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Hepatitis A Vaccination Indication Now Includes Homelessness

February 15th, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted the October 2018 recommendation that all persons aged 1 year and older experiencing homelessness should be routinely immunized against the Hepatitis A virus ... 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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A diet for fast weight loss is a pipe dream. So why do we all keep buying in?

There will always be someone ready to profit off the desperation of consumers, and that is precisely what any given get-thin-fast scheme intends to do. Whether it is a bottle of caffeine pills masquerading as fat burners, a series of drinks ... Read more

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Medical Marijuana May be an Effective Treatment for These Lesser-Known ...

A cannabis-derived drug will be tested in the UK as a treatment for two lesser-known symptoms of Alzheimer's disease: aggressive behavior and agitation. Alzheimer's disease is best known for the way it erodes a person's memory. However, roughly half of ... Read more

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Shocking moment gym-goer, 21, collapses on rowing machine before discovering ...

THIS is the shocking moment a woman nearly died from a heart attack while using a rowing machine in the gym. Emily Counter, 21, from Queensland, was working out when collapsed onto the floor after suffering a seizure - and she now wants to make ... Read more

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Swap ketchup and refined tomato sauces for salsa

Have salsa instead of refined tomato sauces. Make this simple food substitution can save you from taking in hundreds of unwanted calories. The main ingredient of ketchup, tomato sauces and salsa is tomatoes. Tomatoes are a healthy food to have ... Read more

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Revamp your health and cut your risk of dementia with these 13 top tips

Scientists now say a third of dementia cases are influenced by factors we can control - and improving your health can help to stave off the condition. Share. Comments. By. Alex Lloyd. 17:35, 16 FEB 2019. Lifestyle. Exercise is good for the heart, your ... 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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Trump mildly obese but in good health

Washington: President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be in "very good health." The presidential physician, Sean Conley, said Trump, 72, passed his medical exam ... 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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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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Penis development needs more than just testes and testosterone

Proper development of the fetal penis requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta, according to a new study publishing February 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology from ... 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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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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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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Children's Vaccines – The Ultimate Myth-Busting Guide For Parents

Measles cases surged by 50% globally in 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) attributes the increase in cases to a lack of access to the vaccine in poorer countries – but some experts believe in wealthier areas, misinformation led by the anti ... 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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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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Nearly 1000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of deaths is based on official numbers, but ... Read more

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Drivers with diabetes can now check their sugar levels using flash glucose ...

People with diabetes can check their glucose levels using flash glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring from today, February 15. The new Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) guidance is being ... 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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The Contraceptive Pill Could Affect How You Read Emotions, According To A New ...

Many of us know that the pill can come with a whole host of side effects. But despite women reporting mental health issues while on the pill, there is little solid research into the psychological effects of the medication. Now a new study has found ... Read more

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Gene Editing and Ethics

The gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 has been described as a word processor for DNA, but Kevin Eggan says it has all the finesse of a thermonuclear explosion. The professor of stem cell and regenerative biology has spent his career re-writing ... Read more

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President Buhari's Medical Record Expossed

President Muhammadu Buhari is suffering from a combination of prostate cancer, sickle cell anaemia, Crohn's disease and dementia, a confidential study on his health has revealed. According to Sahara Reporters, The report also revealed that the prostate ... Read more

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Girl, 14, left an inch from death after GP diagnosed her huge brain abscess as ...

Thalia Elliott underwent two emergency operations to relieve pressure on her brain after she became ill in Wales last year. By Dan Hall. 16th February 2019, 9:27 am. Updated: 16th February 2019, 9:28 am. A 14-YEAR-OLD girl came within an inch of losing ... 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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Researchers Create Nano-Painkillers as Alternative to Morphine

Researchers have developed a new painkiller using nanoparticles that lasts longer than morphine, paving the way for intense pain treatments without the severe side effects associated with opioids. Chronic pain is a major global heath challenge and its ... Read more

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Children's Vaccines – The Ultimate Myth-Busting Guide For Parents

Measles cases surged by 50% globally in 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) attributes the increase in cases to a lack of access to the vaccine in poorer countries – but some experts believe in wealthier areas, misinformation led by the anti ... 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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Just One Night of Poor Sleep May Be Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Science is closing in on a potential way to spot Alzheimer's disease early enough to treat it before symptoms such as memory loss and confusion take over. sleep elderly bed overhead alzheimer's disease Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock. Sleep is crucial for ... 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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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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Men's porn habits could fuel partners' eating disorders: Study

A new study now suggests that a woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches porn is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder. The study is one of the first to look at how a romantic partner's behaviour might be linked to the ... Read more

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

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, Upcoming Trends and ... 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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Drowsy From Sleep Apnea? Watch for Heart Disease

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea marked by excessive daytime sleepiness had a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease than patients with other OSA symptom subtypes, new research finds. Compared to having OSA without excessive ... 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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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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AI to Rescue as Ovarian Cancer Deaths Likely to Increase by 67%

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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As a former pot head, I've no idea how I can warn my children about the ...

The largest study ever conducted into the effects of cannabis on mental health has just been published, and it makes a mother's heart tremble. Teenagers who smoke cannabis are a third more likely to suffer from depression, and three times more likely ... Read more

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Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti ...

(CNN) -- Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health. "We've taken steps to reduce the distribution of health-related misinformation on ... Read more

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Quinlan 4-year-old battling cancer finally gets bone marrow transplant

A Quinlan girl battling a rare form of cancer has received the life-saving bone marrow transplant she's been waiting for. 4-year-old Landrie Lay has been sick since she was a toddler. Last November. Lay was diagnosed with MDS, a form of cancer that ... Read more

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Drowsy From Sleep Apnea? Watch for Heart Disease

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea marked by excessive daytime sleepiness had a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease than patients with other OSA symptom subtypes, new research finds. Compared to having OSA without excessive ... Read more

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Push-ups can predict men's risk of heart disease - experts

If you want to predict your chances of getting heart disease, scientists say you should be doing push-ups. A new study followed over 1,100 male firefighters for 10 years. During this period, there were 37 cardiovascular disease-related outcomes among ... Read more

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Kids' teeth can help identify those at risk of mental health problems

Teeth were said to be as good a predictor as low socioeconomic status, which is one of the biggest risk factors for poor mental health. By Shaun Wooller. 16th February 2019, 3:12 am. Updated: 16th February 2019, 3:13 am. KIDS' teeth can be used to ... 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