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The Candida Diet: Separating Fact from Fiction

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:30:00 GMT

You’ll find a confusing mix of true and false information about candida diet and nutrition online. Let’s sort fact from fiction

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Life after Drowning

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Public health advocates have been coming up with ways to save people for centuries, and they continue to do so

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1 in 7 Babies Exposed to Zika in the Womb Have Health Problems

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:45:00 GMT

Some of the children looked healthy at birth

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Gene-Silencing Technology Gets First Drug Approval after 20-Year Wait

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:35:00 GMT

The U.S. FDA decision comes after fits and stops for RNA-interference therapies

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Autism and DDT: What 1 Million Pregnancies Can—and Can't—Reveal

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:45:00 GMT

Analysis finds prenatal exposure to the pesticide is associated with a higher risk of severe autism with intellectual impairment

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Doctors Grapple with High Suicide Rates in Their Ranks

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:00:00 GMT

300 to 400 physicians kill themselves each year

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Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are Increasing Dramatically

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Climate change is one significant reason

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The Other Reason Mosquitoes Want to Suck Your Blood

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Mosquitoes are more likely to bite hosts when they are thirsty, possibly increasing disease spread

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Ebola: What You Need to Know

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:30:00 GMT

As Ebola outbreaks occur again and again, the scramble for answers and medications is ongoing

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Can Talk Therapy Help People Who Are Unable to Experience Joy?

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:45:00 GMT

Researchers are developing new treatments for a depression symptom called anhedonia

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Why Does Ebola Keep Showing Up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 17:00:00 GMT

The country has been roiled by nine outbreaks of the disease

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War Zone Complicates Ebola Vaccine Rollout in Latest Outbreak

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Health workers must plan vaccination effort amidst fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Safe, Linked to Lower C-Section Risk

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT

The big study finding upends conventional thinking

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Effort to Diversify Medical Research Raises Thorny Questions of Race

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A federal study aiming to collect the health information of one million U.S. residents is limited by the very problems it hopes to solve

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Doctors Prescribe Fewer Opioids after Learning of Patient Deaths

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Clinicians were contacted about fatal overdoses

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Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:30:00 GMT

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections

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End of the Rainbow? New Map Scale Is More Readable by People Who Are Color Blind

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The improved palette also avoids some of the problems existing data visualization schemes pose for people with typical vision

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Women Die More from Heart Attacks Than Men—Unless the ER Doc Is Female

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Analyzing over 500,000 cases suggests having female physicians in the emergency room may save women’s lives

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Cities Need to Prepare for Water Day Zero

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Cape Town's recent water crisis highlights the need for better urban planning and management

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Prosthetic Limb Restores a Sense of Body Position

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:30:00 GMT

New device gives an amputee the ability to feel the location of his foot

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Some Sunscreen Harms Reefs—Warming Could Mean More of It

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Worry over environmental damage is being pitted against public health concerns

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Advances in Treating Hep C Lead to New Option for Transplant Patients

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:00:00 GMT

People infected with the once-deadly virus can now be donors

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New Research about Eating, Sleeping, Eliminating and Snuggling

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Recent research looks at basic bodily functions

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An Entirely New Type of Antidepressant Targets Postpartum Depression

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT

The steroid drug is intended to help women who suffer from the hormone-driven condition

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A Public-Health Reason to Tune In to TV's Dear White People

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:03:00 GMT

A season two story line shows how race, socioeconomic status and power dynamics influence sexual decision-making

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Recruitment Of Drugs

A fishy therapy: a thriving but controversial

A fishy therapy: a thriving but controversial dietary supplementShark cartilage is for sale all over the Web. Powders of it, packaged in jars and capsules, are among the products offered at sites specializing in herbal remedies,

Drug makers may shift R&D focus to 'more

Drug makers may shift R&D focus to 'more predictable revenue streams' - Chain PharmacyBOSTON -- The search by brand-name drug companies for a new generation of b blockbuster drugs may give way to the development of medicines that could be more modest in scope but that produce

Tobacco Money at the University of

Tobacco Money at the University of CaliforniaLike many health sciences institutions around the world (1, 2), six academic units throughout the 10-campus University of California system have adopted policies not to accept

Development costs still rise, but success is

Development costs still rise, but success is hit or miss - Chain PharmacyBOSTON -- With scarcely more than 1-in-5 new drug compounds that reach human testing stage actually passing all the way through the testing and review gauntlet,