Monthly Archives: March 2016

World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds – Reuters

BBC News World's obese population hits 641 million, global study findsReuters… * Study used data from 20 million adults in 186 countries. * Around 1 pct of men and 2 pct of women are morbidly obese. * By 2025, around

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Super salmon or Frankenfish? Bay Area critics oppose bio-engineered catch – SFGate

SFGate Super salmon or Frankenfish? Bay Area critics oppose bio-engineered catchSFGateBay Area fishing groups joined environmental and consumer advocates Thursday in a lawsuit that aims to stop a genetically engineered fish infused with genes from other species from finding its

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Fentanyl overdose cases rise to 29, including death of El Dorado Hills teen – Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee Fentanyl overdose cases rise to 29, including death of El Dorado Hills teenSacramento BeeThe potent painkiller fentanyl widened its deadly reach Thursday, as new cases appeared, including the death of an 18-year-old El Dorado Hills resident. The El

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Even controlled, epilepsy may still cause problems for kids – UPI.com

UPI.com Even controlled, epilepsy may still cause problems for kidsUPI.comTHURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — Even when their seizures are well-controlled, children with epilepsy can still have learning and behavioral disorders that lead to social and educational problems when they're young

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Texas Toddler Dies After Going to Dentist, Health Officials Launch Investigation – ABC News

Texas Toddler Dies After Going to Dentist, Health Officials Launch InvestigationABC NewsHealth authorities have launched an investigation after a Texas toddler died after receiving dental work. Daisy Lynn Torres, who was 14 months old, died on Tuesday after going to

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Mother’s smoking during pregnancy affects baby’s DNA – Fox News

Fox News Mother's smoking during pregnancy affects baby's DNAFox NewsPregnant women now have another reason to quit smoking – a new analysis links it to differences in their babies' DNA that mirror alterations in adult smokers and suggest how smoking

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US Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC – U.S. News & World Report

CBS Local US Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDCU.S. News & World ReportTHURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The autism rate among school-aged children in the United States has held steady in recent years, but it's

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Colombia reports 32 cases of Zika-linked birth defects – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Colombia reports 32 cases of Zika-linked birth defectsUSA TODAYColombia is now reporting 32 cases of a birth defect called microcephaly that is strongly linked to the Zika virus, according to the World Health Organization. Babies with microcephaly are

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Scientists Identify the Structure of Zika Virus – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Scientists Identify the Structure of Zika VirusWall Street JournalResearchers have identified the structure of the Zika virus, laying the foundation for further study into the ways it infects healthy cells. The finding could guide development of a

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MedStar Health still suffering outages after cyberattack – Fox News

Fox News MedStar Health still suffering outages after cyberattackFox NewsA spokeswoman with MedStar Health says that that the healthcare provider is still experiencing widespread computer outages after a cyberattack on its systems Monday, but adds that progress is being made

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Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds – U.S. News & World Report

Daily Mail Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study FindsU.S. News & World ReportTHURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When a pregnant woman smokes, the fetus' DNA is altered in ways also seen in adult smokers, researchers

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Utah’s autism rate plateaus after 6-year surge – Salt Lake Tribune

PhillyVoice.com Utah's autism rate plateaus after 6-year surgeSalt Lake TribuneUtah's autism rate has held steady as the national rate also has leveled off, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a stark difference from 2011, when researchers found

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Flu shot during pregnancy may prevent stillbirth, study says – UPI.com

UPI.com Flu shot during pregnancy may prevent stillbirth, study saysUPI.comWomen in Western Australia were half as likely to have a stillbirth if they'd been vaccinated against the flu, according to the study. By Stephen Feller | March 31, 2016 at

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14-month-old dies after procedure at Texas dentist office – Fox News

Fox News 14-month-old dies after procedure at Texas dentist officeFox NewsA Texas dentist office is under investigation after a 14-month-old girl died while undergoing an undisclosed procedure that required anesthesia, The American-Statesman reported. Daisy Lynn Torres was receiving care at

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New drug effective for refractory rheumatoid arthritis – UPI.com

UPI.com New drug effective for refractory rheumatoid arthritisUPI.comAbout half the patients treated with baricitinib saw significant reductions in the number of joints affected by arthritis after 12 weeks of treatment. By Stephen Feller | March 31, 2016 at 11:05 AM.

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