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 2018-01-16 08:00 

Medical News Today

The perils of sneezing incorrectly...

A recently published case study describes a patient who perforated his throat by sneezing. In this article, we explain how you can avoid the same fate....

 2018-01-16 08:00 

Medical News Today

What are the different types of psoriasis?...

Learn about different types of psoriasis in their mild to moderate forms. We include information on symptoms and treatment options for different types....

 2018-01-16 08:00 

Medical News Today

What too much salt can do to your brain...

A new study shows how too much salt reduces the blood flow to the brain and leads to cognitive impairment in mice. The findings are applicable to humans....

 2018-01-16 07:30 

NY Times

The Parasite on the Playground...

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm's larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development....

 2018-01-16 07:00 

NY Times

'Smart Thermometers' Track Flu Season in Real Time...

Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?...

 2018-01-15 23:50 

ABC News (US)

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Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died...

Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died...

 2018-01-15 23:50 

AP

Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died....

 2018-01-15 23:47 

AP

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases...

LONDON (AP) — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he t......

 2018-01-15 23:33 

AP

Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital...

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in England say stifling a big sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases, based on the very unusual experience of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he ......

 2018-01-15 22:29 

AP

Indiana health agency: Flu deaths statewide 50 as of Jan. 6...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season has doubled to 50 as of the first week of 2018....

 2018-01-15 19:49 

Reuters

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Greater screen time linked to worsening sleep quality in early childhood...

(Reuters Health) - Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests....

 2018-01-15 19:32 

ABC News (US)

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Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers...

Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers...

 2018-01-15 18:56 

ABC News (US)

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CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images...

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images...

 2018-01-15 18:32 

ABC News (US)

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Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery...

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery...

 2018-01-15 17:58 

AP

Flu remains widespread across Montana...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials say the flu remains widespread across the state....

 2018-01-15 17:42 

AP

Researchers study on how to make soul food healthier...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are figuring out whether soul food laden featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes....

 2018-01-15 17:31 

Reuters

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Hip fractures on the rise in older U.S. women...

(Reuters Health) - The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study of Medicare recipients....

 2018-01-15 17:00 

Medical News Today

What you should know about throat ulcers...

A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies....

 2018-01-15 17:00 

Medical News Today

Five tips for healthy sight...

Are you worried about your eyes? We have compiled some top tips to help you maintain healthy sight, boost eye health, and prevent eye-related diseases....

 2018-01-15 17:00 

Medical News Today

Trouble losing weight? This might be why...

Some people find it harder to lose weight than others, but why is this? A new study has identified a molecule in fat cells that could be to blame....

 2018-01-15 16:57 

Reuters

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German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's drug assessment body has criticized a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information....

 2018-01-15 16:54 

NY Times

After Surgery in the Womb, a Baby Kicks Up Hope...

Baby Boy Royce, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair....

 2018-01-15 16:23 

Reuters

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Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year....

 2018-01-15 16:00 

Medical News Today

What is torsades de pointes?...

Torsades de pointes is an uncommon type of ventricular tachycardia that can be potentially life-threatening. Learn more about the causes and diagnosis....

 2018-01-15 16:00 

Medical News Today

How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread...

Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer....

 2018-01-15 15:21 

Reuters

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Insurance billing notices threaten young adults' confidentiality...

(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents' health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents....

 2018-01-15 15:19 

Reuters

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Partner's scent eases women's response to stress...

(Reuters Health) - During a stressful time, smelling a partner's scent might help ease anxiety, a study suggests....

 2018-01-15 15:00 

Medical News Today

Types of zoonotic diseases...

Zoonosis or zoonotic diseases are conditions that can be passed from animals to humans. These include rabies, malaria, and Lyme disease. Learn more....

 2018-01-15 15:00 

Medical News Today

Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?...

Consuming a Western diet may prompt irreversible changes in the immune system that make it hyper-responsive to triggers of inflammation, says a new study....

 2018-01-15 14:53 

AP

Passenger with measles flew through Chicago's O'Hare...

CHICAGO (AP) — State health officials are advising anyone who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last Wednesday and hasn't been vaccinated for measles that they should be tested for the ......

 2018-01-15 14:00 

Medical News Today

What are the best foods for weight loss?...

A look at some of the best foods for weight loss. Included is detail on what foods to incorporate into your diet and why they work....

 2018-01-15 13:59 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: How to protect yourself when someone in your family has the flu...

Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares tips on how to keep the rest of the household healthy when one family member at home comes down with the flu....

 2018-01-15 13:00 

Medical Daily

Food Shopping Tips: Best Strategies For A Cheap, Healthy Diet...

Best tips: Meal plans and supermarket strategies can help you buy healthy food without spending too much money....

 2018-01-15 11:29 

Reuters

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French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall: group...

PARIS (Reuters) - Some French families affected by a recall of baby milk by dairy firm Lactalis due to salmonella contamination plan to take legal action against supermarket chains, the head of a victims group said on Monday....

 2018-01-15 11:00 

Medical News Today

What is fibrosarcoma and what are the symptoms?...

Learn all about fibrosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting the cells that create fibrous tissue in the body. We look at symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis....

 2018-01-15 10:00 

Medical News Today

Aphrodisiacs: Where is the evidence?...

Natural aphrodisiacs promise to enhance our sex lives — but what does the science behind the claims say? More evidence is slowly emerging....

 2018-01-15 08:00 

Medical News Today

Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says...

A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed....

 2018-01-15 08:00 

Medical News Today

Is the 'baby brain' phenomenon real? Study investigates...

Is the 'brain fog' that so many pregnant women report real or is it just a myth? New research tries to solve the controversy by reviewing existing studies....

 2018-01-15 01:37 

WHO

Hepatitis E Namibia...

During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have...

 2018-01-15 00:10 

Reuters

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Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company...

LONDON (Reuters) - A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has raised 20 million pounds ($27 million) from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc....

 2018-01-14 18:07 

AP

Officials report a steep increase in flu hospitalizations...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials say they have seen a steep increase in the number of people hospitalized with influenza over the past five weeks....

 2018-01-14 16:44 

ABC News (US)

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My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice...

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice...

 2018-01-14 16:30 

AP

Illinois students creating video games for social good...

CHICAGO (AP) — Students at DePaul University in Chicago are creating video games that raise awareness for mental illnesses and other afflictions....

 2018-01-14 16:15 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: How to fire up your metabolism this year...

Bestselling author Dave Zinczenko talks about his new book, ...

 2018-01-14 15:10 

Reuters

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Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows...

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said....

 2018-01-14 14:03 

ABC News (US)

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Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries...

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries...

 2018-01-14 14:01 

AP

Delaware researchers examine cancer's effect on siblings...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Every now and then, Ali McDonough wakes from a nightmare about her brother....

 2018-01-14 13:53 

Reuters

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Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe continues...

PARIS (Reuters) - France welcomed dairy group Lactalis' pledge to compensate victims of a Salmonella contamination in its baby milk on Sunday, but said a judicial investigation to determine who was responsible would continue....

 2018-01-14 13:00 

Medical Daily

How To Sleep Better: 7 Bedtime Tips From A Former Insomniac, From Best Time To Temperature...

A former insomniac shares his 7 best hacks for getting a good night's sleep, from time to temperature....

 2018-01-14 08:00 

Medical News Today

Attending religious services may increase lifespan...

Regularly attending religious ceremonies regardless of religion may help us to live longer, healthier lives, according to new research. ...

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