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If Suppressed with Meds, HIV Unlikely To Spread
11/19/2018
A recent review studies from the last decade found no cases of HIV transmission when the HIV-positive partner was on drug "cocktails" that were keeping the virus suppressed.
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Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart
11/19/2018
Researchers have found that people who were bullied at work had a 59 percent higher risk of heart disease than those not exposed to bullying.
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Drug Recalls Put Spotlight on Drug Supply Chains
11/19/2018
Nearly 8 out of 10 medications Americans take have some component made abroad, largely in developing industrial powers China and India.
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Don't Give Infants Honey-Filled Pacifiers: FDA
11/19/2018
The agency issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas who were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey.
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Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy
11/19/2018
Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year.
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Secondhand Pot Smoke Found in Kids' Lungs
11/19/2018
New research has found evidence of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure in nearly half of children whose parents smoke the drug.
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New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy
11/18/2018
After nine to 12 months of treatment, two-thirds of people in a new study were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts per day, and half the patients tolerated the equivalent of four peanuts.
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Study: Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit
11/16/2018
Smokers who regularly spent time with e-cigarette users (vapers) were about 20 percent more likely to be highly motivated to quit and to have made a recent quit attempt, a new study finds.
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Do You Clean Your Baby's Pacifier With Your Mouth?
11/16/2018
A parent sucking on a pacifier was linked to suppressed levels of an antibody related to allergic responses in their infant, researchers report.
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FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials
11/16/2018
Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized.
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High-Obesity States Have Least Weight-Loss Surgery
11/16/2018
People with the greatest need for weight-loss surgery -- the standard of care for severe obesity -- may have the least access and opportunity to receive treatment, a new study suggests.
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Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life
11/16/2018
Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study period, according to new research from Boston University.
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First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak
11/16/2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies have not released the names of any other companies involved.
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Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
11/16/2018
Raising a baby in a household with dogs and cats may offer some protection from developing allergies and asthma, health experts suggest.
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'Huffing' Deodorant Cost One Teen His Life
11/15/2018
To highlight the continued dangers of huffing, Dutch physicians outline the tragic case of a 19-year-old who died after inhaling spray deodorant to get high.
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CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes
11/15/2018
Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette use is called, increased from 220,000 (1.5 percent) to just over 3 million (20.8 percent), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017
11/15/2018
The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new tick-borne disease-causing germs.
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FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol
11/15/2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
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Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked
11/15/2018
People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers have found.
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Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North
11/15/2018
Climate change may push ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – farther north in the United States in the next 35 years, scientists say.
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Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does
11/15/2018
Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the brands and raw turkey products that have made 164 people sick in 35 states since November 2017.
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Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way
11/15/2018
In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink. The sensitivity is caused by a genetic variant.
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Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home
11/15/2018
Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in a recent study, more than half of said others had tried to change their sexual orientation during adolescence.
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Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist
11/14/2018
In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25 percent increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others, researchers say.
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Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
11/14/2018
People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study.
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