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Vitamin D deficiency linked with increased risk of death, particularly from diabetes: study
New European research has found that individuals with low levels of vitamin D may have a higher risk of an early death, particularly if they have diabetes.
Sep 20, 2019 10:18 UTC Health Read More

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police
Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using…
Sep 20, 2019 05:24 UTC Health Read More

First vaping hospitalization confirmed in Butler County
Someone in Butler County has been hospitalized for medical problems from vaping, according to just-released data from state health officials. Officials at the…
Sep 19, 2019 23:00 UTC Health Read More

States Warn Residents About Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has Killed 5
Health authorities have warned residents to protect themselves against bites from mosquitoes that can transmit a rare virus that has killed at least five people in…
Sep 19, 2019 22:03 UTC Health Read More

Smallpox Samples Are Stored In Russian Lab That Saw An Explosion : Goats and Soda
An explosion this week in a Russian lab, one of only two labs in the world known to store live samples of the variola virus, which causes smallpox, has raised…
Sep 19, 2019 21:13 UTC Health Read More

The brain may actively forget during dream sleep
NIH-funded study suggests REM sleep may prevent information overload.
Sep 19, 2019 19:23 UTC Health Read More

Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body
(HealthDay)—A new study proves that the old adage "use it or lose it" is definitely true when it comes to fitness.
Sep 19, 2019 16:50 UTC Health Read More

No bones about it, this protein slows down fracture-healing
Broken bones are a bigger deal the older you are: even after they've healed, the bones of older people are weaker and more likely to re-fracture. And since more…
Sep 19, 2019 16:32 UTC Health Read More

The Pressure To Breastfeed Can Hurt Women. And Doctors Are Finally Realizing It.
Before she gave birth to her first baby in June 2018, Amanda Renner was certain she would breastfeed. She loaded up on supplies ― a breast pump, nursing…
Sep 19, 2019 16:27 UTC Health Read More

How an arthritis drug from Roche's library could repair damaged hearts
Scientists at Vanderbilt University say they've found a potential way to improve the process by which the heart repairs itself after a heart attack, and it comes from…
Sep 19, 2019 16:16 UTC Health Read More

New pill combines blood pressure and cholesterol medicines
With three medicines for high blood pressure and another one to lower cholesterol – what if you could just take one pill? A new all-in-one medication may let you…
Sep 19, 2019 16:03 UTC Health Read More

A numbing medicine turned a woman's blood blue
A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath...
Sep 19, 2019 15:43 UTC Health Read More

Study finds hub linking movement and motivation in the brain
Our everyday lives rely on planned movement through the environment to achieve goals. A new study by MIT neuroscientists at The Picower Institute for…
Sep 19, 2019 14:59 UTC Health Read More

Neurological signals from the spinal cord surprise scientists
With a study of the network between nerve and muscle cells in turtles, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the way in…
Sep 19, 2019 14:33 UTC Health Read More

Did a common childhood illness take down the Neanderthals?
It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of anthropology. What killed off the Neanderthals, and why did Homo sapiens thrive even as Neanderthals withered to…
Sep 19, 2019 13:39 UTC Health Read More

The severity of this year's flu virus and what to expect from the vaccine
ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighs in on this year's strain of influenza and how to prepare this flu season.
Sep 19, 2019 13:19 UTC Health Read More

How climate change threatens our health in the Pacific Northwest
More smoke and heat in the Pacific Northwest could lead to heat stroke, dehydration, increased pollen allergies and cancer risk. And while local scientists have…
Sep 19, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More

How to kick-start your brain in the morning (and no, we don't just mean coffee)
Waking up foggy and groggy is a pain in the brain when you need to get up and moving. Here's how to rev up your mental moxie in the morning.
Sep 19, 2019 12:22 UTC Health Read More

CDC raises concerns about stronger strains of flu this season
With summer winding down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said now is the time to get the flu shot. The agency said there are concerns about…
Sep 19, 2019 10:20 UTC Health Read More

Success of nearly half of European cancer drug trials 'exaggerated' due to bias: report
In new research looking at pivotal trials for new cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency between 2014 and 2016, researchers found only a…
Sep 19, 2019 09:02 UTC Health Read More

Toxic water pollution may cause over 100,0000 cases of cancer in US
The Environmental Working Group calculated how much the collective effects of pollutants in drinking water that passes US regulations' muster raises cancer…
Sep 19, 2019 04:20 UTC Health Read More

Rise in tick borne illnesses reported in Greene County
38 cases have reported so far in 2019, there were 36 last year.
Sep 19, 2019 03:44 UTC Health Read More

When is a child an adult?
When does childhood end? That's the question international researchers are asking as they chart age cut-offs for paediatric services around the world.
Sep 18, 2019 22:29 UTC Health Read More



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