• Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list
Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

The recommendations from the Environmental Working Group are to buy and eat organic produce, especially fruits and vegetables found on the Dirty Dozen list . In December, the group protested the Trump administration's support for legislation to enrich the wealthiest farmers in the country with taxpayer-funded subsidies while cutting SNAP benef...

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  • Sage Surges on FDA Nod
Sage Surges on FDA Nod

Currently, approximately one in seven USA women experience depression after giving birth, which disrupts the natural bonding process between mother and child, along with the psychological growth of the baby. The drug brexanolone, which will be marketed as Zulresso by Cambridge-based Sage Therapeutics, Inc . According to Deligiannidis, after ...

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  • Sugary Beverages At High Amounts Will Lead To Death
Sugary Beverages At High Amounts Will Lead To Death

The findings from an analysis of two large prospective cohorts of adult men and women indicated that the link between SSB consumption and increased mortality risk was stronger in women than in men. According to the Harvard researchers , Sugar-sweetened beverages are "the single largest source of added sugar in the USA diet ". Researchers also...

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  • Strong marijuana boosts risk of psychotic episodes say researchers
Strong marijuana boosts risk of psychotic episodes say researchers

Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times. "They need to know what to look for and ask for help, if they come across characteristics of a psychotic disorder", she adds.

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  • Drinking very hot tea increases risk of cancer
Drinking very hot tea increases risk of cancer

Researchers found those who drink their tea less than two minutes after it is ready have a 51 per cent higher risk of gullet cancer than those who leave it for six minutes or more. The esophagus is a long tube through which swallowed food and liquids travel to reach the stomach. But Stephen Evans, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at London Schoo...

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  • Aspirin a day no longer recommended
Aspirin a day no longer recommended

Leo says aspirin is still good for people who have had a stroke or heart attack, but when it comes to overall prevention, lifestyle changes are far more important than an aspirin a day. "Ultimately, we must individualize treatment for each patient, based on their individual situation". Aspirin has been proven to prevent platelets from clotting ...

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  • ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have reversed a decades old recommendation that an aspirin a day helps to prevent cardiovascular problems for certain people. "Aspirin should be limited to people at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease and a very low risk of bleeding". According to the guideline ,...

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  • Eggs linked to increased cholesterol, risk of heart disease in new study
Eggs linked to increased cholesterol, risk of heart disease in new study

Eating 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day was associated with a 17% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and an 18% higher risk of death from any cause, researchers determined from analyses of the eating and health patterns of a diverse population of 29,615 US adults over several years.

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  • Here’s what 250 scientists says about your wireless AirPods
Here’s what 250 scientists says about your wireless AirPods

Cell phone exposure experts are disappointed that there is no research on what this activity could do to the human brain. And you are possibly carcinogenic. Along with cancer, neurological disorders and DNA damage are linked to EMF exposure as the they can generate heat, cause burns and affect cell growth in human.

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  • U.S. Democrats blast safety net cuts in Trump budget as 'malicious'
U.S. Democrats blast safety net cuts in Trump budget as 'malicious'

The budget, which is the largest in federal history, includes a almost 5% increase in military spending - more than asked for - and an additional $8.6bn for Trump's wall on the border to Mexico. "President Trump has somehow managed to produce a budget request even more untethered from reality than his past two", said Democratic US representativ...

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  • Italy bans unvaccinated children from attending school
Italy bans unvaccinated children from attending school

The consequences for failing to comply with the legislation reportedly varies depending on how old the child is. Under the law, children over six can not be banned from school but their parents will be fined up to €500 (£425). Cracking down on parents unable to produce the documents, Bologna, the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Nor...

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  • 18,000 extra measles vaccines on way to Canterbury
18,000 extra measles vaccines on way to Canterbury

The measles immunization rate for OH children ages 4 to 6 - children who have received the recommended two doses of MMR vaccine - is 92 percent, according to the Erie County Health Department statistics. "Experts agree that between 92 percent and 95 percent of children should receive two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to m...

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  • California Man Learns He's Going to Die From Doctor Robot Video
California Man Learns He's Going to Die From Doctor Robot Video

She was astonished when the doctor told Mr Quintana he would likely die within days. "If you're coming to tell us normal news, that's fine, but if you're coming to tell us there's no lung left and we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine", his daughter Catherine Quintana said.

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  • Finland's government to resign after healthcare reform fails
Finland's government to resign after healthcare reform fails

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto accepted Sipila's resignation, though he will continue to serve in a caretaker role until the upcoming election next month produces a new government. The government will hold a news conference at 0845 GMT. He added that resigning had been "his personal decision". The head of the opposition Social Democrats, An...

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  • Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus
Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

But just like the protease inhibitors and triple therapy were not a cure in 1996, the eradication of HIV from the bodies of two men across more than a dozen years undergoing stem cell or bone marrow transplants with cells that have the CCR5 genetic mutation is simply not the promise of an impending cure for HIV for at least four important reaso...

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  • British man with HIV becomes second person ever to enter remission
British man with HIV becomes second person ever to enter remission

Similar therapy has been successful once before with " Berlin Patient ", a United States man treated in Germany 12 years ago who is still free of HIV. But the current news "does teach us a great deal about the HIV virus and how we can possibly create other ways to eradicate it", says Dr. Rosenthal.

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  • DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic
DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

Two of her organization's treatment centers were attacked in the last two weeks, prompting the group to close them. DRC health officials have stepped up community talks in Butembo to better understand the gap between health workers and community members, and Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, has acknowledged that using response teams acco...

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  • Here's What Facebook Is Doing to Prevent the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation
Here's What Facebook Is Doing to Prevent the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have identified vaccine hoaxes that have been publicly proven as false. The company said it would reduce the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search features and would also reject ads spreading such information.

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  • FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's Nasal Spray Antidepressant | INN
FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's Nasal Spray Antidepressant | INN

Data so far indicates that esketamine is safe to use, "but it has to be used in a very well-regulated way to prevent issues related to addiction/substance use", Dr. He said the approval legitimizes the approach he and other doctors have been taking. The second trial considered in support of the drug was a withdrawal study, and FDA said its division...

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  • Ethan Lindenberger Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Anti-Vaxxer Mother
Ethan Lindenberger Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Anti-Vaxxer Mother

He also pointed out the role social media has played in shaping the antivaccination movement. Health experts and advocates on Tuesday called on the federal government to create a national media campaign to counter false claims about vaccine safety that have been blamed for a rise in parents opting to not vaccinate their children.

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