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Gene Discovery May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:15

Scientists say they've pinpointed a rare piece of DNA that may shield against the Alzheimer's disease -- even in people who are otherwise at high risk.

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FDA Approves Drug That Helps Diabetes, Weight Loss

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:15

The once-a-week injection drug Ozempic (semaglutide) is approved for people with type 2 diabetes

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Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:15

The study found that spanked kids tended to have higher odds of being violent toward their dating partners, researchers said.

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What's In Store for Obamacare Individual Mandate?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:15

As U.S. House and Senate leaders huddle to reconcile differences between their respective tax reform bills, the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate remains uncertain.

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Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:15

For children with epilepsy who don't find relief from their seizures with medication, a tightly controlled nutrition plan might help, a pair of new studies suggests.

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The Buzz on How Flies Spread Disease

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:15

Some of the flies carried hundreds of different bacteria species, including ones known to be harmful to humans, the researchers found.

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Smartphone Pics Help Docs ID Kids' Skin Condition

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:15

Parents can get a reliable diagnosis for their child's skin condition simply by taking a smartphone photo and sending it to a dermatologist, new research suggests.

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Will CVS-Aetna Merger Mean Cheaper Health Care?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:15

Merging CVS, which has 10,000 retail clinics and pharmacies, with Aetna means more health services will likely move out of doctors' offices to store-based providers across the nation.

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Sexual Harassment Toxic To Mental, Physical Health

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:15

People who are sexually harassed often struggle with psychological problems caused by their workplace ordeal, which can lead to issues affecting physical health, according to the experts.

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Even Non-Heart Surgery May Harm Your Heart

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:15

Older adults commonly suffer damage to heart cells during various types of surgery -- even non-heart-related surgeries -- and it can significantly raise their risk of dying from the procedure, a new study finds.

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Health Care for Millions of Kids Threatened

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 05:45

Congress let funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expire in September, and despite bipartisan support for the program, states are facing the specter of having to prepare to wind down their programs.

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Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Seniors

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:15

Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns.

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People With Epilepsy May Gain From Common Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 15:15

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) involves wearing an airflow mask over the nose or mouth each night, to help keep the back of the throat open for better breathing.

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Can Scrotal Vein Condition Hike Heart Risks?

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:15

The problem is known medically as varicoceles. It affects about 15 percent of men and can cause pain and infertility.

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Glasses were sold in Total Wine stores around the country.

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:04

Glasses were sold in Total Wine stores around the country.

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Gum Disease Tied to Yet Another Deadly Illness

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:15

Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of esophageal cancer.

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FDA Approves Monthly Dose of Opioid Addiction Treatment

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:15

A once-monthly injection of the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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HIV Is Gaining Resistance to Lifesaving Drugs

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:15

A new study warns of a potential return to the "bad old days" when there were no effective drugs to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Lock Eyes With Your Baby, Synchronize Brain Waves?

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:15

Eye contact between parents and their infants actually helps synchronize their brain waves, researchers report.

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First U.S. Baby Born After Womb Transplant

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:15

The world's first birth after a womb (uterine) transplant occurred in Sweden several years ago, the Associated Press reported.

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