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These Americans save thousands of dollars on healthcare by flying to other count - These Americans save thousands of dollars on healthcare by flying to other countries — here's how they do it
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A new breakthrough spares certain breast cancer patients from chemotherapy - For the first time ever, doctors have cured a woman with advanced-stage terminal breast cancer
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Scientists Just Ranked All 50 States by Life Expectancy. The Results Are Truly S - Spoiler alert: Red States rank lowest.
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Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America? - The US is the most expensive nation in the world in which to have a baby – and it may factor into thousands of bankruptcies each year
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You're Getting Old! -
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Madagascar plague expert fears Black Death - that has killed 140 people in Madagascar could mutate and become untreatable
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These Are the Most Sexually Diseased States in the U.S. - Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S., and online database Background Checks has compiled a list of the most sexually diseased states in America to give you an insight into which states have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases.
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Human head transplant delayed: Controversial procedure may not take place until - Human head transplant delayed: Controversial procedure may not take place until 2018
The first human head transplant had been set to take place this year, but will it work and what hurdles have to be cleared?
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|| 08/13/2017 ||
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Suicide because they can't afford health care - Manhattan parents struggling to pay their doctors’ bills jumped to their deaths early Friday — leaving double suicide notes pleading that their two kids be cared for, a law enforcement source told The Post.
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Health care in the US: - Why universal health care never happened
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water; People Warned To Avoid Water I - Louisiana’s Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state.
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Trump: If GOP health care bill fails, repeal Obamacare now, replace later - CNNPolitics.com - President Donald Trump on Friday called for repealing the Affordable Care Act immediately and replacing it later with another health care plan if Republican senators are unable to pass their bill.
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Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve - Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill : NPR
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Scientists Have Grown Cornea Cells To Help Cure Blindness - The cells were grown on a hydrogel film that is thinner than a human hair
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A Burgeoning Crisis? - A Nationwide Assessment of the Geography of Water Affordability in the United States
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Sylvester Stallone Workout: Rocky & Rambo - The Sylvester Stallone Workout has changed over the years. For Rocky and Rambo, Stallone used heavy bodybuilding routines. Stallone uses fast-paced workouts, a high-protein diet and HGH/testosterone treatments to stay in great shape.
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|| 05/03/2017 ||
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Desperate Families Driven to Black Market Insulin - NBC News - Fourth grader Gabriella Corley is trapped. She has type-1 diabetes and is allergic to the kind of insulin her insurer makes affordable — and her family can't pay for the kind she needs every day to stay alive.
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Water drunk by BILLIONS of people may be contaminated - Groundwater drunk by BILLIONS of people may be contaminated by radioactive material spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s
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The Exhaustive List Of Everyone Who's Died Of A Marijuana Overdose | The Huffington Post - Because cannabis is among the most dangerous drugs, according to the government.
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Vitamin B17 Controversy: Poison or Cancer Treatment? - Banned by the FDA in the 1980s but touted by some alternative medicine practitioners as a treatment for cancer, the controversy over the innocently named vitamin B17 rages on. Once labeled and marketed as a vitamin, its appearance practically disappeared without a trace within the mainstream medical community.
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Undercooled meat. Dangerous fish. Health inspectors zing Trump’s Mar-a-Lago kitc - Undercooled meat. Dangerous fish. Health inspectors zing Trump’s Mar-a-Lago kitchen
Inspectors found 13 violations at the fancy club’s kitchen, according to recently published reports — a record for an institution that charges $200,000 in initiation fees. Three of the violations were deemed “high priority,” meaning that they could allow the presence of illness-causing bacteria on plates served in the dining room.
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Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts - Vox - The complicated collapse of middle-aged white Americans.
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'Healthiest hearts in the world' found - The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers.
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Could This Be One Of The Biggest Biotech Breakthroughs Of The Decade? | OilPrice.com - A little-known, visionary biotech company is gearing up to release a potentially ground-breaking medical device that could help prevent strokes. It could help save six million lives a year—or a life every 4 minutes.
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More than half of terminal cancer patients enter remission after being given a g - More than half of terminal cancer patients enter remission after being given a groundbreaking new gene therapy

After being given the treatment, 36 percent of advanced blood cancer patients showed no sign of the disease.
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Before and after photos of Beijing on yellow alert for smog: Shanghaiist - Earlier this week, Beijing issued yet another yellow alert for heavy air pollution, telling seniors and kids to stay indoors.They probably
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Genetically Modified Cells Just Cured Two Babies of Leukemia - The Cure For Cancer?
What if there was an easier and more effective way to tackle cancer? Thanks to one recent case, there is.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Could Hold Secret to Longer Lifetimes - Some are mystified by the longevity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – 34 years old and still going strong, despite continual drug addiction issues and repeated near breakups – but those wishing to maximize their own lifespans should consider upping their daily chili pepper dosage, a US scientific study suggests.
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Sugar, explained - Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.
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What's Your Sex Number? How Height And BMI Affect The Number Of Sexual Partners Men And Women Have - It’s no secret physical attraction is a major part of dating and sexual experiences. What people prefer in a partner varies, but researchers from Clemson University wanted to know if the size of our bodies — both height and body mass index (BMI) — is in any way correlated to the number of sexual partners we have. Some of the most common conceptions about size and sex (tall men are believed to have more sexual partners, for example) were partly true, while other findings weren’t as easily explained.
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New Study: Now 1 in 6 American Adults Takes Anti-Depressants or Other Psych Drugs | The Daily Sheeple - The number used to be one in ten, but according to new data, one out of every six adult Americans is taking anti-depressants or some other type of psychiatric drugs now.
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U.S. Life Expectancy Declines for the First Time in 20 Years - Life expectancy in the United States declined by a tenth of a year in 2015 from the year prior to hit 78.8, according to new government data.
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Affluenza Anonymous: Rehab for the Young, Rich, and Addicted - It’s easy to sneer, but maybe there’s something to the premise that wealthy kids have a particular set of mental health and addiction problems.
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Women do experience two different types of orgasm, study reveals - Different parts of the female anatomy respond during external stimulation of the clitoris and vaginal penetration
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New Swiss device could help paralyzed people to walk - The Local - A new device has allowed two monkeys to regain use of their paralyzed legs by transmitting brain signals wirelessly, bypassing their spinal cord lesions, a study released on Wednesday by the journal Nature said.
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A deadly, drug-resistant fungus has arrived in the US for the first time - It can weather all three major drugs doctors use to kill fungus. It’s almost impossible to distinguish from its less deadly cousins. And now, according to a CDC report, it’s arrived in the United States.
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Looking Beyond Condoms for Male Contraception - Are we getting closer to a pill for male contraception? Last week, a clinical trial of injectable, reversible hormonal birth control for men reported very high efficacy rates, but the trial was stopped early because participants experienced side effects.
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Male Birth Control Shots are 96% Effective, Study Finds - Male birth control just got one step closer to becoming a reality (finally!).
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'BIONIC WOMAN' ACTRESS SAYS SUBSTANCE KNOWN AS MMS WORKED FOR HER - As the "Bionic Woman," Lindsay Wagner found herself in some difficult situations and was able to pull off superhuman feats. Joined at times by the "Six Million Dollar Man," Wagner's character saved lives and saved the day, once even battling Bigfoot.
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Harms and the Man - Futility Closet - The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is a list of more than 10,000 diseases and maladies that patients might present. The medical community uses it for recordkeeping — for example, a patient admitted to the hospital with whooping cough would be logged in the database with code A37. Reader Will Beattie sent me a list of some of the stranger complaints on the list:
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Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels - a natural compound found in red wine and grapes - can help address this hormone imbalance
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STD cases are at an all-time high in the US - Good job GOP for closing your state health clinics & not supporting ACA expansion.
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Global Water Shortage: Water Scarcity & The Importance of Water - Clean, safe drinking water is scarce. Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to it. Yet, we take it for granted, we waste it, and we even pay too much to drink it from little plastic bottles.
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How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years - New research, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that Big Sugar may have done more than just advocate for favorable policies. Going back more than 50 years, the industry has been distorting scientific research by dictating what questions get asked about sugar, particularly questions around sugar’s role in promoting heart disease.
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Researchers debunk '5 second rule' ! - who set the "5 Second rule" in the first place??!!
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Industrial air pollution leaves magnetic waste in the brain | Science | AAAS - Industrial air pollution leaves magnetic waste in the brain
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Vaping ‘Is As Harmful To Your Heart As Smoking’ - It is a popular method for smokers hoping to give up their habit. But vaping could be doing them more harm than good. In fact e-cigarettes could be as bad for the heart as cigarettes, according to a new study. Using one of the devices had a similar effect on the heart’s main heart artery as smoking a normal cigarette, trials found.
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Reasons Prescription Drug Prices Are So High in the U.S. - Living in Tokyo, I pay a fraction for healthcare of what you pay in the USA.

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The “most important factor” that drives prescription drug prices higher in the United States than anywhere else in the world is the existence of government-protected “monopoly” rights for drug manufacturers, researchers at Harvard Medical School report today.
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Which nations boast world's tallest people? - CBS News - If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia.And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago.That's the word from researchers who analyzed a century's worth of height data from 200 countries. Results were released Monday in the journal eLife.
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UNC study: Pelvic widening continues throughout a person%u2019s lifetime %u2014 UNC School of Medicine - Pelvic widening continues throughout a person’s lifetime
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U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics - (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.
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A new ADHD drug is so easy to take, it's stirring alarms - There’s a new, candy-flavored amphetamine on the market.Adzenys, as the chewable, fruity medication is called, packs the punch of Adderall and is geared toward children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Everything 'The Biggest Loser' taught you about weigh loss is wrong - While dramatic weight loss is great for ratings, it may be a killer for metabolisms. A study out this week in the journal Obesity followed 14 participants from “The Biggest Loser” and found that all but one gained back much of the weight they’d lost — and no wonder. They experienced massive metabolic shifts: To maintain their weight, they had to eat up to 500 fewer calories than similarly sized peers who hadn’t been on a reality-TV crash diet.
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A Potent Side Effect to the Flint Water Crisis: Mental Health Problems - The New York Times - FLINT, Mich. — Health care workers are scrambling to help the people here cope with what many fear will be chronic consequences of the city’s water contamination crisis: profound stress, worry, depression and guilt.
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How The Fungus Among Us %u2014 And On Us %u2014 Shapes Health : Shots - Health News : NPR - Changes in our resident microbiota and their collective genome — called the microbiome — have been linked with a wide range of diseases, from various forms of arthritis to depression. At this point scientists tend to focus on which bacterial species might hinder or maintain health.
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This is the most expensive drug in America - MarketWatch - It costs $84,000 per treatment -- but was originally only supposed to cost $36,000. Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni top the list of America’s most expensive prescription drugs.
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All California Women Can Now Get Birth Control Without A Prescription: LAist - Women in California of any age can now obtain birth control without a doctor's prescription from any pharmacy in the state. Under the new rules finally in effect, any woman merely has to fill out a questionnaire at the pharmacy to get access to a variety of contraceptive measures
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A Hidden Factor in Stroke Severity: The Microbes in Your Gut - Scientific American - A new study in mice demonstrates that manipulating the microbiome can influence the extent of brain damage caused by a stroke
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Studies Confirm Who's Helped by Statins, Who Needs Other Drugs - NBC News - People who took fairly low doses of a statin drug for five years or longer lowered their risk of a heart attack, stroke, or other major heart problem by about 25 percent, according to the studies presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
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How Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetes and Cancer - Our pet canines can be trained to detect diseases in people—and they're amazingly good at it.
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Patients' Hands Can Be Contaminated With Dangerous Microbes : Shots - Health News : NPR - Researchers focused on inner-city Detroit and looked at patients who went from hospitals to post-acute care facilities — places like rehabilitation centers, skilled-nursing facilities, hospice and long-term care hospitals. They found that almost 1 in 4 adults who left the hospital had on their hands a superbug: a virus, bacteria or another kind of microbe that resists multiple kinds of medicine.
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Want protection from Zika virus? Don%u2019t try these - MarketWatch - Powerful electromagnetic waves propel mosquitoes out of your home. A bracelet envelopes you in a bug-protection barrier. A vitamin B patch creates an invisible shield straight from your skin.
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Sexual Transmission of Zika More Common Than Previously Believed - Scientific American - Meet Zika, the latest virus that turns out to be a sexually transmitted disease. The mosquito-borne pathogen is getting a little extra help from humans who are passing it among themselves via sexual contact. And it is happening a lot more often than scientists previously knew.
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12 Reasons Why There's Orgasm Inequity (And No, It's Not That Women Are 'Harder to Please') %u2014 Everyday Feminism - I was young when I came to discover masturbation, and I had orgasms long before I knew what they were.Nothing about it seemed complicated. I just rubbed “down there” for a few minutes, and it happened. But later, magazines, comedy routines, and sitcoms taught me that my body – and vaginas in general – were mysterious and complex, often too complex for those without them to figure out.
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Liftware - Liftware is a stabilizing handle and a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, and fork. Liftware is designed to help people with hand tremor eat more easily.
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10 More Extremely Bizarre Phobias - Listverse - We probably all suffer from a minor phobia or two, but some people’s lives are virtually debilitated by their fears. This list looks at ten more of the most unusual phobias that afflict people in modern days.
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Myopia epidemic: Kids urged to drop devices and go outside %u2013 or risk blindness - Maxime Jalbert Locke has been told to spend more time outdoors. The 11-year-old has also been told to limit time on devices. The reason? He has been diagnosed with myopia.
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Facts About Dihydrogen Monoxide - Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
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Eat bacon, don't jog and NEVER eat fruit - Health guru reveals the 10 surprising ways YOU can shed the pounds and get fit Grant Petersen, author of 'Eat Bacon, Don't Jog', says eating a diet where most of the calories come from fat (including bacon) helps people lose weight by putting the body into a state where it burns its own fat
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Empathy:The human connection to patient care - Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?
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Empathy:The human connection to patient care - Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?
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Five surprising health benefits of being overweight - Heart disease, for example, is four times more likely to claim the life of somebody with a 'healthy' BMI than an individual considered overweight. An interesting observation, but probably not a convincing enough reason to start approaching every meal like an all-you-can-eat buffet. So fat people live longer? What else are doctors lying about?
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Play with Yourself | It might just save your life - Australian testicular cancer awareness charity Blue Ball Foundation has teamed up with leading LA adult film studio Digital Playground to get Aussie men checking themselves regularly – by putting a public health message in the middle of a real adult movie.
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For All Those Anti-Vaccine People... Here's A Little Science - For the Azpricks of this world
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First 3D-printed hip implant approved for mass production in China: Shanghaiist - A 3D-printed hip joint prosthesis that was developed in China will go into large-scale production after being recently approved by the State Food and Drug Administration.The prosthetic hip replacement was co-developed by doctors at the the Peking University Third Hospital along with the Chinese private manufacturer AK Medical, and is claimed to be the first 3D-printed hip prosthesis in the world to be government-approved.
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Plague Kills Elderly Man in Utah - A man in his 70s has died from the plague in the US state of Utah, CBS reports amid the rise of plague cases in the United States.The man most likely contracted the plague on campground, as the disease exists in prairie dog populations in Utah’s rural areas and could have been spread by a flea, CBS said on Thursday, citing the state Department of Health.
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Radiation Network - Welcome to RadiationNetwork.com, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time.
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FDA approves Raleigh drug maker’s ‘female Viagra’ called Addyi - A Raleigh company’s pill that some are calling a female version of Viagra was approved by the Food and Drug Administration the agency said late Tuesday afternoon.
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Identification of a Three-Biomarker Panel in Urine for Early Detection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma - Noninvasive biomarkers for early detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are currently not available. Here, we aimed to identify a set of urine proteins able to distinguish patients with early-stage PDAC from healthy individuals.

Fingers crossed this works as advertised! Today, Pancreatic cancer is only diagnosed when it is too late.
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BREAD HEAD - BREAD HEAD is a new documentary that explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Because changes in the brain begin decades before Alzheimer's symptoms, the absolute best way we can move the needle on this disease is through minimizing risk when it matters most. A first-of-its-kind film about taking back the fate of our defining characteristic.
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THREE MINUTES of exercise a week for two years and never been fitter - My physical fitness - defined by a measurement known as VO2 Max, a gauge of how efficiently your heart and lungs take oxygen from the outside world and delivers it to your muscles - moved from 31.7 to 34.9 after four weeks of HIT in 2013. Now it's even better, at 39.9.
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Governor Jerry Brown signs school vaccination bill SB 277 | abc7news.com - A controversial bill that requires almost all school children to be vaccinated has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.In a signing message, Governor Brown wrote: "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases. While it's true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community."
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Chikungunya is on the move - The virus has found a new hemisphere and might get a new latitude
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If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained - We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins.
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The ultimate guide to artificial body parts - While speaking with David Serlin on the phone in the middle of his stint at New York University, the UC San Diego-based disability historian and gender theorist briefly outlined the history of the concept of disability explaining how the creation of the idea of a body that's perfect or normal, or a body that's imperfect or abnormal, is a recent idea in recent history. The development of prosthetics and bionics over the course of the past century is one guided by the dual pursuits of improving the life of a person who does not fall in that broad “able bodied” categorization and negating that trait which makes the person different and, in the eyes of some, less able.
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Meet The Woman With Two Vaginas | IFLScience - Youtube star Cassandra Bankson recently surprised her followers by revealing that she was born with two vaginas. The makeup guru, who has more than 750,000 followers to date, only learned of her condition recently.
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Meet The Man With Two Functioning Penises | IFLScience - WARNING: There is NSFW material (including pictures) in this post. Please view with discretion.
Snakes and lizards have what is called hemipenes, which is essentially a two-headed penis. Two penises on one organism might sound pretty wild, but did you know it can occur on humans as well? About 1 in 5.5 million American men will be affected by a condition known as diphallia, resulting in two penises.Though diphallia is fairly rare on its own, actually finding someone who has the condition is made even more difficult by the fact that it usually accompanies highly deleterious congenital conditions, such as other duplicated organs or spina bifida. When the condition is severe, these defects are insurmountable.
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Polygamy 'is bad for the heart' - Men with multiple wives have four times the risk of heart disease, a new study has found.Researchers said the study suggested that the stress of running multiple households and the “emotional expense” of polygamy could place strain on the heart.
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For $5,000, this company will turn your brown eyes blue — forever Read more: ht - California-based company Stroma Medical has reportedly developed a new technique that uses lasers to permanently alter the color of your eyes. Due to the nature of the procedure, Stroma is only able to change brown eyes to blue (and not the other way around), but the treatment is completely non-invasive, and can apparently be performed in under a minute.
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Undercover footage shows disgusting cleaning practices at popular Chinese hotel chains: Shanghaiist - Undercover investigation has revealed some pretty sickening cleaning practices at popular budget hotel chains in Hangzhou.
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Russian Computer Scientist to have First Head Transplant in the World | EUTimes.net - Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder has volunteered to be the first to try the procedure.“I’m very interested in technology, and anything progressive that might change people’s lives for the better,” Valery Spiridonov from the Russian city of Vladimir, told RT.
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Mississippi State Obesity Data, Rates and Trends: The State of Obesity - Mississippi now has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Mississippi's adult obesity rate is 35.1 percent, up from 28.1 percent in 2004 and from 15.0 percent in 1990. Rates increased in six states in the past year — Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming.
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Existential depression in gifted individuals - This article by James Webb discusses existential depression among gifted young people. He examines what it is, how it may manifest in a gifted child, and what a parent can do to help their child through these difficult feelings. He points out that gifted young people are more likely to have this type of depression because of their more highly developed sensitivities.
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1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA - BBC News - A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said.
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The Science of Artificial Testicles - Someday, in the not-so-distant future, we won't need sex or even sperm to make babies. All it will take to reproduce is a swab of the cheek, or a scrape of the skin, or some other way to collect a live cell carrying your DNA, and voila: a bouncing baby, without all that mess and fuss. The technology to do so is almost within reach, in part because of a research team that has been working to develop an artificial human testicle.
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Cat litter blamed for $240m radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste dump | Environment | The Guardian - Cat litter used to absorb liquids in a barrel of nuclear waste was the wrong type, sparking a chemical reaction and a subsequent radioactive leak
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Huge Meta-study Finds Homeopathy Ineffective - Wow! I'm shocked! Magic Water doesn't cure anything!
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Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab - Officials are investigating how a deadly type of bacteria was released from a high-security laboratory at the Tulane National Primate Center in Louisiana. Officials say there is no risk to the public.
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Poison Pill - Pacific Standard - The state of Kentucky may finally get its deliverance. After more than seven years of battling the evasive legal tactics of Purdue Pharma, 2015 may be the year that Kentucky and its attorney general, Jack Conway, are able to move forward with a civil lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker misled doctors and patients about their blockbuster pain pill OxyContin, leading to a vicious addiction epidemic across large swaths of the state.
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Alaska becomes latest state to legalize marijuana use - CNN.com - Marijuana smokers now have a new place to put on their bucket lists: Alaska, which on Tuesday became the third state to officially OK marijuana use.
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Learn About Sleep Deprivation | Sleep Test | Columbus Sleep Center - Complete this questionnaire to find out if you have sleep deprivation or other sleeping problems.
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In Brazil, Where Parents Send Kids To Digital Detox Camps - Bedtime is the most difficult time of day here. They can't decide whether to stare at the ceiling, hum the latest pop hits or simply close their eyes and wait for sleep to take them away.In the morning too, it feels strange. Nobody has a watch, so even the time eludes them. When they leave their bedrooms, many of them still reach for their smartphones in their pockets, before remembering that all Internet devices are banned here.
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Disneyland measles outbreak strikes in anti-vaccination hotbed of California - The Washington Post - Sometime in early December, somebody who probably caught measles abroad visited one of the Disney theme parks in California and perhaps sneezed. That’s all it took. That and the fact there are a lot of people walking around California who have chosen not to be immunized against measles.
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Sex with 21 women lowers risk of prostate cancer, academics find - Sleeping with more than 20 women protects men against prostate cancer, a study has suggested. Men who had slept with more than 20 women lowered their risk of developing cancer by almost one third, and were 19 per cent less likely to develop the most aggressive form.
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Australian court to penalize homeopaths for claiming vaccine alternative | Ars Technica - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has convinced a court that a company that offers homeopathic remedies was "misleading and deceptive" when it tried to argue that said remedies provide a viable alternative to the pertussis vaccine.
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What Did Azprick Get Stuck In His Rectums Last Year? - It is time for a Deadspin holiday tradition like no other: our annual trawl of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's database of emergency room visits to discover the strangest, unlikeliest, and most awkwardly shaped objects America inappropriately shoved into its various holes. God bless us, everyone.
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Study: Most sex is really terrible exercise - Salon.com - Bad news for those of you who thought you could bang your way out of a gym membership: standard coitus is a pretty poor substitute for regular exercise, like that CrossFit business all the nice young fascists are getting into these days.
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Sleepsex.org - Sleepsex, "sleep sex" or "sexsomnia" or "SBS" is sexual behavior that occurs during sleep. Some people seem to enjoy it and view it with a sense of humor. However, it can be disturbing, annoying, embarrassing and is a potentially serious problem for some couples and individuals.
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Some Idiots Flew to Liberia to 'Cure' Ebola Patients with Homeopathy - Dr Richard Hiltner is a really nice guy. He's in his sixties (but seems younger, in that way that Californians often do) and has a very West Coast way of making everything sound super positive all the time, up to and including the fact that, a few weeks ago, he and three other practitioners flew to Liberia to try and treat Ebola patients using homeopathy.
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Million-dollar baby: Hawaii vacation leaves Sask. parents with massive medical b - How can any sane person support the wealthy, and yet morally bankrupt US medical system?

--Popper

A Saskatchewan mother says she is facing more than $900,000 in medical bills after giving birth unexpectedly in the United States and being told the costs won’t be covered by insurance.
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Nestle developing exercise in a BOTTLE to create the ultimate diet drink  | Daily Mail Online - It could be the ultimate diet - all the benefits of going to the gym, in a drink.Nestle has revealed it is developing 'exercise in a bottle'.It hopes to create a drink or pill that burn fat in the same way that a workout does.
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Live Drug Stats: Visualizing Drug Use in America | Substance.com - Check out this interactive feature to get a unique sense of the current numbers—based on data from SAMHSA, the CDC and the FBI—for drug use, drug problems and more.
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Study: Majority of heavy drinkers are not alcoholics - Despite what many may believe, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink more than most are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday.The government surveyed 138,100 adults and found that nine out of 10 people who drink too much are not addicts, and can change their behavior with a little - or perhaps a lot of - prompting.
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Obesity among workers in US costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity: study - Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.
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Giant pink condom lowered by ACON onto Sydney%u2019s Hyde Park Obelisk to fight AIDS in NSW - T’S the erection that has Sydney - and the world - talking.A giant pink condom towered over workers bustling along Elizabeth St in Sydney’s CBD this morning after being lowered onto the Hyde Park Obelisk overnight.
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The War on Bugs - Faced with more than 600,000 deaths a year from malaria, scientists and their philanthropic backers have set their sights on the lowly mosquito. If we could annihilate mosquitoes, malaria would go, too, and with it dengue and other plagues.
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Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit - My doctor charges $140 and I had an $1800 deductible and a 20% co-pay. If I didn't get sick a lot, my insurance paid nothing. Wal-Mart gets bad press, but they do a lot for poor people and people who just want to save money.
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Frozen Poop Pills Can Cure Intestinal Infections - The healing powers of poop are now available in pill form — and a new study has found that just two days of the treatment can cure a dangerous infection that kills 14,000 Americans per year.
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Family of deputy: Ebola scare 'blown out of proportion' - These days, the mere mention of the word "Ebola" can cause panic.Case in point: The event that unfolded Wednesday at a CareNow clinic in Frisco.Michael Monnig, a sergeant with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, had gone there for help with stomach pain. But, he also told the staff that he'd been involved in the case of Dallas' first Ebola patient.
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NSFW - masturbation course - Welcome. This is a famous, unique and sensational blog. My name is Sjandra, a masturbation teacher / therapist from Amsterdam. I teach between 20 and 30 girls in my class room or in my garden. I teach mature girls, I teach teens, even sisters and mothers together with their daughters.
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Ebola vaccine trials will start in weeks, say WHO and company - Clinical trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in Canada will start within weeks, confirm officials with the company licensed to commercialize it as well as the World Health Organization. This comes just days after scientists around the world raised concerns safety tests were being needlessly delayed because of intellectual property concerns.​
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Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states %u2014 RT USA - Several hundred US kids are being treated for Enterovirus 68 – a respiratory illness that can cause children to become paralyzed. Outbreaks of the virus have been detected in most of the fifty states.
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NARAL Pro-Choice America - Being pro-choice means protecting women's access to safe, legal abortion. It also means working on ways to help reduce the need for abortion, like improving access to birth control. And it means supporting women who choose to carry their pregnancies to term.
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Artificial spleen cleans up blood - Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those caused by unknown pathogens. A device inspired by the spleen can quickly clean blood of everything from Escherichia coli to Ebola
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Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon: WHO | Reuters - The Ebola virus is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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61 percent fall in female genital warts due to free HPV vaccine : Science : Daily News Now - GPs in Australia are managing 61 per cent less cases of genital warts among young women since the introduction of the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program, a new study from the University of Sydney reveals.
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Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - Today medicine is just another profession, and doctors have become like everybody else: insecure, discontented and anxious about the future. In surveys, a majority of doctors express diminished enthusiasm for medicine and say they would discourage a friend or family member from entering the profession. In a 2008 survey of 12,000 physicians, only 6% described their morale as positive. Eighty-four percent said that their incomes were constant or decreasing. Most said they didn't have enough time to spend with patients because of paperwork, and nearly half said they planned to reduce the number of patients they would see in the next three years or stop practicing altogether.
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Binge Drinking Is Killing a Lot of Americans - Businessweek - Today researchers at the Centers for Disease Control published an analysis of alcohol-related deaths that blames heavy drinking for one-in-10 deaths of working-age Americans from 2006 to 2010.
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States with Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths | Smart News | Smithsonian - In the U.S., 23 states and the District of Columbia allow their residents to legally use medical marijuana. And, according to a new study, death certificates reveal that states with a medical marijuana law have lower rates of deaths caused by narcotic painkiller overdoses than other states.
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Squatty Potty Ecco - Squatty Potty Ecco will help you have easier and more complete bowel movements by putting your body into a natural squatting position over your own toilet. Using the Squatty Potty Ecco during elimination will un-kink your rectum taking your body from a continent mode to an elimination mode. This in turn reduces the risk of toxic build up of fecal matter left in your colon.
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You Won't Believe This Weird Facial Exercise Gadget from Japan Actually Exists ~ Cyberzed - According to Oddity Central, "There are supposedly three major benefits of using the Pao - firming up smile lines, firming the facial contour and turning up the corners of the mouth. The SHLAB website claims that the product works on five main facial muscles - the lesser zygomatic, the greater zygomatic, the cheek, the risorius and the orbicularis oris."
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Concert violinist Roger Frisch plays during BRAIN SURGERY to help surgeons cure tremor | Mail Online - A concert violinist diagnosed with a tremor was able to help surgeons locate the exact spot in his brain to place an implant by playing his instrument during the operation.Roger Frisch, a concert master with the Minnesota Orchestra, was diagnosed in 2009 with essential tremors, a condition that occurs when sections of the brain that control movement start sending abnormal signals.
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35-year-old Hubei man has mammary gland removed because he fears getting breast cancer: Shanghaiist - A 35-year-old man, surnamed Lin, made headlines after becoming the first man in Jiangcheng, Hubei province to get his mammary gland removed because he feared getting breast cancer, according to Xinhua News.
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Ebola Outbreak's Scale 'Vastly Underestimated' - The UN health agency says evidence suggests the magnitude of west Africa's ebola outbreak is much worse than thought.
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The itch nobody can scratch - A new disease is plaguing thousands, but experts are in conflict over its origins -- and whether it exists at all.

Read this and start scratching!
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Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries | Public Radio International - It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.
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Study: More coffee may prevent your ears from ringing | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour - Drinking coffee may prevent tinnitus, or chronic ringing of the ears, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston.
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Siberian scientists urgently working on vaccine for deadly Ebola - The world is facing the most serious Ebola outbreak ever, which has already accounted for around 900 lives this year, with more than 1,600 infected.
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WHO declares Ebola an international health emergency | Reuters - The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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NEW JERSEY -Patient in isolation - heightened Ebola concerns - One person is in isolation and under evaluation at CentraState Medical Center with flu-like symptoms after returning from West Africa amid heightened concerns about the Ebola outbreak, officials said Tuesday.
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Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% - Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control
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The Truth About Fats -
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NIMH · Mental Health Medications - For our deranged troll in the shoutbox
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Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plant Saves U.S. Aid Workers - Bloomberg - A tiny San Diego-based company provided an experimental Ebola treatment for two Americans infected with the deadly virus in Liberia. The biotechnology drug, produced with tobacco plants, appears to be working.
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Ebola: Doctors told to prepare for global outbreak after victim was allowed on two planes - Mirror Online - Doctors fear Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.And tonight a desperate race was on to find dozens of passengers who flew on the same jets as the 40-year-old American.

And so the scaremongering begins ... be afraid, be very afraid ...
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Is Nervous System Hacking The Future Of Medicine? - Bioelectronic medicine could make it possible to treat illnesses using electrical signals instead of drugs. Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, a leader in this field, joins us to discuss this new medical revolution.
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When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself %u2014 NOVA Next | PBS - your skin has the ability to smell, just not in the way we normally think of. Instead, certain odorants target “smelling” receptors in the skin, which prompt the healing process. Of course, just as one nose is different from another, so are the scent receptors in our skin. One person’s genetics might predispose them to greater olfactory sensitivity than another’s.
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Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform - Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Cancer.
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California whooping cough cases now labeled an epidemic - San Jose Mercury News - California is in the throes of a whooping cough epidemic, state health department officials announced Friday.
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Was it crazy for this scientist to re-create a bird flu virus that killed 50 million people? - Little about the Spanish flu, which would ultimately infect one-third of all souls on Earth and kill a staggering 50 million, makes sense. Most influenza outbreaks pick off the weakest among us: the young, elderly, and infirm. But this one, called the greatest medical holocaust in history, targeted and killed healthy adults. Even today, its origin remains puzzling, said a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that called it the mother of all pandemics.
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Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system | USC News - In the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system, a study in the June 5 issue of the Cell Stem Cell shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage — a major side effect of chemotherapy — but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal.
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Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted - Yahoo News - Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex.

I can already hear the howling of the right wing christians LOL
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Portland issues boil water notice for the entire city after E. coli detected in 3 tests | OregonLive.com - The Portland Water Bureau issued a city-wide boil notice on Friday morning after water staffers detected E. coli in three separate tests during the past three days.
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America: First In Health Care Spending, Last In Life Expectancy - U.S. spends more on health care than the next nine biggest spenders combined: Japan, France, China, UK, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain, and Australia. The U.S. does not rank in the top ten countries for either male or female life expectancy. In fact, we rank 37th overall, tied with Cuba, Costa Rica, Nauru, Qatar, and Columbia. We lag behind Lebanon, Chile, and every other wealthy Western country. And to top it off, when compared to the U.S., all the other countries spend markedly less on their health care.
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What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time? | Popular Science - The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.
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Mayo Clinic trial: Massive blast of measles vaccine wipes out cancer - Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people.
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2 hospital employees have flu-like symptoms after contact with second MERS case in Fla. - The Washington Post - Two Florida hospital employees who came into contact with the second confirmed case of the deadly respiratory virus known as MERS in the United States have developed flulike symptoms and are being tested for the viral infection, hospital and state health department officials said Tuesday.
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WHO: Alcohol Kills Someone Every 10 Seconds - Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year. That's more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and violence—combined. That's equal to 5.9% of all deaths across the planet, or more than one in 20. "This actually translates into one death every 10 seconds," says a WHO rep. The world's most dangerous drug.
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Masturbation: the secret to a long life? | - Betty Dodson is back. The pensioner once dubbed the "godmother of masturbation" thanks to her 1973 bestseller, Sex for One, is relaunching her masturbation masterclasses in New York. Now 85, Dodson wants to help the post-Sex and the City, post-Girls generation of women that she believes are not nearly as liberated as they think they are. "Most of them haven't even seen their genitals in a mirror. You show 'em and they go 'eek!' Or 'ugh!'"
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Low Cost Health Care for Oklahoma - We’ll help you plan for your future by creating a Reproductive Life Plan that works for you. Make a commitment to yourself and your future.
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museumofquackery.com : Bob McCoy: founder of the The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices - Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception!The largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof !!!
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Doctors urge Tony Abbott to ditch health reform 'fantasies' that could endanger patients - Lives would be put at risk by "radical" National Commission of Audit reforms to Australia's health system that would begin an Americanisation of Australia's health system, furious doctors say.They have warned the Abbott government not to go ahead with proposals such as compulsory fees for visiting the doctor, which they say would lead to a massive worsening of the burden of chronic disease in Australia.
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China's Health Miracle - What if I told you that the world's most polluted city also ranks near the top in world life expectancy rankings...would you believe me? What if other highly polluted cities in this country performed equally well, you'd call it a "miracle" would you not...well that's exactly what's taking place in China's large cities and we believe it's a miracle that has "Legs." Life expectancy in Beijing and Shanghai has reached 80 years and it's 82 in Hong Kong. All have massive pollution problems. Life expectancy in Berlin is 79.8, San Francisco and New York are barely 80 and the list goes on.
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How psychedelics relieve cancer patients' despair - Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair -- and it's working
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Sugar Skull Spoon - Stainless Steel spoons that gently remind you sugar is evil each time you make a tea or coffee. And they look cool too, obviously.
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NHMRC rule homeopathic remedies useless for human health | Herald Sun - AFTER a lengthy investigation the nation’s peak medical research body has delivered its verdict on homeopathic remedies — they are useless for human health.The judgement is likely to influence a crucial government review which is deciding whether the 30 per cent tax rebate for private health insurance coverage of complementary therapies should continue.
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BBC News - Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests - Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.
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