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UPI
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A new report has found curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, has little to no therapeutic benefit despite widespread belief to the contrary. Curc..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- Government-supported policies to reduce people's salt consumption are highly cost-effective worldwide, a new study reports. "We know that excess dietary s..
HOUSTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center along with 68 cancer centers in the United States have come together to endorse new Centers for Disease ..
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A study from the New York University School of Medicine Langone Medical Center has determined how the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus,..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Half of people tested at mobile clinics were unaware they had a condition that's often referred to as a "silent killer" -- high blood pressure, a new Ca..
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Charlie Sheen detailed his battle with HIV Wednesday during an appearance on Good Morning America. "The day I was diagnosed, I immediately wanted to eat ..
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. said he will chair a commission on vaccine safety, at the request of President-elect Donald Trump. Kennedy and Trump h..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- MRI scans might help doctors protect critical areas of the brain before surgery to treat epilepsy, new guidelines suggest. Scientists found the scans ma..
DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers at Duke University are using a strain of salmonella to fight the deadliest form of brain cancer, and finding success in rats. The team of..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- A molecule produced in the digestion of red meat, eggs and dairy products is linked to an increased risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, researchers ..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Migraine sufferers may face a slightly higher risk of stroke after an operation, a new study suggests. The risk appears greatest among those who experie..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- The U.S. medical community is responding with reactions ranging from apprehension to dismay at reports that President-elect Donald Trump reportedly aske..
CHICAGO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama gave his final former speech as leader of the United States on Tuesday night in Chicago, offering his thanks to Americans. The full..
SFgate
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Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for years to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says there were only 25 human cases of the illness reported worldwide in 2016. The f..
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man is on trial on charges he caused the death of an elderly Pennsylvania woman who had a heart attack during a home invasion robbery and..
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A medical marijuana provider says it will begin home delivery to severely ill patients in the New York City area. Vireo (VEER'-ee-oh) Health of New York said We..
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has again defended President-elect Donald Trump on Fox News while again taking his fight against New Jersey's opioid epidemic na..
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs, marking the first time the Asian country has sought t..
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson pets his dog Missy while interviewed in his chambers in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Henderson, the first African-American att..
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R- Ga. arrives at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump’s n..
No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But producing an effective annual flu shot relies on accurately predicting which flu ..
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A headstone-free, non-descript plot of land atop 7,890-foot Cedar Mountain may be the peaceful, mostly ignored resting place fulfilling the wishes of the honorabl..
The Huffington Post
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Carter has repeatedly voiced his desire to end the disease throughout the years. But his commitment to the cause took on a more urgent tone in 2015 when the former president had a ..
LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola said on Wednesday it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 peo..
A group of state attorneys general announced last year that they were undertaking a probe into whether Exxon Mobil and other corporations misled investors and the public on th..
Millennials are the first cohort to be born into an obesogenic world - from birth, they have been surrounded by cheap, highly processed, high-calorie tempting foods, and an ever-pr..
Nationwide each year, 350,000 to 400,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 Give Kids A Smile events all because of 40,000 or more annual volunteers. NYC Council Member and Chai..
On Christmas Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his website to tell the world that he was not an atheist any more. In this way, the billionaire used Facebook to express his fee..
It used to be common to hear a new convert described as someone who had "got religion." Occasionally one hears that phrase still. It makes religion sound like a disease. One gets r..
You Are Never Alone
The Huffington Post
This life can feel so fragile. One minute you're sipping a mocha or kombucha, then next thing you know, you've been flipped upside into paranoia, depression or anxiety. For me, the..
Fox News
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MIAMI –  Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida's Everglades. The scientists invol..
How sweet it isn’t. In his new book, “The Case Against Sugar” (Knopf, out now), health and science journalist Gary Taubes argues that our collective sweet tooth isn’t just making u..
The ancient skeleton of a woman who lived near the storied city of Troy has given up the secrets of what killed her. Researchers unearthed the Byzantine bones and discovered both t..
DHAKA –  Scampering up the wall of his tin shack in Bangladesh's capital, three-year-old Rozzob Ali has the same combination of mischief, charm and boisterous energy as many o..
Strains between Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church’s traditional wing have erupted into the open with leaders of a millennium-old lay Catholic order publicly telling the po..
Strains between Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church’s traditional wing have erupted into the open with leaders of a millennium-old lay Catholic order publicly telling the po..
Men who regularly eat red meat have a higher risk of developing an inflammatory bowel condition called diverticulitis than men who don't have much red meat in their diet, a new stu..
MedlinePlus
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TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Government-supported policies to reduce people's salt consumption are highly cost-effective worldwide, a new study reports. "We know that..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease, a small study suggests. "We know walking is an excellent form of exerc..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking kills about 6 million people a year, and costs the world more than $1 trillion a year in health care expenses and lost productivi..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From Finland comes more evidence that a common group of viral infections may play a role in the development of at least some cases of typ..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults fell by more than half over almost 20 years, a U.S. Centers for Disease Cont..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of people around the world with elevated or high blood pressure increases, so do the number of deaths linked to this "silen..
Tech Times
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Doing just one or two sessions of physical activity a week has been found to offer significant benefits to health. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers sugge..
"Tree man" from Bangladesh went through his first surgical operations to remove his bark-like warts from his hands and feet in February 2016. Abul Bajandar, aged 27, was optimistic..
Santa is in hibernation and is probably unhappy about the latest food recall. Hostess voluntarily recalled its holiday-edition White Peppermint Twinkies over potential salmone..
For the first time in American history, a bumblebee species has been added to the endangered species list. The rusty patched bumblebee, so prevalent two decades ago, is now a strug..
Mark Zuckerberg may already be on track to securing his political future with the recent hiring of David Plouffe, a top aide to President Barack Obama. The political mastermind has..
Smoking and its consequences account for expenditures of more than $1 trillion globally. Should anti-smoking policies be more effective, this amount of money, along with 8 mil..
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared on Jan. 9 that it has approved Egalet Corp's long-acting opioid painkiller called Arymo ER. The decision came after the rec..
Reuters
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only en..
Scans a brain, bone and artery used in a study carried out by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School which associates the brain region called the amygdala, an ar..
HAMBURG About 21,000 turkeys are being culled after a case of H5N8 bird flu was found on another German farm, authorities said on Wednesday, as the disease spreads across Europe. T..
There's no safe drinking water for four million people in and around Damascus; Fighting putting the Syrian capital's main spring out of action in late December. But on Wednesday, t..
ZURICH Jan 11 The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.2 percent higher at 8,467 points on Wednesday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer. The following are so..
BEIRUT A Syrian provincial governor said on Wednesday the government and rebels had agreed on a plan to repair damage to a spring in the Wadi Barada area that supplies water to the..
Live Science
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As we get older, our brain cells show changes, and now a new study finds that certain changes happen so reliably that by themselves they can reveal a person's age. In the study, re..
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, told reporters on Jan. 10 that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to chair a commission on vaccine safety, CNN reported. While ..
The rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) is now the first bumblebee species to receive protections under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The listing of the bee species was fin..
How healthy are people in the U.S.? A new federal report shows that although the country has made progress in some areas, such as increasing how much exercise people get and loweri..
A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision loss.  Researchers used s..
Medical News Today
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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disorder that becomes worse over time. It involves a gradual loss of memory, as well as changes in behavior, thinking, and languag..
Memory loss is a key characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, which is a condition that affects more than 5.4 million people in the United States. In a new study, researchers report ..
Reducing people's salt intake by 10 percent over 10 years through "soft regulation" strategies that combine food industry targets and public education would be extremely cost effec..
White blood cells are vital components of the blood. Their role is to fight infection, and they are essential for health and well-being. If a person has a high white blood cell cou..
Every year in the United States, more than 795,000 people have a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Furthermore, the United Kingdom's Stroke Assoc..
Miami Herald
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Each January, the March of Dimes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national groups come together to focus on birth defects and their prevention during Natio..
Almond bark candy and Twinkies have been recalled because they were made with possibly tainted milk powder. Publix has been at the forefront in a procession of recalls over the pas..
It may all be in your telomeres. A book co-authored by a 2009 Nobel Prize winner says that those shoelace-looking things at the end of your chromosomes determine how and when you b..
Age, those lucky enough to maintain a youthful look believe, is just a number. Now scientists say that old saw may be true. A simple blood test that tracks biomarker signatures sho..
---. ---. ---. Murder. As part of their job, moderators for social websites have to view some of the most disturbing videos and photos on the internet. Once ..
ABC News
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The Golden Globe-winning actor Charlie Sheen opened up about his diagnosis of HIV, saying he feels like he's "carrying the torch" for others battling the disease that causes AIDS. ..
A Chicago high school shut down for a second day Wednesday after a suspected outbreak of norovirus sickened some 800 students and 50 staff, school officials said. "While a clinical..
Doctors and members of the medical community are raising concern after President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has advocated for parental opt-out provisio..
These are the prepared remarks from President Obama's farewell speech in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017. The remarks as delivered may vary. It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Mic..
CBS News
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ATLANTA -- Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016..
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vaccinati..
Common ancestry, common culture, common environment — all these factors contribute to the genomes of individuals of the same ethnic groups.  Now, for the first time, researche..
Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdo..
Forbes
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The American Medical Association and a parade of doctor groups Tuesday night blasted the idea that a new commission on vaccine safety was needed. Amid a flurry of reports out of Tr..
Back in 2012, a press release was issued by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which had profound medical implications for treating arthritic pain in..
Solar orbiters are great ways for studying the Sun, and are part of how we've learned so much about our Solar System's greatest natural energy source. Image credit: ESA, via http:/..
The drug industry is just wrapping up what looked like an upbeat week here at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, where all of the healthcare industry's biggest..
Los Angeles Times
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A bobcat in Simi Valley with a severe case of the skin disease mange has died, the National Park Service said Wednesday. Bobcat 332, a 3-year-old male that Santa Monica Mountains p..
Scientific ignorance never lies very deep beneath the claims of the anti-vaccine movement. Many of its adherents still claim there’s a connection between childhood vaccines an..
The chicken industry pushed back Wednesday against a growing campaign to move away from breeding larger birds that bulk up quickly, saying the “slow-growth” movement would use more..
Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House. --- It’s good to be home.  My fell..
The Seattle Times
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs, marking the first time the Asian country has sought t..
PEOPLE growing old in the U.S. face mind boggling out-of-pocket health care costs. Most (70 percent) will require long-term support services, costing on average $45,000 a year. Som..
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s top health official is facing calls for investigation of whether his stock picks were guided by insider ..
Anyone can potentially develop an eating disorder if they are genetically predisposed. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 20 million women and 10 millio..
WPLG Local 10
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(CNN) - President Jimmy Carter wants to outlive Guinea worm disease. With a grin on his face, twinkle in his eyes and pep in his step, the 92-year-old former president sat down to ..
(CNN) - An Illinois high school has canceled classes for a second day due to a stomach virus affecting nearly a third of its 2,500 students. About 800 students at St. Charles East ..
(CNN) - Americans are scarfing down more and more low-calorie sweeteners, and researchers are raising some concerns. The consumption of low-calorie sweeteners jumped a whopping 200..
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President-elect Donald Trump met with notable anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Tuesday, further stoking unfounded fears about vaccine safety and effi..
ABC7 News
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A Chicago high school shut down for a second day Wednesday after a suspected outbreak of norovirus sickened some 800 students and 50 staff, school officials said. "While a clinical..
Doctors and members of the medical community are raising concern after President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has advocated for parental opt-out provisio..
These are the prepared remarks from President Obama's farewell speech in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017. The remarks as delivered may vary. It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Mic..
BBC News
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The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests. In a study of 300 people, those with ..
People over 50 are being advised to avoid caffeine after lunchtime to get a good night's sleep. A report for the charity Age UK says sleeping soundly gets harder as we age but gett..
As parts of China continue to be engulfed by choking smog, many are turning to traditional Chinese medicine to combat the pollution's effect on their health. One practice that has ..
Health Canal
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Not so, according to a University of Michigan study that shows that less than 2 percent of customers regret receiving such information, and only about 1 percent say they are harmed..
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan have shown that retinal transplants derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can restore visual ..
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Children continue to be underrepresented in drug and medical research, making them less likely to receive personalized health-care treatments for life-threat..
Nature World News
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It seems Earth and climate science is not the only one to take a fatal blow during Trump's administration as the health and medicine sector showed their concern over the president-..
Getting fillings can be a nightmare. Now you might not have to, thanks to the work of a group of researchers at the King's College London. According to an official report from the ..
Everyone is sure to have tried methods and techniques to fight stress and anxiety. They may not be helpful in some cases, but finding ways to manage stress generates a lot of relie..