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 2019-07-24 01:05 

Reuters

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U.S. coal miners discouraged by black lung meeting with McConnell...

A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on coal companies to help fund their medical care, but several sa...

 2019-07-23 21:39 

Medscape

Senate Passes Bill to Replenish 9/11 Compensation Fund...

The Senate approved a free flow of funds to pay claims related to lost wages and pain and suffering from illnesses linked to 9/11. The bill now goes to President Trump for his signature. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-07-23 21:35 

CDC

CDC Investigation Updates: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry; Pig Ear Dog Treats...

CDC has posted updates regarding two separate multistate Salmonella illness outbreaks, one linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks and one linked to contact with pig ear dog treats....

 2019-07-23 21:32 

Reuters

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Heart attacks, strokes increase when patients can't afford newer cholesterol drugs...

(Reuters Health) - Patients at high risk for heart disease who cannot afford newer cholesterol-lowering medications are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events within just one year compared to counterparts who were able ...

 2019-07-23 21:31 

Reuters

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Genetics play bigger role in autism risk than environmental factors...

(Reuters Health) - Most of the variation in risk for autism may be explained by genetics rather than differences in environmental factors like lifestyle or community characteristics or certain pregnancy outcomes, a study in five countries suggests....

 2019-07-23 21:24 

AP

Montana removes kids from adolescent treatment program...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state has removed 27 children from a private adolescent treatment program in northwestern Montana, citing escalating reports of physical and psychological......

 2019-07-23 21:01 

AP

Pharmacist convicted in opioid prescription conspiracy...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Wichita-area pharmacist of illegally filling thousands of prescriptions for opioids to patients of a doctor who is serving a life sentence in the......

 2019-07-23 20:46 

Medscape

FDA Approval of First Digital Pill Based on 'Weak Evidence'...

A review of the data that led to the FDA approval of digital aripiprazole suggests the evidence is weak and raises concerns about technology-enhanced products to 'evergreen' drugs going off patent. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ABC News (US)

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FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims...

U.S. regulators issues warning to leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD...

 2019-07-23 20:15 

Medscape

FDA Warns Curaleaf Over CBD Products With Unfounded Claims...

The FDA said the company is illegally marketing unapproved cannabidiol products they claim can treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, opioid withdrawal, pain, and other conditions. News Alerts...

 2019-07-23 20:15 

Reuters

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Medicare-for-all might not cause surge in hospital use...

(Reuters Health) - Medicare-for-all and other versions of universal coverage being proposed for the U.S. by several presidential hopefuls wouldn't necessarily lead more people to seek hospital care, a new analysis suggests....

 2019-07-23 20:00 

Medical News Today

Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know...

People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article....

 2019-07-23 19:33 

NY Times

Your Data Were 'Anonymized'? These Scientists Can Still Identify You...

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that can pick out almost any American in databases supposedly stripped of personal information....

 2019-07-23 19:26 

Medscape

Are Rising Temperatures Affecting Fetal Development?...

Extreme temperatures have been associated with several negative fetal health outcomes, and the largest study to date reinforces that link. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-07-23 19:20 

AP

Report shows Hawaii infant died from antihistamine overdose...

HONOLULU (AP) — A toxicology test indicates a Hawaii infant who died in the care of a babysitter had nearly double the concentration of an antihistamine in her blood as what is usually lethal for......

 2019-07-23 19:01 

USA Today

Should you take a daily aspirin or not? What doctors are saying...

Multiple studies have highlighted the risks of daily, low-dose aspirin. But that doesn't mean that everyone should stop taking it....

 2019-07-23 19:00 

Medical News Today

How to identify and treat infected blisters...

If a blister breaks open, germs can enter the wound and cause an infection. In this article, we look at how to identify and treat an infected blister and provide tips for speeding the healing process....

 2019-07-23 18:00 

Medical News Today

Peak flow meters: A user's guide...

A peak flow meter is a small device that measures the amount of breath a person can exhale in one forced breath. This article looks at their uses, benefits, results, and how to use them....

 2019-07-23 17:45 

ABC News (US)

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Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery...

Brain scans find differences in US diplomats who worked in Cuba and reported health problems but significance unclear...

 2019-07-23 17:26 

Reuters

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Short-term opioids for pain still come with side effects...

(Reuters Health) - Patients who only briefly take opioid painkillers are still likely to face side effects, a new study suggests....

 2019-07-23 17:26 

AP

12 killed in rebel attacks in Congo's Ebola outbreak region...

BENI, Congo (AP) — A local official says rebels have killed a dozen people in an area of eastern Congo where an Ebola virus outbreak has persisted for nearly a year.The administrator for......

 2019-07-23 17:00 

Medical News Today

Vitamins and supplements for increased blood flow...

Although there is little robust research to support the claims of their effectiveness, some vitamins may help increase blood flow. Learn about them here....

 2019-07-23 16:57 

AP

Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery...

CHICAGO (AP) — Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery......

 2019-07-23 16:31 

CBC

Multi-drug resistant malaria spreading fast, could cause 'terrifying prospect,' scientists say...

The risk is rising that the new strain could threaten sub-Saharan Africa, where most malaria cases and deaths occur....

 2019-07-23 16:19 

AP

Northern Virginia districts see jump in intestinal illnesses...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Health districts in northern Virginia are investigating a significant increase in the number of intestinal illnesses reported during the past month.To date, there are......

 2019-07-23 16:00 

Medical News Today

Heart disease: Millions taking daily aspirin without doctor's advice...

A new study finds that many U.S. adults are using daily low dose aspirin to prevent heart disease, despite new guidelines advising against this....

 2019-07-23 15:17 

Reuters

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Multiple sclerosis drug helps Biogen beat Wall St. profit expectations...

Biogen Inc reported better-than-expected second quarter profit and raised its 2019 earnings forecast on Tuesday, driven by higher sales of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera and lower taxes....

 2019-07-23 15:10 

AP

Sex with HIV still a crime? Updated laws divide advocates...

ATLANTA (AP) — As Sanjay Johnson describes it, his sexual encounter with James Booth on Oct. 2, 2015, was a one-night stand. But it would bind the men inextricably two years later, when Booth......

 2019-07-23 15:03 

Medscape

Guiding Patients to and Through Second Opinions...

For successful second opinion discussions, it's important to be transparent, say Drs Patt and Hirsch. Medscape Oncology...

 2019-07-23 15:01 

NY Times

Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery....

Medical study of diplomats who reported odd ailments suggests "something happened to the brain." But the cause is still unclear....

 2019-07-23 15:01 

NY Times

Someday, an Arm Implant May Prevent H.I.V. Infection...

In preliminary tests, a tiny rod containing a new drug offered promise as a shield against the virus. But a large clinical trial must still be done....

 2019-07-23 15:00 

Medical News Today

Paleo diet may be bad for heart health...

Researchers have uncovered fresh evidence that following a Paleo diet may place heart health at risk, and they identify a possible source of the threat....

 2019-07-23 14:30 

Men's Health News

10 Great Compression Socks for Any Workout...

Compression socks and calf sleeves can be used as recovery tools or during workouts. Here are 10 you can buy now....

 2019-07-23 14:29 

Medscape

Stroke Prevention Best Path to Dementia Reduction, Experts Say...

A global initiative aims to get neurology experts working together to reduce the incidence of stroke in order to reduce dementia. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-07-23 14:28 

Medscape

Fecal Transplants May Hold Promise in Treating Obesity...

Dr Alok Patel speaks with Dr Jessica Allegretti on what she learned from applying fecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment for obesity in otherwise healthy patients. Medscape Gastroenterology...

 2019-07-23 14:27 

ABC News (US)

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Senators unveil compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors...

Senators unveil bipartisan compromise to reduce drug costs for people with Medicare...

 2019-07-23 14:14 

Men's Health News

Watch a Double Arm Amputee Conquer a Box Jump...

A post of an athlete at a NubAbility Athletic Foundation camp, which gets young amputees into sports, making a 20-inch box jump went viral....

 2019-07-23 14:11 

Medscape

Could TNF Blocker Cure Immunotherapy-Induced Diabetes?...

Case report points to possible novel therapeutic approach to an increasingly common side effect of successful cancer therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-07-23 14:10 

ABC News (US)

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Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect...

Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions are asking a judge to keep it from taking effect while a legal challenge plays out...

 2019-07-23 13:52 

Medscape

Exceeding Our Patients' Expectations Needs to Be the Goal Now...

Merely meeting expectations is not good enough anymore, says Dr Mark Kris. We are poised to cure some cancers and give our patients' lives back to them. We should not hesitate to do it. Medscape Oncology...

 2019-07-23 13:23 

Men's Health News

This Jerky is Made of Mushrooms. Does That Mean It's Good For You?...

A dietitian weighs in on whether mushroom jerky—a vegetarian jerky—is a healthy thing to eat. You may be surprised....

 2019-07-23 13:09 

AP

Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect...

ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions are asking a judge to keep it from taking effect while a legal challenge plays out.The law is set to become enforceable......

 2019-07-23 11:20 

Men's Health News

The 15 Best Deals from Lululemon's Huge Summer Sale...

It's that time of the year again when Lululemon's We Made Too Much Sale has major deals on all your menswear favorites, including high-quality workout clothes....

 2019-07-23 11:02 

Reuters

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Coal miners to urge Congress to protect their black lung benefits...

Around 120 coal miners with black lung disease were due in Washington on Tuesday hoping to pressure Congress to restore a higher excise tax level on coal companies to help fund their medical care, as rates of the progressive respiratory disease rise in pa...

 2019-07-23 10:34 

Medscape

Why Do Doctor-Senators Object to the 9/11 Compensation Bill?...

The Senate may soon pass a bill that would allow unrestricted federal spending to pay claims from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-07-23 10:09 

USA Today

Millions should stop taking aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks, study says...

A Harvard study revealed that some 29 million who don't have heart disease were taking aspirin every day in 2017....

 2019-07-23 10:00 

Medical News Today

Plant-based diets tied to 23% lower diabetes risk...

A large review and meta-analysis concludes that consistently following a healthful, plant-based diet may significantly reduce a person's diabetes risk....

 2019-07-23 08:28 

AP

NC special election candidate to offer ideas on health care...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election is proposing ways he thinks the government could improve access and affordability in the country's health care......

 2019-07-23 08:04 

AP

County supervisors plan to save mental health clinics...

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Harrison County Board of Supervisors has agreed to work with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to keep several mental health clinics open.Gulf Coast......

 2019-07-23 08:04 

Medical Daily

How You Should Stroke A Cat According To Study...

Feel like stroking your kitty? Here's how to properly do it, according to science....

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