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Why video games are more harmful to girls than boys

Why video games are more harmful to girls than boys

They discovered that while there were some noticeable effects, broadly speaking, video gaming was deemed not to be associated with social development. "It might be that poor social competence drives...

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Planet Fitness allows teens to workout for free all summer

Planet Fitness allows teens to workout for free all summer

To enter, a parent or legal guardian must register their child at any Planet Fitness location. After the parent/guardian signs a waiver, the teen can work out alone. The grand prize victor will earn a...

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Don't expose babies to electronic screens, says WHO

Don't expose babies to electronic screens, says WHO

Despite acknowledging that its "strong recommendations" were based on "very low quality evidence", the United Nations health agency said its advice could apply to all young children, regardless of gen...

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Skipping breakfast ‘could increase risk of dying from heart disease’

Skipping breakfast ‘could increase risk of dying from heart disease’

Insulin sensitivity - a hormonal factor that's linked to obesity and diabetes - is also impaired when the morning "fast" lasts too long, Bao and his colleagues said. Fifty-nine percent said they ate b...

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Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

Five states as well as New York City are now experiencing measles outbreaks , that is, three or more cases, and these outbreaks the CDC has said are linked to travelers who brought measles into th...

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Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

Founded in 1913 as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the School is recognized as America's oldest professional training program in public health. One hypothesis is that cotton wicks used in c...

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'Kissing Bug' related to fatal disease confirmed to be in Delaware

'Kissing Bug' related to fatal disease confirmed to be in Delaware

It was the first verified case in the state. A window air conditioning unit was located in the bedroom where the bite occurred. The family said that it had not traveled outside the local area. After t...

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No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

They should not be restrained for more than one hour at a time or sit for extended periods. The WHO defines sedentary screen time as "watching TV or videos or playing computer games". Despite ackn...

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FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of reversal Medication

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of reversal Medication

To combat the problem of increasing death rate in the United States due to opioid overdose, the FDA has approved a generic variant of naloxone. Teva didn't immediately provide the product's price or...

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Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

Both Florida and Georgia are reporting cases, joining at least 20 other states that have previous cases this year. The agency is "currently receiving, reviewing, and validating reports of measles case...

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Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

No deaths have been reported. No supplier, distributor or brand of beef has been identified. Those sickened in this outbreak have reported eating ground beef at home and in restaurants, the CDC sa...

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Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children

Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children

They also found that it prevented three in ten cases of life-threatening malaria. A Health Surveillance Assistant gives a dose of the Malaria Vaccine into the first recipient on April 23, 2019 at Mi...

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US records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

US records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

The cases have previously been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshi...

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71 new measles cases push US closer to record level

71 new measles cases push US closer to record level

That is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported for the whole year. The Centers for Disease Control said from January 1 to April 11, there were 555 individual cases of measles confirmed...

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U.S. nears record number of measles cases

U.S. nears record number of measles cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded 626 cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in 22 states as of April 19, the highest rate of infection in f...

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Can we bring dead pig brains back to life? Hold your horses

Sestan, whose team has used its technique to keep pig brains alive for up to 36 hours, has no immediate plans to try to restore electrical activity in a disembodied organ. In some European countries, ...

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Judge supports NYC's mandatory measles vaccination

Judge supports NYC's mandatory measles vaccination

The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary step to contain a surge in the highly contagious disease that has infected at least 329 people so far, ...

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1 dead after attack on hospital in Ebola outbreak, United Nations says

1 dead after attack on hospital in Ebola outbreak, United Nations says

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Two Hours Screen Time Linked To Children's Behavioral Problems

Two Hours Screen Time Linked To Children's Behavioral Problems

The research looked at more than 2,400 families and compared children who got at least two hours of daily screen time to those who had less than 30 minutes per day. The research used data from the C...

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Gene therapy might be a cure for

Gene therapy might be a cure for "bubble boy disease"

Jude doctor Brian Sorrentino who recently died, involves removing some of the babies' blood cells, using the altered HIV to insert the gene that the patients lack - and returning the cells through an ...

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Google Warns Employees After a Worker with Measles Visited HQ

Google Warns Employees After a Worker with Measles Visited HQ

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department said the case doesn't relate to any broader outbreak in the area. The April 4 incident at Google is not related to four recent cases of measles report...

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Researchers Cure Bubble Boy Disease with Gene Therapy that Involved Using HIV

Researchers Cure Bubble Boy Disease with Gene Therapy that Involved Using HIV

Three to four months later, seven of the babies were producing multiple types of normal immune cells, including some that had never been produced before in X-SCID patients treated with gene therapy ....

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Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient’s cells

Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient’s cells

Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death , according to the World Health Organization, and transplants are now the only option available for patients in the worst cases. The cells...

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NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

The violations announced Thursday were issued to parents of unvaccinated children who had been exposed to measles. The same day, a NY judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the city's Departm...

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Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

Those traveling internationally should consider the expedited schedule, particularly for children and anyone who does not have evidence of immunity . The measles, mumps, rubella vaccine is administe...

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Multistate listeria outbreak linked to deli meats and cheeses

Multistate listeria outbreak linked to deli meats and cheeses

Consumer Reports said one of its own samples of counter-sliced deli meat purchased from a New York City deli contained a similar strain of Listeria. Retailers are also reminded to clean and sanitiz...

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Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere

Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere

She developed a fever on March 31 and entered the hospital that same day. That figure likely includes those born between 1957 and 1977 who require two booster shots to be fully inoculated against the ...

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20 most common myths around sleep busted

20 most common myths around sleep busted

The following are the most worrisome, according to Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health, who...

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Only Half on Statins See 'Appropriate' Reduction in Bad Cholesterol

Only Half on Statins See 'Appropriate' Reduction in Bad Cholesterol

Overall, people who hit the 40 percent mark had a 14 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease. They were on average 62 years old when they began treatment. Indeed, the researchers did also find ...

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Regular Cannabis Users Require Twice as Much Sedation for Medical Process

Regular Cannabis Users Require Twice as Much Sedation for Medical Process

In the case of Propofol, for example, may be more than three times the dose needed, when people take on a daily or weekly marijuana or other hemp products. The researchers also observed that the use o...

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Added Sugar Labels Could Prevent Thousands of Diabetes, Heart Disease Cases

Added Sugar Labels Could Prevent Thousands of Diabetes, Heart Disease Cases

The Food and Drug Administration's new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods and drinks to indicate the presence of so-called added sugars could have substantial health and cost...

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The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds

The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds

Dr Bradbury said people who ate red and processed meat more than four times a week, had a higher risk than those who had it less than twice a week. "There's substantial evidence that red and proce...

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Feds Charge 60 People in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Feds Charge 60 People in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Benjamin Glassman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of OH, told reporters that the task force is also dedicated to getting help for the suffering. Another case involved the dentist, 64-year-old...

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Scientists Revive Cells in Dead Pigs’ Brains and Everyone Has Questions

Scientists Revive Cells in Dead Pigs’ Brains and Everyone Has Questions

But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. How was the study done and what did it show? "This wou...

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Health stocks crumble as fears of 'Medicare for All' snowball

Health stocks crumble as fears of 'Medicare for All' snowball

According to a press release from ATR summarizing the options , the Sanders healthcare plan-eliminating private health insurance and having the government assume control of the healthcare sector-woul...

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