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Colorado State-based flu research is approaching universal vaccine

Melissa Bushey, Research Associate, is testing samples to see how ferret antibodies respond to the influenza virus after receiving the deltaFlu vaccine. (Photo: Kelly Ragan) Amy Aspelund spends her work on developing better flu vaccines she has recalled this year as to how important this research is Aspelund and her team of Vivaldi Biosciences, a company of Colorado State University …

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Coalition of Arkansas cities, counties sue opioid makers for deception

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV / AP) – A coalition of cities and counties around Arkansas announced Wednesday it had become a dozen of makers and distributors of opioids, arguing that the companies should bear the cost of drug abuse in the state. "Today we stand together against the opioid epidemic, "Chris Villines, Association of Arkansas Counties executive director, told a …

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Well done meat not good for your blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to stroke. Liu should present the results on Wednesday at a meeting of the New Orleans Heart Associations. Studies presented at meetings are generally considered provisional until they are published in a journal. The results are based on three long-term studies from a total of 104,000 US health professionals. All were meat eaters, and were …

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Luxturna gene therapy: Could it save the eyesight of this child?

Jack Hogan could never play baseball because of his poor eyesight. Now, 13, Jack was born with a rare genetic disorder that has swallowed his eyesight. He is completely blind at night, so he has to leave his friends behind before dark and return to his family's home in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Jack's parents were told that he could …

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What would happen if the Yellowstone volcano erupted? How a catastrophic explosion could hit the world

Following the news that a huge "magma spring" has been discovered under the Yellowstone super volcano, fears of a massive fatal eruption under US National Park have come to light. Scientists already know huge magma chambers under Yellowstone and previously said there are about 700,000 to one chance that the volcano will erupt every year. Two Texas researchers believe they …

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Freezing the "hunger nerve" might help you lose weight

Weight loss can sometimes seem impossible, because even after hard-won success, the pounds can crawl back. "Ninety-five percent of people who start dieting alone will fail or gain weight after six or twelve months," says Dr. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist at the School of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, said in a press release video. "The reason for …

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Central Pa. Insurer says its painkiller limits put a big dent in opioid abuse

Capital BlueCross said Thursday that new opioid analgesic limits have resulted in a 42 percent reduction in the volume of opioid pills for individuals covered by Capital and 12 percent in the number of people who use them , These figures reflect opioid use between mid-to-late 2017 after the Dauphin County-based health insurer imposed a seven-day restriction on the prescription …

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PAT ETIENNE: Living a Brave, Determined Life with Alzheimer | Boomtown

Pat Etienne told friends for the first time that she had Alzheimer's during a women's withdrawal seven years ago. One of the friends gave her lasting words of wisdom: "You are the same today and tomorrow as you changed the world 30 years ago." Etienne said she had never forgotten that. She repeats these words daily to accept her reality …

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