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Mother of Patient Left Outside Baltimore Hospital in Gown Says She Was Denied Care – NBC Southern California

January 19, 2018 3:35:09 am | 0 Comments

The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street.  Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing…

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Excitement as early blood test for 8 types of cancer advances – CBS News

January 19, 2018 2:59:00 am | 0 Comments

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer…

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A weekend lie-in could help you live longer, study shows – Netdoctor

January 19, 2018 2:27:00 am | 0 Comments

*hits snooze button* More from Sleep better tonight 20 articles What sort of tired are you? Sleeping for just 20 minutes extra per night could help you resist cravings This morning mistake could be the reason you’re still tired after 8 hours of sleep Getty Eva Katalin Kondoros 19 January 2018 If you’re planning to…

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Dr. Samadi: The 10 prostate cancer risk factors men need to know – New York Daily News

January 19, 2018 2:00:52 am | 0 Comments

It is usually not possible to know exactly why one man develops prostate cancer and another doesn’t. It could depend on a feature of a man’s habits, genetic makeup or personal history that increases the probability of the disease. These features are what are referred to as risk factors — any attribute, characteristic or exposure…

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Sushi lover's stomach-churning discovery: a 5-foot tapeworm living inside him – FOX 61

January 19, 2018 1:35:08 am | 0 Comments

Warning: Story contains images and descriptions some may find graphic FRESNO, Calif. – A California man is likely altering his regular sushi habit after discovering a tapeworm that may have entered his body through the raw salmon he loves so much. Doctor Kenny Banh revealed the Fresno man’s case on a January 8 episode of…

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'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24' – BBC News

January 19, 2018 12:15:08 am | 0 Comments

Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say. Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins. Changing the definition is vital to ensure laws stay appropriate,…

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Oakland County Health Division urges residents to get flu vaccine – The Oakland Press

January 18, 2018 9:40:34 pm | 0 Comments

The Oakland County Health Division is urging residents to get vaccinated against flu as reported cases continue to rise. More than 950 flu cases in the county were reported between Oct. 1 and Jan. 6, officials said. “We are currently in the midst of a very active flu season with widespread and intense flu activity.…

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Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown – ABC News

January 18, 2018 6:46:39 pm | 0 Comments

The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street. Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing…

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New report suggests lowering legal BAC level that determines impairment – KATV

January 18, 2018 6:18:10 pm | 0 Comments

A new report from a panel of researchers suggests lowering the BAC level used to determine drunkenness from 0.08 to 0.05 across the country.(Photo courtesy: MGN Online) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —  A newly released report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is calling for the legal blood alcohol content level for drivers…

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Forget concussions. The real risk of CTE comes from repeated hits to the head, study shows – Los Angeles Times

January 18, 2018 6:10:28 pm | 0 Comments

For more than a decade, researchers trying to make sense of the mysterious degenerative brain disease afflicting football players and other contact-sport athletes have focused on the threat posed by concussions. But new research suggests that attention was misguided. Instead of concerning themselves with the dramatic collisions that cause players to become dizzy, disoriented or…

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