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Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

BBC News - 5 hours ago
In a striking example of natural selection, the Bajau people of South-East Asia have developed bigger spleens for diving, a study shows. The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive...

E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Spreads To 16 States

NPR - 1 hour ago
Tainted, chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., is the source of an E.coli outbreak that has sickened at least 53 people in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

New York Times - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy medication made with an ingredient found in marijuana. If the agency follows...

Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, new data show

Chicago Tribune - 4 hours ago
The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions...

Abby Lee Miller Is 'Not Out of the Woods Yet' as She Faces Preliminary Cancer Diagnosis

PEOPLE.com - 5 hours ago
Abby Lee Miller may be recovering well from emergency surgery to treat a potential cancer that left her paralyzed from the neck down, but her doctor says she's “not out of the woods yet.”...

Hans Asperger, hailed for autism research, may have sent child patients to be killed by Nazis

Washington Post - 33 minutes ago
His medical assessment was grim. The child, not yet 3, showed signs of mental and physical impairment after an illness that caused inflammation in the brain, he said. “Severe personality...

What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

WebMD - 6 hours ago
WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure readings taken with a portable monitor may be a much better gauge of your prognosis than readings at the doctor's office, new research...

Gene Therapy Looks Promising for Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia

Monthly Prescribing Reference - 4 hours ago
A majority of patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) were able to achieve freedom from chronic blood transfusion after receiving the gene therapy LentiGlobin (autologous CD34+ cells...

Concussion raises Parkinson's disease risk in large US study

Reuters - 8 hours ago
(Reuters Health) - A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of...