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Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report. The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several ... Read more

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Rabid bat found at Southland Mall in Hayward

A rabid bat was found at the Southland Mall in Hayward in early February and county officials are urging any victims to call the health department and a personal healthcare provider to get a vaccine. The bat was found at entrance 8 at the mall on Feb. 5. Read more

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Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive ... Read more

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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands; 63 sickened by tainted meat

Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella ... Read more

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Measles: Why it's so deadly, and why vaccination is so vital

On the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, we at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh tweeted, with despair, a report in the Guardian that measles cases in Europe reached the highest number in 20 years. Why was this a ... Read more

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Dear Dietitian: Probiotics

According to research, probiotics have not been shown to increase overall health. However, they are showing promise in treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that results in diarrhea, chronic ... Read more

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8 Healthy Ways To Lose Weight After A C-Section

Your body needs time to heal after pregnancy (which is why the idea of "snapping back" is totally toxic). But that's especially true for women who have had C-sections. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. After a C-section, your body can take up to ... Read more

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'Zombie' deer disease is in 24 states and thousands of infected deer are eaten ...

An infectious disease deadly in deer has spread to 24 states as experts warn the ailment – unofficially dubbed "zombie" deer disease – could one day hit humans. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, has afflicted free-ranging deer, elk and/or moose in 24 ... Read more

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Statehouse proposals put a cloud over e-cigarette use in SC

COLUMBIA — Ron Titus, owner of three Columbia-area vaping shops, believes his adult customers should not face restrictions on their rights to use electronic alternatives to traditional cigarettes. “I'm not a libertarian by any means, but I support the ... Read more

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Science Friday

In this final installment of the winter Book Club, we wrap up a winter of exploring The Stillness, learning how volcanologists research lava flows and crater tremors, and even diving into the center of the earth. Ira joins Science Friday SciArts ... Read more

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This AI Can Predict Survival of Ovarian Cancer Patients

Figuring out the survival rate of cancer patients relies on a number of tests and it can be difficult for clinicians to determine the prognosis. But a newly developed AI could give them a big leg up. Scientists at Imperial College London and the ... Read more

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Queensland women embrace popular but tough diets

RESEARCH says that the average women will have been on 61 diets by the age of 45 and January is the favourite month to have a stab at weight loss. But is dieting a waste of time? Brisbane accredited dietitian Kate Di Prima says that fad diets are not ... Read more

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Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study

Night owls -- people who go to bed and get up later -- have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to morning larks, which may put constraints on their normal working day, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Birmingham ... Read more

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2nd case of rare paralyzing illness confirmed in Douglas County, the 5th for ...

A second case of a rare paralyzing illness this season has been confirmed in a Douglas County resident, health officials said Friday. The child confirmed with acute flaccid myelitis has been released from the hospital. The case is the fifth in the ... Read more

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Third rabies case of 2019 confirmed in Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – The third rabies case of 2019 was confirmed in Polk County on Friday. According to the sheriff's office, deputies received a call on Wednesday that a raccoon had been attacked by two dogs on Lakehurst Street in Lakeland. Read more

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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's decoded

Washington: Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. According to the new ... Read more

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Health Department believes after 450 tested tuberculosis did not spread at ...

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — After around 450 students and staff members were tested for tuberculosis at Wilson Central High School, a health department representative confirms it has not spread around the school. The testing comes after Wilson ... Read more

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New technique to measure blood clot developed

London: Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to measure blood clotting as well as the formation of free radicals, that leads to the build-up of blood clots, which in turn cause heart disease, stroke and dementia. Read more

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Albuminuria Change and Risk of End-Stage Kidney Disease

Change in albuminuria as surrogate endpoint for progression of chronic kidney disease strongly supported by biological plausibility, but empirical evidence to support its validity in epidemiological studies lacking. A study was done to assess the ... Read more

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Why Men Who Can Do 40 Pushups May Have Better Heart Health

The ability to do a lot of pushups may be a sign not only of strength, but also of good heart health, a new study suggests. The study tested the stamina of middle-aged male firefighters. It found that those who could do more than 40 pushups in a row ... Read more

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India- Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market Growth Dominated Pfizer Inc.: By Size ...

(MENAFN - GetNews) MRFR is the Leading Brand in The Research Company who Recently Published Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market Research Reports which includes Study of growth, Regional Analysis, Top Industry Players Formation, Major Drivers, ... Read more

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High intensity intervals better for weight loss concludes study

A new study has concluded that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is likely to prove more effective for weight loss than moderate-intensity continuous training (MOD). The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, was a ... Read more

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More than 900 dead in Madagascar measles epidemic

Geneva: At least 922 people have died in a measles outbreak in Madagascar, the majority of them children, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. Madagascar is one of the poorest nations on earth and has very low vaccination rates. Credit:File. Read more

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Niki Bezzant: A food allergy? Yeah, nah...

Do you have a food allergy? If you do, you're not alone. The prevalence of food allergies seems to be growing. But so is the number of people who believe they have one but who really don't. A recent survey of Americans has found that more than 10 per ... Read more

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Fears deadly 'zombie' deer disease may possibly spread to humans

Scientific and public health experts believe a disease impacting deer should be treated as a public health issue, reportedly expressing growing concerns about its possibility of spreading to humans someday. Earlier this month, experts from the ... Read more

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Memory loss from ageing and disease can be reversed, studies suggest

Two separate studies have for the first time shown promise that memory loss can be reversed. The first study focused on people with Alzheimer's. The second, and more far-reaching study, Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), tackles ... Read more

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'Cellular barcoding' reveals how breast cancer spreads

IMAGE: This photo shows from left to right Dr. Shalin Naik, Professor Jane Visvader, Dr. Tom Weber and Dr. Delphine Merino. Image credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been ... Read more

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Plastic bags may soon be powering your smartphone

Researchers have converted plastic bags into carbon chips for batteries, possibly offering a way to put discarded plastic bags to good use. Plastic bag pollution has become such a serious environmental problem that California has banned single-use ... Read more

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Statehouse proposals put a cloud over e-cigarette use in SC

COLUMBIA — Ron Titus, owner of three Columbia-area vaping shops, believes his adult customers should not face restrictions on their rights to use electronic alternatives to traditional cigarettes. “I'm not a libertarian by any means, but I support the ... Read more

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Depression may speed brain aging: research

PanARMENIAN.Net - Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues, CBS reports. Depression has long been linked ... Read more

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This is why one should completely avoid diet drinks post menopause

Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated with an increased risk of having a stroke among post-menopausal women, researchers say. The stroke is was caused by a ... Read more

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Man BANNED by taxi company because 'he smells'

Stephen Davis, 52, was "disgusted" when the taxi company Andy Cars told him he could no longer use its services. The man, from Gloucester, explained to the firm he has a medical condition, which is connected to the odour, but they refused to back down. Read more

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Its possible to measure the level of blood clotting with new method

Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to measure blood clotting as well as the formation of free radicals, that leads to the build-up of blood clots, which in turn cause heart disease, stroke and dementia. The technique, led by the ... Read more

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Depression may speed brain aging: research

PanARMENIAN.Net - Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues, CBS reports. Depression has long been linked ... Read more

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Rise In Meth Use Leads To Spike In Syphilis

Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use. “Two major public health issues are colliding,” said Dr. Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers ... Read more

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Dementia sufferers trial cannabis drug to 'help ease symptoms of aggression'

Dementia sufferers could soon be aided by a cannabis-based mouth spray, experts have said. Alzheimer's Research UK is funding a £300,000 trial into whether the drug Sativex can help ease agitation or aggression, a symptom that affects around 50 per ... Read more

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Why most new knees and hips will last up to 25 years: Better surgical ...

The majority of hip and knee replacements now last for up to 25 years in patients, a major study has found. They are among the most common forms of surgery on the NHS but people have often been told that the expected lifespan of implants is about 15 ... Read more

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India- Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market Growth Dominated Pfizer Inc.: By Size ...

(MENAFN - GetNews) MRFR is the Leading Brand in The Research Company who Recently Published Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market Research Reports which includes Study of growth, Regional Analysis, Top Industry Players Formation, Major Drivers, ... Read more

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Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive ... Read more

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Sleep apnoea patients with excess daytime sleepiness at greater cardiovascular ...

Adults with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), who experience excessive sleepiness while awake are at greater risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than those who do not experience such symptoms, says a new study. Sleep apnoea is a potentially serious ... Read more

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Rabid bat found at Southland Mall in Hayward

A rabid bat was found at the Southland Mall in Hayward in early February and county officials are urging any victims to call the health department and a personal healthcare provider to get a vaccine. The bat was found at entrance 8 at the mall on Feb. 5. Read more

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Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease

BOSTON — Here's one way to predict your heart health: get down and give me 41. A new study finds that men who can perform at least 40 push-ups in one attempt are much less likely to suffer from heart disease within the next 10 years. Researchers from ... Read more

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Raccoon captured in Green Tree tests positive for rabies

GREEN TREE, Pa. - A raccoon that was captured in Green Tree tested positive for rabies early this week. RELATED: Raccoon captured in South Hills neighborhood tests positive for rabies. The raccoon was found near the 1500 block of Glencoe Avenue. Read more

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The midlife guide to interval training: how to get fit in 23 minutes ...

Interval training replaces the bog standard exercise session with alternating bursts of high and low intensity effort. It's a simple idea that can have dramatic effects on our fitness. One of those effects has been revealed this week by the British ... Read more

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Depression may speed brain aging: research

PanARMENIAN.Net - Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues, CBS reports. Depression has long been linked ... Read more

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Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease

BOSTON — Here's one way to predict your heart health: get down and give me 41. A new study finds that men who can perform at least 40 push-ups in one attempt are much less likely to suffer from heart disease within the next 10 years. Researchers from ... Read more

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Rabbit Populations Developed Resistance to Myxoma Virus Through Parallel Evolution

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rabbit populations in Australia and Europe that were exposed to the myxoma virus underwent parallel evolution to become resistant, according to a new genetic study based on exome analysis. European settlers introduced ... Read more

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The midlife guide to interval training: how to get fit in 23 minutes ...

Interval training replaces the bog standard exercise session with alternating bursts of high and low intensity effort. It's a simple idea that can have dramatic effects on our fitness. One of those effects has been revealed this week by the British ... Read more

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Girl Paralyzed After Getting Nose Piercing

Layane Dias, 20, wanted to get her nose pierced, but what she ended up receiving was unfortunately a lot more. Dias ended up getting a bacterial infection from the piercing called Staphylococcus aureus that resulted in her becoming paralyzed. The girl ... Read more

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How you can fight the winter blues

The winter has forced most of us inside as we dread the cold temperatures, waiting for summer to arrive. A cup of hot cocoa and a warm fireplace sound amazing, but it may not be good idea to stay inside too much during this time of year. It could be ... Read more

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Memory loss from ageing and disease can be reversed, studies suggest

Two separate studies have for the first time shown promise that memory loss can be reversed. The first study focused on people with Alzheimer's. The second, and more far-reaching study, Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), tackles ... Read more

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Researchers develop drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

Washington DC: A new study now sees researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston developing a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice. The study was ... Read more

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Global Diabetic Foot Ulcer Therapeutics Market by 2024: Industry Growth ...

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Therapeutics Market report is an industry expert's analysis which based on past information and future opportunities in the global market. Diabetic Foot Ulcer Therapeutics Market research reports present the study along with the ... Read more

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Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

I HAVE HUNDREDS of friends who feel trapped within the same secret. This secret typically affects no one but themselves. But everyone's secret is both intensely personal and united by the same shared legacy. A legacy of death, fear and ignorance… Read more

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Endometriosis Treatment Market Research 2026: Region Wise Analysis of Top ...

Endometriosis is a painful medical condition in which the tissue that lines in the inner part of the uterus i.e. endometrium grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis tissue is found in fallopian tubes, ovaries, and tissue lining the pelvis. In ... Read more

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Mum who felt 'smug' at weight loss from her new diet discovers it's sign of ...

Liz Oakley thought dropping two dress sizes was thanks to her new slimming class - but tests revealed she had pancreatic cancer. By Lizzie Parry, Digital Health Editor. 15th February 2019, 8:46 pm. Updated: 15th February 2019, 8:54 pm. By Lizzie Parry ... Read more

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New chemo drug keeps platinum nanoparticles on target for liver cancer

Chemotherapy drugs are effective at killing cancer cells – but unfortunately, they're also pretty good at killing healthy cells. Making these drugs more selective for tumors is a key area of research, and now a team at ETH Zurich has found a way to ... Read more

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Why old sperm produces healthier offspring than shorter-lived sperm

Scientists have found that in zebrafish, old sperm produces healthier offspring than the shorter-lived sperm in the same ejaculate. This could have implications for human fertility. The new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)and Uppsala ... Read more

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Depression ages the brain, first human trials suggest

Researchers at Yale University used a new brain scanning technique to show that synaptic density - the amount of connections in the brain - started thinning out 10 years earlier in people with depression - at 40 years old rather than 50. That could ... Read more

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Kenya Acquires New Diagnostic Tools to Boost War on HIV

Nairobi — Kenya has acquired the new diagnostic tools to boost the fight against HIV in East and Southern Africa. The tool known as Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay will provide new approaches to make it quicker and easier for laboratories to diagnose and ... Read more

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New Study Reports Adverse Effects of BPA-Free Plastic

Researchers from the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University found BPA-free plastics to exhibit detrimental effects on sperm counts and ova health of lab mice. Bisphenol (BPA) is used for packaging food and beverages by making ... Read more

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JKUAT don joins WHO on developing global standards for human genome editing

Prof Anne Muigai (pictured) has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing. The Professor of Genetics at JKUAT, joins a global multi-disciplinary ... Read more

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Increased risk for incident thyroid diseases in people with psoriatic disease ...

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology — Wang SH, et al. | February 15, 2019. Advertisement. Researchers investigated if psoriasis is associated with thyroid diseases via determining the risk for thyroid diseases among psoriasis patients. Read more

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Twenty things to remember if you love someone with dementia

More than 16 million people in the U.S. care for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. While the caregiving journey can be rewarding, it is no secret that it can also be overwhelmingly challenging. As the disease progresses, it becomes easier to forget ... Read more

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How a new pill could reduce asthma attacks

The drug Fevipiprant improves air flow to the lungs by removing muscle in the airway lining, a study has shown. whatsapp · facebook · twitter · google+ · linkedin · email. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images. Scientists from the University of Leicester ... Read more

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U of T researcher's open science drug discovery model expands to ...

Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by University of Toronto researchers that puts knowledge sharing and medication affordability ahead of ... Read more

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Keep Your Heart Healthy With These 5 Keto-Friendly Foods

(StatePoint) The low-carb, high-fat diet known as keto has Americans looking at healthy food consumption in a whole new light. Keto programs have proven effective for weight loss, but how heart-healthy are they? As with all things, moderation is key. Read more

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Patients' own cells could be the key to treating Crohn's disease

A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months. Researchers at the NIHR Guy's ... Read more

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Advocating for Migraine and Headache Research

By Mia Maysack, PNN Columnist. This week I had the privilege of attending the 12th annual “Headache on the Hill” lobbying event in Washington, DC, which is organized by the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA). This was my second time ... Read more

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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

WASHINGTON — Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported ... Read more

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At least 30 Canadians at risk of potentially deadly infection after weight ...

The Public Health Agency of Canada says at least 30 Canadians who had surgery at a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico are at risk of potentially deadly infection. But the agency isn't sure, because of the difficulty in responding to health alerts in other ... Read more

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Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

(Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don't get such classes, a recent study suggests. Asthma is one of the ... Read more

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Diabetes could contribute to infertility, warn experts

NEW DELHI. Diabetes, commonly described as a "lifestyle disease", can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. "Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility," S.K ... Read more

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Will Drinking Liquor Before Beer Actually Prevent A Hangover?

A new study examined whether drinking alcohol in a certain order or by a certain color could prevent a hangover. Image: man ordering beer after drinking hard liquor. Sponsored adThis sponsor paid to have this advertisement placed in this section. There ... Read more

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The Female Body Blocks Weak Sperm From Entry: Study

Wimpy swimmers need not apply! New evidence found by scientists reveals that female's reproductive tracts are shaped in a way that stops weak sperm from reaching the egg. Using computer simulations and small-scale models, scientists were able to show ... Read more

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In new offensive against HIV, Cobb County is a battleground

Four metro Atlanta counties — Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett — are among 48 counties in the nation that the Trump administration is targeting for its plan to stop the spread of HIV. President Trump announced the plan in his State of the Union ... Read more

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PHOTOS: 7 ways to prevent skin cancer

We've all got a lot of skin, and each one of those cells has the potential to become cancerous at some point in our lives. Therefore, it's probably not surprising that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. It affects 1 in 5 ... Read more

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Will Drinking Liquor Before Beer Actually Prevent A Hangover?

A new study examined whether drinking alcohol in a certain order or by a certain color could prevent a hangover. Image: man ordering beer after drinking hard liquor. Sponsored adThis sponsor paid to have this advertisement placed in this section. There ... Read more

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Illinois' Opioid Helpline sees 10000th call

Call it another sign of just how large Illinois' opioid problem really is. The Illinois Department of Human Services Thursday said the state's Opioid Helpline fielded its 10 thousandth call. DHS's substance prevention director Dani Kirby says 10,000 ... Read more

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1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants

By Steven Reinberg. HealthDay Reporter. FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who are given general anesthesia for an hour are unlikely to suffer harm, but the safety of longer and repeated exposure remains unknown, a new study says. Read more

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With ovarian cancer deaths set to spike by 67%, AI to rescue: Study

With the incidence of ovarian cancer likely to increase by 55 per cent in another 15 years or so, researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) software to help best treat ovarian cancer that will pave the way for personalised medicine and ... Read more

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Salmonella Outbreaks: What Raw Turkey, Tahini, Hedgehogs Have In Common

Let's talk turkey. If someone gave you a box of raw turkey for Valentine's Day, either throw it away or cook it real well. Don't even think of doing what FOX News' Pete Hegseth may or may not have been joking about, and wash your hands thoroughly. Read more

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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

(CNN) Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of ... Read more

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More protein, fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher ... Read more

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More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s: study

More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say. Historically, binge drinking among both men ... Read more

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Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart ...

ATLANTA (CNN) — More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study ... Read more

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As Los Angeles City Hall Grapples With Rats, Working Cats May Be Ready to Pounce

On a day with six pest control trucks parked outside Los Angeles City Hall, rat traps strategically deployed, and council members in session seeking the next steps in dealing with a vermin infestation, an animal activist was poised to offer her ... Read more

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Consuming two or more diet drinks per day 'could increase risk of stroke and ...

Drinking more than two diet drinks every day could increase your risk of stroke, heart disease and even early death, a new study suggests. The research, which was carried out by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, observed more than ... Read more

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Experts concern over low cure rate of childhood cancer in India

Childhood cancer comprises almost 3-5 per cent of the total cancer cases in India, experts said here on Friday, expressing concern over the low cure rate due to lack of available data. "The disturbing reality is that the cure rate of pediatric cancer ... Read more

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PHOTOS: 7 ways to prevent skin cancer

We've all got a lot of skin, and each one of those cells has the potential to become cancerous at some point in our lives. Therefore, it's probably not surprising that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. It affects 1 in 5 ... Read more

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Why the UK's largest body of pediatricians will no longer take money from baby ...

On Wednesday (Feb. 13), the UK's Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) announced it would no longer accept financial contributions from the baby formula industry. That decision will cost the group somewhere around £40,000 ($51,150) a ... Read more

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Fox News host says he doesn't wash his hands because germs aren't real

Speaking on Fox and Friends earlier this week, host Pete Hegseth said he has not washed his hands for 10 years because he believes germs are not real. Have you ever come across that popular “Jokes on them I was only pretending” meme? Well, Hegseth ... Read more

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Lampasas police warn residents of rabid skunk

Lampasas police are warning residents of a rabid skunk that was found in the area. According to police, City of Lampasas Animal Control Officer Joe Schwartzer was informed on Thursday of a skunk that tested positive for rabies. The skunk was found dead ... Read more

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Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The country's first large-scale clinical trial to study the safety of liver transplants between people with HIV was launched on Thursday. The new study -- sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is ... Read more

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Fears deadly 'zombie' deer disease may possibly spread to humans

Scientific and public health experts believe a disease impacting deer should be treated as a public health issue, reportedly expressing growing concerns about its possibility of spreading to humans someday. Earlier this month, experts from the ... Read more

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AHF Lauds Congress and the President for Boosting Global AIDS Funding

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) praised today the U.S. Congress and President Trump for adopting bipartisan appropriations legislation that will increase funding for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ... Read more

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Immune stimulant molecule shown to prevent cancer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A research team at the University of Louisville has discovered that an immune checkpoint molecule they developed for cancer immunotherapy, also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer when administered by itself. Read more

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Health department: No evidence tuberculosis spread at Wilson Central after 450 ...

There is no evidence that tuberculosis has spread at Wilson Central High School with about 450 students and staff tested after a student was recently diagnosed. There were 401 students and staff tested through the Tennessee Department of Health and the ... Read more

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Denmark E. coli outbreak declared over; Salmonella investigation continues

Danish officials have ended an investigation into an outbreak of E. coli that affected almost 40 people, but they are continuing to look at a Salmonella monophasic Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened almost 50 people. For the E. coli outbreak, it ... Read more

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Immune stimulant molecule shown to prevent cancer: Study

Scientists say they have identified a molecule that stimulates the immune system and may protect against the development of multiple types of cancer. The recombinant protein molecule SA-4-1BBL has been used to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cancer ... Read more

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The only STI we should be ashamed of is socially transmitted ignorance

There is a sexual health epidemic that has plagued society for decades: shame. The stigma surrounding sex is the greatest obstacle we face in providing the right healthcare and treatment to those who require it. While there has been a decrease in the ... Read more

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Rabid Bat Found At East Bay Mall, Public Health Department Says

More than a week passed between the time it was found and when it was turned in for testing. If you touched it, contact the health dept. By Bea Karnes, Patch Staff | Feb 15, 2019 6:55 pm ET | Updated Feb 15, 2019 7:08 pm ET ... Read more

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Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

WASHINGTON — Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues. Depression has long been linked to certain ... Read more

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In the NBA, fake-meat diets are changing the game

This is not the All-Star break Magic Johnson and LeBron James envisioned when the game's best player announced he was joining the Lakers in July. Still, there are some bright spots to this disappointing season, and high among them has to be the play of ... Read more