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Pig poop and coal ash a real concern for people in North Carolina floods

Sep 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Even after a hurricane's immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence -- and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state's key industries: hog farming and coal power generation....
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This is why people hesitate to report sexual misconduct

Sep 18, 2018 , CNN Health
The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades....
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Organ wait list shortcut: Patients accepting kidneys, hearts infected with hepatitis C

Sep 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
It seems like an implausible solution: Accepting a transplant of an organ that is infected with hepatitis C. But, some patients faced with a last resort are doing just that -- accepting infected organs and then starting a course of antiviral drugs to eliminate traces of the virus, USA Today...
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'Vampire Facial' Spa Clients to be Tested for HIV

Sep 15, 2018 , WebMD
In a vampire facial -- popularized by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities -- a patient's blood is drawn and then injected back into the face using...
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Love and heroin don't mix: how these newlyweds survived a harrowing romance

Sep 14, 2018 , CNN Health
There's nothing sweet or adorable about the way newlyweds Brittany and Ryan Coleman first met -- no "meet cute" like in rom-com movies or romance novels....
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Want to be more productive? Try skipping the schedule

Sep 14, 2018 , CNN Health
Scheduling can sometimes backfire -- and actually make us less productive. When we know that a scheduled meeting or phone call is looming, it can make us feel like we have less time to do what we need to do....
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Do You Know Your 'Body Time'?

Sep 13, 2018 , WebMD
A new test evaluates dozens of genes to reveal your circadian rhythm -- the crests and troughs that occur throughout the day as your body and brain cycle between sleepiness and alertness. It’s different for everyone and could play a role in personalized...
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Breakthrough Opens Door To Smartphone Powered $100 Ultrasound Machine

Sep 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation -- no bigger than a Band-Aid -- is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smar......
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Europeans are living longer -- but how long will it last?

Sep 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Europeans are living longer, but health officials say certain risks -- such as obesity and undervaccination -- threaten to slow or even reverse this progress, according to the European health report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization....
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No Explanation for 33% of Outpatient Opioid Rxs

Sep 12, 2018 , WebMD
The researchers said there's been a sharp rise in opioid prescriptions in the past 20 years -- an increase that exceeds actual rates of pain in the population. It's possible that too often, opioids are being prescribed for conditions that don't warrant treatment with the drugs, researchers...
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Nearly 30% of all opioid prescriptions lack medical explanation

Sep 11, 2018 , CNN Health
How large a role do doctors play in the opioid crisis? Nearly 30% of all opioids prescribed in US clinics or doctors' offices lack a documented reason -- such as severe back pain -- to justify a script for these addictive drugs, new research finds....
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After Weeks Of Delay On Opioids Legislation, Senate Keys Up Bipartisan Package For Vote Next Week

Sep 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The sweeping legislation promises $500 million dollars for the states to fight the opioid epidemic -- an important issue going into the midterms for both parties -- and is similar to what the House produced. Other news on opioids looks at efforts to stem foreign fentanyl supplies, Colorado's lawsuit against Purdue, Maryland's misconduct charges against Insys Therapeutics, Endo's attempt to limit lawsuits, a decision by Blue Cross to stop paying for OxyContin, and more....
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Urgent Care Centers Ease ER Burden in U.S.

Sep 08, 2018 , WebMD
From 2008 to 2015 there was a 36 percent decline in ER visits for minor conditions and injuries, the study found. Meanwhile, use of non-ER services -- including urgent care clinics, retail clinics and telemedicine -- rose 140...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Settles ‘Unsubstantiated’ Vaginal Egg Health Claims For $145,000

Sep 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Lawyers in the California consumer protection case said the advertising claims behind the eggs had the potential to "affect women's health, but Goop said it settled solely over those advertising claims. The eggs -- cited for preventing a myriad of vaginal problems -- are not defective, Goop added, and two of the three types can still be...
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New Hormonal Link Suspected in Type 2 Diabetes

Sep 06, 2018 , WebMD
In type 2 diabetes, he said, aldosterone can affect how the body uses another hormone -- insulin. Insulin ushers sugar from foods into the body's cells so it can be used as fuel to provide...
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Our Evolutionary Instincts Are Turning Us Into Chicken Littles In This Modern World

Sep 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Our brains are wired for survival in a time that didn't include the vast wealth of information now available to us -- and it's making us more scared of the world than we need to be. Meanwhile, researchers find some more bad news on political partisanship....
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Shingles on the Rise Among Younger People

Sep 05, 2018 , WebMD
Over the last six decades, there has been a steady uptick in the number of shingles cases in the United States -- even among younger adults. What's behind it? Researchers have a few...
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IVF May Put Kids at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Sep 05, 2018 , WebMD
The study, of 54 teens conceived through assisted reproduction, found that eight -- or 15 percent -- had high blood pressure. That compared with just one case among 43 teenagers who were conceived...
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To Save Medicaid, Put People To Work

Sep 05, 2018 , Forbes
Medicaid rewards millions of healthy adults for choosing not to work -- at enormous cost to taxpayers. Asking these Americans to contribute to the economy in return for government largesse is perfectly...
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We spend too much treating diseases, not preventing them

Sep 04, 2018 , CNBC Health
We're asking investors, doctors and other medical professionals about what drives them nuts -- and what they'd do to change it. Here's what Alphabet's Krishna Yeshwant...
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