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(Reuters Health) - While crowdfunding platforms can fill insurance gaps, helping patients pay for essential care and avoid medical debt, they are also being used to raise large sums of money for ineffective and experimental treatments, a new study suggests.

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If the UK leaves the European Union in 2019 without the closest possible future ties, new blocks to scientific collaboration "will inhibit progress, to the detriment of us all," 29 European Nobel Prize-winning scientists have warned.

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(Reuters Health) - For children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review.

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(Reuters Health) - Teaching toddlers in daycare to use hand sanitizers could go a long way in keeping them from falling ill, missing school and reducing their need for antibiotics, a study suggests.

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In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy, meat and other products had 25 percent fewer cancer diagnoses over all, especially lymphoma and breast cancer.

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Categories: organic foods and products, hazardous and toxic substances, breast cancer, food, diet and nutrition, pesticides, cancer

Researchers looked for microplastics in stool samples of people from eight countries. “The results were astonishing,” they said.

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Categories: plastics, environment, feces, digestive tract, water pollution, research, plastic bottles, containers and packaging, microplastics, schwabl, philipp



AbbVie Inc on Tuesday said its experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment showed significant improvement in physical function, pain and quality of life compared with the commonly prescribed generic drug methotrexate in a late stage clinical trial.

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Japan found African swine fever in packed pork sausage being carried into the country by a foreigner coming from Beijing early this month, the nation's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

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AstraZeneca is plowing deeper into cancer immunotherapy through a wide-ranging deal with Innate Pharma, which includes the British group buying a 9.8 percent stake in the French biotech company.

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Efforts by the Trump administration to narrowly define gender as determined by genitals defy medical and scientific knowledge.

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Categories: transgender and transsexuals, american academy of pediatrics, endocrine society, trump, donald j, gender, birth certificates, united states politics and government

Most research on depression focuses on the afflicted, a new paper argues, overlooking a potentially informative group: people who have recovered.

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Categories: depression (mental), mental health and disorders, psychology and psychologists, psychiatry and psychiatrists, therapy and rehabilitation, perspectives on psychological science (journal), rottenberg, jonathan (psychologist), kashdan, todd, disabato, david, devendorf, andrew

"Even in old age, exercise and moderation can preserve something of young vigor," Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero reported in 44 B.C. And since then, research into the important role of exercise for good health and longevity has confirmed his declaration.

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There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them.

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Categories: probiotics, dietary supplements and herbal remedies, diet and nutrition, preventive medicine, research, digestive tract

Two minutes into his first trip to space last Thursday, US astronaut Nick Hague found himself thinking how smoothly the flight was going. "It was everything I expected it to be," he told NASA director Jim Bridenstine at Johnson Space Center on Tuesday.

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By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes.

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Categories: georgia, elections, governors, abrams, stacey y, kemp, brian p, politics and government, medicaid, midterm elections (2018), patient protection and affordable care act (2010), trump, donald j, united states politics and government, rural areas, blacks












Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 88, told “friends and fellow Americans” in a letter Tuesday that her doctors diagnosed her with the beginning stages of dementia "some time ago.”

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has found more than a dozen food manufacturers in the U.S. received vegetables from McCain that were potentially contaminated with salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

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It’s now estimated that 4 million to 6 million children under the age of 18 have food allergies, meaning 1 in every 13 children are restricted in what they can safely eat.

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Eating more organically grown foods was linked to a 34 percent reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, a 76 percent decreased risk for all lymphomas and an 86 percent reduced risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a recent study found.

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Flu season is imminent, and CDC continues to remind that everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated. It’s too soon to know whether the strains will be as bad as last year, but even when flu activity is low, people get sick.

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Between 2013 and 2016, the FDA found that supplement brands contained one or more of four unapproved stimulants. Despite public notice warnings from the agency, three-quarters of the supplements still contained at least one prohibited stimulant in 2017. And half contained two or more.

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In a recent study, every person out of the group of 8 had small bits of plastics in their stool, researchers said. More than 95 percent of the particles came from plastics used in food packaging and storage.

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