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Marijuana might reverse heart failure, University of Hawaii study finds

University of Hawaii researchers have discovered that the use of marijuana may reverse heart failure. Read More

A male birth control gel is getting closer to reality

U.S. government scientists will test an experimental birth control method for men, which would be a major advance in contraception and bring more equality to a family planning burden borne largely by women. Read More

Google’s parent has a plan to eliminate mosquitoes worldwide

Silicon Valley researchers are attacking flying bloodsuckers in California’s Fresno County. It’s the first salvo in an unlikely war for Google parent Alphabet Inc.: eradicating mosquito-borne diseases around the world. Read More
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Another gene-edited baby may be on the way, scientist says

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A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. Read More

Kona Community Hospital deals with outbreak of scabies

Kona Community Hospital on Hawaii island is dealing with an outbreak of scabies, a highly contagious skin condition caused by tiny burrowing mites which can result in extreme itching, rash and lesions. Read More

Cope with stress so it doesn’t control you

If you find your home and work schedules full and life is causing you stress, be aware that it can take a toll on your health. Read More
 

Kona Community Hospital deals with scabies outbreak

Kona Community Hospital on Hawaii island is dealing with an outbreak of scabies, a highly contagious skin condition caused by tiny burrowing mites that can result in extreme itching, rash and lesions. Read More
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Gene-edited twins in China still face risk of HIV infection

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Twin girls whose DNA was altered as part of a controversial effort in China to make them resistant to HIV infection could still contract the virus that causes AIDS. Read More

Investigation finds insulin pumps have high number of injuries

When it comes to medical devices, none have had more reported problems over the last decade than insulin pumps, a product that’s used by hundreds of thousands of diabetics around the world, many of them children. Read More
 

New guidelines created for alcohol consumption

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found drinking that amount may increase a person’s risk of premature death by 20 percent. Read More

Your guide to intermittent fasting

Studies show that eating the same amount of calories early or later in the day produces two very different results. Read More

Small improvements, big rewards for brain health

A new study found a small amount of physical activity created measurable changes in that part of the brain involved in laying down memories and in another that handles detailed memory processing. Read More

40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030, study says

By 2030, an estimated 79 million adults with Type 2 diabetes are expected to need insulin. But if current quantities of the medicine remain level, as many as 40 million sufferers could be left without it, according to a report in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Read More

What you need to know about ‘Freshmen 15’ weight gain

College freshmen are well into their first semester now, and chances are they have heard of the term “the Freshmen Fifteen.” Read More

Thirst does not make you stronger

Don’t skip drinking during exercise in hot weather, a study reminds us. Read More

CDC issues new guidelines for childhood concussions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have new protocols for kids who sustain concussions during sports activities. Read More
 

Are you thumbing your nose at thumb arthritis?

Thumbs are an essential part of your hands and our language. Unfortunately, thumb arthritis makes the bottom of the thumb swell and hurt, sometime severely. Read More

Facing addiction over dinner

Support is essential for kids to find the inner strength to resist life-damaging experimentation with addictive substances. Frequent family dining is associated with lower rates of teen smoking, drinking, illegal drug use and prescription drug abuse. Read More

Column: Medicare costs slated to change for next year

As we head into the holiday season, I want to let you know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019. Read More

More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

The Trump administration today allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Read More

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