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Study finds weak evidence for garlic in high blood pressure

Study finds weak evidence for garlic in high blood pressure

A vendor removes the skin of garlic at a vegetable wholesale market in Beijing May 10, 2010.

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

1 of 6. A general view of The Ivy Apartments in Dallas, Texas October 1, 2014.

Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas October 1, 2014.

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

A worker inspects the Nicotiana benthamiana plants at Medicago greenhouse in Quebec City in this file photo taken August 13, 2014.

Trending NewsTraveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

1 of 5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014.

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NewsAntibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.

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NewsU.S. military to quickly ramp up Ebola mission in Liberia

U.S. military to quickly ramp up Ebola mission in Liberia

A Doctors Without Borders health worker takes off his protective gear under the surveillance of a colleague at a treatment facility for Ebola victims in Monrovia September 29, 2014.

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Trending NewsNo benefit from continued use of AstraZeneca's Iressa drug

No benefit from continued use of AstraZeneca's Iressa drug

A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014.

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Trending NewsScientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute, and Chief Investigator of the trials, holds a phial containing the Ebola vaccine at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) in Oxford, southern England September 17, 2014.

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Trending NewsRoche breast cancer drug 'unprecedented' in extending lives

Roche breast cancer drug 'unprecedented' in extending lives

The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside the Shanghai Roche Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. headquarters in Shanghai May 22, 2014.

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Trending NewsPfizer drug effective in patients with rare lung cancer: study

Pfizer drug effective in patients with rare lung cancer: study

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014.

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Trending NewsEarly data promising for AstraZeneca cancer drug combination

 A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014.

A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014.

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Trending NewsMaryland hospital to care for U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola in West Africa

Maryland hospital to care for U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola in West Africa

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014.

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HealthPhases of clinical depression could affect treatment

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Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease.

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HealthSeveral birth control pills may increase risk of breast cancer: Study​

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A new study found that women who recently used certain birth control pills that contain a high level of estrogen were at an increased risk for developing breast cancer, compared to women who did not use such contraceptives.

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HealthJailed family member increases risks for kids' adult health

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New research shows that people who grew up in a household where a member was incarcerated have an 18-percent greater risk of experiencing poor health quality than adults who did not have a family member sent to prison. The finding, which accounted for other forms of childhood adversity, suggests that the nation's high rate of imprisonment may be independently imparting enduring physical and mental health difficulties in some families.

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HealthAdvances in assisted reproduction create more options & new legal issues for LGBT couples

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who want to conceive a child may face the same problems as some of their heterosexual and cisgendered peers, such as reduced fertility, but in addition they often face additional physiological and legal challenges to become parents. A comprehensive review of the most recent advances in assisted reproduction options is presented in the article "LGBT Assisted Reproduction: Current Practice and Future Possibilities," published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Cutting-edge research and options likely to be available in the future are also discussed. The article is available free on the LGBT Health website.

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NewsJohnson & Johnson pulls controversial hysterectomy tool from market

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Johnson & Johnson is withdrawing from the global market a device used during hysterectomies and other uterine procedures after reports that it may spread and accelerate the growth of undetected cancer inside women.

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HealthFear of Losing Money, Not Spending Habits, Affects Investor Risk Tolerance

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As the U.S. economy slowly recovers, many investors remain wary about investing in the stock market. Investors' "risk tolerance," or their willingness to take risks, is an important factor for investors deciding whether, and how much, to invest in the stock market. Now, Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences, along with David Nanigian, an associate professor at the American College, analyzed the causes of risk tolerance and found that loss aversion, or the fear of losing money, is the primary factor that explains investors' risk tolerance.

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HealthResearch Reveals Pervasive Implicit Hierarchies for Race, Religion, and Age

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As much as social equality is advocated in the United States, a new study suggests that besides evaluating their own race and religion most favorably, people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious, and age groups that may be different from their conscious, explicit attitudes and values.

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Many overweight children think they are thinner

Most children and teens who are overweight perceive themselves to be much thinner than they actually are, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.

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Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

Study finds men with wider face are successful when negotiating for themselves, but not so when the situation requires compromise and collaboration

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Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new DNA study suggests

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have learnt there are over 100 genes that play a role in the development of schizophrenia - one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting people around the world.

China launches nationwide school inspections over unauthorized vaccines for kids

Preschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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