Health

3 injured at 'Hamilton' after medical emergency sparks evacuation

A performance of "Hamilton" ended with three injuries Friday after a medical scare forced the audience to "self-evacuated" in San Francisco.        

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Push-up capacity linked with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events among men

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes -- including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure -- during 10 years of...
Topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Heart Failure

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Thanks to New York City Health Officials, New Yorkers Can No Longer Get CBD in Their Coffee

Last week New York City's health department, long the bane of food freedom supporters, banned city restaurants from adding cannabidiol—a compound found in both cannabis and hemp that's commonly known as "CBD"—as an ingredient in food or drinks...

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Tom Brady uses these high-tech sheets for muscle pain, and they’re on sale now

Under Armour Recovery Sheets feature unique technologies that can speed your body’s post-workout healing process, and they’re on sale right now at discounts of up to $87. Read on to find out how these innovative sheets work (and how you can save...

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MKSAP: 60-year-old woman with H. pylori gastritis

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 60-year-old woman is evaluated 1 month after completing a 14-day course of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy consisting of...
Topics: Helicobacter Pylori

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Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?

A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Now that we’ve admitted we have “errand paralysis,” how do we cure it?

To solve a problem, it’s often said, one must first admit one has the problem. And admitting to a problem requires giving the problem a name. That’s why the phrase “errand paralysis,” coined by Anne Helen Petersen in her...
Topics: Paralysis

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Global Good wants to rid the world of deadly diseases with lasers and A.I.

Global Good, a collaboration between Intellectual Ventures and Bill Gates, aims to eradicate diseases that kill children in developing nations. It tackles difficult problems with high-tech prototypes. The post Global Good wants to rid the world of...
Topics: Bill Gates

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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data...

It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company — which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer — could one...
Topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test, Cancer, Oncology

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Human Diet Drugs Kill Mosquitoes' Appetite Too

When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Topics: Diet, Medical Research, Obesity

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"Lying shrivelled upon a blue cloth, jaundice yellow but for the bloody end where it was...

"... the severed penis is instead a listless nubbin, small and sad: not a pound of flesh so much as a few pathetic ounces. Still, it is the enduring symbolic power of the penis which gives the documentary its cumulatively disquieting effect.......
Topics: Documentaries

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How to Keep Food Poisoning at Bay

SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 2019 -- Following the recipe for food safety is a must anytime you're in the kitchen, and it starts with clean hands, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. "Always wash your hands with soapy water for at least 20 seconds...
Topics: Food Poisoning, Poisoning

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A physician defends Ayurveda: Is it the original personalized medicine?

As more patients and clinicians are searching for holistic approaches to health care, Ayurveda, or the traditional medical system of India, has been gaining popularity in the Western world.  Unfortunately, many allopathic physicians still view this...

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Diabetes Drug, Pioglitazone, May Prevent Secondary Strokes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Post hoc IRIS analysis points to benefit, although adverse effects still widely seen as off-putting
Topics: Diabetes, Stroke

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Quiz Time: How Many Schoolkids Use Tobacco?

(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz
Topics: Smoking

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‘The Hill’ Op-Ed Compares Pro-Life Movement to Anti-Vaxxers

In what world are vaccines comparable to abortions? Vaccines save lives, prevent horrible diseases and are recommended for everyone, while abortions take lives, cause horrible pain and are supposed to not be wanted by anyone. Only to an extreme,...
Topics: Anti Vaxxers, Vaccines, Abortion

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Smoking and HLA Genes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

(MedPage Today) -- New study sorts out relative contributions of these risk factors
Topics: Smoking, Genetics, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Medical Research

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Report: Kharitonov has hemorrhoid due to Mitrione groin kick

An update on Bellator heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov, victim of a nasty groin kick at Bellator 215. It was an unfortunate end to the Bellator 215 main event on Friday night, as Sergei Kharitonov took a brutal kick to the groin from Matt Mitrione, and...

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Biodegradable Implants Supercharge Nerve Regeneration

Controlled electrical stimulation of nerves can do amazing things. It has been shown to encourage healing and growth in damaged cells of the peripheral nervous system which means regaining motor control and sensation in a shorter period with better...

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The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

As unease with Big Tech grows, some prescribe a slower, less viral online existence. "Eat independent sites, mostly not Facebook."
Topics: Facebook, Social Media

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