4 Ways Owning a Dog Can Make You Healthier
A boy and his dog sit in a field.
July 30th, 2014
Dog owners are healthier than people who don't own pets in several ways, research suggests.
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Newborn's Infection Came from Probiotics, Study Suggests
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July 30th, 2014
Probiotics are generally thought to be safe for most people, but a newborn in Poland appears to have developed an infection after taking a probiotic product, according to a new report of the case.
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Heat Waves & Cold Snaps Kill 2,000 Each Year in US
The mercury rises within a thermometer on a hot day.
July 30th, 2014
More than 10,500 U.S. residents died because of extreme weather conditions between 2006 and 2010, according to a new CDC report.
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Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests
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July 30th, 2014
A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test for predicting a person's risk of attempting suicide.
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How Heat-Loving Organisms Are Helping Advance Medicine
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 home to thermophiles
July 30th, 2014
Research on proteins used by thermophiles makes advances in medical knowledge.
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Flight MH17 Victims Left Lasting Contributions to AIDS Advocacy
July 29th, 2014
Six of the people killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 were dedicated to HIV/AIDS research and programs, and researchers mourned their lives at recent a health conference.
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Healthy Living in Stressful Times May Reduce Aging Effects
A woman looks stressed at work, while colleagues sit in the background.
July 29th, 2014
Keeping healthy habits may be particularly important during stressful times, as a new study suggests it may protect the body against some negative effects of stress.
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Weird Delay in Pain from Brown Recluse Spider Bite Explained
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July 30th, 2014
Victims of a brown recluse spider bite might feel perfectly fine -- until a severe pain described by most as a throbbing "fire" strikes 24 hours later, a new study reports.
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The 9 Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals
July 30th, 2014
French toast served with butter syrup and bacon and cheesecake made with Reese’s peanut butter cups and fudge are among the meals highlighted this year for their shockingly unhealthy nutrition content, according to the CSPI.
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New Drug Could Treat Low Testosterone with Fewer Side Effects
An older man talks with a doctor.
July 29th, 2014
Men with low testosterone could one day be treated with a drug called enclomiphene citrate, which is similar to the drug clomid that is used in women undergoing IVF .
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