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 2018-04-19 21:00 

AP

Louisiana House advances budget with deep health care cuts...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With only two votes to spare, the Louisiana House on Thursday backed a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services......

 2018-04-19 20:27 

ABC News (US)

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Gender equality in the sciences is improving, but more work is needed...

A study reviewed more than 11 million published studies....

 2018-04-19 19:36 

AP

'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer....

 2018-04-19 19:18 

ABC News (US)

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Junk food TV advertising likely highest when kids are watching, study says...

A study looked at a year of TV ads on a major, free channel in Australia....

 2018-04-19 19:14 

Reuters

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Improving overall heart health may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation...

(Reuters Health) - Following practices recommended for "optimal" heart health may also reduce the risk of developing a serious heart-rhythm disorder, researchers say....

 2018-04-19 18:26 

Reuters

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GW Pharma gets FDA panel nod, first cannabis-based drug nearing approval...

(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously voted in favor of approving the first cannabis-derived medicine in the country, a childhood epilepsy treatment developed by GW Pharma....

 2018-04-19 18:07 

ABC News (US)

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Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-19 17:09 

CBC

Don't hold your breath: Secret behind super deep-diving ability revealed...

Overall, the Bajau divers had spleens about 50 per cent larger than nearby seaside villagers who do not dive, researchers find....

 2018-04-19 16:35 

Reuters

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WHO recommends more tests for Sanofi's dengue vaccine...

PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection....

 2018-04-19 16:34 

Reuters

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Large spleen helps explain deep-diving skills of Southeast Asian 'sea nomads'...

(Reuters Health) - An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests....

 2018-04-19 16:08 

Reuters

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FDA panel unanimously backs GW Pharma's cannabis-based epilepsy drug...

(Reuters) - GW Pharmaceuticals Plc's cannabis-derived drug to treat a severe form of childhood epilepsy was unanimously backed on Thursday by an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

 2018-04-19 15:55 

ABC News (US)

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-19 15:55 

AP

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers is recommending approval of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat childhood epilepsy, moving the medication closer to the U.S. ma......

 2018-04-19 15:37 

AP

Cooper unveils school safety, mental health recommendations...

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants legislators to set aside tens of millions of dollars for public school and college building safety improvements and millions more for ......

 2018-04-19 15:32 

AP

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate calls for legalizing pot...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca is calling for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program and for legalization of recreational use....

 2018-04-19 15:16 

Reuters

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Concussion raises Parkinson's disease risk in large U.S. study...

(Reuters Health) - A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of Parkinson's, the brain disease marked by tremors, slow m...

 2018-04-19 14:57 

Reuters

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WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine...

PARIS (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation on Thursday said Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing individuals to assess whether they could have been exposed before to the infection....

 2018-04-19 14:37 

ABC News (US)

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UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely...

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 2018-04-19 14:37 

AP

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely...

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says he first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previ......

 2018-04-19 14:16 

Medscape

NonEnglish-Speaking Patients Have High Rates of Depression...

Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses collaborative care for depression among patients with limited English proficiency. Medscape Psychiatry...

 2018-04-19 13:25 

Reuters

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"Play outside": Belgium tells kids to leave TV for sun and games...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's "play outside" day....

 2018-04-19 13:00 

Medical Daily

Western Diet, With Its High-Fat Content, Linked To Arthritis...

New evidence from a mouse study found what may be the unexpected driving force behind osteoarthritis or...

 2018-04-19 12:51 

Reuters

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FDA staff raises safety concerns over Lilly/Incyte arthritis drug...

(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff flagged concerns on Thursday about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp, a fresh setback after regulators declined ...

 2018-04-19 12:37 

USA Today

Americans waste an astounding amount of food — and healthy eaters are the worst...

Americans waste an astounding 150,000 tons of food each day — about one pound per person — and it turns out that the biggest culprits are healthy eaters....

 2018-04-19 12:35 

ABC News (US)

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New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-19 12:06 

Reuters

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Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics, Cosentyx drop...

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit....

 2018-04-19 11:54 

Medical Daily

Eating Fruits, Vegetables Raw Better For Mental Health Than Cooked Or Processed...

For those who want to improve their mental health, it's not just about including fruits and vegetables in your diet but also considering how they are prepared....

 2018-04-19 10:46 

Reuters

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More than half of world's wealthy expect to live to 100 :survey...

LONDON (Reuters) - More than half of wealthy investors around the world expect to live to the age of 100, with almost two in three planning to work longer in life to afford a comfortable retirement, according to a survey on Thursday....

 2018-04-19 10:00 

Medical Daily

Why Your Hands Shake, And When It Should Worry You...

Have you noticed your hands trembling lately? Experts explain what it could mean based on the severity, timing, and associated symptoms....

 2018-04-19 08:00 

CBC

Lots of support for Humboldt Broncos first responders, but risk of PTSD can be long-term, experts say...

Paramedics, firefighters and police officers who responded to the horrific crash in rural Saskatchewan are in the midst of debriefings to help them talk about what happened, but agencies emphasize that post-traumatic stress symptoms can take weeks, months...

 2018-04-19 07:00 

Medical News Today

Ways to stop heart palpitations...

Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to s...

 2018-04-19 07:00 

Medical News Today

Do feminine hygiene products actually lead to a higher risk of infection?...

Many women may view using intimate hygiene products, such as washes or wipes, as a necessity. But new research suggests that they may, in fact, be harmful....

 2018-04-19 07:00 

Medical News Today

Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain...

Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain....

 2018-04-19 06:45 

Men's Health News

This Guy Broke His Penis During Sex and Asked His Mom for Help...

Comedian Ross Asdourian wrote a book about about his cringeworthy experience called 'Broken Bananah.'...

 2018-04-19 06:18 

ABC News (US)

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Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-19 06:03 

Men's Health News

You Can Now Get Hanes T-Shirts For $5 or Less...

Looking for Walmart's big Hanes sale? Check out the best deals here, with t-shirts discounted for $5 or less....

 2018-04-19 05:31 

Men's Health News

Calum Von Moger's Latest Stunt Nearly Killed Him...

Calum Von Moger hurt himself with another social media stunt. Hopefully, his knee injury isn't serious....

 2018-04-19 04:45 

Medical Daily

8 Ways An Active Sex Life Can Boost Your Health...

Backed by medical experts, here are eight reasons why having regular sex can significantly improve everything from your stress levels to your physical appearance....

 2018-04-19 02:10 

AP

Democrats lay out health care plans in televised debate...

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats competing for a chance to flip a Kentucky congressional seat found common ground on policy issues. But their televised debate turned testy when one candidate b......

 2018-04-19 00:56 

Reuters

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AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for 1st-line use of lung cancer drug...

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have expanded use of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Tagrisso to include initial treatment of patients with a specific genetic mutation, the company said on Wednesday....

 2018-04-19 00:03 

AP

Democrats lay out health care plans in televised debate...

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats competing for a chance to flip a Kentucky congressional seat offered their plans Wednesday night to expand health care coverage and curb gun violence as they r......

 2018-04-19 00:02 

Reuters

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AstraZeneca wins U.S. FDA approval for first-line use of lung cancer drug...

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 1st-line use of its lung cancer drug, Tagrisso....

 2018-04-18 23:03 

Reuters

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AI pharma firm BenevolentAI raises $115 million in funding...

LONDON (Reuters) - BenevolentAI, a British pharmaceutical company that uses artificial intelligence to identify new drug candidates, said it had raised $115 million in a funding round that valued it at $2 billion....

 2018-04-18 22:23 

AP

Democrats lay out health care plans in televised debate...

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats competing for a chance to flip a Kentucky congressional district have laid out their plans to expand health care coverage....

 2018-04-18 22:00 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows...

The researchers looked at veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury....

 2018-04-18 21:44 

ABC News (US)

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Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows...

A new study has found that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life....

 2018-04-18 21:03 

Reuters

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Experts query case for GlaxoSmithKline's new 3-in-1 lung drug...

LONDON (Reuters) - Two medical experts have urged caution in using a new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease from GlaxoSmithKline, which the company hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite rising competition....

 2018-04-18 20:52 

CBC

'Smaller steps is a good way to go:' StatsCan finds benefit from shift away from sitting time...

Small steps could literally add up to better health for some, according to a new report from Statistics Canada on the sedentary behaviour of adults....

 2018-04-18 20:09 

AP

Ballad Health to lay off 150 employees, cut 49 more jobs...

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A newspaper reports the merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will result in 150 layoffs....

 2018-04-18 19:55 

AP

Hepatitis A outbreak reported in 2 West Virginia counties...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health department spokesman in West Virginia says more than 20 cases of acute Hepatitis A have been confirmed in Kanawha and Putnam counties since January....

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