Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — While it happens rarely, a person can drown on dry land hours after having been in the water.
There are two types of such drowning, dry drowning and secondary drowning, explained Dr. Jessica Lanerie, an associate professor…
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Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S.

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — More than one out of three average Americans used a prescription opioid painkiller in 2015, despite growing concerns these medicines are promoting widespread addiction and overdose deaths, a new federal study shows.
Nearly…
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Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — Whether or not you believe in climate change, the Earth is going to get hotter by the turn of the century, new research predicts.
How much warmer?
Approximately 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), according to…
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Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — Health problems for people born in the so-called Stroke Belt of the United States also include a higher risk of developing dementia — even if they move elsewhere, a new study suggests.
Researchers who calculated data on…
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Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — Some research has raised concerns about the safety of aspirin for heart failure patients. But a new study appears to offer some reassurance.
The study, of over 2,300 patients, found that those on daily aspirin were not at…
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Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — A new study supports routine genetic testing for epilepsy in young children with seizures.
“Precision medicine means nothing without precision diagnosis, and we can now provide precision diagnosis,” said study lead author…
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