Close Call! Accidental Pufferfish Diners All Recover
Pufferfish
December 18th, 2014
The 11 Brazilians who mistakenly ate a poisonous pufferfish fillet have recovered and left the hospital, even two who had severe symptoms, including cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.
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Pot Smokers Show Less Inflammation
A woman smokes marijuana
December 17th, 2014
People who smoke pot may have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than people who have never used marijuana, a new study suggests.
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Pain Relievers May Offer Small Protection Against Skin Cancer
A woman holds two aspirin in her hand.
December 18th, 2014
Ibuprofen and some other similar anti-inflammatory pain relievers may slightly lower people's risk of one common type of skin cancer, a new review of research shows, but experts find the benefits too small, especially for a cancer that is fairly curable.
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Parents: How to Help a Shy Kid
A toddler girl clings to her mom.
December 18th, 2014
Childhood shyness raises the risk of anxiety disorders later on, but only for kids who lack a secure attachment to their caregivers, a new study finds. Here's a look at how to foster a secure attachment.
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Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games?
A woman plays a Wii game.
December 16th, 2014
The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to injuries in some cases, including muscle injuries, cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.
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Blackouts Common Among Teen Drinkers, Study Finds
Teenagers sit around in someone's bedroom, drinking alcohol.
December 16th, 2014
Most teens who drink alcohol have had at least one blackout, a new study shows. Many teens who drink report having blackouts regularly.
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For Some, Less Radiation for Breast Cancer Makes Sense (Op-Ed)
Breast cancer pink ribbon
December 18th, 2014
In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment.
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Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body
human body systems
December 16th, 2014
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
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