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Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease

Mar 23, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 12:00:00...
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China urges subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock

Mar 23, 2019 , Reuters
China has urged rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as fears grow about the impact of a severe disease outbreak on pork supplies....
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Precision Medicine Is Hot Field These Days, But It’s Undermined By Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Research

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An analysis finds that 78 percent of all individuals included in genomic studies of disease up to 2018 were of European descent. In other public health news: loneliness in teens, childhood trauma, trigger warnings, cancer and vaccines by mail....
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Brain Region Discovered That Only Processes Spoken, Not Written Words

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. Even though these patients could hear and speak perfectly fine, a disease had crept into a portion of their brain t......
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Signs Of Memory Problems Could Be Symptoms Of Hearing Loss Instead

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings. What might appear to be signs of memory loss could actually point to hearing issues, says Dr. Susan Vandermorris, one of the study's authors and a clinical......
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Bacteria-Mimicking Particles May Help Treat Infectious Diseases

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Unique particles modified to mimic bacteria may provide a better means of treating infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis. Assistant Professor Joshua Reineke of the South Dakota State University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and his team modified microparticles, known as metal organic fr......
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Contaminated ground beef that made over 400 people ill could still be in your freezer, CDC warns

Mar 23, 2019 , CNN Health
An outbreak of salmonella infections that led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of ground beef in December is over, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, but warns that many consumers could still have contaminated beef in their freezers....
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Long-term hormone use after menopause tied to Alzheimer's risk

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a large Finnish study suggests....
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China plans subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock: agriculture ministry

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
China is urging rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as the worst disease outbreak in years threatens to slash pork supplies....
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Biogen scraps two Alzheimer drug trials, wipes $18 billion from market value

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials of their experimental Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab, a major setback in the quest to find a treatment for the mind-wasting disease and a blow to Biogen, which lost more than $18 billion of its value on Thursday....
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Gov. Exposed Kids to Chickenpox

Mar 22, 2019 , WebMD
Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s actions of deliberately exposing his children to a disease are "unfortunate and not an example for any of us," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner told the associated...
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Aspirin: Have the New Guidelines Changed What You Should Do?

Mar 22, 2019 , Forbes
For many people without evidence of cardiovascular disease, less will be more – with the benefit of aspirin just not worth the risk and inconvenience – and that is particularly true for those older than 70 years or with an increased risk of bleeding. And that fits just fine with the new...
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Living alone does not appear to worsen heart disease

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - For people with well-controlled heart disease, living alone isn't linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, a large study suggests....
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Are There Zika Reservoirs In The Americas?

Mar 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans. Transmission, however, is a two-way street. These zoonotic diseases can also jump from humans to other animals. Even if a disease is eradicated in humans, it can live on in animals that......
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Study: Protein Linked To Cancer Growth Drives Deadly Lung Disease

Mar 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human tissue samples, may have implications for treating the disease using existing anti-ca......
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New Treatments Might Provide Hope To Patients With Rare Genetic Disease That Turns Tissue Into Bone

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The genetic disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans, in which the body’s machinery for healing goes awry, growing immovable bone where it doesn’t belong, had been languishing as nothing more than a medical curiosity. But a community of patient advocates rallied, and now there are three medicines in human trials, the most advanced of which could win Food and Drug Administration approval next year. In other public health news: weight lifting, primate emotions, the "bliss point" in food, and...
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Most New HIV Cases Stem From People Undiagnosed or Untreated

Mar 21, 2019 , RxList
About 80% of new HIV infections in the United States occur in about 40% of people who either don't know they are infected or are not receiving HIV care, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
When pigs on the Xinda Husbandry Co. Ltd breeding farm in northern China began dying in growing numbers in early January, it looked increasingly likely that the farm had been struck by the much feared African swine fever, an incurable disease that has spread rapidly across the country since last year....
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Study finds key details about 'punch drunk syndrome' and Alzheimer's

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
Scientists studying damaged brains of boxers and other sports people have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called "punch drunk syndrome" that could help the development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's....
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ConnectedLife partners with Ocean Protocol to advance diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Mar 21, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Singapore-headquartered health AI company ConnectedLife today announced its partnership with Singapore-based non-profit foundation Ocean Protocol to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease with a safe method of sharing patient-generated...
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