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Medical News Today: What to do for healthy teeth and gums

The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain types of food and beverage. Learn more about what to do for healthy teeth and gums here.
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Medical News Today: What to know about heat rash in babies

Babies are more likely to get heat rash than adults. In this article, we look at why babies get heat rash, different types of rash, and how a caregiver can prevent heat rash in a baby.
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Diabetics more likely to report back pain

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes are more likely to report back and neck pain, but it's still unclear if diabetes is the cause of their pain, a research review concludes.
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WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the country also needs help tackling its broader health problems, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
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Medical News Today: What causes recurrent cold sores?

Many people have cold sores throughout their lives, but some factors can make it easier for them to recur. Learn about why cold sores recur here.
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Excess pregnancy weight gain tied to risk for delivery complications

(Reuters Health) - Women who gain more weight than recommended while pregnant may increase their chances for serious complications at delivery, a study of more than a half-million births in New York City suggests.
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Medical News Today: New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

A groundbreaking new blood test for genetic biomarkers of PTSD could improve accuracy of diagnosis, precision of treatment, and prediction of future risk.
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Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

New research in mice identifies a compound that significantly improves ovarian cancer survival by targeting stem-like cancer cells.
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Turkey's Erdogan opens giant city hospital in Ankara amid criticism from medics

President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world's largest hospitals in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of what is the latest in a series of mega projects that have marked his 16 years in power.
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U.S. court rejects Alvogen's patent challenge for Celgene's cancer drug

The U.S. patent office on Thursday rejected a filing by Alvogen Pine Brook Llc for a review challenging patents on Celgene Corp's blockbuster myeloma drug Revlimid.
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U.S. patent court rejects Alvogen's challenge for Celgene's Revlimid

A U.S. administrative court on Thursday rejected a filing by Alvogen Pine Brook Llc for a review challenging patents on Celgene Corp's blockbuster myeloma drug Revlimid.
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Medical News Today: Could green tea help fight obesity?

A new study finds more evidence of the health benefits of consuming green tea. The authors conclude that it might reduce the risk of obesity.
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Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak at duck farm

Bulgaria's food safety agency reported on Thursday an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus H5 on a duck farm in the village of Lisets in a central region of the Balkan country.
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Medical News Today: Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

Melanoma is notoriously difficult to treat. Recently, scientists have looked to marine bacteria to find novel ways of attacking this type of skin cancer.
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Medical News Today: Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?

New findings suggest that having a stroke can disturb the gut's bacterial balance for the long term, which could prevent the brain from healing.
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California jury awards $29 million to woman with cancer who used J&J talc

A California jury on Wednesday awarded $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson's talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.
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California jury orders J&J to pay $29 million in latest talc cancer trial

A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in the company's talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma.
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Medical News Today: What to know about psoriatic spondylitis

Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
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Medical News Today: Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?

Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks.
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Medical News Today: What can cause a sensitive breast?

Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
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Medical News Today: What can cause stomach churning?

There are many possible causes of stomach churning, including indigestion, stress and anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, and taking certain medications. Although stomach churning is often harmless and short-lived, it can sometimes be a sign of a more seri...
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Working weekends tied to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) - Men and women who work on weekends may be more likely to develop depression, a UK study suggests.
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Cutbacks by some doctors halved new opioid prescriptions over 5 years

(Reuters Health) - The rate of first-time opioid prescriptions declined 54 percent between 2012 and 2017 in the U.S., largely because many doctors stopped prescribing the painkillers, according to a study of more than 86 million people covered by priva...
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Medical News Today: Hand pressure points: Everything you need to know

There are several pressure points on the hands that reflexologists believe are linked to other parts of the body. Learn more about them here.
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Great-grandparents or cousins with Alzheimer's linked to higher risk for the disease

(Reuters Health) - Having second- or third-degree relatives with Alzheimer's raises a person's risk of developing the disease, a new study suggests.
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Medical News Today: CBD for acne: Does it work?

There is some evidence to suggest that CBD oil can help treat acne by reducing the production of sebum and fighting bacteria on the skin. Learn more about CBD oil for acne here.
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House panel probes Anthem, UnitedHealth over short-term health plans

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Wednesday launched an investigation into 12 health insurers, including Anthem Inc and UnitedHealth Group, over their sale of short-term plans.
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Medical News Today: Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?

Lysine is an amino acid that may help prevent cold sores. Most people get lysine from their diet. In this article, Learn more about whether it is effective and how to use it.
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U.S. proposes stricter curbs on e-cigarette sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and slow a surge in teenage use of the popular nicotine devices.
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Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in 'designer babies'

Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birt...
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Medical News Today: What to know about mustard oil

Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here.
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Zimbabwe doctors say patients dying due to drug, equipment shortages

Doctors said on Wednesday that patients in Zimbabwe's biggest state hospital were dying due to a lack of medicines and basic supplies, brought on by a cash crunch that has crippled the economy.
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Teens with high blood pressure at risk for kidney disease in middle age

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who have high blood pressure are twice as likely to develop serious kidney disease by middle age as teens who don't, an Israeli study suggests.
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Medical News Today: How to treat a dislocated finger

Dislocated fingers are fairly common injuries that occur when a bone slips out of alignment. A person should not attempt to reposition the bone themselves, but seek prompt medical attention instead. Following reduction and splinting, a dislocated finge...
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Pregnancies tied to breast cancer odds for high-risk women

(Reuters Health) - Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies.
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Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain

An analysis of trial results reveals the mechanism through which the cancer drug nilotinib increases brain dopamine in people with Parkinson's disease.
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FDA proposes stricter compliance policy for e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing stricter compliance policy for e-cigarette products and prioritizing regulation aimed at curbing their sale to minors, it said in draft guidelines announced Wednesday.
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Medical News Today: Is high blood pressure always bad?

Most experts believe that doctors should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad.
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As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge

As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns and the wind would soon blow away evidence....
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Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

New research examines the association between 'mentally tiring work' and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes in more than 70,000 women.