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New Canadian recommendations to prevent contracting HIV

New medication guidelines in Canada recommend that people at high risk of contracting HIV take new drugs both before and after virus exposure. The new strategy, published Monday in CMAJ, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, recommends the combination of PrEP ...

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Babies feel hugs down to their genes

Hug your baby — or else. A new study shows that the amount of close and comforting contact infants get from their caregivers impacts children at the molecular level. And — no surprise — less isn’t more when it comes ...

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Man has 200 coins, 100 nails and more removed from stomach

An Indian man complaining of stomach pains was found to have approximately 15 pounds of foreign metal objects in his stomach. Maksud Khan of Satna, Madhya Pradesh in India, arrived at the hospital experiencing stomach pains that doctors presumed was ...

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Why liquor and wine make people feel different emotions

A glass of red wine, not a vodka soda, is likely to elicit feelings of calmness, according to a new study. Different kinds of alcohol — red or white wine, beer and liquor — bring out different feelings and emotions ...

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Cinnamon could be a weight loss spice because it can burn fat

Put an extra dash of cinnamon in your pie recipe this holiday season. A property in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde, has the power to help reduce obesity by burning energy in our fat cells, according toresearchers from the University of Michigan Life ...

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Cancer drugs could control high blood pressure

Drugs that fight cancer may also be used to control high blood pressure, according to a new Georgetown University study. Researchers have called the finding a real advance in the treatment of high blood pressure. While there are numerous hypertension ...

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Cigarette companies set to debut anti-smoking ad — a decade late

Cigarette ads were banned in 1970, but now they’re back — telling you shouldn’t smoke. Philip Morris USA, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, and British American Tobacco, maker of Camels, will air anti-smoking ads that lay out the deadly effects of ...

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Black Friday stress can teach us how to improve our well-being

Black Friday has come to be known as not only a day for getting great holiday season bargains, but as a stressful day of shopping because of the many traffic accidents and incidents of violence caused by so many shoppers. ...

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Self-harm attempts by teen girls have tripled since 2009: CDC

Self-harm attempts by teen girls have tripled since 2009, says a new study from the Centers for Disease Control. The study looked at 43,138 first-time, non-fatal emergency room visits for self-harm cases (self-inflicted hard from overdose/poisoning, cutting and blunt objects) ...

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Dr. Samadi: New guidelines mean 50% of people have hypertension

The pressure is on — new guidelines recently released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have changed the definition of high blood pressure or hypertension. Previous guidelines that have been used for many years defined ...

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