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Unborn babies' heartbeats synchronize with their mothers
naturalnews.com - 7-31-10
BBC News recently reported that the heartbeats of unborn babies synchronize with the heartbeats of their mothers when the mothers breathe rhythmically. Researchers from the University of Aberdeen say that this finding will help doctors be better able to detect developmental problems during pregnancy.
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Long-term breastfeeding good for babies, mothers
naturalnews.com - 7-31-10
"Breastfeeding should continue for up to two years of age or beyond," the World Health Organization recommends -- yet in many countries such as the United Kingdom or United States, breastfeeding a child past the age of a few months is still considered odd or deviant, even by some doctors.
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Vitamin D more effective than vaccines at preventing flu infections
naturalnews.com - 7-31-10
A vitamin D supplement is more effective at reducing the risk of flu infection than vaccines or antiviral drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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Relationships boon to health
deseretnews.com - 7-30-10
A paper published recently by Brigham Young University researchers says a lack of friends is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day (nearly a pack a day) or being an alcoholic. It's more harmful than not exercising and twice as damaging as obesity.
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Feds raid Amish dairy and threaten action over raw milk sales
naturalnews.com - 7-30-10
The U.S. government gestapo is at it again in its crusade against raw milk. Recently, the jackboots swarmed a Pennsylvania Amish man's private dairy farm for the second time, falsely accusing him of violating the ridiculous prohibition on selling raw milk across state lines.
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FDA: Antibiotic Cubicin Linked to Life-Threatening Pneumonia
emaxhealth.com - 7-30-10
The US Food and Drug Administration has warned physicians and patients that an intravenous antibiotic called Cubicin can cause a potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia. Cubicin is the brand name for the generic drug daptomycin, sold by Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
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Music benefits the brain, research reveals
naturalnews.com - 7-30-10
Northwestern University scientists have pulled together a review of research into what music -- specifically, learning to play music -- does to humans. The result shows music training does far more than allow us to entertain ourselves and others by playing an instrument or singing. Instead, it actually changes our brains.
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Breast milk assault deemed "biohazard" by law enforcement officer
naturalnews.com - 7-30-10
A Kentucky police officer who was sprayed with breast milk while attempting to restrain a suspect reported the milk as a "biohazard" and charged the lactating woman with assault.
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New super-strong painkiller developed from snail spit
dailymail.co.uk - 7-30-10
Scientists have developed a new pain-relief pill from a chemical used by sea snails to catch their prey.
It was found to be as effective as morphine for relieving the most severe forms of pain but without the added risk of addiction.
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Calcium pills 'increase' risk of heart attack
bbc.co.uk - 7-29-10
Calcium supplements taken by many older people could be increasing their risk of a heart attack, research shows.
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Risk of MI May Go Up With Calcium Supplements
medpagetoday.com - 7-29-10
Calcium supplementation appears to increase the risk of myocardial infarction, a meta-analysis showed.
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Study of Twitter users finds daily, hourly mood swings
usatoday.com - 7-28-10
People are the happiest during Sunday mornings and saddest during Thursday evenings.
At least, that's what Twitter tweets indicate.
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Local food trend helps more folks eat fresh fruits, veggies
usatoday.com - 7-28-10
When produce is this fresh, the simplest recipes are sublime, says grower Amy Hicks.
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Having good friends appears to 'boost' survival
bbc.co.uk - 7-28-10
Having a good network of friends and neighbours boosts survival chances by 50%, US researchers believe.
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Hip hope from stem cell technique
bbc.co.uk - 7-28-10
US researchers have developed a promising new technique that might one day enable doctors to regrow broken or diseased joints in patients.
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Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water
naturalnews.com - 7-27-10
Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.
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One third of cancer deaths in people and dogs are preventable through diet changes
naturalnews.com - 7-27-10
Here's good news for both you and your best friend: one out of three cancer deaths in humans as well as dogs can be prevented by simple, natural diet changes.
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Scientists discover olive oil directly impacts genes to halt inflammation
naturalnews.com - 7-27-10
Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties.
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Gel that can help decayed teeth grow back could end fillings
dailymail.co.uk - 7-27-10
A gel that can help decayed teeth grow back in just weeks may mean an end to fillings.
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Mould in your home can kill as actress Brittany Murphy's death linked to fungus in LA mansion
dailymail.co.uk - 7-27-10
A more unlikely end to the Hollywood dream could not seem possible - but this week it was reported that the deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her British screenwriter husband Simon Monjack might have been caused by mould growing in their luxury Los Angeles home.
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Motherly love 'does breed confidence'
bbc.co.uk - 7-27-10
Being lavished with affection by your mum as a young child makes you better able to cope with the stresses and strains of adult life, say researchers.
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Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care
nytimes.com - 7-26-10
Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain's socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.
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Fast Treatment Rare in Emergency Departments, Survey Says
abcnews.go.com - 7-26-10
A patient waiting in a typical emergency department would have time to watch more than four one-hour long episodes of the iconic television show "ER," according to a survey by a national hospital consulting firm.
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Fungus wilts spirits of basil lovers, farmers
apnews.myway.com - 7-26-10
A fungus spreading among the nation's basil crop may leave lovers of Italian and Thai food feeling a bit bland.
Basil downy mildew first surfaced in the U.S. around 2007 and is slowly but surely ruining the herb at spots across the country. Hardest hit areas are on the East Coast but it also has been found as far west as California.
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Getting a university degree 'can slow down dementia'
dailymail.co.uk - 7-26-10
Staying on at school and then going to university can help protect against dementia symptoms, according to scientists.
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V.A. Easing Rules for Users of Medical Marijuana
nytimes.com - 7-25-10
The Department of Veterans Affairs will formally allow patients treated at its hospitals and clinics to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, a policy clarification that veterans have sought for several years.
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Marijuana From Mom: Mother Says Drug Helps Son Cope with Severe OCD
abcnews.go.com - 7-25-10
Last year, 12-year-old Ryan Mendoza's obsessive compulsive disorder became so bad, his mother said, that his triggers -- the wind and spotting the number "6" -- would drive him to have crippling and violent meltdowns.
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Idling Toward Death: Sitting Linked to Dying Early
abcnews.go.com - 7-24-10
Sitting around too much in one's spare time appears to increase the risk of dying, regardless of physical activity, researchers found.
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Washing chicken increases food poisoning risk
telegraph.co.uk - 7-24-10
People who wash whole chickens before cooking them are increasing the risk of food poisoning for themselves and their households, a consumer watchdog warned today.
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Pill for skin cancer developed that could shrink tumours by up to 50%
dailymail.co.uk - 7-24-10
A skin cancer pill which halts deadly tumours in their tracks is being developed by scientists.
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Almost all mother-to-infant HIV spread could be prevented
usatoday.com - 7-24-10
Approximately 400,000 infants still get HIV/AIDS from their mothers each year despite the availability of drugs that can block "nearly all" mother-to-child transmission, researchers reported Tuesday.
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Navigenics, 23andMe slammed in government report
mercurynews.com - 7-24-10
In an undercover federal sting made public Thursday, two Bay Area genetic testing companies were found to offer information that is "misleading and of little or no practical use" to consumers who purchase their tests to gain insight into their health risks.
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Avoid Mosquito Bites to Prevent Dengue Fever in Florida: Expert
health.msn.com - 7-23-10
People planning to visit Florida should take measures to protect themselves against dengue fever by preventing mosquito bites, advises an expert.
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Breakthrough in the battle to conquer coeliac disease
dailymail.co.uk - 7-23-10
The mystery of coeliac disease has been cracked by scientists, paving the way for treatments for the condition that blights the lives of millions of people.
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Women will evolve into having children at older age
telegraph.co.uk - 7-23-10
The fashion for having children later in life could lead to women becoming more fertile in their 40s and beyond, scientists have suggested.
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Bone 'turnover' link to diabetes
bbc.co.uk - 7-23-10
The skeleton has a key role in regulating blood sugar and may be the underlying cause of diabetes in some people, say US researchers.
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Urine in Public Pools Could Cause Cell Damage
foxnews.com - 7-23-10
Public swimming pools are more dangerous than you might think, a new study suggests. When sweat and urine, among other organics, mix with the disinfectants in pool water, the result can be hazardous to health.
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Circumcision won't help prevent HIV in gays
indiatimes.com - 7-13-10
Circumcision is thought to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by removing cells in the foreskin that are most susceptible to infection by the virus.
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Italy reports human case of mad cow disease
usatoday.com - 7-22-10
A woman in northern Italy has been reported as being infected with mad cow disease and has been hospitalized in serious condition.
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'Toxic trio' triggers gut disease
bbc.co.uk - 7-22-10
The precise cause of the immune reaction that leads to coeliac disease has been discovered.
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Mysterious Plague Killing Off Bats, Bugs Get Free Reign
abcnews.go.com - 7-21-10
A spreading plague has killed more than a million bats across the eastern U.S., and wildlife experts have no clue how to stop it.
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Being anxious about your relationship leads to heart problems
telegraph.co.uk - 7-21-10
Researchers have found that people who feel insecure or anxious about their lovers are nearly 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those happy with their partner.
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Revolutionary new knee replacement could see patients walking just TWO HOURS after surgery
dailymail.co.uk - 7-21-10
Medics have come up with a new system of knee replacement that could see patients walking just two hours after surgery.
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Will You Have Your Mother's Menopause?
health.com - 7-20-10
Sandra Gordon is dreading menopause. The 46-year-old from Weston, Conn., watched her mother's memory falter in her mid-50s, due to changing hormone levels. "Every time I get my period I say to myself, 'Yes! I'm so relieved!' " says Gordon.
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Could a sleeping pill help rebuild your brittle bones?
dailymail.co.uk - 7-20-10
A hormone which regulates our internal bodyclock may also help treat osteoporosis. Now a pill form of the hormone, melatonin, is being given to women over 45 as part of a clinical trial to test the benefits.
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Mobiles may increase risk of tinnitus, study suggests
bbc.co.uk - 7-20-10
Regularly using a mobile phone may increase the risk of tinnitus, which involves constant ringing or buzzing in the ear, a small study suggests.
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Voice technology 'could help detect autism'
bbc.co.uk - 7-20-10
Young children with autism can be identified by listening to the noises they make, say US scientists.
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Scientists say vaginal gel cuts HIV-infections by half
bbc.co.uk - 7-20-10
A vaginal gel has significantly cut the rate of women contracting HIV from infected partners in an experiment in South Africa, researchers said.
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Do cleaning products cause breast cancer?
physorg.com - 7-19-10
Women who report greater use of cleaning products may be at higher breast cancer risk than those who say they use them sparingly. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health asked more than 1500 women about their cleaning product usage and found that women who reported using more air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control had a higher incidence of breast cancer.
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Top 50 Blogs For Learning About Herbalism
radiologydegree.com - 7-19-10
If healthcare troubles have got you down, you have probably spent a significant amount of time on the internet researching. With every alternative medicine from acupuncture to vegan diets touting fantastic properties, who hasn't had a look to see if it was right for them? A form of medicine that has been around for centuries and was used by our ancestors for just about everything is now known as herbalism.
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Reefer sadness: New Mexico runs low on medical marijuana supply, may have to share
examiner.com - 7-19-10
It has been reported that, as of July 17, 2010 New Mexico is running low on stockpiles of medical marijuana, which a 2007 state law permits it to distribute to approximately 2000 patients in the state. Currently, the only fairly severe conditions are approved for treatment in New Mexico, which include cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, spinal cord damage, HIV/AIDS, or those in hospice care for terminal conditions. While some question the scientific justifications behind using medical marijuana as a treatment, New Mexico's list of approved conditions seems to be largely in keeping with those which are said to be responsive to the drug.
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HHS Issues Regulations for Preventive Benefits
abcnews.go.com - 7-19-10
An international panel of AIDS experts Sunday recommended earlier treatment for HIV infections in an effort to prevent the development not only of full-blown AIDS, but of other complications of infection as well.
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Ecstasy 'may help trauma victims'
bbc.co.uk - 7-19-10
Ecstasy may help boost therapy success in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, say researchers.
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Vaccine patch may replace needles
bbc.co.uk - 7-19-10
Traditional flu jabs could be rendered obsolete by a hi-tech skin patch which delivers vaccines painlessly, say US researchers.
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Mystery trader buys all Europe's cocoa
telegraph.co.uk - 7-18-10
The purchase was enough to move the entire global cocoa market, sending the price to the highest level since 1977, and triggering rumours and intrigue in the City.
It is unclear which person, or group of traders, was behind the deal, but it was the largest single cocoa trade for 14 years
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Doctors among those arrested in $251M Medicare scams
usatoday.com - 7-18-10
Federal authorities said Friday they are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever in five different states and arrested dozens of suspects accused in scams totaling $251 million.
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Pain Med Addiction Up 400 Percent in Last Decade
abcnews.go.com - 7-17-10
The proportion of drug addicts checking into rehab that abuse prescription medications has seen a four-fold increase in the past decade, according to a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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Pear shaped? Then you could be prone to memory problems
dailymail.co.uk - 7-17-10
What shape you are could affect what shape your memory is in.
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Emotions may be blunted in Alzheimer's patients
usatoday.com - 7-17-10
Patients with Alzheimer's disease often can seem withdrawn and apathetic, symptoms frequently attributed to memory problems or difficulty finding the right words.
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Medical Marijuana May Help Fibromyalgia Pain
health.com - 7-16-10
Lynda, a 48-year-old mother of three who lives in upstate New York, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2000. While there are prescription medications for fibromyalgia, she's found one unconventional drug -marijuana- that really does the trick.
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How the gladiatorial battle between cells and tumours could change the way we treat cancer
dailymail.co.uk - 7-16-10
A discovery about the way healthy cells and tumours do battle in the body could open up completely new strategies for tackling cancer, it was claimed today.
Scientists showed for the first time that normal and cancerous cells in mammals engage in deadly gladiatorial contests.
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More seniors, minorities, obese mean more glaucoma in U.S.
usatoday.com - 7-16-10
The changing makeup of the U.S. population is expected to lead to an increase in cases of glaucoma, the leading cause of vision loss in the country, experts say.
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NYC: 75 percent with HIV/AIDS over age 40
upi.com - 7-16-10
About 75 percent of HIV-positive New Yorkers are now age 40 or older, and more than one-third are 50 or older, city health officials say.
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Is late motherhood causing a breast cancer epidemic?
dailymail.co.uk - 7-15-10
Charmaine Maer had just turned 30 when she found a lump in her right breast. Active and fit, she did not have a family history of the disease. Nevertheless, she was worried enough to make a doctor's appointment straight away.
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Company director drops four stone after hypnotist convinces her she has gastric band
dailymail.co.uk - 7-14-10
As gastric band operations go, it was surprisingly straightforward and pleasant.
There was no pain, no risk of infection, no anaesthetic, no recovery period afterwards, and all at only a fraction of the £7,000 such surgery would usually cost.
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Scientists discover how broccoli fights cancer
telegraph.co.uk - 7-13-10
Broccoli has been hailed as a 'superfood' after several studies suggested it had anti-cancer properties.
Now scientists have identified a chemical in the vegetable which interact with genes involved in cancer development.
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Being obese at 20 'doubles your risk of dying early'
dailymail.co.uk - 7-13-10
Men who are obese by the age of 20 have double of the risk of dying prematurely, new research has found.
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Losing Love Has Similarities to Addiction
webmd.com - 7-13-10
Researchers who've looked at the brains of the lovelorn say rejection by a romantic partner lights up areas of the brain that are associated with addiction, reward, craving, and depression.
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Low vitamin D levels 'linked to Parkinson's disease'
news.bbc.co.uk - 7-13-10
Having low vitamin D levels may increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, say Finnish researchers.
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Salsas and guacamole linked to more foodborne illnesses
usatoday.com - 7-13-10
Close to one in 25 outbreaks of foodborne illness in restaurants and delis can be traced to contaminated, freshly-made salsa or guacamole, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting.
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Can a controversial new treatment for multiple sclerosis offer relief?
telegraph.co.uk - 7-12-10
Mark Walker is what the NHS calls an "expert patient". He's someone who knows all there is to know about the disease that has shadowed his existence on and off, for nearly 20 years, forcing him to give up the high-flying job he adored, and curtailing an active life. Walker asks difficult questions of doctors, expects candid answers, and pursues new research doggedly.
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Recipe to ward off Alzheimer's: Tea, coffee, walnuts, keeping fit (and a spot of sunshine) all cut memory loss
dailymail.co.uk - 7-12-10
It could be the perfect combination for keeping Alzheimer's at bay.
Scientists say that drinking tea or coffee, eating walnuts, taking regular exercise and spending time in the sun could all help prevent the disease.
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Smell of jasmine 'as calming as valium'
telegraph.co.uk - 7-12-10
Laboratory tests found the fragrance and its chemical substitute dramatically calmed mice when their cage was filled with it, causing them to cease all activity and sit quietly in a corner.
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Your Health: Skin cancer also strikes people of color
usatoday.com - 7-11-10
Flor Mayoral understands why so many of her Hispanic patients ignore warnings about too much sun, never use sunscreen and express absolute shock when they are diagnosed with skin cancer.
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Study: Exercise, tea and vitamin D to ward off dementia
usatoday.com - 7-11-10
Improved living and diet habits - including lots of physical activity, regular tea-drinking and sufficient vitamin D levels - could reduce the risk of brain decline, according to three studies presented Sunday.
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More should be allowed to die at home: Andrew Lansley
telegraph.co.uk - 7-10-10
Currently more than half of people die in hospital but surveys have shown that up to three quarters of people would prefer to pass away at home.
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Fussy eaters could be classed as having an eating disorder
dailymail.co.uk - 7-10-10
They are the nightmare guests at dinner parties. But picky eaters have no control over what they like and could be suffering from an eating disorder, according to psychologists.
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Can neck measure indicate body fat better than BMI?
cnn.com - 7-9-10
Flawed, limited and inaccurate. The complaints against the body mass index are many.
Among them: The BMI, which measures weight relative to height, doesn't accurately calculate body fat. It deems athletes or muscular people to be obese and underestimates body fat in older people.
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A regular chocolate treat 'could halve a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely'
dailymail.co.uk - 7-9-10
Pregnant women have the perfect excuse to give in to their cravings - because chocolate is good for both mother and baby.
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Link between inactivity and obesity queried
news.bbc.co.uk - 7-9-10
Researchers have challenged the assumption that a lack of exercise causes children to put on weight.
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Teenagers 'risk premature babies'
news.bbc.co.uk - 7-9-10
Pregnant teenagers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have a small baby than women in their 20s, says an Irish research team.
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Expanded Tylenol recall aggravates J&J headache
reuters.com - 7-9-10
Johnson & Johnson's string of product recalls grew on Thursday as the company recalled 21 more lots of Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines linked to a musty or moldy odor.
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Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine
online.wsj.com - 7-9-10
HIV research is undergoing a renaissance that could lead to new ways to develop vaccines against the AIDS virus and other viral diseases.
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Fish oil can slash the risk of breast cancer by a third
express.co.uk - 7-8-10
WOMEN who regularly take fish oil have a lower risk of suffering from breast cancer, scientists have found.
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Know symptoms and steps to avoid heat stroke, dehydration
usatoday.com - 7-8-10
Emergency rooms see an increase in cases of heat stroke and dehydration this time of year.
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FDA OKs Implantable Telescope to Aid Vision
webmd.com/eye-health - 7-8-10
The FDA says it has approved the use of micro-sized implantable telescopes to improve vision in patients with end-stage, age-related macular degeneration.
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Drug lobby showers money on its hero Harry Reid
washingtonexaminer.com - 7-7-10
No scalp would be as treasured by Republicans this fall as that of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And no incumbent is receiving as much air support from the drug industry as is Reid, who championed a health care bill that pads drug company profits.
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Study: Too Many Video Games May Sap Attention Span
news.health.com - 7-7-10
Parents who believe that playing video games is less harmful to their kids' attention spans than watching TV may want to reconsider-and unplug the Xbox. Video games can sap a child's attention just as much as the tube, a new study suggests.
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Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years
news.health.com - 7-7-10
If you want to help your young daughter avoid dementia much later on in life, a new study suggests it might be a good idea to send her outside to play.
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Sweet drinks reduce stress and aggression
telegraph.co.uk - 7-7-10
The energy boost provided by the sugar enables the brain to maintain control over its impulses, meaning people can prevent themselves from reacting spontaneously when under stress, researchers said.
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Have a spoonful of sugar in your tea: It helps stress sip away
dailymail.co.uk - 7-7-10
In our health conscious times they are often regarded as the pariahs of the office tea round.
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Study Shows Later Start Time for High School Can Improve Students' Mood and Motivation
webmd.com - 7-7-10
A simple half-hour delay in high school start time led to a significant improvement in students' mood, alertness, and motivation, and increased their average sleep time during the week, according to a new study.
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Proposition 19: Key Facts on California's Marijuana Legalization Vote
aolnews.com - 7-7-10
In November, Californians will vote on whether to legalize marijuana for personal use. If passed, the law would allow California residents over the age of 21 to grow and transport pot so long as it is for personal use. In addition, marijuana legally sold in dispensaries would be subject to state taxes.
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Discovery paves way for blood test to predict Alzheimer's disease
telegraph.co.uk - 7-6-10
A simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's disease up to 10 years before symptoms appear could be developed after researchers found high levels of a protein can be an early sign of the condition.
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Strapped U.S. Police Turn to Marijuana Busts for Cash
foxnews.com - 7-6-10
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, his budget under pressure in a weak economy, has laid off staff, reduced patrols and even released jail inmates. But there's one mission on which he's spending more than in recent years: pot busts, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
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How an ultrasonic blast can restore a man's virility
dailymail.co.uk - 7-6-10
Shockwave therapy can provide a quick, painless and effective treatment for impotence, according to a ground-breaking new study.
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A small dose of midday sun will do you good as cancer charity warns of vitamin shortage
dailymail.co.uk - 7-6-10
According to the old song, only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
Yet the latest thinking is that maybe everyone should give it a try.
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Muscle cramps? Bad breath? Fatigue? They can all be caused by a lack of vitamins or minerals - so here's how to eat yourself healthy
dailymail.co.uk - 7-6-10
Most of us suffer from one of these annoying, minor health niggles at some point, little realising that a lack of vitamins or minerals may be to blame.
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Many birth defects preventable, experts say
usatoday.com - 7-6-10
There are few things more chilling to expectant parents than the possibility that their child might come into the world with a birth defect that threatens the child's health or life.
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Childhood Obesity: On the Rise and Parents in Denial
healthnews.com - 7-5-10
Young children do not get fat all on their own, they have help from a variety of sources, including the lack of physical education in schools, lack of play time and play areas, and too many calories served at home. But many parents turn a blind eye to the fact that their children are overweight and becoming unhealthy adults.
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Depression may raise risk of dementia, Alzheimer's, study says
cnn.com - 7-5-10
The link between depression and dementia has always been unclear, but a new study supports the theory that depression increases dementia risk.
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Classical music moves the heart in vegetative patients
newscientist.com - 7-5-10
Classical music pulls at the heartstrings of people in a vegetative state as well as those of healthy listeners. If you play music to vegetative patients, their heart rate changes in the same way as that of healthy controls, suggesting that music can affect the neural systems of emotion even when conscious thought is impossible.
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The toxic truth about mega-farms: Chemical fumes, distressed animals and poisoned locals driven from their homes and worse
dailymail.co.uk - 7-5-10
Aside from the times when he worried that his children might never wake up at all, Jeff Brouse remembers the worst nights as the ones when they woke up screaming. Hot nights were the most frightening.
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Natural Preventions (Men)
physician.com - 7-5-10
As in most pharmaceutical advertisements, this article will start off with a product that can fix an occurring ailment, but this article is unique, in that it lacks the end-of-commercial-blitzkrieg of confusing side effects crammed in you ear. With the recent emergence of natural remedies, studies have shown that in order to effectively prevent or cure an ailment; organic is the best.
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Genes Tied to Hair Loss Disorder
news.health.com - 7-5-10
Researchers have implicated eight genes in the development of alopecia areata, a disorder that causes hair to thin and fall out.
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Chemical that can stop you eating for pleasure is discovered by British scientists
dailymail.co.uk - 7-5-10
An appetite suppressant that takes away the desire for post-pub kebabs and calorific late-night snacks has been discovered by British scientists.
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Genes predict living beyond 100
news.bbc.co.uk - 7-3-10
US scientists have developed a way of predicting how likely a person is to live beyond the age of 100.
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Pregnant women 'must take vitamin D supplements'
news.bbc.co.uk - 7-3-10
Pregnant women in the UK should be told to routinely take vitamin D supplements, researchers say.
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Health law risks turning away sick
thehill.com - 7-2-10
The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.
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Health overhaul may mean longer ER waits, crowding
news.yahoo.com - 7-2-10
Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation's new health law.
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40 million doses of expired swine flu vaccine to be burned; $260 million lost
chicagotribune.com - 7-2-10
About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired - meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash.
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For Most Centenarians, Longevity Is Written in the DNA
usnews.com - 7-2-10
Only one in 6,000 people reaches the century mark and just one in 7 million lives to be a supercentenarian - someone who is 110 or older. But a new study, published online July 1 in Science, suggests that more people may have the right genetic stuff for extreme longevity.
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Frozen Blood a Source of Stem Cells, Study Finds
abcnews.go.com - 7-2-10
Frozen blood from stored samples can be used to make cells resembling stem cells, researchers said on Thursday -- opening a potential new and easier source for the valued cells.
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Olive oil protects against breast cancer by launching multiple attacks against tumours
dailymail.co.uk - 7-2-10
Research shows that the Mediterranean oil mounts a multi-pronged attack on the tumours, stunting their growth, driving their cells to implode and protecting against potentially-cancerous damage to DNA.
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Of medical specialties, demand for psychiatrists growing fastest
usatoday.com - 7-2-10
A national physician recruiting firm says the demand for psychiatrists is climbing faster than for any other medical specialty.
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Fructose intake may increase blood pressure risk
reuters.com - 7-2-10
Eating a lot of foods and drinks sweetened with fructose significantly raises a person's risk of having high blood pressure, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
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Beware the deadly toxins in your eco-friendly shopping bag
dailymail.co.uk - 7-1-10
Reusable shopping bags harbour potentially deadly bugs and could threaten public health, say scientists.
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State braces for West Nile outbreak
seattletimes.nwsource.com - 7-1-10
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been discovered in Eastern Washington, prompting state health officials to urge that residents take precautions against the pests.
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