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 2019-04-25 05:04 

ABC News (US)

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Court to hear Washington challenge to Trump abortion rule...

A federal judge in Washington state is due to hear arguments in two related cases against new Trump administration rules that could cut off federal funding for health care providers who refer patients for an abortion...

 2019-04-25 01:23 

AP

The Latest: California vaccine exemption bill advances...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on vaccination legislation (all times local):7:25 p.m.California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours of......

 2019-04-25 01:20 

CDC

CDC Investigation Update - Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons...

A CDC food safety alert update about a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melons has been updated....

 2019-04-25 00:45 

CDC

CDC Media Statement: Measles cases in the U.S. are highest since measles was eliminated in 2000...

As of 3 p.m. today, April 24, 2019, CDC is reporting 695 cases of measles from 22 states. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000....

 2019-04-25 00:07 

NY Times

Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000...

The outbreak, linked to skepticism about vaccines, has led to extraordinary measures, including $1,000 fines and bans on unvaccinated children in public....

 2019-04-25 00:03 

Reuters

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Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks: UNICEF...

More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday....

 2019-04-25 00:00 

Medscape

US Measles Cases Now the Highest Since Eliminated in 2000...

The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States is now at 695, in 22 states, according to the CDC. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-04-24 22:20 

NY Times

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5...

Infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens, and children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one daily hour of "sedentary screen time," the agency said Wednesday....

 2019-04-24 21:56 

Reuters

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Surescripts faces U.S. antitrust lawsuit over electronic prescription monopoly...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit against the health information network Surescripts on Wednesday, accusing them of using illegal means to maintain monopolies over two portions of the electronic prescribing market....

 2019-04-24 21:50 

CDC

CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain...

In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can risk patient health and safety....

 2019-04-24 21:18 

CBC

Scientists turn brain signals into speech...

Technology that harnesses brain activity to produce synthesized speech might one day give voice to people who have none due to stroke or ALS, researchers say....

 2019-04-24 21:09 

NY Times

Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective...

Despite the vaccine's drawbacks, the W.H.O. endorsed testing on 360,000 children, in an effort to lower death rates in Africa....

 2019-04-24 21:08 

USA Today

Feds issue new warning to doctors: Don't skimp too much on opioid pain pills...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said many physicians were guilty of a...

 2019-04-24 21:00 

ABC News (US)

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Feds intend to sue Tennessee lawmaker over pain clinics...

State and federal prosecutors say they intend to file a lawsuit against a Tennessee senator and other co-owners of the now-shuttered Comprehensive Pain Specialists...

 2019-04-24 20:49 

AP

Louisiana lawmakers weigh whether to boost smoking age to 21...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legal smoking age would rise to 21 if lawmakers agree to a measure backed by the House health committee Wednesday.Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann of West......

 2019-04-24 20:47 

Reuters

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Gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boys...

(Reuters Health) - Playing video games may not necessarily impair children's social skills, and a new study suggests that any behavioral effect that frequent gaming might have may occur only in pre-teen girls....

 2019-04-24 20:25 

AP

North Dakota medical marijuana program changes implemented...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department has implemented changes in the state's medical marijuana program that were approved by the Legislature.Gov. Doug Burgum signed the......

 2019-04-24 20:04 

AP

Some Alabama residents likely exposed to measles...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Health officials are warning that a traveler passing through Alabama may have exposed people to measles .A statement released Wednesday by the Alabama Department of......

 2019-04-24 19:38 

ABC News (US)

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Opponents spar over California vaccine exemption bill...

Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school....

 2019-04-24 19:14 

Reuters

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Medically-tailored meal delivery tied to lower health spending...

(Reuters Health) - Low-income people with chronic diseases who get free meals delivered that are tailored to their medical needs are less likely to be admitted to hospitals or nursing homes, a study in Massachusetts suggests....

 2019-04-24 19:09 

Reuters

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Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight...

U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major ...

 2019-04-24 19:08 

Reuters

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Poverty, other disadvantages tied to higher smoking risk...

(Reuters Health) - The more adversities people face, the more likely they are to start smoking and the less likely they are to quit, a U.S. study suggests....

 2019-04-24 19:00 

Medical News Today

How to recognize the early signs of lupus...

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that can cause inflammation and other problems in the body. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions, so doctors may find it hard to diagnose. Learn about the early symptoms, as well as the diagnosis a...

 2019-04-24 18:43 

AP

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use...

DENVER (AP) — Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco......

 2019-04-24 18:37 

ABC News (US)

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US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years...

U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines...

 2019-04-24 18:37 

USA Today

Millennials' health is declining: They may be worse off than Gen X, report finds...

A new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found the prevalence of the top 10 health conditions affecting millennials is increasing....

 2019-04-24 18:35 

ABC News (US)

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Newly reported New York City measles cases push U.S. tally to highest level in 25 years...

Newly reported New York City measles cases push U.S. tally to highest level in 25 years...

 2019-04-24 18:21 

ABC News (US)

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The Latest: Trump says he won't stop fighting opioid crisis...

President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis...

 2019-04-24 18:03 

ABC News (US)

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Recall: Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli...

A Georgia company has recalled nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible contamination with bacteria that can cause food poisoning...

 2019-04-24 18:01 

AP

Opponents spar over California vaccine exemption bill...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are in Sacramento to oppose a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to......

 2019-04-24 18:00 

AP

Tennessee House seeks to fund disabled insurance program...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers say they're fighting to secure funding in next year's budget so that disabled children will be able to get Medicaid assistance.House......

 2019-04-24 18:00 

Medical News Today

Best ways to remove facial hair at home...

People can safely remove facial hair at home using various creams and tools. Learn more about different methods and how to use them here....

 2019-04-24 17:54 

ABC News (US)

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Drug maker to spend $100M expanding Montana facility...

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has announced $100 million of new investment in its manufacturing site in Montana...

 2019-04-24 17:27 

ABC News (US)

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Trump claims credit for progress in battling opioid epidemic...

President Donald Trump is claiming credit for progress in battling the opioid epidemic...

 2019-04-24 17:19 

AP

The Latest: Trump says he won't stop fighting opioid crisis...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local):2:15 p.m.President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid......

 2019-04-24 17:19 

Medscape

How Important Is Breakfast, Really?...

We're constantly being told by our moms that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it really? Shhh, don't tell mom! Medscape...

 2019-04-24 17:00 

Medical News Today

Best ways to remove upper lip hair...

People can remove upper lip hair using a range of creams, tools, and dermatological treatments. In this article, we look at 10 of the best methods....

 2019-04-24 16:35 

Medscape

Psychiatrists Earning Less but Remain Happy at Work...

On average, psychiatrists earned $13,000 less this year than last, yet most are satisfied in their career, findings from Medscape's newly released physician compensation report shows. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-04-24 16:00 

Medical News Today

Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain...

For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep....

 2019-04-24 15:19 

AP

Outbreak of whooping cough investigated in Montana city...

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health authorities are investigating an outbreak of whooping cough in the Missoula area where six cases have been confirmed, including one that required......

 2019-04-24 15:11 

USA Today

FDA: Some tainted versions of blood pressure drug losartan OK to take...

The FDA will allow some versions of losartan with a carcinogen to be shipped to pharmacies to avert a shortage of the critical medication....

 2019-04-24 14:56 

USA Today

Popular vaping products contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, study says...

New research from Harvard found that popular e-cigarette products were contaminated with harmful bacterial and fungal toxins....

 2019-04-24 14:34 

AP

Hemp, drug laws set for legislative studies in South Dakota...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers during next year's legislative session will revisit whether to legalize hemp and will consider the state's drug laws and access to mental health......

 2019-04-24 14:24 

Reuters

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German scientists create see-through human organs...

Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants....

 2019-04-24 14:19 

ABC News (US)

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French court Oks ending treatment of man in vegetative state...

France's highest administrative court has ruled that doctors can stop feeding and hydrating a man who is hospitalized in a vegetative state despite his parents' objections...

 2019-04-24 14:09 

AP

State health department to reissue medical marijuana cards...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health has said it will automatically reissue its year-long medical marijuana cards to qualifying patients who have received them in the months......

 2019-04-24 14:01 

Medscape

Do You Talk to Your Patients About Advance Care Planning?...

A new report found that less than 3% of physicians are using ACP codes for Medicare beneficiaries. Medscape Reader Polls...

 2019-04-24 14:00 

AP

Doctors at Ebola epicenter in Congo threaten strike...

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — Doctors at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola crisis are threatening to go on strike indefinitely if health workers are attacked again.The march on Wednesday comes after a......

 2019-04-24 14:00 

Medical News Today

Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there's a catch...

Ginkgo seed extracts can fight bacteria that harm the skin, but researchers are still a long way from developing them into safe products....

 2019-04-24 13:33 

Men's Health News

Arnold Schwarzenegger and LeBron Have the Weirdest Gym Feud...

Arnold Schwarzenegger and LeBron James released a bizarre ad for their protein supplement company, Ladder, featuring DJ Khaled and a polka band....

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