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Activists angry about U.S. AIDS conference

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:17:08 GMT

People most affected by HIV won't be able to come, groups complain.A priest lights candles around an AIDS symbol as he participates in an event in observance of World AIDS Day in Quezon city, Philippines.


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What nutritionists buy at Trader Joe's

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:56:00 GMT

These are the TJs products dietitians can't live without.There are many Trader Joe's products that make healthy eating easier than ever, if you know where to look.


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The top safety mistakes we make when we fly, according to flight attendants

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:27:26 GMT

While the chances of being involved in a flight-related accident are low, these experts say it pays to listen to and follow the safety rules on every flight.The tendency to zone out during the safety instructions is one that Jan Ibarra, a former flight attendant and supervisor, has observed among countless passengers.


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Science says sexting can improve your marriage — here's the right way to do it

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:43:05 GMT

Tips for getting the conversation started — and making sure it remains for their eyes only.Research shows that those in a committed relationship who sent sexual pictures to their partners reported positive sexual and emotional outcomes.


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Don't eat romaine lettuce, CDC warns amid E. coli outbreak

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:46:00 GMT

All lettuce is suspect unless it's clearly not from Arizona, CDC saysThe CDC warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine. E. coli illness have been linked to romaine lettuce in 16 states, as of April 18, 2018. On Friday, April 19, the CDC said more people had been infected in Alaska.


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A dermatologist explains how to change up your skin care routine for spring

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:32:58 GMT

Dermatologist recommended tips for transitioning your beauty routine to warmer weather.Spring is a good time to reassess your skin type (oily, dry, dull, irritated or acne-prone) and opt for products that cater to your specific needs.


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Number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers drops dramatically in U.S.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:28:00 GMT

New data shows that prescriptions for opioid painkillers have fallen the most in 25 years amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness.Bottles of medications line the shelves at a pharmacy on June 21, 2017 in Portsmouth, Ohio.


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'Helpless': The only treatment for their baby's seizures was illegal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:43:00 GMT

"Every time she has a seizure," said her dad, his voice catching, "to me it's like watching part of her life slip away."Lelah and Jade Jerger of Indiana with their daughter Jaelah, who has epilepsy.Jaeleh Jerger suffering from a seizure.Stephanie Gosk speaks to Joel Stanley, of Stanley Brothers, a company run by a group of brothers who grow cannabis in greenhouses in the mountains of Colorado.Lelah and Jade Jerger, with their daughter Jaeleh.


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FDA advisers recommend CBD cannabis derivative

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:48:25 GMT

Product, derived from natural cannabis, doesn't contain high-inducing compoundBottles of Epidiolex.A bottle of Epidiolex, a CBD drug made from marijuana, but without THC.


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'White coat hypertension' may mean a real risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:09:50 GMT

Measuring blood pressure regularly at home is a much better way to predict risk of heart death.A large study founds that measuring blood pressure at home is a much stronger predictor of death than the blood pressure reading taken at the doctor's office.


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Too-quick deployments raise military suicide risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:12:44 GMT

The new way of war might be over-stressing soldiersUS army soldiers wait for orders in Kunar province, Afghanistan . A new study shows suicide risk goes up with quick, repeat deployments.


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Which one is healthier: Grilled cheese or pizza?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:59:00 GMT

One of these foods is healthier than the other — and the answers may surprise you.One of these is a nutritional winner because of a few subtle differences. Can you guess which ones?


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States trying to fight high drug prices get stymied

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:50 GMT

Even when states try to fight high drug prices, they get stymied.



Nation's top doc wants overdose drug widely on hand

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:54:39 GMT

Public health advocates applaud call for friend and family to carry overdose antidoteSurgeon General Jerome Adams urged more people to carry the drug naloxone, a lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses.Dr. Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Mike Pence during a ceremony in Pence's ceremonial office on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


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House mice carry superbug germs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:56:03 GMT

Mice seem to be picking up germs from discarded food, leaving them in poop pellets everywhereA survey of house mice from across New York City shows they carry germs than can make people sick.


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New drug may prevent migraines, without side effects

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:19:00 GMT

When other medications have failed, new injection treatment may help some patients with disabling headaches.Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. A new class of drug, fully human monoclonal antibodies, may help to prevent the excruciating headaches without causing side effects. Malden, Massachusetts native Denise Desjardins, 58, with niece Madeline Salvitella suffered from migraine headaches for over 10 years, but found great relief after taking erenumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody drug that is showing great promise in migraine prevention.


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Exercise better than supplements for bones

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:18:11 GMT

Very high doses of supplements can cause harm, task force says



Doing everything right, but not losing weight? This may be why.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:14:00 GMT

These common mistakes may be preventing you from hitting your weight loss goal.Restricting calories can backfire, slowing your metabolism and hindering weight-loss progress.


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Stressed? Here's how to tap into a zen feeling (almost) instantly

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT

With just a little practice, you can feel at 'om' almost anywhere, at any time.Meditation and mindfulness could have a positive effect on our overall health.


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Man recovering after second face transplant

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:59:00 GMT

Tissue in French patient's transplanted face began to die after problems with anti-rejection medicinesFrench surgeon Laurent Lantieri, right, poses with members of his team and his patient Jerome Hamon on April 13 at the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris.


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Can salmonella be prevented?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:11:00 GMT

The recall of 200 million eggs over possible salmonella contamination may have consumers checking symptoms, which include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.



Senate panel unveils bipartisan new bill to combat opioid epidemic

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:23:00 GMT

The ambitious new measure includes 40 different proposals intended to drastically expand the ability of government agencies to address the ongoing crisis.A new Senate measure is aimed at giving government officials fresh tools to fight the opioid addiction epidemic.


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Lung cancer patients live longer on immune therapy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:16:46 GMT

Combinations, pre-surgery treatment both help stop cancer spreadDonna Fernandez, now 64, of Dallas, TX says she is alive thanks to immunotherapy cancer drugs.


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What is 'comfort care'? More than you may think.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Doctors and experts stress that the term is a bit of a misnomer, because it is most definitely medical care, not the absence of it.Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine on Aug. 22, 2013.


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Ketamine nose spray can stop suicide thoughts

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:21:56 GMT

A third of suicidal patients feel much better after four hours