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Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. This one, named Borrelia mayonii, is closely related to the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria already known to cause Lyme disease, the team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. But the second bacteria...

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Don’t assume all salads are great for dieting. Many popular dressings and toppings are not particularly nutritious and some can easily pile on 500 or more extra calories. Here are some ways to fix a salad that’s delicious, nutritious, filling, and very waist-friendly. Opt for Dark Greens With leafy greens as your foundation you get a lot of food...

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Women with endometriosis, a chronic, painful condition that affects the reproductive organs, have a higher risk of heart disease, according to a new study. The study, published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal, found that women age 40 or younger were disproportionately at risk: they were three times as likely...

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Joyful events — the birth of a child, a big win by your team — can trigger a dangerous condition called the “broken heart syndrome”, doctors and researchers reported Thursday. Takotsubo syndrome, as it is also known, involves the sudden weakening of heart muscles, causing the left ventricle — the chamber which pushes oxygen-rich blood through the body —...

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It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't a good match for a nasty surprise strain. More than 170 million doses of flu vaccine are expected this year, with options ranging from traditional shots, a nasal spray, a high-dose version for seniors...

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When a wound won’t heal, send in the maggots. Researchers at North Carolina State University have genetically engineered larvae (i.e. maggots) of the green bottle fly so they secrete human growth factor molecules shown to boost healing. It may sound icky, but using maggots to promote healing isn’t new — the wormy insects have been placed on wounds for more...

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Charities say NHS England's "eleventh hour decision to pull the plug" on game-changing HIV prevention drugs is leaving people at risk. The medication- known as Prep - has been shown in UK studies to reduce the chances of people getting HIV. Charities claim they had expected it to start being rolled-out later this year. But NHS England...

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A deadly waterborne amoeba that can get into the brain and kill has been found again in tap water in the New Orleans area, state health officials said Thursday. They've found Naegleria fowleri in St. Bernard Parish, a coastal suburb of New Orleans that was devastated 10 years ago by Hurricane Katrina. ...

BBC News
Pope Francis has hinted that the use of contraception by women at risk of contracting the Zika virus may be permissible. The pontiff insisted that abortion remained a crime but said avoiding pregnancy was "not an absolute evil". His remarks came in response to a question about how best to tackle the Zika outbreak across Latin America. The...

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Ebola burial teams in Sierra Leone are extorting money from families of the bereaved to give the dead safe burials, a senior health official said, leading to an increase in illegal funerals. The introduction of anti-Ebola measures requiring bodies to be buried according to safety protocols was considered a key sign of progress in the fight against the disease...

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