Man Dies of ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba After Swimming in Lake

A man in North Carolina died on Monday after he went swimming in a lake and was infected by Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism known as the “brain-eating amoeba.” The man, Eddie Gray, 59, fell ill after he visited the Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County July 12, the North Carolina Department of Health…

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Neil Armstrong Died After Heart Surgery. That May Have Been Avoided.

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died in 2012 at age 82 after what should have been routine heart surgery. When nurses removed wires linked to a temporary pacemaker, he bled profusely into the membrane surrounding the heart. He died a week later. The medical details, disclosed this week by The…

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Juul Targeted Schools, Camps and Youth Programs, House Panel Claims

WASHINGTON — Last summer, with public concern about teenage vaping growing, Juul Labs paid a charter school organization in Baltimore $134,000 to set up a five-week summer camp to teach children healthy lifestyles. The curriculum was created by Juul — maker of the very vaping devices that were causing the most alarm among parents, health…

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McKinsey Advised Johnson & Johnson on Increasing Opioid Sales

At the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the rule is sacrosanct: Never publicly disclose client advice. And for the most part, adherence to that rule has served the company well. But in recent months, as government officials seek to assign blame for the opioid crisis that has strangled large parts of the nation, McKinsey’s…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about ACL injuries

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P. Rajagopal, Indian Restaurateur Convicted of Murder, Dies at 71

P. Rajagopal, who founded Saravana Bhavan, one of the largest South Indian vegetarian restaurant chains in the world, died on July 18 in Chennai, India, as he was facing life in prison in the murder of a man over a woman’s affections. He was 71. His death, at Vijaya Health Center, was confirmed by the…

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Medical News Today: Best natural ways to treat cradle cap

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Doctors in Debt: These Physicians Gladly Struck a Deal With California

Dr. Michael Gabriel Galvez, a pediatric hand surgeon who treats mostly low-income patients at a hospital in California’s Central Valley, jokes with families that he went to “30th grade.” But that did not come cheap. The debt he has accrued from 18 years of higher education and medical training, including Stanford Medical School, fellowships and…

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Fighting Food Cravings and PMS

Do you have advice to manage PMS food cravings? — Dee [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Food cravings can be experienced as part of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). There are no good studies specifically addressing food cravings, but aerobic exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, calcium supplementation, oral contraceptives, spironolactone and…

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