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Common Drugs Affect How Cells Respond to the Flu Virus

Some common medications for chronic conditions could affect what the flu virus does to human cells, new research suggests. In findings published in Viruses, researchers have identified a cholesterol medication as well as  antidepressants and an...
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The Theranos Trial: What You Should Know

The promise seemed too good to be true: Walk into your local drugstore, provide a few drops of blood via finger-prick, and get screened for hundreds of different diseases, quickly and cheaply. That’s what Silicon Valley startup Theranos, founded...
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Magic Mushroom Meds Show Promise in Cancer Patients with Depression

Can psychedelic medications treat depression in cancer patients? Yes, suggest the results from a recent clinical trial on this very topic. Aquilino Cancer Center in Rockville, MD, on Wednesday announced promising new results in a clinical trial...
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Working the Night Shift Linked to Heart Problems, Study Finds

Night Shift work not only disrupts your sleep schedule, but it could also increase your risk of having an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as coronary heart disease, according to new research. In a large study of...
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How Acupuncture Helped My Crohn’s Disease

Treating Crohn’s disease is a tricky thing since one approach does not fit all. For some people, just taking medications is enough. Others may rely more on holistic or complementary approaches. Personally, I feel my best with a combination...
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Study: Those Vaccinated Still Face Risk of COVID-19

Fully vaccinated people still face considerable risks for contracting COVID-19, according to a new study published Wednesday by Imperial College London. At the same time, they were three times less likely to test positive for the coronavirus than unvaccinated...
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These 20 U.S. Counties Are Delta Danger Zones

A new data analysis of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the U.S. has found that 20 counties are “Delta danger zones.” Surgo Ventures, a nonprofit organization, released results from its analysis relating to the Delta variant, which now...
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Could It Happen Here? India s COVID Situation Worsening

The COVID-19 outbreak in India continues to unfold, with record-breaking daily case numbers, oxygen for ventilators running scarce, and a transmission rate that points to things getting worse before they get better. Could such a scenario play out...
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Paying for Weight Loss Surgery

Losing weight takes work. But when you have a lot of weight to lose, and if exercise and diet aren't enough, you might consider weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery. You'll probably have questions about how much it costs, what insurance...
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Iron-Rich Foods

Spinach may not give you superhuman strength to fight off villains like Popeye's nemesis Bluto, but this leafy green and other foods containing iron can help you fight a different type of enemy -- iron-deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia, the...