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The Challenge of Identifying Sjogren’s Syndrome 9 Sep 11:50pm Updated The Challenge of Identifying Sjogren’s Syndrome
The main symptoms — dry eyes and mouth, fatigue and limb pain — are common complaints associated with any number of health problems.
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Pubic Hair Removal Does Not Raise Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk 9 Sep 11:48pm Updated Pubic Hair Removal Does Not Raise Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk
Women who removed all pubic hair did not have higher rates of chlamydia or gonorrhea.
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Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer 9 Sep 11:47pm Updated Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer
Japanese men and women who consumed the most plant proteins had a lower rate of cardiovascular death and stroke.
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Fighting the Shame of Skin Picking 9 Sep 11:47pm Updated Fighting the Shame of Skin Picking
For many people with body-focused repetitive behaviors, the predominant effects are cosmetic, and the consequences emotional and social.
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Aerobic Fitness May Trump Strength for Metabolic Health 9 Sep 11:46pm Updated Aerobic Fitness May Trump Strength for Metabolic Health
Endurance affects metabolism substantially more than muscular strength does, a new study suggests.
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Tim Ferriss, the Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine 9 Sep 11:45pm Updated Tim Ferriss, the Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine
The author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.
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Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A. 9 Sep 11:45pm Updated Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.
Men do get breast cancer, but they account for fewer than 1 percent of patients and often receive inadequate care.
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Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research 9 Sep 11:34pm Updated Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research
The research center, with $17 million from donors, aims to give “psychedelic medicine” a long-sought foothold in the scientific establishment.
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9 Sep 9:26pm Prescription drug dependency worrying - health chiefs
Half of people taking strong painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping tablets are on them for over a year.
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Harvard scientist Dr WILLIAM LI shares the ultimate guide to using your daily diet as medicine 9 Sep 7:41pm Updated Harvard scientist Dr WILLIAM LI shares the ultimate guide to using your daily diet as medicine
Harvard scientist Dr William Li has spent his career studying the body's five key defence systems and research identifying specific compounds in certain foods that support them.
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9 Sep 7:02pm New blood test trialled on 12,000 Scots catches lung cancer early
Thousands of Scots at risk of lung cancer took part in a trial, described as "globally significant".
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As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands 9 Sep 5:39pm Updated As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands
Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands.
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California man diagnosed with respiratory failure and placed in a medically-induced coma from vaping 9 Sep 3:36pm Updated California man diagnosed with respiratory failure and placed in a medically-induced coma from vaping
Ricky D'Ambrosio, 21, from Roseville, California, was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure and placed in a medically-induced coma, which his doctors say was caused by his vaping.
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Too Little Sleep, or Too Much, May Raise Heart Attack Risk 9 Sep 2:11pm Too Little Sleep, or Too Much, May Raise Heart Attack Risk
Getting less than six hours of sleep a night, or more than nine hours, might increase the risk for heart attack.
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Juul Violated Federal Rules by Marketing Vaping Products as Safer Than Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says 9 Sep 1:19pm Updated Juul Violated Federal Rules by Marketing Vaping Products as Safer Than Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says
The agency sent a warning letter to the company. In a separate letter, it also requested more information about the company’s outreach to students, health insurers, employers and Native American tribes.
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High Doses of Vitamin D Don’t Strengthen Bones 9 Sep 11:11am High Doses of Vitamin D Don’t Strengthen Bones
Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density.
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Scientists TRIPLE the time human livers can be stored for to 27 hours 9 Sep 11:01am Scientists TRIPLE the time human livers can be stored for to 27 hours
There are currently 431 people waiting for a liver transplant in the UK and last year 45 died while on the waiting list. The new breakthrough was made by experts at Harvard Medical School.
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Boy, seven, finally finds a stem cell match with a 43-year-old Brazilian man 9 Sep 10:34am Boy, seven, finally finds a stem cell match with a 43-year-old Brazilian man
Finley Hill appeared on ITV's This Morning with his parents Jo and Paul in June to appeal to the public to help him locate a stem cell donor for urgent surgery - and he has now found a donor.
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Smokers could slash death rates from lung cancer by detecting disease FOUR YEARS before scans 9 Sep 9:56am Updated Smokers could slash death rates from lung cancer by detecting disease FOUR YEARS before scans
A British study involving 12,200 people found the test detected cancer more than four years before tumours showed up on scans. The trial was led by scientists at the University of St Andrews.
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Woman BLINDED in one eye after part of pressure cooker exploded 9 Sep 7:09am Woman BLINDED in one eye after part of pressure cooker exploded
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Munda Birsi, from a village in Jharkhand - a state in the east of India, was cooking dal when she suffered the life-changing injury, which almost killed her.
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Coffee With the Man Who Used to Be My Wife 9 Sep 7:03am Updated Coffee With the Man Who Used to Be My Wife
We were two kids once, a boy and a girl, making plans for the rest of our lives. Now we were two men in middle age, sharing memories.
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Boy, four, has a rare condition which means he is extra sociable 9 Sep 5:54am Boy, four, has a rare condition which means he is extra sociable
Alex Vasey, from Aberdeen, suffers from Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder, which causes a range of health and developmental problems, including being over-friendly.
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Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools 9 Sep 5:00am Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools
Is it possible to train doctors without hurting anyone’s feelings?
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Britain risks US-style opioid crisis as FIVE million adults get prescriptions 9 Sep 4:22am Britain risks US-style opioid crisis as FIVE million adults get prescriptions
Five million adults a year receive prescriptions for dangerously addictive opioids in Britain, with one in eight of the population dependent on the drugs.
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Officials give a £133million funding boost to AI and gene therapies 9 Sep 4:11am Officials give a £133million funding boost to AI and gene therapies
A government spokesman said this would 'develop cutting-edge products using digital systems and artificial intelligence that could ultimately save lives'.
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Midwives urge the Government to scrap NHS charges for foreign pregnant women 9 Sep 4:10am Midwives urge the Government to scrap NHS charges for foreign pregnant women
The Royal College of Midwives, based in London, says its members are being forced to carry out 'racial profiling' when establishing who is eligible for free care.
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9 Sep 4:02am Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say
France's health ministry says preventative measures helped to curb damage from the heat.
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Children should be banned from starting school until they have had MMR vaccine 9 Sep 2:51am Children should be banned from starting school until they have had MMR vaccine
The jab should be mandatory for four and five-year-olds unless parents have registered a conscientious objection or the child's health prevents it, they said.
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NHS pays out £200,000 every week in compensation to patients for bedsores 9 Sep 2:50am NHS pays out £200,000 every week in compensation to patients for bedsores
Last year saw UK NHS payouts for bedsores reach a record £10.3million. But an extra £10.5million was also racked up in legal fees - bringing the total to around £400,000 a week.
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How you can eat to beat illness: Even beer and cheese can keep your heart healthy 9 Sep 2:26am How you can eat to beat illness: Even beer and cheese can keep your heart healthy
Even beer and cheese can keep your heart healthy and ensure that your blood vessels grow in the right place at the right time, according to Harvard expert Dr William Li.
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