Heroic firefighter who underwent most extensive face transplant is thriving

The severely burned Mississippi firefighter, who captivated the world when he successfully underwent the most extensive face transplant ever performed, is thriving one year after his historic ...

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Why heart disease continues to beat cancer as America's top killer

Cancer deaths have been on pace to outnumber deaths from heart disease in the United States for some years now — but once again, in new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

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Senior years may truly be golden for happiness

(HealthDay)—In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger ...

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Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind

Many animals appear to have an impressive ability to follow the wind to find food, avoid predators, and connect with potential mates. Until now, however, no study had examined how land mammals ...

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Parents have little clue what their kids are doing online, study says - CNET

Technically Incorrect: A Microsoft-sponsored survey suggests teens think their parents have little awareness of their online activity. And less than a third of parents suspect their kids have ...

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Soda tax linked to drop in sugary beverage drinking in low-income Berkeley neighborhoods

In an encouraging sign in the fight against obesity, a new UC Berkeley study shows a 21 percent drop in the drinking of soda and other sugary beverages in Berkeley's low-income neighborhoods ...

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Can the high cost of prescription drugs in the US be contained?

In a Special Communication in JAMA, "The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States Origins and Prospects for Reform," Kesselheim and colleagues reviewed the peer reviewed medical ...

Tue 23 Aug 16 from Medical Xpress

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Traumatic brain injury associated with long-term psychosocial outcomes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted ...

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Top US medical group blasts EpiPen's 'exorbitant' costs

The American Medical Association urged the maker of the EpiPen, a life-saving device that counteracts severe allergies, to drop its price Wednesday as public outrage mounted over a soaring cost ...

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Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open.

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