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Flu shot may also prevent heart attacks

The flu vaccine could do a little more than prevent a bad illness.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:35:59 GMT
Why heart attack symptoms are missed in women

Among adults 55 and younger, chest pain is the predominant symptom of a heart attack, but women tend to experience a greater number of additional symptoms too - and those lesser-known symptoms can be dangerously misunderstood, a new study finds.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:11:51 GMT
Pocket-size device to test for heart attacks

It starts with an uncomfortable pressure gripping the center of your chest. A sharp pain shoots through your arms, neck and jaw. Your breath starts to shorten; you feel a growing urge to vomit.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:43:21 GMT
Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports

Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:26:34 GMT
Flu warfare may look different next year

New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:44:30 GMT
Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:53:32 GMT
Why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?

The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:29:28 GMT
Common products like perfume, paint contribute to air pollution

Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:38:36 GMT
Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:06:27 GMT
Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:26:04 GMT
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