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{FD} Arizona woman goes to bed with ‘pounding’ headache, wakes up with British accent

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Hours after Michelle Myers went to bed with a pounding headache, the mother of seven woke up and realized something was wrong. Continue reading

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{FD} Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

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Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Hot tea tied to higher cancer risk for smokers and drinkers

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Drinking hot ea could be linked to an increased risk of esophageal tumors in people who smoke and drink alcohol according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} Two drinks a day can help you fight Alzheimer’s, study says

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New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center says low levels of alcohol consumption actually keeps inflammation at bay and clears your brain of toxins — including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

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{FD} More teens identify as transgender, not just boy or girl

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Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Incredible new wearable medical devices can help millions of people and advance medical research

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Imagine if the pedometer on your wrist did more than just count steps. Continue reading

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{FD} Early pregnancy weight gain linked to baby’s size at birth

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Women who gain more weight in early pregnancy are more likely to deliver unusually large babies, who may be prone to a host of health problems later in life, new research shows. Continue reading

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{FD} VW, BMW and Mercedes tested dirty diesels on monkeys caged in gas chambers

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German car makers used monkeys caged in gas chambers to try and prove their diesel engines were clean, according to a new Netflix documentary. Continue reading

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{FD} Mobile stroke unit brings hospital to patients – and could save lives

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UCLA and the Los Angeles County Fire Department are using a Mobile Stroke Unit to treat stroke victims in the field, saving them brain cells and possibly their life Continue reading

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{FD} ****** implants tied to increased risk of rare blood cancer

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Women who get ****** implants may be more likely to develop a rare type of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Flu diagnosis increases chance of heart attack for elderly patients, study says

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Researchers in Canada have established a connection between having the flu and having a heightened risk of heart problems in older patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Flu increases chance of heart attack for elderly patients, study says

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Researchers in Canada have established a connection between having the flu and having a heightened risk of heart problems in older patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

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Vaping with e-cigarettes that contains nicotine can be addictive and teenagers may be more likely to get hooked on nicotine according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Continue reading

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{FD} Stifled sneeze ruptures man’s throat, medical study encourages sneezers to let it all out

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Feel a sneeze coming on? Doctors are telling people to just let it all out. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors warn against eating Tide Pods in latest social media challenge

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Doctors are warning people not to engage in the “Tide Pod Challenge.” Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Clear promise’: Diabetes drug reversed memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers find

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The drug developed for type 2 diabetes is a triple receptor that combines GLP-1, GIP and Glucagon, three biological molecules known as “growth factors.” Continue reading

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{FD} Marijuana use increases among pregnant women in California, study says

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A study by scientists in Northern California found smoking marijuana is on the rise among pregnant women in the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} China clones first gene-edited dog, but it’s sentenced to die of heart disease

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The dog’s genome was edited so it would develop atherosclerosis and scientists could further advance the battle against the disease in humans. Continue reading

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{FD} China clones first gene-edited dog, sentencing him to possible early death

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The dog’s genome was edited so it would develop atherosclerosis and scientists could further advance the battle against the disease in humans. Continue reading

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{FD} Eating fish weekly raises IQ by almost 5 points in children, study finds

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The study was conducted last month among 541 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11. Continue reading

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{FD} US life expectancy decreases for second straight year as overdose deaths soar

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U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live. Continue reading

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{FD} Study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder

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A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kids continue to die in window-blind accidents, despite safety warnings

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Even though window coverings have been recognized for decades as a safety hazard to children, injuries from blinds and shades still send many kids to the emergency room each year, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Birth control pills linked to small increase in risk of ****** cancer, study shows

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Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of ****** cancer, especially with long-term use. Continue reading

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{FD} A better mammogram? Huge study putting 3-D scans to the test

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A better mammogram? Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born from mother with ****** transplant delivered in Texas hospital

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In what some Texas doctors are describing as a “breakthrough in medical research,” a baby was recently born from a mother who had a uterine transplant, the medical center said on Friday. The delivery of the child is believed to be the first of its kind… Continue reading

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{FD} Bodybuilding products sold online may be mislabeled or unsafe

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Many bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Cancer survivors often living with PTSD

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Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Risk of ****** cancer recurrence lasts for decades

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Many women who follow initial ****** cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} First CTE diagnosis on living NFL player confirmed by autopsy, report shows

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Doctors were successfully able to diagnose a living person with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a first for the field of medical research, according to a recently published article. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA clears nerve stimulator for opioid withdrawal symptoms

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for use an electrical nerve stimulator designed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Continue reading

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{FD} Women less likely than men to receive CPR from passerby, study says

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If you suffer cardiac arrest in public, just being a woman means you’re less likely to receive potentially life-saving CPR from a passerby, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy with rare disease gets new skin with gene therapy

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Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Continue reading

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{FD} EpiPen failures reportedly linked to 7 deaths, 35 hospitalizations in 2017

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The EpiPen reportedly malfunctioned 228 times this year and was cited in seven deaths and 35 hospitalizations, a reported stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD

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Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

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With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows. Continue reading

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{FD} First test of anti-epilepsy surgeries in children shows dramatic benefit

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Brain surgery for children whose epilepsy is resistant to drug therapy can produce a 10-fold increase in the odds of being seizure-free after one year and can do it without affecting IQ, according to a new Indian study of 116 patients in The New Englan… Continue reading

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{FD} Bill Gates predicts polio will be eliminated this year

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Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he believes polio will be eliminated from the Earth this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims

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A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites. Continue reading

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{FD} Many ex-opioid addicts credit ‘ibogaine’ with cure, but it’s illegal in US

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As the opioid epidemic grows worse, the call is growing louder for a serious look at a form of therapy that some people say helped them overcome their addiction when all else failed. Continue reading

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{FD} Tests showing low egg reserves not linked to infertility

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Lab tests showing that women have low reserves of eggs in their ovaries may not necessarily mean they will struggle to get pregnant, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

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A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} A single genetic glitch may explain how Zika became so dangerous

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A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} CTE breakthrough: Biomarker may indicate disease in living patients

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Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine said they’ve identified a key biomarker that may make it possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds spend $587,441 to make engineering a ‘safe zone’ for LGBTQ students

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The National Science Foundation is spending over $100,000 to create “safe zone” inclusion training so more members of the LGBTQ community become engineers. Continue reading

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{FD} Dental work tied to heart infections in people with artificial valves

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Invasive dental procedures may raise the risk of rare but serious infections in people who have prosthetic heart valves, a recent French study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston University to study brain of ex-NFL linebacker

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The brain of former University of Colorado and NFL football player Drew Wahlroos, who killed himself earlier this month, has been donated to Boston University. Continue reading

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{FD} Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death

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Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who don’t take hormones, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening

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Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government. Continue reading

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{FD} Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Continue reading

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