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    • 11 JUL 17
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    Two studies link coffee to longer life

    July 10, 2017, 6:52 PM| New research suggests that coffee may protect people from problems like diabetes and liver disease, and might even lead to longer life. Compared with drinking no coffee, people drinking one cup daily had a 12 percent lower risk of dying. Dr. Jon LaPook has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/N_8AcAwKt0k/

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    • 10 JUL 17
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    Could drinking coffee help you live longer?

    There’s some more good news for coffee drinkers. While previous research has linked drinking moderate amounts of coffee to a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer, two new studies show that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. The research only shows an association and cannot prove

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    • 10 JUL 17
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    American adults without health insurance rises by 2 million

    As Congress returns to continue a debate over Republican proposals to roll back much of the Affordable Care Act, there’s some sign that coverage gains from the law are starting to erode.  The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published

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    • 08 JUL 17
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    Morning Rounds: Lyme disease, PSAPs and tuberculosis treatments

    July 8, 2017, 7:36 AM| CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new type of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, PSAPs (personal sound amplification products), and the search for tuberculosis treatments in ocean life. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/4WcGtNh1SBM/

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    • 08 JUL 17
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    Flesh-eating bacteria warning issued in Ala.

    MOBILE, Ala. — Health officials in Alabama are warning residents of a flesh-eating bacteria found in bodies of water throughout the state. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday warned residents that Vibrio cases have been reported along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. In a statement, officials said that Vibrio can only be contracted in

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    • 07 JUL 17
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    Playground sandbox can be breeding ground for germs

    Kids love to play in sandboxes, and it helps them develop motor and social skills. But have you ever considered what kind of germs might be lurking in that communal sand? Sandboxes can be breeding grounds for bacteria, parasites and other infectious germs, whether brought in by animals using them as litter boxes or by

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    • 07 JUL 17
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    Painkiller pulled from the market at FDA request

    The maker of opioid painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because it’s being abused. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills, approved for use in patients with severe, constant pain, after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s

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    • 07 JUL 17
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    Cancer takes a bigger toll in these parts of America

    Cancer death rates are declining overall in the United States, but they are higher and falling more slowly in rural America, a new federal government report shows. “While geography alone can’t predict your risk of cancer, it can impact prevention, diagnosis and treatment opportunities — and that’s a significant public health problem in the U.S.,”

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    • 06 JUL 17
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    Could you do more to cut the cost of your prescription drugs?

    A new survey suggests some Americans could do more to cut the cost of their prescription drugs. The University of Michigan poll shows 27 percent of people between ages 50 to 80 call the cost of their medications a burden, and only 51 percent say they bring it up with their doctor. But for those

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    • 05 JUL 17
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    Peering into the psychology of online trolls

    What does looking into the hearts and minds of online trolls tell us? That’s the question Australian researchers tried to answer in a new study that investigates the psychological profile of trolls — that is, computer users who engage in the disturbing 21st century practice of deliberating provoking, demeaning, and threatening others online.  Researchers at

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    • 04 JUL 17
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    Lawsuit: Pelvic mesh implants caused hundreds devastating pain

    SYDNEY — More than 700 Australian women in a class-action case against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson that started Tuesday argued that the company’s vaginal mesh implants caused them devastating pain, ravaged their bodies and, in some cases, ruined their lives.  Patients across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada have filed tens of thousands

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    • 04 JUL 17
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    Trump, Pope Francis offer to help terminally ill baby in Britain

    July 3, 2017, 6:36 PM| The parents of a baby with an extremely rare condition want to take their son to the United States for an experimental treatment. Doctors say the illness is incurable and that any treatment would simply prolong his suffering. Charlie D’Agata has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/L7XXpQJjWVM/

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    • 03 JUL 17
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    Don’t get sick at your holiday BBQ: 5 food safety tips

    Many Americans will be enjoying the warm weather and firing up the grill this week, but health experts warn that the summer season is also the time they see more cases of food poisoning. “Because of hot, humid temperatures and because folks are often away from the kitchen at picnics and cookouts, foodborne illness may

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    • 03 JUL 17
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    Don’t like needles? Try the flu patch

    July 2, 2017, 6:22 PM| Many people avoid getting a flu shot because they fear needles. So researchers in Atlanta have created a flu vaccine patch. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Y3iuZuwDudw/

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