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CDC screens around 5,000 travelers for Zika, less than 200 test positive

A total of 4,534 people were screened between January and March for the Zika virus, a report published on Friday by the CDC said. The screened people either traveled to or moved from areas where the mosquito-borne...


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Sean Parker donates $250 million to launch Cancer Immunotherapy institute

Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker on Tuesday said that he will donate $250 million to launch a new institute aimed at developing more effective cancer treatments. The company has joined hands with leading...


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A good night's sleep helps keep you healthy

A new study has found that a good night's sleep may keep you healthy by keeping colds and other infections at bay. The study found that the chances that someone who sleeps five or fewer hours a night had caught a cold...


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Zika virus 'scarier' than previously thought: US health officials

US health officials on Monday warned the Zika virus is "scarier" than previously thought. The officials urged Congress to unblock funding to fight the mosquito-borne virus which causes birth defects. President Barack...


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Zika virus may be linked to autoimmune brain disorder in adults

A new study has suggested that the Zika virus may be linked to a brain disorder which is similar to multiple sclerosis. The mosquito-borne virus causes a birth defect called microcephaly - characterized by...


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Deadly fungus causes Idaho to look for solutions

It is quite possible that you may have seen them just after sunset - dark winged bodies flitting in the sky. These creatures have got menacing look but they are a danger only to the tons of flying insects they consume every...


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Chemo may stretch lives of some brain cancer patients

A new study has found that chemotherapy may help in adding years to the lives of people suffering from certain slow-growing brain tumors. The researchers came to this conclusion after a long-term follow-up of patients...


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Insulin cost in the US tripled in last ten years

A new study has found that the cost of insulin has increased $4.34 to $12.92 per milliliter - almost three times - in the last ten years. Insulin is an essential hormone used in the treatment of diabetes.


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Artificial skin with hair follicles, sweat glands can be very useful

RIKEN Center for Development Biology and other institutions in Japan have registered a medical breakthrough. The researchers have used stem cells from the gums of a mouse to craft skin with multiple layers and also...


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Glaxo's potential cure for 'Bubble Boy Disease' may become reality soon

Glaxo has moved a step closer to find the cure for "bubble-boy disease" in children. The children suffering from this disease are born with a form of an extremely rare immune-system condition called "bubble-boy disease...


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Scientists to battle Zika by mapping its genes

The Zika virus has now spread to a large part of Latin America and the Caribbean through mosquitoes and this has forced some of the leading mosquito researchers in these countries to come up with a state-of-the-art...


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CDC releases new Zika virus recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday came up with new guidance and information to prevent Zika virus transmission for pregnant women and to prevent the sexual transmission of this viral disease.


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Idaho, Utah lead Medicaid gap states in mental disorder, substance abuse

A new report released by the US Department of Health and Human Services has revealed that around 2 million low-income, uninsured people with a substance-use disorder or a mental illness are still living states...


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Now, blood test to detect concussions even days later

A new study has found that a simple blood test can detect whether or not someone has suffered a concussion. The researchers have expressed hope that the children who bang their heads may not need to undergo radiation-exposing...


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Zika arrived in Brazil a year before detection

A new study has suggested that Zika virus may have arrived in arrived in Latin America in 2013, over a yer before the detection of this virus in Brazil. Researchers said that it was possible that the outbreak in...


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Idaho's Medicaid expansion option dead for at least one more year

The lawmakers in Idaho on Friday killed the proposal to expand Medicaid in the state. The decision was taken by the House lawmakers on the final day of the 2016 legislative session. House Speaker Scott Bedke said the...


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Reverse your diabetes to remain diabetes-free for long-term

A new study has suggested that people who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down can stay diabetes-free. The study done by a team of researchers from Newcastle University found that even...


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People with autism more exposed to premature death risk

A team of Swedish researchers has suggested that autistic people are more exposed to risk of premature death than people not affected by the condition. The findings of the study were disclosed by a charity named...


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Your brain cells may signal you to stop overeating

Scientists have succeeded in identifying brain cells that can send signals to stop over-eating. The discovery could lead to new anti-obesity treatments. The study was conducted on mice and it showed that when the cells...


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Early Alzheimer's might affect women differently

A new study has suggested that early Alzheimer's disease affects men and women in different manner. The study said that in women, the disease cause less verbal memory loss than men. The findings of the study were...


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Curb prescribing painkillers: CDC to doctors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged the doctors to curb the use of prescription painkillers, saying in its new guidelines that painkillers should not be used as a first choice for treating...


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Siri isn't a doctor, and cannot take care of health crisis

Apple's hugely popular personal assistant app Siri is not a doctor and it does not play a doctor on TV. The researchers tested four virtual voice-activated personal assistants in order to find out how these...


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Clues to dementia with language loss found

A new study has found that the toxic buildup of a protein in the language centre of the brain may help drive a rare form of dementia. For the study, high-tech imaging was used by the researchers at Northwestern...


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Study supports kidney transplant method for hardest-to-match

Nearly 30% patients who need a kidney transplant are hard to match, and a new study has suggested a treatment to help those patients tolerate an incompatible organ. The so-called desensitization therapy is now...


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Florida: 3 pregnant women test positive for Zika

Health officials in Florida on Wednesday announced that three pregnant women in the state had tested positive for the Zika virus. It is learned that all these women had travelled outside the United States.


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CDC probes 14 new reports of sexual transmission of Zika virus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has started probing 14 new reports of Zika virus infection in the US. It is suspected that all these cases were sexually transmitted.


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Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013: report

A new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published on Monday showed that the number of mastectomies has increased dramatically from 2005 to 2013.


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HPV cases fall due to vaccination program

A new study has found that the infection from the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) went down 64 per cent among female teens in the US since the launch of the vaccination programme. The prevalence of HPV...


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Brother of paralyzed affluenza teen' victim makes emotional plea

Alex Lemus, the brother of Sergio Molina who was left paralyzed after Ethan Couch hit him, and killed four others in a drunk driving accident, on Friday made a passionate request for his brother on behalf of his family.


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CDC, Brazil to start study aimed at testing Zika link to birth defects

A team of researchers from the US and Brazil are scheduled to visit Joao Pessoa in the state of Paraeba on Monday with an aim to recruit mothers and babies as part of government-led studies launched to understand whether the...


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