One-third of millennials brush teeth just once a day, study shows

Millennials may be successful in many ways, but they are failing when it comes to cleaning their teeth, a new study shows. Research commissioned by Hello Products, an oral care start-up, found that only 30 percent brush their teeth just once a day. Of the 2,000 Americans surveyed, the average person had gone more than […]

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Potentially toxic chemicals were found in e-cigarette vaper

A new warning about vaping published in Environmental Health Perspectives says there may be toxic levels of metals, including lead, that could be leaking from the heating coils of e-cigarettes. Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health tested liquids in vapers’ refilling dispensers from 56 Baltimore area users and found potentially unsafe levels of […]

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Newt Gingrich: Opioid deaths are a health crisis — Treatment, not jail, is the cure

About 91 Americans are expected to die today and every day from opioid overdoses. Over 300,000 have died since the year 2000, surpassing vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional deaths. The economic toll is estimated to be a staggering $78.5 billion per year nationwide. Most people know someone who has battled addiction. They […]

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Florida teen’s dying wish to marry high school sweetheart to come true

edding bells are in the air for a couple whose love will last long after death. A Florida teenager with terminal cancer will get his dying wish on Sunday to marry his high school sweetheart. Dustin Snyder, 19, of Valrico, Fla., has been battling cancer, synovial sarcoma, on-and-off since before he turned 18, ABC News Go reported. […]

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Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

Human trials of a once-a-week oral pill for HIV could start, after successful tests in pigs, claim US scientists. The slow-release tablet could free patients from having to take daily medication, they say. It looks like a normal capsule, but on reaching the stomach its coating dissolves and a special structure packed inside unfolds. This […]

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Experts warn against romaine after E. coli outbreak in US and Canada

Following a news release from the Centers for Disease Control, which reported on an outbreak of 17 cases of E. coli infections across 13 U.S. states between Nov. 15 and Dec. 8, the food safety experts at Consumer Reports are recommending people refrain from eating romaine lettuce until the source of the bacteria is identified.   […]

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Utah residents panic over hepatitis A outbreak from 7-Eleven, hundreds feared impacted

Salt Lake County health leaders say many people are coming forward after they issued an alert about a Hepatitis A outbreak at a 7-11 in West Jordan. Since 8 a.m. Monday morning, the Salt Lake County health department has been answering calls from people who are worried about the outbreak that occurred at the 7-11 […]

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‘Clear promise’: Diabetes drug reversed memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers find

A team of Chinese and British researchers has discovered that a drug originally created to treat diabetes shows “clear promise” as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, since it significantly reversed memory loss in mice. News of the potential breakthrough was published this week in Brain Research. “[The drug shows a] clear promise of being developed […]

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