7 Heroin Users Die From Flesh-Eating Bacteria in San Diego

Seven people in San Diego have died in the last two months from a flesh-eating bacteria associated with black-tar heroin ...
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Your Mom Is Wrong: Your Vegetarian Diet Did Not Cause Cancer

I recently was told by my doctor to go see a doctor at the Cancer Institute to be tested for ...
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Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

Nearly one in three high school students has reported using a tobacco product recently, according to a new federal survey ...
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Dealing With Grown-Up ‘Mean Girls’

I was packing up my things after a teacher training in a K-8 school when a woman stopped me. Her ...
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Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?

Mammograms have, so far, had the single role of identifying potentially cancerous tumors in the breast. However, could they also ...
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‘Buildings’ in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on ...
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Though safe, nilotinib does not show promise for benefit for Parkinson’s disease

CHICAGO (December 5, 2019) -- Northwestern University and the Parkinson Study Group announced that the Nilotinib in Parkinson's Disease (NILO-PD) ...
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‘Virtual biopsy’ allows doctors to accurately diagnose precancerous pancreatic cysts

Research from doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds a new "virtual biopsy" allows them to definitively ...
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Next generation of CAR-T cells possible

A new approach to programing cancer-fighting immune cells called CAR-T cells can prolong their activity and increase their effectiveness against ...
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Stanford scientists reliably predict people’s age by measuring proteins in blood

The carnival worker who tries to guess your age relies on aspects of your appearance, such as your posture and ...
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Chronic disease prevention could ease opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is ...
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Preterm births more likely when dads live in lower income areas

Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk ...
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A potential Diamond-Blackfan anemia treatment swims into view

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Cellphone distraction linked to increase in head injuries

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise - and correlates with ...
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Researchers develop open source EEG visualization tool

Researchers at UT have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative ...
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Diabetes in Mothers Raises Heart Risks in Children

The children of mothers with diabetes may be at increased risk for early heart disease.Researchers used Danish national health registries ...
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Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a City, Dies at 81

Carolyn Konheim, whose sons’ soot-specked white snow suits transformed her from a high school history teacher into a crusading New ...
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Medical News Today: Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor

An infant's poop changes color and consistency during their first few days, weeks, and months of life, and a wide ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about bleeding after a Pap smear

Many people who have a Pap smear notice light bleeding, or spotting, for a couple of days after the test ...
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Chest pain in women: What causes it, and how do doctors diagnose it?

Chest pain or discomfort is a common symptom of a heart attack in both men and women. Anyone who experiences ...
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Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret

The nation’s hospital groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over a new federal rule that would require them to ...
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Bats Play Key Pollinating Role for Durians

Known as the world’s smelliest fruit, durians are also essential to the farming economy of Indonesia. Although repulsive to many ...
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25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

Regular exercise throughout adulthood may protect our muscles against age-related loss and damage later, according to an interesting new study ...
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Internists concerned proposed Ohio legislation would harm patients

Washington, DC (December 4, 2019) --The American College of Physicians (ACP) fears that recent legislation introduced in the Ohio state ...
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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s Diagnostics Accelerator announces second round of awards

NEW YORK, NY, December 4, 2019 - The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced six new investments totaling $6 million ...
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GW-led consortium receives $2.2 million grant to fund BioCompute Object Specification Project

A consortium led by the George Washington University (GW) has been refunded for their BioCompute Object Specification Project, thanks to ...
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ACR and EULAR release new classification criteria for IgG4-related disease

ATLANTA - The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released the 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification ...
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Researchers uncover early adherence step in intestinal transit of Shigella

Boston, MA - The bacterial pathogen Shigella, often spread through contaminated food or water, is a leading cause of mortality ...
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Study to investigate surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer’s

INDIANAPOLIS -- Facing Alzheimer's disease in a loved one is challenging under any circumstances but may be even more challenging ...
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Brain diseases with molecular diversity

Parkinson's and multisystem atrophy (MSA) - both of them neurodegenerative diseases - are associated with the accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins ...
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More than 2,500 experts gather in Barcelona for the first World Marine Mammal Conference

More than a third part of marine mammal species are threatened in the ocean ecosystems worldwide. Populations of vaquita (Phocoena ...
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Moffitt’s top blood cancer research highlighted at ASH Meeting

TAMPA, Fla. - Moffitt Cancer Center, a leader in the clinical care and research of blood malignancies, will present its ...
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Cellular repair response to treadmill test can predict cardiac outcomes

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Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to Defeat Drug-Price Proposals

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill to lower drug prices has the backing of many of the nation’s biggest labor groups, ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about swollen cervical lymph nodes

The lymphatic system is a network of organs and tissues that helps support immunity. The lymph nodes are tiny, kidney-shaped ...
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Medical News Today: Cold medicine for hypertension: What to know

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200,000 People Without Insurance May Apply for Free H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs

With donated drugs and services provided by major pharmacy chains, 200,000 uninsured Americans will gain access to H.I.V.-preventive medicines at ...
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Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive

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Fake Meat vs. Real Meat

The meat industry has a warning for consumers: Beware of plant-based meat.That is the message behind a marketing campaign by ...
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The Beauty Myth for Boys

As long as I have been a pediatrician, boys have told me — usually in not so many words — ...
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Harvard Medical School launches project to transform the treatment of pain

In an effort to address the critical public health need for new, safer and more effective medicines to treat pain, ...
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Successful instrument guidance through deep and convoluted blood vessel networks

A team led by Professor Sylvain Martel at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has developed a novel approach to tackling ...
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How to treat female hair loss

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Transition to exhaustion: clues for cancer immunotherapy

Research on immune cells "exhausted" by chronic viral infection provides clues on how to refine cancer immunotherapy. The results are ...
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Highly sensitive epigenomic technology combats disease

Much remains unknown about diseases and the way our bodies respond to them, in part because the human genome is ...
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Lack of specialists doom rural sick patients

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily ...
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How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what ...
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Prostate cancer screening study boosted by Movember & Alberta Cancer Foundation campaigns

Edmonton, Alberta - Nanostics Inc. announced today that from the launch of its clinical validation study for ClarityDX Prostate, recruitment ...
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How to help fix the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital rating system

The current hospital star-rating system used by the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is plagued with numerous ...
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Student groups receive grants to promote science in their communities

ARLINGTON, Va.- Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of microgrant awards of $1,000 to ...
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For some corals, meals can come with a side of microplastics

Tiny microplastic particles are about as common in the ocean today as plastic is in our daily lives. Synthetic clothing, ...
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Perry Hoffman, 75, Dies; Saw Family Support as Key to Psychiatric Care

Perry Hoffman, a former elementary-school teacher and a mother of three with a degree in social work, was working part ...
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Medical News Today: Penile melanosis: What to know

Penile melanosis is a rare condition that causes discolored areas of skin on the head and shaft of the penis.These ...
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‘Star Wars’ Star Billy Dee Williams Embraces Gender-Fluid Pronouns

The actor Billy Dee Williams has been the very embodiment of cool charisma for decades — in real life and ...
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Medical News Today: Can you smoke and donate blood?

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In Weekend Outage, Diabetes Monitors Fail to Send Crucial Alerts

For many parents of children with diabetes, the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor is a lifesaver. The device tracks their ...
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Teaching Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

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The Crisis in Youth Suicide

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If ‘Pain Is an Opinion,’ There Are Ways to Change Your Mind

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Researchers compare nutritional value of infant and toddler foods

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 2, 2019) - Infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value than foods sold ...
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Taste-related protein provides target for drugs to treat neurological disorders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 2, 2019) -- Understanding how the brain processes sweet, bitter and umami tastes may one day ...
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Program to address opioid prescribing for lung, head and neck cancer patients

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for ...
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Pot while pregnant: UNLV medicine doctors urge caution

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased ...
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A nimbler way to track alcohol use — by mining Twitter and Google searches

BOSTON (December 2, 2019) - Collecting rigorous public health data through large survey-based studies is a slow, expensive process. New ...
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The Intersection of Innovation and Practice Heads to Atlanta

WASHINGTON - Registration is now open for the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2020 Scientific Sessions. The three-day ...
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Researchers find clue to preventing addiction relapse

With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing. And with ...
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Study finds common cold virus can infect the placenta

Researchers have shown that a common cold virus can infect cells derived from human placentas, suggesting that it may be ...
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Researchers identify a process responsible for therapeutic resistance in breast cancer

Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute have identified a key protein that is required for resistance to chemotherapy in the ...
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Researchers find protein promotes cancer, suppresses anti-tumor immunity

HOUSTON -- Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein involved in immune ...
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Marilyn Saviola, Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 74

Marilyn E. Saviola, who after childhood polio left her a quadriplegic spent much of her adult life advocating for people ...
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Medical News Today: Parkinson’s: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms

A new study shows that pulses of minimally invasive ultrasound waves improve the quality of life for people living with ...
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Medical News Today: Negative bias in people with depression is temporary

The tendency to have an enhanced response to negative facial expressions is common in people with depression. The findings of ...
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Three Custom Holiday Gifts for Runners

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Medical News Today: Do past medicines hold the answer to antibiotic resistance?

Historically, doctors used metals to treat infections. Researchers think that this treatment method may be worth a modern reexamination. Share ...
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Medical News Today: Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

Cancer treatments can save lives, but they also often cause a range of side effects. A recent patient survey in ...
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Dr. Janette Sherman, 89, Early Force in Environmental Science, Dies

When Dr. Janette Sherman was practicing internal medicine in suburban Detroit in the 1970s, she noticed that several of her ...
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Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know

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Medical News Today: Vitamins and supplements for athletes

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Medical News Today: Tips for healing a sprained ankle fast

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New Strawberry-Flavored H.I.V. Drugs for Babies Are Offered at $1 a Day

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A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

In late September, a woman in her 70s arrived at a skilled nursing facility in suburban Houston after several weeks ...
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Plating Memory

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Medical News Today: What to know about angioplasty

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Medical News Today: What causes pain under the left armpit?

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Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

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What to know about salpingectomy

Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. These tubes provide a pathway for an egg to ...
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Combine chemical probe resources to optimize biomedical research, scientists urge

A new report urges biomedical researchers to use online web resources very carefully, taking into account their complementary benefits and ...
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Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older moms more likely to develop heart problems

Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older mums more likely to develop heart problems in later life, rat study ...
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Pharmacist-led interventions may help prevent cardiovascular disease

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Informed consent for heart procedure: most patients overestimate benefits

Sophia Antipolis, 28 November 2019: Most patients do not understand or recall information given to them before heart procedures. For ...
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M.R.I.s Can Better Detect Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts, Study Finds

Many women who have mammograms get normal results that come with a caveat: They are told they have dense breast ...
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Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

A lifelong swimmer leapt into deep water near his lakeside home, and was horrified to find himself completely unable to ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about lithium toxicity

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UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know

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Medical News Today: Herpes symptoms: How long do they take to show up?

Herpes is a viral skin infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Symptoms may not appear immediately after a ...
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For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

In the summer of 2017, soon after starting a new job, Ariel Brandt Lautman took her two young children to ...
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Where the Nurse Prescribes Heroin

LONDON — Homeless drug users in Scotland will be allowed to inject pharmaceutical-grade heroin twice a day under the supervision ...
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What to Consider Before Trading Your Health Data for Cash

After I signed up for my insurance plan, I got an email with a link to a “wellness program” that, ...
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Don’t Get Mad, but ‘Hangry’ Isn’t Really Angry

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Eating After You Exercise May Provide Added Fat-Burning Benefits

Working out on an empty stomach could amplify the health benefits of the activity, according to a well-timed new study ...
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