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Studies offer contradictory answers to ‘lazy eye’ question

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:03

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Two new studies have offered contradictory answers to the question as to whether playing video games on a tablet PC work better than typical eye-patching for improving vision in kids with amblyopia or lazy eye.

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Trump’s win could jeopardize cannabis reform movement

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:14

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The shocking victory of Donald Trump in the hotly contested presidential race could jeopardize the cannabis reform movement that aims legalization of marijuana for medical as well as recreational purposes.

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Seasonal depression can be treated with medication and psychotherapy

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 09:23

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Just like regular depression, a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be treated effectively with medication and psychotherapy, health experts say.

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Fumes emitted by phone charger sicken 7 people at Boston school

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:02

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Seven people, including six adults and one child, were rushed to a hospital after a phone charger emitted hazardous fumes at a school in Boston, authorities confirmed.

The Boston Fire Department confirmed that crews responded to the incident at the Manville School in Mission Hill, after being reported that that a number of people got sick after inhaling fumes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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