‘Ringing in the ears’ may drive some to the brink of suicide
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(Steven Reinberg/ HealthDay) — Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself.

That is a reality for some — women in particular — who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research shows.

The survey of 72,000 Swedish adults found that 9% of women who suffered from  …

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Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers
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(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer.

Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, saw how the fittest adults had the lowest  …

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Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have it
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(Chiara Townley/ Medical News Today) – Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread disabling neurological condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty tissue that surrounds the nerves.  …

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‘Consumers being duped by misleading claims about honey’
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(Rebecca Smithers/ The Guardian) — Consumers are being duped by “misleading” food packaging and marketing claims into thinking that honey is a healthy alternative to table sugar, health campaigners have warned.

Products boasting honey as an ingredient – including well-known brands of cereal and snack bars – can still contain up to  …

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Scientists discover 4 hidden benefits of mushrooms for your health
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(Robert Beelman/ Inverse.com) —Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni.

In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of  …

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Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring
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(Sleep Review) — A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness.

Results show that objectively measured snoring was found in 88% of the women (591 of 675), but only 72% reported that they snore (496 of 675).

In contrast,  …

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Teen suicide rates spiked after debut of Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why,’ study says
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(Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez/ CNN) — The rate of suicide among US boys ages 10 to 17 surged in the month after the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” premiered in March 2017, according to a new study.

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital measured monthly and annual rates of suicide reported to the US Centers for Disease  …

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Canada’s medication warnings should be more consistent with other countries: study
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(Camille Bains/ Canadian Press) — Health Canada needs to be more consistent with other countries when it comes to issuing warnings about the safety risks of certain medications, a University of British Columbia professor says.

Barbara Mintzes, the lead investigator of a new study published Monday, said that between 2007 and 2016,   …

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Over 20 million children worldwide miss out on measles vaccine annually
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UNICEF says 287,000 Canadian kids missed shot from 2010-17

(Christine Rankin/ CBC News) — The number of measles cases worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has increased 300 per cent compared to the same period in 2018 to more than 110,000 cases reported worldwide, says a UNICEF report released Thursday.

UNICEF said that an estimated  …

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U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults
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(Julie Steenhuysen/ Reuters) — Adults in the United States who were vaccinated against measles decades ago may need a new dose depending on when they received the shot and their exposure risk, according to public health experts battling the nation’s largest outbreak since the virus was deemed eliminated in 2000.

Up to 10 percent of the  …

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