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‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ behind booming Brazilian butt lift demand

Study finds plastic surgery on the rise: Breast augmentation, liposuction among most popular procedures According to their Annual Procedural Statistics, published Monday, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that total cosmetic procedures in 2018 increased by 2 percent from 2017. There were a total of 1.8 million surgical …

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Some baby cough syrups recalled over risks of bacterial contamination

DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is being recalled because it could be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause vomiting or diarrhea, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (iStock) A cough syrup for babies is being recalled because it could be contaminated with a bacteria that can …

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Inside the struggle to live a normal life addicted to fentanyl

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had 2 aneurysms

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Addicted to fentanyl, one man tries to avoid becoming another “overdose statistic”

Fatal drug overdoses peaked last year, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of deaths from overdoses involving fentanyl was more than 11 times higher in 2016 than in 2011. But fatalities are only part of the ongoing crisis.  CBS News met a …

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Baby cough syrup recalled for potential contamination

A baby cough syrup sold at Dollar General stores nationwide has been recalled for possible bacterial contamination. The product is called DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus, from manufacturer Kingston Pharma, LLC. The company says the cough syrup may contain Bacillus cereus or Bacillus circulans, bacteria that can lead …

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Drinking hot tea linked to increased esophageal cancer risk, study finds

Drinking a scalding hot cup of tea could put you at risk for developing esophageal cancer, a study recently published in the International Journal of Cancer found. Researchers studied more than 50,000 tea drinkers between the ages of 40 and 75 in the Iranian province Golestan for roughly 10 years. …

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Drinking hot tea and the risk of esophageal cancer

While there are plenty of reasons to enjoy drinking tea, you may want to let that piping hot beverage cool down a bit before you take a sip. A new study, published in International Journal of Cancer, adds to a body of evidence that finds drinking very hot tea may …

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Emilia Clarke Reveals She Had Two Aneurysms During ‘Game Of Thrones’ Filming

3:32 PM 03/21/2019 | Entertainment Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist Emilia Clarke revealed that she had two aneurysms during the time she was filming “Game of Thrones” in a personal essay published Thursday by The New Yorker. She experienced her first aneurysm right after the first season of the HBO hit …

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People show off socks for World Down Syndrome Day

A lot of people are wearing mismatched socks today, and it’s a fashion choice with a purpose. It’s meant to call attention to World Down Syndrome Day, which celebrates the lives of people with Down syndrome, raises awareness about the condition and highlights the role that people with Down syndrome play …

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Biogen shares plunge as Alzheimer’s drug trial disappoints

Biogen shares plunged Thursday after the biotechnology company said it is halting late-stage trials of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug because results show the treatment is unlikely to help those with the brain disease.   Investors fled the company’s stock after the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company and Japan’s Eisai announced they were …

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Daily consumption of marijuana may have serious mental consequences: Study

Marijuana — still illegal under federal law — is now fully legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C. Some cities have stopped prosecuting people for possession of marijuana in small amounts. Some states that have legalized it have everything from medical marijuana to on-demand recreational cannabis delivery. But new research …

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FDA allows sale of certain blood pressure drugs amid shortage

Since last summer, the FDA has been conducting a major investigation to address the presence of certain impurities in a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), including losartan. (iStock) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it will temporarily allow certain manufacturers to sell blood …

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Some ADHD meds may increase risk of psychosis, study finds

A new study sheds light on a rare but potentially dangerous risk of commonly-used medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers evaluated the two most common types of ADHD medications and found that, while the risk is low, certain drugs have an increased risk of psychosis. “We looked at new …

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands dog food recall over ‘toxic’ vitamin D levels

The company announced the recall expansion in a letter to veterinarians on Wednesday. (iStock) Heads up, pet owners: Hill’s Pet Nutrition has officially expanded its voluntary recall of canned dog food products. In a letter to veterinarians Wednesday, the company’s vice president and general manager, Jesper Nordengaard, said it was …

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Newborn has partially developed twin removed from abdomen day after birth

Itzamara was initially thought to have a cyst on her liver, but a closer examination revealed a partially developed twin with an umbilical cord attached to the baby’s intestine. (CEN/Los informantes) WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO BELOW An unusual case involving an infant who was born with another baby growing inside of …

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Amy Schumer’s revelation husband Chris Fischer has autism spectrum disorder draws praise from autism community

Amy Schumer (L) and Chris Fischer attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Getty) The autism community has largely showered comedian Amy Schumer with praise in recent days following her revelation that her husband is on the autism …

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Bride was diagnosed with cancer days before dream wedding

A Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with cancer just days before she tied the knot at her dream wedding bravely marched down the aisle with an IV drip in her arm and had to get a dose of nausea medication before cutting her own cake. “When you get sick, you have …

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Delaying vaccines for children is risky, doctors say

This is a Kaiser Health News story. When Elyse Imamura’s son was an infant, she and her husband, Robert, chose to spread out his vaccinations at a more gradual pace than the official schedule recommended. “I was thinking, ‘OK, we’re going to do this,’” says Imamura, 39, of Torrance, Calif. …

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2nd US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man’s cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup’s key ingredient — was a …

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Kentucky governor exposed his kids to chickenpox

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said he deliberately exposed his kids to chickenpox, instead of vaccinating them against the common childhood illness. Speaking to local radio station WKCT on Tuesday, Bevin said all nine of his children had chickenpox.  “They got the chickenpox on purpose,” Bevin said, “because we found a …

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Teen refuses chickenpox vaccine despite outbreak

Walton, Ky. — In northern Kentucky, an outbreak of more than 30 cases of chickenpox prompted health officials to ban unvaccinated students from school. Now one student’s family is suing for religious reasons. Students at Assumption Academy went to school on Wednesday, but Jerome Kunkel stayed home again. “I’m missing …

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Teen kept home for refusing chickenpox vaccine sues the health department

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Red lump in Spanish woman’s belly button signals advanced cancer, report finds

A 73-year-old woman in Spain was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer because she had a red lump growing out of her belly button, called a “Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule.” (Stock image) A 73-year-old woman in Spain with a painful red lump growing out of her belly button was diagnosed with …

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Chinese woman injects fruit juice concoction into her body, almost dies: reports

A woman in China almost died after she injected herself with a fruit juice concoction made up of 20 fruits. She suffered damage to her liver, kidney, heart and lungs and spent five days in intensive care. (stock image) (iStock) A woman in China reportedly almost died after she injected herself with …

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Kale added to list of fruits and veggies with most pesticides

Despite its healthy reputation, Kale joins spinach and strawberries as the top three offenders in an annual list of vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue. The ranking, dubbed the Dirty Dozen, is released each year by the Environmental Working Group. The nonprofit consumer advocacy organization uses more than …

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OxyContin producer’s $1.3M donation dropped by UK’s National Portrait Gallery amid US opioid crisis lawsuit debacle

London’s National Portrait Gallery announced Wednesday it will not proceed with a $1.3 million grant from the Sackler family, whose company Purdue Pharma produces opioid prescription painkiller OxyContin, amid controversy over the company’s involvement in the U.S. opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma is being sued by hundreds of local and state …

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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

According to research released on Tuesday scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times. (AP) LONDON – Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine …

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National Guard recruit battling flesh-eating bacteria after falling ill at basic training

National Guard recruit battling flesh-eating bacteria contracted during basic training Dez Del Barba, a 21-year-old National Guard recruit, has been hospitalized since February with a flesh-eating bacteria infection he contracted while going through basic training at Fort Benning. Del Barba originally tested positive for a strain of strep, called Group …

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Simple Back Pain Hack Leaves Doctors Speechless (Do This)

12:16 PM 03/20/2019 | Daily Dealer Mason Thibault | Contributor I”m skeptical whenever companies claim to sell miracle weight loss pills or pain relief devices, so naturally I was very skeptical about MindInsole when I came across it. The basic premise makes sense, but after reading the extensive consumer reviews …