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Medical News Today: What happens if you do pushups every day?

Pushups are a beneficial exercise that people can do every day. Pushups can increase muscle mass and cardiovascular health. Risks include back pain. Learn more here.
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Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

(Reuters Health) - Family caregivers for dementia patients don't sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests.
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Companies file suit in Canada challenging new rules to lower drug prices

Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging the constitutionality of new Canadian regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, setting up a fight with the federal government ahead of an O...
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VA facilities offering cochlear implants to vets are few and far between

(Reuters Health) - Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests.
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CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized.
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Medical News Today: Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening: What to know

Hydrogen peroxide is a common ingredient in many at-home and commercial teeth whitening solutions. Learn more about how it works and the safety considerations here.
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Medical News Today: What to know about glimepiride

Glimepiride is a drug people use to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. Find out about the potential side effects of glimepiride, and the possible risks of taking this drug.
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Medical News Today: What to know about the side effects of metformin

The main use of metformin is to control blood sugar levels. Here, learn about the potential side effects of metformin and its interactions with other medications.
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Parents can do better to keep their pot away from children

(Reuters Health) - As legal cannabis use becomes increasingly common in the U.S., most parents say they keep their pot out of children's reach, but fewer keep it locked away, a study in Colorado suggests.
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Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems

(Reuters Health) - Women with type 2 diabetes may face more sleep issues and more severe sleep troubles during menopause than peers without diabetes, a small study suggests.
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Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's opioid and substance abuse crisis.
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Medical News Today: Tooth extraction aftercare: A how-to guide

Caring for the mouth and empty socket after a tooth extraction is vital to prevent painful complications. Learn about tooth extraction aftercare in this article.
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Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping

A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened with lung problems linked to vaping.
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Merck Canada says new drug price regulations are unconstitutional

Merck Canada and a group of pharmaceutical companies are challenging the constitutionality of new regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, the company said in a statement on Friday, in a late bid to derail reforms that would hurt pharmaceutical...
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Medical News Today: How to stimulate appetite

Appetite stimulants include various medications and supplements, as well as lifestyle strategies. Learn more about how to stimulate appetite here.
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Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO

Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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Medical News Today: More of any physical activity tied to longer life

New research using motion sensor data has linked being more physically active at any intensity to a markedly lower risk of early death.
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South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26.
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Medical News Today: Is 5G technology bad for our health?

In this Spotlight, we look at the effects of electromagnetic fields on our bodies and explore why some think 5G tech may not be safe.
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South Africa pledges fiscal discipline in sweeping health reform

A proposed switch to universal health coverage in South Africa will be managed in a fiscally responsible way, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost the state $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26.
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Medical News Today: Blood pressure in our 30s and 40s has lasting impact on brain health

A new study finds that blood pressure changes in our 30s and 40s can have lasting effects on our health and links these to brain changes in our 70s.
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GSK builds oncology pipeline as drug shown to help myeloma patients

GlaxoSmithKline said an experimental multiple myeloma treatment has shown a meaningful response in patients that have run out of three previous treatment options, in a boost for the British drugmaker's cancer drug business.
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GSK drug shown to help blood cancer patients

GlaxoSmithKline said its experimental multiple myeloma treatment showed a meaningful response in patients that have run out of three previous treatment options, in a boost for the British drugmaker's cancer drug business.
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GSK drug boosts response rates in blood cancer patients: study

British Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on Friday said its experimental cancer treatment belantamab mafodotin met the primary goal of a study for the treatment of patients with a type of blood cancer.
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Medical News Today: Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions

New research challenges the prevalent belief that it is glucose that drives chronic inflammation in obesity and obesity-related type 2 diabetes.
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Medical News Today: What to know about cystic fibrosis in children

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that doctors usually diagnose in early childhood. Find out about the diagnostic procedure and the treatments that may help reduce CF symptoms.
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WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it

LONDON, Aug 23 - Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.
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Medical News Today: How to get rid of a toothache at night

A toothache can cause severe pain and prevent a person from falling asleep. Learn about nine different methods to get rid of a toothache at night here.
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FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest

The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but the products will remain on the market.
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Medical News Today: What to know about gum boils

Gum boils are swollen, pus-filled bumps on the gums. Treatment involves medication and dental procedures, while home remedies may reduce discomfort. Learn more here.
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Medical News Today: What causes numbness on the right side of the face?

Facial numbness can occur when nerves in the face become damaged or inflamed. Find out which conditions can cause right sided facial numbness, and learn about the treatment options.
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Migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. face high violence risk

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds.
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Medical News Today: What can trigger anxiety?

Certain situations and events can be anxiety triggers for some people. Strategies are available to help people avoid triggers and get their anxiety under control. Learn more here.
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FDA classifies Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system was classified as the agency's severest, sending shares of the medical device maker down 3%.
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Medical News Today: What are the 6 essential nutrients?

There are six essential nutrients that people need in their diets to ensure the body has everything it needs for good health. Read what they are here.
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Hospitals treat patients without admitting them, to avoid penalties

(Reuters Health) - Hospitals appear to be treating Medicare patients in emergency departments (EDs) and observation areas to avoid readmissions and the financial penalties associated with them, according to a new U.S. study.
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Medical News Today: What happens when you lose your virginity?

Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity. Read on to learn more.
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Medical News Today: Can acupressure relieve headaches?

Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. Read about research on the efficacy of acupressure for headache, and learn some simple acupressure techniques to try at home.
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Gender minority college students at increased mental health risk

(Reuters Health) - Gender minority students in U.S. colleges and universities are four times as likely as other students to experience mental health problems, researchers say.
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Medical News Today: Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity

By constructing 3D semantic maps, scientists have shown that the brain activity of comprehension is largely similar for listening and reading.