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Louisiana launching medical marijuana after years of waiting 2019-08-06 08:20:12Louisiana is becoming the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to the

Philippines declares dengue outbreak a national epidemic 2019-08-06 07:28:41The Philippines' Department of Health has declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic.

Class action lawsuit filed against UCLA gynecologist 2019-08-06 01:35:56Two women say in a federal class action lawsuit they were sexually assaulted by a former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los

Study finds more edible pot among Colorado teen 2019-08-05 18:05:22New research has found some Colorado teenagers who use marijuana are shifting away from smoking it in favor of edible products

Medical tech executive pleads guilty in embezzlement case 2019-08-05 17:22:26A former medical technology executive accused of stealing more than $5 million from his firm has been sentenced to up to 16 years in prison

Experts: Mental illness not main driver of mass 2019-08-05 17:21:12President Trump's focus on "mentally ill monsters" oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the part of eas

3 charged in case of pregnant teen made 2019-08-05 08:50:31Three people have been charged in the case of a sexually abused teen forced to drink turpentine in an attempt to end her pregnancy

New Zealand government plans to ease abortion restrictions 2019-08-05 03:24:59New Zealand's government plans changes to the country's abortion laws by treating the procedure as a health issue rather than a crime

Aide: Sen Mitch McConnell trips, breaks shoulder in 2019-08-04 17:32:57A spokesman for Mitch McConnell says the Senate majority leader has tripped outside his home in Kentucky and fractured his shoulder

France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, 2019-08-04 17:14:12Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them

UK's Johnson pledges $2.2B more to public health 2019-08-04 11:33:14Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will pump an additional 1.8 billion pounds into the National Health Service.

Virginia's top mental health official dies after crash 2019-08-02 18:26:52The top mental health official in Virginia has died from injuries he suffered in a three-car traffic accident in which an 18-year-old woman was killed

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Philippines Declares a National Dengue Epidemic 2019-08-06 07:43:33At least 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne illness this year, officials said.

How Sumo Taught Me to Love the Gym 2019-08-06 05:30:47I wasn’t going to lose weight — I liked my fat body — but I wanted to harness the strength and power behind the weight.

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients 2019-08-06 02:30:05Duodenoscopes have sickened hundreds of patients in hospital outbreaks. Now some experts are demanding the devices be redesigned or taken off the mark

Deadly Germ Research Is Shut Down at Army 2019-08-06 01:47:08Problems with disposal of dangerous materials led the government to suspend research at the military’s leading biodefense center.

What Drives People to Mass Shootings? 2019-08-06 01:08:52There may be as many explanations as there are killers. But over the decades, scientists have seen some patterns emerge.

Cancer Treatment at the End of Life 2019-08-06 01:05:26Too often, people with incurable cancers pursue therapy beyond any hope of benefit — except, perhaps, to the pockets of Big Pharma.

Living Near Oil and Gas Wells Tied to 2019-08-06 01:04:11Other studies have linked living near gas and oil sites to premature births, smaller babies, migraines and fatigue.

Anemia May Increase Dementia Risk 2019-08-06 01:03:54Having hemoglobin levels that are low, or high, are tied to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss 2019-08-06 01:03:21In a study, people who worked out before noon lost more weight, on average, than those who typically exercised after 3 p.m.

A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer’s. Should You 2019-08-06 01:00:17One expert warns of “unintended downsides,” including overuse of only modestly effective medications.

States Clash With Cities Over Potential Opioids Settlement 2019-08-06 00:49:01As lawyers for cities and counties push a plan for a nationwide settlement of opioid lawsuits, states push back, saying they should lead the way.

A New Sponsor for Allyson Felix 2019-08-05 17:52:56The women’s sports apparel company Athleta announced it is sponsoring the Olympic sprinter, who went public about her dispute with Nike, her pre

Scientific American: Health

Fans May Be Okay for Muggy Days--but Avoid 2019-08-05 17:00:00New research contradicts conventional wisdom on fan use during heat waves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cancer Research in a Nutshell 2019-08-05 12:00:00A website called OncoBites offers short, easy-to-understand reports on what’s new in the field -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Darwin's Ideas on Evolution Drive a Radical New 2019-08-05 08:00:00Principles of evolution and natural selection drive a radical new approach to drugs and prevention strategies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cancer Medicine Is Failing Us 2019-08-04 15:00:00Our aggressive, expensive approach to cancer is doing more harm than good -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

London Is Crawling with Drug-Resistant Microbes 2019-08-03 17:45:00Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin and er

Can Psychiatry Heal Itself? 2019-08-03 15:00:00A Harvard historian urges psychiatrists to focus less on making money and more on helping patients -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Do Amino Acids Build Bigger Muscles? 2019-08-03 09:00:00Amino acids enhance workout performance, promote recovery, and help build muscle. But do we need to buy supplements to keep on hand during workouts? -

A Year In, the Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak Continues 2019-08-02 09:30:00Despite vaccination and treatment efforts, the epidemic in Central Africa has resulted in 1,700 deaths and counting -- Read more on ScientificAmerican

Is a Vegetarian Diet Bad for Your Brain? 2019-08-02 09:30:00If creatine is important for brain functioning and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on

We're Starting to Harness the Microbiome to Treat 2019-08-01 19:30:00But strong regulation is a must to protect patient safety -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mind the Staph: London Is Crawling with Antibiotic-Resistant 2019-08-01 09:00:00The bacteria are not a major threat, but they could transfer their resistance to more dangerous pathogens -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

AI Can Predict Kidney Failure Days in Advance 2019-07-31 15:00:00A new program could save lives in hospitals, where kidney injury is one of the most common causes of death -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Researchers 'Spin' Clinical Trial Findings in Top Psych 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Researchers 'Spin' Clinical Trial Findings in Top Psych Journals: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Revie

Health Tip: Managing Arthritis of the Hands 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Health Tip: Managing Arthritis of the HandsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

AHA News: Common Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: AHA News: Common Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk of Fatal Heart ConditionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Edi

Some Transgender Women May Be Able to Make 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Some Transgender Women May Be Able to Make SpermCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Drug Approved to Treat Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Drug Approved to Treat Tenosynovial Giant Cell TumorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00

In Heat Waves, Fans May Do More Harm 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: In Heat Waves, Fans May Do More Harm Than GoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Explaining, Easing the Horror of Mass Shootings for 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Explaining, Easing the Horror of Mass Shootings for Your KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019

3 Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: 3 Ways to Improve Your Eating HabitsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Rugby-Style Tackling Might Make Football Safer 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Rugby-Style Tackling Might Make Football SaferCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Smoking Creates Long-Lasting Risk for Clogged Leg Arteries 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Smoking Creates Long-Lasting Risk for Clogged Leg ArteriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:

Football Head Trauma Linked Again to Long-Term Brain 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Football Head Trauma Linked Again to Long-Term Brain DamageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12

Health Tip: Benefits of Yoga 2019-08-07 03:00:00Title: Health Tip: Benefits of YogaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM


West Nile virus confirmed in Los Angeles county 2019-08-06 08:32:07Two residents in Los Angeles County in California have been infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, marking the county’s first confirm

Man mistakenly circumcised at hospital, receives roughly $24,000 2019-08-05 14:38:46Sometimes, saying sorry just isn’t enough.

For stroke treatment, even 15 minutes can make 2019-08-05 05:00:12A new study is reporting that people who are treated more quickly after having a stroke — in many cases, just 15 minutes faster — have sig

How an Argentine woman gave birth while in 2019-08-04 05:00:13She was almost six months pregnant at the time of her accident.

Ohio city's ban on hiring smokers, vapers could 2019-08-04 03:18:20More bad news for smokers and vapers: The city of Dayton, Ohio, says it will no longer hire anyone who uses nicotine or tobacco.

Idaho girl, 9, dies after freak accident, organs 2019-08-03 13:18:33A 9-year-old girl from Idaho died Thursday night, just three days after her head was impaled by a piece of reinforcement bar in a freak accident. 

Twin girls conjoined at head successfully separated by 2019-08-03 11:02:14The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were reported to be in stable condition following the procedure.

When it's not sunburn: What to know about 2019-08-03 05:00:27Around 1 in 5 people experience an itchy, red rash from sun exposure.

New blood test for Alzheimer's can accurately predict 2019-08-02 13:00:14Researchers say the test would analyze the levels of specific amyloid proteins, believed to be an indicator of Alzheimer’s.

FDA approves Keytruda as treatment for specific type 2019-08-02 10:01:13The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment.

7 myths about infertility 2019-08-02 05:00:21There is so much information available on infertility, yet much of it is patently false or misleading.

Ohio woman with dog lick infection has legs, 2019-08-01 14:33:39An Ohio business owner’s speedy downward spiral to near-death began innocently enough – with an affectionate lick on her arm by her pet do

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Researchers may have found a way to block 2019-08-05 17:12:51 Researchers at Georgia State University say blocking uptake of the mineral zinc by the bacterial pathogen that causes gonorrhea could prevent infecti

Study: Opioid recovery requires more treatment than alcohol 2019-08-05 16:10:30 People addicted to drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids have a harder time kicking the habit than those addicted to alcohol, according

Transgender women can regain fertility, study shows 2019-08-05 11:53:49 A case study shows that transgender women treated with hormone therapy can produce viable sperm if treatment is stopped.

Artificial intelligence may be able to pinpoint atrial 2019-08-02 16:13:43 With 90 percent accuracy, researchers were able to detect atrial fibrillation using artificial intelligence-guided EKG, according to a new study.

Female doctors trade work hours for family time 2019-08-02 15:53:42 More and more women doctors are cutting work hours or leaving the medical profession altogether to spend time with their families, findings show.

High insulin levels may bring on pancreatic cancer 2019-08-02 12:36:55 Researchers bred mice that were genetically unable to produce excess insulin with mice susceptible to cancer development. The resulting mice had the

Urban overdose deaths overtake rural deaths for first 2019-08-02 09:20:36 Drug overdose deaths in urban counties surpassed those in rural counties in 2016 and continued through 2017, according to a report from the National

Study: 90 percent of youth gun deaths are 2019-08-01 16:45:34 About 90 percent of firearm deaths among young people up to age 17 comes from assault or suicide, according to new research suggesting that not enoug

Death risk higher for cancer patients with HIV 2019-08-01 15:56:49 Older people with HIV and either breast or prostate cancer have higher death rates than HIV-negative people with those same cancers.

MRI may predict which depression patients respond best 2019-08-01 13:03:14 Currently, only 45 percent of people with depression respond positively to cognitive-behavioral therapy, but conducting fMRIs on patients could help

Stress may drive up death risk in cervical 2019-08-01 09:57:18 Patients with cervical cancer and a stress disorder had a 55 percent higher risk of dying from the disease than those without a disorder, new researc

CBD, hemp industries to highlight new ideas at 2019-08-01 07:00:07 Emerging industries related to cannabidiol and hemp are struggling to navigate rapid change as they prepare to meet at a USA CBD Expo in Miami Beach

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