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No better day to give up smoking

No better day to give up smoking

Smoking accounts for almost one in three cancer deaths in the United States, and increases the risk cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus, kidney, cervix, liver, ...

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Study strengthens evidence of link between obesity and depression

Study strengthens evidence of link between obesity and depression

Greg Pavela, Ph.D.Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , in collaboration with researchers at Indiana University-Bloomington, have received an R01 grant from the National Institutes...

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Penn researchers find social media usage increases feelings of depression, loneliness

Penn researchers find social media usage increases feelings of depression, loneliness

According to Business Insider , this study is different from the earlier ones, as it has shown a cause-and-effect relationship between social media use and mental health , whereas all the earlier st...

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My Health opt-out deadline extended after controversy

My Health opt-out deadline extended after controversy

But his wife and other son kept getting an error when they tried to opt out online. "How do we opt out when the #MyHealthRecord website is down and the phones are jammed?" "It's obviously very fru...

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The unique ingredient reducing the risk of heart attacks

The unique ingredient reducing the risk of heart attacks

Among people who ate less than one and a half servings of fish per week, the observed decrease in the number of heart attacks when they consumed the drug, however, reduce strokes, a study shows. Half ...

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NRA Tells Doctors to 'Stay in Their Lane'

NRA Tells Doctors to 'Stay in Their Lane'

Physicians don't unless they have that training.' For years, Haughey said she struggled to understand any upside to allowing people to have guns . Surprisingly little blood, but plenty of blood curdl...

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Mysterious paralyzing condition continues to increase

Mysterious paralyzing condition continues to increase

The condition remains a mystery: no pathogen has been found consistently, though almost all patients have reported signs and symptoms consistent with viral illness in the weeks preceding limb weakness...

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Only One in Five Teens Meet Physical Fitness Guidelines

Only One in Five Teens Meet Physical Fitness Guidelines

Finally, the revised guidelines reflect the latest science from the past 10 years, which is that physical activity not only wards off disease but helps individuals to sleep better, feel better and mor...

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Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

These indicate that while some countries are probably overusing antibiotics, others may not even have sufficient access to the life-saving drugs . But over the decades, bacteria have learned to f...

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Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

United Nations peacekeepers in the country have called on armed groups not to hinder medical workers fighting the disease. However, health minister Oly Ilunga said armed rebels were continuing to ...

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British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

Once symptoms have developed, rabies is nearly always fatal. Professor Whitworth said the victim "in this tragic case" was bitten just a few weeks ago. Rabies occurs in more than 150 countries and t...

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Rams Organization 'Heartbroken' Following California Bar Shooting in Thousand Oaks

Rams Organization 'Heartbroken' Following California Bar Shooting in Thousand Oaks

It was the deadliest mass shooting in the US since 17 students and teachers were killed at a Parkland, Florida high school nine months ago. Thousand Oaks is a city of about 130,000 people about 40...

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1 dead, more than 100 sick from Salmonella in turkey

1 dead, more than 100 sick from Salmonella in turkey

The CDC says the rare salmonella strain was identified in live turkeys, as well as in ground turkey, turkey patties and raw turkey pet food. In its update on the outbreak, first announced in the m...

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Google to appoint Geisinger CEO as healthcare services head

Google to appoint Geisinger CEO as healthcare services head

The report says Feinberg will coordinate the health features in Google Fit, Nest, Google Search, Google Brain, and the company's cloud business. Feinberg has been at Geisinger, a health system in Pe...

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Franklin Township: Free Flu Shots for All this Saturday

Franklin Township: Free Flu Shots for All this Saturday

The influenza vaccine is safe and recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months. For example, during 2016-2017 , flu vaccinations prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 mil...

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San Diego County reports first flu death of the season

San Diego County reports first flu death of the season

Flu vaccinations are completely covered by insurance and many major chains are incentivizing customers to stop in and receive the vaccine while they shop. Aoki is in favour of people with both strong ...

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Superbug to kill millions in Europe, North America and Australia till 2050

Often called antimicrobial resistance or AMR , the problem has grown in recent years as bugs resistant to multiple drugs have developed and drugmakers have cut back investment in this field. "Dru...

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CVS quarterly profit beats; expects to close Aetna deal this month

CVS quarterly profit beats; expects to close Aetna deal this month

In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. The average price target of $88.5 calls for a almost 20.1% increase in the stock price . Investi...

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Conjoined twins flown to Melbourne for surgery successfully separated

Conjoined twins flown to Melbourne for surgery successfully separated

The sisters, who were brought to Australia with their mother in October, are joined at the torso and share a liver. Doctors said they were confident the twins were now ready for the operation. About...

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Dark Roast Coffee Helps Prevent Alzheimer's

For the study, reported in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience , the team chose to investigate three different types of coffee - light roast, dark roast and decaffeinated dark roast. "So phenylinda...

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Some heart attack risk factors affect women more dramatically than men

Some heart attack risk factors affect women more dramatically than men

Doctors should also be better at spotting female patients at risk. Over seven years, 5,081 people had their first heart attack and one in three of them were women. Carried out by researchers from Th...

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Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs

Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs

The World Health Organization declared processed red meat to be a carcinogen in 2015, and unprocessed red meat such as steaks and chops to be a probable carcinogen. The health taxes on sausages in ...

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Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

In DRC till date, this season, around 300 cases of Ebola have been suspected with 265 confirmed cases of the disease. Meanwhile, Uganda will soon begin vaccinating frontline health workers against E...

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Trump points to second term as United States president

Trump points to second term as United States president

Libby noted that often the only way the Legislature was able to extract information from LePage's administration was to use the Government Oversight Committee's subpoena powers to compel witnesses to ...

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US Midterm Elections, Highlights for Democrats and Republicans

Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies. The guest list included ma...

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FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis

FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis

Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States previous year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Sen. An FDA advisory comm...

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Morning people less likely to develop breast cancer

Morning people less likely to develop breast cancer

What's more, every additional hour slept after the recommended eight-hour sleep was associated with a 20 percent increase in risk. Lead scientist Dr Rebecca Richmond , of the University of Brist...

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'Skin cancer deaths higher in men than in women'

'Skin cancer deaths higher in men than in women'

The study focused on 33 developed countries in Europe, North America and Australasia, as they had the most reliable data. The most severe form of skin cancer, melanoma, is causing more than 9,000 de...

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Health Secretary says 'Prevention is better than cure'

Health Secretary says 'Prevention is better than cure'

In the United Kingdom, both were achieved by careful and considered government intervention", he said. "Reductions to services such as smoking cessation and sexual health in some areas are directly co...

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High exposure to cellphone radiation cancerous, says study

High exposure to cellphone radiation cancerous, says study

Researchers also found some evidence of tumours in the brain and adrenal glands of exposed male rats. During the tests, animals were housed in chambers specially designed for the studies and RFR expos...

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Q4 2018 EPS Estimates for Fitbit Inc (FIT) Decreased by William Blair

Northern Trust Corp owned 1.10% of Fitbit worth $15,343,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. GWM Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Fitbit during the 3rd quarter valued at about $144,000...

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ALIV Engages for Breast Cancer Awareness Month — BAHAMAS

ALIV Engages for Breast Cancer Awareness Month — BAHAMAS

Side effects from these treatments can range from hair loss, nerve damage and memory problems years after treatment. There are signs and symptoms of breast cancer . "He [my doctor] said, "you'll be f...

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There is no cure for HIV/AIDS infection

On the website, Magaya claimed that they had conducted some clinical trials and concluded that Aguma could cure the diseases. PROPHET Walter Magaya and his workers flashed through the toilet syste...

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Measles Outbreak Spreads To New Jersey, 4 Confirmed Cases

Measles Outbreak Spreads To New Jersey, 4 Confirmed Cases

According to officials, the new patients were exposed to a man who got the illness overseas. Officials say the people infected in the two new cases may have exposed others to the disease while they ...

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Scientists Find Link Between Parkinson's Disease and the Appendix

Scientists Find Link Between Parkinson's Disease and the Appendix

Could the appendix be the cause of Parkinson's? The research "further supports the notion that [Parkinson's] starts in the gut", Dr. Ted Dawson, a professor of neurodegenerative diseases at Johns ...

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