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Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

Last Updated: September 16, 2018. But when researchers looked at more than 19,000 people in Australia and the United States over almost five years, they found it wasn't so. When the researchers look...

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Four new personality types identified: which one are you?

Four new personality types identified: which one are you?

Other stories used minute groups, so scientists gain struggled to replicate the outcomes. The study is not the first attempt to create subgroups of Big Five traits, but it is the largest and most stat...

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DOJ clears Cigna's planned acquisition of Express Scripts

DOJ clears Cigna's planned acquisition of Express Scripts

As reported by Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal back in April, the CVS-Aetna deal came nearly a full year after a federal judge blocked a merger that would have resulted in A...

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Lambton resident tests positive for West Nile

Lambton resident tests positive for West Nile

SCHD Health Administrator/Environmental Specialist Matthew Herrick warns residents to take safeguards against mosquito bites until the first hard frost of the year. "There are no vaccines to prevent o...

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Two detainees drown in Little Pee Dee River; bodies not recovered

Two detainees drown in Little Pee Dee River; bodies not recovered

He added the women, who he says were not detainees but mental health patients, were not strapped/shackled in the van. It was being driven by deputies from the Horry County Sheriff's Office. 'Just li...

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Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

By about three years of age we every occupy a microbiome that we can "call our beget", and which stays with us thru life. "Different forms of species lengthen, some even decrease". Professor and princ...

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'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

Dr Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) in the USA, said: 'Clinical guidelines note the benefits of aspirin for preventing heart attacks and strokes in persons with vascul...

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Doctors seek ban on infant walkers as study reports thousands of injuries

Doctors seek ban on infant walkers as study reports thousands of injuries

Baby walkers - which have been banned in Canada since 2004 - are still injuring thousands of children in the US each year, according to a new study. The walkers can allow babies to toddle into area...

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Hundreds attend Walk to End Alzheimer's in Sioux Falls

Hundreds attend Walk to End Alzheimer's in Sioux Falls

Visit act.alz.org/Bloomington to give now. "We made a decision to bring the walk to Ardmore after the amount of success we've had in Ada for the past two years", said Paula Huckabaa, manager of Walk...

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Your Daily Aspirin Use Could Be Hurting You, Research Shows

Undeniably the second study features that the probability of vital hemorrhage was crucially higher with aspirin as compared to placebo. Its findings do not disprove the benefits of aspirin for those...

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Missouri Mom Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Meds

Missouri Mom Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Meds

Carol Ballweg, 46, was the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter, identified by police as "CM", who was under hospice care and suffering from a terminal illness, Troy police said. Fentanyl ...

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Cuban Medical Brigade in Zimbabwe Is Ready to Stop Cholera Outbreak

Cuban Medical Brigade in Zimbabwe Is Ready to Stop Cholera Outbreak

This was a key factor in persuading President Robert Mugabe to agree a power-sharing government with the opposition, as the government did not have the money to deal with the outbreak. Amnesty Interna...

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West Nile Virus Hits Northern Kentucky, 3 Infected

West Nile Virus Hits Northern Kentucky, 3 Infected

The most serious cases of West Nile can be deadly. Wear light-coloured clothing, covering arms and legs in areas where mosquitoes are present. Most WNV human cases in Wisconsin occur during the mo...

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SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation

SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation

The town of Oriental, North Carolina, got more than 20 inches (50 centimetres) just a few hours into the deluge. The storm is expected to turn west and then north moving through the Carolinas and the ...

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Over-65s to receive new flu vaccine after previous ones found 'ineffective'

Over-65s to receive new flu vaccine after previous ones found 'ineffective'

Meanwhile, the childhood vaccination programme will be expanded so children from age two up to Year 5 in primary school are offered a flu nasal spray. University Health Services will begin administe...

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Apple announces new, affordable iPhone XR

Apple announces new, affordable iPhone XR

The iPhone XS will start at $999 and the iPhone XS Max will start at $1099. It retains the key advances of the first iPhone X - facial recognition and an edge-to-edge display - but is cheaper ...

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Food vending in banned in Harare

Food vending in banned in Harare

A World Health Organization situation report revealed that first-line antibiotics were struggling to treat the disease, which has spread to five of the country's 10 provinces. "The current cholera e...

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Cancer to kill 9.6 million globally in 2018

Cancer to kill 9.6 million globally in 2018

The Globocan 2018 database , accessible online as part of the IARC Global Cancer Observatory, provided estimates of incidence and mortality in 185 countries for 36 types of cancer and for all cance...

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Apple iPhone XS Max: First impressions

Apple iPhone XS Max: First impressions

Like the iPhone X , they come with Super Retina displays and OLED screens that support Dolby Vision and HDR10, and provide the "best colour accuracy in the industry". Apple will keep the iPhon...

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US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

It's simply not tolerable. Under Wednesday's announcement, the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers will have 60 days to produce plans to reverse underage use of their products. While e-cigarettes...

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Why Complete-Stout Milk and Yogurt Are More fit Than You Mediate

Why Complete-Stout Milk and Yogurt Are More fit Than You Mediate

Most notably, PURE participants only completed one diet survey at the beginning of the study - so the nine-year follow-up period might not have captured changes in their dairy consumption and eating...

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E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says

E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb acknowledged that the demand conflicts with efforts to promote vaping as a harm-reducing alternative to smoking. "In closing the on-ramp to kids, we're going to have...

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Flu vaccine remains a shot in the dark

Flu vaccine remains a shot in the dark

For individuals with a weakened immune system, the flu can be life threatening. Every year, seasonal influenza kills up to 650,000 people in the world , but when the flu season is over, people ...

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Monkeypox: 2nd case diagnosed in England, ‘very unusual’

Monkeypox: 2nd case diagnosed in England, ‘very unusual’

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that typically only leads to mild illness and does not spread easily between people, PHE said. Public Health England said the patient is now receiving treatment...

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United States threatens ban to fight teenage vaping epidemic

Despite the fact that they can not legally be sold to anyone under 18, e-cigarettes - hand-held vaporizers that create aerosols from liquids typically packed with nicotine and other chemicals, often i...

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Royal launch for mental health resource designed by Leeds agency

The survey revealed only half of those who had experienced poor mental health had talked to their employer about the issue, suggesting as many as one in four United Kingdom workers is struggling in si...

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FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'

A government-commissioned report in January found "substantial evidence" that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes. To address the trend, the agency set a 60-day deadlin...

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New human case of WNV reported in Mississippi

New human case of WNV reported in Mississippi

Most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms. Along with the human cases, there have been the detection of West Nile Virus in five birds and one horse. Staying indoors when mosquitoes...

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Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after vehicle accident

Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after vehicle accident

Hamad's patient, a 55-year-old woman, had received an antibiotic called minocycline to deal with an wound infection after a motor vehicle accident, according to his report. Black hairy tongue is a c...

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China finds African swine fever on four farms in single day

China finds African swine fever on four farms in single day

The contagious viral illness, which does not harm humans, can be 100 per cent fatal to pigs, causing them to die from haemorrhagic disease within days. Hours after the meeting was convened, China's ag...

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