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Local man hospitalized after flu shot complication

Posted on December 12 2018

A local man was hospitalized after a rare flu shot complication..

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Freaking out About Designer Babies Is Baseless and Just Not Needed

Posted on December 12 2018

Science brought incredible progress in reproductive technology, but didn’t bring designer babies one step closer..The response was the same in 1999, when a fertility clinic in Fairfax, Virginia, offered sex selection of embryos to screen against diseases that only happen in boys. In 2013, w...

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Alzheimer's could be diagnosed long before symptoms appear

Posted on December 12 2018

Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict Alzheimer's disease.Scientists have developed a blood test that can accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear. Currently the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is th...

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Brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy: Study

Posted on December 12 2018

The study, led by researchers at Columbia University showed that a lot of have NF1, a hereditary disease that can lead to the development of tumors throughout the nervous system, including a type of brain tumor called a glioma..Washington D.C. [USA]: According to a recent study, a slow-growing br...

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Cervical Cancer In India: A Preventable Tragedy That Requires Urgent Attention

Posted on December 12 2018

It is estimated that in India, about 160 million women aged 30-59 years are at risk of developing cervical cancer, and 77,300 new cases are diagnosed annually with 37,800 deaths, representing a whopping case fatality rate of 49 per cent..Premature death and disability from cancer is a great trage...

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Diabetics, Opt For Dried Fruit Instead Of White Bread: Here's Why

Posted on December 12 2018

The study finds that people can use dried fruits as a low glycemic index food source to replace higher glycemic index foods..Eating dried fruits such as dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas may not spike blood sugar compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study. "People often worr...

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Kids’ Screen-Time Can Affect Their Brain Structure

Posted on December 12 2018

Gadget use by children can impact their brain structure and mental and emotional development, says an online study..There now seems to be another reason for parents to be concerned about their childrens heavy usage of smartphones, tablets and video games. A report by 60 Minutes has shared results...

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Spray-On Gel Could Stop Cancer Spreading After Surgery

Posted on December 12 2018

A key line of treatment for many cancers is surgery, but frustratingly, this doesn’t always get rid of the disease. Once a tumor has been removed, it can r.A key line of treatment for many cancers is surgery, but frustratingly, this doesnt always get rid of the disease. Once a tumor has bee...

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Eating a lot of red meat can change how your kidneys work, study finds

Posted on December 12 2018

Study explains how red meat also raises heart disease risk.Researchers have more evidence about how eating red meat can raise heart disease risk. Two studies published Monday show that people who eat red meat — but not vegetarians or people who eat only white meat such as chicken — pr...

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India urged to bridge gap between evidence and policy in tackling women's cancers

Posted on December 12 2018

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IBNS): Underscoring the urgent need for countries like India to put women’s cancers on the map of the public health agenda, Prof Ian Jacobs, Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, an acknowledged global expert ….UNSW is ...

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5 ways to support a loved one with depression over the festive season

Posted on December 12 2018

The upcoming holidays may be a difficult time for those who battle with depression or other mental health problems. Here are ways you can help a friend or family member..Some people look forward to the festive season. For others, it may bring dread. According to the South African Depression and A...

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Flaxseed - Tiny seed, nutritional powerhouse

Posted on December 12 2018

This tiny nugget isn’t a grain but a seed. Mayo Clinic dietitian nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky says flaxseed is high in healthy fat, vitamins and minerals.....This tiny nugget isnt a grain but a seed. Mayo Clinic dietitian nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky says flaxseed is high in healthy f...

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Late childbirth linked to high breast cancer risk: Study

Posted on December 12 2018

    Dec 11 (IANS) Women who had their first child after 35 may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer than their peers who do not have children, according to a study contrary to conventional wisdom that childbirth is protective a….Women who had their first child...

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How exercise can help breast cancer survivors

Posted on December 12 2018

Survivors of earlystage breast cancer who exercise and eat a healthy diet are more likely to lose weight and experience higher rates of diseasefree survival, a new study suggests.

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Medical Pot Is Next Draw for Scientist Behind Blockbuster Drugs

Posted on December 12 2018

Medical Pot Is Next Draw for Scientist Behind Blockbuster Drugs.(Bloomberg) -- A medical pioneer whose research breakthrough on inflammation led to the creation of some of the worlds top-selling drugs is embracing medical marijuana. Marc Feldmann, an immunologist who helped discover a class of dr...

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Woman Inhales Brain Eating Amoeba Using Neti Pot

Posted on December 12 2018

A Seattle woman died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after using a neti pot with unsterilized tap water. Subscribe to HuffPost today: http://goo.gl/xW6HG Get....A Seattle woman died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after using a neti pot with unsterilized tap water. Subscribe to HuffPost today: ht...

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Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects

Posted on December 10 2018

Early detection and treatment of any mental health issues that arise is likely to help women better cope with disease and its aftermath..Early detection and treatment of any mental health issues that arise is likely to help women better cope with disease and its aftermath. Breast cancer survivors...

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3D-Printed Glucose Biosensor Developed for Diabetic Patients

Posted on December 7 2018

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed glucose biosensor for use in wearable monitors for diabetic patients..Scientists have developed a 3D-printed glucose biosensor for use in wearable monitors. The advance could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes, sai...

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Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

Posted on December 7 2018

Doctors need up to 10 donors with a rare blood type to help a two-year-old Florida girl with cancer..Image copyright OneBlood Image caption Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a ...

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Vitamin C May Offset Effects of Maternal Smoking on Baby

Posted on December 7 2018

The study showed that at three months of age, infants whose mothers took 500 mg of Vitamin C per day in addition to their prenatal vitamin had significantly better forced expiratory flows (FEFs) that measure how fast air can be exhaled from the lung and can d….Although smoking during pregnancy is ...