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09 Dec

Marijuana and Your Vision

Regular use of marijuana may affect your vision, study finds.

08 Dec

Sleep and Roadway Safety

Missing as little as an hour or two of sleep per night can lead to major danger on the highway, study finds.

07 Dec

Alcohol and Skin Cancer

Can drinking alcohol increase your risk of melanoma skin cancer?

Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer death rates are falling in the United States and many other countries, but increasing in South Korea and some Latin American countries, researchers report.

The investigators looked at data from 47 countries from 1987 to 2013. They found that breast cancer death rates declined in 39...

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Sleep Loss Tied to Changes in Gut Bacteria

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting too little sleep alters the balance of bacteria in the gut, a change that's linked to certain metabolic conditions, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

For the study, European researchers limited the sleep of nine healthy men who were a normal weight to examine how...

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Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The tragedy of hundreds of babies born with devastating birth defects linked to the Zika virus is no longer confined to Brazil, a new report confirms.

Colombia is now also experiencing a surge in these cases of infant microcephaly. It's a birth defect where newborns whose mothers contracted the ...

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Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strength training might benefit breast cancer survivors who've undergone surgery, researchers suggest.

In a small study, weightlifting appeared to help prevent swelling in the arms and chest, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment.

The study included 27 breast cancer survivors...

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Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida is now Zika-free, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

One area in south Miami Beach had remained an active zone for local transmission of the virus, which can cause severe birth defects in babies born to women who are infected while pregnant.

But the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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  • December 9, 2016
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Drones a Safe Way to Transport Blood: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blood products don't seem to suffer damage when transported by drones, researchers report.

The findings lend support to advocates who say that drones could offer a safe, effective and fast way to deliver blood products to accident sites, natural disasters or remote locations.

"My visio...

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