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Lower body temperature may be new ‘normal’

Recent analyses and surveys conducted by researchers at Stanford University suggest that average body temperature is now lower, and the reason is changes in human physiology over time, say researchers at Stanford University.

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Flu ramps up as 2019 winds down

The Centers for Disease Control [CDC] has warned that cases of influenza are on the upswing in many states, pointing to an earlier and potentially harsher flu season than the nation experienced in 2018-2019.

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Redefining COPD

Medical researchers at dozens of leading institutions around the nation have proposed updating the criteria for diagnosing early-stage disease which, if adopted, could increase the number of COPD patients by 2 to 5 million.

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Rate of U.S. twin births trending down

The number of twins being born to American mothers is falling after three decades of increases, according to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 2014, the twin birth rate has declined by 4% to its lowest level in more than a decade, to a rate of 32.6 twins per 1,000 births in 2018.

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