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Aspirin: The controversy and new guidelines

smartstock/iStock(NEW YORK) — Aspirin — is it safe to take? Cardiologists have recently put out new guidelines recommending that a person’s risk of life-threatening bleeding should be factored into their decision whether or not to start taking aspirin to prevent a first-ever heart attack or stroke. These guidelines, published in the medical journal Circulation, are in line with recent studies …

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Blue-light-blocking glasses are gaining in popularity: Here’s everything you should know about them

iStock/twinsterphotoDR. AMRIT K. KAMBOJ (NEW YORK) — If you’ve recently gone shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, there’s a chance you may have come across some blue-light-blocking glasses, which seem to be everywhere, from online to brick-and-mortar optical stores. The reason behind their popularity may be that more people are using digital devices, including cell phones and computers, which …

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Mitt Romney was sick when he blew out candles: Does that help avoid spread of germs?

iStock/andresrDR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ (NEW YORK) — Happy birthday, even if it’s not today! Whether you go for traditional candles, sparklers or those tricky ones you can’t blow out, birthday candles are a ubiquitous part of celebrations — something you might’ve been reminded of earlier this week when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) garnered attention for blowing out the candles on his …

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Mentally tiring work linked to type 2 diabetes in women: Study

iStock/katleho SeisaDR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ (NEW YORK) — “This job is killing me!” We’ve all said this at least once of frustration, but a new study out of France published in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that mentally tiring work may be making people — specifically women — sick. The study was extensive, following more than 75,000 women for 22 …

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EPA bans public sale of paint stripper connected to accidental deaths

iStock/scanrail(WASHINGTON) —  The Environmental Protection Agency will ban consumer sales of paint strippers that contain an ingredient that has caused dozens of accidental deaths. Families of people who have died after inhaling paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and chemical safety advocates have called for the products to be banned because of the risks. While the rule announced today responds …

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Girl found dead in 1971 is finally identified through novel DNA technique

(PORTLAND) — After a teenage girl’s remains were discovered in Oregon in 1971, her identity remained a Oregon State Police/Facebookmystery for decades. Investigators worked to identify the girl, who became known as Jane “Annie” Doe, but were unsuccessful. But thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy, officials have finally discovered who she was — Anne Marie Lehman. Now they’re determined to …

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Girl Scouts fight to install menstrual hygiene locker in their school bathrooms

Courtesy Jen Strickler(NEW YORK) — A group of Girl Scouts in western Ohio fought to put a locker for menstrual hygiene products in their school restrooms, and even used some of the money they made from selling cookies to fund it. “We never really set out to really change the world with our project, but we knew that it could …

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Dad to receive kidney from daughter he adopted 27 years ago

Courtesy DeLauren McKnight(NEW YORK) — A woman from North Carolina is about to give the gift of life to the man who adopted her when she was an infant. DeLauren McKnight will soon donate her kidney to her dad, Billy Houze, after tests revealed she was a match for the procedure. “She told me, ‘Daddy, you thought you were saving …

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Butterball recalls nearly 80,000 pounds of ground turkey after 5 people sickened

DebbiSmirnoff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — North Carolina-based poultry producer Butterball, LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella, according to an announcement Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS, along with several public health partners, discovered the possible contamination while investigating an outbreak …

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Chrissy Teigen shares video of son Miles graduating flat head syndrome helmet

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter Wednesday night to wish her son Miles a “Happy Graduation” after he spent three months wearing a helmet for medical reasons. In December, the mom of two revealed on social media that Miles, who was 6 months old at the time, needed to wear a helmet to correct his “adorable slightly misshapen …

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