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Aspirin could halve the damage caused by air pollution, according to a study

Video: Aspirin can reduce the side effects of air pollution (Courtesy: Veuer) Aspirin can reduce the negative effects of air pollution, according to a fascinating new study. Columbia, Harvard, and Boston University researchers analyzed a subset of data from 2,280 Boston-area male veterans who received tests to determine their lung function. The average age of the participants was 73 years. …

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Rabid bat found in Allegan County

ALLEGAN CO, Michigan – Officials confirm that a bat found in Allegan County has been tested positive for rabies. The Michigan Department of Health (MDHHS) is calling for everyone to stay away from the disease as the best precautionary measure against stray and wild animals. The bites of an animal should be immediately cleaned with soap and water and treated …

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Two tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in Maine, although cases of Lyme disease decline

Maine health officials report a dramatic increase in two tick-borne diseases – anaplasmosis and babesiosis – although cases of more commonly reported Lyme disease have declined significantly in babesiosis by Tuesday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The number of babesiosis cases is already a record, while anaplasmosis accounts for more cases than the previous high of …

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Type 2 Diabetes: Add this fruit to your diet to lower blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes means that a person's pancreas can not produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Over time, unchecked blood sugar levels pose serious health risks, such as: B. heart disease. Fortunately, certain nutritional choices can help control blood sugar levels. Evidence highlights a particular fruit. According to a study presented at the 72nd annual scientific meeting of …

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Sudbury 5-year-old girl who got infected with electrical and electronic equipment was released from hospital

Sophia Garabedian, the 5-year-old Sudbury patient who was diagnosed with equine encephalitis last month, is back home after being released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. "Sophia has been so brave throughout this ordeal and has made tremendous progress from those fearsome first hours and days to waking up, breathing in, first words and steps, and now at a point where she …

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The US is officially free of measles for the time being

The MMR vaccine. Photo : Getty Images It looks like we can breathe a sigh of relief. Although two new cases of measles have been reported in New York at the end of last week, federal and state health authorities are confident that the country's status will remain without measles. However, the new cases illustrate how difficult it is to …

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Cancer is still beating us – we need a fresh start

I have studied and treated cancer for 35 years, and here's what I know about the progress that has been made in that time: There was far less than it seems. Despite some progress, treatments for most cancers continue to be too painful, too harmful, too expensive and too ineffective. The same three methods – surgery, chemo and radiotherapy – …

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Ava (Mo.) School District confirms after-school worker tests positive for hepatitis A

AVA, Mo. – The Ava (Mo.) School District confirms to be an employee working on an after-school program. The school district is working with state and the Douglas county Health Departments. District leaders say the worker did not handle student food or water. Health officials say the likelihood of transmission is very low. However, the Centers for Disease Control recommends …

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Red Meat Study: Why science keeps risking what we thought we knew

For years, health experts have been saying that to reduce the risk of heart attack and cancer, it is advisable to reduce red meat and especially processed red meats such as bacon. This week this conventional wisdom has been turned upside down. Five systematic reviews released Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found that the harmful effects of regular meat …

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Scientists find timepieces for the intestinal immune system

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an immune cell that helps them to adjust the daily rhythm of the digestive system. The results open the door to new treatments for indigestion that target such cells. Picture credits: Qianli Wang As people go through their daily and nocturnal routines, their digestive tracts also follow …

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