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ADHD study links teens' symptoms with digital media use
The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.
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News Image Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:19:36 GMT
Bill Gates jump-starts research for an affordable test for Alzheimer's
Bill Gates joins a coalition of investors giving $30 million to find a "reliable, affordable" diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease.
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News Image Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:00:33 GMT
Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years
Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.
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News Image Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:26:04 GMT
What to ask when your child wants to use social media
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels scary when they think about their kids using it. Why is it such a potential pit of despair for parents?
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News Image Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:02:16 GMT
Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant
Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job.
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News Image Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:57:35 GMT
FDA approves first drug to treat smallpox
The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its approval of the first drug to treat smallpox.
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News Image Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:02:40 GMT
Crab meat from Venezuela may be contaminated, FDA says
The FDA is advising people to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela because of potential contamination by bacteria.
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News Image Sat, 14 Jul 2018 01:03:38 GMT
$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder
After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.62 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.
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News Image Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:33:03 GMT
Are 'breakthrough' drugs as safe as other FDA-approved medicines?
New research questions the quality of drugs given the "breakthrough therapy" designation by the US Food and Drug Administration. In late 2012, the FDA created this designation to speed the process for reviewing not-yet-approved experimental medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions.
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News Image Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:08:04 GMT
Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy.
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News Image Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:02:19 GMT
Drug users on probation can be required to remain drug-free, court rules
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that it was not cruel and unusual punishment to put a person who is on probation in jail after one positive test for drugs.
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News Image Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:12:09 GMT
Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights
The southern Indian state of Kerala announced this month that it would reserve places for transgender students in the state's higher education institutions, a move aimed at easing their stigmatization.
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News Image Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:46:22 GMT
Heat might really be getting to your brain
We might be able to blame the heat for our bad decisions: A small study published this week found that college students who lived in dorms without air conditioning during a heat wave did worse on cognitive assessments than students who had air conditioning.
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News Image Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:54:42 GMT
What would you write to your younger self?
How often do you think how different your life would be if you knew, when you were a teenager, what you know now?
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News Image Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:38:10 GMT
The greatest family travel scavenger hunt
What is the point of travel? Why do we spend our time and money seeing new places -- or old places in new ways? And why bother bringing our children along? What's in it for us, and them?
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News Image Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:49:42 GMT
After 18 deaths, Ireland changes cervical cancer screenings
Irene Teap was still bleeding. It had been 18 weeks since she had given birth to her youngest son, Oscar, but the blood kept coming.
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News Image Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:53:19 GMT
Government shuts down website for doctors searching for treatment guidelines
After Monday, the website for the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which provides access to guidelines for practicing medicine, will no longer be available to its users -- mostly doctors -- due to a lack of funding, according to an announcement posted on the site in April.
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News Image Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:31:26 GMT
McDonald's pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens
An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald's salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday.
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News Image Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:17:22 GMT
FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.
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News Image Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:46:16 GMT
Domestic abuse survivor fights her past in the ring
Casey Lynn takes a deep breath, pulls her boxing gloves to her mouth and uses her teeth to make one final adjustment before stepping into the ring.
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News Image Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:14:16 GMT
More than 500 Tennessee zipline visitors sick in stomach illness outbreak
An investigation continues into what has caused hundreds of visitors to a Tennessee zipline destination to suddenly develop gastrointestinal illness.
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News Image Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:55:18 GMT
They were waiting for an organ transplant. Then their program shut down
When the hospital called, Dustin Cuzick thought it might just be routine paperwork, but he had also been hoping for good news: that a friend had been cleared to donate a kidney for him.
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News Image Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:29:16 GMT
Wisconsin reports first death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever
An uncommon but potentially deadly disease is on the rise in the United States.
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News Image Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:13:17 GMT
Salmonella cases linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal reach 100
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June.
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News Image Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:45:50 GMT
A 5-year-old died from cancer but wrote his own obituary
Garrett Michael Matthias was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer nine months ago, but wrote his own obituary full of things he loved.
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News Image Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:35:58 GMT
Blood pressure linked to lesions, signs of Alzheimer's in autopsied brains
Older people with higher-than-average blood pressure have more markers of brain disease than their average-pressure peers, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. In particular, the researchers saw increased signs of brain infarcts, or areas of dead tissue caused by a block in the blood supply to the brain, when looking at postmortem tissue under a microscope.
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News Image Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:58:41 GMT
Stopping potential sexually transmitted superbug
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new treatment guidelines in an attempt to prevent the sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MGem or MG, from developing into a superbug.
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News Image Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:15:58 GMT
New Jersey man contracts deadly bacterial infection whilst crabbing
A New Jersey man who went into a river fishing for crabs returned with something else entirely: a deadly bacterial infection.
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News Image Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:29:20 GMT
Scientists discover world's oldest color. It's bright pink
The color of bubble gum, flamingos and cotton candy -- bright pink -- is the world's oldest color, according to a recent study.
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News Image Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:30:40 GMT
The filter creating bubbles of clean air in London
Airlabs co-founder Sophie Power has devised a filtration system to help Londoners breathe easy.
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