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 2019-02-23 18:09 

AP

Woman gets prison time, ordered to pay restitution for fraud...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $4 million in restitution in a health care fraud case involving targeting of elderly......

 2019-02-23 17:51 

AP

2 students at Indiana University-Bloomington have mumps...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are investigating two confirmed cases of mumps at Indiana University in Bloomington.The university and the Indiana State Department of Health......

 2019-02-23 16:58 

AP

Bighorn sheep captured, tagged in Nebraska Panhandle...

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 50 bighorn sheep in the Nebraska Panhandle have been outfitted with new tracking devices to help wildlife officials monitor their health and combat diseases.The......

 2019-02-23 16:12 

AP

Michigan schools, health system training doctors on opioids...

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan universities are teaming up with Spectrum Health to tackle the state's opioid crisis through physician training.The University of Michigan,......

 2019-02-23 15:21 

AP

Special unit to move mental patients under consideration...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Overhauling how South Carolina handles mental patients who must be brought to hospitals under the order of a doctor or a court is a more difficult problem than they expected,......

 2019-02-23 15:16 

ABC News (US)

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Special unit to move mental patients under consideration...

A group of state senators wants to see if an expanded police unit can be created in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to transport mental patients under doctors' orders...

 2019-02-23 14:00 

CBC

Why is $350,000 in Canadian aid being used to send homeopaths to Honduras?...

Global Affairs Canada is funding a program to send Canadian homeopaths to Honduras, one of Latin America's poorest and most dangerous countries, to offer unproven treatments for serious infectious disease....

 2019-02-23 11:00 

Medical News Today

Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk...

A recent study finds that people with obstructive sleep apnea who experience the most daytime sleepiness have the highest risk of cardiovascular disease....

 2019-02-23 10:00 

NY Times

Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation...

The digital platform is grappling with the proliferation of anti-vaccination content online, a problem also faced by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter....

 2019-02-23 08:30 

Men's Health News

How to Get Bradley Cooper's Low-Key Jackson Maine Hair...

A Star is Born solidified Bradley Cooper's grooming icon status when he transformed into the disheveled rock star. For guys to get Bradley Cooper's rock star hairstyle, check out the 6 tips for Maine's mane from Cooper's celebrity groomer....

 2019-02-23 08:00 

Medical News Today

Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent...

New research finds that eating 200 grams of blueberries every day can reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health among healthy individuals....

 2019-02-23 07:35 

ABC News (US)

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Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis...

When Carlos Acosta was able to fly his son out of a Venezuela that lacked basic medical supplies and see him receive a bone marrow transplant in Spain, it was as if his prayers had been answered...

 2019-02-23 07:30 

Men's Health News

Is Sam Elliott's Mustache in This Sam Elliott Movie?...

Sam Elliott, whose role in 'A Star Is Born' earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, sports a legendary mustache, but it hasn't appeared in all his movies....

 2019-02-23 06:21 

Men's Health News

The Best Workout Plan for Men Over 40...

The Men's Health Muscle After 40 training program gives older guys the tools they need to build muscle and get more fit in the gym. This is Phase 1, Week 1....

 2019-02-23 02:12 

Reuters

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Novartis gene therapy would be cost effective up to $900,000: U.S. group...

An experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) developed by Novartis AG would be worth up to $900,000, according to an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that reviews the value of drugs and medical treatments....

 2019-02-23 01:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about panic attacks at night...

Panic attacks occur when a person experiences a sudden onset of fear and distress. Panic attacks can also happen at night and possibly wake a person from sleep. Learn more about panic attacks that occur at night here....

 2019-02-23 00:32 

AP

Lamont fills top public health, insurance agency jobs...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has announced his choices to lead the departments of public health and insurance.The Democrat is nominating Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell, a......

 2019-02-23 00:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about whooping cough in adults...

Whooping cough is an infection that is more common in children, but adults can also contract it. The symptoms are usually less severe in adults than in children. This article discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of whooping cough in adults....

 2019-02-22 23:40 

Medscape

Former Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads Not Guilty in Medical Error Death...

The Show Me Your Stethoscope community rallies behind her, and the American Nurses Association warns about the chilling effect of the criminalization of errors. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-02-22 23:09 

ABC News (US)

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US opioid-related deaths have quadrupled in past 18 years: Report...

A new study details the waves of the epidemic....

 2019-02-22 23:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about winter rash...

A winter rash is when the skin becomes dry, cracked, and painful during the winter. It usually results from cold, dry conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of winter rash....

 2019-02-22 22:55 

AP

How major US stock indexes fared Friday...

Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight weekly gain.The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that talks......

 2019-02-22 22:44 

AP

UPMC fires back in legal battle over health insurance rules...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania health care giant UPMC is going on the legal offensive against the state attorney general's office in a battle over insurance coverage rules.UPMC filed a......

 2019-02-22 22:31 

ABC News (US)

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Fired Amazon worker with Crohn's sues over bathroom breaks...

Fired Amazon worker in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease sues company over his dismissal, what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks...

 2019-02-22 22:09 

Medscape

Trump Administration Bans Abortion Referrals at US-Funded Clinics...

The Trump administration said on Friday that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics which primarily serve low-income Americans will no longer be able to refer patients for abortions, a move that critics vowed to challenge in court. Reuters Health Informa...

 2019-02-22 22:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about acute respiratory failure...

Symptoms of acute respiratory failure include shortness of breath and confusion. Causes include lung-related conditions and chest trauma. Learn more about acute respiratory failure here....

 2019-02-22 21:57 

ABC News (US)

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Many shades of meaning behind 'Medicare-for-all'...

A primer on 'Medicare-for-all' as 2020 Democrats stake out their positions...

 2019-02-22 21:35 

AP

Connecticut reports first pediatric flu death of season...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials have reported the state's first pediatric flu death of the season.The Department of Public Health on Friday did not release the......

 2019-02-22 21:02 

ABC News (US)

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Hospital: 5 patients given overdoses may have been treatable...

The Ohio hospital system investigating a doctor accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients says five who died may have received excessive doses when there still was a chance to improve their condition with treatment...

 2019-02-22 21:00 

Medical News Today

17 reasons for always feeling hungry...

There are many reasons why a person may always feel hungry, including dietary and lifestyle factors. However, increased or constant hunger can also be a sign of an underlying health condition. Learn about 17 reasons for always feeling hungry here....

 2019-02-22 20:24 

AP

Senate committee advances bill limiting vaccine exemptions...

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced a measure that would do away with the option for parents to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children's school......

 2019-02-22 20:18 

NY Times

UnitedHealth Loses Case to the Health Venture Begun by Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase...

A court battle over trade secrets highlighted how the Big Three corporations' new unit is unnerving major insurers in the field....

 2019-02-22 20:13 

ABC News (US)

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Drug price hearing on Capitol Hill has similarities to one nearly 60 years ago...

Talk about dj vu....

 2019-02-22 20:00 

Medical News Today

Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?...

While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person's libido and sexual function. Learn more here....

 2019-02-22 19:24 

NY Times

Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals...

The new rule would steer federal family planning funds under Title X to anti-abortion and faith based groups....

 2019-02-22 19:24 

NY Times

Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals...

The new rule would steer federal family planning funds under Title X to anti-abortion and faith based groups....

 2019-02-22 19:21 

ABC News (US)

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Trump to bar abortion referrals by family planning clinics...

Trump administration acts to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions...

 2019-02-22 19:21 

Reuters

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Weight-loss surgery can bring lasting improvement in sexual function...

(Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery has more benefits than simply slimming a patient down, it may also result in lasting improvements to sexual functioning, a new study suggests....

 2019-02-22 19:05 

AP

Many shades of meaning behind 'Medicare-for-all'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare-for-all" can mean different things to different people.For some, it's a single government-run health insurance plan for the whole country. To others, it's giving......

 2019-02-22 19:00 

Medical News Today

Are eggs good for people with diabetes?...

Eggs are a good source of protein for people with diabetes. They contain little carbohydrate and may improve fasting blood glucose levels. Learn more about the link between eggs and diabetes here....

 2019-02-22 18:48 

AP

Billings hospitals see higher than usual patient numbers...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials say hospitals in Billings are seeing an unusually high number of patients.The Billings Gazette reports the Billings Clinic is at more than 110 percent......

 2019-02-22 18:43 

Reuters

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Novartis gene therapy is cost effective at up to $900,000: U.S. group...

An experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) developed by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG would offer value at a price of $310,000 to $900,000, according an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that reviews the value of drugs and medical ...

 2019-02-22 18:37 

ABC News (US)

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Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths...

Haunting scene in Oscar-nominated 'Roma' puts a rare spotlight on surprisingly common stillbirths...

 2019-02-22 18:29 

ABC News (US)

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Trump administration plan would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions...

Trump administration plan would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions...

 2019-02-22 18:21 

AP

Legionnaire's outbreak linked to hotel H2O park in Casselton...

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say three people have contracted Legionnaire's disease linked to a hotel water park in Casselton.The three people became sick between......

 2019-02-22 18:10 

AP

House set to hear proposed regulations on medical marijuana...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would provide a framework for medical marijuana regulation in Oklahoma could be heard on the House floor as soon as next week.The proposal sets......

 2019-02-22 18:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about enlarged adenoids...

Enlarged adenoids are common in children. This article provides an overview of enlarged adenoids, including how to recognize this condition, its causes and risk factors, and possible treatments....

 2019-02-22 17:32 

Reuters

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Chemicals in e-cig flavors could harm respiratory tract...

(Reuters Health) - Two chemicals commonly used as e-cigarette flavors might harm users' airway passages, a small experiment suggests....

 2019-02-22 17:17 

Reuters

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Teens may smoke less pot in states with medical marijuana laws...

(Reuters Health) - When medical marijuana becomes legal in a state, teenagers there may be slightly less likely to use the drug, a U.S. study suggests....

 2019-02-22 17:09 

Reuters

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Morning exercise, short breaks from sitting lower high blood pressure...

(Reuters Health) - Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests....

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