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Yoga Injuries

Yoga injuries on the rise, but ancient practice is still relatively safe, study finds.

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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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Lifetime Smoking History and Mortality

Quitting cigarettes at any age can reduce the risk of death, study finds.

New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help reduce episodes of pain associated with sickle cell disease, a new study finds.

Results of an early trial showed the drug -- called SelG1 for now -- reduced episodes of sickle cell-related pain crises by 45 percent. In addition, the drug appeared safe and was wel...

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11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 stroke survivors develop epilepsy, and the greater the brain damage caused by stroke, the higher the risk of seizures, a new study reports.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition marked by recurrent, unprovoked seizures, muscle spasms or convulsions.

Researc...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 3, 2016
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Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.

In 2015, there were 17.5 million diagnoses and 8.7 million deaths in the world from the disease, the researchers found.

The rise in cancer cases was mainly due to population aging and growth, along with c...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 3, 2016
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Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial blood stored as a powder could one day revolutionize emergency medicine and provide trauma victims a better chance of survival.

Researchers have created an artificial red blood cell that effectively picks up oxygen in the lungs and delivers it to tissues throughout the body.

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  • Dennis Thompson
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  • December 3, 2016
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Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who attempted suicide and wound up in the emergency room has remained steady in the past decade, a new report finds.

Females were more likely to attempt suicide, but males used more violent methods. And all attempts were most common in the late spring, the researchers fou...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • December 2, 2016
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Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Little River section of Miami is no longer an area where local Zika infection is active, Florida health officials reported Friday.

While Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the development was great news for the state, he also asked residents to continue doing what they can to stop the spread of th...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 2, 2016
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