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'Amazing' treatment helps paralyzed woman walk again

Kelly Thomas is paralyzed from the chest down and can consciously control her ability to walk, researchers say, thanks to a stimulation device in her lower back. Two studies released Monday show three paralyzed patients can walk again.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:07:24 GMT
Breastfeeding better for babies' weight gain than pumping

Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: "Breast is best" for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:21:37 GMT
Obesity to become leading cause of cancer in women

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:44:26 GMT
Are you tall? Watch out for varicose veins

Height may be a genetic risk factor for varicose veins, according to a study researchers are calling "the largest genetic study ever performed for varicose vein disease."

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:12:06 GMT
4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time

More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:49:11 GMT
1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:46:17 GMT
Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060

As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:02:25 GMT
New device offers hope for people with heart failure

A tiny new device is offering hope of a better life for people with severe heart failure, reducing hospitalization rates and improving mortality risk within two years of treatment, a new study finds.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:01:59 GMT
Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers

An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:12:34 GMT
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people

From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:05 GMT
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