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Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

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The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The… Read

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Suffer the children: How air pollution hurts the youngest

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Air pollution can have devastating health effects for people of all ages, but children are more vulnerable and face specific risks that can last a lifetime, experts say. Why are children more vulnerable? Children breathe faster than adults and are smaller "so they end up getting a higher dose of… Read

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Why does breast cancer recur? New study finds clues

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For breast cancer survivors, the risk of tumors returning casts a long shadow, with recurrence possible up to two decades after a diagnosis. But new research could help identify and treat those most in danger. Doctors have traditionally relied on factors such as the size and grade of a tumor… Read

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Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

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A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn't a typical side effect. It turns out the pills were mixed with gluten the patient knew to avoid in food — but was surprised to find hiding in medicine. A new report says pills often… Read

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Childhood cancer survivors at high risk for skin malignancies

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As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing common skin malignancies known as basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study suggests. Compared to other adults, survivors had a more than two-fold higher risk of getting melanoma - the most aggressive and deadly type… Read

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Pediatricians explain the how and why of genetic testing in children

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If a child has developmental disabilities or delays in motor, speech or cognitive function, a pediatrician may recommend a genetic consultation and genetic testing, doctors write in a new patient resource published in JAMA Pediatrics. These tests may also be useful in caring for children with structural birth defects or… Read

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WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' flu pandemics

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The World Health Organization has launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are "inevitable". Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, affect around one billion people and kill hundreds of thousands annually, according to WHO, which describes it as one… Read

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Suicide games can spread online for months before parents know

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Social media posts about suicide games may spread for months online before mainstream media reports help alert parents to the potential threat, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers traced the path of one suicide game, the "blue whale challenge," as awareness of it spread across social media and mainstream news outlets… Read

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Monthly shots control HIV as well as pills in 2 big studies

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Monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS in two large international tests, researchers report. If approved by regulators in the United States and Europe, the shots would be a new option for people with HIV and could help some… Read

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Advice on salt, hidden in an array of foods, gets specific

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It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming with a more specific reason. A report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ties the recommended limit on sodium to a reduced… Read

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