Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works — in Mice

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin and breathing problems when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks after their final vaccine dose, according to the University of Michigan researchers. The vaccine is administered…

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Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case. In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that affects about 27 million Americans — most often in the knees and hips, but…

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Another Wildfire Danger: Heart Attacks

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Wildfire smoke may trigger a heart complication or stroke in vulnerable people, a new U.S. study suggests. Looking at the impact of the widespread California wildfires of 2015, researchers found a spike in emergency department visits for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications. The risk was largely…

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Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s little doubt that the last presidential election sparked a host of emotions among Americans. But new research suggests it might also have triggered obsessive-compulsive behaviors in Democrats and Republicans alike. “The idea for our study came about while I was taking a break from a group project.…

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