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Babies, Toddlers Face Elevated Health Risks Related to Heat Wave

Newswise — SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (July 23, 2016) – With a heat dome roasting much of the United States this week, and temperatures soaring here in Los Angeles, parents of babies and young children are facing unique, weather-related challenges. According … Continue reading

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Dreaming of working from home? 5 traits you’ll need

The American workforce is changing, and one of the most visible changes is the fact that many American workers converge less and less often in a traditional office. Recent research from Gallup shows that telecommuting is on the rise and … Continue reading

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Personalized Medicine Meets Thyroid Cancer: Drug Targeting BRAF Mutation Helps Patients

NEWSWISE — PHILADELPHIA—In the era of precision medicine, targeting the mutations driving cancer growth, rather than the tumor site itself, continues to be a successful approach for some patients. In the latest example, researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions … Continue reading

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Why I Decided To Quit Medicine In Today’s Healthcare Climate

Why did you quit medicine? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Ramzi Amri, MD, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Med/Mass General Surgical Oncology, on Quora: The reasons … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s reprimanded for calling Special K ‘nutritious’ as dietary guidelines change

Kellogg’s has been reprimanded for advertising Special K cereal products as ‘nutritious’ by British regulators. It’s an indication of how ideas about nutrition are shifting, in the United States and abroad. Special K has been asked to be more specific when … Continue reading

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AMA: Lawyer Ads Are Alarming Prescription Drug Users, Jeopardizing Health Care

At its annual meeting last month, the American Medical Association adopted a policy to advocate for a requirement that attorney commercials that may cause patients to stop using necessary medications to include “appropriate” and “conspicuous” warnings. The AMA, the largest … Continue reading

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IVF does not increase long-term risk of breast cancer

Women who have received in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment do not have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Also not in the long term (after >20 years). Their risk is the same as the breast cancer risk of women … Continue reading

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Women: Enjoy yourself but stay angry, says Honorary Graduate Professor Mary Beard

Professor Mary Beard said it’s important women “keep that sense of anger” about discrimination despite “improvements”, ahead of accepting an Honorary Degree from the University of Liverpool. The Cambridge University academic, who rose to public prominence after presenting a number … Continue reading

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Myths About Heat And Hydration After Two Sports Tragedies This Week

A 12-year old child in the Atlanta area is suffering from severe brain swelling right now due to a heat stroke during football practice. According to media reports, he collapsed while doing conditioning drills in extreme heat indices and is fighting … Continue reading

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The 7 Types Of Cancer That Alcohol Might Actually ‘Cause’

If there was ever a research area to inspire confusion in the public, it’s the alcohol-and-health debate. Some studies suggest that alcohol may be good for us in certain ways, while others find that it’s decidedly bad. Much of the … Continue reading

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The Gel That’s Revolutionizing Pain Treatment

Get to the site of a problem, pack a big punch at the right time, and leave everywhere else alone. That’s what drugs of the future will have to do. Now, a Jello-like substance is giving patients a peek at … Continue reading

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Colon cancer research: Plant compounds give ‘1-2’ punch

ST. LOUIS — The combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties – curcumin and silymarin – holds promise in treating colon cancer, according Saint Louis University research published in the June 23 issue of the Journal of Cancer. … Continue reading

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The COPD Pocket Consultant: A Guide from Big Pharma for Navigating COPD Guidelines

COPD is defined as a “common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases. Exacerbations and comorbidities … Continue reading

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GMOs or Pesticides Not Needed for This New Way to Boost Crop Production

A new treatment for cotton seeds draws on beneficial microbes that live inside plants—much like the good bacteria in our own guts—to help the crops thrive in dry conditions. The microbe-enhanced cotton, the first product from startup Indigo Agriculture, is … Continue reading

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Stop the privatization of health data

Tech giants moving into health may widen inequalities and harm research, unless people can access and share their data, warn John T. Wilbanks and Eric J. Topol. Over the past year, technology titans including Google, Apple, Microsoft and IBM have … Continue reading

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U.S. Land Capacity for Feeding People Could Expand with Dietary Changes

Newswise — BOSTON [July 22, 2016]—A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land. Using ten different scenarios ranging from … Continue reading

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Zipper merge frustrates some drivers

Newswise — It’s called “zipper merge,” and more and more transportation departments around the country are encouraging motorists to use it, according to an Associated Press report by Bill Draper. That’s when a driving lane is closed ahead, and motorists … Continue reading

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Maternal Intake of Past-Its-Prime Fish Oil Linked to Newborn Death, Rat Study Finds

Newswise — Bethesda, MD (July 22, 2016)—Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly oxidized (“off”) fish oil died within two days after birth a new study by researchers at the Liggins Institute at the University … Continue reading

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Lack of sleep increases a child’s risk for emotional disorders later: University of Houston

HOUSTON, July 21, 2016 – When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, … Continue reading

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Wrist fractures linked to poor balance in elderly patients

Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal … Continue reading

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Tinnitus severity, prevalence in the US: The JAMA Network Journals

Approximately one in 10 adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head … Continue reading

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Here’s why run-down schools trigger low test scores: Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – Social scientists have known for several years that kids enrolled in run-down schools miss more classes and have lower test scores than students at well-maintained schools. But they haven’t been able to pin down why. A Cornell … Continue reading

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Lorex Recalls Video Baby Monitors Due to Burn Hazard

Recall Summary Name of product: Video baby monitors Hazard: The video monitor’s batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: … Continue reading

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Skinny People With Obesity Issues? A Rare Window for Researchers

Claire Walker Johnson of Queens was a medical mystery. No matter how much she ate, she never gained weight. And yet Ms. Johnson, with a long narrow face, had the conditions many obese people develop — Type 2 diabetes, high … Continue reading

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Making Room for Autism in the Workplace

Virtual job interviews and office support groups are bucking the trend of underemployment for people on the spectrum George glares at me from behind his desk. His hair is buzzed short and his mouth is set in a sneer. He … Continue reading

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