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5 Cold Remedies That Work

5 Cold Remedies That Work

We all know there is no cure for the common cold but there are some remedies that can help a lot! Cold remedies are almost as varied as the people who share them. While nothing can cure a cold, there are many remedies that can help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so bad. Here are 5 common cold ...

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Preventable Deaths Declining

Preventable Deaths Declining

The number of potentially preventable deaths – premature deaths that could have been avoided – declined from 2010 to 2014 for three of the five leading causes of death in the Unites States, CDC researchers estimate. In 2014, the five leading causes of death for people under age 80 were diseases of the heart, ...

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Prostate Cancer Registry Helps Black Men

Prostate Cancer Registry Helps Black Men

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) announces a nationwide expansion of its Prostate Cancer Registry. The registry galvanizes prostate cancer survivors to share their stories in an effort to reduce health disparities and improve the treatment, care and long term quality of life issues that affect African-American prostate ...

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HIV Test with a USB

HIV Test with a USB

Scientists develop HIV test using a USB stick Researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods. Typically, HIV screenings can take as long as three days to produce results. Scientists at Imperial College London ...

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Smartphones vs. Your Sleep

Smartphones vs. Your Sleep

Who among us doesn't need a good night's sleep? We all do, right? Well, it might be prudent to give your smartphone a rest. New research suggests the light from your device, especially before bedtime, may affect how long and well you sleep. During the month-long study, participants used their cellphones an average ...

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Diabetic Eye Disease Affects Millions

Diabetic Eye Disease Affects Millions

You can’t feel it. You can’t see it—until it’s really too late! Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy affects 7.7 million Americans, and that ...

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Docs Fail in Diabetes Screening

Docs Fail in Diabetes Screening

Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds. More than one-third of American adults have prediabetes, and most don't know it. So why are so many American doctors failing to meet the guidelines for screening? Prediabetes means that blood sugar ...

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