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FDA warns against 'young blood' transfusions

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The national health agency warns there is “no proven clinical benefit” to the transfusions. The Food and Drug Administration is warning against so-called “vampire” treatments or procedures that involve injecting plasma from young blood donors in an effort to treat a variety of age-related diseases. Clinics offering the costly service have been popping up in Read More

Video of boy in wheelchair bouncing on trampoline goes viral

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A video of a young boy in a wheelchair bouncing on a trampoline has gone viral. Wyatt, who is 4 and has spina bifida, was at TNT Kids Fitness in Fargo, North Dakota, as KVRR reported. The inspiring moment took place during the gym’s Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour charitable event in Minnesota and North Dakota in which Read More

Ohio hepatitis A cases hit 1,600 but outbreak not new, officials say

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Hepatitis A: How is it spread? Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if you’re exposed The Ohio Department of health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted Read More

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9

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TORONTO (Reuters) – A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer of British Columbia, told Reuters on Tuesday that being under-vaccinated would include people who have had only Read More

Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

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(Reuters health) – People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. FILE PHOTO: Nuts are seen on display at Maran Vegan, Austria’s first strictly vegan supermarket, in Vienna, Austria January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader Diabetics Read More

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

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(Reuters health) – More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests. FILE PHOTO: Children cool off in fountains as a summer heatwave with high temperatures continues in Paris, France, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Read More

Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humans

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Great white sharks may hold the secrets to curing cancer and other age-related diseases, experts believe. The first map of great whites sharks’ DNA has revealed “mutations” that protect the animals against cancer and other illnesses. Scientists hope more research could help apply the findings to treating age-related illnesses in humans. The great white’s ability Read More

Sepsis test could show results 'in minutes'

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A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis is being developed by University of Strathclyde researchers. The device, which has been tested in a laboratory, may be capable of producing results in two-and-a-half minutes, the Biosensors and Bioelectronics journal study suggests. Diagnosing sepsis can be a complex process. The UK Sepsis Trust said it Read More

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

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young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma than those in other wealthy countries, a report has found. Death rates for asthma in 10 to 24-year-olds was highest in the UK among all 14 European nations included in an analysis of 19 high-income countries. The UK also had the highest obesity Read More

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

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The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears. A massive immunization drive that started last week in hard-hit Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by April, health Secretary Francisco Duque III Read More