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Just One Pill for All Your Heart Health Needs? It's On the Way

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Imagine a single pill loaded with a battery of heart medications that you take once a day to cut your chances of heart attack,... Read more

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Push Stroke Patients Harder for Better Gains in Walking: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Stroke survivors can recover their walking ability faster through high-intensity step training than with less demanding rehab, a new... Read more

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CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese,... Read more

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HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled

THURSDAY, Aug. 22 -- While there's been a slight uptick in the number of American boys who get the HPV vaccine to help prevent certain cancers, a new study... Read more

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Large Opioid Rx After Heart, Lung Surgery Often Leads to Misuse: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- The more opioid painkillers that heart and lung surgery patients are prescribed, the more likely they are to become dependent on... Read more

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Mixing Marijuana With Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- As America continues to struggle with an opioid epidemic, marijuana has been suggested by some as a safer alternative to opioid... Read more

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CBD Is the Rage, But More Science Needed on Safety, Effectiveness

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Everywhere you look, CBD products are for sale, and they may hold promise for treating chronic pain, opioid addiction and other... Read more

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Cases of Lung Injury Tied to Vaping Keep Rising

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Chance Ammirata was a vaper for almost two years. But three weeks ago, the 18-year-old began to have trouble breathing. "I would... Read more

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Every Minute of Exercise Counts When It Comes to Longevity

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Exercise, even a little of it, can lengthen your life, a new study suggests. The Norwegian researchers also found that too much... Read more

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Why Diet Sodas Aren't the Answer for Your Sugary Drink Cravings

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- The health risks of sugary drinks, from juice to soda, are well known. They can lead to overweight and diabetes, stroke and other... Read more

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How to Protect Your Baby Against Eczema

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Using a rich moisturizer, even an inexpensive one like petroleum jelly, is one part of keeping eczema under control. Now researchers... Read more

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TB Cases Drop Among the Young, But Racial Disparities Persist

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- There's good and bad news in a new report on tuberculosis rates among American children and teens: Overall, the number of cases have... Read more

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Health Tip: Stay Healthy at Work

-- Low-stress, supportive workplaces are good for employee health, says Harvard Medical School. Employees who are stressed and overworked often develop... Read more

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Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Microplastics in Drinking Water Not a Health Risk:... Read more

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Health Tip: Risks of Secondhand Smoke

-- Secondhand smoke (SHS) has the same harmful chemicals that smokers inhale, says the American Cancer Society. Non-smokers who breathe SHS take in nicotine... Read more

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Fish Oil Not a Magic Pill Against Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- It would be welcome news to millions if fish oil supplements were proven to help prevent diabetes. But new research delivers very... Read more

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Dirty Air Is Deadly, Global Study Confirms

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Air pollution -- especially the fine particles that you breathe into your lungs -- can shorten your life, a global study... Read more

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Deep Brain 'Zap' Restores Vivid Memories to Alzheimer's Patients

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Could a pacemaker for the brain improve the memories of people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease? New research suggests it... Read more

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Selinexor Offers Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Patients with a form of blood cancer known as multiple myeloma who haven't responded to other therapies might have a new weapon... Read more

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AHA News: Meth and Heart Disease: A Deadly Crisis That's Largely Overlooked

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Although frequently overshadowed by the opioid epidemic, surging methamphetamine use nationally... Read more

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