Category Archives: Health

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It’s a Veteran NFL Player — TIME

A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players. This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only … Continue reading

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2 Couples Sue After Children Are Born With Genetic Abnormality Traced Back to Donated Eggs — TIME

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The two children, both born in 2009, have Fragile X … Continue reading

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Your Gut Bacteria Might Protect You From High Blood Pressure — TIME

1. Your gut bacteria might help protect you from high blood pressure. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 2. Graduating to the couch: How high schools are letting down students with disabilities. By Jackie Mader and Sarah Butrymowicz in the … Continue reading

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There’s a New Way to Wipe Out Mosquitoes In the U.S. — TIME

Mosquitoes are some of the deadliest creatures in the world, carrying diseases like Zika, dengue and chikungunya. In response, the U.S. government has given the green light to a unique strategy for ridding people’s yards of the disease-bearing pests. In … Continue reading

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More Cases Linked to Disneyland Visits as Anaheim Legionnaires’ Outbreak Grows — KTLA

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after spending time in Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday. Throngs of visitors travel down Disneyland’s Main Street USA in this file photo. Eleven of the … Continue reading

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It’s Insanely Easy To Hack Hospital Equipment

KIM ZETTER, WIRED 18 MINUTES AGO  Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters A doctor points to an X-ray picture on a monitor showing a defibrillator. When Scott Erven was given free rein to roam through all of the medical equipment used at a large chain … Continue reading

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Scientists embark on unprecedented effort to connect millions of patient medical records

By Ariana Eunjung Cha, Published: April 15 E-mail the writer Inside an otherwise ordinary office building in lower Manhattan, government-funded scientists have begun collecting and connecting together terabytes of patient medical records in what may be one of the most radical projects in health … Continue reading

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