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Don't want rosacea? Drinking coffee might help

Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests that drinking coffee might be a good prescription for avoiding the unsightly skin condition known as rosacea.

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Cataract surgery, hearing aid may boost the aging brain

You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults.

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ER nurses might do better 'eyeballing' patients

"Eyeballing" emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests.

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White House wants prices in drug ads, but big pharma fights back

In an attempt to head off federal regulation, America's pharmaceutical manufacturers announced Monday that they would take voluntary action to make drug prices more transparent.

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Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity

Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

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Flu shot in pregnancy lowers risk of flu hospitalization

The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman's risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows.

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Can intermittent fasting help reverse type 2 diabetes?

Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests.

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Hospital privacy curtains may be home to dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report.

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Does aspirin help prevent liver cancer?

Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help.

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Working out when under the weather

Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. Here's how to stay in the game

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Brain scans suggest pain of fibromyalgia isn't imaginary

People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.

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What did Americans eat today? A third would say fast food

Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day.

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A strap for everyone: The best Apple Watch bands you can buy right now

If you have an Apple Watch, you know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? Here we've gathered the best Apple Watch bands we've seen so far. More>>

Montblanc Summit 2, the first Snapdragon Wear 3100 watch, is now available

Montblanc has taken the wraps off of the new Montblanc Summit 2 -- the first watch to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. The watch features a premium design and Google's Wear OS. More>>

Forget laxatives — this electronic pill will literally shake the crap out of you

Are you suffering from constipation? What you really need is a vibrating smart pill that promises to shake the crap out of you. And we mean that completely literally. Here's how it works. More>>

Brain's 'self-control' center may be key to weight-loss success

A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say.

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Pounds regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot

Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient's risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says.

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Johns Hopkins’ lab-grown human retina could lead to big insights

Scientists from Johns Hopkins University have successfully grown human retina tissue from scratch in a lab. The work could help with the development of new therapeutics related to eye diseases. More>>

Garmin listens to feedback, adds Spotify to Fenix 5 Plus Series watch

Garmin announced integration with Spotify, allowing customers to listen to offline playlists from their wrist. Adventurers who own one of the Fenix 5 Plus devices can download the Spotify app and start syncing their music. More>>

Obesity surgery may cut heart attack risk in diabetics

Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a new large study suggests.

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Facebook posts may hint at depression

People may rely on social media such as Facebook to showcase the highlights of their lives, like vacations. But new research suggests the language they use in posts might also help predict depression.

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The best sound machines to help you fall (and stay) asleep

Whether you find that sleep better with white noise, rain sounds, or deep sleep music, there’s a sound machine on the market that will be able to help you catch more z’s in no time at all. More>>

The best snowshoes you can buy right now (updated for 2018)

Snowshoeing is a great way to stay fit and active during the winter months, but finding the right pair can be a challenge. Here are our picks of the five best snowshoes available today to keep you moving on the trail this... More>>

Bug behind stomach cancer also linked to colon cancer

The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.

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Genes, not diet, may be key to gout flare-ups

Although many people suffering from painful gout flare-ups point to diet as the culprit, new research suggests DNA plays a much bigger role.

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Don't overlook heart care after cancer diagnosis

Patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are less likely to see a cardiologist or fill prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs if they've had cancer, a new study finds.

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With VR dinosaurs and ‘Minecraft,’ one hospital is making medicine less scary

From augmented reality rabbits on the wards to a Minecraft recreation of the hospital for kids to explore, one of the world's most renowned children's hospitals just got a major tech overhaul. More>>

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say

School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.

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Smoggy air tied to higher odds for mouth cancers

Living in urban areas with heavy air pollution could increase your risk for mouth cancer, a new study says.

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Four myths about breast cancer debunked

There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist says.

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One-third of 'gluten-free' restaurant foods in U.S. are not: study

If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests.

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Getting your medical records might not be easy

U.S. patients face numerous roadblocks when trying to access their medical records at the nation's top hospitals, a new study finds.

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Flu season lingers in big cities

Big cities with a large commuting workforce tend to have longer, more grinding flu seasons, a new study suggests.

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Path to obesity may start in preschool

Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.

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Does less-invasive surgery make sense for you?

Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic -- or minimally invasive -- procedures.

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  • Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

    Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

    Thursday, October 18 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-10-18 15:38:51 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-10-20 06:13:04 GMT
    The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist.
    The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist.
  • Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

    Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

    Friday, October 19 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-10-19 18:51:21 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-10-20 06:12:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos). US film director Martin Scorsese gestures after receiving the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2018 from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain, Friday Oct. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos). US film director Martin Scorsese gestures after receiving the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2018 from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain, Friday Oct. 19, 2018.
    American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's "flying doctors" are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals receiving Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias award from King Felipe VI.
    American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's "flying doctors" are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals receiving Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias award from King Felipe VI.
  • USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

    USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-10-19 17:39:42 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-10-20 05:05:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abuse...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abuse...
    The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated...
    The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years.
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