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Asthma Drug Could Cause Heart Attack, ‘Mini-Stroke’, Study Finds

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A new study finds that a drug designed to help alleviate the symptoms associated with asthma may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The drug in question is Omalizumab, which is often prescribed to treat asthma and a type of chronic hives. Currently the medication carries a warning label, which outlines the risk   …Continue Reading


Colorado Child Paralysis Cases May Be Tied to Enterovirus EV-D68

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is scrambling to figure out what is causing a neurologic illness that has left almost a dozen Colorado children partially paralyzed. The children were hospitalized between early August and late September 2014. Most initially complained of muscle weakness, though some of the children’s conditions eventually worsened to   …Continue Reading


Ebola Epidemic Could Reach 1.4 Million Cases by January 2015

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that the growing Ebola epidemic could reach an incredible 1.4 million cases by the end of January 2015. The report comes as medical experts with the World Health Organization call for radical measures to curb the growing threat. The CDC report suggests   …Continue Reading


Adult Diabetes Rate Leveling Off, Study Finds

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There’s some good news in the ongoing fight against diabetes: adult diabetes rates appear to be leveling off. It’s a somewhat surprising change after twenty years where the rate steadily increased. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total number of people living with diabetes increased by   …Continue Reading


U.S. Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola, Study Finds

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Is the United States prepared for the arrival of the Ebola virus? A new report suggests that American hospitals may have trouble handling and disposing of Ebola-related waste materials, potentially causing the virus to spread. To date the Ebola outbreak has been limited to West Africa, with only a few scares here in North America.   …Continue Reading


Study Links Mental Health with Diet

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If you’re not feeling mentally well today you may want to consider getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet. A new study finds that there’s a direct link between mental well-being and the number of fruits and vegetables consumed each day. Researchers from the University of Warwick Medical School recently examined data collected through   …Continue Reading


Monitoring White Matter in the Brain Key to Predicting Learning Abilities, Study Finds

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How can we predict that a children will develop a learning disability? A new study suggests using brain scans to monitor the growth of white matter in the brain can help identify potential learning issues early on. Recently, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) examined 38 kindergarten students. As the children began   …Continue Reading


Newly Discovered Brain Defect May Cause Alzheimer’s

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Health researchers believe they may have found an important cause of Alzheimer’s Disease. The hope is that such a discovery will help medical professionals develop new and more effective methods for treating the devastating illness. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, recently identified a defect in a brain signaling pathway that they believe   …Continue Reading


CDC Presses Healthy Adults to Get the Flu Shot

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Flu season is right around the corner, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding all Americans — even healthy adults — to get the flu vaccine. According to the CDC, few healthy adults are bothering to get the flu shot. Records show that most of the people who received   …Continue Reading


Migraine Sufferers More Likely to Develop Serious Movement Disorders, Study Finds

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A new study published in the journal Neurology finds that people who suffer from migraines with aura are far more likely to develop movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, later in life than those who do not experience such migraines. Migraines are very common among both men and women. But not as many people deal with   …Continue Reading