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{FD} Outbreak of disease carried by mosquitoes halts blood donation in Rome

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Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya. 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} 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} 4-year-old Californian boy fights fatal disease with new treatment

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Ely Bowman, like most four-year olds, is a bundle of energy. Continue reading

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{FD} Heart benefit of alcohol not seen in people with liver disease

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Light to moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease than teetotalers, but a new study suggests this doesn’t hold true for people with fatty liver disease. Continue reading

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{FD} Cancer patients lack access to fertility support

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Up to half of cancer patients of reproductive age do not receive adequate information about the impact of treatment on their fertility, decreasing their options for family planning and support, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells fight Parkinson’s disease in monkeys

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Scientists have successfully used “reprogrammed” stem cells to restore functioning brain cells in monkeys, raising hopes the technique could be used in future to help patients with Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA steps up scrutiny of regenerative medicine

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stepping up efforts to better regulate an emerging field of medicine that holds significant promise for curing some of humanity’s most troubling maladies by using the body’s own cells. Continue reading

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{FD} Surgeons in France reattach woman’s arms after train accident

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Surgeons have re-attached a woman’s arms after they were severed by a train, a rare operation and a first in France in that both limbs were worked on at the same time. Continue reading

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{FD} J&J ordered to pay $417M in trial over talc cancer risks

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A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. Continue reading

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{FD} Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare

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Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries said it had recalled some of its products in Belgium as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil. Continue reading

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{FD} Study revives argument over mammogram screening

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Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from ****** cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a challenge to more conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Liquid biopsy’ spots early-stage cancers in blood, study finds

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A test that scans blood for tumor-specific DNA identified early-stage cancer in more than half of 138 patients with the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday, marking a new milestone in the rush for so-called “liquid biopsies.” Continue reading

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{FD} Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

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Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest. Continue reading

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