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Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:04pm
The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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Economic downturn linked to uptick in suicide rates among adults

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:03pm
Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have climbed by nearly 40 percent since 1999, and a study published Friday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine links that uptick to the economic downturn of 2007 to 2009.
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Millions of young risk hearing loss from loud music, UN says

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:25am
The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music.
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How sleeping more than 8 hours per night could be bad for you

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:16am
Sleeping more than 8 hours a night?
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Cause of teen's headache turns out to be ... bullet fragment

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:13am
There was a shooting at Florida's Bethune-Cookman University Monday, and 19-year-old Juanye Jones thought he was grazed on the ear by a bullet.
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Man wins $2.5M drug suit after growing 46DD breasts

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:12am
A 20-year-old autistic man won a $2.5 million lawsuit against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Tuesday after his family and doctor say he developed 46DD breasts after taking an antipsychotic drug, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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FDA approves Actavis' reversible contraceptive device

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:52am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a hormonal contraceptive device on Friday that gives American women another reversible contraceptive choice as effective as sterilization.
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Texas girl, 4, wants to ‘shake off’ cancer with Taylor Swift

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:05am
A 4-year-old girl battling cancer in San Antonio, Tex., is checking off her bucket list with her mother, but she has just one wish left: to dance with Taylor Swift to her hit single “Shake It Off.”
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Ovarian Cycle aims to raise awareness of ‘silent killer,’ funds for cancer research

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:00am
When Kelly Williams was a junior in college, a sudden, unexpected diagnosis of ovarian cancer changed her life. Now, 13 years later, she’s involved with a nationwide fundraiser— Ovarian Cycle— to bring awareness and much-needed research support for the devastating disease.
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UnitedHealth places tighter controls on hysterectomies

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:40am
UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest health insurer in the United States, is placing tighter controls on its coverage of hysterectomies after a device called a morcellator was linked to the spread of undiagnosed cancer cells.
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Nasal flu vaccines may be safe for kids with egg allergies

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:29am
Nasal-spray flu vaccines appear to be safe for children over age two who have egg allergies or asthma, say UK researchers.
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Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August at earliest, WHO says

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:25am
An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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Data from largest US tobacco study shows high use of multiple products

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:21am
Preliminary results from the largest U.S. survey of tobacco consumption show a high number of people use multiple products, adding key data to the debate on the role of e-cigarettes in reducing harm from tobacco.
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Second commuter with measles prompts California transit warning

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:12am
Officials in Northern California are warning Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for a second time this month that they may have been exposed to measles on trains.
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Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:07am
The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu - fragile doses got too warm
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Should you email your doctor?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00am
You text your friends, shop online and probably use a banking app instead of visiting a teller. But are you willing to email your medical provider?
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Should you floss before or after you brush your teeth?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00am
It's not a question of if you should floss, but a matter of when. And correctly timing the daily habit can have a major impact on your dental health—here's what the experts have to say in SELF's March issue.
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Compound from Chinese medicinal herb shows promise for Ebola

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:22pm
A drug derived from a Chinese medicinal herb is showing promise for combating Ebola infection, effectively imprisoning the virus inside cells so it cannot do its usual damage, scientists said on Thursday.
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Multiple cups of coffee may reduce MS risk, study finds

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:00pm
Consuming multiple cups of coffee a day may reduce an individual’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), found researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
 
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When the fight isn't fair: Why losing to cancer isn’t a real failure

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:11pm
Last week I read an editorial written by a woman with Stage 4 breast cancer, the only type of breast cancer that kills.
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