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Layer Up During the Polar Vortex

Layer Up During the Polar Vortex

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As a giant polar vortex sweeps down over most of the United States, bringing with it temperatures so frigid that frostbite and hypothermia can happen within minutes, doctors have some advice for those who dare to venture outside. The swath of the cold […]

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Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region

Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Areas of the United States with high unemployment and few mental health services have higher rates of newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on 6.3 million births between 2009 and 2015 in 580 counties in […]

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‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a breakthrough straight out of the world of science fiction, a team of researchers has used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn brain signals into computer-generated speech. The feat was accomplished with the assistance of five epilepsy patients. All had been […]

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Another Opioid Scourge: Infection-Related Strokes

Another Opioid Scourge: Infection-Related Strokes

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As abuse of injected heroin and other addictive opioids spreads throughout the United States, heart experts warn of a growing threat: strokes caused by infections contracted through dirty needles. “People need to be more aware that stroke can be a devastating complication of injecting opioids,” […]

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What If You Were Your Own Blood Donor for Surgery?

What If You Were Your Own Blood Donor for Surgery?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation — where patients have some blood removed […]

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Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease

Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An expandable pill that can stay in the stomach for a month could help diagnose and monitor a myriad of gastro ills, a new study in pigs suggests. The pill has a Jell-O-like consistency. Once it reaches the stomach, it quickly swells to the size […]

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How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain

How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time — on average one pound a year — so it’s not always obvious at first, especially if you don’t regularly weigh yourself. But if this weight creep goes unnoticed […]

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Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress

Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress

The soaring cost of insulin will be investigated as the U.S. Congress holds hearings into the high cost of prescription drugs, a lawmaker says. Latest Diabetes News “I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Associated Press reported. “This […]

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Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu can make you deathly ill, but it could also trigger a stroke or a rupture in your neck arteries, two new studies suggest. The findinsg prompted an urgent reminder from the researchers: Getting a flu shot will not […]