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June 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik (@eblahnik)

CNN, Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests by Jacqueline Howard — The study provides “valuable and informative” data regarding the associations of red meat with poor health outcomes, said Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who was not involved in the research. “We’ve also […]

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March 15, 2012

Several Different Species of Tapeworm Exist

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Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How is tapeworm infection contracted and treated? Is it very common today? ANSWER: Tapeworms are flat, ribbonlike worms that can live in human gastrointestinal tracts. Worldwide, an estimated 50 million people have a tapeworm infection. But that number may be low, as the disease often goes unreported.   […]

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