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US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

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  • October 15, 2017
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By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer NEW YORK – America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese, and 18.5 percent of children are considered obese. Those numbers are a slight increase from the last report, but the difference […]

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Magic mushrooms could be the key to treating people with depression

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  • October 15, 2017
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A NEW study suggests that a hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms may be the next step in treating people with depression. The ingredient in question is called psilocybin, which is a naturally occurring psychedelic and reportedly works by “resetting” the brain. A team of researchers at Imperial College London conducted a small study of 19 […]

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New mom becomes quadruple amputee days after giving birth, blames hospital

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  • October 15, 2017
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× New mom becomes quadruple amputee days after giving birth, blames hospital When Lindsey Hubley visited a hospital complaining of a “sharp, distinct, abdominal pain” a few days after giving birth, she says doctors blamed constipation without examining her. The 33-year-old Canadian woman then headed home, only to return to IWK Health Center in Halifax, Nova […]

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Anti-vaccination mom says she would go to jail again

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  • October 14, 2017
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Days after a Michigan mother was put in jail for ignoring a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, she said that given the choice, she would “do it all again.” Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, was sentenced last week to nearly a week in jail for contempt of court almost a […]

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New genetic signature for autism

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Health officials: 45 ill from dining at Honolulu restaurant

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  • October 14, 2017
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HONOLULU — Up to 45 people have become sick after dining at a Honolulu restaurant where six cases of norovirus were confirmed, Hawaii Department of Health officials said. Herringbone Waikiki voluntarily closed on Thursday after health department officials said people who dined at the restaurant fell ill. All recovered after a couple of days. “Exposure […]

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Maggots, worms, amoebas: Animal Planet explores ‘criminal acts’ of parasites

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  • October 14, 2017
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After a family vacation in Colombia, an American teenager returned home with a rash. Doctors found the cause — maggots that were hatching and eating her flesh. In all, 212 tiny larvae were picked from her head. Her harrowing experience and that of other Americans who hosted foreign organisms make up “Monsters Inside Me,” an […]

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Despite lower turnout post-Irma, thousands attend Susan G. Komen race in downtown Miami

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  • October 14, 2017
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On Saturday morning, all of Bayfront Park in downtown Miami seemed bathed in pink. It wasn’t just the usual rosy-fingered sunrise: Starting before dawn, throngs gathered in the park to participate in the 22nd annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, wearing every shade of the color to support breast cancer awareness. […]

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New Custom-Fit Condoms Available For Men Who Are ‘Too Big’

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  • October 14, 2017
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One of the the most common excuses among men is that their package is too big to wear a condom, followed by an epic amount of side-eye over the years. Some have even taken to social media to debunk this belief—like when singer Zara Larsson Instagrammed a photo of a condom stretched over her foot and […]

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One in eight women will develop breast cancer

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  • October 14, 2017
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 After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great time to bring attention to this disease. At SOVAH Health, we want all of […]

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