US set for unprecedented outbreak of mysterious polio-like virus in 2020 – Daily Mail
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US set for unprecedented outbreak of mysterious polio-like virus in 2020 – Daily Mail

After a record-setting 186 cases of the polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018, the peak has passed and instances of it are expected to continue to decline – until 2020. Scientists don’t know why, but the infection, which appears to attack the spinal cord and cause temporary – and occasionally permanent – paralysis primarily…

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The year in pot: States embrace legalization, but questions persist – NBCNews.com
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The year in pot: States embrace legalization, but questions persist – NBCNews.com

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Dec. 31, 2018 / 8:37 PM GMTBy Shamard Charles, M.D.2018 has been a banner year for the legal marijuana industry, as the national market for weed skyrocketed and five more states legalized it, reflecting widespread popular support.This year,…

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5 Safe Marijuana Stocks for 2019 – Motley Fool
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5 Safe Marijuana Stocks for 2019 – Motley Fool

“Safe” and “marijuana stocks” are words you usually don’t find in the same sentence, and for good reason. Marijuana stocks are characterized by high risk and volatility. However, not all marijuana stocks are alike and some have considerably less risk than others. These investments are not guaranteed wins, as no stock meets the absolute safety criteria. But…

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This Is What No One Tells You About Coming Off Antidepressants – HuffPost
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This Is What No One Tells You About Coming Off Antidepressants – HuffPost

My relationship with antidepressants began over 20 years ago. Back then, as an anxious teenager crying in my doctor’s office, I had no idea that they would become such an integral part of my life. I spent a long time wrestling with my need for medication. But you can have as much therapy as you…

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New wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ prevents seizures with fine-tuned stimulation – Daily Mail
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New wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ prevents seizures with fine-tuned stimulation – Daily Mail

A wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders.The WAND, developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering ‘fine-tuned’ treatments for patients with conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.Scientists say it works like a…

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An American Aid Worker Is Being Monitored for Signs of Ebola at a Nebraska Hospital – Gizmodo
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An American Aid Worker Is Being Monitored for Signs of Ebola at a Nebraska Hospital – Gizmodo

The Ebola virusImage: CDC (AP)An American medical worker in Africa may have had too close a brush with the deadly Ebola virus that is currently devastating the Democratic Republic of Congo. He returned to the U.S. and is now at a hospital in Nebraska, where doctors are keeping a close eye on him.On Saturday, the…

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The immune system’s fountain of youth – EurekAlert
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The immune system’s fountain of youth – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Drug treatment eliminates senescent cells from tissues of old mice. The blue staining shows senescent cells in lung and liver tissue. The amount of the staining is significantly reduced following… view more  Credit: Weizmann Institute of Science If only we could keep our bodies young, healthy and energetic, even as we attain the wisdom of…

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6 Mistakes Every Keto Beginner Makes (and How to Avoid Them) – Greatist
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6 Mistakes Every Keto Beginner Makes (and How to Avoid Them) – Greatist

Thinking about going keto? A ketogenic diet could help you drop pounds faster than traditional weight-loss plans, research shows. And plenty of proponents say going super low-carb boosts their energy and helps them think more clearly.In other words, giving this trendy eating style a try could deliver big benefits. That is, if you know what…

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People taking statins should follow the Mediterranean diet to maximise the pills’ benefits – Daily Mail
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People taking statins should follow the Mediterranean diet to maximise the pills’ benefits – Daily Mail

Millions of people taking statins should follow the Mediterranean diet to maximise the benefits of the cholesterol-busting pills, study saysFollowing a Mediterranean diet while taking statins lowers mortality riskThe healthy eating plan reacts with the drugs to reduce inflammation The Mediterranean diet consists of lots of vegetables, olive oil and oily fish By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health…

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Fentanyl’s New Foe: A Quick Test Strip That Can Prevent Overdoses – The Wall Street Journal
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Fentanyl’s New Foe: A Quick Test Strip That Can Prevent Overdoses – The Wall Street Journal

There is a new tool to help battle the opioid epidemic that works like a pregnancy test to detect fentanyl, the potent substance behind the escalating number of deaths roiling communities around the country.The test strip, originally designed for the medical profession to test urine, can also be used off-label by heroin and cocaine users…

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