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Study: Genes Start Mutating Soon After Conception

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:15

The Yale University and Mayo Clinic scientists said that many of these mutations occur as sex cells are forming in the embryo.

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Have Eczema? No Need for Bleach Baths, Study Suggests

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:15

Doctors sometimes recommend a bleach bath, which is a mixture of a small amount of bleach in a pool of cool or warm water

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As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:21

New research does suggest that hearing loss raises the odds for dementia, but the jury is still out on whether one condition actually causes the other, experts say.

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Brain Changes Seen in U.S. Embassy Victims in Cuba

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:55

The finding is among a number of factors leading to increasing doubt that the 24 Americans in Havana were victims of some type of sonic attack.

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Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:15

As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report.

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Acupuncture May Ease Pain From Breast Cancer Care

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:15

The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients,  said one oncologist who reviewed the study.

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Powerful Clot-Busting Drugs Not Useful For DVT

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:15

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - the development of a clot in the lower legs - can prove deadly, since the clot can travel to the heart and lungs

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Pfizer to Offer Generic Version of Viagra

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:37

More generics will become available next summer, which could drive prices down by as much as 90 percent.

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Healthy Living May Ease Some MS Symptoms

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:15

The study also found that a healthy lifestyle was linked to less depression, fatigue and pain for people with MS.

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Birth Control Tied to Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:15

Still, experts cautioned that the absolute risk of breast cancer for any one woman on the Pill remains very low.

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Gene Therapy May Let Hemophilia Patients Skip Meds

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:15

This could eliminate the need for tedious and costly standard treatments, researchers report.

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Some Use LSD As Brain Boost, But Dangers Remain

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:33

There is a growing trend of people using small amounts of LSD to boost creativity and production.

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New Breast Cancer Drug May Help Younger Women, Too

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:18

Adding a new drug to standard treatment can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer in younger women, a new clinical trial has found.

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Bugs in the Christmas Tree? Shake, Relax, Decorate

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:55

A report that trees could contain thousands of bugs has customers shaking their trees.

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Boy's Double Hand Transplant Changed His Brain

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:15

Harvey, now 10, lost both hands because of a severe infection in infancy.

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Extreme Low-Cal Diet Led to Diabetes Remission

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:15

An extremely low-calorie diet put type 2 diabetes into remission for many patients, according to a new study.

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Shhhh! Patients Are Sleeping

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:15

Medical equipment, air circulation machinery, announcements and staff pages create a cacophony of sounds 24/7 that can stress patients, staff and visitors alike, said Ilene Busch-Vishniac, a consultant on noise control.

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Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:15

In a small new study, investigators compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction in 18 young men and women while they worked out on a treadmill

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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:43

Highlights from the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested: Study

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:15

Later school start times could help teens get the amount of sleep they need, according to a new study.

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