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 2019-09-17 04:09 

Reuters

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Perils of gender and geography hamper global development, report finds...

Despite steady development gains, a child's birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you're born in, life is harder if you're a girl, a major report said on Tuesday....

 2019-09-17 03:24 

Reuters

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South Korea on highest alert after African swine fever found...

South Korea has raised its animal disease alert to the highest level after discovering its first outbreak of deadly African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday....

 2019-09-16 22:45 

NY Times

As Congo's Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion...

On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo's response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed....

 2019-09-16 22:12 

Medscape

Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits...

Adopting a more presumptive approach with parents may increase low vaccination uptake and completion, especially in younger adolescents. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-09-16 21:29 

Reuters

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It really is hard to sleep in the ER...

Patients who spend the night in the emergency room may get much less rest than patients who sleep in beds in hospital rooms, a small study suggests....

 2019-09-16 21:22 

ABC News (US)

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Oklahoma judge refuses to halt ban on abortion procedure...

An Oklahoma judge is refusing to halt a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure following a ruling that abortion rights proponents have decried as a "rogue" decision that could threaten the reproductive rights of women...

 2019-09-16 21:12 

Reuters

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Mint, menthol e-cigarette liquids high in cancer-causing compound - study...

A cancer-causing compound banned by U.S. regulators last year as a food additive has been found at potentially dangerous levels in mint and menthol flavored e-cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, researchers said on Monday....

 2019-09-16 21:09 

Reuters

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1 in 16 US women forced or coerced into first-time sex...

Many American women are physically forced or coerced into having sex for the first time, and a new study suggests these women have a higher risk for developing sexual and general health problems....

 2019-09-16 20:57 

Reuters

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Older patients don't see diabetes recommendations same way doctors do...

Doctors' advice for starting or stopping diabetes medicines often doesn't resonate with older patients, a new study suggests....

 2019-09-16 20:31 

Reuters

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Race, income may impact U.S. oral cancer screening rates...

Only about 1 in 3 U.S. adults say a dentist has ever examined them for oral cancer - and most of those who remember getting such exams are non-Hispanic whites, a new study suggests....

 2019-09-16 20:20 

AP

Officials: Statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness...

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Department of Health officials say two more Washington residents have received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping in what officials......

 2019-09-16 20:08 

Reuters

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Factbox: U.S. lawsuits take aim at vaping...

Several deaths and potentially hundreds of illnesses have been tied to e-cigarettes, which allow users to inhale nicotine vapor, often flavored, without smoking. Lawsuits have been filed against e-cigarette maker Juul and more are expected amid increasing...

 2019-09-16 19:40 

CDC

Investigation of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use, or Vaping...

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to enhance the inter-agency response to the current investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vap...

 2019-09-16 19:25 

ABC News (US)

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The Latest: California to spend $20M on vaping awareness...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is directing the state to spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis...

 2019-09-16 19:22 

AP

Connecticut reports first 2019 case of mosquito-borne EEE...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say laboratory testing has confirmed the state's first human case of eastern equine encephalitis this season.Public Health Commissioner......

 2019-09-16 19:04 

AP

California campaign will warn public of vaping dangers...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of......

 2019-09-16 18:42 

NJ.com

Alzheimer's impact 600K people in N.J. Series of walks will raise money to help....

A Walk Against Alzheimer's series begins Sunday to benefit the 180,000 New Jerseyans who have the disease and the 400,000 family members who care for, worry about, and miss them....

 2019-09-16 18:07 

NY Times

A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World...

The International Life Sciences Institute, with branches in 17 countries, is funded by giants of the food and drug industries....

 2019-09-16 17:44 

ABC News (US)

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California governor plans action amid vaping illness rise...

California's governor says he's taking action to confront youth health concerns related to vaping...

 2019-09-16 17:02 

Reuters

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Mint, menthol e-cigarette liquids high in cancer-causing compound: study...

(Reuters Health) - A cancer-causing compound banned by U.S. regulators last year as a food additive has been found at potentially dangerous levels in mint and menthol flavored e-cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, researchers said on Monday....

 2019-09-16 17:00 

Medscape

Rape, Pregnancy, and Mental Health: What the Politics Ignores...

A physician argues that recently proposed restrictions on abortion access could have serious mental health consequences in rape victims. Medscape Psychiatry...

 2019-09-16 16:51 

CBC

Many women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens, U.S. study says...

A study estimates for 1 in 16 U.S. women, the first time they had sexual intercourse, it was coerced....

 2019-09-16 16:10 

AP

Mississippi reports additional west Nile virus cases...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health says four more people were confirmed to have West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 13 cases.The department said......

 2019-09-16 16:06 

ABC News (US)

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Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens...

The first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their teens; study says encounters may have had lasting health consequences...

 2019-09-16 16:00 

Medscape

Prostate Supplements: Buyer Beware...

Dr Gerald Chodak discusses over-the-counter prostate supplements and the need for rigorous studies investigating potential benefits. Medscape Urology...

 2019-09-16 16:00 

Medscape

PARAGON-HF: Is There a Role for the ARNI in HFpEF?...

Ileana Pia quizzes investigator Burkert Pieske on the findings for sacubitril/valsartan in patients with HFpEF, including exploratory subgroup analyses and use of mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonists. theheart.org on Medscape...

 2019-09-16 16:00 

Medscape

Nasal Glucagon a 'Huge Advance' for Caregivers...

Treating a loved one who is having an episode of severe hypoglycemia can be a frightening experience. Dr Anne Peters discusses the promising use of recently approved nasal glucagon. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology...

 2019-09-16 16:00 

Medscape

BRAF/MEK Combo Yields 'Impressive' 5-Year Survival in Melanoma...

Roughly one third of advanced melanoma patients who start out with dabrafenib plus trametinib will do well long-term, Dr Weber reports. Medscape Oncology...

 2019-09-16 15:47 

AP

Zoning conflict shuts down Georgia preschool's farm stand...

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia preschool program that helps children sell fresh produce to local residents has been shut down by city officials who say the farm stand violates zoning......

 2019-09-16 15:06 

NY Times

Fake Clinics Are Not the Answer...

Anti-abortion lawmakers are remaking the safety net for reproductive health care in their image of God....

 2019-09-16 14:41 

ABC News (US)

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US official urges transparency in Tanzania mystery death...

US health official urges transparency in Tanzania mystery death after Ebola-like symptoms...

 2019-09-16 14:37 

ABC News (US)

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No new measles cases reported in fading US outbreak...

U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week...

 2019-09-16 14:24 

Medscape

Will Renal Denervation for Hypertension Rise Again?...

'There's once again excitement about renal artery denervation and...it's justified,' says one cardiologist, while another hopes for FDA approval next year, and a third is 'still not 100% convinced.' theheart.org on Medscape...

 2019-09-16 14:19 

AP

Lamont seeks to end religious exemption to vaccinations...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is recommending Connecticut join a growing number of states in eliminating the religious exemption to childhood vaccinations.The Democrat and state......

 2019-09-16 14:18 

Medscape

Is Free Medical Tuition Actually Working?...

By offering full tuition, medical schools hope to relieve financial anxiety and reshape the physician workforce. Although it's early, some impacts of this change are already being seen. Medscape Med Students...

 2019-09-16 14:05 

Medscape

Animal Lovers and Zoonotic Diseases: 5 Things to Know...

Anybody who comes in contact with animals is at risk for zoonotic diseases, and this should be on every clinician's radar. Here are five things to know. CDC Expert Commentary...

 2019-09-16 14:01 

Reuters

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Indonesia finance minister defends plan to raise cigarette prices...

Indonesia's finance minister defended on Monday a plan to raise cigarette prices by more than a third from next year to reduce smoking rates, after some in the tobacco industry said it would encourage illegal manufacturing and threaten jobs....

 2019-09-16 14:00 

ABC News (US)

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The Latest: Other opioid claims move ahead amid bankruptcy...

Lawyers representing local governments say claims blaming the drug industry for the opioid crisis will continue even after one key company filed for bankruptcy protection...

 2019-09-16 13:52 

Medscape

Historic High as Obesity Exceeds 35% in Nine US States...

"These latest data shout that our national obesity crisis is getting worse," says the CEO of a nonprofit organization that publishes an annual report on the state of obesity in America. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-09-16 13:41 

AP

US official urges transparency in Tanzania mystery death...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. health and human services secretary is urging Tanzanian authorities to show transparency in the case of a patient who recently died after suffering Ebola-like......

 2019-09-16 13:00 

Medscape

'The Providers': A 21st-Century Healthcare Fantasy...

A physician dreams of an alternate world that eerily mirrors today's healthcare environment. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2019-09-16 12:53 

AP

Half the tigers rescued from Thai temple reported dead...

BANGKOK (AP) — More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said......

 2019-09-16 11:34 

Medscape

FDA Panel Backs First-in-Class Medication for Peanut Allergy...

An FDA advisory panel recommended peanut allergen powder (Palforzia, Aimmune Therapeutics) for children aged 4 years through 17 years who are allergic to peanuts. Medscape Medical News...

 2019-09-16 11:24 

ABC News (US)

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Sudan says cholera outbreak kills 7, dozens infected...

Sudan's Health Ministry says at least 7 dead in cholera outbreak over past weeks in southeastern province...

 2019-09-16 10:10 

Reuters

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AstraZeneca diabetes drug granted fast track status for heart failure treatment...

AstraZeneca's diabetes drug, Farxiga, has been granted fast track designation by U.S. regulators for the treatment of heart failure, boosting prospects of wider use of the drug and putting it ahead of rivals....

 2019-09-16 09:03 

Medical Daily

Thyroid Gland Facts Doctors May Not Be Telling You...

From infertility, birth defect to heart problems, read on to know how thyroid problems can cause changes in your body....

 2019-09-16 08:48 

Men's Health News

An Alarming Number of Adults Aren't Aware HPV Can Cause Cancer...

The study found that few men and women are aware that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause penile, oral, anal, and cervical cancers....

 2019-09-16 08:27 

Men's Health News

CDC Warns People Not to Kiss and Cuddle Chickens Amid Salmonella Outbreak...

A recent Salmonella outbreak has infected more than1,000 people in the United States. Now the CDC issued a warning to help to stop the spread of Salmonella....

 2019-09-16 08:07 

Men's Health News

Patriots WR Julian Edelman's Ridiculous Calves Show Why You Should Never Skip Leg Day...

Ahead of the New England Patriots' 43-0 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins, Julian Edelman posted an Instagram where his impressive calves were the star....

 2019-09-16 07:58 

Medical Daily

Kissing Chickens Spreads Salmonella, CDC Warns...

CDC said to show your chickens affection by leaving them alone so as not contract salmonella....

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