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Health

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:07 Last update: about 17 minutes ago Associated Press

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government...

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

Friday, 24 May 2019, 10:17 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of...

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:12 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a "You've won a prize" voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren't on guard against scams...

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 10:10 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly's body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but newly published...

How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:08 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. The city took the...

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:07 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels...

Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs

Friday, 17 May 2019, 08:58 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Doctors can safely transplant hepatitis C-infected lungs and hearts into people desperate for a new organ, say researchers who may have found a way to protect those patients from getting the risky...

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 08:56 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found that...

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 08:53 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps cancer from...

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