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Too Much Time in the Sun? Skin Patch Might Tell
Powered by the sun while designed to measure its rays, the patch automatically transmits sun readings to a user's smartphone. It works wet or dry, is fully reusable, and weighs next to nothing.
Dec 5 3:15PM WebMD

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers
The team at the University of Queensland in Australia created the test after discovering that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water, CNN reported.
Dec 5 1:32PM WebMD

Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk
The authors of the study published Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal also found that daytime napping was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death among those who slept more than six hours a night, but not among those who got less sleep.
Dec 5 1:26PM WebMD

Infections in the Young Tied Mental Illness Risk
The risk appeared greater for severe infections that required hospitalization. But less severe infections treated with drugs were also linked to an increased risk for mental disorders, the researchers found.
Dec 5 1:15PM WebMD

An App, Your Fingernail -- and Anemia Screening Is Done
The app converts fingernail colors into quick readings of blood hemoglobin levels, according to researchers at Emory University in Atlanta. They said the technology could be used by anyone at any time, but its use right now is limited to screening, not a formal diagnosis of anemia.
Dec 5 1:15PM WebMD

Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?
Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia
Dec 5 11:53AM WebMD

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results
Study leader Charlotte Gaydos said the goal of point-of-care technology is to deliver quick results and give patients more options.
Dec 5 9:15AM WebMD

As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops
In terms of life expectancy, gun-related violence has a greater impact on blacks, while suicide had a greater impact on whites.
Dec 5 9:15AM WebMD

Drug Halves Recurrence for Common Breast Cancer
All of the women in the new trial had undergone a standard treatment scenario. First, they received traditional chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) -- an antibody that targets HER2-positive cancer cells. Then they had surgery to remove any remaining cancer.
Dec 5 9:15AM WebMD

More Green Space May Mean a Healthier Heart
The investigators also found lower levels of F2-isoprostane in the participants' urine, which indicates less oxidative stress and better health. The study also showed that folks from greener spaces had greater ability to repair blood vessels.
Dec 5 9:15AM WebMD

First Baby Born From Uterus of Deceased Donor
One U.S. fertility expert said the success in this case really could be a breakthrough.
Dec 4 7:15PM WebMD

New Drug Treats Dogs Scared by Loud Noises
Pexion (imepitoin tablets), just approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is for dogs scared by loud noises such as fireworks, street/traffic racket, and gun shots.
Dec 4 4:51PM WebMD

1 in 10 Will Develop Eczema in Their Lifetime
A new report confirms that eczema risk is common among children, that risk starts to drop off by young adulthood and middle age, but rises again when people reach their 70s.
Dec 4 3:39PM WebMD

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Makes Another Advance
The therapy targets the genetic flaw that causes sickle cell. In a small group of patients, researchers said the therapy appears safe and effective enough to keep moving forward into larger trials.
Dec 4 3:15PM WebMD

Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D Spur Dog Food Recall
If your dog has eaten any of the recalled brands and show these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately, the FDA said.
Dec 4 1:15PM WebMD

Are You a Victim of 'Clean Plate' Syndrome?
In recent experiments, scientists repeatedly found that a single item left on the plate exerted a much stronger end-of-meal pull than multiple items, whether it be chocolate-covered almonds, cookies or pizza.
Dec 4 1:15PM WebMD

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked
As of Nov. 30, there had been 134 cases of AFM confirmed in 33 states out of 299 cases reported to the CDC. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed cases occurred in September and October.
Dec 4 12:56PM WebMD

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say
An unidentified nurse who was allegedly fired for refusing a flu shot drew the attention of protesters, who rallied in support of what they said was a violation of her rights.
Dec 4 11:24AM WebMD

Do Soaps, Shampoos Push Girls Into Early Puberty?
A research team has found that the higher the levels of specific chemicals including phthalates, parabens and phenols in mothers' or daughters' bodies, the earlier the puberty" among girls.
Dec 4 9:15AM WebMD

Most Americans Lie to Their Doctors
Between 60 and 80 percent of people admit they avoid telling their doctor details that could be relevant to their well-being.
Dec 4 9:15AM WebMD