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Kratom, used in opioid withdrawals, linked to 36 deaths: FDA

The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory Tuesday about the use of kratom, a herbal supplement known to ease the side effects of opioid withdrawals that’s linked to 36 deaths. The FDA’s cautioning comes after the Drug ...

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The doctor will know if you’re not taking your meds now

Doctors now have an easier — but controversial — way to know if their patients have taken their medication. For the first time, self-tracking sensors can now be added to Abilify oral tablets, an antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ...

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There may be a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

The secret to reversing the effects of type 2 diabetes may lie in calorie intake. The link between a very low-calorie diet and the illness was discovered by a team of researchers from Yale University. For their study, the scientists ...

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Whoo-hoo! Sex probably won’t kill you

If you have a heart condition and are afraid that sex could trigger cardiac arrest, there’s a reason to relax. The risk of that happening is very low, according to a new study. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute reported that ...

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Bill Gates ‘digs deep’ and invests $50 million to fight Alzheimer

Bill Gates has “dug deep” to join the fight against Alzheimer’s with a whopping $ 50 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund. Known for his philanthropy, Gates says this time the generosity is personal — at least in part. ...

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FDA will require calorie counts at large food chains

The government is down for the count. The Food and Drug Administration has made calorie counts in restaurants and other food establishments required across the nation. The rule would require any food establishment with 20 or more locations to prominently ...

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Air pollution can worsen osteoporosis: study

Sticks and stones and pollution will break your bones. The study, published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health this month, observed 9.2 million people across seven years and found that even small increases in air pollution correlated with an increase ...

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This pizza topper may pack anti-aging punch: study

Your veggie pizza just got healthier. Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants that scientists say could be used fight aging and boost general health, according to new Penn State findings published in the journal Food Chemistry. “What we found is that, ...

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IUD use linked to 30% lower risk of cervical cancer

Intrauterine devices may be helpful in lowering risk of cervical cancer, a new study published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal suggests. Victoria Cortessis of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles led a team of researchers who examined ...

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EPA approves bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight Zika

Attack of the killer mosquitoes — but thankfully, they’re not after us. MosquitoMate, a biotechnology start-up company that specializes in mosquito control, has been given the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency to release mosquitoes that will prevent the spread ...

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