• Drinking hot tea could elevate esophageal cancer risk
Drinking hot tea could elevate esophageal cancer risk

The findings are particularly relevant for tea drinkers in regions where the beverage is customarily served hot, contrasting with the United States and Western Europe, where tea is usually consumed after having cooled down significantly. Dr James Doidge, from University College London, said: 'If. we take the results of this study on face value, the...

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  • ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke

Leo says aspirin is still good for people who have had a stroke or heart attack, but when it comes to overall prevention, lifestyle changes are far more important than an aspirin a day. - Do you take a daily aspirin thinking it may improve your health or protect you against serious health problems? "Taking aspirin [every day] is no longer automat...

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  • Smoking pot daily raises psychosis risk
Smoking pot daily raises psychosis risk

The study's findings are in line with previous research pointing to a link between cannabis use and psychosis - a condition when someone loses grip on reality - though the new research does not definitively find a causal relationship between marijuana and mental health issues.

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  • Daily aspirin no longer suggested to prevent heart attack
Daily aspirin no longer suggested to prevent heart attack

After decades of advising low-dose aspirin as an effective preventative measure for heart attacks and stroke , the new 2019 guidelines now say aspirin be used infrequently due to "lack of net benefit". The guidelines suggest rather than turing to aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke everyone should be smarter about their health in gener...

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  • Going to work on an egg linked to increased heart risk
Going to work on an egg linked to increased heart risk

Most recently, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans stated that cholesterol wasn't a concern, but that individuals should "also eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible". "Because I don't. It's the same thing with patients". They can not deny the fact that eggs are part of people's daily breakfast and become a source of energy fo...

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  • 250 researchers warn: Airpods could cause cancer
250 researchers warn: Airpods could cause cancer

Around 250 scientists from more than 40 countries have signed a petition to the United Nations and WHO warning against potential health risks such as cancer associated with the use of popular wireless technologies due to microwave radiation.

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  • Democrats blast safety net cuts in Trump budget as 'malicious'
Democrats blast safety net cuts in Trump budget as 'malicious'

President Trump's latest budget proposal retains a controversial $8.6 billion request for a border wall with Mexico, while calling for swingeing cuts into government-sponsored National Institutes of Health research including cancer. Perhaps Sanders and Warren believe that reimbursement cuts would force providers to reduce service: Pay doctors less,...

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  • Italy bans unvaccinated children from attending school
Italy bans unvaccinated children from attending school

Children under six can be turned away while any attending school between the age of 6 and 16 will result in their parents being fined 500 euros ($564 dollars). According to the BBC , the local authority in Bologna has already sent letters of suspension to the parents of approximately 300 kindergarten children and around 5,000 don't have up-to-date ...

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  • Measles outbreak continues through NZ
Measles outbreak continues through NZ

I hear the vaccines are in shortage. Canterbury Primary Response Group coordinator Dr Phil Schroeder said Canterbury had high levels of vaccinated people. The first was confirmed in Denton County last month. In fact, it's not really a surprise to see an outbreak of mumps or measles. Twenty-two becomes 44, which soon becomes 88.

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  • Patient, 78, told he is going to die by robot videolink
Patient, 78, told he is going to die by robot videolink

Posting a picture of the robot's screen, Ms Spangler wrote on Facebook: "This is the Robot Dr that came into Cathie's father's ICU room late Monday night and told him he has no lungs left, only option is comfort care ". Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice-president of Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, said in a statement that ...

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  • Finnish govt resigns over failed health and social care reforms
Finnish govt resigns over failed health and social care reforms

The government of Finland resigned on Friday, a month before parliamentary elections, citing a failure of the plan to reform the public healthcare system . Sipila, a former businessman who became a millionaire in the IT field, has been prime minister since May 2015. Sipala's three-party governing coalition held 123 out of 200 seats in parliame...

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  • Third person ever may have been cured of HIV
Third person ever may have been cured of HIV

After three months without taking his antiviral medication, gut and lymph nodes biopsies show no infectious HIV in his body. The treatment was first used in 2007 with a man originally called the " Berlin patient " and later identified as Timothy Ray Brown , who had leukemia.

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  • London Patient Might be Second-Ever Cured of HIV
London Patient Might be Second-Ever Cured of HIV

The London patient , whose case was set to be reported in the journal Nature and presented at a medical conference in Seattle on Tuesday, has asked his medical team not to reveal his name, age, nationality or other details. "What we're talking about with a bone marrow transplant is getting rid of someone's immune system and giving them bac...

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  • Violence impeding Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola efforts, aid group says
Violence impeding Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola efforts, aid group says

MSF had set his work in two places after an Unknown person had attacked the local treatment centers last week. Liu criticised the militarisation of the situation, saying on Thursday that police and security forces are trying to force people to comply with health authorities.

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  • Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine groups
Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine groups

Bickert says that the company also won't recommend or show content with vaccine misinformation on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages. More specifically, if those ad account owners will continue to spread misinformation, Facebook warns it will disable the account.

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  • US okays ketamine-like drug vs depression
US okays ketamine-like drug vs depression

The anti-depressants available at present of the likes of Eli Lilly and Co's Prozac impact the neurotransmitters - serotonin and norepinephrine. The drug, esketamine, which will be sold by Johnson & Johnson as the nasal spray Spravato, has been highly anticipated by psychiatrists as a powerful new tool to fight intractable depression , according...

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  • Child of Anti-Vaxxer Speaks to Congress After Receiving Immunizations
Child of Anti-Vaxxer Speaks to Congress After Receiving Immunizations

An Ohio teenager testified before Congress on Tuesday about choosing to get vaccinated at 18 despite his mother's scientifically unfounded claim that immunizations have been linked to autism, BuzzFeed News reports . While Paul's remarks generated some audience applause, Sen. In fact, he added he believes his 16-year-old son Noah eventually wil...

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  • Second patient believed to be cured of AIDS
Second patient believed to be cured of AIDS

Millions of people infected with HIV around the world keep the disease in check with so-called antiretroviral therapy (ARV), but the treatment does not rid patients of the virus. "I've had so many "milestones" in my years with HIV that I could build a highway to nowhere". Medical doctors discovered a donor with a gene mutation that confers pure r...

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  • Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism
Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism

Since Wakefield's fraudulent study was released, there have been over 140 peer-reviewed articles , published in relatively high impact factor or specialized journals that document the lack of a correlation between autism and vaccines. Anders Hviid , Jørgen Vinsløv Hansen, Morten Frisch and Mads Melbye in an article published on Tuesday in Ann...

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  • Advances in stem cell treatment give hope to millions with 'incurable' diseases
Advances in stem cell treatment give hope to millions with 'incurable' diseases

At this point, he has been off of his HIV medication and still in remission for 18 months, according to his doctors, led by Dr. Ravindra Gupta of University College London, in England. Most experts say it is inconceivable such treatments could be a way of curing all patients. Both cases involved a risky procedure called a stem-cell transpl...

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