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    • 24 MAY 18
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    Disturbing lung cancer trend among young women

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    • 23 MAY 18
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    Troubling lung cancer trend in young women

    Lung cancer rates have been historically higher among men than women, but new research reveals that trend has flipped in younger Americans. Over the past two decades, while lung cancer rates have generally gone down, women ages 30 to 54 have seen less of a benefit. “All of the sudden within last 10 to 15

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    • 23 MAY 18
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    Injured man: Volcano lava bomb "snapped my leg in half"

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could trigger mass evacuations as lava approaches a key power plant on the Big Island. Emergency officials are worried it could trigger the release of deadly hydrogen sulphate gas. Lava has destroyed nearly 50 buildings, including one near the plant, since the eruption began about three weeks ago. Scientists say toxic sulphur dioxide

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    • 22 MAY 18
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    "Striking" role of race seen in kids’ suicide risk

    Several recent studies have pointed to a worrisome increase in suicide rates among Americans of all ages, and young people in particular. While suicide rates traditionally have been higher among whites than blacks in the United States, new research finds that’s not true among younger children. When researchers focused in on kids between the ages of

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    • 22 MAY 18
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    A tricky wrinkle in Trump’s Medicare Rx "Blueprint"

    The Trump administration’s “Blueprint” to lower drug prices and reduce patient costs made one thing clear: The government will not directly negotiate with drug companies to secure lower prescription prices. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t proposing changes that would dramatically alter the way Medicare pays for some of the most expensive drugs, and in the

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    • 22 MAY 18
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    Overdoses on ADHD meds worry researchers

    The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers related to kids’ ingestion of drugs prescribed for ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). After 2011, there

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    • 21 MAY 18
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    Celebrities tout Keto diet, but experts say stay away

    The latest diet craze among celebrities promises weight loss without sacrificing bacon. The keto diet, short for “ketogenic,” involves eating a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein and very few carbs — even fruit is off the table. As with any fad diet, adherents tout weight loss, increased energy and greater mental

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    • 18 MAY 18
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    Technology helps man behind Ice Bucket Challenge get voice back

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    • 18 MAY 18
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    Abortion battle brews over expected Trump admin. proposal

    WASHINGTON — 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 abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior White House official said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the

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    • 17 MAY 18
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    Teen develops "wet lung" after vaping for three weeks

    A Pennsylvania teen developed respiratory failure and needed to be placed on a breathing machine as a result of vaping, doctors say. In a case study published in the journal Pediatrics, physicians detail how the 18-year-old had been using e-cigarettes for only three weeks before being rushed to the emergency room at University of Pittsburgh

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    • 17 MAY 18
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    Ebola outbreak spreads to urban area as deaths mount

    KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, the capital of Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest of the country. Health Minister Oly Ilunga late Wednesday said two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones, which includes Mbandaka city,

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    • 17 MAY 18
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    Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptons

    TRENTON, N.J. — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers. The pill was approved to

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    • 16 MAY 18
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    Experimental vaccine arrives in Congo amid new Ebola outbreak

    KINSHASA, Congo — Thousands of doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine have arrived in Congo’s capital amid the latest outbreak of the deadly disease, the health ministry said Wednesday. The 4,000 doses will be sent to the remote northwest where two confirmed Ebola cases, 20 probable ones and 20 suspected ones have been reported, spokeswoman

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    • 15 MAY 18
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    Deadly new pig virus could pose threat to humans

    Researchers say they have identified a new pig virus that could be a threat to humans. The virus was able to find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about how a potential outbreak could affect humans. CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports researchers at The Ohio State

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