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Concussion test designated by FDA as breakthrough device, could help minimize long-term effects

Scukrov/iStockBY: DR. HEIDI CHOE (NEW YORK) — Concussions are common head injuries that can happen from something as simple as a fall. But they can often be missed by medical health professionals, especially if the symptoms are mild or delayed. A quicker, more precise method for diagnosing concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) may be on the …

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2020 candidate Marianne Williamson addresses comments on vaccines on “The View”

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson appeared on The View Thursday and sought to clarify her position on childhood vaccinations saying that while she supports the concept of vaccines she doesn’t support the idea of anyone on either side of the debate mandating what people should do. “I understand the issue of public safety must come first. …

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Missouri’s only abortion clinic, a Planned Parenthood, faces looming deadline

jetcityimage/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — The ongoing legal battle over the last abortion clinic in Missouri is reaching a looming deadline this week. A state circuit court judge ordered a temporary injunction earlier this month that allowed for the clinic in St. Louis to remain open, but that order came with a deadline for action by the state health department. In May, …

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Cosmetic products injure thousands of kids every year: Study

serezniy/iStock(NEW YORK) — It’s no surprise that small children are accident prone. After all, by age 2, many of them are already trying to imitate the behaviors of adults, such as when getting ready to go out. Sometimes it can be cute and funny, like when a child pours baby powder or lotion all over themselves. But other times, without …

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What to know about collagen and if you really need to take it

Luis Echeverri Urrea/iStock(NEW YORK) —  Collagen is having a moment. The protein responsible for helping keep skin wrinkle-free and protect joints and bones is now found in supplement form in everything from powders and capsules to foods including oatmeal, peanut butter and bars. Human bodies create collagen on their own, but the production of the protein does slow down as …

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‘Jeopardy!’ star James Holzhauer gives to cancer research in honor of Alex Trebek

ABC News(NEW YORK) — James Holzhauer may not be on “Jeopardy!” anymore, but host Alex Trebek, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, is still on his mind. The 32-time “Jeopardy!” champ donated more than $1,000 to pancreatic cancer research in Trebek’s name. Holzhauer gave $1,109.14 (his daughter’s birthday is Nov. 9, 2014) to a Chicago-area woman’s fundraiser and wrote …

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U.S. death rates from suicides, alcohol and drug overdoses reach all-time high

stevanovicigor/iStockBY: EDEN DAVID (NEW YORK) — Premature deaths from suicide, alcohol and drug overdose have reached an all-time high, and U.S. states are losing ground on key measures related to life expectancy, according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund, a healthcare advocacy group. The report offers a state “scorecard” based on 47 different metrics, including death rates, healthcare access, …

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Confidence in vaccines low in some major European countries amid global measles outbreaks

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. is just one country where measles outbreaks are a health concern, and a new report published Wednesday evaluates vaccine confidence around the world. It found that vaccine confidence is particularly low in some countries experiencing ongoing measles outbreaks, as a lack of confidence in vaccines could lead to lower vaccination rates and therefore, an easier …

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Experimental drug, first of its kind, may delay Type 1 diabetes

adrian825/iStock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — A new drug may delay the onset of insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes in those who are at high risk for the autoimmune disease, according to the results of a trial published in New England Journal of Medicine. “This is the first time we have showed that immune therapy can delay progression to Type 1 diabetes,” Dr. …

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Vic Strecher, Dan Harris on finding purpose after trauma and loss

Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) — Tragedy and happiness appear to be incompatible and mutually exclusive — on the surface, at least. But in reality, tragedy can actually break you open, allowing you to grow and live more meaningfully. By wholeheartedly embracing grief and learning to move beyond it, you may actually rediscover a greater sense of purpose and live happier than you …

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