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Scientists Use CRISPR Tool in Attempt to Cure HIV
9/13/2019
Chinese researchers used the tool to give a patient blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS-causing virus, the Associated Press reported.
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Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?
9/13/2019
In 2018, the nine states with adult obesity rates above 35% were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia.
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Study: More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide
9/13/2019
Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically underestimated, while rates among boys have been overestimated, according to the report published Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.
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CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses
9/13/2019
U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of a severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.
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Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA
9/13/2019
While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this does not mean patients taking the drugs should stop using them now.
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Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?
9/13/2019
Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years, endometriosis can result in debilitating nerve pain.
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Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study
9/13/2019
The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation fell from 1.3% in 2008 to 0.55% in 2017, researchers found. A few counties in California and Texas accounted for most of the violations.
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Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care
9/13/2019
Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices but potentially unnecessary, duplicative services.
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White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
9/12/2019
The news came amid growing concern over the six deaths and 450 possible cases of lung illness linked with the use of e-cigarette products. But many of those cases appear to be linked to THC cartridges, not flavored tobacco.
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Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights
9/12/2019
Investigators at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, found caregivers lost between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep a week due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
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What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?
9/12/2019
The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 175,000 new prostate cancer cases in the United States this year and over 31,000 deaths. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
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Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds
9/12/2019
If you're looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and improve the ability to think clearly and quickly.
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Sleep Position Unlikely to Harm Baby in Pregnancy
9/11/2019
At the end of pregnancy, a woman's uterus and the baby take up a large portion of the body.
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EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
9/11/2019
The EPA has long required that new chemicals be tested on a variety of animals -- including rats, dogs, birds and fish -- to assess their toxicity. The percentage of tests that involve mammals was not immediately available from the EPA.
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1 in 6 Docs Say They Make Diagnostic Errors Daily
9/11/2019
Pediatricians were less likely to say they made errors in their diagnoses every day (11%), and emergency medicine  doctors were more likely, at 26%. In between were doctors in family medicine (18%), general practice (22%), and internal medicine (15%).
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Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance: Report
9/11/2019
Meanwhile, about 27.5 million people (8.5% of the population) lacked health insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9% in 2017, which was the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014.
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HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy
9/10/2019
The study found that when women under 60 received hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after surgery, their risk of dying during the 18-year follow-up period decreased by almost one-third compared to women taking a placebo.
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Don't Blame Tech for Young People's Mood Problems
9/10/2019
When links between digital technology use and mental health were found, they were minor and positive, according to the report.
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Are Shorter Folks at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
9/10/2019
The German study found that each additional 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) of height was linked to a 41% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men and a 33% lower risk in women.
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Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds
9/10/2019
A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people's risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap.
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HPV 'Herd Immunity' Is on the Rise Among Adults
9/10/2019
Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a Sept. 10 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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California Fights Fake Vaccine Medical Exemptions
9/10/2019
Officials will have the power to revoke any medical exemptions written by a doctor who's faced disciplinary action.
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Doctors Warn of Consequences as Measles Cases Rise
9/10/2019
There have been 1,241 cases of measles in the U.S. in 31 states so far this year. That’s the highest number reported here since 1992, according to the CDC.
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Prosthetic Leg Senses Touch, Reduces Phantom Pain
9/10/2019
European scientists say they've developed a technology that restores natural feeling and improves walking in patients who've had a lower leg amputation.
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FDA Warns Juul About Illegal Marketing Claims
9/9/2019
A warning letter has been sent to Juul Labs Inc. about illegal claims that its electronic cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, including a presentation to students, the FDA says.
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