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It's not just soda: Drinking too much fruit juice (or any sugary drink) linked to premature death risk

May 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages -- and even 100% natural fruit juices -- to an increased risk of early death....
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A New Way Of Diagnosing And Treating Disease -- Without Cutting Skin

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The researchers describe the technology in a study published today in Science Advances. "Our technology allows us to scan tissue quickly, and when we see a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, we can perform ultra-precise surgery and selectively treat the unwanted or diseased structure within the......
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Judge rips insurance company for 'immoral, barbaric' cancer denials

May 17, 2019 , CNN Health
A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into a heated debate in the oncology world....
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Merck CEO, Ken Frazier's Unusual Priority -- Science

May 16, 2019 , Forbes
For a CEO to focus public remarks on science and scientists is...
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1 in 7 babies is born underweight, with dire consequences for their health, global study says

May 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Over 20 million babies around the world -- about 1 out of every 7 -- were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study....
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What Your Doctor's Bill Is(n't) Telling You -- Charges Aren't Revenue

May 15, 2019 , Forbes
Your doctor's bill does not always tell you the full story about what you...
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CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?

May 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 12:00:00...
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Q: Am I a bad parent if my kids don't eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day?

May 14, 2019 , CNN Health
I went to my son's annual checkup last week. He's 5. The doctor stressed how important it is for him to eat five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day. Short of force-feeding or hiding spinach in brownies Jessica Seinfeld-style, this is not happening. So we're falling way short on the fruits/veggies guidelines -- every single day. Am I a bad mom?...
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Every year, 46 million Americans deal with mental illness. Only 41% get help. Here's how you can.

May 11, 2019 , CNN Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month -- a time for renewed focus on mental health. It is a critical health problem in the US according to the Department of Health....
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Emma and Liam are the most popular baby names -- again

May 11, 2019 , CNN Health
The Social Security Administration just released its list of most popular baby names for babies born in the United States last year....
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Opioids: Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Related Death in New Utah Moms

May 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As the opioid epidemic rages on, one vulnerable group--new moms--have often been overlooked. A new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in Utah. Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with subs......
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AHA News: Stroke Almost Took Gospel Star's Life -- Then Taught Her About Living

May 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: AHA News: Stroke Almost Took Gospel Star's Life -- Then Taught Her About LivingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2019 12:00:00...
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Nursing Home Cameras Aim To Protect The Vulnerable But Present Ethical Dilemmas

May 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety -- security cameras installed by relatives -- may do more harm than good, says Clara Berridge, an assistant professor of social work at the Universi......
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Viral Post Shows Risk of Sleeping in Contacts

May 09, 2019 , WebMD
Sleeping in contacts -- even those meant for extended wear -- raises your risk of infection 6 to 8 times, but nearly one-third of wearers admit to doing it...
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The Rich Have More Of Everything -- Including Lifespan

May 09, 2019 , Forbes
Class-based longevity gaps have not significantly closed over the past 20...
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Couples are having less sex, study finds

May 08, 2019 , CNN Health
Couples are having less sex than in the previous two decades, new UK research says -- but the number of people wanting more is rising....
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Transgender teens in schools with bathroom restrictions are at higher risk of sexual assault, study says

May 07, 2019 , CNN Health
Transgender and gender-nonbinary US teens -- those whose sexual identity falls outside the traditional male and female -- are at greater risk of sexual assault at schools that deny them access to bathrooms or locker rooms that match their sexual identity, according to a new study....
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Parents Of Children With Rare Genetic Disorder See Hope In Drug Trial, But Others See Litany Of Red Flags

May 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Ovid Therapeutics' drug for Angelman syndrome--a rare cognitive disease that currently has no treatment--saw a glimmer of success in a very small trial. The drug had beaten the placebo on only one metric and failed on a full 16 others, including measures of quality of life and ability to sleep. To investors, the ostensibly positive data looked cherry-picked. In other news at the convergence of pharma and public health: Alzheimer's, dengue fever, superbugs, statins and...
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AHA News: A Stroke at 31. An Aneurysm at 35. At 39 -- Tennis, Anyone?

May 05, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: AHA News: A Stroke at 31. An Aneurysm at 35. At 39 -- Tennis, Anyone?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2019 12:00:00...
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Burger King takes on McDonald's with a range of 'unhappy' meals

May 04, 2019 , CNBC Health
For Mental Health Awareness Month, Burger King launches food that focus on "real" moods, including the Salty Meal and DGAF (Don't Give a F---)...
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