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UCSF gets $177 million grant from philanthropist to address dementia

A billionaire philanthropist who has decided to donate all his money before passing away has donated $177 million to UCSF in order to help the UCSF develop a program involving people in a variety of fields from across the...


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Mississippi firefighter receives face of Brooklyn's man in transplant

A firefighter from Mississippi, who was recently removed from the most extensive face transplant ever performed, has succeeded in passing one of the biggest hurdles related to face transplant - ownership. "It's mine," the...


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Wrong antibiotic treatment can worsen MRSA infection

A new study has found that treatment with the wrong antibiotic could make MRSA superbug infection far worse. The study showed that the regular use of a common family of drugs called beta-lactam antibiotics may fire...


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Increased meat consumption linked to high kidney cancer risk

A new study has found that meat-rich diets could lead to an increased risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) through intake of cancer-causing compounds created by certain cooking techniques, such as barbecuing...


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Bariatric surgery has health benefits for teens

A new study has found that bariatric surgery has pronounced health benefits for teens. The benefits of bariatric surgery have been well documented in adult patients. High blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea...


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Experts stunned by tapeworm that spread tumors to man

The first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm has been described in details by a team of researchers, sparking fear that more such infections that may go undetected.


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More cases of E coli expected in Washington, Oregon

Health officials have expressed fear that the cases of E. Coli infection linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon would grow in the coming days as they investigate the cause of the infection...


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San Francisco boosts anti-AIDS, HIV campaign with additional $1.7 million

San Francisco is set to boost its campaign against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by boosting its Getting to Zero program funds with additional $1.7 million. City mayor...


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Good music calms down babies

A new study has found that good music could calm down babies. The study conducted by a team of researchers from University of Montreal was recently published in Infancy. It involved thirty healthy infants aged...


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US deaths fall for all causes

A new study has found that the death rate for all causes in the US is declining due to drops in fatalities from leading causes like heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and accidents. The study revealed that between...


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AAP calls for changes in football safety practices

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come up with new guidelines for football. According to the AAP, the US has more than 1.1 million high school football players. Seven athletes have been killed in...


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WHO to reveal red meat cancer risk

Health experts from different parts of the world are to give guidance later on the possible health risks of red and processed meats. The World Health Organization is set to reveal whether some meats should be...


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Heart defects linked to early-onset preeclampsia

A new population-based study has shown that preeclampsia was significantly linked with noncritical heart defects in children overall and its onset before 34 weeks gestation was associated with critical heart...


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Premature birth linked to weak brain connections

A new study has found that babies born prematurely are likely to have weakened connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and the processing of emotions, increasing their risk...


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Researchers working on new type of treatment for Parkinson's

A team of researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington are trying to find out a new way to treat Parkinson's disease, and the results of their first small clinical trial has...


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Use of dietary supplements sends thousands to ER annually

At least 23,000 Americans go to the emergency department every year due to the use of dietary supplements, said a new study. The dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs and other products. According to...


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'Herbal Viagra' pills linked to Odom collapse included in FDA warning

NBA star Lamar Odom remains on life support at a hospital in Las Vegas after collapsing at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. As Odom continues to fight with life and death, the focus has now shifted to the substances he...


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Prescription opioid misuse & deaths increase in US

A new study has found that the proportion of people reporting use of prescription opioids for reasons other than medical necessity went down between 2003 and 2013, but use disorders and overdose deaths increased during...


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Gene editing may lead to pig organ transplants

Pig organs are set to be transplanted into patients in the near future - thanks to scientists from Harvard University who have come up with a way to genetically modify pig DNA in order to make it more compatible...


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Real reason you feel a runner's high may not be what you think

The feeling of elation and calm which a runner feel after an intense workout is known to all the runners and we know that the feeling could be due to something called endorphins, the so-called "happy" chemicals...


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Now, a test to predict cardiovascular risks in adolescents

The risk of cardiovascular diseases in teens can now be predicted by using a diagnostic test developed by a University of Virginia Children's Hospital pediatrician and his colleagues. The test accounted for many risk factors...


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Right to Die legalised in California

Around a year after Brittany Maynard launched her online campaign to make death with dignity available across the US, California Gov Jerry Brown signed it into law in her home state. While Brown said he consulted with...


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FDA okays ARISTADA for Schizophrenia treatment

Alkermes plc has announced that its ARISTADA (aripiprazole lauroxil) drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia. ARISTADA is an antipsychotic with once-monthly and...


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Researchers on course to develop exercise-simulating pills

A team of Australian researchers are reportedly close to finding a pill that will simulate exercising. The researchers have carried out "breakthrough" research which has the potential to pave the way for drugs to mimic...


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Your smartphones can hurt your love life

A new study has found that continuous use of smartphones can potentially hurt your love life. The researchers claimed that the brief encounters in real-life staring at your phone and interrupting something more...


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Groups urge Congress to reform mental health system

A day after a gunman went on a shooting spree in Oregon, 23 mental health groups have urged the Congress to pass legislation aimed at repairing the broken mental health system of the country. A letter was delivered by these...


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England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside

In a significant development, England and Wales have banned smoking in cars with children inside. The anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke.


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Huge hike in price of a common drug raises questions & protests

Doctors across the world are protesting a huge overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug which is used extensively by specialists for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection. Turing Pharmaceuticals...


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New diabetes drug drives down fatal heart attacks & strokes

A new study has found that a new drug has got the capability to drive down fatal heart attacks and strokes. When researchers compared Jardiance with clinical trial subjects who took a placebo, it was found that those who added...


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Anti-depressant drug linked to youth suicide & no more effective than a placebo

A new study has found that popular anti-depressant drug paroxetine could lead the youth towards suicide and the drug is no more effective than a placebo. The researchers from Australia also found evidence that...


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