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‘Stinging Water’: Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

'Stinging Water': Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The mystery of “stinging water” has been solved, scientists say. Stinging water is the seawater near and around upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) — and swimmers can get stinging, itchy skin while submerged in it, even if they have no direct contact with the …

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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

News Picture: Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels …

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Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report

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Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — Here’s a new, and sobering, government statistic to ponder on Valentine’s Day: Experts estimate that the number of sexually transmitted infections among Americans now totals more than 110 million. In two studies published online Feb. 13 in the …

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White-Lipped Peccary Species May Be in Steep Decline

White-Lipped Peccary Species May Be in Steep Decline

White-lipped peccaries travel in large packs throughout the forest. The hairy, pig-like creatures emit a distinctive musky smell that is not easy to forget, and play a crucial role in their ecosystems, dispersing seeds and creating habitats for insects and amphibians. Now, though, the species is facing a crisis. A …

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16 Cases of Kidney Damage in 6 States From Synthetic Pot: CDC

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THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — Sixteen cases of serious kidney damage caused by synthetic marijuana products were reported in six states last year, according to a new U.S. government study released Thursday. Although no one died, all 16 people had to be admitted to hospitals and five required hemodialysis, …

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Her New Workout Routine Helped Spot a Rare Heart Defect

News Picture: AHA News: Her New Workout Routine Helped Spot a Rare Heart Defect

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — As a medical malpractice lawyer, Diana Mauro is no stranger to stress. Her job in the New York area consists of long hours and challenging cases. Some days, she would stay at the office until 9 p.m. Like many people, she …

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Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Deadliest Type of Stroke

News Picture: AHA News: Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Deadliest Type of Stroke

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — The risk of a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the brain is higher among women during pregnancy and in the weeks following delivery, new research finds. While studies have shown that women have an increased risk for stroke-causing blood …

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Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From HIV, Malaria: Study

News Picture: Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From HIV, Malaria: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 4.2 million people worldwide die every year within 30 days of surgery — more than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, a new study reports. The findings show that 7.7 percent of all deaths worldwide …

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Don’t Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say

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SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young children will better learn to recognize when they’re full if they serve themselves instead of being given a plate with food already on it, a new study reveals. Researchers examined the feeding practices among children aged 2 to 5 at 118 child-care …

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Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

News Picture: Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Optimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don’t need to be a vet to benefit from a positive attitude, the research suggests. Among …

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