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Dried plums could protect against radiation-induced bone loss

Dried plums could protect against radiation-induced bone loss

Eating dried plums may protect against bone loss caused by ionizing radiation, claims a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Dried plums could protect against bone loss caused…

U.S. study of nine pregnant travelers raises new worries about Zika

CHICAGO A study of nine pregnant women from the United States who traveled to countries where the Zika virus was circulating shows a greater-than-expected number of fetal infections and brain…

CDC cautions pregnant women against travel to Rio Olympics

Pregnant women should consider not traveling to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil due to the risk of Zika virus infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said…

Rio Olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent Zika

RIO DE JANEIRO Even as athletes grow increasingly concerned about the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the organizing committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said…

Researchers with opposing views on salt intake are ignoring each other

(Reuters Health) – On the question of whether the population would benefit if people cut back on salt, researchers fall into two camps, according to a new report. While most…

More tooth decay among English children

More tooth decay among English children

Image copyright Thinkstock The number of children in England having their teeth removed because of decay has increased for the fourth year in a row, new figures suggest. In 2014-15…

Benzodiazepine prescriptions, overdose deaths on the rise in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Even as opiate abuse has become a growing problem in the U.S., overdose deaths involving sedatives and antiseizure medications in the benzodiazepine category have also risen steeply,…

Transgender kids have good mental health when allowed to be themselves

(Reuters Health) – Transgender kids who transform their appearance to match their gender identity rather than their sex assigned at birth may not necessarily experience mental health problems more often…

Argentina woman contracts Zika without leaving the country

BUENOS AIRES An Argentine woman has contracted Zika without having left the country, suggesting the virus was sexually transmitted, a health official in Cordoba province said on Friday, bringing to…

U.S. study of nine pregnant women who traveled shows Zika virus in some

CHICAGO A study of nine pregnant women from the United States who traveled to countries where the Zika virus was circulating shows two had miscarriages, two had abortions, two had…