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 2018-11-17 21:05 

AP

The Latest: Espy says he's better for women than Hyde-Smith...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff (all times local):2 p.m.Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy is telling a gathering of Democratic women that he's a be......

 2018-11-17 20:41 

ABC News (US)

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Lawsuit: Yale removed depressed student from campus...

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 2018-11-17 15:17 

AP

Antibiotic-resistant bug hits Vermont retirement community...

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bug that sickened 70 people at a retirement community....

 2018-11-17 15:00 

AP

Colorado plans changes in state mental health crisis system...

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Most people who walk in the door of a small, brick building labeled "24/7 Crisis Center" are depressed, suicidal, or experiencing audio or visual hallucinations. Others ar......

 2018-11-17 14:01 

AP

People without caregivers end up stranded in hospitals...

DENVER (AP) — Within the bustle and organized chaos of Denver's massive airport, an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease named Jerry Ellingsen was found wandering alone after traveling with his......

 2018-11-17 13:24 

AP

Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river...

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a criminal case after finding pollution levels in a local river far exceeded norms, with ethyl alcohol levels charted at 5,400 times ......

 2018-11-17 12:24 

ABC News (US)

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Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river...

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 2018-11-17 11:36 

Reuters

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China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai...

Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China's provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 09:05 

AP

How paying attention to trauma is changing this school...

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Broughal Middle School Principal Rick Amato recently encountered a student wearing his jacket inside the school building....

 2018-11-17 09:00 

CBC

Pediatricians call for ban on flavoured vaping products — but Health Canada isn't going there...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is restricting sales of most e-cigarette flavours to areas of stores where people under age 18 aren't allowed to enter. Canada is not adopting those same restrictions....

 2018-11-17 08:00 

Medical News Today

Does using testosterone to treat depression work?...

A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men....

 2018-11-17 07:00 

Men's Health News

Want to Get Bigger and Stronger? Lift By the Rule of 5....

For better strength and size gains in the weight room, use the 5 reps by 5 sets protocol developed by bodybuilding pioneer Reg Park....

 2018-11-17 06:12 

AP

New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights....

 2018-11-17 05:12 

ABC News (US)

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New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her...

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 2018-11-17 00:31 

NY Times

Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat...

The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions....

 2018-11-16 23:36 

Reuters

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FDA declines to approve Aquestive's Viagra rival...

Aquestive Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its erectile dysfunction treatment and sought additional data....

 2018-11-16 23:11 

Reuters

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Novartis' blood disorder drug gets FDA approval for expanded use...

Novartis AG said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of its low platelets drug to treat patients with a rare, genetic blood disorder....

 2018-11-16 22:43 

Medscape

Can Patient-Generated Data Help Regulate Medical Devices?...

An FDA panel discussed ways the agency can use patient-driven platforms -- including social media, digital health technology, and patient registry data -- to assist with regulatory evaluation of medical devices. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-11-16 22:30 

CDC

CDC Food Safety Alert: Recall Information Added for Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products...

CDC has updated its notice of a Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products with recall information for ground turkey that may be contaminated with Salmonella....

 2018-11-16 22:25 

Reuters

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Pfizer to raise U.S. drug prices in January after previously backing down...

Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous planned price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump....

 2018-11-16 22:18 

Reuters

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Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids...

(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who don't get these gifts, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-11-16 22:00 

Medical News Today

What causes sweating around the vagina?...

Sweating in the area around the vagina is normal, but it can sometimes cause discomfort and irritation. Several factors can increase sweating in the groin area, including exercise, nonbreathable underwear, and too much pubic hair. Learn more here....

 2018-11-16 21:03 

Reuters

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Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project...

Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels....

 2018-11-16 20:41 

Reuters

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Pfizer plans to increase U.S. drug prices in January...

Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump....

 2018-11-16 20:24 

Medscape

Biodegradable Polymer Stent No Better Than Xience at 10 Years...

Both drug-eluting stents showed reduced outcomes, including mortality, compared with an early device, but no difference between the stents at 10-year follow-up of the ISAR-TEST 4 trial. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-11-16 20:12 

Reuters

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Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers' markets...

(Reuters Health) - Vendors at farmers' markets could benefit from lessons in food-safety, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University....

 2018-11-16 20:00 

Medical News Today

What is melasma?...

Melasma causes dark patches to appear on the skin. It is a pigmentation disorder that is more common in women. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments here....

 2018-11-16 19:51 

Medscape

Approval in 2 Weeks via FDA's New Oncology Drugs Review...

Approval of a new indication took only 2 weeks with the FDA's new program for reviewing oncology drugs. It involved expanded use of the lymphoma drug brentuximab vedotin. FDA Approvals...

 2018-11-16 19:43 

AP

Iowa Supreme Court justice battling cancer to resign...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht, who has been receiving treatment for skin cancer, has announced he will resign from the high court....

 2018-11-16 19:25 

AP

Whooping cough cases on the rise in South Dakota...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials say the number of reported cases of whooping cough is on the rise this year....

 2018-11-16 19:19 

Medscape

EMA Curtails Use of Fluoroquinolone, Quinolone Antibiotics...

The occurrence of disabling and potentially permanent side effects associated with quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics has led the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to restrict or suspend their use. News Alerts...

 2018-11-16 19:07 

Reuters

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Alphabet's life sciences unit halts glucose-sensing lens project...

Verily, Alphabet Inc's life sciences division, is putting on hold one of its oldest and high-profile projects, a smart lens to help monitor sugar levels....

 2018-11-16 19:00 

Medical News Today

What causes lightheadedness?...

People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article....

 2018-11-16 18:58 

AP

Officials confirm 12th case of measles in New Jersey county...

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials have confirmed another case of measles in a central New Jersey community....

 2018-11-16 18:49 

ABC News (US)

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Michelle Obama's memoir highlights long-time scars of miscarriage...

Miscarriage is "lonely, painful, and demoralizing," Obama wrote in her book....

 2018-11-16 18:45 

Medscape

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Surgery Benefits Vary by Obese Subtype...

Those with disordered eating may respond best to bariatric surgery, whereas those with extreme obesity of early onset may have less weight loss. Medscape Medical News...

 2018-11-16 18:39 

AP

State: More than 1,500 opioid deaths in 2018 so far...

BOSTON (AP) — New figures show Massachusetts remains in the throes of an opioid crisis with more than 1,500 deaths through the first nine months of 2018, most linked to the powerful synthetic opioi......

 2018-11-16 18:25 

Reuters

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Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens...

Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects....

 2018-11-16 18:00 

Medical News Today

How to find the right condom size...

Condoms come in many shapes and sizes. Finding the right fit is important for both safety and pleasure. Learn about condom brand sizes, and how to choose the right size, here....

 2018-11-16 17:58 

AP

MNsure new coverage enrollments lag due to Medicare crunch...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sign-ups on Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange are lagging behind last year's pace, and state officials think the unusually busy open enrollment period for Medicare ......

 2018-11-16 17:55 

CBC

London hospital staff call on Labour minister to step in on purple armband issue...

Ontario's minister of labour is being asked to intervene in a London, Ont., hospital policy that doctors say is discriminatory and violates the human rights of patients....

 2018-11-16 17:38 

AP

Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients....

 2018-11-16 17:24 

AP

Health official says hepatitis A cases on decline...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health official in West Virginia says there's been a drop in the number of hepatitis A cases being reported....

 2018-11-16 17:20 

Medscape

EU Changes Mind on Nivo Plus Ipi for Kidney Cancer...

Positive opinions were given for the first-line use of the immunotherapy combination nivolumab and ipilimumab in kidney cancer and for an extension of indication for blinatumomab in certain leukemia patients. International Approvals...

 2018-11-16 17:20 

AP

Brazil to begin selecting replacements for Cuban doctors...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government says it will soon start selecting local doctors to replace the more than 8,000 Cuban physicians working in areas where medical services are scarce....

 2018-11-16 17:11 

Reuters

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Social media posts by marijuana companies may have teen appeal...

(Reuters Health) - In Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, cannabis companies are forbidden by law from making social media posts that appeal to youngsters, that encourage overconsumption and that suggest the drug has ...

 2018-11-16 17:05 

Reuters

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New 'Cold Card' helps first-responders treat hypothermia...

(Reuters Health) - Search and rescue teams and first responders have a new resource for assessing people who have been exposed to extreme cold....

 2018-11-16 17:00 

Medical News Today

A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's...

Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions....

 2018-11-16 16:49 

Medscape

Another Tainted 'Sartan' Recalled for Impurity...

Sandoz, along with FDA, has recalled one lot of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide tablets because of the presence of the probable human carcinogen NDEA. News Alerts...

 2018-11-16 16:38 

ABC News (US)

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Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally...

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