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A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness

What’s the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? “Go outside and play,” a ...
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Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup

The researchers noted that hiccuping is common among fetuses and newborns, and begins as early as nine weeks into pregnancy, ...
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Progress Made, But ‘Superbugs,’ Remain a Threat

Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals, the U.S. Centers ...
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More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

The proportion of people who’ve tried to lose weight during the previous year increased to 42% in 2015-2016, up from ...
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Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

People who suffered a heart health scare — a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm — ...
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Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

There are positive trends, including the survival numbers: Compared with a decade ago, the five-year survival rate among lung cancer ...
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Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

Enlarge this image Susanna M. Hamilton/Broad Communications It’s not easy to treat viral infections. Just ask anyone with a bad ...
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With Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic Resistance, How Best To Deploy Them?

Enlarge this image Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria — rod-shaped bacteria in this tinted, scanning electron microscope image — are found in ...
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A New Way To Stop Viruses

Scientists in Massachusetts think they may be onto a new approach for treating viral infections, using CRISPR to quickly target ...
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Double Lung Transplant in Vaping Case a Success

The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school ...
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EPA Moves to Limit Science in Public Health Rules

Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules because many studies showing an association between pollution ...
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You Won’t Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

You’re more likely to get sued if you don’t intervene. Read the full story ...
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Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants

In the group discussion, black patients were considered less healthy, less likely to comply with follow-up care recommendations and less ...
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Ultra-Processed Foods A Fast Track to Heart Risk

About 55% of Americans’ daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that ...
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Testosterone Boosters Raise Men’s Odds for Clots

Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they’d been receiving testosterone during the previous six ...
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Business

Target integrates Shipt’s same-day delivery service into its mobile app

Same-day delivery is coming to Target’s app. The retailer announced this morning that its same-day shopping service Shipt, which Target acquired two years ago for ...
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Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies

Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies from their Apple devices. Today, ...
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Yodel.io is a digital receptionist for SMBs taking calls

Yodel.io, an Austria-founded startup that’s developed a “digital receptionist” to help SMBs and other small teams handle in and outbound phone-calls, has picked up $1 ...
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