Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

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Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

(CNN) Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.

Can mobile phones give you a brain tumor? An Italian court just ruled yes.

“Does the radiation from mobile phones increase your changes of getting cancer?” is a question that has abounded since the earliest days of the technology, long before Apple and Google arrived on the scene.

Researchers Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird

Animals, especially mammals, need oxygen to keep their bodies and brains humming along. But leave it to the African naked mole-rat to buck that trend.

Petco Cleared of Negligence In Death of 10-Year-Old Boy Who Contracted Rat-Bite Fever

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Pot smokers celebrate 4/20 across California

Los Angeles Times
Today, April 20, is the most exalted day of the year for marijuana enthusiasts, but now that pot is legal in California aficionados predict that this 4/20 will likely be bigger and smokier than ever.

Fountain of Youth? Young Blood Infusions “Rejuvenate” Old Mice

Scientific American
An injection of “new blood” is a phrase long used as a metaphor for the revitalizing effect of fresh minds on a stagnant organization.

‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds

New York Times
Dr. Doris Greenblatt in New York. Dr. Greenblatt participated in the trial because her epilepsy had caused memory problems. Credit Edu Bayer for The New York Times.

The Exhaustive List Of Everyone Who’s Died Of A Marijuana Overdose

Huffington Post
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FDA Strengthens Warnings for Painkillers in Children

New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that any child younger than 12 should not take the opioid codeine and that those 18 and younger should not take tramadol, another painkiller, after certain types of surgery.

26 charged in $40-million Southern California medical kickback scheme

Los Angeles Times
Prosecutors charged 26 doctors and other medical professionals Thursday in an alleged kickback scheme that may have defrauded up to 13,000 patients in California and netted the defendants roughly $40 million as they overcharged for medication or …

Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

New York Times
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Henrietta Lacks: Her cells, her legacy

(CNN) Her story took decades to become known. It was one Henrietta Lacks never realized was coming. Cells taken in 1951 from Lacks, who would die later that same year from an aggressive form of cervical cancer, lived on and changed the world.

Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

Huffington Post
Forty five years ago when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I was clearly told I couldn’t have children. I didn’t. Today, thankfully that advice is no longer given.

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