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Most Americans miss out on preventive healthcare

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(Reuters Health) – Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study. Researchers looked at survey data from nearly 2,800 people over age 35 and found only 8 percent were getting all of the highly recommended preventive services with the greatest ...

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Medical device maker Stryker makes takeover approach to Boston Sci: WSJ

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(Reuters) – Medical device maker Stryker Corp has made a takeover approach to rival Boston Scientific Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported here on Monday, a combination that would give Stryker a strong position in stroke-preventing heart products. Shares of both companies were halted in early afternoon trading. A deal ...

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Health claims behind sex robots remain unproven

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(Reuters Health) – Health benefits claimed by marketers of sex robots – safer sex, therapeutic possibilities, and the potential to treat pedophiles and sex offenders – haven’t been proven, or even well studied, experts say. Sex robots – or sexbots – are anthropomorphic devices created for sexual gratification. Four companies ...

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Young surgeons face high debt, financial instability

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(Reuters Health) – As the costs of medical school and training continue to rise, young surgeons often face debt burdens that make it difficult for them to start their careers and pay off their loans, according to a new study. “Most people who go into medicine are scientifically-oriented and want ...

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Mother’s stand-off with British authorities over medicinal cannabis stirs debate

Mother's stand-off with British authorities over medicinal cannabis stirs debate

LONDON (Reuters) – The mother of an epileptic boy who journeyed to Canada to buy cannabis-based medication she says is keeping her son alive had her supplies confiscated by British customs officials upon her return on Monday. Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, stand outside the Home Office during a ...

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Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

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LONDON (Reuters) – A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday. Researchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done ...

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Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure. The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting in Boston, suggested that the participants saw their blood pressure drop 19 points, on average, ...

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Device maker Stryker has made a takeover approach to Boston Scientific: WSJ

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(Reuters) – Device maker Stryker Corp has made a takeover approach to Boston Scientific Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported here, citing people familiar with the matter. It is unclear whether Boston Scientific is receptive to the approach from Stryker, the paper reported. Shares of Boston Scientific, which had market ...

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Getting tonsils removed puts you at risk of flu, asthma and pneumonia | health

The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as the first line of defence, helping to recognise airborne pathogens.

If you have had your tonsils removed in childhood, you may want to read this. A new study by the University of Melbourne in Australia and University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the risk of diseases like asthma, influenza and pneumonia. The ...

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Summer no-nos

Summer no-nos

With the mercury hovering around 43 degree Celsius in major parts of north India, nutritionist Saumya Shatakshi lists a few foods that one should avoid Sports drinks: Full of sugar and empty calories, sports drinks may give you relief for a few minutes but harm you more than you realise. ...

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