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Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease
A drug used to treat enlarged prostates may be a powerful medicine against Parkinson's disease, according to an international team of scientists. Terazosin…
Sep 17, 2019 00:21 UTC Health Read More

Medical guidelines say daily aspirin is too risky for most healthy people. A new study says some can benefit
For decades, healthy patients were told to take a low-dose aspirin as a precaution to help prevent heart problems, but the guidelines changed this year.
Sep 16, 2019 21:35 UTC Health Read More

FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it has learned that some ranitidine -- acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including…
Sep 16, 2019 17:54 UTC Health Read More

Polmont inmate 'screaming for mental health support' before death
A teenager was "screaming for support" with his mental health problems before his death in a young offenders' institution, a court has heard. Liam Kerr was…
Sep 16, 2019 17:44 UTC Health Read More

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'
When Luka Kinard began vaping in high school, his grades suffered, his personality changed. After a seizure, his parents sent him to an addiction rehab…
Sep 16, 2019 16:55 UTC Health Read More

Why a Rare But Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Hitting Massachusetts So Hard
A deadly, mosquito-borne virus that causes eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has infected an eighth person in Massachusetts, a state that the illness has hit…
Sep 16, 2019 16:43 UTC Health Read More

Too much of a good thing: Overactive immune cells trigger inflammation
Scientists describe a previously unknown disorder of the immune system: in a distinct subset of immune cells from patients with primary immunodeficiency,…
Sep 16, 2019 16:20 UTC Health Read More

funded study suggests teen girl ‘night owls’ may be more likely to gain weight
Teen girls — but not boys — who prefer to go to bed later are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, suggests a study…
Sep 16, 2019 16:20 UTC Health Read More

Mothers to be told they can harvest breast milk and store it in NHS hospital for first time
Expectant mothers are being given breast milk harvesting packs and encouraged to store their milk in NHS hospital freezers for the first time.
Sep 16, 2019 15:52 UTC Health Read More

It's not perfect, but it's a good start: FDA panelists largely endorse Aimmune's peanut allergy therapy
Unlock this story instantly and join 59,700+ biopharma pros reading Endpoints daily — and it's free. SUBSCRIBE SIGN IN. Scott Gottlieb, AP Images. September…
Sep 16, 2019 15:12 UTC Health Read More

Common cold stopped by experimental approach
Scientists think they have found a way to stop the common cold and closely related viruses which can cause paralysis. Instead of trying to attack them directly,…
Sep 16, 2019 15:03 UTC Health Read More

Brain activity intensity drives need for sleep
The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL…
Sep 16, 2019 14:59 UTC Health Read More

Zantac found to contain traces of cancer-causing chemical
The chemical, known as NDMA, was formerly used in making rocket fuel.
Sep 16, 2019 13:23 UTC Health Read More

There's a way for modern medicine to cure diseases even when the treatments aren't profitable
There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.
Sep 16, 2019 12:01 UTC Health Read More

STDs rise among local adults 40 and older
Sexually transmitted diseases cases are quickly rising among people 40 and older, both locally and nationally. State STD tracking shows that chlamydia and…
Sep 16, 2019 11:59 UTC Health Read More

Aerial spraying to prevent EEE scheduled for Monday night
PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – Portions of Hampden and Hampshire Counties will be sprayed in an effort to prevent the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis this…
Sep 16, 2019 09:29 UTC Health Read More

Pregnant Women's Risk Of Preeclampsia Drops With Daily Baby Aspirin : Shots Health News
Pregnant women at high or even moderate risk of developing the life-threatening condition preeclampsia should consider taking a very small dose of aspirin…
Sep 16, 2019 09:01 UTC Health Read More

Dengue cases increase in Portland News
The Ministry of Health is appealing to residents in Portland to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites, such as containers that can hold water.
Sep 16, 2019 05:28 UTC Health Read More

How I learned to survive – and thrive – on just the one meal a day fasting diet
Last year I came across a Facebook forum for people practising a form of Intermittent Fasting (IF) known as OMAD. One Meal A Day? It sounded unsustainable…
Sep 16, 2019 05:00 UTC Health Read More

Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba during swim in river
A young Texas girl is fighting for her life after she was infected with a deadly brain-eating amoeba following a day spent swimming in a river, according to…
Sep 16, 2019 00:23 UTC Health Read More

New Study Reveals Exercising This Way May Increase Your Cognitive Abilities
Running won't help you lose weight; weights will. This idea has become hugely popular over the last few years. However, a new study presented at the 2019…
Sep 16, 2019 00:10 UTC Health Read More

Frontotemporal dementia: Devastating, prevalent and little understood — "60 Minutes"
Bill Whitaker reports on FTD, a devastating illness and the most common form of dementia for Americans under the age of 60.
Sep 15, 2019 23:01 UTC Health Read More

Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs
A former health minister wants universities to be bound by law to meet students' mental-health needs.
Sep 15, 2019 23:01 UTC Health Read More

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