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Drugmaker will donate meds for US push to 2019-05-11 04:41:01Drugmaker Gilead agrees to donate prevention meds in US push to end HIV epidemic

4 Tennessee pain clinics accused in fraud scheme 2019-05-10 23:40:22Four Tennessee pain clinics previously part of an organization accused of defrauding the federal government have abruptly closed

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case 2019-05-10 22:47:27A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, forcing the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility

Princes William and Harry back UK mental health 2019-05-10 22:20:18Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate and Meghan, are joining forces to back a text messaging service to help people experiencing mental hea

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks 2019-05-10 21:00:48WHO said there now have been 1,069 deaths since the outbreak began in August.

Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia 2019-05-10 16:26:26Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to battle the nation's drug addiction problem drew an enthusiastic response in a small Wes

Fraudster who used ice cream to lure seniors 2019-05-10 16:15:49A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using the promise of ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing was sentenced Friday to more th

The Latest: Warren wants politics out of addiction 2019-05-10 14:13:50Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says her tax plan to address the nation's prescription pill addiction crisis would remove the midd

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe not all, Trump administration says 2019-05-10 12:08:43Trump administration sends mixed messages on fate of 'Obamacare': Should federal judges salvage parts of the law?

Amazon to make sure school supplies don't have 2019-05-10 10:10:36Amazon has agreed to make sure school supplies and children's jewelry sold on its website do not contain excessive levels of lead or cadmium

APNewsBreak: New Mexico wants lake on Air Force 2019-05-10 07:20:17The New Mexico attorney general's office is demanding the U.S. Air Force close a publicly accessible lake over contamination concerns

Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget 2019-05-10 06:20:23California was expecting a windfall of tax money after kicking off broadly legal marijuana sales in 2018

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Take Two Bike Rides and Call Me in 2019-05-10 23:03:52Doctors in Wales can now prescribe free bike rides to encourage people to exercise under a pilot program, the first in Britain.

Smoke, Drink and Eat What You Want, Norway’s 2019-05-10 23:02:53The new minister, from a right-wing, anti-immigration party, told an interviewer that people knew what was healthy and she would not be the “mor

Global Health: Where Will Measles Break Out Next? 2019-05-10 19:48:58A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children and proximity to international airports. But no one predicted the

Hundreds of Bodies, One Nurse: German Serial Killer 2019-05-10 15:47:35A nurse, Niels Högel, admitted to dozens of murders but might have killed as many as 300 patients. So what prevented colleagues from stopping one

The New Old Age: Many Americans Will Need 2019-05-10 13:20:50A decade from now, most middle-income seniors will not be able to pay the rising costs of independent or assisted living.

In her words: The Race to Limit Abortion 2019-05-10 10:58:09Four states have passed “heartbeat bills,” and Alabama is close to banning most abortions completely, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Global Health: Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. 2019-05-10 10:45:29The manufacturer will provide enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for more than a decade. Critics said it would not be enough to en

What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean 2019-05-10 06:22:15The so-called fetal "heartbeat" laws ban abortion before many women even know they're pregnant.

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products 2019-05-10 05:40:40The move makes the company the latest retailer to make recent changes regarding tobacco sales to minors.

Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous 2019-05-10 05:00:19“I came to the counterintuitive conclusion that engaging in risk is actually very important in preventing injuries,” a researcher says.

Doctors: Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition 2019-05-10 05:00:01She had lost all of her skin and I feared I had helped make her last weeks an unrelenting horror show, until our chance reunion.

How This Chronic Skin-Picker Created a Sane, Affordable 2019-05-09 17:30:00After years of picking my skin bloody, I’ve finally found (and stuck to) a routine that anyone can follow.

Scientific American: Health

Measles Outbreaks Follow a Predictable Path—Provided People Get 2019-05-09 15:00:00In the past, measles outbreaks have been brought under control with vaccines, but the dynamic may be shifting -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The World Health Organization Needs to Put Human 2019-05-09 12:30:00We can “nudge” our way toward a healthier planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

We Need to Make Organ Transplantation Easier 2019-05-09 12:00:00To start with, says a successful donor, let’s make insurers cover the anti-rejection meds recipients will need for the rest of their lives -- Re

Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories? 2019-05-09 11:30:00Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can’t) help you manage your weight and which foods to choose -- Read more on ScientificAm

Pausing Fertility: What Will Happen When the Eggs 2019-05-09 09:00:00Technical advances are driving a boom in egg freezing, which promises to let women put off pregnancy indefinitely. But will the science live up to the

Humility Is the First Step toward a Healthier 2019-05-09 07:00:00It sometimes feels like science can do anything—but our health, like the cosmos, is shaped by forces that can dwarf even our most brilliant adva

It's Time to End the War on Women's 2019-05-08 17:15:00Republican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Rural Areas Drive Increases in Global Obesity 2019-05-08 15:00:00A large-scale study shows that weight gain in rural areas is the main factor currently driving the obesity epidemic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican

Infections and Drugs to Treat Them Tied to 2019-05-08 06:45:00A new study adds to growing evidence that immune system dysfunction and altered gut microbes may contribute to the development of eating disorders --

We've Made Astonishing Progress in Treating Stroke 2019-05-07 14:00:00During Stroke Awareness Month, it's important to note how far we've come, but also how much we still need to learn -- Read more on ScientificAmerica

Can "the Pill" Improve Relationship Satisfaction? 2019-05-07 09:00:00Taking birth-control pills might have broad, unintended and even surprising side effects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Affordable Care Act and Economic Opportunity 2019-05-06 14:00:00Medicaid expansion makes it less likely that the children of poor mothers will grow up to be poor adults -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Summer Is Tough for Asthma Sufferers 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Summer Is Tough for Asthma SufferersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

'Zap' Ear Clip May Ease A-Fib 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: 'Zap' Ear Clip May Ease A-FibCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Homemade Mayonnaise Made Easy 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Homemade Mayonnaise Made EasyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

AHA News: She Asked Google for Story About 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: AHA News: She Asked Google for Story About Coast Guard Stroke Survivor and Found Her SoulmateCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Does Removing Your Appendix Put You at Risk 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Does Removing Your Appendix Put You at Risk for Parkinson's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019

Generic Version of HIV Prevention Drug Available in 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Generic Version of HIV Prevention Drug Available in U.S. By Sept. 2020Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review:

Hepatitis A Infections Soaring: CDC 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Hepatitis A Infections Soaring: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in HandCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness Boxing 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness BoxingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Potentially Blinding Shingles of the Eye on the 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Potentially Blinding Shingles of the Eye on the RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00

How Much Protein Do You Need for Weight 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: How Much Protein Do You Need for Weight Loss and Muscle Growth?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2

Take Steps to Prevent a Stroke 2019-05-11 03:00:00Title: Take Steps to Prevent a StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

BBC News - Health

Fighting for the drug that pauses cystic fibrosis 2019-05-10 20:31:05Orkambi is a drug that targets a mutation that around 50% of people with cystic fibrosis in the UK have.

'Menstruation mentors' promote self-care during periods 2019-05-10 20:27:22Mandy Adams is part of a network that encourages women to rest and reflect during their periods.

Blogger: There is a stigma around infertility 2019-05-10 05:35:59Infertility blogger says there is a stigma around infertility in some black communities.

The vegetarian 'meat' aimed at replacing the real 2019-05-09 20:05:45Could meat-free foods that 'bleed' take the place of traditional burgers and sausages?

True Cancer Bodies: 'Adverts don't show how traumatic 2019-05-09 19:06:19The True Cancer Bodies campaign was set up after what campaigners said were "misleading" adverts.

'I've lost one son, I don't want to 2019-05-09 19:03:24Hartlepool has had the largest fall in male life expectancy in the UK - and one of the biggest issues is drugs.

Denver votes to decriminalise magic mushrooms by razor-thin 2019-05-09 12:52:10The new law, passed by a slim majority in a referendum, is the first of its kind in the US.

Eurovision 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke sings on depression 'breakthrough' 2019-05-09 12:17:06Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia's fifth Eurovision competitor, will be singing about an unlikely subject.

Hormone 'can reduce some women's chances of miscarriage' 2019-05-08 20:01:22Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies' lives, research suggests.

Phage therapy: 'Viral cocktail saved my daughter's life' 2019-05-08 13:00:10Isabelle was told she had less than a 1% chance of survival before the experimental therapy.

Social media effect 'tiny' in teenagers, large study 2019-05-07 01:43:13Family, friends and school life all have a greater impact on life satisfaction, researchers say.

Plague deaths: Quarantine lifted after couple die of 2019-05-07 01:13:20A couple died after contracting the bubonic plague in Mongolia, causing authorities to impose a quarantine.

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Flu hospitalization rate rises slightly as overall flu 2019-05-10 16:35:46 For the week ending May 4, only two states reported a higher level of flu activity, suggesting the flu season is starting to wrap up.

Legitimate opioid prescriptions increase risk for drug users 2019-05-10 15:53:45 About one in every 200 people prescribed opioids in 2016 had a family member who sought medications from multiple prescribers and to fill them at mul

Stress may cause heart arrhythmia, even without genetic 2019-05-10 12:40:51 Emotional stress may trigger an irregular heart beat, which can lead to a more serious heart condition later in life, new research shows.

Gilead, HHS chief announce donation of HIV prevention 2019-05-10 10:47:46 Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar announced a deal this week for drugmaker Gilead Sciences to donate billions of dollars in HIV preven

One-third of statin patients still have bad cholesterol 2019-05-09 16:01:38 About one-third of people in taking statins to control low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, known as "bad cholesterol," still have dangerously high

Chemotherapy demand will rise 50% by 2040, study 2019-05-09 13:40:53 By 2040, the number of people worldwide who will need chemotherapy to treat cancer could grow to 15 million.

Statins may reduce death risk from colorectal cancer 2019-05-09 11:40:23 People who already used statins before receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis had an 18 percent lower risk of dying from cancer

Study: Childhood inflammatory bowel disease raises cancer risk 2019-05-09 10:19:41 People had a 2.5 times higher risk of developing cancer if they had ulcerative colitis before they turned 18, new research shows.

Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain 2019-05-08 16:44:58 People suffering severe traumatic brain injury may have a better chance of surviving under revised guidelines for emergency medical responders, new

Blood test may help identify Alzheimer's disease, lead 2019-05-08 16:40:26 Researchers have found the number of fatty molecules in the blood may contribute to the build-up of the amyloid peptide in the brain

Diabetes hospitalizations spike among young adults in U.S. 2019-05-08 16:36:52 The hospitalization rate for diabetic ketoacidosis rose by 90 percent among teenagers in the United States entering adulthood, with researchers sugge

Study: Obamacare patients have more trouble getting mental 2019-05-08 11:03:09 About 12 percent of people who signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act's exchange had trouble getting an appointment with a mental h

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