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Injured Vet Has First Penis/Scrotum Transplant
4/23/2018
The surgery involved transplanting skin, muscles, tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels.
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Girl With Rare Disease Races Time Via Virtual Tech
4/23/2018
Pediatric brain disease patients the latest to gather data for clinical trials from the comfort of their own home.
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Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration
4/23/2018
The researchers noted that previous studies have shown that dehydration reduces exercise performance and brain function in young people, but less is known about its impact on seniors.
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CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues
4/23/2018
The sweeping advisory came after information tied to some new illnesses prompted health officials to caution against eating all kinds of romaine lettuce that came from the city of Yuma, Ariz., where the outbreak began.
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E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Kids
4/23/2018
The annual rate of exposures skyrocketed by nearly 1,400 percent from 2012 to 2015, then fell by 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, the researchers said.
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How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings
4/23/2018
These scares are common. They affect about half of women who get annual mammograms; almost one-quarter of those who get regular stool tests for colon cancer; and 10 to 12 percent of men who have regular prostate cancer tests, the researchers said.
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Positioning During Radiation Key to Heart Risks
4/23/2018
The researchers used the images to assess how precisely the radiation was delivered, and to determine if it shifted closer or farther away from the heart.
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Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better
4/20/2018
The mucus was analyzed for cytokines, which are proteins that enable cells to talk to each other. Based on the cytokines findings, the researchers categorized the patients into six different groups.
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Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?
4/20/2018
As patients and doctors look for alternatives to addictive pain killers, many are turning to marijuana. While the plant is increasingly legal across the United States, research is limited into its effectiveness and potential side effects.
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A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart
4/20/2018
Those with a normal BMI (an estimate of overall body fat based on height and weight) but high levels of belly fat were about twice as likely to have a heart attack, procedures to open blocked arteries, or to die from heart problems during the follow-up than people without belly fat.
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Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
4/20/2018
Essential tremor affects upwards of 7 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure.
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Opioid Scripts Down, But Anti-Addiction Meds Up
4/20/2018
The number of people in the U.S. who received new prescriptions for medications to treat opioid addiction nearly doubled during 2017, from 42,000 to 82,000 per month.
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When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?
4/20/2018
The new review looks back at more than 40 investigations conducted worldwide between 1991 and 2016. It concludes that -- like other types of addiction -- internet gaming disorder is a complex condition that arises when fun morphs into a loss of control, turning into an obsession.
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U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies
4/20/2018
While there were gains in two-thirds of states, there were also inequities. The highest-scoring state (Maryland, 8) was rated 25 percent higher than the lowest-scoring states (Alaska and Nevada, 6.4), according to the foundation's report, which was released Tuesday.
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Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study
4/19/2018
Overall, nearly two-thirds of opioids prescribed after surgery went unused by patients, the study found. These drugs wound up lingering in patients' homes, inviting abuse and the potential for addiction, Habermann said.
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Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?
4/19/2018
The biomedical tattoo is made up of cells embedded with sensors that measure levels of blood calcium.
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You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria
4/19/2018
The researchers also found that changes in protein and carbohydrate levels in the diet had similar effects on the gut microbiomes of dogs as on humans.
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Panel: FDA Should OK Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug
4/19/2018
The committee recommended that Epidiolex, an oral solution, be approved for treatment of severe, early-onset forms of epilepsy in a small number of patients.
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More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce
4/18/2018
The illnesses have been identified as linked to a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7. Cases have now been reported in five more states, the CDC added, bringing the total number of states involved to 16.
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Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Rare Blood Disorder
4/18/2018
There are an estimated 288,000 cases of beta-thalassemia across the world, making it one of the most common genetic diseases, according to an editorial accompanying the study.
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Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk
4/18/2018
The new study identified more than 325,000 veterans from three U.S. Veterans Health Administration databases. Half of this group had experienced a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives.
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What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?
4/18/2018
For every 14-point increase in a person's 24-hour systolic (top number) pressure during ambulatory monitoring, the risk of death rose by 58 percent. That was with other factors -- including office-based readings -- taken into account.
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French Man First to Have Second Face Transplant
4/18/2018
Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech therapy.
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'Dance Moms' Star Paralyzed From Spinal Infection
4/18/2018
Early Tuesday, Miller underwent nearly five hours of surgery to remove the back part of several vertebrae to relieve pressure on her spinal cord.
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Does Pot Really Dull a Teen's Brain?
4/18/2018
Further, intellectual effects that do crop up from frequent pot use appear to wear off soon after a teenager stops partaking, researchers report.
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