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Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone health, major study finds

Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone health, major study finds

The conclusion follows one of the largest reviews ever of vitamin D . "What is important to keep in mind is that those with low vitamin D were not represented in this meta-analysis, and vitamin ...

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Daily wine consumption can cause harmful death

Daily wine consumption can cause harmful death

Professor Sarah Hartz , of Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, said: 'This report demonstrates an association between increased mortality and drinking behaviours that falls within ...

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Virginia Officials Urge Residents to Get Flu Shots

Virginia Officials Urge Residents to Get Flu Shots

Influenza vaccination should begin soon after vaccine becomes available. Providers can charge for an office visit or a vaccine administrative fee. This was sadly emphasised all too clearly during ...

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'Pink Sisterhood Chronicles' gala raises breast cancer awareness in African-American community

'Pink Sisterhood Chronicles' gala raises breast cancer awareness in African-American community

Sgt. Tracey Bess, who recently retired from the department, is now battling breast cancer . The police department is partnering with the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation to support their Pin...

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Hugs make you feel better after a fight, U.S. researchers find

Hugs make you feel better after a fight, U.S. researchers find

When someone is upset, are you tempted to give them a hug? The study appears in the journal PLoS ONE . At the start of the study, each person underwent a physical exam and answered questions rega...

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Australia set to 'eliminate' cervical cancer by 2028

Australia set to 'eliminate' cervical cancer by 2028

By 2100 there would be just three deaths per million women (compared to 21 deaths per million, or about 260 deaths each year today). The latest study also highlighted the importance of continuing th...

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1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day

1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This study informs you that over a third of U.S. adults and about 45 percent of young adults consume fast food in the U.S.", Cheryl Fryar, a health stati...

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Birds Are Acting Erratically in Minnesota. Blame It on the Alcohol

Birds Are Acting Erratically in Minnesota. Blame It on the Alcohol

Berries ferment with the cold, and because of an early frost in the area, the birds were eating the intoxicating berries before their planned trip to the south for the winter. Younger birds can not ha...

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Vincent offers specialized technology to detect breast cancer

Vincent offers specialized technology to detect breast cancer

Women from ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. These women are typically younger, less than 50 years old, and have not gone through menopause. Digital breast tomosynthesis is a 3-D mammogr...

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Popular artificial sweeteners are toxic to gut bacteria

Popular artificial sweeteners are toxic to gut bacteria

The researchers tested six artificial sweeteners , aspartame, sucralose , saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k, on lab mice. Because scientists now claim that sweeteners fou...

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for New Weapon Against Cancer

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for New Weapon Against Cancer

Allison found a way to manipulate the protein, allowing immune cells to attack tumors directly. In the 1990s, their research on the basic biology of the human immune system led to a class of dru...

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Trio Win Nobel Chemistry Prize For Evolution Research

Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter will get the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2018. "They have used the molecular understanding we have of the evolutionary process and recreated the proc...

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Flu season is here; now's the time to get vaccinated

Flu season is here; now's the time to get vaccinated

This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications. Still, 25 percent is better than zero protection, right? Foods like peanuts, citrus fruits, and vegetables all c...

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Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

It's happenstance. That was certainly the case with my work", he said. The 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter for research u...

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Man dies from rare ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after visiting Texas surf resort

Man dies from rare ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after visiting Texas surf resort

Naegleria fowleri is a deadly brain-eating amoeba-and not the kind of thing you want to come in contact with. Stabile noticed something was wrong September 16 while mowing the lawn when a painful h...

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World Heart Day will emphasize awareness on air pollution risk

World Heart Day will emphasize awareness on air pollution risk

This year, our global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones: My Heart, Your Heart . It's about saying to ourselves, the people we care about and individ...

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Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

These suggest that children of this age should be spending no more than two hours per day on screens, they should be getting nine to 11 hours of sleep per night and they should be undertaking at...

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Nobel Medicine Prize awarded for cancer research

Nobel Medicine Prize awarded for cancer research

He performed his prize-winning studies at the University of California Berkeley and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. Both laureates studied proteins that prevent the body and its mai...

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Hong Kong man has world's first human case of 'rat disease'

Hong Kong man has world's first human case of 'rat disease'

But one man's infection isn't necessarily a sign of an onslaught of rat-mediated hepatitis infections to come. His colleague, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, a microbiologist at HKU, added: "We don't know...

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Texas Pool Closes After 'Brain- Eating Amoeba' Kills Visitor

Texas Pool Closes After 'Brain- Eating Amoeba' Kills Visitor

Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM (which destroys brain tissue) and is usually fatal. The Waco McLennan County Public Health District said that the CDC tes...

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Trump chairs UN Security Council session, hits out at Iran, Russia

Trump chairs UN Security Council session, hits out at Iran, Russia

The Failaq al-Sham group "began pulling out of areas in the southern countryside of Aleppo and the western suburbs of Aleppo city with heavy weapons, including tanks and cannon", the Britain-based Syr...

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Eating a Mediterranean diet and avoiding junk food could reduce depression risk

Eating a Mediterranean diet and avoiding junk food could reduce depression risk

Dr Lassale added: "A pro-inflammatory diet can induce systemic inflammation, and this can directly increase the risk for depression". "There is compelling evidence to show that there is a relationship...

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Louisville residents test positive for West Nile virus

Louisville residents test positive for West Nile virus

Raul Pino on Thursday said all five became ill in early to mid-September. Four of the West Nile cases were neuroinvasive, a serious form of the disease where the virus attacks the brain or the tissu...

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CDC: Flu vaccination rates for Minnesota children drop with age

CDC: Flu vaccination rates for Minnesota children drop with age

According to the CDC , flu strains change every year and so vaccines must change to combat them. The "trivalent" vaccine protects against two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B....

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Amazon's Alexa service suffers outages across the UK and Europe

Amazon's Alexa service suffers outages across the UK and Europe

Sadly, it seems as though Alexa is suffering issues throughout Europe resulting in devices not responding to ordinary commands. Users from the United Kingdom and Europe had earlier reported widespre...

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Aetna Sells Portion of Medicare Business to Fast-Track CVS-Aetna

Aetna has sold its Medicare Part D prescription plan business of 2.2 million beneficiaries to WellCare in an attempt to increase the likelihood of the CVS-Aetna merger closing before year's end. Ae...

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CDC: Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades

CDC: Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the flu , as well as flu-related complications, was responsible for 80,000 US deaths last winter. That means the vaccine reduced ...

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Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Kavanaugh mentioned his appreciation for the yeasty beverage during his opening statement to the committee, almost an hour after Christine Blasey Ford finished telling the committee about the evenin...

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Thousands told to flee as Florence-triggered floods wash into S.Carolina

Thousands told to flee as Florence-triggered floods wash into S.Carolina

Florence has killed at least 47 people - 36 in North Carolina; nine in SC; and two in Virginia. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeff Jones, the South Carolina National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Arm...

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Democrats take aim at Brett Kavanaugh's Clinton revenge

The next step for Kavanaugh is the confirmation vote before the full Senate . In an interview to the Washington Post , Ford said it was during a party in Montgomery county in Maryland, USA, that...

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