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Is Your Weight Gain Part of a Widespread North American Food Addiction? –

Food addiction is gaining ground in the medical community but is not yet widely accepted in mainstream medical circles.  The research isn’t there yet, though the body of evidence is growing.  While it may not yet be listed in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) among addictions, it might not be long …

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Lung Cancer in Women Who Never Smoked

SOURCES: Lindi Campbell, lung cancer advocate, Lexington, KY. Alice Berger, PhD, assistant professor, Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, professor of medicine (medical oncology); Anheuser Busch endowed chair in medical oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Joy Feliciano, MD, associate professor of oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of …

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COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: How does a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine work? COVID vaccines are now available. Some of the COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines, but what does this mean? mRNA vaccines are different from traditional vaccines. mRNA vaccines don’t expose you to any real virus instead, they’re made with messenger Ribonucleic Acid or mRNA. This is …

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Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19

Oct. 22, 2021 — Pfizer says its vaccine for children is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. The Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 is 10 micrograms, roughly one-third of the dose given to adolescents and adults. In data presented to the FDA ahead of the agency’s review of its shots for children, …

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E-cigarettes No Guarantee Against Relapse for Smokers

Oct. 22, 2021 — Former smokers who use e-cigarettes are just as likely to light back up, compared to those using other nicotine alternatives, new evidence reveals. A recent study showed that people who quit cigarette smoking and then started using electronic cigarettes were just as likely to return to traditional tobacco cigarettes as people …

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CDC OKs COVID Boosters for Nearly All Adults, Mixing Vaccines

Oct. 21, 2021 — Millions of American adults are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster following Thursday’s approval from the CDC, which also gave the go ahead for mixing of vaccines for the first time. A panel of experts that advises the CDC weighed in earlier Thursday on who should get boosters after their …

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Kidney Grown in Pig Successfully Transplanted Into Man

By Robert Preidt and Robin FosterHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig functioned normally after being attached to a human patient during a groundbreaking procedure performed by U.S. doctors. If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of …

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