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 2018-01-14 08:00 

Medical News Today

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?...

A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest....

 2018-01-14 05:02 

AP

Taxes, driver debt, prevailing wages atop legislative agenda...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At the onset of 2018, Michigan lawmakers have a growing to-do list — led by talk of cutting taxes, wiping clean driver fee debt and improving mental health services....

 2018-01-14 05:01 

USA Today

Sickle cell patients face a ‘fight for everything’ — even attention...

Premature death, a dearth of treatments, mistreatment in ERs and a lack of funding are just a few of the problems....

 2018-01-14 01:11 

Reuters

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For now, Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire...

SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, an...

 2018-01-14 00:19 

Reuters

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France's Lactalis will pay damages in salmonella scare: report...

PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis will pay damages to families affected by a Salmonella contamination at one of its plants producing baby milk, the company's Chief Executive Emmanuel Besnier told the weekly Journal du Dimanche....

 2018-01-13 18:14 

AP

Flu deaths more than double in SC compared to last season...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials say 15 people have died of the flu so far this season, more than double the number of deaths at this time last year....

 2018-01-13 16:11 

AP

Hospitals over capacity in Birmingham due to flu situation...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Central Alabama hospitals are over normal capacity due to a large number of patients with flu or flu-like illnesses....

 2018-01-13 15:23 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: CDC declares nationwide flu epidemic...

It's not too late to get the flu shot, which can help lesson symptoms if you do catch the flu virus....

 2018-01-13 14:29 

AP

Grocery stores, pharmacies invited to be WIC vendors...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Public Health is inviting Connecticut grocery stores and pharmacies to apply to participate in the state's food assistance program for women and children....

 2018-01-13 14:01 

AP

Lawsuit filed over alleged norovirus at Tacoma restaurant...

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman who ate at a Tacoma restaurant and later became ill has filed a lawsuit....

 2018-01-13 13:49 

AP

Snowy owl spotted hanging out at north Omaha grassy area...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents in north Omaha have reported seeing an unusual sight — a snowy owl that usually calls Canada home....

 2018-01-13 13:00 

Medical Daily

Meditation Is Hard: The Secret Way To Handle Distraction, Learn Focus...

You'd like the benefits of meditation but you can't fight off the distractions? Here are the secrets to learn to focus....

 2018-01-13 11:00 

Medical News Today

What are the health benefits of aronia berries?...

Learn about the potential benefits of aronia. We look at the nutritional content of these berries, along with how they can be incorporated into a diet....

 2018-01-13 09:11 

AP

Taxes, driver debt, prevailing wages atop legislative agenda...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At the onset of 2018, Michigan lawmakers have a growing to-do list — led by talk of cutting taxes, wiping clean driver fee debt and improving mental health services....

 2018-01-13 08:00 

Medical News Today

We know all about taste — or do we? Study finds new mechanism...

When we perceive three of our basic tastes sweet, savory, and bitter we might have more than one 'taste channel' to fall upon, a new study suggests. ...

 2018-01-13 08:00 

Medical News Today

What to know about central serous retinopathy...

A look at central serous retinopathy, a condition where the retina detaches and causes vision loss. Included is detail on risk factors, and diagnosis....

 2018-01-13 08:00 

Medical News Today

Why older men should do more housework...

New research in older adults reveals that women spend more time doing housework than men, and that this has important implications for their health....

 2018-01-13 05:53 

ABC News (US)

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Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor...

Trump gets 'excellent health...

 2018-01-13 05:53 

AP

Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday......

 2018-01-13 02:02 

Reuters

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Illinois nursing homes sue state over low Medicaid rates...

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A handful of Illinois-based nursing homes sued the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday, saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care....

 2018-01-13 01:12 

NY Times

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing Us for Nuclear War...

After the agencys workshop attracted considerable media attention, especially given President Trumps recent words with North Korea, the session has been postponed....

 2018-01-13 00:47 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: Flu epidemic strikes US: CDC...

With 13 weeks of flu season left, some hospitals face an IV fluid shortage as they treat the sick....

 2018-01-13 00:11 

Reuters

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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under inte...

 2018-01-13 00:05 

Reuters

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Trump in 'excellent health,' doctor says after medical exam...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is in "excellent health," Dr. Ronny Jackson said in a statement after he gave the president a medical examination....

 2018-01-12 23:34 

Reuters

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Bird flu found in wild birds in UK's Dorset but risk to humans, poultry low...

(Reuters) - Britain's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday it had found the H5N6 strain of bird flu in 17 wild birds in South Dorset for the first time in the country this winter....

 2018-01-12 23:29 

NY Times

Kentucky Will Be the First State to Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits...

Led by the states Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July....

 2018-01-12 23:28 

ABC News (US)

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The Latest: Man who aided patient says she's getting care...

The Latest: Man who aided patient says she's getting care...

 2018-01-12 23:25 

AP

Milwaukee health commissioner resigns over lead test issue...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's health commissioner has resigned after his department failed to follow up and provide services to families of children who tested positive for lead....

 2018-01-12 22:41 

AP

Officials remove medical pot registry from police computers...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators said Friday they will no longer make a new medical marijuana registry available on the state's computer system for law enforcement, making it less lik......

 2018-01-12 22:39 

Medical Daily

Federal Drug Administration Announces New Safety Labels For Codeine, Hydrocodone...

The Food and Drug Administration announced new safety labels for codeine and hydrocodone this week....

 2018-01-12 22:31 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: Flu now considered epidemic in US as hospitalizations climb during peak season...

The flu has closed schools in Tennessee, Alabama, Idaho, N. Carolina and Texas....

 2018-01-12 22:24 

Reuters

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor....

 2018-01-12 22:18 

AP

Newark airport passengers warned of measles case...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Health officials in New Jersey are warning passengers who traveled through Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month that they may have been exposed to measles....

 2018-01-12 21:45 

Reuters

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Medicaid payment increases tied to greater pediatrician participation...

(Reuters Health) - - When state Medicaid programs increased physician payment rates, more pediatricians agreed to treat low-income kids covered by the health insurance program for the poor, a U.S. study suggests...

 2018-01-12 21:44 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: Getting the flu while pregnant...

ABC News' Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on the importance of pregnant women protecting themselves from the flu, plus relationship questions answered by guru Ruth Westheimer....

 2018-01-12 21:09 

AP

Flooding damages computer data center at hospital...

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say flooding has damaged the computer data center in a New Hampshire hospital, resulting in no access to electronic medical records....

 2018-01-12 20:50 

AP

Florida House approves bill to help anti-abortion centers...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may agree to permanently fund anti-abortion pregnancy centers under a bill passed by the Republican-led House....

 2018-01-12 20:39 

ABC News (US)

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Veto defeated, Most Maryland workers to get paid sick leave...

Veto defeated, Most Maryland workers to get paid sick leave...

 2018-01-12 20:31 

Reuters

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor....

 2018-01-12 20:27 

AP

Maine moose study showing high survival in northern areas...

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife officials say trends are emerging about the health of the state's moose from a multi-year study....

 2018-01-12 20:22 

Men's Health News

These ER Horror Stories Prove Why You Should Never Do a Coffee Enema...

According to health experts, Goop-endorsed "coffee enemas" can literally burn up your rectum...

 2018-01-12 20:08 

Reuters

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Drug users find safety, community in underground injection facility...

(Reuters Health) - - Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role....

 2018-01-12 20:05 

Reuters

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After a clot, shorter treatment with compression stockings may be OK...

(Reuters Health) - - Even though many patients with blood clots in their veins are told to wear compression stockings for two years to prevent complications like pain and swelling, a new study suggests they may get the same results in half the time....

 2018-01-12 20:03 

Reuters

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Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts...

(Reuters Health) - - To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga....

 2018-01-12 19:33 

ABC News (US)

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Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season...

Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season...

 2018-01-12 19:32 

Men's Health News

4 Go-To Beard Styles—and How You Can Get Them...

Here are a few variations that work for every type of facial hair...

 2018-01-12 19:12 

Reuters

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Spark's price for Luxturna blindness gene therapy too high: ICER...

(Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines s...

 2018-01-12 18:52 

AP

The Latest: Trump arrives for 1st medical exam as president...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's physical (all times local):1:35 p.m.Donald Trump has arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital......

 2018-01-12 18:49 

Men's Health News

Your Dentist Might Soon Ask About Your Sex Life—Here's Why...

The question could be key to catching and preventing a deadly form of cancer...

 2018-01-12 18:48 

AP

Trump goes for 1st medical checkup since becoming president...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recen......

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