Study: Many small kids in US are using too much toothpaste – The Associated Press
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Study: Many small kids in US are using too much toothpaste – The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released Thursday. About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to 6 used a brush that was full or half-full of toothpaste, even though experts recommend…

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A cure for cancer? Despite one company’s claims, many experts are uncertain – The Jerusalem Post
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A cure for cancer? Despite one company’s claims, many experts are uncertain – The Jerusalem Post

A scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Britain, July 15, 2013. (photo credit: STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) Experts are pushing back against claims by two Israeli scientists that they have discovered a cure for cancer. The original claim, published in Tuesday’s Jerusalem Post, went viral, reaching…

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Elderly California woman with dementia was locked out of care facility, ‘outraged’ daughter claims – Fox News
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Elderly California woman with dementia was locked out of care facility, ‘outraged’ daughter claims – Fox News

A California woman has filed a complaint with the state’s department of public health against a Long Beach hospital after surveillance footage showed her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, alone and locked outside the care facility where she lives.Earlier this month, Savina Genoese Zerbi, 84, received treatment at the College Medical Center in Long Beach…

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A Single Protein Induces Sleep And Boosts Immune Response In Fruit Flies : Shots – Health News – NPR
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A Single Protein Induces Sleep And Boosts Immune Response In Fruit Flies : Shots – Health News – NPR

After scientists screened over 8,000 genes in fruit flies, only one, which hadn’t been described before, triggered sleepiness. Andrew Syred/Science Source It’s cold outside, you’re sick and all you want to do is curl up under the covers until you feel better. In fact, the need for sleep can be so strong when we’re sick…

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Nearly half of Americans have heart or blood vessel disease, new report finds – NBCNews.com
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Nearly half of Americans have heart or blood vessel disease, new report finds – NBCNews.com

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Jan. 31, 2019, 7:51 PM GMTBy Shamard Charles, M.D.A startling new report finds that nearly half of all Americans — 121 million adults — have some form of heart disease, a significant increase over the last three years.…

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Shingles vaccine side effects mostly mild, yet 3% of complaints were serious, CDC says – CNN
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Shingles vaccine side effects mostly mild, yet 3% of complaints were serious, CDC says – CNN

(CNN)Reported side effects of the Shringrix shingles vaccine in its first eight months of doctors’ office use were mostly unremarkable, but 3% of the complaints were serious, according to a Thursday report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shingrix, which is produced by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the US Food and…

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This bacteria-fighting protein also induces sleep – Science News
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This bacteria-fighting protein also induces sleep – Science News

 Infected fruit flies slept more and survived longer when levels of Nemuri surged SLEEPING OFF SICKNESS  A protein called Nemuri (green) is produced in fruit fly brains (purple) and helps the insects stay asleep. Nemuri’s lullaby may also help flies sleep away sickness and stress.“Feed a cold, starve a fever,” or so the adage…

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As we age, sexual activity still important for well-being – ABS-CBN News
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As we age, sexual activity still important for well-being – ABS-CBN News

The benefits of a healthy sex life aren’t limited to young adults, according to a UK study that found intimacy and sexual activity are important for older adults’ well-being, too. In the study of nearly 7,000 men and women, ages 50 to 89, quality of life was higher in those who reported any kind of…

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E-Cigarettes Really Can Help You Quit Smoking, Large New Study Finds – Gizmodo
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E-Cigarettes Really Can Help You Quit Smoking, Large New Study Finds – Gizmodo

Photo: Getty ImagesThe debate over the potential harms and benefits of vaping has raged on for years. But the results of a large trial in the UK have provided the pro-vaping side its biggest win yet. It found that people trying to quit smoking were almost twice as likely to succeed over a year’s time…

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Fasting ramps up human metabolism, study shows – Medical Xpress
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Fasting ramps up human metabolism, study shows – Medical Xpress

A study by the G0 Cell Unit and Kyoto University researchers suggests that fasting, which puts the body in “starvation mode,” leads to fuel substitution, antioxidation, increased mitochondrial activation and altered signal transduction. Credit: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Fasting may help people lose weight, but new research suggests going without food…

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