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War Metaphors for Alzheimer’s may do more harm than good: researchers say

US Health - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:10

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Using war metaphors for conditions like Alzheimer's disease may do more harm than good, a team of researchers led by Daniel R. George of Penn State College of Medicine cautioned. 

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Too much heat in kitchen increases risk of heart disease: researchers find

US Health - Sat, 11/05/2016 - 09:41

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It may be the temperature at which food is cooked, rather than the amount of oil, which may be causing heart disease, a new study published in the journal "Nutrition" suggested.

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Additional hour of sleep can disrupt normal sleep patterns

US Health - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:35

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Americans will need to set back their clocks by one hour this Sunday as daylight saving time comes to an end, allowing people to have an additional hour of sleep.

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Even energy drinks can cause liver problems: report

US Health - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:53

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Consumption of too many energy drinks can cause liver problems like acute hepatitis or inflammation of the liver, according to report published in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The report states that a 50-year-old man developed acute hepatitis after he consumed energy drinks regularly for around three weeks.

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San Jose City Council bans recreational marijuana sales

US Health - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:36

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Just around a week before state voters decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana or not, members of the San Jose City Council approved a temporary ban on sales and use of the drug.

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Washington boy hospitalized with mystery paralysis dies

US Health - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:17

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The Washington Department of Health has confirmed that the 6-year-old Bellingham boy with mystery paralysis who was recently admitted to Seattle Children's Hospital has died.

The kid, identified as Daniel Ramirez, was hospitalized on 15th of October after he developed symptoms like drooling, slurred speech, pain in one of his legs and incontinence.

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California woman wins $70 million in J&J baby powder lawsuit

US Health - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 10:02

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Delivering a tough blow to Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a St. Louis jury ruled in favor of a California woman who alleged that the company's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.

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Church’s ‘miracle cure’ for autism is poisonous bleach: federal authorities warn

US Health - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 09:07

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The "miracle cure" offered by a church that attracted thousands of desperate parents of autistic kids is actually a kind of industrial bleach, federal authorities confirmed.

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Researchers figure out when & where AIDS first arrived in U.S.

US Health - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 07:36

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By genetically sequencing samples from individuals infected with HIIV/AIDS near the beginning, a team of scientists have finally figured out when and where the deadly virus first arrived in the United States.

In the process, the University of Arizona researchers, however, exonerated the person who allegedly triggered the demoralizing epidemic in North America.

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Chinese university selling HIV testing kits through vending machines

US Health - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:53

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As part of its sincere efforts to fight back the potentially deadly health epidemic of HIV/AIDS, a Chinese university has started selling affordable infection testing kits through vending machines.

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Women now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men: study

US Health - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:09

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The gap between men's and women's drinking habits has almost closed and women are now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men, results of a new worldwide survey revealed.

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Anoka County heroin overdoses kill 2, leave 1 in critical condition

US Health - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:30

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Two of the six people who overdosed on heroin last Saturday died and one is still in a critical condition, according to a fresh statement by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

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Clinton, Trump support recreational marijuana, differ on gun control

US Health - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 10:02

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump Clinton equally support medical marijuana, but they obviously differ widely on the issue of gun control.

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Cellphone app saves cardiac arrest victim’s life in Seattle

US Health - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 08:55

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A cellphone app designed to connect cardiac arrest victims with nearby people who know CPR recently saved a Seattle man's life, several media outlets reported.

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Obama administration expects 9% average rise in ACA enrollment

US Health - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:57

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Despite soaring premiums and departure of some major insurers from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration expects monthly average enrollment to program to jump to more than 11 million next year.

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Ghost pepper challenge leaves man with hole in esophagus

US Health - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 09:48

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Humans' competitive nature sometimes leaves some with dangerous or deadly consequences. Demonstrating the same fact, a 47-year-old man recently showed up at a San Francisco emergency room.

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Californians to vote on marijuana legalization measure next month

US Health - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:40

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California voters will get a chance to legalize recreational marijuana in November, when the state will ask for their opinion via the controversial ballot measure Prop 64.

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Consumer group sues PepsiCo for exaggerating Naked Juice’s health benefits

US Health - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:04

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A consumer advocacy group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo on behalf of hundreds of disgruntled customers, arguing that the company's Naked Juice packaging misled them by exaggerating the products' health benefits.

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CDC gets $1.1 billion to fight back Zika virus

US Health - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 08:44

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The federal funding of $1.1 billion will help health authorities combat the threat posed by Zika and pay for long-term studies on how the virus affects exposed individuals, the nation's top public health official said on Monday.

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Success of OregrownIndustries has come amid tremendous legal and regulatory uncertainty

US Health - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:29

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In October last year, Oregrown Industries broke records statewide by making an amazing $55,000 at its flagship dispensary in downtown Bend on the very initial day of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon.

Last year, while speaking to the Oregonian's Noelle Crombie, Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar said that the numbers left them in surprise.

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