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Only 5% of terminally-ill cancer patients understand prognosis fully

A new study has found that only 5% of terminally-ill cancer patients fully understood their prognosis. The study published on Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology said that researchers from Memorial Sloan...


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Zika won't prevent Olympic dreams, but the virus could spur an economic

For athletes from across the world Zika is not such a big threat that it will stop them from travelling to Brazil to compete in Rio Olympics. Meghan O'Leary, who left her job at ESPN to represent the United States in...


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Lancet criticised for publishing study claiming low-salt diet could kill

Prestigious medical journal The Lancet has been facing strong criticism from several quarters for publishing an academic paper that claimed eating too little salt could kill you as it increases the chance of a heart...


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FDA unveils new Nutrition Facts label

The US Food and Drug Administration announced two years ago that it would soon make some changes to the nutrition facts label found on food items selling in grocery stores across the country. The FDA's announcement...


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Staying busy keeps your brain sharp, study says

A new study has found that being busy might be good for the brain. The researchers said that a comprehensive study of older adults showed that those with packed schedules did better on tests of memory, information processing...


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Government wants Citizen-scientists to fight Zika

Zika-spreading mosquitoes are already troubling people in several parts of the world and this is the reason why the US government wants nations to fight Zika. No experience is required for what the US Department of...


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Artificial sweetener Xylitol can kill dogs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning highlighting the dangers of giving dogs food products containing artificial sweetener Xylitol. The FDA issued the warning amid increasing incidence of...


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Gluten-free diet not exactly good for healthy kids

A new study has suggested that going gluten-free is not going to be the healthiest choice for a child who doesn't have celiac disease. "The increasing popularity of the GFD [gluten-free diet] has important implications...


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Now, a lotion that makes wrinkles invisible temporarily

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have created a lotion that can make wrinkles invisible temporarily. The researchers have published their study in the...


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Drinking diet soda during pregnancy increases childhood obesity risk

A new study has found that consumption of diet soda during pregnancy increases the risk of childhood obesity. The study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics said that pregnant women who drink beverages with nonnutritive...


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Norovirus strikes hundreds aboard British cruise ship

The CDC reported that gastrointestinal condition norovirus has sickened more than 200 passengers on a British cruise ship. According to the CDC, 252 of 919 passengers -have gotten sick on the Balmoral, a ship operated by Fred...


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OxyContin prescription may have helped fuel America's opioid epidemic

There is an opioid epidemic in the US with over 40 people dying every day due to accidental drug overdose. This rising number of cases has forced the White House to come up with stricter measures to prevent abuse. It is...


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Boise: Thousands Race for the Cure

Thousands of people participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday morning to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The weather was pretty good and this was also one of the reasons why so...


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Is daily blood thinner necessary to manage irregular heartbeat?

A new study has found that some people with atrial fibrillation can remain fit by diligently monitoring their pulse, recording their heartbeat using a smartphone EKG, and taking the drugs only an as-needed basis...


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Push to raise legal smoking age to 21 comes to Idaho

Tobacco 21 coalition members are hoping that a new California law that will raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 will play an important role in boosting support for a similar movement in Idaho cities...


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Massive recall of frozen fruits and veggies expands after Listeria outbreak

A food packaging company in Washington state on Wednesday expanded a voluntary recall covering nearly 360 different organic and non-organic frozen fruits and vegetables which are expected to be contaminated with Listeria...


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Medical errors third leading cause of death in US

A new study has suggested that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. The errors include wrong diagnoses, wrongly done surgeries and mistakes in medication.


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Study recommends therapy to treat chronic insomnia

A new study has recommended that chronic insomnia patients should receive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and not medicines. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has recommended this in new clinical...


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Choice of hairstyle may increase hair loss risk

A new study has found that black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairstyle are more at risk of suffering from hair loss. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore reviewed...


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A gene may help determine how old you look

A new study has suggested that variations in a particular gene could explain why some people appear more youthful than others. The gene is known as MC1R and it influences skin and hair color. The researchers said certain...


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1-minute workout good enough to keep you fit

A new study has suggested that just 1 minute of sprinting, along with 9 minutes of light exercise, is good enough to keep you fit. The findings are set to end the common excuse for not getting in shape - there is...


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Thousands of children poisoned by laundry detergent pods every year

A new study has found that more children are exposing themselves to toxic chemicals by making meals of laundry detergent packets also called pods. The study found that there was a 17% increase in reports of children...


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Idaho mother claims daughter's case not faith healing

Mariah Walton's story has jolted many across the world. The Idaho woman has accused her parents of not taking her to a doctor because they believed in healing through prayer. "If I'd had a surgery when I was one years old...


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Teens most persuaded to e-cigarettes by online ads

A new US study has found that teens are most drawn to e-cigarettes by online advertisements. It is to be noted that e-cigarettes are developed by all big tobacco companies in the US. The e-cig is a battery-powered...


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USMNT to play in Puerto Rico; Zika virus remains a concern

The US national men's team on Friday announced they will play a friendly at Puerto Rico on May 22 in Bayamon. But the ongoing Zika virus situation in the region would certainly make the players and fans of US Soccer...


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Idaho needs to expand Medicaid: Hospital manager

Mountain Division Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has said that the time has come for the Idaho legislature to expand Medicaid. HCA operates Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Dr...


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Why we sleep badly on first night in a new place

People sleep relatively less well in an unfamiliar place as the brain's left side stays alert for danger, according to a study. Images of volunteers' brains during nights spent in the laboratory showed the left side...


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Life expectancy drops for white women in US: report

A new report released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics has shown that life expectancy has dropped for white women.


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Pancreas cell transplants effective for diabetes treatment

A new study has suggested that the transplant of insulin-producing pancreas cells can be used as a treatment for diabetes. It is notable that these transplants are used in some countries but in the US they're available only...


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SPF30 sunscreens delay melanoma incidence

A joint study conducted by a team of researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute has shown...


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