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 2018-10-17 08:52 

AP

Officials issue alert after rabid cat found in Miami-Dade...

MIAMI (AP) — Florida health officials have issued a 60-day alert in Miami-Dade County after a second cat tested positive for rabies this year....

 2018-10-17 08:51 

Men's Health News

The 13 Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers...

Whether his spirt of choice is single-malt scotch, a nice bourbon, or a blended malt, these whiskey gifts are sure to please any whiskey lover....

 2018-10-17 08:30 

Medical Daily

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Health Benefits And Sources...

Many studies have highlighted the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. How much do we know about the benefits of these essential fats?...

 2018-10-17 08:20 

Men's Health News

Carve Up Your Core With This Simple Ab Exercise...

SoulCycle Master Instructor Charlee Atkins demonstrates the ab weaver exercise, a core workout that allows you to train on a different plane....

 2018-10-17 08:00 

CBC

Canada's giant public health 'experiment' with legalized cannabis begins...

Experts say making marijuana legal will help yield much needed insight into the drug's health effects — both positive and negative....

 2018-10-17 07:31 

ABC News (US)

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62 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated reported AFM cases....

 2018-10-17 07:05 

Reuters

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China minister urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic...

China's vice agriculture minister Yu Kangzhen said on Wednesday local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms in their efforts to control the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever....

 2018-10-17 07:00 

Medical News Today

Using Facebook to predict depression...

Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts....

 2018-10-17 06:47 

Reuters

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China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Liaoning province...

China reported another new African swine fever outbreak in the city of Panjin in Liaoning province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday....

 2018-10-17 06:39 

Men's Health News

How to Tell if Your Partner Is Totally Checked Out...

If your relationship feels robotic, you might be dating an emotionally unavailable partner. Here are signs of emotional unavailability — and how to fix it in your relationship....

 2018-10-17 05:48 

Medical Daily

Human Life Expectancy In 2040: How It Could Change In 20 Years...

A new report predicted future health scenarios by ranking countries in terms of projected life expectancy. The U.S. may see the biggest drop among high-income countries....

 2018-10-17 05:48 

Men's Health News

'A Star Is Born' Shows How Damaging Tinnitus Can Be. Here's How to Avoid It....

In 'A Star Is Born,' musician Jackson Maine struggles with both tinnitus and hearing loss. Here's how to prevent the conditions from happening to you....

 2018-10-17 05:44 

Reuters

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Why it's so hard to diagnose Zika...

When a Zika epidemic was at its height in the Americas two years ago, diagnostics makers began working feverishly to create diagnostic tests for a virus that few in the U.S. had heard of....

 2018-10-17 05:44 

Reuters

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Zika in Africa: Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola...

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control....

 2018-10-17 05:35 

Reuters

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Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair...

Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children....

 2018-10-17 05:35 

AP

Louisiana's first legal medical marijuana crop to be picked...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first legal crop of medical marijuana in Louisiana is set to be harvested this week....

 2018-10-17 05:23 

AP

Pima County officials accept grant to reduce chronic disease...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a one-year, $762,865 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at reducing chronic diseases preva......

 2018-10-17 05:09 

AP

Health officials declare end of mumps outbreak in Hawaii...

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials say the statewide outbreak of mumps has ended....

 2018-10-17 04:35 

AP

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace...

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it....

 2018-10-17 03:26 

ABC News (US)

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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-10-17 02:44 

ABC News (US)

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US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-10-17 01:23 

AP

Alabama governor disputes assertion she had mini-stroke...

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's doctor confirmed Tuesday that she was hospitalized during a 2015 trip to Colorado but Ivey disputed a statement from the state's former top law enfor......

 2018-10-16 23:48 

AP

Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit...

DENVER (AP) — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to ......

 2018-10-16 23:44 

AP

New Mexico concerned about contamination at US air base...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Chemicals associated with firefighting foam once used at a U.S. Air Force base in eastern New Mexico have been detected in groundwater on and near the military installation......

 2018-10-16 23:30 

CDC

Transcript for CDC Update on Flaccid Myelitis...

CDC Telebriefing: Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the U.S....

 2018-10-16 22:29 

Reuters

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Most older adults would willingly take fewer medicines...

(Reuters Health) - Most elderly patients taking multiple prescription medications would be willing to reduce their daily pill regimen to minimize their risk of side effects like falls or dangerous drug interactions, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-10-16 22:29 

Reuters

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Untreated hearing loss tied to cognitive decline in older adults...

(Reuters Health) - While age-related hearing loss has long been linked to cognitive decline, a UK study suggests hearing aids may help minimize the risk of problems like impaired memory or executive function....

 2018-10-16 21:23 

Reuters

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U.S. folic acid supplementation effort may not be reaching Hispanic women...

(Reuters Health) - Corn masa flour and tortillas sold in U.S. grocery stores may not be fortified with folic acid, which means a government effort to help reduce birth defects among Hispanic babies may not be working as intended, a small study suggests....

 2018-10-16 21:22 

Reuters

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Cost of blood pressure drug surges in U.S. after recall...

Prices for two dosages of the blood pressure drug valsartan rose more than any other drug in the United States in September, following a recall of much of the drug's supply....

 2018-10-16 21:21 

Reuters

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Minnesota accuses insulin makers of deceptive drug pricing...

Minnesota's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin....

 2018-10-16 20:39 

AP

Keith Ellison's ex-wife: Nothing in divorce file on abuse...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-wife said Tuesday that the divorce records set to be released this week contain sensitive information about her mental health but no indication......

 2018-10-16 20:29 

Medscape

Schizophrenia in Youth Not a Neurodegenerative Illness...

Young patients with schizophrenia experience cognitive impairment prior to the onset of psychotic symptoms, but their neurodevelopmental trajectory is comparable to that of healthy control persons. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-16 20:23 

AP

New Mexico officials warn of troubling mosquito species...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and local health officials say a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses has been found along the Rio Grande in the Albuquerque area....

 2018-10-16 20:23 

Medscape

'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives...

Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment? Medscape...

 2018-10-16 18:58 

Reuters

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Restless legs syndrome linked with risk for suicidal thoughts...

(Reuters Health) - People with restless legs syndrome may be more likely to think about suicide or to actually make plans to take their own lives, compared to people without the troublesome condition, a new study suggests....

 2018-10-16 18:57 

Medscape

Psychogenic Death: Why Do Healthy People Give Up on Life?...

A new report examines psychogenic death and hypothesizes that it follows a trajectory of progressive demotivation that may end in the death of physically healthy individuals. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-16 18:23 

Medscape

Novel Initiative Taps Power of Black Churches to Control HTN...

The key here is linking high-risk patients with hypertension to health messages from 'a very trusted source,' a study author says. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-16 17:00 

Medical News Today

What's the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain?...

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, some people with UC experience joint pain. Joint pain usually occurs with flare-ups and disappears during remission. Learn more about the link...

 2018-10-16 17:00 

Medical News Today

Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know...

Sometimes, medications for ulcerative colitis do not adequately control the symptoms, and a person may need surgery. Learn about the types of procedure and what to expect....

 2018-10-16 17:00 

Medical News Today

Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?...

Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person's risk of some serious complications. Learn more here....

 2018-10-16 16:29 

Reuters

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FDA approves Pfizer's drug for advanced breast cancer...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it approved Pfizer Inc's drug for an advanced form of breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation....

 2018-10-16 16:05 

CDC

CDC Telebriefing: Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the U.S....

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States....

 2018-10-16 16:05 

CDC

CDC Telebriefing: Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the U.S....

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States....

 2018-10-16 16:00 

Medical News Today

How endurance exercise affects your gut bacteria...

A new study details the beneficial effects of a 6-week endurance exercise program on the gut bacterial composition of women who were overweight....

 2018-10-16 15:56 

Reuters

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J&J beats profit estimates, lifts outlook on pharma unit strength...

Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected third quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast on Tuesday as increased demand for cancer drugs and immune disorder treatments powered strong results for its pharmaceutical unit....

 2018-10-16 15:50 

NY Times

Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season...

A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country....

 2018-10-16 15:30 

Medscape

High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm...

Older adults who intentionally harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide, yet are often not referred for mental health services. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-10-16 15:08 

AP

Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb....

 2018-10-16 15:06 

AP

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics...

SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weig......

 2018-10-16 15:00 

Medscape

Children in ED Get Unnecessary Imaging for Bronchiolitis...

Despite recommendations against radiography for suspected bronchiolitis, patients continued to receive unnecessary imaging, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

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