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Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

March 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

So will drinking a cup of joe before your workout actually make a difference? The answer could depend as much on your genes as what kind of coffee you’re drinking.

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Salmonella cases in Washington state linked to the herbal product kratom

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Salmonella cases in Washington state linked to the herbal product kratom

People should not consume any form of the herbal product kratom because it could be contaminated with Salmonella, officials from the Washington State Department of Health said Friday.

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Busting 5 myths about eating disorders

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Busting 5 myths about eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person unreasonably limits food intake and excessively exercises to prevent weight gain. Individuals who suffer from this disorder appear extremely thin. However, the other most common eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, uses bingeing and purging to control weight. These people may appear healthy, despite the internal damage being done to their bodies.

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As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

An investigation by Kaiser Health News and the USA TODAY Network discovers that more than 260 patients have died since 2013 after in-and-out procedures at surgery centers across the country. More than a dozen — some as young as 2 — have perished after routine operations, such as colonoscopies and tonsillectomies.

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Curing blindness with stem cells – here’s the latest science

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Curing blindness with stem cells – here’s the latest science

Although scientists have previously had success isolating and maintaining retina stem cells in the laboratory, there is still more work to do before these cells can be routinely delivered to patients for treatment. The first big challenge is figuring out how treatments can safely be delivered into the patient’s eye in the right location.

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A tale of love, family conflict and battles over care for an aging mother

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
A tale of love, family conflict and battles over care for an aging mother

“Edith + Eddie,” a short documentary vying for an Academy Award Sunday, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict over caring for an aging parent. But their real life story proves to be more complicated than in the movies.

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Outbreaks highlight infectious disease risks among Seattle’s homeless

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Outbreaks highlight infectious disease risks among Seattle’s homeless

Public Health is currently responding to increases in several infectious diseases in King County that particularly affect people living homeless. These diseases include group A streptococcal infections, Shigella, and a cluster of serious infections transmitted by body lice called Bartonella quintana.

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Never too late to operate? Surgery near end of life is common, costly

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Never too late to operate? Surgery near end of life is common, costly

Surgery like this has become all too common among those near the end of life, experts say. Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo an operation in the year before they die, even though the evidence shows that many are more likely to be harmed than to benefit from it.

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Trump’s perfect score on brain test spawns DIY cognitive exam

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump’s perfect score on brain test spawns DIY cognitive exam

When Donald Trump aced a cognitive test in January, scores of people tried to take it, too, based mostly on media reports that invited them to match wits with the president. Casual users puzzled over line drawings of animals, while others wondered what it meant if they were bad at subtracting by sevens.

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Larger role for midwives could improve deficient U.S. care for mothers and babies

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Larger role for midwives could improve deficient U.S. care for mothers and babies

Shortages of maternity care have reached critical levels: Nearly half of U.S. counties don’t have a single practicing obstetrician-gynecologist. Nevertheless, thanks in part to opposition from doctors and hospitals, midwives are far less prevalent in the U.S. than in other affluent countries.

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