Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks – KSL.com
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Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks – KSL.com

ATLANTA (CNN) — More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.…

Health Crisis in Venezuela Hits The Rest of Latin America Hard : Goats and Soda – NPR
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Health Crisis in Venezuela Hits The Rest of Latin America Hard : Goats and Soda – NPR

HIV-positive patients and their families protest hospitals’ lack of medicines and supplies in Caracas, Venezuela, in April 2018. Some patients are fleeing to neighboring countries like Peru in search of lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images HIV-positive patients and their families protest hospitals’ lack of medicines and supplies…

Deadly Disease Caused by Raw Milk Has Already Put 19 US States on High Alert – ScienceAlert
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Deadly Disease Caused by Raw Milk Has Already Put 19 US States on High Alert – ScienceAlert

CARLY CASSELLA 15 FEB 2019 Officials in the United States have warned over and over again that raw, unpasteurised milk can carry dangerous and potentially deadly bacteria.Today, however, it seems like that information is falling on deaf ears. Disease outbreaks caused by raw milk are on the rise, and a new warning from the Centres…

New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age – The Guardian
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New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age – The Guardian

An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age. The drug could be taken as a daily pill by over-55s if clinical trials, which are expected to start within two years, show that the…

Vaccine Hesitancy Tied To Community Norms : Shots – Health News – NPR
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Vaccine Hesitancy Tied To Community Norms : Shots – Health News – NPR

Hesitancy about vaccination in a community has a lot to do with acculturation to its norms. Karl Tapales/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Karl Tapales/Getty Images Hesitancy about vaccination in a community has a lot to do with acculturation to its norms. Karl Tapales/Getty Images Distrust of vaccines may be almost as contagious as measles,…

Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, study says – KSL.com
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Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, study says – KSL.com

NEW YORK (CNN) — Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.The researchers analyzed data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, a nationwide survey administered to parents of children and teens. Of the 46.6 million…

Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or shameful’ – BBC News
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Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or shameful’ – BBC News

Image copyright Claire Bolton Image caption Claire wants to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex…

Eating ‘ultraprocessed’ foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says – KSL.com
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Eating ‘ultraprocessed’ foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says – KSL.com

ATLANTA (CNN) — The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14 percent higher risk of early death with each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.”Ultraprocessed foods are manufactured industrially from…

One in Five U.S. Teens Vaped in 2018, and the FDA Is Not Happy About It – Gizmodo
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One in Five U.S. Teens Vaped in 2018, and the FDA Is Not Happy About It – Gizmodo

Photo: Getty ImagesOn Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its strongest condemnation of teen vaping yet, following the release of new data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, one in five high-schoolers took up vaping in 2018, a significant jump from 2017. FDA chief Scott Gottlieb went…

Flu Drug Called ‘Silver Bullet,’ but Some Doctors Prescribe Caution – The Wall Street Journal
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Flu Drug Called ‘Silver Bullet,’ but Some Doctors Prescribe Caution – The Wall Street Journal

TOKYO—A new pill that can kill the flu virus in 24 hours with a single dose has become the most-prescribed influenza treatment in Japan, which is suffering through its worst flu season in two decades.But some doctors are backing away from the drug after new evidence emerged about mutant viral strains that prevent it from…