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Sudden Death Warning Over Faulty Heart Gene

| 02/02/2017

An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are unaware, a charity has warned. The British Heart Foundation said the figure was 100,000 more than had been thought and could be even higher. It said there was […]

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Brazil Confirms More Yellow Fever Cases; Over 100 Infected

| 01/30/2017

Authorities in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state say three more people have died from yellow fever, adding to an outbreak that has seen more than 100 cases. The vast majority of cases are in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, where authorities had confirmed 97 cases as of Friday. Of those, 40 died. The Health Department of Sao […]

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Diabetes May Be A Major, Overlooked Reason Americans Are Now Dying Earlier

| 01/28/2017

In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a shocking conclusion: Middle-age white Americans are dying at younger ages for the first time in decades, despite our advances in medical technology and the positive trends in other wealthy countries. The research, by Princeton’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton, highlighted the links between economic struggles, suicides, and […]

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Brazil Sees Sharp Rise In Yellow Fever Cases

| 01/25/2017

Health officials in Brazil say there has been a sharp rise in the cases of yellow fever in the country. They said there had been 63 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness so far this year, up from seven in the whole of 2016. Most of the cases have been in rural areas of Minas […]

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Brazil Investigating Dozens Of Suspected Yellow Fever Cases

| 01/24/2017

Brazilian authorities say they’ve now confirmed 47 cases of yellow fever, and 25 deaths. The Health Ministry also says it’s investigating more than 160 other suspected cases of the mosquito-borne disease. The outbreak is centered in the east-central state of Minas Gerais, whose governor declared a 180-state of emergency this month after an initial report […]

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New Technology Lets Diabetics Skip Multiple Finger Pricks

| 01/22/2017

One of the biggest complaints for diabetics is that they hate having to prick their fingers multiple times to test sugar levels throughout the day. But now, there’s new technology that’s changing that. The Food and Drug Administration A has approved the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). Instead of multiple finger pricks to […]

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5 Dental Myths That May Be Hurting Your Health

| 01/21/2017

Research shows that your teeth can speak volumes about your overall health, so it’s important to be informed when it comes to taking care of your mouth. Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for, recently sat down with Dr. Gerry Curatola, founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry in New York City to debunk some common […]

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Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults

| 01/19/2017

As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four […]

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