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Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
6/14/2019
Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally a suicide.
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FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants
6/14/2019
After reports of serious, antibiotic-resistant infections, the FDA is alerting all health care professionals who do fecal transplants about the potential serious risk so they can inform their patients.
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When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession
6/14/2019
Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- a new study review says the eating disorder known as orthorexia can also have serious emotional and physical consequences.
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DDT Still In Lakes 50 Years After Ban
6/14/2019
Researchers studied sediment that reflected lake conditions from about 1890 to 2016 and found peak DDT levels in the 1970s and 1980s. But the DDT concentrations in the current layer were still higher than considered safe for fish, frogs and other aquatic life.
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Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know
6/14/2019
The EWG first tested oat-based products in August 2018 and then again in October. It did the latest round to see if there has been any shift in the market or if oat-based foods still contain levels that were present before.
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New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption
6/14/2019
Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating children.
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CDC: Exercise Rates Up for Urban, Rural Americans
6/13/2019
Among adults living in rural America, 13.3% were exercising in 2008 at recommended rates, but by 2017 that number had risen to 19.6%. And in cities, rates went even higher -- from 19.4% to 25.3%.
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Epilepsy Drug Linked to Suicide Risk in Young
6/13/2019
The medicine, pregabalin (Lyrica), comes from a class of drugs called gabapentinoids.
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Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials
6/13/2019
Opioid overdose death rates among millennials increased by more than 500% between 1999 and 2017, and deaths caused by synthetic opioids increased by a staggering 6,000%.
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Type 1 Diabetes Might Hurt Young Kids' Brain Growth
6/13/2019
The data suggest a need for even better blood sugar management in children with type 1 diabetes, but kids in the study were -- on average -- doing well in and out of school, one researcher noted.
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Workouts: A Way to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety?
6/13/2019
The study found that just a half hour of vigorous exercise might do the trick for people with suspected but undiagnosed generalized anxiety disorder.
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Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life
6/13/2019
People who increased their red meat intake by just half a serving a day boosted their risk of dying over the next eight years by 10%, the study authors said.
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Costco Frozen Berries Recalled For Hep A Fears
6/13/2019
The possibly affected products had expiration dates of February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020. The products are sold only at Costco stores in San Diego, Los Angeles and Hawaii.
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Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Exist
6/13/2019
Immune Therapy A Great Tool, But Limitations Exist
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1 In 5 People In Conflict Zones Is Mentally Ill
6/12/2019
Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organization. About 9% have a moderate to severe mental health condition.
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Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells
6/12/2019
The researchers have been developing a laser-based system designed to screen patients' blood from the outside -- spotting tumor cells as they pass through veins in the arm and eliminating the need for a blood draw.
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Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says
6/12/2019
A scratch or bite from a bat can be smaller than the top of a pencil eraser, but that's enough to give a person rabies, the CDC said.
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Report: Cancer-Causing Nitrates in Water Supply
6/12/2019
Nitrate is responsible for nearly 12,600 cases of cancer a year, researchers from the Environmental Working Group say.
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Bones Help Black People Keep Facial Aging at Bay
6/12/2019
The facial bones of black adults retain a higher mineral content than those other races, which makes their faces less likely to reflect their advancing years, researchers found.
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Obesity Can Make MS Symptoms Worse
6/12/2019
The researchers foundt hat obese people have higher levels of inflammation than people of lower weight. That inflammation can affect the central nervous system and cause MS symptoms to worsen.
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'Dad Shaming' Is Real, Survey Shows
6/12/2019
More than one-quarter of dads surveyed said negative judgments of others undermined their parental confidence, while 20% said that it discouraged them from getting more engaged with parenting.
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Expert Panel Backs PrEP for People at High HIV Risk
6/11/2019
Best known as the two-drug combo pill Truvada, PrEP prevents HIV from establishing a permanent infection in people exposed through sex or injection drug use, the CDC says.
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Cancer Survivors Predicted to Top 22 Million by 2030
6/11/2019
Currently, thanks to better screening and treatment, more than 17 million Americans who had cancer remain alive, the American Cancer Society said in a new report.
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Study: Leafy Greens OK For People on Warfarin
6/11/2019
The results of the small study suggest that taking in more vitamin K, not less, might help patients on warfarin (Coumadin).
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Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Heart Risk
6/11/2019
The analysis looks for key signs of heart disease along with your entire genetic blueprint.
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