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Doctors Discover Parasitic Worm in Woman’s Face
6/22/2018
The woman had recently been bitten several times by mosquitoes. The lump itched, but otherwise, it didn’t bother her.
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Pot Still a Drug of Choice for Many U.S. Adults
6/21/2018
Daily marijuana use was highest among adults aged 18 to 34.  Adults aged 50 to 64 were the only age group with increases in non-daily marijuana use both before and after 2007, the researchers reported.
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Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
6/21/2018
Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's, the scientists reported Thursday.
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Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina
6/21/2018
Vision in the 9-year-old boy's injured left eye is 20/100 and doctors who treated him said it's not possible to restore normal vision to that eye. The boy's right eye has 20/20 vision.
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Tips and Tricks For Tick Prevention
6/21/2018
The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg says that many people have requested opossums to release into their yards. The popular program got started in 2016.
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Study: Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Issues
6/21/2018
Overall, the current study found, psychiatric disorders shared many of the same underlying genetic factors. Some of the greatest genetic overlap was seen among major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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10% of Doctors Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years
6/21/2018
Among doctors who had been harassed, 47% said another doctor harassed them; 16% said they were harassed by nurses.
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Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen
6/21/2018
While 89 percent of people surveyed did fill their prescription for the auto-injector, "almost half (45 percent) said they didn't have [one] with them during their most severe allergic reaction," said study lead author Christopher Warren, of the University of Southern California.
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TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control
6/21/2018
A little more than three years after getting two tuberculosis shots four weeks apart, about 50 people with type 1 diabetes saw their long-term average blood sugar levels drop significantly -- and for at least five years.
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WHO Calls ‘Gaming Disorder’ Mental Health Condition
6/20/2018
The World Health Organization will recognize “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition, a decision that has sparked controversy among psychiatric experts.
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Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids
6/20/2018
Parents who take refuge in their smartphones when their kids throw a tantrum may, in the long run, make matters worse, a new study suggests.
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Florida Teen First Human Case of Mosquito-Borne Virus
6/20/2018
The first confirmed human case of Keystone virus has been diagnosed in a Florida teen, but it's likely that infection with the mosquito-borne disease is common among state residents, researchers report.
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Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down
6/20/2018
People who overweight and obese hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, making it difficult for them to get to a healthy weight, a new study finds.
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When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to Blame
6/20/2018
"Hidden" drug overdoses account for nearly 1 in 7 sudden cardiac deaths, a new study says.
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What Is a 'Good Death'?
6/19/2018
As assisted suicide gains more acceptance and people push back on extreme end-of-life measures, some people are asking whether we should pay more attention to the quality of our death and what that means.
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How Much Drinking Is Healthy -- or Not?
6/19/2018
People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do -- but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds.
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Marriage Is Good Medicine for the Heart
6/19/2018
Add protection from heart disease and stroke to the health benefits of marriage.
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Obesity Plagues Rural America
6/19/2018
People that live in rural areas are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show.
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Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive
6/19/2018
Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests.
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People With Diabetes Forgo Medical Care Due to Costs
6/19/2018
Nearly half (45 percent) of Americans with diabetes sometimes do without care because they can't afford it, a new survey reveals.
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Single Blood Test Might Diagnose Diabetes
6/19/2018
New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs.
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U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low
6/19/2018
Fewer than 14 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2017, the lowest level seen since data collection started in 1965, government health officials reported Tuesday.
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Disney's 'Incredibles 2' Could Pose Epilepsy Risk
6/18/2018
The memo asks theaters showing the movie to flag customers to the scene, USA Today reported.
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Congress May Soon Make CBD From Hemp Legal
6/18/2018
Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate agree, but obstacles remain before hemp would be legalized.
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How 'Helicopter' Parenting Impedes a Child's Development
6/18/2018
While the researchers only found an association, rather than a cause-and-effect link, they determined that 2-year-olds exposed to this kind of parenting ended up less able to regulate their own emotions and behavior by age 5. That upped the risk for emotional problems at age 10.
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