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Experts call for more regulation amidst painkiller ‘epidemic’

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:35pm
The American Academy of Neurology has shifted its stance on who should receive prescription painkillers and how doctors should be held accountable, reported Medical News Today.
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Antioxidant found in wine may help fight acne-causing bacteria, researchers say

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:04pm
Wine drinkers, rejoice! Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that an antioxidant derived from grapes -- and also found in wine -- inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria.  
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Find out if your doctor takes payments from drug companies

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:30pm
When you walk into your doctor’s office and see clipboards and pens emblazoned with brand names of drugs, do you ever wonder just how much money he or she is getting from pharmaceutical companies...
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5 coffee myths debunked

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:26pm
The National Coffee Association estimates roughly 83 percent of adults in the U.S. drink coffee. Some people consider coffee drinking a bad habit, but here we debunk 5 myths about coffee that say otherwise
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NYPD officers use life-saving spray to revive overdose victim

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:37pm
New York Police Department officers used anti-overdose spray to save the life of a 26-year-old man who had overdosed on painkillers Saturday, SILive.com reported.
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To eat this 8,000-calorie breakfast, you'll need to sign a waiver

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:14pm
Think you're a big eater?
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Missouri boy battling terminal cancer scores touchdown in first game

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:12am
A six-year-old Missouri boy battling terminal cancer served as captain of a local football team last weekend, and scored a touchdown with the help of some teammates.
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Forget enterovirus: RSV kills kids

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:07am
Enterovirus-68—a respiratory illness for which there's no specific treatment, according to the CDC—has sent hundreds of people (mostly kids) to the hospital nationwide: By last count, there were 443 cases reported in 40 states, NBC News notes.
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New cancer drugs promise improved treatments, but come at a high cost

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:51am
A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern.
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Beer flavonoid may boost brain power

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:24am
A compound found in hops— one of the basic ingredients of beer— is capable of improving memory and thought patterns in mice, reported Quartz.
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2-year-old girl becomes Atlanta hospital’s 300th heart transplant

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:16am
After waiting seven months for a transplant, a Georgia toddler finally has a new heart.
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Around the world, snacking replacing meals, says survey

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:04am
An increasing number of people are replacing meals with snacks, reported USA Today.
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3 tips for following low-carb diets

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:45am
Doesn't it seem like a new fad diet pops up every day? One may think that we would eventually run out of food combinations, but new trends just keep emerging.
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Caffeine-infused underwear not a weight loss aid, US regulators say

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:29am
Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U.S. regulators said on Monday.
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Studies criticize US medical device approval process

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:17am
Information on the safety and effectiveness of medical devices before and after they are cleared by U.S. health regulators can be improved, according to two new studies.
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Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity, study says

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:12am
Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.
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Colorado, CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:07am
U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus, state health officials said on Monday.
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Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:03am
First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.
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No-equipment workout moves to beat aging

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:00am
As we age, it’s even more important to keep in shape. Exercise can alleviate many ailments like osteoporosis, heart disease and even cancer.
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7 ways being single affects your health

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:00am
The link between relationship status and well-being is a complicated one.
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