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 2018-01-22 23:55 

Reuters

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Brazil's death toll from yellow fever triples: WHO...

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday....

 2018-01-22 23:54 

Reuters

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CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount...

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid o...

 2018-01-22 23:28 

AP

Deal that broke Senate impasse: Kids' health but no DACA...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal was hastily assembled and approved Monday to break through the Senate stalemate over immigration and border security that shut down the government for three days....

 2018-01-22 22:56 

AP

Mississippi has its 1st pediatric flu death of season...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is reporting its first pediatric flu death of the current season....

 2018-01-22 21:56 

Reuters

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'Inflammatory' diet linked to higher risk of colon cancer...

(Reuters Health) - People who consume lots of foods linked to chronic inflammation, such as red meat and refined grains, may be more likely to develop colorectal cancer than individuals who tend to avoid these foods, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-01-22 21:36 

AP

Sewage spill shuts beaches along California's central coast...

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean in Monterey County after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an......

 2018-01-22 21:32 

Reuters

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FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to claim its novel iQOS tobacco device is les...

 2018-01-22 21:17 

Reuters

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Little change in proportion of U.S. kids with autism...

(Reuters Health) - After steadily climbing for two decades, the proportion of U.S. children with autism may be leveling off, a recent study suggests....

 2018-01-22 21:16 

Reuters

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Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana...

(Reuters) - Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month....

 2018-01-22 21:07 

ABC News (US)

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Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny...

Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny...

 2018-01-22 21:06 

AP

Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A device that heats tobacco without burning it reduces some of the harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes, but government scientists say it's unclear if that translates into ......

 2018-01-22 20:36 

Reuters

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Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains....

 2018-01-22 19:54 

Reuters

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'Misperceptions' keep some from agreeing to donate organs after death...

(Reuters Health) - Although most Americans say they're willing to be an organ donor after they die, some people never sign up because they're unsure about what could happen to them in a medical emergency, according to a new study....

 2018-01-22 19:30 

Reuters

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Hospital patients less likely to survive 'off-hours' cardiac arrest...

(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients who have a cardiac arrest may be more likely to die if it happens in the middle of the night or on a weekend than if it occurs on a weekday, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-01-22 19:20 

Reuters

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70 million people suffer in world's neglected crises: CARE...

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 70 million people are trapped in humanitarian crises that are largely playing out beyond the attention of aid workers, donors and the media, an international charity said on Monday....

 2018-01-22 18:52 

AP

Nevada official ousted over squalid homes for mentally ill...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada state official responsible for residential care for severely mentally ill people has been ousted after an audit found squalid conditions at taxpayer-funded homes under ......

 2018-01-22 18:42 

AP

Illinois lawmakers plan 2nd Legionnaires' disease hearing...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers will meet again next month in Springfield for a bipartisan hearing about the deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home....

 2018-01-22 18:37 

ABC News (US)

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Philanthropists donate $100 million to 2 Boston hospitals...

Philanthropists donate $100 million to 2 Boston hospitals...

 2018-01-22 18:11 

ABC News (US)

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What pediatricians want parents to know about the flu epidemic...

What pediatricians want parents to know about the flu epidemic...

 2018-01-22 18:09 

AP

Cuban boy dies after surgery to remove 10-pound face tumor...

MIAMI (AP) — A Cuban teenager has died, days after doctors in Miami removed a 10-pound tumor from his face....

 2018-01-22 17:52 

USA Today

Hospitals’ best-laid plans upended by disaster...

Many fires, shootings and storms last year tested hospital readiness. Now, leaders are using their experiences to address the shortcomings....

 2018-01-22 17:52 

Reuters

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Kentucky accuses McKesson of helping fuel opioid epidemic...

(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers....

 2018-01-22 17:47 

Reuters

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FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device...

(Reuters) - An electronic product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administratio...

 2018-01-22 17:00 

Medical News Today

What causes Fournier's gangrene?...

A look at Fournier's gangrene, a potentially life-threatening form of necrotizing fasciitis. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook....

 2018-01-22 17:00 

Medical News Today

Why regular coffee intake could worsen sports performance...

Many athletes turn to caffeine as a way of boosting their performance, but a new study suggests that regular caffeine intake may have the opposite effect....

 2018-01-22 16:42 

AP

CDC identified 2 small Montana counties at risk for HIV...

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of the nation's most at-risk for HIV has two Montana counties listed and Montana health officials perplexed....

 2018-01-22 16:20 

Reuters

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Celgene to buy Juno for $9 billion to boost cancer pipeline...

(Reuters) - Celgene Corp will pay $9 billion in cash to buy experimental cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics Inc, bulking up its developmental pipeline as it works to reduce reliance on its own cancer treatment Revlimid....

 2018-01-22 16:17 

NY Times

Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan...

The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says....

 2018-01-22 16:00 

Medical News Today

How can we make better cancer drugs? Study sheds light...

Researchers developed a technique to see how drugs bind to a cancer target. Find out how they plan to harness to knowledge to design better cancer drugs....

 2018-01-22 15:47 

Reuters

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Sanofi digs deep to buy U.S. hemophilia group Bioverativ for $11.6 billion...

PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. hemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, its biggest deal for seven years and a major play to strengthen its presence in treatments for rare diseases....

 2018-01-22 15:39 

Reuters

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Biotech M&A takes off as Sanofi and Celgene spend $20 billion...

LONDON (Reuters) - Biotech deal activity exploded on Monday with French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S.-based Celgene spending a combined total of more than $20 billion to add new products for hemophilia and cancer to their medicine cabinets....

 2018-01-22 15:24 

Reuters

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U.S. FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device...

(Reuters) - An electronic tobacco product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...

 2018-01-22 15:17 

Medscape

'Serious Health Risks' Associated With Pesticides...

Pesticides are associated with serious health risks, particularly in children. Medscape Pediatrics...

 2018-01-22 15:00 

Medical News Today

'Just breathing' is enough to spread flu...

New research reveals that the flu virus can spread in aerosol droplets that are formed during normal breathing, and not just through coughing and sneezing....

 2018-01-22 15:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about a black line on the nail...

A look at a black line on the nail, a common change that can happen due to a range of causes. Included is detail on the diagnosis and when to see a doctor....

 2018-01-22 13:53 

Reuters

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Celgene to buy Juno for $9 billion to boost CAR-T expertise...

(Reuters) - Celgene Corp announced a $9 billion cash buyout of Juno Therapeutics Inc on Monday as it moves to cement its position as a key player in a new range of cancer therapies....

 2018-01-22 13:36 

Reuters

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Teva's asthma treatment fails late-stage studies...

(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Monday two late-stage studies testing its treatment for asthma did not meet their main goals....

 2018-01-22 13:00 

Medical News Today

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?...

A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects....

 2018-01-22 12:53 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: How to limit the risk of flu in your home...

Dr. Peter Shearer, director of the emergency department at Mount Sinai Hospital, reveals the germ hot spots you may not be aware of in your home....

 2018-01-22 12:46 

Reuters

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New drugs recast $10 billion hemophilia market as Sanofi swoops in...

LONDON (Reuters) - Sanofi is placing a big bet on the $10 billion-a-year hemophilia market at a testing time, as scientific advances overhaul traditional approaches to treating the rare uncontrolled bleeding disorder....

 2018-01-22 11:28 

ABC News (US)

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German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals...

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals...

 2018-01-22 11:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about swollen taste buds...

A look at swollen taste buds, a condition where the taste buds become irritated and red. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook....

 2018-01-22 09:23 

ABC News (US)

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Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua...

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua...

 2018-01-22 08:00 

Medical News Today

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach...

Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it....

 2018-01-22 08:00 

Medical News Today

Two drinks per day may be too much for men...

A new study shows that men who start drinking as teenagers have a higher risk of liver disease. Dosage counts and current guidelines may be too lax....

 2018-01-22 08:00 

Medical News Today

Can you get a tattoo while pregnant or breast-feeding?...

In this article, learn about the risks of getting a tattoo while pregnant or breast-feeding. How can you identify and prevent an infection?...

 2018-01-22 07:02 

AP

Hospital leader promotes telemedicine in rural South Dakota...

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) — A prestigious recognition is just the beginning of a national campaign for Bryan Slaba....

 2018-01-22 06:34 

ABC News (US)

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Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise...

Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise...

 2018-01-22 06:11 

Reuters

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FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and cla...

 2018-01-22 06:02 

AP

Mental health clubhouse assists Michigan residents...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Sheldon House member Cheryl Taylor navigated nimbly through a buzz of activity at the clubhouse, which resembles a bustling office environment during most weekdays....

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