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Pain and gain: Skin nerves anticipate and fight infection

Pinch yourself. If you feel pain, it’s thanks to specialized nerve endings in the skin. And, in a surprising discovery, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine demonstrated that pain-sensing nerves also help fight skin infections and prevent its spread, suggesting a new type of immunity. The findings, based on studies in mice, were published today in the ...

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This New York Jets Player Has Saved 90% of His Income

One of the more depressingly accurate stereotypes when it comes to professional athletes is that quite a few of them are horrible with their money despite making millions. Somehow, some way, professional athletes can have the propensity to end up virtually penniless despite cashing paychecks worth more than what many Americans can make in a year. As the Star Tribune ...

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What is a healthy blood pressure?

Almost half of American adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension. It’s often called the “silent killer” because people often don’t have any symptoms and many don’t know they have it. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure refers to the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, according to the American Heart Association. When your heart beats, it pumps ...

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Survival Axe Has 30 Ways To Keep You Alive

From backcountry emergencies to backyard projects, the Survival Axe Elite probably has a tool to see you through. Off Grid Tools imagined a number of worst-case scenarios in fashioning this formidable-looking multi-tool. Gas leak? Keep explosion risk at bay with the gas valve shut-off wrench. Car plunge into icy water? Use the seatbelt cutter and glass breaker to escape. Camp ...

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What Causes Those Random Sharp, Stabbing Pains?

Have you ever been struck by a sudden excruciating pain, concluded you need to get to the hospital, only to be totally fine and pain-free two seconds later?  What causes these pains to appear in the absence of other symptoms or obvious ailments? The sensation of pain has all to do with our sensory nerves. When you burn your finger or cut ...

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Trump’s Diabetic Shock

Bernie Sanders has been registering his outrage about the price of insulin, and the presidential candidate thinks government-run health care is the solution to high drug costs. But almost no one noticed last week a Trump Administration move that could make the diabetes treatment more affordable for more Americans. In any event the insulin story is more about perverse incentives ...

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White House Reportedly in ‘Euphoria’ After Mueller Testimony Becomes ‘Epic Embarrassment’ for Democrats

While many Americans were learning about former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearances before Congress on Wednesday when they could get a break from work, the staff of the White House was riveted for the proceedings from the beginning. But by the time the day was half-over, any unease that might have been in the air at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. had ...

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Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

NEW YORK – Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money. In the experiment, researchers targeted Asian tiger mosquitoes, invasive white-striped bugs that can spread dengue fever, Zika, and other diseases. They used a novel ...

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