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Moderate drinking may alter brain, study says

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:31:29 GMT

Drinking in moderation can help our health, some research has showed. Many doctors recommend a glass of wine or beer a night as part of diet plans such as the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, which have been proven to keep your heart and brain healthy. However, a new study suggests that even moderate drinking may not be great for your brain.(image)

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Is wine healthy?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:19:04 GMT

Yes, wine may protect our hearts when consumed in moderation -- defined as up to one drink per day for women, and up to two drinks per day for men, according to US dietary guidelines. Five ounces of wine is considered one drink.(image)

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Study: Alcohol abuse linked to higher heart risks

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:20:04 GMT

An estimated 10 million to 15 million Americans abuse alcohol, meaning excessive drinking negatively affects their lives. Now, research suggests a link between too much drinking and heart problems, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide.(image)

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The healthiest of road trip fast food restaurant meals

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:18:56 GMT

A road trip might mean visiting friends, family or new places. But in addition to planning a day's activities, it's just as important to think about what you'll be eating during your travels, especially if you don't want to derail your diet.(image)

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10 good-for-you fast food options for kids

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:54:50 GMT

If you're a busy parent, chances are you've been in the company of hungry children, desperate to find the nearest place to eat and refuel.(image)

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Report: Scientists edit human embryos for first time in US

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:18:06 GMT

For the first time in the United States, researchers reportedly use CRISPR to edit the genes of human embryos in the lab, but the scientific feat is shrouded in unanswered questions.(image)

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Chinese scientists use gene-editing in humans

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:17:59 GMT

Chinese scientists have become the first in the world to use the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique in humans.(image)

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The microscopic critter that can survive almost anything

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:12:32 GMT

Tardigrades, often called the "water bears" or "moss piglets," are starting to reveal more secrets about their ability to survive extreme conditions that humans can't, according to a new study in the journal PLOS.(image)

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US budgets cuts will help new HIV infections flourish, experts warn

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:54:46 GMT

Fear and concern are consuming the minds of many experts in the field of HIV control and it's not just because of the 1.8 million people that became newly infected with the virus, nor the 1 million who died of AIDS, in 2016.(image)

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Researchers question whether you should really finish your antibiotics

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:54:43 GMT

The standing argument that failing to complete a course of antibiotics could fuel the rise of antibiotic resistance has little evidence, a group of United Kingdom researchers argue in a new paper. In an analysis published in the medical journal the BMJ on Thursday, they say that completing a course of antibiotics may instead increase the risk of resistance.(image)

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Charlie Gard will be moved to hospice for final hours: Judge

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:29:22 GMT

Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a bitter legal battle that has garnered global attention, is to have his life support treatment withdrawn.(image)

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How to fight back against nightmares

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:54:32 GMT

You too can get rid of your nightmares with a technique used to help America's veterans.(image)

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Study: A suicide attempt in an Army unit can lead to more

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:00:25 GMT

The risk of suicide attempts among soldiers goes up if there have been previous suicide attempts within that soldier's unit in the past year, a new study finds.(image)

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Cuts could be a 'death sentence' to women in Malawi

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:02:09 GMT

Women in the impoverished East African nation could bear the brunt of proposed cuts to US foreign aid.(image)

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Rock icon Rod Stewart: 'I have to do something' for kids who trekked to D.C.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:01:58 GMT

Three weeks ago, a group of children with disabilities and their parents chartered a bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and headed to Washington to protest proposed cuts in Medicaid, the government health insurance they all rely on.(image)

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A rift among experts over analyzing Trump's mental health

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:45:19 GMT

You might expect partisan politicians to question the sanity of a president, but now there's an unusual and growing public debate among those qualified to make the assessment -- psychiatrists and other mental health experts -- as to whether they should even be allowed to publicly raise those questions.(image)

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Sperm counts of Western men plummeting, analysis finds

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:57:08 GMT

Sperm counts of men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are plunging, according to a new analysis published Tuesday.(image)

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Texas reports first locally transmitted case of Zika in US this year

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:21:47 GMT

A resident of Hidalgo County, Texas who has now recovered from the Zika virus was probably infected within the county, local and state health officials said Wednesday. This represents the first locally transmitted case of the virus reported in the continental United States this year.(image)

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NYPD officer's widow gives birth to their child

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:50:08 GMT

More than two and a half years after a New York City Police Department officer was killed while on duty, his widow gave birth to a girl, thanks to the preservation of his semen.(image)

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When is it really time for couples therapy?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:34:15 GMT

I'm often asked when couples should consider therapy. It's common for one partner to be unhappy, feel disconnected or feel that their needs for intimacy aren't being met.(image)

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Why spin class has been putting people in the hospital

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:07:36 GMT

People who work themselves too hard during workouts like spin classes have been going to the hospital for a condition called rhabdomyolysis. This is when the muscles break down and release a harmful protein into the bloodstream that can cause kidney failure.(image)

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CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:26:08 GMT

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 brains of 111 deceased former NFL players that were donated to Boston University's CTE Research Center, according to a study released Tuesday by JAMA.(image)

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McCain speaks out on Senate floor after tumor removed

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:55:24 GMT

Sen. John McCain appeared lively and impassioned upon his return to Washington on Tuesday, less than two weeks after surgeons removed a large blood clot from his brain and diagnosed him with brain cancer.(image)

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Ohio boy takes his first steps with the help of prosthetic legs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:12:48 GMT

At the age of 9, Gabe Davis has walked for the first time. He was born with a rare congenital disability that left his legs underdeveloped and limited his motor skills.(image)

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Experts say detoxing while pregnant can be safe

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:10:13 GMT

Due to the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said Wednesday that an approach to treating babies born with addiction that was once thought to be harmful should now be considered.(image)

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Treatment zeroes HIV transmission, vaccine shows promise

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:56:11 GMT

The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex.(image)

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9-year-old in HIV remission for years

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:19:13 GMT

A 9-year-old South African boy diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years -- without regular treatment.(image)

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