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Stevia Could Offer Cure For Lyme Disease, Researchers Say

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Stevia, a common coffee sweetener, could be a possible cure for Lyme disease after tests conducted by a Connecticut professor and her students showed it was most effective in treating the tick-borne illness. Professor Eva Sapi, chairwoman of University of New Haven’s Department of Biology and Environmental Science, and her students have been testing the […]

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Some Heartburn Drugs Linked With Increased Risk Of Death

Heartburn

Some heartburn drugs used by millions of Americans are associated with a higher risk of death, a new study suggests, but people on the drugs should talk with their doctor first before stopping the medicines, experts say. The drugs, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), reduce stomach acid and are available over-the-counter and by prescription. Other […]

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Birth Defects Seen in 6 Percent Of Zika Pregnancies

Zika

Roughly six percent of women in the United States who were infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy had fetuses or babies with birth defects, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Of the 442 women in a U.S. Zika registry who had completed their pregnancies, 26 of their babies had one or more birth defect thought […]

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Eating Nuts Can Reduce Disease Risks

Nuts

Just consuming a handful of nuts can reduce the risk of diabetes by almost 40 percent, according to the study. Whether it be almonds, pecans or pistachios, nuts are much more than just a tasty treat – they have a ton of health benefits too. A study released in BMC Medicine journal Monday found that nuts […]

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Malaria Drugs’ Complete Failure Tracked

Malaria

Scientists have developed a way to track the spread of a dangerous form of malaria that cannot be treated with the main therapy. Doctors in Cambodia reported the complete failure of artemisinin and piperaquine – the key drugs taken to kill malaria – this year. The discovery of resistance markers, reported in the Lancet, will […]