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Nutritional supplements lower genetic hearing loss in kids

A study found that an antioxidant treatment of beta carotene, vitamins C and E and magnesium helped decelerate progression of hereditary deafness in mice, with removal of Connexin 26 gene - a protein that causes innate hearing loss.


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Blueberries can help you fight Alzheimer's

A recent study has found that the blueberry, already known as a 'super fruit,' can be helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.


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Pfizer Stops Corex Cough Syrup Sales In India After Ban

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc's India unit announced on Monday that it had stopped retailing its popular Corex cough syrup, after regulators banned it saying it was a risk to human health.


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FDA approves Pfizer's lung cancer drug Xalkori for expanded use

Federal authorities on Friday approved the expanded use of Xalkori (crizotinib) manufactured by pharma giant Pfizer to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.


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Having Younger Sibling Lowers Obesity Risk In Children

A new study has suggested that having a younger sibling is good for health. The researchers said that kids with younger siblings are much less likely to be obese. The study showed that children who didn't welcome a...


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Reading from a tablet before sleeping may affect sleep quality

A new study has found that people who read from the tablet for half an hour before going to sleep felt less sleepy, adding these readers had different electrical activity in the brain during sleep.


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Ultra-processed food make up half of Americans' calories

More than half of the calories consumed daily by Americans come from ultra-processed food, rich in added sugars, according to the scientists. The researchers said that ultra-processed foods are concoctions of several ingredients...


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New Method Allows Kidney Transplants From Any Donor

A new study demonstrates kidney disease patients might live far longer if they receive a transplant from an incompatible living donor instead of waiting for a good match.


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First uterus transplant in US fails after complication

The Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday announced that the first uterus transplant in the US had failed and the doctors were forced to remove the organ of the patient because of a complication.


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Fish oil, Vitamin D can't cure osteoarthritis: study

A research conducted by Australian scientists has revealed the ineffectiveness of fish oil and vitamin D as treatments for knee osteoarthritis. The Australian team, from the University of Tasmania's Menzies, discovered...


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Study: Special infant formulas don't help prevent asthma, allergies

A new review of the data on these "hydrolyzed" infant formulas has found that there is no concrete proof to suggest that special cow's milk formulas protect children from the autoimmune disorders.


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Forget weight, being 'out of shape' ups diabetes risk

Weight, diet and a lack of activity in adulthood are known to increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. The new study using data from Swedish military recruits demonstrates that strength and fitness as a...


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Body fat bigger health risk than body size: study

A new research suggests that people who have more body fat may have a greater risk of dying early than people whose bodies have less fat. On the other hand having a high body-mass index was not linked to early death in the...


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Grapeseed oil can cut heart disease, diabetes risk

Risk of diabetes and heart disease might be reduced with a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, according to a new study. Ohio State University researchers found that women and...


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Jimmy Carter no longer needs cancer treatment

After several rounds of a new form of cancer therapy, former president Jimmy Carter announced at his hometown church on Sunday that he is no longer receiving cancer treatments. In Aug 2015, Carter was first diagnosed with a...


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Whole Foods takes pre-peeled oranges off shelves after backlash

Supermarket chain Whole Foods faced Twitter backlash after offering packaged, pre-peeled oranges for sale in its stores.


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Peanuts to babies? Studies back allergy-preventing strategy

Two new studies reinforce evidence that giving babies peanuts or other allergy-causing foods is more likely to help them than to cause problems. One study suggests that the early prevention approach results in persistent...


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Evidence Mounts of Zika's Risk to Pregnant Women

According to Researchers, the Zika virus may be associated with a wider variety of "grave outcomes" for developing babies than previously known. The findings released Friday are initial results from the first study...


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Women need higher dose of Truvada than men to prevent HIV infection

In a recent study, researchers have found that the drug Truvada, the only one permitted for prevention of HIV infection, requires different levels in men and women to prevent infection efficiently. In the study that...


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NY attorney general to probe insurers over hepatitis C drugs

New York's attorney general is investigating state health-insurance companies for allegedly restricting coverage of drugs that can cure hepatitis C. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has...


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Happiness Too Can Cause Broken Heart Syndrome

Joyful events can also trigger a dangerous condition called the "broken heart syndrome," researchers and doctors reported on Thursday.


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First Cases Of Zika Virus Reported In Colorado

Colorado health officials have confirmed the state's first two Zika cases this year.


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Drug prompts strong immune response in some breast cancers

According to a study, a single dose of the drug trastuzumab triggered a stronger immune response in one subtype of HER2-positive breast cancer tumors.


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New evidence says Zika may cause temporary paralysis

According to a new study, scientists may have the first evidence that Zika can lead to temporary paralysis. Zika is spreading at an alarming speed across the Americas. Several weeks ago, the World Health...


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Oral bacteria linked to esophageal cancer: Study

A new study has found that a type of bacterial species associated with gum disease may also be a cause of esophageal cancer.


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Quick thinking, feeling healthy may indicate longer life

A new study has found that certain psychological factors such as quick thinking and feeling healthy may be very strong forecasters of our longer life. Researchers from University of Geneva in Switzerland and University...


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Capsule-size pacemaker could hit the markets by June

A pacemaker with the size of a capsule but delivering the same efficiency as a conventional pacemaker may hit the market by the middle of this year.


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New malaria vaccine generates solid immune response

A first-of-its-kind in-human study has found a new malaria vaccine candidate capable of generating robust immune response while considerably delaying parasitemia in 59% of vaccinated subjects.


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Fight Mosquito Menace with Insecticide-Treated Nets

According to researchers insecticide-treated nets may still help check malaria.


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Infant going into cardiac arrest saved by last-minute heart transplant

In a miraculous development, a baby boy in Alaska was saved by a heart transplant minutes after he went into cardiac arrest. The child named Lincoln Seay was just seven months at the time of heart transplant. Fox 29...


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