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Breakthrough study at Wash U could let you lose weight without diet or exercise Video included

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Medical researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have made a remarkable discovery that could possibly help combat the obesity epidemic in the United Sta

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Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain. A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain.
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A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain.

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Study links acetaminophen in pregnancy to ADHD; experts question results

Long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with twice the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. (AP File Photo) Long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with twice the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. (AP File Photo)
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Long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with twice the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. 

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FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

(GlaxoSmithKline via AP). This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to prevent painful shingles in people aged 50 or older. Drugmaker Gla... (GlaxoSmithKline via AP). This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to prevent painful shingles in people aged 50 or older. Drugmaker Gla...
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U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus.

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Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives

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By Susan Scutti CNN  (CNN) -- Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found. The length of telomeres -- caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips -- is considered a marker of biological aging. Based on their results, the researchers theorize that pre-birth exposure to air pollution may lead to negative healt... More>>

Get your flu shots, US urges amid concerns about bad season

HHS Secretary Tom Price, left, receives a flu vaccination from Sharon Walsh-Bonadies, RN., right during a news conference recommending everyone age six months an older be vaccinated against influenza each year, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. (AP) HHS Secretary Tom Price, left, receives a flu vaccination from Sharon Walsh-Bonadies, RN., right during a news conference recommending everyone age six months an older be vaccinated against influenza each year, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. (AP)
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It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. 

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Plans to build Aldi near Mehlville schools scrapped

Parents in the Mehlville School District are upset over the possible sale of some prime property. They argue a new business that would go in could endanger students at two schools. (Credit: KMOV) Parents in the Mehlville School District are upset over the possible sale of some prime property. They argue a new business that would go in could endanger students at two schools. (Credit: KMOV)
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Plans to build a grocery store near two schools in south St. Louis County have been scrapped.

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Greitens, lawmakers clash on money for prescription program

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House budgeters and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' administration are clashing over money for a new program Greitens created to fight prescription drug misuse.

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Sleepy teenage brains need school to start later in the morning

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Millions of high schoolers are fighting with their alarm clocks as they start another academic year. As they struggle to get up early, parents battle to get them out of bed and off to school – a stressful way for everyone involved to start the day.

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Study examines possible connection between flu vaccine and miscarriage

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

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Want to help your child avoid a peanut allergy? The FDA has some new ideas

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Concerns over allergic reactions have prompted many parents to avoid feeding infants foods containing peanuts, and now the FDA says new research suggests that may actually make the problem worse.

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Blood clot risk -- and other problems -- might be tied to how tall you are

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How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study.

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Study: Young female athletes at higher knee injury risk Video included

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It's back to school time which also means the start of fall sports.  But doctors in St. Louis are warning young athletes to be careful. They are seeing a rise in injuries in girls.

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The five benefits of exercise you didn't know

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 Everyone knows physical activity offers a variety of perks, from stamina to strength to longevity. Here are some benefits you might not know about.

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'Fat but fit' still has higher risk of heart disease, study confirms

(Source: CNN) Metabolic factors such as increased blood sugar or cholesterol more than double risk of heart disease. People who are overweight or obese but "metabolically healthy" still have an elevated risk. (Source: CNN) Metabolic factors such as increased blood sugar or cholesterol more than double risk of heart disease. People who are overweight or obese but "metabolically healthy" still have an elevated risk.

The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy -- if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal -- is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed. 

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Can group selfies give kids lice? (Plus how to get rid of super lice) Video included

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People putting their heads together to take a selfie are passing super lice very easily.

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Can frequent, moderate drinking prevent diabetes?

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It's not every day that medical studies say alcohol could be good for you.

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Sperm count in Western world dropped by 50 percent, still falling

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Well, here is some depressing news.

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Can apple cider vinegar help with weight loss?

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The claims are everywhere: If you add apple cider vinegar to your daily diet, it will help you lose weight.

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New cancer-fighting immunotherapy could soon receive FDA approval

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An individually tailored cancer treatment was recommended for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration by an advisory committee on Wednesday, but concerns about its long-term safety remain. 

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Grab a cup: Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

(Source: CNN) Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday, July 10, 2017. (Source: CNN) Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday, July 10, 2017.

reater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday. 

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GBI: Allergy meds aren't good to help kids sleep

The GBI warns parents not to use allergy medicines to help their child sleep (Source: WALB) The GBI warns parents not to use allergy medicines to help their child sleep (Source: WALB)
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Since 2013, the Georgia Poison Control received 940 emergency calls about children under 5 who had taken allergy medications.

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What you need to know about ticks

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As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures.

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Grand Rapids doctors find new way to treat cancer

Researchers in Grand Rapids are working to solve a piece of the cancer puzzle with a new use of immunotherapy. Researchers in Grand Rapids are working to solve a piece of the cancer puzzle with a new use of immunotherapy.

Researchers in Grand Rapids are working to solve a piece of the cancer puzzle with a new use of immunotherapy.

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Additional cases of Human Plague in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting two recent confirmed plague cases in 52-year-old and 62-year-old females from Santa Fe County. The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting two recent confirmed plague cases in 52-year-old and 62-year-old females from Santa Fe County.

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting two recent confirmed plague cases in 52-year-old and 62-year-old females from Santa Fe County.

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Manslaughter charges issued in Flint water probe

Nick Lyon (L), Dr. Eden Wells (R) (Source: Source: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services) Nick Lyon (L), Dr. Eden Wells (R) (Source: Source: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services)
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The head of the Michigan health department and the state's chief medical officer are the latest to be charged in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water.

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Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). FILE - In this Thursday, July 24, 2008 file photo, obese patients wash their plates after lunch at the Aimin Fat Reduction Hospital in Tianjin, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). FILE - In this Thursday, July 24, 2008 file photo, obese patients wash their plates after lunch at the Aimin Fat Reduction Hospital in Tianjin, China.

The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study.

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Tips for preventing tick bites

A female deer tick is seen under a University of Rhode Island microscope in the entomoloy lab  (Credit: AP Photo / Victoria Arocho, File) A female deer tick is seen under a University of Rhode Island microscope in the entomoloy lab (Credit: AP Photo / Victoria Arocho, File)
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The St. Clair County Health Department has the following tips for preventing tick bites:

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Working memory: How you keep things 'in mind' over the short term

Putamen. Part of basal ganglia, which is part of the brain / central nervous system. (Photo: Wiki) Putamen. Part of basal ganglia, which is part of the brain / central nervous system. (Photo: Wiki)

When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as working memory.

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Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body

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Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per year to our health care expenditure, amounting to a severe health crisis.

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