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    • 28 MAR 18
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    Apps that prod people to take their pills – resourceful or risky?

    SEATTLE — Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine. Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency, but some say the technology raises privacy

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    • 28 MAR 18
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    Failure at Ohio fertility clinic far worse than first thought

    NEW YORK — A fertility clinic outside Cleveland admitted Tuesday the failure of its freezer system was far worse than first thought, and human error may be partly to blame. Nearly 1,000 patients have now learned that 4,000 eggs and embryos were destroyed on March 3. In a new letter to patients, University Hospitals apologized

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    • 27 MAR 18
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    FDA sued over delay of e-cigarette review

    WASHINGTON — Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court argues that the FDA didn’t follow proper requirements last year when it decided to push back the deadline for makers of e-cigarettes to

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    • 26 MAR 18
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    How some rural hospitals were used to score huge paydays

    GRACEVILLE, Fla. — As many Americans struggle to pay rising health insurance premiums, a CBS News investigation has uncovered a scheme that could make those premiums go even higher. It raises costs for insurers, who could then pass the increase along to you. Jorge Perez is CEO of Empower Group, a Miami-based healthcare company that

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    • 26 MAR 18
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    Dentists say they support limits on opioid prescriptions

    During the time when opioid prescriptions were declining across the board nationwide, dental prescriptions were on the rise, according to a new study published Monday in the Journal of the American Dental Association. But the American Dental Association has now released a new policy saying they now support statutory limits of seven days for dental

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    • 23 MAR 18
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    "Like a zombie": Officials warn about drugs doused in bug spray

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    • 23 MAR 18
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    What are the limits of at-home genetic tests?

    Earlier this month, the FDA approved the first direct-to-consumer test in the U.S. that’s designed to find three gene mutations linked to breast cancer without a doctor’s prescription. It’s the latest in a growing number of cheaper and easier genetic tests that can reveal information about your ancestors, risks for certain diseases, or even why

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