Fracking linked to low birth weight in Pennsylvania babies

Babies born to moms living within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing site were more likely to be born underweight, researchers say.

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Eating together as a family helps children feel better, physically and mentally

Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

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Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows

Nearly one in three 12th graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, ...

19 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Engineers scrap the stethoscope, measure vital signs with radio waves

No visit to the doctor's office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your vital signs could be gathered, without ...

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Day-care centers have more allergens than homes

(HealthDay)ŚMite, mouse, cat, and dog allergens are higher in day-care centers (DCCs) than in homes, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in Allergy.

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Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a small study published online in the British ...

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Loose skin and 'slack volume' protect Hagfish from shark bites

Chapman University has published new research showing how hagfishes survive an initial attack from predators before they release large volumes of slime to defend themselves. Because the slime ...

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Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure hemophilia

A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results published in the New England Journal of Medcine of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by the NHS in London.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researchers study impact of space radiation on bone and muscle health

New research by Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Engineering Foundation Professor at the VCU School of Engineering, suggests that space ...

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40 years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection

Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, ...

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