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Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight

Credit: CC0 Public Domain      Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half or crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology . While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk on missions to Mars and beyond.                                  …

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Arkansas ranks 3rd for most active flu cases

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – If you haven't got your flu shot, you might want Arkansas now rank number three in the nation for the most active flu cases. The latest Walgreens influenza index keeps track of the number of recipes for Tamiflu, which helped identify the Little Rock and Pine Bluff area. The Arkansas Department of Health told CATS that …

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Curing of HIV only became more complicated. Can CRISPR help? | Science

HIV integrates its genome (yellow) into human chromosomes, and cells that indirectly replicate the genome that they replicate can complicate cures. David S. Goodsell / HIVE Center By Jon Cohen Mar. 15, 2019, 3:55 PM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- Antiretroviral drugs (ARV) have transformed HIV infection from a death sentence to a chronic condition. In most tampons, the drugs routinely strain the …

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Salmonella outbreaks are traced to Elko restaurant | News

ELKO – 17 suspected cases of salmonella have been reported in Elko this week, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. The grill at Gold Dust West is the suspected source of the disease, Public Information Manager Martha Framsted is confirmed in an email. "Division staff has been in place at the facility since Monday, March 11," …

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What's the Skinny on the Keto Diet?

Uptick is a periodic feature that investigates fads, follies and fetishes new and old that are spurring conversation. The hype: veal shanks and blue cheese would kick up much of a fuss? Kidding! With a nudge from Hollywood and Silicon Valley influencers, the explosively popular ketogenic diet (better known as keto) is the latest low-carb regimen (see Atkins, Paleo, South …

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Opioid Maker Purdue Promises Not to Profit from Its New Overdose Antidote

Image: Andrew Burton (Getty Images) One of the major instigators of the opioid crisis is looking to sell their own drug to save people from deadly — but the company swears it won't be pocketing the profits. This week, the drug company Purdue Pharma announced that its experimental opioid overdose antidote was granted in "Fast Track" designation by the Food …

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Confirmed case of junk at local school

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention examines a confirmed case of skin at York High School. The child fell ill on March 9th. Anyone who was at York High School from March 6 to March 8 or at the Unified basketball game at Massabesic High School on March 7 may have been exposed. Officials said the baby was unvaccinated …

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Are eggs bad for your heart? Experts weigh new findings

CBS NEWS A new large study can earn some confusing advice for egg lovers. Research from Northwestern Medicine notes that adults who ate several eggs per week and large amounts of dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause. The results indicate that it may be time to re-evaluate the current US dietary …

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UCSF study suggests novel treatment for fending off chronic age-related diseases: Moisturizer

By Alyssa Pereira SFGATE Updated                      1:00 pm PDT, Friday, March 15, 2019          A woman applies moisturizer to her hand Photo: Strauss / Curtis / Getty Images                                                      Photo: Strauss / Curtis / Getty Images                                                      A woman applies moisturizer to her hand Photo: Strauss / Curtis / Getty Images                                                      UCSF study suggests novel treatment for fending off …

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Depression, suicidal thoughts that arise among young adults: Study

Between 2005 and 2017, the proportion of young people who reported symptoms consistent with major depression over the past 12 months increased 52 percent, a new study said. (Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto) More young adults in the US have psychological problems and digital media use can be partially blamed, says a new study. Between 2005 and 2017, the rate …

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