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Plague: What to Know in 2019
1/18/2019
It dates back to the 6th century, but bubonic plague is still active in the U.S. Three new cases have been reported in the last six months in cats, but no humans, in Wyoming.
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Study: Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent
1/18/2019
Researchers found that as PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.
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Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes
1/18/2019
More than 100 genetic variants are linked with risk-taking, according to a groundbreaking new study.
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Study: Marketing to Docs, Opioid Crisis Linked
1/18/2019
A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts to physicians, researchers say.
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Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled For Wood Particles
1/18/2019
The problem was discovered when Perdue received three complaints from consumers that wood was in the bag.
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Universal Flu Vaccine May Offer 1-Shot Protection
1/18/2019
Researchers have been working for years on a universal flu vaccine that would mean no annual flu shots. How close are they getting to one?
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Is Type 1 Diabetes a Factor in Broken Bones?
1/18/2019
An A1C level above 8 percent was linked to a greater risk of a specific type of fracture in people with type 1 diabetes, but not in those with type 2, according to a new study.
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Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia
1/18/2019
A new study indicates that a 'frail brain' might be more susceptible to neurological problems like dementia, a new study has found.
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Many Oncologists Unsure of LGBTQ Health Needs
1/18/2019
Most doctors surveyed said they were comfortable treating lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients, but half or fewer felt confident in their knowledge of these patients' health needs.
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Steps to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions Studied
1/18/2019
Nighttime room entries dropped by 44 percent after researchers educated doctors and nurses on the health consequences of in-hospital sleep deprivation.
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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?
1/17/2019
Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing rates.
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Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes
1/17/2019
Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six months.
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WHO Says Anti-Vaxxers Are Global Health Threat
1/17/2019
The movement against vaccinations has taken hold in a number of countries, including the United States, making anti-vaxxers are among the top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019, the World Health Organization says.
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Study: 1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Not Needed
1/17/2019
More than 23 percent of prescriptions studied were inappropriate, or not medically justified, researchers said. The inappropriate prescriptions were mostly for colds, chest infections and coughs.
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Money Woes May Damage Black Americans' Hearts
1/17/2019
Compared with those without financial stress, the risk of heart disease was nearly three times higher among those with moderate-to-high financial stress, investigators found.
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Experts: People Must Change Diets to Save Earth
1/16/2019
People will need to eat half as much sugar and red meat as now, and double the amount of plant-based foods they eat, including nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, to make sure the Earth will be able to feed a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050, according to an expert panel.
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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life
1/16/2019
The flu can alter your immunity and make you more prone to other infections,. Getting a flu shot is relatively cheap and can reduce hospitalizations, acute heart illnesses and death.
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Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health
1/16/2019
Some of the health effects tied to climate change are intuitive: More frequent, and more intense, heat waves raise the risk of heat-related illness, for example. Other health effects, though, are less obvious
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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age
1/16/2019
Older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, researchers found.
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Pharma Owners Accused of Lying About OxyContin
1/16/2019
A court filing appears to link the family that owns Purdue Pharma with specific decisions the company made about the marketing of OxyContin, which contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic, The New York Times reported.
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DIY Birth Control Patch Being Developed
1/16/2019
The patch, which can be pressed into an arm or leg, has dissolvable microneedles that implant into the skin and slowly dissolve over time, delivering a contraceptive hormone, NBC News reported.
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Study: Many Poor Women Can't Afford Tampons, Pads
1/16/2019
About one-fifth -- 21 percent -- said they had to go without pads or tampons on a monthly basis, and nearly half said they often had to make tough choices between buying food or period-related products.
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Obesity Can Cut Years Off Your Dog's Life, Too
1/16/2019
Among all breeds in the study, the risk of earlier death was higher among overweight dogs.
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Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer's Risk
1/15/2019
WebMD's infographic details ways you can keep your brain sharp and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Are Some People Using Their Dogs to Get Opioids?
1/15/2019
Veterinarians are prescribing large quantities of opioids to pets, raising concern that some people might be using their furry companions to feed their addiction.
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