Astronauts May Get Space Fever

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HealthDay News : 10-Jan-2018

Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts' body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports.

The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture.

When at rest in space, the

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Health Tip: Create a Fire-Safety Plan

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HealthDay News : 10-Jan-2018

Working smoke alarms lower a person's chances of dying in a home fire by half, according to the National Safety Council. These alarms should be tested monthly.

In addition, you should have a fire safety plan for your family, the organization stresses, offering these additional suggestions:

  • Practice home fire drills
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Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half

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HealthDay News : 09-Jan-2018

Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals.

"Advances in screening and treatment are saving lives," said lead researcher Sylvia Plevritis, a professor of radiology and biomedical data science at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "Here's an

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Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

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HealthDay News : 09-Jan-2018

Goodbye, daily HIV meds?

Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether.

The pill in question is still early in development. But it contains the same highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) -- the drug combination that revolutionized HIV treatment back

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Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Muscle Cells, a Potential Boon for Research

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HealthDay News : 09-Jan-2018

In a potential advance for medical research, scientists say they've created the first functioning human muscle from skin cells.

The breakthrough could lead to better genetic or cell-based therapies, as well as furthering investigations into the causes and treatment of muscular disorders, the Duke University team said.

"The prospect of studying

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