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Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

Latest Men’s Health News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Should a dying man be allowed to let doctors harvest his sperm for possible use by strangers after death? Yes, say two medical ethicists in the United Kingdom. Writing in an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of Medical […]

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Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?

Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?

Latest Healthy Kids News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Little Johnny’s cough has lasted for days, leaving Mom and Dad wondering if the symptoms warrant a trip to the doctor. A new study suggests that such parents may choose to skip that standard pediatric sick visit. Overall visits to […]

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Could a Kid’s Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

Could a Kid’s Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

Latest Healthy Kids News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young school-aged children with behavior problems may have different bacteria in their guts than their well-behaved peers, new research suggests. The study also noted that parents may play a key role in development of the particular bacteria in their child’s […]

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440 Coronavirus Cases, Nine Deaths in China

440 Coronavirus Cases, Nine Deaths in China

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new coronavirus has now infected 440 people in China and killed nine, health officials said Wednesday. That count marked an increase of 149 confirmed cases, according to Li Bin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, the Associated Press reported. All the deaths […]

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MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) facts MERS-CoV is a new novel coronavirus that caused severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) first identified in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. The infection appears to be the result of spread of the virus from camels to humans, resulting in limited person-to-person spread but not sustained transmission in humans. […]

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Don’t Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat

Don’t Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat

Latest Heart News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For heart attack survivors, a fat belly could mean another one is likely, a new study suggests. Earlier studies have shown that abdominal obesity puts people at risk for their first heart attack. This new study shows it also ups the […]

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Health Tip: When to Stop Exercising Immediately

Latest Exercise & Fitness News Walking During Work Meetings Bring Benefits How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse Weight-Free Strength Training Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness Boxing Want More News? Sign Up for MedicineNet Newsletters! (HealthDay News) — Training too hard or too fast is the culprit behind […]

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Super-Cooled Injections Might Ice Away ‘Deep Fat’

Super-Cooled Injections Might Ice Away ‘Deep Fat’

Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Harvard-associated lab that created the “CoolSculpting” process of reducing fat says it’s on the trail of the next advance in nonsurgical slimming. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells by applying an ice-cold gel pad to the skin, causing cells […]