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Lyme disease soars in Michigan as tick populations grow

Cases of Lyme disease in Michigan have risen dramatically in recent years, and a new study links that trend to larger and more widespread tick populations. Researchers collected data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on 1,057 ...

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NFL sued by 1.8K ex-players over alleged misuse of painkillers

A federal lawsuit filed by more than 1,800 former NFL players against each of the league’s 32 teams alleges that trainers and physicians regularly and routinely broke regulations to dispense painkillers and other prescription-strength anti-inflammatories at rates far higher than ...

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Nurse accused of secretly recording naked patients

A nurse in Pennsylvania took secret photographs and videos of eight naked patients — including a 17-year-old girl — during appointments at a dermatology office, authorities said. James Close, 45, initially was charged earlier this month with recording the nude ...

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South Asian herb dubbed 'smart weed'

In a field not too far from the famous Batu caves outside of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, a group of us inspect a verdant and fragrant crop of kesum, a popular herb used in traditional Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cookery, sometimes ...

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6-year-old's snowboarding injury leads to inoperable brain tumor diagnosis

For the family of 6-year-old Devin Suau, every day is a race against the clock. Devin was given between eight months and two years to live after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor for which there is no known ...

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Mistakes at US lab force hundreds of Zika tests to be repeated

CHICAGO –  Officials in Washington, D.C.’s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 pregnant women, including two women who were mistakenly told they tested negative for the mosquito-borne virus that has been shown to cause birth ...

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Iranian baby with heart defect to undergo surgery soon

A 4-month-old girl from Iran who was temporarily banned from coming into the U.S. by President Trump’s immigration order is set to have a life-saving heart surgery in Portland. Fatameh Reshad was admitted to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, ...

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8 natural remedies for pediatric ear infections

During the winter months, it seems like kids are sick nearly every week with another cold, virus or ear infection. It’s not uncommon for a child to have an ear infection— more than 80 percent of children in the U.S. ...

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Mom dedicates life to honoring soldier son who helped 60 people through organ donation

After Cpl. Benjamin Kopp saved three lives on the battlefield in Afghanistan, he saved or improved 60 more when doctors couldn’t revive him from a devastating war injury. It’s all because of an idea he settled on before he joined ...

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11 tricks to optimize your chances of getting pregnant

Adapted from Yeah Baby! It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it? As younger women, we spend a considerable amount of effort trying not to get pregnant. Then, when the time comes to completely reverse that mind-set, it can be a little disorienting. ...

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