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New research seeks to address sex disparities in women's health

10 minutes ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

Traditionally many health-related research projects focused only on males, assuming that females' bodies would respond the same way to a given intervention or drug.
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Banning spanking and other corporal punishment tied to less youth violence

1 hour ago   |   Topix   |   2 articles

Youth around the world are less violent where corporal punishment is banned, according to an analysis of data from 88 countries, territories and protectorate states published...
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Research aims to address health disparities in African-American men

1 hour ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

The burden of risk factors for chronic disease is substantially higher in black men compared with their white counterparts, including a higher prevalence of obesity and...
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Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

1 hour ago   |   National Post

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash...
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Two-Thirds of Appendectomies May Be Unnecessary

1 hour ago   |   Mercola

You've probably heard that your appendix is a useless organ, an artifact from our ancient past when early humans had to digest tree bark and other fibrous materials. 1 However...
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A dozen cases and two dead in Listeria outbreak; Swiss officials suspect food

1 hour ago   |   Food Safety

Authorities in Switzerland are investigating to find the source of a suspected foodborne outbreak of Listeria with 12 cases and two deaths. The Federal Office of Public Health...
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State officials expect raw milk test results soon; outbreak investigation ongoing

1 hour ago   |   Food Safety

Pennsylvania officials say by week's end they should have lab results from samples of raw milk from Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Specialties. The unpasteurized milk is linked to a...
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Civil action asks judge to order FDA to name ‘high risk' foods as mandated

1 hour ago   |   Food Safety

Two San Francisco Bay area activist organizations that previously pressured the FDA about keeping the Food Safety Modernization Act rulemaking on a schedule are again pushing...
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FDA, DHS announce memorandum of agreement to address cybersecurity in medical devices

1 hour ago   |   News Medical

As part of the Administration's ongoing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity in health care, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
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For-profit nursing home residents more likely to experience health issues caused by substandard care

1 hour ago   |   News Medical

Residents receiving care in for-profit nursing homes are almost twice as likely to experience health issues caused by substandard care compared with clients living in...
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Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

New study reveals the best way to calculate weight regain after bariatric surgery to identify more specifically the patients at risk for recurrence or new onset of health problems. Read more ...

Population Aging and Decrease may Have Socioeconomic and Environmental...

Population Aging and Decrease may Have Socioeconomic and Environmental Benefits: Study

Continued population growth is a global threat. Short-term economic concerns, while valid, cannot be prioritized over the long-term health of our environment and our societies. Read more ...

The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations...

The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations study reveals

A new study found the sons of Union Army soldiers, who did not experience the devastation of the Civil War, had a higher risk of early death if their fathers had been prisoners... Read more ...

More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 

More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 

The Centers for Disease Control Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that 62 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and 127 in total are under... Read more ...

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government's American Patients First plan to lower drug costs. In August, it began... Read more ...

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people

Two new studies from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found those who undergo surgery are 40 percent less likely to have a... Read more ...

Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD...

Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD, study suggests

A new study from Florida State University has found that fathers who smoke are more likely to have children and grandchildren with attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity. Read more ...

Flu-fearing parents are hanging signs on their children that warn others to...

Flu-fearing parents are hanging signs on their children that warn others to keep dirty hands away 

Signs ranging from $4.00 to $11.55 have been popping up websites such as Etsy and Amazon that they can attach to car seats and strollers telling strangers to not touch their kids. Read more ...

Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative...

Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative to rice and maize

Brazilian researchers found that pearl millet has higher protein and fiber than rice, and isolated bacterial strains from the fermented bran may have probiotic potential. Read more ...

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Youth living in countries with bans on corporal punishment were 31 percent less violent In a new study, researchers found banning spanking and other forms of corporal... Read more ...