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Are Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy? Researchers Find Inconclusive Link Between Flu Shots And Miscarriages

For years pregnant women have been having second thoughts on whether it’s safe for them to take the flu vaccine for fear that doing so would cause them to miscarriage. The default consensus among scientists is that the vaccine is completely safe for pregnant women, and are in fact recommended to reduce the risk of influenza, which has been proven ...

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Lack Of Sleep Leads To Bigger Waistlines, British Researchers Claim In New Study

New research suggests that among all of the dangers associated with a lack of sleep, a bigger waistline may be among the more overlooked risks, as well as a possible contributing factor to obesity. The research, which was published Thursday on the journal PLOS One, looked at the sleeping and eating habits of more than 1,600 adult men and women. ...

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Shingles And MMR Vaccines May Trigger Anaphylaxis In Meat-Allergic People, Researchers Call For Awareness

Red meat allergies have been causally linked to bites from lone star ticks, but a correspondence published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology now also claims that both the vaccine made to protect people from experiencing painful cases of shingles and the vaccine designed to protect people from measles, mumps, and rubella may be associated with severe reactions ...

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Lead Found In Baby Food Alarms Environmental Defense Fund Researchers

Lead contamination has been found in a wide variety of baby foods. Shifting through 11 years of data, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) detected lead in 20 percent of over 2,100 product samples of baby food. The environmental advocacy organization discovered lead in various fruit juices, root vegetables like carrots, cookies, and teething biscuits. Most significantly, lead was found in ...

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Are French Fries Killing You? Leading Researchers Say ‘Maybe’

Americans consume, on average, 30 pounds of French fries per year. This tasty treat is a mainstay of fast food restaurants and diners nationwide, and it’s also easy to find in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Unfortunately, the results of an eight-year study have discovered that regularly eating French fries may actually be responsible for numerous early ...

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Marijuana Research: The Big Questions Researchers Want Answered

While marijuana is now becoming more legally accessible in the United States, there is still a lot that researchers don’t know about how this plant really works. It was in the 1930s, during what was referred to as “Reefer Madness,” that marijuana was first banned. Just because marijuana is now more legally accessible, there is still a lot of research ...

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IBS Researchers Say Gut Bacteria May Play Role In ‘Spectrum Of Brain Disorders’

Researchers studying Irritable Bowel Syndrome say that they may have found a connection between gut bacteria and behavioral symptoms of IBS, and also suggest a potential connection between gut bacteria and “the spectrum of brain disorders ranging from mood or anxiety to other problems that may include autism, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.” IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects ...

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Soldiers Using Energy Drinks Report Stress-Related Sleep Disruption And More, U.S. Military Researchers Warn

The U.S. military has warned military personnel that consuming too many energy drinks can do “some serious harm to your bodies.” The pentagon’s official science blog detailed health risks of energy drinks while citing a report that revealed that soldiers in the field who consumed multiple energy drinks each day were actually more likely to fall asleep on duty. The ...

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Ibuprofen Reduces Risk Of Death From Lung Cancer Among Former And Current Smokers, Researchers Say

Ibuprofen is known to reduce pain, fevers, and inflammation, but might also have a startling new application as well. Study findings presented at the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Vienna, Austria indicated that regular use of ibuprofen might also reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer. This possible benefit appears to apply to both former ...

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Could Slow Parkinson’s Disease Progression, Human Trials To Begin Next Year, Says Researchers

Human trials are set to begin next year after researchers uncovered that drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes could be used to slow Parkinson’s disease progression, the Science Daily reports. Parkinson’s Disease is a “progressive disease of the nervous system,” effecting over 10 million middle-aged and elderly people in the world which seems to get worse over time, but ...

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