Nearby Lightning Shut Down a Woman's Brain Implant

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 — A European woman who needed an implanted brain device got an unwelcome side effect during a storm: Nearby lightning switched the device off.
Experts say the phenomenon is likely rare, and the deep brain stimulator device…
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U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 — After decades of progress, the United States has seen a slowdown in reductions of two major air pollutants, a new study finds.
Researchers found that levels of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide — which contribute to the…
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Health Highlights: May 1, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New CDC Director Requests and Receives Salary Cut
The new director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked for and will…
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Health Tip: Get Active

– Many people don’t get enough exercise. But a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to a host of physical and mental woes, from cancer to depression.
The National Library of Medicine says an inactive lifestyle also is associated…
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Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Sports

– Eye injuries are a leading cause of childhood blindness in the United States, the U.S. National Eye Institute says.
Baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, squash, fencing, racquetball and lacrosse are just some of the high-risk sports for eye…
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