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Teen who was forced for chemo is heading home

A 17-year-old Windsor Locks girl named Cassandra, who was forced to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer as per court order, has finished the chemo session and is expected to be released from the hospital.


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Myth about yogurt's benefits debunked

If you are one of those who eat yogurt daily with the hope that it would help you lose weight and strengthen your bones, then you must know that you are not going to gain anything by doing so as a new study has found that...


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Study finds no link between vaccine & autism

A new study has found that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is not linked to autism. For the study, the researchers included more than 95,000 children. The findings of the study were published Tuesday...


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Blue Bell recalls all products after Listeria outbreak

Frozen desserts distributor Blue Bell Creameries on Monday announced its decision to voluntarily recall all of its products after the bacteria listeria were found in two cartons of ice cream.


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Quest Diagnostics, French agency come together to expand breast cancer gene

World's largest provider of diagnostic testing services Quest Diagnostics Inc has joined hands with France's national health agency to build an expanded database for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations which would help in...


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Liquid biopsy seen as the future in cancer detection and monitoring

Biopsy is not a complex procedure but it is without doubt one of the most important tests a doctor can perform on a patient. Biopsy is normally minimally invasive procedure and it is use to collect a small amount of...


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Fatal tick-borne virus may bug New Jersey this spring

A deadly tick-borne virus named the Powassan virus has attracted the attention of health officials in New Jersey. According to experts, this virus is rarer than Lyme disease, but this tick-borne illness is deadlier...


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Congress okays bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

The US Congress on Tuesday finally approved the bill aimed at reshaping the fees of Medicare doctors. The final approval was given by the Senate on late Tuesday to the $214 billion bipartisan measure, which...


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IBM announces digital health deal with Apple, J&J and Medtronic

IBM has inked a deal with Apple in order to use health information gathered by millions of Apple devices and create a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector.


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Australia stopping benefits for families who don't vaccinate kid

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today announced that his government will not provide child care welfare benefits to families who don't vaccinate their children.


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Sabra hummus recalled over listeria concerns

The Sabra Dipping Company on Wednesday announced its decision to recall about 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to concerns over possible listeria contamination.


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Stimulant unapproved by FDA found in weight loss supplements

A new study has found that an amphetamine-like stimulant in diet pills that contain Acacia rigidula are still available in market despite being identified by U.S. health regulators two years ago.


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Online breast milk found to contain cow's milk

A new study has found that breast milk bought online are sometimes contaminated with cow milk. The study conducted by Dr. Sarah Keim, principal investigator at the Center for Biobehavioral Health at the Research Institute...


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Pensioners seven times more likely to get skin cancer than four decades ago

A new study has found that pensioners are seven times more at risk of developing serious skin cancer today than they were in the 1970s.


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Now, test to screen Down Syndrome in womb

Researchers have finally developed a test which can screen a baby for Down Syndrome. The researchers said that younger women with low-risk could undergo a Roche blood test to screen their baby for this genetic disorder.


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1,000-year-old eye remedy kills MRSA

A team of researchers has claimed that a 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could help in killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs.


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Coffee can offset cancer risk for alcohol drinkers

A new study conducted by World Cancer Research Fund in collaboration with American Institute for Cancer Research Continuous Update project has found that coffee consumption reduces liver cancer risk among alcoholics.


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Angelina Jolie gets ovaries removed over cancer fears

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie Tuesday announced that she had undergone surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes over fears of a hereditary form of cancer.


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Ultrasounds show how smoking affects babies in womb

A new study has revealed how babies in womb are affected by smoking. The study was launched with an aim to show pregnant women the harmful effects smoking has on unborn babies and the researchers found that "babies carried..


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Ebola outbreak to get over by August, UN hopes

The head of the UN Ebola mission, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Sunday expressed hope that Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August.


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Diet soda consumption linked to belly fat

A new study has suggested that increased intake of diet soda intake is linked to a bigger belly in adults 65 years of age and older. The study published in the Journal of the American..


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Anti-vaccination movement spurred recent measles outbreak: Study

A new research has suggested that the anti-vaccination movement led to the recent measles outbreak, which originated from Disneyland. The findings of the research were published..


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New cholesterol drugs could help heart, study finds

Two experimental drugs developed by the researchers at pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Sanofi are likely to emerge as the pioneer among the wave of products that could..


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Most clinical trial results not reported to govt on time

The drug industry is the main target for public disclosure at ClinicalTrials.gov. The website was set up after reports surfaced that pharma sponsors and investigators running..


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Sugar industry influenced govt advice on cavities in 60s, 70s

A new UCSF study released on Tuesday found the government scientists were influenced by sugar industry in the 1960s and 70s on research to find ways to cut cavities and the..


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Nearly 8 million may lose Obamacare subsidies after SC ruling

The data released by the Health and Human Services Department on Tuesday showed that around 8 million Americans are in line to lose subsidies that help them afford...


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Drug testing using 'heart-on-a-chip' gets a boost

A new study has suggested that the organ-on-a-chip method may be a more ideal model to test drugs. The researchers have expressed hope that this method could help in replacing..


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