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When caffeine becomes deadly: How much is too much?
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When caffeine becomes deadly: How much is too much?

May 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
The recent death of a South Carolina teen blamed on too much caffeine has once again propelled the popular stimulant and questions over its safety into the national spotlight. Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe collapsed last month at...
Heart attack risk goes up after common illness
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Heart attack risk goes up after common illness

May 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
A respiratory infection can raise the risk of a heart attack, a new study finds. istockphoto The risk of heart attack increases sharply after a respiratory infection, a new study finds. But the absolute risk that any one...
Does your doctor’s age matter?
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Does your doctor’s age matter?

May 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
A new study looks at older and younger doctors’ patient mortality rates. istockphoto When it comes to medical care, does older equal wiser — and better? Not necessarily. A new study suggests hospital patients...
Boy touches fluffy caterpillar, gets rushed to the ER
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Boy touches fluffy caterpillar, gets rushed to the ER

May 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
When it comes to this fuzzy caterpillar, you can look, but you sure don’t want to touch. Poisonous caterpillars, known as puss caterpillars, are once again popping up in Florida, and officials are warning residents not to...
“Fit but fat” may be a myth, study says
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“Fit but fat” may be a myth, study says

May 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
The so-called “healthy obese” still have higher health risks than normal-weight people, according to new...
Study: Abortion pills at home as safe as in a clinic
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Study: Abortion pills at home as safe as in a clinic

May 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
“Women are very capable of managing their own abortions and they’re able to determine themselves when they need to seek medical attention,” researcher...