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 2018-05-18 07:00 

Medical News Today

Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis...

Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation....

 2018-05-18 07:00 

Medical News Today

Stroke: Clinical trial results 'likely to change care practice'...

A large international clinical trial suggests that an anticoagulant and aspirin combination may be the way to go when it comes to preventing major stroke....

 2018-05-18 06:09 

AP

Walgreens offers free Hepatitis C testing at 10 pharmacies...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Health is partnering with Walgreens to offer no-cost Hepatitis C testing at 10 pharmacies across the state....

 2018-05-18 06:04 

AP

West Virginia drug court participants learn about nutrition...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says its Extension Service has been working with drug court programs to help recovering drug users with support and education....

 2018-05-18 05:47 

Reuters

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WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak...

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high&#...

 2018-05-18 05:17 

Medical Daily

HPV vs. HIV: Bill Gates Recalls Explaining Difference Between Infections To Trump...

According to a global health report published in 2017 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Trump administration was seeking to cut funding related to fighting AIDS and HIV by 17 percent....

 2018-05-18 04:23 

ABC News (US)

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FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines...

The FDA has approved a once-monthly injection to help with migraine headaches....

 2018-05-18 02:37 

AP

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with aborti......

 2018-05-18 02:36 

AP

Flu season's 271 deaths in South Carolina were most in years...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials say this flu season in South Carolina was the deadliest in years, with over 100 deaths than the previous one that had the most....

 2018-05-18 02:31 

ABC News (US)

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Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion...

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 2018-05-18 02:05 

Reuters

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U.S. FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines...

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday for the first drug in a new class designed to prevent migraine headaches in adults....

 2018-05-17 23:37 

ABC News (US)

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Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak...

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 2018-05-17 23:37 

AP

Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a report on the handling of a Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County (all times local):...

 2018-05-17 23:28 

Reuters

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FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines...

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday for the first drug to prevent migraine headaches in adults....

 2018-05-17 23:12 

ABC News (US)

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COLUMN: Time's up on women 'dying to deliver'...

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 2018-05-17 23:11 

ABC News (US)

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US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines...

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 2018-05-17 22:54 

AP

Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government approved a $10 billion deal Thursday to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans, part of a bid to improve wait times and expand access to doc......

 2018-05-17 22:53 

ABC News (US)

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The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases...

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 2018-05-17 22:43 

ABC News (US)

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Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records...

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 2018-05-17 22:15 

ABC News (US)

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How to avoid the pesky bacteria lurking in public pools...

The mainstay of reducing outbreaks this summer: Watch your own behavior....

 2018-05-17 22:04 

AP

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 2018-05-17 21:33 

ABC News (US)

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Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work...

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 2018-05-17 21:32 

AP

Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and storing human fat in plastic bags can practice medicine again, even though her license was suspended....

 2018-05-17 21:24 

ABC News (US)

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Grand jury faults response to San Diego's hepatitis outbreak...

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 2018-05-17 20:39 

AP

No indictments in Oklahoma Health Department investigation...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has declined to issue criminal indictments following an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement at the Oklahoma State Depart......

 2018-05-17 20:29 

AP

Grand jury faults response to San Diego's hepatitis outbreak...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies....

 2018-05-17 19:50 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study...

Researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30....

 2018-05-17 19:49 

AP

Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but first the state needs approval from sk......

 2018-05-17 19:48 

ABC News (US)

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Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local...

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 2018-05-17 19:48 

AP

Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, says opioid abuse is a problem nationwide, but only a small percentage of Americans think it's an emergency in their own communities....

 2018-05-17 19:18 

AP

NY aims to help women dealing with maternal depression...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is launching a new effort to help women struggling with maternal depression....

 2018-05-17 19:04 

ABC News (US)

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Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study...

Researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30....

 2018-05-17 19:00 

Medical News Today

Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma...

Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infectio...

 2018-05-17 18:58 

Reuters

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Reporting outcomes of procedure to unblock arteries may not improve care...

(Reuters Health) - Public reporting of outcomes for a common procedure to clear blocked arteries was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn't delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care....

 2018-05-17 18:31 

ABC News (US)

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FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics...

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 2018-05-17 18:28 

AP

FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call "gaming tactics" to block cheaper copycat versions....

 2018-05-17 18:26 

Reuters

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Early puberty in girls tied to bullying in school...

(Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty early may be more likely than peers who mature later to be involved in bullying at school - either as victims or perpetrators, a recent study suggests....

 2018-05-17 18:20 

AP

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming years....

 2018-05-17 18:13 

CBC

Alternative to daily inhaler use may offer asthma sufferers a new option...

People are so reluctant to take their inhaler medication for mild asthma on a daily basis that a pharmaceutical company has come up with a different approach....

 2018-05-17 18:00 

Medical News Today

Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?...

Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it is s...

 2018-05-17 17:55 

ABC News (US)

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Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea...

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 2018-05-17 17:55 

AP

Bevin names new Health and Family Services Cabinet secretary...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has chosen a new leader for the state's largest government agency....

 2018-05-17 17:54 

AP

Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea...

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they're reminding people with diarrhea to stay out of pools, hot t......

 2018-05-17 17:46 

AP

Health officials: Influenza no longer prevalent in NY...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time since before Christmas, influenza is no longer deemed prevalent in New York state....

 2018-05-17 16:42 

AP

Marion County seeks needle exchange amid hepatitis C surge...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A public health emergency has been declared in Marion County amid surging hepatitis C cases in Indianapolis that officials hope to combat with a needle-exchange....

 2018-05-17 16:40 

NY Times

Your Emergency Contact Information Could Be Used in a Medical Study...

Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists....

 2018-05-17 16:26 

Reuters

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Reporting outcomes of PCI may not improve care...

(Reuters Health) - Public reporting of outcomes for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn't delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care....

 2018-05-17 16:21 

Reuters

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Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion...

(Reuters) - Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in...

 2018-05-17 16:00 

Medical News Today

Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know...

Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturat...

 2018-05-17 16:00 

Medical News Today

Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?...

Immunotherapies often fail to halt lung cancer's progression. A new study attempts to understand why this is and design a new way to attack it....

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