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Jan17Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say. Sepsis is an out-of-control immune response to infection that harms organs. People who survive sepsis can have lifelong disabilities. In 2017, there were 48.9 million cases of sepsis […]

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Jan17Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

Since the 1970s, serious heart disease among childhood cancer survivors had declined remarkably, a new study finds. The decline suggests that efforts to make cancer treatments, including radiation, less toxic are paying off, researchers say. For the study, researchers led by Dr. Daniel Mulrooney, from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., collected data […]

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Jan17College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It’s Legal

College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It’s Legal

Are college students choosing marijuana instead of booze when both are legal? New research suggests they are: In states where pot is legal, college kids use it more, but binge-drink less. In states with legal marijuana, college students were 18% more likely to use it in the past month than in states where it’s illegal, […]

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Jan17Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2020

Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2020

FDA Warns About Possibly Non-sterile Surgical Gowns U.S. Congresswoman Reveals She Has Alopecia and Is Bald Second Death From New Coronavirus Reported in China Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

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Jan17Could a Switch to Skim Milk Add Years to Your Life?

Could a Switch to Skim Milk Add Years to Your Life?

If you want to slow down the aging process, it might not hurt to replace whole milk with skim, new research suggests. The study of over 5,800 U.S. adults found that those who regularly indulged in higher-fat milk had shorter telomeres in their cells — a sign of accelerated “biological aging.” The findings do not […]

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Jan17Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning symptoms can range in severity depending on the type of germ swallowed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After consuming contaminated food, it can take hours or days to have symptoms. The CDC mentions these common signs of food poisoning: Upset stomach. Stomach cramps. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Fever. If you […]

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Jan17Health Tip: Preventing Eye Injuries

Health Tip: Preventing Eye Injuries

One of the simplest ways to maintain healthy vision is to protect your eyes from injury, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. About 90 percent of eye injuries involve lack of protective eyewear. Whether you’re maintaining equipment or playing sports, wearing appropriate protective eyewear is very important, the doctor’s group says.

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Jan16Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain

Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain

From carpal tunnel to a stiff neck, too much time on the computer can cause a slew of health problems. But what if you ditch the keyboard and mouse for virtual reality? New research from Oregon State University in Corvallis showed that even stepping into virtual reality may be bad for the body. Virtual reality […]

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Jan16Are Doctors Discarding ‘Injured’ Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?

Are Doctors Discarding ‘Injured’ Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?

Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests. At issue are kidneys from deceased donors that are acutely injured. Right now in the United States, about 30% of those organs are discarded, rather than being given to patients on […]

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Jan16Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of TENS — transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation — during movement or activity was shown to significantly reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia after just four weeks. Dr. Lesley Arnold, who was not involved with […]

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