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    • 05 OCT 18
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    Dog with 3D-printed skull gives hope to human patients

    ALLENWOOD, Pa. — Every dog owner thinks their pup is special. Patches the 9-year-old dachshund really is. Four years ago, her owner Danielle Dymeck noticed a small bump on top of Patches’ head. She took her to the vet. The bump continued to grow at an alarming rate, and the diagnosis was a life-threatening tumor.

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    • 04 OCT 18
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    Stretch of Florida beaches closed over red tide

    MIAMI — Palm Beach County officials announced Thursday that all county beaches are closed due to red tide affecting coastal areas. Officials mentioned “health and safety concerns” as the main reason for the closures, CBS Miami reports. Since last weekend, at least six Palm Beach County beaches have been closed due to the outbreak, The Associated

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    • 03 OCT 18
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    Brain-eating amoeba: What you need to know

    A 29-year-old man died from what is commonly referred to as a “brain-eating amoeba” after visiting a surf resort in Central Texas. Fabrizio Stabile, a surfer from New Jersey, died on Sept. 21 after falling ill with Naegleria fowleri, a rare but deadly amoeba that can cause a brain infection.  CBS affiliate KBTX-TV reported on

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    • 03 OCT 18
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    Man who lost legs to infection from dog saliva vows to walk again

    MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man who lost part of his forearms and legs after contracting a rare blood infection from dog saliva is being praised by his doctor for his determination to walk again with prosthetics. Doctors discharged Greg Manteufel two weeks ago after at least 10 surgeries since late June. Surgeons amputated parts of

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    • 02 OCT 18
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    Turning to scientific outliers, EPA says a little radiation may be healthy

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics

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    • 01 OCT 18
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    "Yo-yo" cardio readings may signal later health risks

    If your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels fluctuate, you may have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than people with more steady readings, new research suggests. According to the study, during nearly six years of follow-up, men and women whose readings changed the most were 127 percent more

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    • 01 OCT 18
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    U.S., Japanese researchers to share 2018 Nobel for medicine

    STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize will be shared by James Allison of the University of Texas Austin and Tasuku Honjo

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