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Category : Health (Archive for 2017-09-06) News by Google
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New York Times
HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards
Washington Post
The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health ...

BBC News
Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer
BBC News
A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists. Until now, Zika has been seen only as a global health threat - not a remedy. But latest ...

CNN
Blood clot risk -- and other problems -- might be tied to how tall you are
CNN
(CNN) How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study. Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according ...

WIRED
These Mice Stopped Eating Carbs So You (Maybe) Don't Have To
WIRED
In the ever-more masochistic world of wellness-boosting, pound-shedding diets, the latest trend involves putting your body into a controlled state of starvation known as “ketogenesis,” by cutting out nearly all carbs. If that doesn't sound like your ...

New York Post
Siri rescues sick teen from Hurricane Harvey
New York Post
When all else failed, an ailing Texas teen turned to Siri for help as Hurricane Harvey flooded her home. Tyler Frank, 14, who suffers from the genetic disorder sickle-cell anemia, was in excruciating pain as the storm swept through Houston, CNN reported.

NPR
In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy
NPR
A 4-year-old girl has died of malaria in Italy, where the disease is thought to have been wiped out. Troubled health officials are looking for answers. The girl was taken to the hospital Saturday in her Alpine hometown of Trento after she developed a ...

Pekin Daily Times
West Nile risk may be lower this year; precautions still needed
Pekin Daily Times
There may be less risk for the public this year when it comes to health problems associated with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, a state spokeswoman says. Fewer pools of mosquitoes and fewer dead birds across the state are testing positive for the ...

Chicago Tribune
How to donate breast milk to moms in Houston
Chicago Tribune
At milk banks, donors are screened, their blood is tested and a doctor has to sign off on the mother's health. The milk is tested and pasteurized. (Anda Chu / Contra Costa Times 2011). Nara SchoenbergContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Human milk can ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Letting kids sleep in could save US $9 billion a year, study finds
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Studies show that a later school start time could benefit students in a a number of ways, including more sleep and better grades, and new research also reveals that a later school start time could save the U.S. $9 billion every year. Starting school no ...

fox5sandiego.com
City steps up fight against deadly hepatitis A outbreak
fox5sandiego.com
SAN DIEGO – The City and County of San Diego have teamed up to fight a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A. The local outbreak has claimed 15 lives and has infected more than 350 others. The illness has hit the homeless population particularly hard. On ...

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