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    • 31 JAN 19
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    Mindfulness helped Kathy Bates lose 60 pounds

    Kathy Bates has dropped 60 pounds, and the secret to her weight-loss success is simple. “Mindfulness,” the actress told Us Weekly earlier this month. “Just knowing when to push my plate away.” The “American Horror Story” actress spoke to the magazine while attending WebMD’s Health Heroes event in New York City. The 70-year-old revealed that  her niece tipped

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    • 30 JAN 19
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    Med school under fire for using live pigs in training

    Providence, R.I. — A prominent physicians’ group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University’s medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate animal use

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    • 30 JAN 19
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    New report finds heavy metals in 45 popular fruit juices

    Some popular fruit juices may contain heavy metals, according to a new report out Wednesday morning. Consumer Reports tested 45 packaged fruit juices for heavy metals, like lead, arsenic, and cadmium and found measurable levels in every product. Long-term exposure to these metals could cause some serious health risks, like kidney disease and certain types

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    Northwest outbreak fuels debate over refusing vaccinations

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    Growing measles outbreak in Washington spreading fear among parents

    A growing measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest is spreading fear among many parents. Washington state has declared a public health emergency. There are now 35 cases in Clark County alone, and there are more than 50 places in Washington confirmed as a “public exposure location” where a person with measles may have exposed others

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    Lowering blood pressure could cut risk of memory issues, study finds

    A new study finds lowering blood pressure could cut the risk of developing a brain disorder that can lead to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. One in three American adults have high blood pressure and only half have it under control. The lead author of the study, Dr. Jeff Williamson of Wake Forest School

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    • 28 JAN 19
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    Possible listeria contamination sparks fruit recall

    Thousands of pieces of fruit have been recalled in 18 states because they may be contaminated with the harmful bacteria listeria, the Food and Drug Administration announced. New York-based Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. issued the recall for some of its nectarines, peaches and plums. The company found listeria monocytogenes on some finished products through routine sampling,

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    • 26 JAN 19
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    State of emergency declared over Washington measles outbreak

    The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Friday over a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in a county with one of the state’s lowest vaccination rates. Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that the outbreak in Clark County “creates an extreme public health risk” that could spread throughout

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    • 26 JAN 19
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    Father who lost son to addiction seeks justice from drug makers

    The attorney general of Massachusetts Friday pushed for the release of more documents from Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin. Several members of the billionaire family that owns Purdue are accused of marketing the drug, despite knowing how addictive it can be. Anthony LaGreca remembers his son’s long struggle with prescription opioids that ended

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    • 25 JAN 19
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    Head injuries common in e-scooter crashes, study finds

    The electric scooter craze has taken many cities by storm, but this trendy mode of transportation has a hazardous downside. A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles finds that 1 in 3 people involved in electric scooter accidents are injured badly enough that they require a trip to the emergency room. Fractures,

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    • 24 JAN 19
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    Superintendent charged with fraud for helping teen speaks out

    Dean Reynolds Dean Reynolds is a CBS News National Correspondent based in Chicago. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/bnOfaM6rmcE/

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    • 24 JAN 19
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    Many not sleeping enough – or well enough – and that’s a killer

    Tokyo — Many of us are in the habit of burning the candle at both ends during the week and crashing on the weekend, but experts are issuing increasingly dire warnings about the dangers of “sleep deficit” — a chronic shortage of rest that is wreaking havoc on our brains and bodies. While Japan ranked

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    • 24 JAN 19
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    Oregon measles outbreak prompts public health emergency

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    • 23 JAN 19
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    More blood pressure meds recalled over cancer-causing ingredient

    Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling eight lots of blood pressure medication due to trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical. This is the latest recall in a series that began in July involving the same ingredient in blood pressure medications from different pharmaceutical companies. Prinston is recalling of one lot of Irbesartan and

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