Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%
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Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some mosquitoes spread diseases to humans through their bite, passing along harmful pathogens like Zika, dengue fever,…

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New Test Can Pinpoint Which Pancreatic Cysts Might Turn Cancerous
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New Test Can Pinpoint Which Pancreatic Cysts Might Turn Cancerous

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To have surgery or not to have surgery? That is the big question for hundreds of thousands…

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A New and Better Way to ‘Stage’ Alzheimer’s Patients?
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A New and Better Way to ‘Stage’ Alzheimer’s Patients?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s is the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, but what…

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Health Tip: Indoor Tanning
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Health Tip: Indoor Tanning

(HealthDay News) — Tanning beds and sun lamps can cause serious long-term skin damage, says the American Cancer Society. Indoor tanning exposes the skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays…

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WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak a ‘Global Health Emergency’
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WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak a ‘Global Health Emergency’

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global…

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Health Tip: Minimizing Shortness of Breath
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Health Tip: Minimizing Shortness of Breath

(HealthDay News) — Shortness of breath is marked by difficulty breathing or intense tightening in the chest. Medical problems, strenuous exercise, extreme temperatures, obesity and high altitude can…

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Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s
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Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. A team from…

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The ‘Bottom’ Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too
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The ‘Bottom’ Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to blood pressure readings, the “top” number seems to grab all the attention. But…

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom
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Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new…

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Money Motivates Smokers to Quit Long Term, Study Finds
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Money Motivates Smokers to Quit Long Term, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Financial rewards for quitting smoking do help smokers — including pregnant women — kick the habit and remain smoke-free, a new…

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