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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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{FD} What’s in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline

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Two large studies found that using a different intravenous fluid instead of the usual saline significantly reduced the risk of death or kidney damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Aerobic exercise slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

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Cardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Fertility doctor’s secret reveals discovery of at least 23 half-siblings

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After Dr. Donald Cline received a one-year suspended sentence for lying when denied being a sperm donor to unwitting patients, a special bond has formed between half-siblings decades later. Continue reading

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{FD} Potentially toxic chemicals were found in e-cigarette vaper

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A significant number of e-cigarette devices produced aerosols with potentially dangerous levels of lead, as well as other metals like chromium, manganese, and nickel which could cause cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Young men’s drinking tied to later liver disease risk

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Researchers found that a percentage of men who drank heavily in their younger years developed severe liver disease later in life. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors successfully remove 4-pound brain tumor, bigger than head itself

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Surgeons in India successfully removed a 4 pound tumor from a 31 year old man. Continue reading

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{FD} Heart alert: Pacemakers can be hacked, new research shows

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There is a possibility that pacemakers and other electrical devices could be targeted by hackers, according to a paper published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. Continue reading

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{FD} Capsule against peanut allergy passes first clinical trial, ignites hope

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An experimental treatment aimed at helping people with severe peanut allergy scored a clinical win, putting it in line to possibly become the first protective treatment. Continue reading

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{FD} More U.S. babies dying of suffocation, often in bed

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The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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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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