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{FD} Mom warns on venomous caterpillars after son’s harrowing medical scare

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A Florida mother is speaking out about the dangers of a seemingly harmless backyard pest after her son landed in the emergency room with alarming symptoms. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom warns of venomous caterpillars after son’s harrowing medical scare

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A Florida mother is speaking out about the dangers of a seemingly harmless backyard pest after her son landed in the emergency room with alarming symptoms. Continue reading

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{FD} Hospital ICUs bring daylight to night shifts via telemedicine

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Hospital intensive care units (ICUs) treat patients around the clock. Continue reading

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{FD} University will pay you $3,500 to get the flu and book you a 10-day stay at ‘Hotel Influenza’

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University researchers are hoping that $3,500 will convince enough people to risk possibly suffering through a bout of diarrhea, fever, body aches and other flu symptoms in the name of science. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman beats terminal ****** cancer with new therapy

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A Florida woman who was given just months to live is now living cancer-free thanks to an experimental immunotherapy, researchers said. Continue reading

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{FD} Fatal accidents involving drugs surpasses alcohol-related crashes: report

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A report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association stated fatal car crashes involving drugs has surpassed those related to alcohol in the past decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Roseanne Barr not first celeb to claim Ambien led to bizarre behavior: What is the insomnia drug?

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Roseanne Barr appeared to blame Ambien, a prescription sleeping pill, for the racist tweet that ultimately led to her popular ABC show “Roseanne” to be canceled on Tuesday by ABC. Continue reading

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{FD} Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later

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A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee mom who gave birth while in a coma dies 3 years after waking

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A Tennessee mother who gave birth while she was in a coma died three years after she regained consciousness, her family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas doctor accused of administering chemo to patients who didn’t need it

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Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada was accused of falsely administering chemotherapy to patients who didn’t need it and he was also charged with fraud and money laundering. Continue reading

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{FD} Smallpox-related virus found lurking in Texas rodents

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A never-before-seen virus that’s a relative of the notorious smallpox virus has been found lurking in rodents in Texas, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} More parents smoking pot around kids, study finds

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A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids’ exposure to second-hand smoke. Continue reading

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{FD} How man’s donated blood saved millions of babies

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A man in Australia helped save the lives of more than 2 million babies by donating his “special” blood, which was used to make a medication that can prevent life-threatening problems in newborns. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientist, 104, ends life at assisted-suicide clinic in Switzerland

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A renowned 104-year-old Australian scientist who traveled to Switzerland last week died Thursday, ending his life in a medically assisted suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientist, 104, plans assisted suicide in Switzerland

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A renowned 104-year-old Australian scientist who traveled to Switzerland last week has planned to end his life on Thursday in a medically assisted suicide—possibly by lethal injection. Continue reading

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{FD} Shampoo containing brittle bones drug allegedly ‘triggers hair growth’

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Shampooing with a drug designed to treat brittle bones could help cure baldness within days, research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens develop rare eye cancer in a case that’s baffling doctors

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Several Auburn University graduates and more than a dozen North Carolina residents have all developed a rare form of eye cancer in a case that has left doctors baffled. Continue reading

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{FD} Renowned Australian scientist David Goodall, 104, will travel to Switzerland to end his life

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David Goodall, 104, a world-renowned scientist said he will travel to Switzerland this week to end his life. Continue reading

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{FD} Former model ‘eaten alive’ while in care of Georgia nursing home

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Rebecca Zeni’s family said the former model suffered a terrible death after she was eaten alive by a scabies infestation while in the care of Shepherd Hills Nursing Home. Continue reading

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{FD} A doctor who can feel his patient’s pain

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What if a doctor could physically feel the pain their patients were experiencing? Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, can do just that. He has a neurological trait called mirror-touch, a medical my… Continue reading

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{FD} Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure

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Early- and mid-career scientists face tougher odds than their more-experienced colleagues, which can be discouraging for young creative minds looking for a chance to fight cancer. Meet Paul Northcott, a 40-year-old investigator from St. Jude Children’s… Continue reading

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{FD} Bathroom hand dryers spraying **** on your hands, study finds

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A study found bathroom hand dryers spray bacteria, including fecal matter, on people’s hands. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit alleges Michigan illegally obtains newborns’ blood

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A group of Michigan parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that the state didn’t obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns’ blood for medical research. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly adults grow as many new brain cells as teenagers do, study finds

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This study is the first to thoroughly track the brain’s cell production over the course of a typical human lifetime. Continue reading

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{FD} Family reveals son, 2, miraculously woke up from coma day after being taken off life support

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Little Dylan, 4, is now the poster child of for CLIC Sargent, a charity that helps families with children who have cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Heavily used herbicide tied to shorter pregnancies

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More than 90 percent of pregnant women in a small Indiana study had glyphosate in their *****, and higher concentrations were associated with earlier deliveries. Continue reading

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{FD} Some e-cigarette users may struggle to quit smoking

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Smokers who say they want to kick the habit might have an easier time if they don’t use e-cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet

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British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally. Continue reading

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{FD} Freezing the ‘hunger nerve’ could help with weight loss, new study finds

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Researchers were able to freeze a nerve in the back that carries hunger signals to the brain, lowering patients’ appetite and promoting weight loss. Continue reading

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{FD} Who is Robert Redfield? 3 things to know about the CDC’s new director

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Three things to know about Robert Redfield, the CDC’s new director. Continue reading

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{FD} Bee sting acupuncture kills woman from allergic reaction to venom

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A 55-year-old woman in Spain died from an allergic reaction to bee venom while undergoing a pain management treatment called apitherapy. Continue reading

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{FD} Bee sting acupuncture once touted by Gwyneth Paltrow kills woman in Spain

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A 55-year-old woman in Spain died from an allergic reaction to bee venom while undergoing a pain management treatment called apitherapy. Continue reading

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{FD} More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke, says a new study

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Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Spices might get teens to like vegetables, says new study

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A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Male birth control pill showing promise in early trials

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A new contraceptive pill, called DMAU, when taken daily could bring sperm count low enough so a man can’t get his partner pregnant. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. health spending twice other countries’ with worse results

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The U.S. spends about twice what other high-income nations do on health care but has the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rates, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Medical mystery: Doctors stunned to find 9 cm air-pocket where man’s brain should be

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A “fit and well” man has been discovered living with a 9 centimeter-sized air pocket where his brain should be according to the British Medical Journal Case Reports. Continue reading

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{FD} 10-year-old boy in wheelchair becomes cop for a day

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A 10-year old boy with an extremely rare disorder was granted his life-long dream, and became the newest junior officer of the Fort Worth Police Department. Continue reading

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{FD} Women with bigger waist and hips have higher heart attack risk

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While obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, a new study suggests that hip and waist size may play a bigger role, particularly for women. Continue reading

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{FD} Barbershop study trimmed black men’s hair and blood pressure

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Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Continue reading

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{FD} Drinking problems tied to higher risk of early dementia

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Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} E-cigarette use exposes teenagers to toxic chemicals says new study

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A study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, found a presence of cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarette users as well as people who smoked traditional cigarettes. Continue reading

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{FD} E-cigarette use exposes teenagers to toxic chemicals, new study says

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A study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, found a presence of cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarette users as well as people who smoked traditional cigarettes. Continue reading

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{FD} Cleaning products tied to lung function decline in women says new study

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Women with regular exposure to cleaning products may face a steeper decline in lung function over time, according to an international study. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler needs 125G surgery in order to smile for the first time

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Parents of a 3-year old from Melville, New York are trying to raise $125,000 so their little girl can undergo a special surgery to treat her rare syndrome and smile for the first time. Continue reading

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{FD} Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more kids to hospitals

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Researchers found the number of children and teens admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit for an opioid overdose nearly doubled. That included teenagers who’d abused the drugs, and young children who’d accidentally gotten hold of them. Continue reading

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{FD} Horseback riding may relieve combat vets’ PTSD symptoms

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Therapeutic horseback riding may ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Shocking video shows Parkinson’s tremors suddenly stop after surgeon cuts brain pathway

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New video captures the moment when doctors were able to surgically cut off the tremors in a Parkinson’s patient. Continue reading

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{FD} Vaping may increase risk of pneumonia, says new study

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People who smoke e-cigarettes might have an increased risk of developing pneumonia because the vapor could help bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, a small experiment suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Another reason to worry about overcrowded emergency rooms

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Patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway, a survey of physicians suggests. Continue reading

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