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  • Diseases From Ticks, Mosquitos More Than Triple May 1, 2018
    Diseases transmitted by ticks, fleas, and mosquitos are becoming more dangerous and far more numerous, a new CDC report finds.
  • Doctors Fret Over Cases of Rare Eye Cancer May 1, 2018
    Ocular melanoma typically occurs in just six of every one million people, but has been diagnosed in a group of 18 patients in North Carolina and Alabama.
  • Fentanyl: What You Should Know May 1, 2018
    Illegal versions of fentanyl were largely responsible for the tripling of overdose deaths from synthetic opioids in just 2 years -- from 3,105 in 2013 to 9,580 in 2015, according to the National Institutes of Health.
  • Speed of Heart Attack Treatment Can Vary by State May 1, 2018
    In this study, researchers looked at more than 19,000 heart attack patients treated at 379 hospitals in 12 states between 2013 and 2014. Six of the states had hospital bypass policies.
  • FDA Cracks Down on Dangerous E-Cig Liquids That Resemble Cookies, Candy May 1, 2018
    The action, taken in concert with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, also cited some of these companies for illegally selling these products to minors. In all, 13 warning letters were issued.
  • Even Living Near Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies May 1, 2018
    Specifically, people living within about 1,600 feet of a pig farm were 37 percent less likely to have allergies than those who lived more than roughly 1,900 feet away. And living no more than 1,300 feet from a cattle farm was linked with a 32 percent lower risk for allergies, the study found.
  • Nearby Lightning Shut Down a Woman's Brain Implant May 1, 2018
    Checking her IPG, the woman noticed the "Power On Reset" warning had appeared, so she took the device to a clinic and found that the lightning had turned it off. Luckily, the device was otherwise undamaged.
  • What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause? May 1, 2018
    For the study, the researchers surveyed a group of English, Scottish and Welsh women to establish their nutritional patterns with respect to 217 specific foods. All of the women were aged 40 to 65, and none were told to alter their eating patterns.
  • Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk May 1, 2018
    An abnormal stress response may speed brain cell aging and breakdowns in the central nervous system, thereby increasing vulnerability to dementia, the study authors suggested.
  • Even a 'Bad' Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives April 30, 2018
    Computer modeling shows that the number of people who get vaccinated is more important for protecting lives than the actual effectiveness of each season's vaccine.
  • Are You a Risky Drinker? April 30, 2018
    The rate of one type of risky drinking -- binge drinking -- for example, has increased for all adults aged 30 and up over the last 10 years.
  • 'What's That Word?' Fitness Helps Seniors Find It April 30, 2018
    The test asked for the names of famous people (for example, authors, politicians and actors) based on 20 questions about them. Study participants also were given definitions of 20 little-used words and 20 easy words, and asked to produce the corresponding word.
  • How Can I Help Someone Quit Smoking Cigarettes? April 30, 2018
    You quit smoking. Now it’s time to pay it forward and help someone else who wants to kick the habit. Do you know what will really help them, and what won’t?
  • High or Low Weight May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis April 30, 2018
    The investigators found that the disease advanced more quickly among those who were very obese. This was true regardless of the level of inflammation in their joints.
  • Take These 5 Steps to Live 10 Extra Years April 30, 2018
    The key factors include the usual suspects: not smoking; eating healthy; exercising regularly; maintaining a normal weight; and drinking only in moderation.
  • Can You Exercise With Atrial Fibrillation? April 29, 2018
    Your heart needs exercise, even when you're living with AFib. A few simple tips from WebMD can help you do it safely.
  • Dangerous E.coli Outbreak In Romaine Intensifies April 27, 2018
    New cases were reported in the last few days Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin—three states that had previously been unaffected, according to the CDC.
  • How Transplanted Livers Help Stop Organ Rejection April 27, 2018
    The study showed those who received both organs or just a liver had fewer immune cells that respond to foreign invaders than those who only received a new kidney.
  • Can You Avoid Foodborne Illness? April 27, 2018
    Any food can be infected with more than 250 foodborne diseases. Bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals, and toxins can contaminate food.
  • New 'Superblood' Treatment Targets Deadly Cancers April 27, 2018
    Researchers collect red blood cells from patients, modify them so anti-cancer or other medicines can be enclosed, then inject them back into patients. The goal is improve the medicines' effectiveness while reducing harmful side effects.

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