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2 Foodborne Illnesses Rose in 2013, CDC Finds
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April 17th, 2014
Rates of some foodborne infections rose in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report that calls for more work to reduce illnesses from eating contaminated food.
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Venomous Hobo Spider Bites May Be Not So Toxic After All
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April 17th, 2014
The toxicity of hobo spider bites to humans has been a matter of scientific debate, but a new study seems to suggest they may not be too toxic after all.
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12 Million Misdiagnoses Occur Yearly in US, Study Finds
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April 16th, 2014
At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors, a new study suggests.
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New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazilian Patient
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April 17th, 2014
The highly drug-resistant type of the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was found to be related to a MRSA strain that has been circulating among people in the United States.
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How to Test the Twin Paradox Without Using a Spaceship (Op-Ed)
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April 17th, 2014
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein’s Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as “twin paradox”.
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Diabetes-Related Problems Drop Over Last 2 Decades
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April 16th, 2014
Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion
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April 16th, 2014
Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is.
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Apathy in Older Adults May Signal Brain Problems
April 17th, 2014
For some elderly people, apathy may be a signal that the brain is shrinking a bit faster than normal, a new study suggests.
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There's No Debate: Lowering Salt Cuts Strokes and Heart Attacks (Op-Ed)
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April 17th, 2014
The salt debate has filled the pages of health magazines and newspapers for years. So where are we in the salt debate?
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Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches
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April 16th, 2014
Plastic surgeons reattached the ear of a woman after it was torn off during a pit bull attack, suturing together a tiny artery to bring blood flow to the ear and using leeches to drain the spent blood.
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