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Alcohol is throwing off the bacteria balance in your mouth

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Booze can leave you unbalanced. The same goes for oral bacteria, which can be unhealthy. Health Rss

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Opioid prescriptions decline while addiction therapy drugs double

As the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors is decreasing, the amount of medications handed out to treat pain killer addictions is on the rise, according to new research. The report conducted by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data ...

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The future of fighting opioid addiction may lie in text messages

A new form of support for those battling opioid addictions may be available via text. That’s the goal of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The idea is that patients will receive regular check-in texts ...

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Pope prays for sick British toddler as battle over care continues

LONDON — Pope Francis offered prayers after his traditional Sunday blessing in St. Peter’s Square for Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler whose parents are locked with hospital officials in a legal battle over his care. The pontiff said ...

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A vaccine is suppressing peanut allergies in mice

Peanut allergies in mice have been effectively turned off by a vaccine — and researchers hope that a similar treatment could one day be available for humans. A nasal spray, created by researchers at the University of Michigan and administered ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda could have prevented shingles with vaccine

Shingrix, a shingles vaccine approved in October, is being touted by an infectious disease specialist as a better alternative to Zostavax to prevent the extremely painful rash Shingrix “is not a live virus,” Peter Gulick, an infectious disease specialist at ...

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Couple gets $37M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder cancer suit

It’s soft, powdery, sweet-smelling — and, says a New Jersey jury, deadly. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $ 37 million in the case of a man who said he got cancer from the company’s baby powder, which he ...

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Bullied boy’s lookalike cat is his new secret weapon

Love me, love my cat. An Oklahoma boy who was picked on because of his appearance has a new BFF that stops bullies in their tracks: a lookalike feline who reminds that our differences are something to celebrate. Born with ...

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National Doctors’ Day is back — here's how to celebrate

Be grateful for your primary care physician while you have one — and show your appreciation on March 30, also known as National Doctors’ Day. Yes, it’s real. Thank Eudora Brown Almond, a Winder, Ga., doctor’s wife, who, in 1933, ...

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Beyoncé should take face bite as seriously as she takes career

While the mystery swirls about who bit Beyoncé, here’s what you need to know — and do — if someone goes vampire on you. Are human bites rare? No. “After dog and cat bites, human bites are the third most ...

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