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3 Share Nobel Medicine Prize for New Tools to Kill Parasites

Jan Andersson, Juleen Zierath and Hans Forssberg, members of the Karolinska Institute Nobel committee, talk to media at a press conference in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 5, 2015.  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
Jan Andersson, Juleen Zierath and Hans Forssberg, members of the Karolinska Institute Nobel committee, talk to media at a press conference in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 5, 2015. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

STOCKHOLM—Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that...

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    Study: Forcing a Smile Genuinely Decreases Stress

    PROBLEM: Happiness makes us smile, but can smiling make us happy? Even if it’s a fake smile, because your mouth is propped open by chopsticks? There’s the... Read more

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    Costly and Harmful: We Need to Tame the Tsunami of Too Much Medicine

    ABC’s “Four Corners” program on waste in health care didn’t pull any punches. “Many common treatments are often unnecessary, ineffective, or worse still harmful,” said... Read more

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    Here’s Why You Should Not Make Your Bed

    Mothers and grandmothers may reel in confusion while kids shout with joy, but researchers have made it official: don’t make your bed. I loved my... Read more

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    Many ER Patients Don’t Know Prescription Painkillers Are Addictive

    About a quarter of emergency department patients don’t know prescription opiods can be addictive, according to a new study. The remainder of patients interviewed say... Read more

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    Raising Kids in a Violent World

    From television, to war toys, to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, kids today soak up an enormous amount of violent imagery. Although most of it is... Read more

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    Credit Scores Can Reveal If You’re Healthy or Not

    A new study confirms what insurance companies already know: Credit scores can reveal how healthy you are. Researchers have uncovered a strong relationship between low credit... Read more

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    Who’s Talking About Diabetes?—No One

    When you open a newspaper you will likely find an article that mentions cancer, HIV/AIDS, or the latest health scare, but rarely will you find... Read more

  • Vicodin medication on a prescription form at a doctor's office in Calif. in this file photo. (Maria Daly Centurion/The Epoch Times) Photo 2: Registered Nurse Babette Richter holds up a container of the heroin overdose antidote, naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in Camden, N.J. on Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Multiple Factors Cause High Prescription Drug Prices in US

    TRENTON, N.J. —Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S. The issue heated up this week on news... Read more

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    Vaping as a ‘Gateway’ to Smoking Is Still More Hype Than Hazard

    As e-cigarettes become more popular, there has been a push to understand whether they are a “gateway” to regular, combustible cigarettes. Two recent studies on... Read more

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    One Expensive Trick That Might Somewhat Improve a Hangover

    If you go to the emergency room after acute alcohol intoxication (hungover), you’ll be given IV hydration. In mild cases, a nurse can now bring... Read more

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    The Little-Known Science Behind Cooking Broccoli

    When I used to teach medical students at Tufts, I gave a lecture about this amazing new therapeutic called “iloccorB.” I’d talk about all the... Read more

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    ‘Share a Coke With Obesity’ Bottle Gets Real About Effects of Drinking Soda

    “They have a list of words they don’t allow and some they’ll let you submit for approval or rejection,” Mike Howard, the CEO of the... Read more

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    87 of 91 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

    Researchers studying a degenerative disease in former athletes say 11 of 12 brains of deceased former NFL players tested over the past year showed signs... Read more

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    Meet the HIV-Positive Kids Shunned From Their Communities in China

    HIV-based discrimination is illegal in China, but it is widespread, especially in rural villages. There are roughly 810,000 people with HIV/AIDS living in China, according to a... Read more

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    Air Pollution Causes More Than 3 Million Premature Deaths a Year Worldwide

    Outdoor air pollution causes more than 3 million premature deaths a year, according to a study published today in Nature. The researchers, led by Jos... Read more

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    Old Wives Tales: Will Eating Garlic Repel Mosquitoes?

    According to lore, vampires cannot stand the scent of garlic. By this logic some people believe that eating garlic will repel the vampires of the... Read more

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