A new drug might, possibly, have cured the flu
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(Jon Christian/ Futurity) —Influenza kills as many as 650,000 people per year and sickens many more — and even if you get your annual vaccine, you can still catch a flu strain it doesn’t protect against.

That’s why doctors are excited about a new experimental treatment that could provide broad protection against many strains of the flu,  …

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Sleep apnea may be linked with Alzheimer’s marker
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(Steven Reinberg/ HealthDay ) — Millions of Americans are left drowsy each day by sleep apnea, and new research suggests it might also raise their odds for Alzheimer’s disease.

It isn’t clear, however, if sleep apnea causes the buildup of “tau” protein tangles in the brain that are a marker for Alzheimer’s,  …

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It’ll take six years for new parents’ sleep schedules to get back to normal, study says
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(Rachel DeSantis/ People) —Sweet dreams, new parents — if you can.

A new study claims that first-time moms’ and dads’ sleep schedules will take up to six years to return to normal following the birth of their child.

The study was published Mondaythis link opens in a new tab and comes from researchers at the University of Warwick, who tracked  …

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Massive study confirms vaccines don’t cause autism
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(Kristin Houser/ Futurism) — More than two decades ago, a doctor published a study claiming that vaccines can cause autism.

Despite the fact that that study was later completely discredited and debunked — and the doctor behind it barred from practicing medicine — the belief continues to persist throughout society.

Now, a massive study  …

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Working weekends may increase depression risk, study finds
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(Relax News) — New U.K. research has found that women who work long hours may have a higher risk of depression, and working weekends may up the risk for both men and women.

Carried out by researchers at University College London, the Department of Research and Policy at Age U.K., and Queen Mary University of London, the new study looked at  …

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Study: fast food calorie content has steadily increased over the past 30 years
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(Tara Law) — The calorie content at the most popular U.S. fast food restaurants has shot up over the past three decades, according to a new study.

The study, published this week in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, compared food at 10 fast food restaurants: Arby’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Jack  …

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Excessive TV watching in later life damages memory, study finds
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(Mark Hilliard/ The Irish Times) — Watching a lot of television in later life can damage memory of words and language, a new study has found.

The research, conducted at University College London (UCL) and published in the Scientific Reports journal, examined the effects of television viewing among 3,662 adults aged 50 and over.  …

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After 40 years of hell, heaven Is migraine relief
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(Jill Johnson/ Glamour) — The sun had barely risen when the ringing of the phone sliced through my head like a circular saw. I struggled to open my heavy lids, instinctively jamming the heel of my hand into my right eye socket, trying to knock out the searing pain. It was my usual desperate attempt to block the assault of light from the window  …

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I read a book about my insides and it changed my life
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(Danny Katz/ Sydney Morning Herald) — A friend lent me a book called Gut by Giulia Enders, saying, “You’ve got to read this, Danny, it changed my life! It’s all about how the gut is the most underrated organ in the body, and it takes you on a journey through the digestive system, from ingestion all the way to excretion.”

And I thought   …

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Anti-vaccination debate fuels measles outbreaks
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(Don Rauf/ Everyday Health) — Measles, a highly contagious disease that was considered eliminated in this country in 2000, is making a comeback. Outbreaks have been reported this year in New York, Texas, and Washington State, as well as in Canada and overseas. The underlying reason for the uptick appears to be fear and misinformation  …

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