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It took this man 9 years to get his lung disease diagnosed – Yahoo Lifestyle

It took Ken Benson nearly a decade before his shortness of breath was properly diagnosed as COPD. (Photo courtesy of Ken Benson)When you talk to your doctor about experiencing unusual symptoms, you expect that you’ll be taken seriously. But Ken Benson says he complained to several doctors about having shortness of breath for nine years…

After Leaving Millions in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions – VICE

Fighting Words is Tonic's opinion column. Send pitches to tonic@vice.com. After three years of rising reports of serious harm to chronic pain patients—including dozens of accounts of suicide by people whose medications were cut off and hundreds of stories of increased disability—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a critical clarification of…

What year you were born could determine if you need another shot of the measles vaccine – KCCI Des Moines

What year were you born? If it was before 1989, then chances are you need to get the measles vaccine again. Currently, measles is back on the rise in the U.S. It hit the highest number of reported case on record since the disease was declared eradicated in 2000. There have been 681 measles cases…

How Does DEET Repel Mosquitoes So Effectively? : Goats and Soda – NPR

A new study pinpoints which part of a mosquito's body is repulsed by the taste of DEET. Philippe Hugen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Philippe Hugen /AFP/Getty Images A new study pinpoints which part of a mosquito's body is repulsed by the taste of DEET. Philippe Hugen /AFP/Getty Images Emily Dennis has spent hours,…

Researchers discover how eating feeds into the body clock – Medical Xpress

The Medical Research Council (MRC)-funded study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to identify insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the timing of meals to the cellular clocks located across our body, commonly known as the body clock. Credit: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology New research has found it is…

MRSA diagnosis at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach – WPTV.com

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — The contagious bacteria MRSA has been discovered at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach, according to the Palm Beach County School District.A district spokesperson said a person on campus was diagnosed. RELATED: Second measles case investigated in Florida Out of an abundance of caution, the Department of Environmental and Conservation…

Scientists Tackle Connecticut’s Tick Problem – The Wall Street Journal

A team of scientists is trying to get a better grasp of Connecticut’s tick population. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are for the first time actively collecting ticks statewide to test for organisms that cause human diseases, including Lyme disease. The...

Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike – NPR

Health workers marched in Butembo on Wednesday to protest the violence they're facing. The demonstration comes in the wake of an attack last Friday in which an epidemiologist from Cameroon was shot and killed. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption toggle caption Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP Health workers marched in Butembo on Wednesday to protest the violence…

This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes – Medical News Today

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