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  • Low-carb diet linked to early death, medical study suggests - USA TODAY

    A moderate amount of carbohydrates contributes to a longer life, according to a new medical study published in The Lancet. Loading… Post to Facebook. Low-carb diet linked to early death, medical study suggests A moderate amount of carbohydrates ...

  • Seriously, stop flushing your single-use contact lenses down the toilet - Fast Company

    Afters plastic straws, disposable contact lenses may be next on environmentalists' hit list—and for good reason. Americans flush 2.6 to 2.9 billion contact lenses down the drain every year, according to new research from Arizona State University.

  • Measles cases hit record high in Europe - NBCNews.com

    The number of measles cases in Europe has hit a record high of more than 41,000, the World Health Organization said Monday. That means that, just halfway through the year, 2018 is already the worst year on record for measles in in Europe in a decade, ...

  • Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer? - HealthDay

    MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes produce chemicals that can damage a person's DNA, the first step on a path that might lead to cancer, a new study reports. The saliva of a small group of e-cigarette users contained increased ...

  • Chagas Disease Has Spread Outside of Latin America, Carries High Risk of Heart Disease - Infection Control Today

    Chagas disease, caused by infection with a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi), causes chronic heart disease in about one third of those infected. Over the past 40 years, Chagas disease has spread to areas where it had not traditionally been ...

  • California Today: At an Oakland Hospital, a New Way to Treat Opioid Addiction - New York Times

    Dr. Andrew Herring of Highland Hospital in Oakland, left, gave a dose of buprenorphine, a drug that eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, to a homeless man who collected cans to pay for bus fare to get to the hospital.CreditBrian L. Frank for The ...

  • The Parasitic Vine That Slowly Sucks The Life Out of Wasps - The Atlantic

    Every year, Scott Egan and his students crisscross the country looking for odd, round things called galls that grow on plants. They are, essentially, plant tumors. Once you start looking, they're everywhere. Egan stops at county parks, cemeteries ...

  • Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation - KUOW News and Information

    As a nation, we could do a better job at taking time off. About half of full-time workers recently surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association didn't take all the paid vacation days they earned last year. More than 700 million vacation days went unused and ...

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