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    • 31 AUG 17
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    Laughing gas reappears in U.S. ambulances

    STOWE, Vt. — Normally used in dentist’s offices and hospitals, nitrous oxide — yes, laughing gas —is starting to turn up again in ambulances in some rural areas where medical workers with clearance to provide more traditional painkillers often aren’t on board. It gives advanced emergency medical technicians, who are a step down from higher-level paramedics,

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    • 30 AUG 17
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    FDA approves "brand new way" to treat leukemia

    August 30, 2017, 6:51 PM| The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first gene therapy to fight leukemia. The treatment turns a patient’s blood cells into cancer killers. Jim Axelrod has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/YwChj4-_Mo0/

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    • 30 AUG 17
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    After repeal scare, Obamacare has never been more popular

    Underscoring the adage that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s (almost) gone, the popularity of Obamacare is surging. Only weeks after Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the landmark health reform law, 52 percent of respondents hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation

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    • 30 AUG 17
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    Large study suggests high-carb diet is a killer

    A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs — that may be the real killer. The research also found that

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    • 29 AUG 17
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    Moles not the only way to spot deadly melanoma

    Contrary to what you might think, moles are not the most likely place for a deadly melanoma to develop, a new analysis shows. In fact, a review of 38 previously published medical studies involving more than 20,000 melanomas showed that only 29 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 71 percent arose

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    • 28 AUG 17
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    Flooding disrupts care at Houston hospital, cancer center

    Officials prepared Monday to evacuate one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers as flooding from Harvey threatened the hospital’s supply of medicine and food. A spokesman at Houston’s Office of Emergency Management said that all 350 patients at Ben Taub Hospital would be moved, hopefully within a day. Floodwater and sewage got into the basement

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    • 28 AUG 17
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    What to look for in 2018 Medicare Advantage plans

    As if there isn’t enough to worry about when it comes to finding health insurance, add this item to the list: Medicare Advantage. Changes in plan structures and a dearth of insurers in rural areas may leave consumers with fewer choices and more confusion in the upcoming Medicare open enrollment period, which begins October 15.

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    • 26 AUG 17
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    Morning Rounds: Could certain vitamins put you at a higher risk for lung cancer?

    August 26, 2017, 7:08 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new study about certain vitamins that could increase the risk of lung cancer in men who smoke, new research suggesting there could be a link between sleep and dementia, and how events like the solar

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    • 25 AUG 17
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    MMA for kids more popular than ever, despite risks

    This weekend, as UFC star Conor McGregor faces off in a boxing match against undefeated pro boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., he’ll have many young fans of mixed martial arts rooting for him. The popularity of MMA has been growing for years worldwide, and lately more kids are getting in on the action — despite the

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    • 25 AUG 17
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    Can you retrain an addicted brain?

    August 25, 2017, 8:32 AM| President Trump has called the opioid epidemic a national emergency, and 21 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Fran Smith, who wrote the cover story of September’s National Geographic article, “How science is unlocking the secrets of addiction,” joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss addiction’s impact on the

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    • 25 AUG 17
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    Minnesota health officials to make announcement about measles

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials plan to mark the end of the state’s largest measles outbreak in decades. State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger and others plan a news conference Friday to announce the end of the outbreak and to recognize partners in the response. If no new cases of measles linked to the

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    • 24 AUG 17
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    Some treatment centers accused of keeping addicts hooked

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley’s youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance abuse treatment facilities, the owner was more interested in defrauding insurance companies by keeping addicts hooked, her family says. “It looked fine. They were saying all

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    • 24 AUG 17
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    Study reveals link between quality of sleep and risk of dementia

    Jonathan LaPook Dr. Jonathan LaPook is the chief medical correspondent for the CBS Evening News. Follow him on Twitter at @DrLaPook Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/roQIjL4Cgo0/

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    • 23 AUG 17
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    The healthiest part of an avocado may get thrown away

    The avocado has become synonymous with trendy cuisine and numerous health benefits. The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients and is a good source of healthy fats. But new research suggests a part of the avocado that’s normally thrown in the trash may actually be the most valuable. According

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