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    • 13 JUL 18
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    Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder

    A jury in St. Louis has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in damages to a group of women who said Johnson & Johnson talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. But the company is still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder. Toni Roberts, 61, believes the company’s talcum powder products caused her ovarian

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    • 13 JUL 18
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    Teen sent to burn unit after giant hogweed touches his face

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A run-in with an invasive plant has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 17-year-old Alex Childress came across a large plant Tuesday while working a summer landscaping job, and it briefly brushed his face and arm as he cut it down. It

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    • 12 JUL 18
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    Did California fires bring on cluster of mystery rashes?

    RANCHO CORDOVA, California — A California community is itching for answers after several neighbors reported getting rashes and what appears to be a bizarre allergic reaction. Many of the incidents happened last weekend in Rancho Cordova at a time when several fires broke out nearby. That made many people wonder if the smoke in the air

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    • 12 JUL 18
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    Latest death shines light on Rocky Mountain spotted fever

    MADISON, Wis. — Health officials are confirming Wisconsin’s first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday the tick-borne disease has killed a woman from La Crosse County. Jo Foellimi, a La Crosse County public health nurse, says the woman got a tick bite while camping in western

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    • 12 JUL 18
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    Hospital tests potentially life-saving trauma foam

    BOSTON – The FDA has approved the use of a potentially lifesaving foam on patients in a clinical trial at a Boston hospital. Called ResQFoam, it was created to quickly stop internal bleeding in trauma patients. “It’s remarkable and it’s very exciting for us,” Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, told CBS

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    • 11 JUL 18
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    How hands-only CPR could save a life

    Health experts are trying to raise awareness about a life-saving technique at everyone’s fingertips. Every year, more than 350,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest when they’re not in a hospital. Only 12 percent survive. That’s partly because fewer than half receive CPR from a bystander. Chest compressions alone, no mouth to mouth breathing needed, could triple

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    • 10 JUL 18
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    Multivitamins a waste of money for heart health, researchers say

    One in three Americans takes multivitamins and minerals, spending a total of some $21 billion on supplements every year. But a new analysis suggests that at least when it comes to heart health, multivitamins and minerals aren’t worth it. Research published in an American Heart Association journal looked at 18 previous studies on multivitamins, tracking

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