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  1. A century after 1918 flu pandemic, experts say it could happen againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 7 | UPI

    The "Spanish" flu of 1918-19 infected an estimated one-third of the world's population and killed between 50 million and 100 million people, modern epidemiologists estimate. That raises the inevitable question as the United States battles its way through another severe flu season -- could a pandemic as devastating in scope occur in the future? It's "100 percent" certain that another global flu crisis will happen, said Dr. Greg Poland, a virologist and vaccine researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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  2. Failure of Alzheimer's drugs in trials makes researchers wonder what is going wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 25 | UPI

    As more experimental drugs fail to stop Alzheimer's from destroying human memory, experts now wonder whether research into the devastating brain disease has been marching in the wrong direction. In recent weeks, a pair of high-profile disappointments have been reported, including one just announced on a trial of the Eli Lilly drug solanezumab.

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  3. Getting active could help boost memory, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | UPI

    A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for people with mild cognitive impairment. The condition, in which thinking and memory skills deteriorate, often occurs as people age.

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  4. High school coaches, players know little about concussionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | UPI

    The link between concussions and brain injury might be a hot topic in the NFL, but at the high school level? Apparently not so much. Overall, only about a third of high school athletes, their coaches and parents know that a concussion is a brain injury, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers.

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  5. Cancer survivors often face another hurdle: faster agingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | UPI

    Treatments that help people beat cancer also can cause them to age prematurely and die sooner, Mayo Clinic researchers report. Cancer survivors naturally age faster than others who haven't had cancer, and are more likely to develop long-term health problems related to aging while they're still relatively young, the study authors said.

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  6. FDA issues tougher warning, additional research on MRI dyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | UPI

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday called for tougher warnings and "additional research" into a dye commonly used with standard MRIs. The dye -- a "contrast agent" -- contains a metal called gadolinium.

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  7. MRI dye not linked to cognitive harm, despite Chuck Norris' claims: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | UPI

    Despite recent claims from actor Chuck Norris that a dye commonly used during MRI scans seriously sickened his wife, a new study finds no evidence to support such a link. The substance in question is gadolinium.

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  8. Ethnic minorities, elderly underrepresented in cancer clinical trialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | UPI

    A recent study by the Mayo Clinic found that ethnic minorities and elderly Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials of cancer. Researchers analyzed enrollment data from all cancer clinical trials completed in clinicaltrials.gov, the database of publicly and privately supported clinical trials from 2003-2016.

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  9. Little evidence that vasectomy raises prostate cancer riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | UPI

    For men who have had or might undergo a vasectomy, there is good news: A major study finds scant evidence that the procedure raises their risk of prostate cancer. "At most, there is a trivial association between vasectomy and prostate cancer that is unlikely to be causal," concluded a team led by Dr. R. Jeffrey Karnes, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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  10. Winnipeg Jets parting ways with Mark StuartRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | UPI

    The Winnipeg Jets placed defenseman Mark Stuart on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract, the team announced Friday. Stuart, 33, was entering the final year of a four-year contract that was slated to pay him $2.625 million.

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  11. Many doctors not forthcoming about cost of cancer care, study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | UPI

    Yet, such questions are critically important. Cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people with other chronic ailments, and tight finances often lead patients to skip doses of medicine or drop out of treatment altogether, said lead researcher Dr. Rahma Warsame.

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  12. Regular recreational running may benefit hip, knee health: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | UPI

    A recent study provides evidence that recreational running may not only be good for your health, but may also have benefits for hip and knee joint health. A team of international researchers from Spain, Sweden, the United States and Canada have identified a link between hip and knee osteoarthritis with running and the influence running intensity and years of running have on that link.

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  13. Study finds more than 20 percent of patients are misdiagnosedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | UPI

    Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that nearly 88 percent of patients seeking a second opinion go home with a new diagnosis. Researchers examined records of 286 patients referred by their primary care doctor to the Mayo Clinic's General Internal Medicine Division in Rochester, Minn., over a two-year period from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2010.

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