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What To Do When Others Are Responsible For Your Health Woes

| 06/27/2016

There are a lot of times when our own actions have consequences on our health. Or when we are impacted by events completely out of anyone’s control. Then there are the other situations where we know that we’re not the ones at fault and can even point to those at fault. It’s important that we […]

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Parasitic Bacteria Discovered In Human Spit

| 06/27/2016

A parasitic bacterium which hunts down and infects other bacteria has been discovered for the first time in human spit. The Bdellovibrio bacterium has been linked to gum disease, cystic fibrosis and antimicrobial resistance, but has evaded detection until now because it is difficult to grow and study inside the laboratory. Jeff McLean, from the University of […]

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Abortion Demand ‘Soars’ Amid Zika Fear

| 06/26/2016

Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a “huge” increase in the number of women in Latin America wanting abortions, researchers say. Estimates suggest there has been at least a doubling in requests in Brazil and an increase of a third in other countries. Many governments have advised women not to get pregnant due […]

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Here’s How You Speed Up Your Recovery Time After A Sports Injury

| 06/23/2016

Whether you are a full-time athlete or just enjoy playing sports in your spare time, a sports injury can be a serious setback. The recovery can be very long and painful. In some rare, extreme cases, you might not able to go back to your favorite sport again! However, don’t beat yourself up too much. […]

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What To Do If You Knock Out Your Tooth

| 06/23/2016

Even though your adult teeth seem strong and secure, it doesn’t take a lot to accidentally knock them out. You could get hit with a ball or run into another player while playing sports. Or you might trip on an uneven surface and fall face first onto the pavement. It can happen very quickly and […]

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For Many, Life After Surgery Is Surprisingly Hard

| 06/22/2016

As heart patients survive ever more complex surgeries, they are often surprised by how tough it can be to bounce back after the operation. While recovery can be a long slog after any major surgery, invasive procedures on the body’s most vital organ can be especially traumatic. During heart surgery, the body’s natural inflammatory response […]

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Hologic Wins Emergency US Authorization For Zika Test

| 06/21/2016

Hologic Inc won emergency U.S. authorization to sell its Zika test, expanding the number of public and private labs that can test for the virus as health officials brace for a rise this summer in the number of infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the company’s Aptima test to […]

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High-Tech Toothbrush Corrects Common Brushing Errors

| 06/20/2016

There are few things more routine than brushing your teeth: At least twice a day, every day, you stand in front of the mirror and go through the motions. So it might come as a surprise to learn that most people are probably doing it wrong. Now, a uniquely designed toothbrush aims to guarantee that […]

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