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.
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Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — Chronic fatigue syndrome has no cure and reliable treatments remain elusive, but new research links it to changes in 17 immune-system signaling proteins called cytokines.
That suggests inflammation plays a part in the…
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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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Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — If nothing is done to address climate change, tens of thousands more early deaths may occur worldwide from exposure to air pollution in the coming decades, a new study contends.
Increases in air pollution caused by rising…
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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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Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — Search-and-rescue dogs don’t let a rough flight keep them from doing their jobs, a new study finds.
“We’ve spent $16 billion in this country trying to come up with a machine that can sniff better than dogs, and we haven’t…
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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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