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 2019-05-21 00:52 

ABC News (US)

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California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally...

California lawmakers are eyeing proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally...

 2019-05-20 23:02 

ABC News (US)

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Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case...

A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a full federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions...

 2019-05-20 22:56 

Medical Daily

Is Being 'Overweight' The New Healthy? Large Study Reveals Shocking Claim...

A study that followed more than 100,000 adults shows that the people who had an above average body mass index (BMI) had higher chances of living longer than those in healthy, underweight and obese...

 2019-05-20 22:52 

Medical Daily

Global Warming Solution: Companies Are Being Pressured To Think About The Environment...

Recently, an increasing number of company investors are demanding companies for better CSR practices....

 2019-05-20 22:27 

Reuters

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French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient...

A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man's life support against his parents' will....

 2019-05-20 22:13 

AP

Connecticut House passes mental health parity bill...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's House of Representatives has unanimously approved legislation ensuring health insurers treat mental health illnesses the same as other......

 2019-05-20 21:49 

Medscape

Long-term Data Reveal Health Fallout for Children of 9/11...

Children who were directly exposed experience separation anxiety, panic disorder, marijuana use and other psychiatric and physical conditions compared to unexposed children. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 21:45 

Medscape

Measles Cases Highest Since 1994, Now in 24 States, CDC Says...

The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States rose by 41 in the past week, to 880 cases from January 1 to May 17, 2019 — the highest since 1994. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 21:14 

NY Times

Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York...

Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said....

 2019-05-20 21:14 

Reuters

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Until broadband access improves, telemedicine won't help rural communities...

(Reuters Health) - Telemedicine has been touted as a solution to the dearth of doctors in rural America. But the same places where residents must drive many miles to see a physician often also have limited broadband access, a new study suggests....

 2019-05-20 21:06 

Reuters

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Merck's Keytruda fails as monotherapy in breast cancer study...

Merck & Co Inc said on Monday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study testing the treatment as a monotherapy in patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer....

 2019-05-20 21:02 

Reuters

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Teen drivers with ADHD have higher crash rates even with graduated licenses...

(Reuters Health) - New teen drivers with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to crash their cars than adolescents who don't have ADHD - especially right after they get their license, a new study suggests....

 2019-05-20 21:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about detox drinks...

Detox drinks do not remove toxins from the body. However, some drinks are very beneficial and can promote overall good health. Learn more about detox drinks here....

 2019-05-20 20:47 

ABC News (US)

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Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order...

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed an order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV...

 2019-05-20 20:34 

ABC News (US)

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Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case...

An attorney says a nonprofit that manages the U.S. organ transplant system is rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers available for transplants as the issue is tied up in a lawsuit...

 2019-05-20 20:29 

Medscape

Anxiety in America Still High: Top Nationwide Worries Revealed...

A nationwide survey shows two thirds of Americans are extremely or somewhat anxious about keeping themselves and their family safe, paying bills, and maintaining their health. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 20:10 

CDC

Backyard Flocks Salmonella...

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry....

 2019-05-20 20:07 

ABC News (US)

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Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm...

A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child...

 2019-05-20 20:05 

CDC

Karawan brand Tahini Salmonella...

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)external icon are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord infections linked to Karawan brand tahini....

 2019-05-20 20:00 

Medical News Today

Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis: What you need to know...

Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are both conditions that can affect the nervous system and cause joint pain and swelling. Learn about their similarities and differences here....

 2019-05-20 19:49 

ABC News (US)

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US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly...

The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday....

 2019-05-20 19:28 

AP

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order...

PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix has appealed a court order requiring a test to......

 2019-05-20 19:27 

ABC News (US)

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Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age to 21...

The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21...

 2019-05-20 19:24 

ABC News (US)

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Students accused of putting bodily fluids in teachers' food...

Authorities are investigating accusations that students at an Ohio middle school put bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers...

 2019-05-20 19:12 

NY Times

Why Tuesday's City Primary Could Mean the End of Philadelphia's Soda Tax...

The tax isn't on the ballot, but the beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 to back City Council and mayoral candidates who want to strike it down....

 2019-05-20 19:00 

Medscape

Out-of-Pocket Costs for MS, Other Neurology Meds, Soar...

Out-of-pocket costs for drugs used to treat neurologic diseases have increased sharply over the past 13 years, including a 20-fold increase for MS medications. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 19:00 

Medical News Today

Loss of balance: Everything you need to know...

Many different conditions can cause a loss of balance, including inner ear infections and Mnire's disease. Some medications can also contribute. Learn about these and other possible causes here. We also cover treatment options....

 2019-05-20 18:50 

ABC News (US)

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Trump DOJ wants role in lawsuit over pay at 2 NC med schools...

A federal lawsuit in North Carolina accusing neighboring research universities of conspiring to depress wages for medical professionals is nearing a settlement, and the Trump Administration wants to enforce the deal...

 2019-05-20 18:12 

Medscape

Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype...

The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 18:11 

AP

Man who used seniors to scam Medicare gets 19 months...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia man who defrauded Medicare in a scheme using bogus DNA tests has been sentenced to prison.A federal judge in New Jersey sentenced Kenneth Johnson to 19......

 2019-05-20 18:07 

ABC News (US)

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Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'...

Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and business recruitment...

 2019-05-20 18:00 

Medical News Today

How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina...

Shaving the hair around the vagina can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and pain. Razor burn tends to get better on its own, but trying home remedies and over-the-counter creams can help provide relief. Learn more about how to...

 2019-05-20 17:49 

Medscape

FDA OKs Midazolam Nasal Spray (Nayzilam) for Seizure Clusters...

Nayzilam is the first FDA-approved nasal option for treating seizure clusters that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure pattern in patients aged 12 years or older. FDA Approvals...

 2019-05-20 17:28 

ABC News (US)

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California regulators not taking action against care homes...

California regulators aren't taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments...

 2019-05-20 17:16 

Medscape

Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage...

Use of any benzodiazepine during early pregnancy is associated with a dramatic increase in miscarriage risk. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 17:12 

CBC

Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, research shows...

Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published Monday suggests....

 2019-05-20 17:09 

AP

Rhode Island Foundation awards $2.6M for behavioral health...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation has granted $2.6M to six nonprofit organizations providing behavioral health services to a wide range of children and adults.The......

 2019-05-20 17:01 

ABC News (US)

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US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law...

A federal judge preparing to hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy...

 2019-05-20 17:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about mood stabilizers...

Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, can help treat a range of conditions, including bipolar disorder. These drugs are often effective, but there are also some risks. Learn more here....

 2019-05-20 16:37 

AP

Minnesota in need of more community paramedics...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Department of Health officials say Minnesota needs more community paramedics to assist residents leaving the hospital in managing chronic health conditions at......

 2019-05-20 16:36 

Reuters

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Doctors end life support for French patient in landmark right-to-die case...

Doctors stopped giving food and water to French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert on Monday, lawyers said, renewing a fierce debate over the right to die that has split his family and country....

 2019-05-20 16:35 

Reuters

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Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul's Twitter following - study...

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter last year were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according a study published on Monday....

 2019-05-20 16:27 

Medscape

Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide...

Individuals with borderline personality disorder are at high risk of premature death not only from suicide but from other causes, including accidents, results of a randomized trial show. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-05-20 16:27 

Medscape

Can HPV Vaccination Provide Herd Protection?...

Can improved pickup of the HPV vaccine provide protection even to those who are unvaccinated? A new study says yes. Medscape Pediatrics...

 2019-05-20 16:08 

Reuters

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Little Caesars to use Impossible Foods' meatless sausages in pizzas...

Little Caesars will use meatless sausages made by Impossible Foods in some of its pizzas, making it the latest food chain to tap into growing demand for plant-based alternatives to meat....

 2019-05-20 16:00 

Medical News Today

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth...

A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals....

 2019-05-20 15:59 

AP

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.The Jackson Women's Health......

 2019-05-20 15:44 

ABC News (US)

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Poland welcomes sextuplets; 4 girls, 2 boys doing well...

A hospital in southern Poland says sextuplets have been born through cesarean section and all are said to be doing well...

 2019-05-20 15:30 

CDC

Food Safety Alert - Salmonella outbreak linked to Karawan brand tahini...

A CDC food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Karawan brand tahini has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/concord-05-19/index.html...

 2019-05-20 15:28 

Reuters

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Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases...

The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people....

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