inform us ... Read more

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British Tourist Dies of Contracting Rabies after Cat Bite in Morocco

Rabat – Public Health England (PHE) released a statement, warning travellers to avoid contact with animals when travelling to rabies-affected countries. PHE said in its statement that “there is no risk to the wider public in relation to this case but ... Read more

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Tobacco availability raises smoking in pregnancy

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely ... Read more

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Hepatitis C Treatment Can Be Shortened in 50 Percent of Patients, Study Finds

Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90 percent of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient. Findings from a new study could lead to significant cost savings. Preliminary data from the study, co-led by a theoretical modeling researcher from ... Read more

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With increasing number of infants living with HIV, Nigeria is failing to meet ...

LAST year, 1, 359 infants in Nigeria tested positive to HIV, a spike in mother-to child-transmission when compared to previous years. “1,359 is a challenge to us because we used to have less than 100 some years ago,” says Gbenga Ijaodola, assistant ... Read more

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Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

A report today from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a wide range in the amount of antibiotics being consumed in different countries. The report, released on the first day of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, found that overall antibiotic ... Read more

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children ...

To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles ... Read more

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The difference between CBD and THC in cannabis, explained

With weed becoming welcome in more locales every week, a lot of folks may be considering partaking for the first time. If you count yourself among them, chances are that you already know what cannabis can do for you. However, it might also do you some ... Read more

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Surge in mysterious polio-like illness under scrutiny in Virginia

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) -- Doctors are seeing a surge of children with symptoms of a polio-like disease. What's most frightening is that they don't know why. It's called Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM. The illness seems to target young children with ... Read more

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17 lakh Indian children to die due to pneumonia by 2030; here's how it can be ...

The study conducted by UK-based NGO 'Save The Children' showed that India will also be among the top four countries in the world to bear the highest pneumonia deaths by 2030. India, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo are likely to ... Read more

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Study: Frail Seniors Going Without Desperately Needed In-Home Health Care

There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it “remarkable.” “Most ... Read more

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Lifestyle Short, intense workouts have become so popular that the US ...

In its new guidelines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called out high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, as a beneficial form of exercise. In its new guidelines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called out high play. Read more

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Diabetes: Breaking The Family Cycle

Over 199 million women are living with diabetes, and by 2040 it will be 313 million. Hyperglycemia – dangerously high blood sugar – is one of the most common medical conditions seen during pregnancy, with an estimated one in seven cases brought on by ... Read more

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Fine Treatment Reveals Enlarged Prostate Cause Treatment Without Side Effects ...

(MENAFN - GetNews) Thermobalancing therapy and Dr Allen's Device for men with enlarged prostate is effective as it treats the cause of these common disorder. It should be noted that 1 in 3 men over the age of 50 have urinary symptoms because enlarged ... Read more

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz's losartan potassium ... Read more

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"Stay in your lane": NRA slams doctors over guns, and doctors fire back

Dr. Cathleen London isn't anti-gun. She's anti-gun violence. While volunteering at San Francisco General Hospital in the 1990s London helped a family whose daughter had fatally shot herself in the stomach. The patient, who was no older than 16, wasn't ... Read more

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Mineral County Under Siege by Chronic Wasting Disease

In June of this year, the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources was dispatched to investigate a 'sickly' doe that had been sighted two months earlier in Mineral County; the deer was subsequently put down by a conservation officer about four ... Read more

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As millennials strive for perfection, anxiety and depression increase

When he was in eighth grade, Benjamin Cherkasky quit the swim team. He loved swimming. But he wasn't winning every time, and he felt he should already be an Olympic-like talent. "I'm not Michael Phelps at swimming, so why am I even on the team? Read more

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Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more ...

Date: November 12, 2018; Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Summary: A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and ... Read more

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DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

Over the weekend and through today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) noted 15 new Ebola cases, amid a report of another violent attack in Beni, the outbreak's epicenter. In other developments, plans are taking shape to test experimental Ebola ... Read more

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Patients of part-time clinicians may be less likely to obtain timely appointments

Part-time clinicians may be less able to offer timely appointments to their patients than their full-time counterparts, according to a new study. Researchers examined the relationship between appointment backlog, panel size (the number of patients ... Read more

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Diabetes Rates Rise in 18 States in Past Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of adults diagnosed with diabetes at some point in their lives has risen in 18 U.S. states in less than a decade, according to a comparison of Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index data from 2016-2017 versus 2008-2009 ... Read more

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Pneumonia is a neglected problem: it is now time to act

Nov 12, 2018, marks World Pneumonia Day, the purpose of which is to increase awareness that pneumonia is a major global clinical and public health issue. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 showed that lower respiratory ... Read more

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Could coffee reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

Every now and again, an exotic spice or fruit or plant is thrown into the spotlight. Sanctimonious Insta-gurus jump on the hype, and before you know it your local Tesco stocks cactus water. But before you start ordering turmeric by the kilogram, look a ... Read more

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How is PTSD treated, what are the signs of trauma and how was shell shock ...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone and can have a major impact on someone's life. Those suffering from the condition can have nightmares and flashbacks - what other signs are there and how is it treated? Following the tragic ... Read more

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 - Think Twice Seek Advice

Kolkata, Nov 11 (UNI) World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12-18) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further ... Read more

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Baby battling brain condition left with 'devil horns' following surgery (PHOTOS)

A baby born with an extremely rare condition has been left with a skull shaped like devil horns following surgery to reduce pressure on his brain. Clyne Solane, a 22-month-old baby from the Philippines, was born with a condition called hydranencephaly, ... Read more

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12 of the biggest skin-care mistakes you're making in your 20s

With all of the things happening in your 20s, taking care of your skin might not be at the top of your to-do list. But the choices you make in your 20s can impact your skin down the road, Papri Sarkar, a dermatologist in Massachusetts, told INSIDER ... Read more

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Short, intense workouts have become so popular that the US government is ...

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidelines for physical activity. HHS specifically called out high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, as a beneficial form of exercise. HIIT workouts are done in short ... Read more

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Parkinson's disease warning - the one drink you should AVOID with the brain ...

Parkinson's disease affects about 127,000 people in the UK, according to the NHS. It's caused by parts of the brain becoming increasingly damaged over a number of years. But making some small dietary changes could help to prevent Parkinson's disease ... Read more

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Pakistan launches nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive; targets 21.3million ...

Peshawar, Nov 12 : Pakistan on Monday launched a massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive, including 1.5 lakh personnel, against the crippling disease which authorities said will cover 21.3 million children under five years of age. Pakistan is ... Read more

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Australia is about to eradicate cervical cancer, US is nowhere close. What'll ...

I'm a nurse practitioner, so why is Jenny McCarthy's opinion on the HPV vaccine valued over mine? This should be required for kids to enroll in school. V1x149 3bac 9. In Miami on Sept. 21, 2011. (Photo: Joe Raedle). Read more

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Mutations, CRISPR, and the biology behind movement disorders

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan have discovered how mutations related to a group of movement disorders produce their effects. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study found three ways in ... Read more

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Diabetes a manageable 'Reality'

LUMBERTON — The American Diabetes Association has named this year's theme for diabetes month as “Everyday Reality.” The theme is aimed at understanding the daily reality of people living with diabetes. Diabetes affects the daily decisions they make, ... Read more

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Special anti-polio campaign kicks off

LAHORE: A special anti-polio drive has begun in Punjab to root out the crippling disease from the country. More than seven million children will be administrated polio vaccine in 12 highly sensitive districts of the province as part of the campaign ... Read more

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Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

A report today from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a wide range in the amount of antibiotics being consumed in different countries. The report, released on the first day of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, found that overall antibiotic ... Read more

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

(CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz's losartan potassium ... Read more

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Risk score-guided care reduces mortality rate in heart failure patients by ...

New team-based care guided by a personalized risk score for heart failure patients reduced the mortality rate of high-risk heart failure patients by nearly 50 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in ... Read more

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New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms

Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to ... Read more

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Lack of exercise impacts mental health in Japanese expats

A study of Japanese people living in Malaysia found that their exercise routines affected time spent sitting down and quality of life, including their mental health. These findings were published in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine on October 25, and ... Read more

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DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

Over the weekend and through today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) noted 15 new Ebola cases, amid a report of another violent attack in Beni, the outbreak's epicenter. In other developments, plans are taking shape to test experimental Ebola ... Read more

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Pakistan launches nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive; targets 21.3million ...

Peshawar, Nov 12 : Pakistan on Monday launched a massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive, including 1.5 lakh personnel, against the crippling disease which authorities said will cover 21.3 million children under five years of age. Pakistan is ... Read more

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FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of First Ebola Fingerstick Test With Portable Reader

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus). This is the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test ... Read more

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How mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against life-threatening bacteria

The constant battle for dominance between disease-causing bacteria and our immune systems has led to the evolution of some crafty warfare tactics on both sides. One particularly nasty bacteria: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Read more

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Government funds trial of artificial intelligence to help with breast cancer ...

The government has given funding to a new medical trial which uses artificial intelligence technology to automate part of the screening process for breast cancer. A grant has been given to London-headquartered technology start-up Kheiron Medical, which ... Read more

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50% of older women suffer incontinence in silence - US study

Nearly half of older American women have urinary incontinence, but many have not talked to a doctor about it, a new national poll shows. More than 1 000 women, aged 50 to 80, were asked questions about their bladder control. The poll found that 43% of ... Read more

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The Feds Want Researchers To Study 'Minor' Cannabinoids And Terpenes In Marijuana

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the marijuana compound known for getting you high—is the most well-know cannabis constituent. In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) has garnered attention for its non-intoxicating medicinal properties. Now, the federal ... Read more

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Addressing the Nation's Primary Care Shortage: Advanced Practice Clinicians ...

Primary care is the foundation of the U.S. health care system. It includes the treatment of common conditions, illnesses, and accidents, as well as preventive services and the ongoing treatment of individuals with chronic disease. Effective primary ... Read more

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Steven Nissen, MD: Takeaways from the Updated Cholesterol Guidelines

Michaela Fleming. Earlier this week, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released updated guidelines for clinicians on the management of blood cholesterol. The updated guidelines, which were last updated in 2013, were ... Read more

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Deadly African virus now threatens Europe

The reason for the aggravation of the situation was the migration of people. A caravan of African migrants now heading to North America to escape from local attempts of justice. So, the Congo now, the rebels kill as ordinary people and health workers ... Read more

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175 dead, over 10 000 affected with cholera in Nigeria

LAGOS. – Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Monday. The humanitarian group said 10 ... Read more

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How mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against life-threatening bacteria

The constant battle for dominance between disease-causing bacteria and our immune systems has led to the evolution of some crafty warfare tactics on both sides. One particularly nasty bacteria: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Read more

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz's losartan potassium ... Read more