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‘Consumer Reports’ Finds Heavy Metals in Baby Foods
8/16/2018
Heavy metals at levels called ''troublesome'' are lurking in foods commonly eaten by babies and toddlers, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation of 50 packaged foods made for children.
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Aretha Franklin Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
8/16/2018
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died of pancreatic cancer. She had several recent health scares but did not reveal their causes.
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U.S. Opioid Abuse Fueling Life Expectancy Decline
8/16/2018
Life expectancy in the United States is declining, according to two new studies, largely because of drug abuse including opioid deaths. Suicide and alcoholism among people 25-64 were also key factors.
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New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV
8/16/2018
HIV, AIDS, treatment, T cells, monoclonal antibody
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Research Links Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism
8/16/2018
Women who had high exposure to the long-banned pesticide DDT appear to have a higher chance of having a child with autism, according to new research.
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Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
8/15/2018
An experimental drug could improve survival for women with breast cancer who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, a new study says.
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Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know
8/15/2018
Out of 61 food samples tested, 48 had some glyphosate in them. The most heavily contaminated were made with conventionally grown — as opposed to organically grown — oats.
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Here’s Another Reason Kidney Transplants Fail
8/15/2018
Researchers have found strong evidence that if a kidney transplant doesn’t work, it may be due to the “wear and tear” on the organ before it’s donated.
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Study: Fluoride Crucial To Prevent Cavities
8/15/2018
Even if you brush your teeth regularly, fluoride is what helps you avoid cavities, a new study reports.
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Abnormal Heat Forecast Worldwide Through 2022
8/15/2018
While global warming appeared to have eased early in the 21st century, a new forecasting method points to the likelihood of abnormally high average air temperatures worldwide.
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Women Exposed Early to Smoke May Face More RA Risk
8/15/2018
Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke might raise women’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, new research finds.
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Amputation Not Best Option for Circulation Woes?
8/15/2018
Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation, the researchers said.
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What Predicts a Woman's Odds of Living To 90?
8/15/2018
A long-term study of about 22,000 postmenopausal women in the United States found that those whose mothers had lived to age 90 were 25 percent more likely to reach that milestone without suffering serious health issues. The chances are even higher if both parents reached 90.
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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines
8/14/2018
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine risk.
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Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital Rankings
8/14/2018
The next two spots are also repeats from last year. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore holds the No. 3 spot, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston holds the No. 4 spot.
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New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study
8/14/2018
Target blood pressure for people in the United States is now 130/80, according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
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Suicide Risk Higher in People with Brain Injury
8/14/2018
A person’s risk of suicide more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it stays significantly higher over the long term, a new Danish study suggests.
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Vaping May Shut Off Lungs' Protective Cells
8/14/2018
The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells -- and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new study.
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More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found
8/14/2018
The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory response and changes in the production of certain proteins contribute to brain deterioration in Alzheimer's patients.
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Women To Be Screened Yearly for Incontinence
8/13/2018
New guidelines from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) call for annual screening to determine whether a woman has urinary incontinence and whether it affects her daily activities and quality of life.
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Essential Oils Promise Help, But Beware the Risks
8/13/2018
In the past year alone, U.S. retail sales of essential oils soared 14% to $133 million -- up from $55 million in 2015 -- according to market research firm SPINS.
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Can Eating Crickets Boost Your Health?
8/13/2018
Eating crickets may help improve the natural bacteria in your gut (microbiome) and reduce inflammation in your body, according to a small new study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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Lung Cancer Screening' Risks Not Discussed Enough
8/13/2018
Lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors need to explain the risks as well as the benefits. Those risks include a high rate of false positives, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up procedures.
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More Drug Makers Tagged as Valsartan Recall Grows
8/13/2018
More than 20 European countries, Canada, and the United States have recalled valsartan medications in recent weeks after NDMA was discovered in the drugs’ ingredients manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of Linhai, China.
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Study: Tdap Vaccine Doesn't Boost Autism Risk
8/13/2018
Children born to women who had a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy had no higher risk of autism than kids whose mothers were not vaccinated, a new study finds.
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