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Healthy diet helps mobility as you age

A new study has found that healthy diet reduces a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older. "Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection...


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Intrusive parenting is harmful to children, study shows

A new five-year study has found that putting extra pressure on your kids to work hard in school in pursuit of good grades may affect their health and could cause damage to them. This parenting style is known...


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Scientists reveal shocking truth about cigarettes

A new study has revealed some alarming truth about cigarettes. The study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, found that cigarette smoke contains some 4,800 chemicals - many of them being carcinogens. According...


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N C Whitewater Park closes after deadly amoeba found

A popular water park in North Carolina on Friday suspended part of its operation after evidence of a brain-destroying amoeba was found by health officials in the water of the water park.


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Patient positioning could affect breast MRI accuracy

A new study has found that the positioning of a woman could influence the accuracy of breast MRI. The study done by a team of radiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests that MRI images taken before...


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'Love Hormone' gene key to healthy social life, study finds

A new study has found that lower activity of a specific gene may affect the social behavior of a person, including the ability to form healthy relationships. The researchers said the OXT gene is involved in the production...


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Free meals for doctors affect drug prescribing

An analysis of federal data has shown that doctors who were fed meals costing less than $20 later prescribed certain brand-name pills more often than rival medicines. The analysis also showed that in most cases...


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Consumers must report faulty tobacco products to FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the consumers to report about faulty water pipe, e-cigarette, hookah or smokeless tobacco. You can report about problems related to these or any other tobacco products by...


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Memory restoration possible in Alzheimer's patients, study suggests

A new research has suggested that it is possible to restore memory in Alzheimer's patients. The researchers noted exceptional progress in the outcomes of quantitative MRI and neuropsychological testing...


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Working out four hours after studying may boost memory

A new study has suggested that working out four hours after studying may help in boosting the long-term memory and retain new information. The study conducted by a team of experts from the Donders Institute in the...


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Coffee no longer seen as possible carcinogen: UN

The research arm of World Health Organization has now downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, saying that there isn't enough evidence to link coffee to cancer. The International Agency for...


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Indian city on alert after polio strain found in sewage water

Nearly 7 million people in Hyderabad have declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water. An official said Wednesday that a vaccination drive will be launched...


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Patients often prescribed extra painkillers, study finds

A new study has found that patients are often prescribed extra painkillers and many of them share the drugs or failed to store them securely. The researchers studied over 1,000 adults prescribed painkillers...


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Teens who have tried vaping more likely to try conventional cigarettes

A new study has found that teens who have tried vaping or electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to try conventional cigarettes within two years than those who have not tried electronic cigarettes even once...


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More Americans dying from accidents each year

A new report from the National Safety Council said that more Americans are dying from accidents each year, mainly from overdoses and falls. The report said that in 2014, more than 136,000 Americans died accidentally...


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Second Elmore County cat likely died of plague: CDHD

Central District Health Department officials say that preliminary laboratory tests show that it is likely that a second cat from Elmore County died of plague. Health experts say that this is the second cat death within the...


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California end-of-life law begins on Thursday

California will join three other states that have enacted end-of-life laws on Thursday. The implementation of the new law means that terminally ill patients will be allowed to end their lives at their discretion...


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Around 25% of lung cancer patients not eligible for immunotherapy

A new study has found that around 25% of lung cancer patients are ineligible for immunotherapy. Immunotherapy uses the natural defenses of the body to fight cancer by stimulating the immune system which...


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Many take opioids months after hip, knee replacements

A new study has found that many patients continue to take powerful prescription opioid painkillers months after hip and knee replacement surgeries. The findings are very significant because joint replacement...


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Plague likely killed pet cat near Mountain Home

Health officials on Friday said that plague likely killed pet cat near Mountain Home. The cat lived about three miles west of Mountain Home and had contact with ground squirrels, who were recently tested plague...


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Boise native accused of switching syringes tests positive for HIV

The surgical tech who led to the blood disease testing of thousands of patients has tested positive for HIV and negative for Hepatitis B and C. The results of blood testing of Boise native Rocky Allen were announced...


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Prescription pain killers could worsen and lengthen chronic pain

A University of Colorado-Boulder study has suggested that prescription pain killers may lengthen chronic pain. The study showed that use of opioid increases chronic pain in rats. The researchers claim that only five...


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May marked as Skin Cancer Awareness month

Indiana health officials have urged the residents of the state to take measures aimed at prevention of skin cancer. It is to be noted that May is observed as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month every year...


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MRI proves schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

A team of researchers from around the world have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging in discovering an early sign of hope for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. The researchers, from the UK and China, have found proof showing...


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California governor signs HIV-transplant bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed HIV-transplant bill on Friday. Brown spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman says it's "a life-saving matter." The transplants of HIV-infected organs was recently approved by the...


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Ground squirrels in south of Boise test positive for plague

Ground squirrels (also known as whistle pigs) found dead south of Boise have tested positive for the plague, health officials in Idaho said on Friday. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Fish and...


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Enlisted soldiers' risk of suicide attempts in US Army varies over time

A new study has found that in the US Army the enlisted soldiers' risk of suicide attempts changes with the passage of time. The study showed that soldiers who were never deployed were at highest risk for suicide...


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South Carolina Governor signs 20-week abortion ban

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill on Wednesday banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the life of the mother is at risk, a spokesperson said. The bill was passed last week by the...


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Antidepressants used for more than depression

Antidepressants are taken by millions of people across the globe to help ease depression, but a new study has found that many people are consuming it to treat conditions that are not related to depression at all...


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Boise to get new mental health crisis centers

Millions of dollars are spent by Idaho taxpayers each year in hospital and jail costs to take care of some of the most vulnerable people of the state. Those suffering from a behavioral or mental health crisis often...


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