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CDC: U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising
12/14/2018
Flu activity is still fairly low, but, as expected, has slowly increased over the last few weeks, CDC officials say.
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PT For Joint Pain Can Help You Avoid Opioids
12/14/2018
A study,of nearly 89,000 U.S. patients found that people given physical therapy for their pain were 7 percent to 16 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an opioid.
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Crohn's, Colitis May Be Tied to Prostate Cancer
12/14/2018
In a recent study, men with inflammatory bowel disease had higher PSA levels and were four to five times more likely to develop prostate cancer than those in the control group, the investigators found.
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U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High
12/14/2018
The numbers, which were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show that 2017 had the highest number of gun deaths going back to at least 1979, when gun deaths started to be included in death data, CNN reported.
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Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?
12/14/2018
Researchers have found that people with diabetes had lower scores on verbal memory and verbal fluency tests.
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California Farm Linked to E. Coli in Romaine
12/13/2018
So far, 59 people across 15 states have come down with the often severe gastrointestinal illness.
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New Brain Research Sheds Light On Mental Illness
12/13/2018
Researchers looked at specific genes and their regulatory networks to learn more about changes in the brain as it develops, how that varies between individuals, and the causes of certain mental disorders.
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McDonald's Says It Will Trim Antibiotics in Beef
12/13/2018
The company's first step is to partner with its supplying beef producers in the top 10 beef sourcing markets to measure and understand the current use of antibiotics in its global supply chains.
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New Disease-Bearing Tick Could Spread Through U.S.
12/13/2018
Huge swaths of land along the Eastern seaboard, the Midwest and the South would provide highly suitable habitat for the bloodsucking parasite, computer models predict.
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Del Monte Corn Recalled for Possible Contamination
12/13/2018
The FDA says the under-processing “could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens,” which could lead to life-threatening illness.
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Aromatherapy: Can You Smell Relief?
12/13/2018
While formal research into the benefits of aromatherapy poses many challenges, some evidence does suggest that the alternative treatment may help relieve nausea, anxiety, various types of pain, and a number of other conditions.
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Holidays Hike Heart Attack Risk
12/13/2018
In the 15-year study of more than 300,000 people who’d had a heart attack, the risk was highest at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
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Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk
12/12/2018
The study, of more than 100,000 older women veterans, spotlights the risk factors stemming from military service that can lead to thinking and memory problems down the road.
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Is Surgery Right For Some Early Prostate Cancers?
12/12/2018
A new study that followed men with larger and more aggressive prostate cancer than is usually diagnosed today found that those who had surgery instead of “watchful waiting” lived a few years longer.
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Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Found in E-Cig Liquids
12/12/2018
Because the products are not properly labeled, they could pose a risk to people who take nitrates for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease.
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Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body
12/12/2018
The recall in the United States and Canada involves certain lots of the product made between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018, and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018.
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Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades
12/12/2018
After a school district delayed the start time of secondary schools from 7:50 to 8:45, the students gained 35 minutes of daily sleep, felt less sleepy, improved their grades, and increased their attendance and punctuality.
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AFM Has Doctors, Families Trying 'Whatever Works'
12/12/2018
The number of AFM cases confirmed in the United States this week hit a record high of 158 in 36 states.
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Weight Loss Surgery Carries 'Easy Way Out' Stigma
12/12/2018
Almost 40 percent of nearly a thousand people surveyed in a new study thought weight loss surgery (or "bariatric surgery") was this kind of lazy, quick fix for weight loss.
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How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts
12/12/2018
Modest changes in known heart disease risk factors, particularly those relating to inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin resistance, contribute to the long-term benefit of a Mediterranean diet, researchers said.
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Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?
12/12/2018
All stethoscopes examined were significantly contaminated with a large number and extensive variety of bacteria, including some that can cause health care-associated infections, the study found.
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Obesity Causes Nearly 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide
12/12/2018
The study found that in 2015, about 4 million deaths were attributable to excess body weight.
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Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer
12/12/2018
According to the DEA, fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or is disguised as highly potent heroin. Although many drug users think they are buying heroin, they don't know they're buying fentanyl. Because of its potency, overdose deaths can occur.
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Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden
12/11/2018
Attacks by mountain lions, bears and alligators get the most press, but the tiniest critters create the most work for emergency room doctors. Bug bites and stings account for more than half of all animal-related trips to the ER, the authors of a new study discovered.
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Women Often Wait to Call Help in a Heart Attack
12/11/2018
Researchers in Switzerland found that women suffering a heart attack typically waited 37 minutes longer than men before calling an ambulance.
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