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Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

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Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don't, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including… Read

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New transplant research aims to salvage infected donated organs

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Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. "Life became unbearable. From… Read

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Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections

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U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. The updated guidance will also advise physicians on how to diagnose and manage patients who may have both a lung infection and a… Read

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Medical education not covering basics of nutrition

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Although diet plays an outsize role in health and wellness and can be crucial to managing many common chronic conditions, medical schools tend not to devote much time to teaching future doctors about nutrition, a recent research review suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 24 previously published studies that focused on… Read

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Stroke rates continue to decline in U.S.

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Rates of stroke among U.S. adults over age 65 have steadily decreased over the past 30 years, according to a study that tracked participants from the 1980s through December 2017. Rates of decline were consistent across decades, sex and race, the study authors report in JAMA Neurology. "Stroke is the… Read

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Getting screened for breast cancer in Japan

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There are scores of things to worry about when living in a foreign country, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for your health to be put on the backburner. While it may be hard for some to buy bras in Japan, there’s nothing that should stop you from taking care of… Read

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Youth suicide attempts often involve over-the-counter painkillers

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Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers examined U.S. Poison Center data from 2000-2018 on 1.68 million suspected cases of suicide by self-poisoning among people ages 10 to 25. Overall, one… Read

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Eating nuts might help limit weight gain

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Despite their high calorie counts, daily doses of nuts might help people keep off excess weight, especially when nuts are substituted for less healthy foods, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 126,190 healthy middle-aged adults for 20 to 24 years. At the start, participants were typically at a healthy weight… Read

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Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study

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An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients' intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionize treatment for the world's most deadly infectious disease, researchers say. A randomised trial of 77 patients in California, published in the journal PLOS medicine, found that… Read

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People don't recognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly

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When heart attack symptoms start gradually and don't follow exertion, patients are much slower to get to an emergency room and risk missing a critical window for preserving heart function, researchers say. Among 474 U.S. patients who arrived in emergency departments with dangerous reductions in blood flow to the heart,… Read

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