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{FD} Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA orders recall of salmonella-tainted kratom products nationwide

Various brands of kratom supplements have been linked to nearly 90 cases of salmonella across 35 states. Continue reading

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{FD} Marriage Is Depressing, Especially For Some Women

Photo Credit: MedicalNewsToday.comMarriage is supposed to be a happy occasion, but on occasion it may also undermine mental health. To determine marriage’s effect on depressive symptoms, researchers assessed 152 women during their engagement and … Continue reading

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{FD} CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic ‘to its knees’

Dr. Robert Redfield, Jr, the new CDC new director pledged Thursday to work to bring the nation’s opioid epidemic “to its knees” and said he believes the AIDS epidemic could be ended in three to seven years. Continue reading

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{FD} Display without Delay: Search, Browse & Cite PLOS Articles with Quick Abstracts from Google Scholar

0000-0002-8715-2896 Working off your mobile device? No problem. We just made it easier to use your phone to find and scan PLOS articles. If you’re someone who’s out in the field more than in the Continue reading

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{FD} Yucky ducky? Study reveals bath-time toy’s dirty secret

The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology says researchers turned up “dense growths of bacteria and fungi” on the insides of toys like rubber ducks and crocodiles. Continue reading

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{FD} Fertility clinic rules out inappropriate access to tank area

An Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged in a storage tank failure says it’s ruled out any inappropriate physical access to its storage tanks area. Continue reading

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{FD} Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice

Cornell University researchers found that packing on pounds seems to dull people’s sense of taste. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Federal health officials are taking the first step in a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors using glowing dyes to find hidden cancer

Researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons to find. Continue reading

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{FD} Fertility-clinic breakdowns baffle experts, upset couples

Simultaneous refrigeration failures at two fertility clinics in San Francisco and suburban Cleveland have damaged or destroyed potentially thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in the biggest loss on record in the U.S. Continue reading

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

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

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{FD} Prescription opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

A new study published in JAMA found that opioids are no better than acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at easing chronic pain in the back, knees or hips. Continue reading

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{FD} Dying vets can’t use life-ending drugs at many state homes

Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California’s new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear. Continue reading

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

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} Worst of bad flu season is over as illnesses decline

The CDC reports the worst of the flu season has declined as the number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline. Continue reading

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{FD} Worst of bad US flu season is over as illnesses decline

The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over. Continue reading

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{FD} NFL health playbook for players puts concussions in focus

The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league’s game-day protocol for head injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Urban Forestry In the Schoolyard: New PLOS ONE Research on Trees and Student Performance

0000-0002-8715-2896 Research into how nature impacts our well-being has shown that being outside makes us feel better. Images of nature alone have been shown to lift people’s mood. But is there any connection with how Continue reading

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{FD} Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers’ ****

Climbers on North America’s tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their **** after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Continue reading

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

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

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} Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down

U.S. health officials say fewer visits to the doctor last week — 1 out of 16 — were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43…. Continue reading

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{FD} Goepper’s journey back from depression ends with silver medal

Slopestyle skiier Nick Goepper makes a comeback, and wins a silver medal Sunday after battling depression. Continue reading

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{FD} Flu shot is only 36% effective this season, the worst in a decade

The flu vaccine is 36% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor’s office according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

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{FD} “Health attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba still a mystery says new report

Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called “health attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} Older Olympians credit consistency, nutrition and age-won wisdom for longevity of their careers

Longer careers may become the norm for elite athletes, with huge advances in sports medicine helping Olympians stay competitive into middle age, defying the idea that the Games are reserved for the young. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 Questions to Determine if Your Relationship is Hall of Fame Material or a Strikeout

Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.

Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University
Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, babysitter,… Continue reading

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{FD} Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Olympic security workers hit with norovirus, military called in to take over

Olympic security workers have been called in… Continue reading

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

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} Nursing homes misuse powerful antipschyotic drugs to control residents, new report says

U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Continue reading

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{FD} CES 2018: Tech Transforming Health and Medicine in the Year Ahead

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0002-0702-7236 Each January, members of the technology industry from around the world travel to Las Vegas, a resort city in the middle of the Mojave Desert, to take part in the world’s largest technology convention, Continue reading

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

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} Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. Continue reading

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{FD} Explaining Royal Love: Prince Harry and the Allure of Implicit Egotism

By Sadie Leder-Elder Ph.D. – High Point University

A few years back I wrote a post about one of my favorite laws of attraction, implicit egotism (see here for more).  Although you may never have heard it by name, the chances are… Continue reading

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{FD} Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her death

A woman fighting ****** cancer got married at a hospital 18 hours before she died. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman sues hospital over **** photo taken of her on operating table

A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over **** photos taken of her while she was on the operating table. Continue reading

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{FD} US health officials to target high-risk alternative remedies

U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on those containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. Continue reading

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{FD} Health Department says the flu is running rampant in New York

The state Health Department says influenza is now prevalent in New York state, which means health care workers who haven’t had a flu shot must wear procedural masks around patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby’s heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest. Continue reading

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{FD} Make-A-Wish sends 7 kids to meet Star Wars stars at premiere

Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Continue reading

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

A better mammogram? Continue reading

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{FD} Rhode Island orders hospital to stop performing surgeries

Rhode Island health officials have ordered Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to stop admitting new patients, serving emergency patients and performing surgery. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Doctor who doesn’t use computer can’t regain license

A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor’s request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer. Continue reading

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{FD} Trader Joe’s recalls packaged salads over glass shards, plastic concerns

Trader Joe’s says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. Continue reading

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{FD} Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officers visit Massachusetts boy with brain cancer

Police in a Massachusetts town paid a special visit to their number one fan — a 2-year-old boy battling brain cancer. Continue reading

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