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    When Unhealthy Foods Hijack Overeaters' Brains

    When Unhealthy Foods Hijack Overeaters' Brains
    WASHINGTON – Food hijacked Dr. David Kessler's brain. Not apples or carrots. The scientist who once led the government's attack on addictive cigarettes can't wander through part of San Francisco without craving a local shop's chocolate-covered pretzels. Stop at one cookie? Rarely. It's not an addiction but it's similar, and he's far from alone. Kessler's research suggests millions share what he ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases

    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases
    ATLANTA - U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in this country. The number of deaths has been sitting at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Good Deeds Help Neighbors

    Good Deeds Help Neighbors
    A need unseen is often a need unmet, but many San Diegans opened their eyes wide this holiday season. They saw opportunities to turn their generous spirits into generous acts, especially as the economy sinks. These are only a few stories of giving, only a few of the people who stepped in when they noticed a need: a La Jolla ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Heart Attacks More Common in Winter; Tips to Lower Your Risk

    Heart Attacks More Common in Winter; Tips to Lower Your Risk
    You probably know from experience that winter brings a surge in colds and flu. But did you know winter is also the season for heart attacks? Frigid air causes blood vessels to constrict as the body tries to prevent heat loss, said Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sperm Donor Passed On Sudden Death Heart Defect

    Sperm Donor Passed On Sudden Death Heart Defect
    CHICAGO - A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death, the report says. It's the second documented instance of a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Many Healthcare Workers Ignore Flu Shots

    Many Healthcare Workers Ignore Flu Shots
    Nearly 50 percent of U.S. healthcare workers have decided against flu shots, said officials concerned about seasonal flu and a renewed outbreak of H1N1. Doctors and nurses are most likely to get vaccinated while less likely are workers such as lab technicians, orderlies and housekeepers, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said. Nursing home workers are the least ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Danny's Heart: College Swimmer Faces Mortality

    Danny's Heart: College Swimmer Faces Mortality
    CHICAGO – This time, when the lanky young man stepped into the pool, his chest was tight. His muscles ached. He pushed off to take his first strokes, and grimaced at the pain. That he was back in the pool just six weeks after open heart surgery was quite remarkable, but he was still a bit crestfallen. He could only swim ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Washington State to Allow 'Dignity' Deaths

    Washington State to Allow 'Dignity' Deaths
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will soon be able to ask their doctors to prescribe them lethal medication in Washington state. But even though the "Death with Dignity" law takes effect Thursday, people who might seek the life-ending prescriptions could find their doctors conflicted or not willing to write them. Many doctors are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Mapping America's Eating Habits

    What state spends the most on fast food? Or drinks the most soda? Or eats its vegetables? Check out this fun set of maps from the Daily Yonder that show how our diets differ by state and county. Who knew meat consumption was so concentrated on the coasts? There are more here. Via Ezra Klein. [photo:132842] GOOD is the integrated media ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter

    Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter
    NEW YORK — The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory, others read from notebooks they brought along. The setting for the hilarity was the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital. The participants were cancer patients, some with advanced stages of the illness. They were taking part in the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Study: Faith Plays Role in End-of-Life Medical Decisions

    Study: Faith Plays Role in End-of-Life Medical Decisions
    Cancer patients who rely on their strong religious faith to cope appear more likely to undergo intensive life-prolonging care before their deaths. Researchers evaluated 345 patients and categorized them as having a high or low level of positive religious coping based on a 14-item questionnaire. Their study is published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. Those with a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Veggie-Phobic: Woman Left Shaking at Sight of Peas

    Veggie-Phobic: Woman Left Shaking at Sight of Peas
    Student Vicki Larrieux cannot eat her five a day because she is frightened of vegetables. The 22 -year-old suffers from an unusual fear known as lachanophobia, which leaves her sweating and stricken with panic attacks at the merest sight of a sprout or a pea. Miss Larrieux, from Portsmouth, Hants, survives on a diet of meat, potatoes, cereals and an occasional ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases

    WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases
    BEIJING - The global spread of swine flu will endanger more lives as it speeds up in coming months and governments must boost preparations for a swift response, the World Health Organization said Friday. There will soon be a period of further global spread of the virus, and most countries may see swine flu cases double every three to four days ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Brain Injury Victims Can Seem OK, Symptoms Delayed

    Brain Injury Victims Can Seem OK, Symptoms Delayed
    At first, Natasha Richardson said she felt fine after she took a spill on a Canadian ski slope. But that's not unusual for people who suffer traumatic head injuries like the one that killed the actress. Doctors say sometimes patients with brain injuries have what's called a "lucid interval" where they act fine for an hour or more as the brain ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Patients, Nurses Celebrate 1959 Heart Surgeries

    Patients, Nurses Celebrate 1959 Heart Surgeries
    DAYTON - Rebecca Aygarn Talkie can't recall if she was fearful of undergoing open-heart surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital on Nov. 13, 1959. She was 4. But Talkie does remember being "very upset" at being placed in a crib, and jealous of a child who had more toys than her. Talkie, one of the region's first open-heart patients, was among the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health

    Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health
    DALLAS – Here are the seven secrets to a long life: Stay away from cigarettes. Keep a slender physique. Get some exercise. Eat a healthy diet and keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check. Research shows that most 50-year-olds who do that can live another 40 years free of stroke and heart disease, two of the most common ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine

    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine
    BASEL, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis AG said Friday it has successfully produced a first batch of swine flu vaccine weeks ahead of expectations. The vaccine was made in cells, rather than grown in eggs as is usually the case with vaccines, the company said. The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization declared swine flu, also known ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pa. Hand-Transplant Patient Looks Forward to Feeling Wife's Hands

    Pa. Hand-Transplant Patient Looks Forward to Feeling Wife's Hands
    PITTSBURGH — From a Pennsylvania hospital bed, Jeff Kepner says he is looking forward to being able to feel his wife's and his daughter's hands when he holds them. The 57-year-old Augusta, Ga., man is the nation's first double hand transplant patient. He held hands with his wife Valarie on Thursday as he talked to news reporters about his recovery at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    School Nurses Don't Know How They'll Isolate Sick Kids

    School Nurses Don't Know How They'll Isolate Sick Kids
    There's no place to isolate sick, feverish kids if swine flu hits hard at the city's most overcrowded schools, nurses are warning. Health rules require staffers to put masks on schoolchildren with fevers of 100 degrees or higher and place them in a separate room so the airborne H1N1 virus doesn't spread. Dozens of schools, however, are functioning at more than ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits

    No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits
    WASHINGTON - The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people. President Barack Obama, who has spoken of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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