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Measuring neutrophil motility could lead to accurate sepsis diagnosis

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A microfluidic device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator...

Human influence on climate change will fuel more extreme heat waves in US

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Human-caused climate change will drive more extreme summer heat waves in the western US, including in California and the Southwest as early as 2020, new research shows.

Single steroid-bronchodilator treatment for control and rescue improves persistent asthma

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When it comes to treating teens and adults with persistent asthma, using a single corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator treatment for both daily asthma control and for rescue relief during sudden asthma attacks is more effective than taking separate medications for daily control and rescu...

Young Blood: Magic or Medicine?

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Recent scientific studies have claimed, almost vampire-like, that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Where do these claims come from? Do they stack up?

New report examines scientific evidence on safety and quality of abortion care in US

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While legal abortions in the US are safe, the likelihood that women will receive the type of abortion services that best meet their needs varies considerably depending on where they live, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In addition, the report...

Personalized nutrition on the rise in the sports and fitness community / Edsel Cook - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) From hobbyists to Olympic athletes to coaches, more and more members of the sports and fitness community are embracing personalized nutrition, reported a NutraIngredients article. Companies like Nestlé and Campbell’s Soup are investing millions of dollars into the rapidly-expan...

For Compulsive Hair Pullers And Skin Pickers, There Is Need For More Help

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This writer has struggled with compulsive hair pulling and skin picking since she was young. For her and others who suffer, there are only mildly effective treatments, though new efforts are underway.(Image credit: Isabel Seliger for NPR)

17 Billion? How the CDC Estimated How Many Binge Drinks US Downs Each Year

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U.S. adults consume more than 17 billion alcoholic drinks during binges each year. But how did researchers calculate this?

Circulatory System: Facts, Function & Diseases

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The human circulatory system keeps blood, oxygen and nutrients flowing through the body.

New treatment for Parkinson’s is nonsurgical AND reduces need for meds; focused ultrasound will treat symptoms noninvasively / David Williams - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) The treatment of Parkinson’s disease can be highly problematic. More often than not, those who are suffering from Parkinson’s need to be subjected to surgical forms of treatment and take a number of different meds that can help keep things under control. But it looks like thing...

Landmark Report Concludes Abortion In U.S. Is Safe

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The report says many state laws that make it harder for women to get abortions don't...

Who benefits from biomedical science?

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If we want to improve how research tackles the world’s health problems, we need to be honest about our current priorities. Ismael Ràfols and Jack Stilgoe report on new data showing the imbalance.The world spends more than US$240bn every year on biomedical research and development. For pharmace...

Financial Side Effects From A Prescription For Toenail Fungus

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A prescription for a drug called Kerydin depleted one woman's health reimbursement account without her even knowing it. When should health care providers broach costs with patients?(Image credit: Cheryl Diaz Meyer for KHN)

GreenMedInfo blows the lid on SOYLENT, a cocktail of GMOs, chemical "vitamins" and questionable ingredients / Mike Adams - - Reading time 10 mins - Share :
(Natural News) As a general rule, anything promoted by the status quo is probably toxic to your mental or physical health. At the same time, natural health solutions that really work — herbal medicine, Chinese Medicine, superfoods, etc. — are systematically attacked and smeared. That helps ex...

The FDA Wants to Take Nicotine Out of Tobacco. How Do You Do That?

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The FDA is taking steps to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes. But exactly how do you take the nicotine out of tobacco?
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Herbal blend that includes horsetail found to reduce urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, without the side effects of prescriptions / Isabelle Z. - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) If you suffer from urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, you’re probably losing patience with the frequent bathroom visits and night awakenings this condition can cause. Perhaps you’ve tried prescription drugs to no avail, or you’re not willing to take on their risks. N...

People with chemical sensitivities are like ‘human canaries’

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One in four Americans reports chemical sensitivity. Nearly half of this group has received a medical diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivities, which refers to suffering health problems from exposure to common chemical products and pollutants such as insect spray, paint, cleaning supplies, fra...
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Compound scores key win in battle against antibiotic resistance

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Researchers at Oregon State University have made a key advance in the fight against drug resistance, crafting a compound that genetically neutralizes a widespread bacterial pathogen's ability to thwart antibiotics.

Elevated lead in private wells could pose health risks

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Since the Flint Water Crisis in Michigan, concern in the US over lead in drinking water has increased. Information about water from private wells has been limited because such wells are exempt from the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act, the 1986 Lead Ban and the 2011 Reduction of Lead in Drinking Wate...

Key drivers of high US healthcare spending identified

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The major drivers of high healthcare costs in the US appear to be higher prices for nearly everything -- from physician and hospital services to diagnostic tests to pharmaceuticals -- and administrative complexity.

Startup wants to upload your brain to the cloud, but has to kill you to do it

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Nectome offers to preserve grey matter through ‘vitrifixation’ process tested on rabbits – but doesn’t have a method for uploading brains yetA US startup is promising to upload customers’ brains to the cloud using a pioneering technique it has trialled on rabbits. The only catch, accord...

For Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities, Many Medical Schools Come Up Short

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A national survey finds medical schools should do more to help doctors with disabilities thrive. While some schools do make needed accommodations, others need to take basic steps to help.(Image credit: Courtesy of Feranmi Okanlami)

People desperate for relief from autoimmune and bowel diseases are trying DIY fecal transplants – with disastrous results / Zoey Sky - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Various health trends come and go depending on how effective they are, but here’s one for the books: experts are warning people against DIY fecal transplants, which can reportedly address autoimmune and bowel diseases. This dangerous trend can increase an individual’s risk of ...

Starts TODAY: The Oral Health Summit's eye-opening interview with the Health Ranger / Mike Adams - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
(Natural News) The Holistic Oral Health Summit begins today, and it features interviews with dozens of experts in holistic dentistry and oral health. I was interviewed for the summit to discuss links between oral health and chronic degenerative disease, and this particular interview is getting a ...

Why cosmetics laws need a makeover: Contaminated personal care products are harming consumers / Ethan Huff - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) It’s been far too long since the federal laws that govern cosmetics safety have been revisited and revised by lawmakers. Thousands of new chemicals, many of which are harming people, have been added to the ingredients lineup since the last time the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati...

4 personal care products you can pitch in the trash (and replace with something much better) / Derek Henry - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) It can be a tough pill to swallow to discover that nearly everything we have been eating, drinking, breathing, and putting on our skin has been laced with toxic ingredients that have zero value for our bodies. However, it’s even tougher to deal with the fall-out of these poisons ...

How To Get People To See A Doctor When They Don't Want To

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A new study looks at why the Tsimane people of Bolivia often avoid seeking medical care — and what might change their minds.(Image credit: Michael Gurven/The UC Santa Barbara Current)

Could living at high altitude increase suicide risk? Evidence suggests possible treatments, reports Harvard Review of Psychiatry

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High-altitude areas -- particularly the US intermountain states -- have increased rates of suicide and depression, suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

The Genius Within review – a smart look at boosting our brains

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove David Adam explores the history of intelligence and ways to improve his own, raising...

Depression among new mothers is finally getting some attention

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Scientists search new mothers’ minds for clues to postpartum depression.

Severe Shortage Of Psychiatrists Exacerbated By Lack Of Federal Funding

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The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, which put a cap on federal funding for medical residency programs, is contributing to a growing shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S. (Image credit: Sally Elford/Getty Images/Ikon Images)

Why Potentially Dodgy Diabetes Drugs Dominate in India

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Indian drugmakers like to come up with combos — two meds in one pill. They can make more money that way. And they say it's easier for patients to take one pill than two. But is there a downside?(Image credit: Sara Hylton/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Most teens still visit pediatricians—but they deserve doctors trained to treat them

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Health An adolescent health specialist explains what it means to understand teens. Teenagers make up 13 percent of the U.S., and most see pediatricians for their health needs. But experts say teens need doctors trained to work with adolescents.

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But there are warnings to heed.

Researchers call for large-scale scientific investigation into fake news

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The indictment of 13 Russians in the operation of a "troll farm" that spread false i...

23andMe can now test for BRCA mutations. Here's what you need to know.

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Health There's only so much the test can actually tell you about breast cancer. You can buy your BRCA test online and get results a few months later—without seeing a genetic counselor or doctor. But it's not quite as easy as it sounds.

Can we make heart attacks less deadly?

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This innovation could save thousands of people

US cancer network recommending expensive drugs based on weak evidence, study finds

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Study raises concerns about National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which publishes guidelines for American oncologistsGuidelines for American oncologists often recommend expensive and harmful cancer drugs for patients based on “weak evidence”, according to a new study in the British Medical J...

One year posttransplant, recipients of hepatitis C kidneys disease-free

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove In a small study, doctors have successfully transplanted 10 hepatitis C-infected kid...

Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The market is flooded with 28 different medications for just 20,000 patients with th...

Rare Disease Week Through a New Lens: Having a Common Disease, Breast Cancer

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0000-0002-8715-2896 It’s Rare Disease Week, and this year I’m thinking about it in a new way. My experience with breast cancer has been so different from the diagnostic odysseys that rare disease families traverse. While