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Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity, New Study Suggests

Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.

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40 Years After First Ebola Outbreak, Survivors Show Signs They Can Stave Off New Infection

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Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks

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Data Analysis, Weather And Joint Pain, Medicare records

That Feeling in Your Bones

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Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between the two.

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The Medical Minute: Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays – and Year-Round

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Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

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Parkinson Disease, Parkinson Disease Treatment, Neurologic Disorders, Neurology

High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of the disease’s symptoms, according to results of a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of JAMA Neurology.

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Aumentar La Actividad FíSica Mejora La Supervivencia en Los Pacientes Con Linfoma, Dicen Investigadores De Mayo Clinic

Un estudio observacional realizado por investigadores de Mayo Clinic descubrió que aumentar la actividad física no solamente disminuye el riesgo de muerte por cualquier causa, sino que también reduce el riesgo específico de muerte por linfoma.

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Deadly Heart Rhythm Halted by Noninvasive Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy — aimed directly at the heart — can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm. They treated five patients with irregular heart rhythms, called ventricular tachycardia, who had not responded to standard treatments. The therapy resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of ventricular tachycardia episodes.

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Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

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Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

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muscle stem cells, skeletal muscle, Muscular Diseases, Muscular dystrophies, Aging, tissue damage, MUSCLE ATROPHY

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Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Tonsils, Adenoids, Loyola Medical Center, ENT surgery, ENT, otolaryngologist

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure







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