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24 May

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22 May

Fruit Juice in Infancy

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CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House last month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report released Wednesday.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that a to...

Compound in Pot Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy.

Cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating chemical -- reduced seizure frequency by 39 percent in patients with Dravet Syndrome, researchers rep...

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke for people who already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests.

Known as metabolic syndrome, this cluster of risk factors can include high blood pressure, hig...

2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens.

Investigators at Boston University Medical Center found that two HPV vaccine doses are just as effective as ...

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed a new blood test for identifying pancreatic cancer -- a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis.

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly type of tumor because it's often detected too late for effective treatment.

The still-experimental...

Zika Arrived in Florida at Least Four Different Ways

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The 2016 Zika outbreak in Florida wasn't due to a single introduction and spread of the virus, but rather at least four separate events, researchers report.

By analyzing the genetic material of Zika viruses found in people and mosquitoes in Florida, the scientists also concluded that local tr...

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