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{FD} Why many pregnant women aren’t screened for deadly skin cancers

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A new report finds that swaths of pregnant women are having to wait too long for treatment of deadly melanoma. The lag puts not just one, but two lives at risk. Continue reading

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{FD} Holiday party leftovers: What to keep and what to toss

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Q&A with Dr. Manny: I just had a big holiday party, are there any leftovers I shouldn’t keep to avoid getting sick? Continue reading

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{FD} Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report finds

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Abortion rates in the United States have fallen to a historic low, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

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{FD} Paramedics grant patient’s last wish: one final beach day

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A palliative care patient in Queensland, Australia, had a final wish: to see the ocean one more time before she died. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler receives kidney transplant after initial procedure stalled over dad’s probation violation, family says

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A toddler who was born without kidneys finally received a life-saving transplant on Wednesday, more than a month after his initial procedure was stalled when his father – a perfect match for him – violated his probation, the boy’s mother revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} How to avoid listeria and other diseases while flying for the holidays

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Close to 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year. If you’re on a plane for the holidays, here’s some tips on how to avoid getting sick Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born 5 weeks early shares birthday with mom, grandma

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A newborn’s Nov. 19 arrival marked a special date in his family’s calendar for a number of reasons, including that he now shares a birth with his mother and maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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{FD} Health company fires 69 employees over refusal to get flu shots, report says

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A Minnesota-based health care company has fired 69 employees who failed to comply with its flu shot mandate by the Nov. 10 deadline. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom, boyfriend gave baby marijuana after she broke her leg, police say

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Tessa Rose Murray and Nerrell McCoy of Muncie, Ind., were arrested Monday after they failed to seek treatment for their infant daughter’s broken leg and instead gave her marijuana to treat the pain. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA approves first 2-drug HIV regimen

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at easing the side effects for long-term patients who are on the standard treatment involving three or more drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

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Veterans returned to the U.S. after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam during the war half a century ago, but hundreds of them may be dying from a silent ****** — a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Formerly conjoined twins at Philadelphia hospital released before holidays

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Formerly conjoined twins who had spent more than a year at a hospital in Pennsylvania were discharged Tuesday, just in time to be home for Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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{FD} Salmonella poisoning symptoms and warning signs

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Eating food that’s contaminated with salmonella bacteria may cause you to be ill and experience discomfort for several days. Continue reading

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{FD} What your eyes say about your health

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You knew your eyes were responsible for seeing and adding to your looks, but did you know that they tell a lot about your health too? Continue reading

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{FD} Mom jailed over son’s ‘senseless’ strep throat death

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A Canadian mother was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison after her son died of strep throat when she failed to take him to a doctor and attempted to threat his sickness with “holistic remedies.” Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors plan early Christmas for 3-year-old battling cancer

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When 3-year-old Leena Lo’s neighbors found out she may not make it to celebrate Christmas morning, they began planning a surprise homecoming for the little girl who has been fighting cancer for two years. Continue reading

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{FD} Former addict buries self alive in drug awareness campaign

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A former addict has been buried alive outside of a Florida church since Sunday in a bid to raise awareness for drug addiction and to help others kick their habit. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy whose wish for Christmas cards went viral dies

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The 9-year-old boy whose wish for Christmas cards went viral died on Sunday, one week after he was able to enjoy a special celebration of his favorite holiday. Continue reading

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{FD} Cancer survivors often living with PTSD

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Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} How to avoid salmonella poisoning during the holiday season

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This holiday season, enjoy your turkey and trimmings — without a side of food poisoning. Continue reading

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{FD} Do I have Alzheimer’s? 5 questions to ask yourself

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It’s no secret that you’re getting older. Continue reading

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{FD} Top cancer doctors have some advice about alcohol

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Name things that increase your risk of cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} These 8 groups of people are more prone to blood clots

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Find out if you’re at risk for a dangerous—or even deadly—blood clot. Continue reading

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{FD} Dog swallows 8-inch kebab skewer

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A hungry hound was lucky to escape with his life after sneakily wolfing down a barbecue chicken kebab – complete with an eight-inch wooden kebab skewer. Continue reading

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{FD} Risk of ****** cancer recurrence lasts for decades

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Many women who follow initial ****** cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Trader Joe’s recalls packaged salads over glass shards, plastic concerns

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Trader Joe’s says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. Continue reading

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{FD} First CTE diagnosis on living NFL player confirmed by autopsy, report shows

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Doctors were successfully able to diagnose a living person with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a first for the field of medical research, according to a recently published article. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors claim baby’s 2015 death was caused by marijuana overdose

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Two poison control doctors who listed an 11-month-old boy’s cause of death as damage to his heart muscle claim that it was brought on by ingesting marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 things you need to know about premature ovarian failure

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This condition can pose major health issues for young women. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado arms K-9 units with life-saving opioid antidote

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Colorado law enforcement agents across the state were outfitted with 4,000 kits of Narcan on Wednesday amid an uptick in the amount of K-9 units exposed to dangerous opioids while on the job. Continue reading

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{FD} Strangers send Christmas ornaments to boy with inoperable brain tumor

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A 6-year-old boy in Georgia is celebrating Christmas with strangers from around the world after a plea on social media for holiday ornaments went viral. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA clears nerve stimulator for opioid withdrawal symptoms

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for use an electrical nerve stimulator designed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Continue reading

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{FD} Why a man’s arm looks like Popeye’s

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He might not be a sailor or have a girlfriend named Olive Oyl, but a man in Japan did share something in common with the cartoon character named Popeye — a bulging biceps in his left upper arm, a new report of the man’s case reveals. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom in viral bee maternity shoot shares heartbreaking update

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The woman whose maternity photos featured a swarm of bees on her baby bump has shared heartbreaking news about the birth of her youngest son. Continue reading

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{FD} President of American Heart Association recovering after heart attack

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The 52-year-old president of the American Heart Association was recovering this week after suffering what was described as a “minor” heart attack during a health conference in California. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy who had legs amputated meets quadruple-amputee dog

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A 10-year-old boy who had both of his legs amputated earlier this year finally had the chance to meet the quadruple-amputee golden retriever that he’s been looking up to for inspiration. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies after cleaning up son’s fatal drug overdose, coroner says

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A Pennsylvania coroner believes that a 69-year-old woman who died earlier this month likely came into contact with a deadly substance while cleaning up her son’s drug paraphernalia. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies after undergoing liposuction procedure in Mexico, family says

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A California woman’s “quest for perfection” ended tragically on Saturday when she died after undergoing a liposuction procedure in Mexico that sent her into a coma, her family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors cut into mom’s womb to repair baby’s spinal cord defect

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Doctors in Canada performed a life-altering surgery on a fetus still developing inside its mother’s womb to correct a spinal defect that would have led to spina bifida, according to news reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman claims she suffered chemical burns while using essential oil diffuser

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A woman based in London is urging her followers to warn others on the potential dangers of essential oils and diffusers after she claims she suffered chemical burns on her face and eyes. Continue reading

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{FD} Would you use an internet recipe to make your own prescription drugs?

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A pharmaceutical hacking group created controversy by releasing a YouTube video on how to make an epinephrine injector. They plan to release more “recipes” in the near future. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl who lost feet in lawnmower accident learns to dance again

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A little girl who lost both her feet after her dad accidentally ran over her with a lawnmower has defied the odds to keep doing her favorite thing — dance. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl who lost feet in lawn mower accident learns to dance again

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A little girl who lost both her feet after her dad accidentally ran over her with a lawnmower has defied the odds to keep doing her favorite thing — dance. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler’s grilled cheese death prompts change in NYC emergency protocol

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The tragic death of a toddler who died after allegedly eating grilled cheese that cause a severe allergic reaction at a preschool prompted New York City officials on Monday to implement a new protocol: call 911 during medical emergencies. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA warns on use of kratom to treat opioid addiction amid links to 36 deaths

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The FDA issued a public health advisory on Tuesday over the use of kratom, an unapproved botanical substance that originates from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of twins learns she’s expecting triplets

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A Maryland family raising a 6-year-old son and 2-year-old twins were shocked to discover that they would be welcoming triplets this March, all conceived naturally. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘NutriBullet’ users claim devices ‘burst’ causing burns, lacerations

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At least 14 people are suing the makers of ‘NutriBullet’ over claims that the product burst during use, leaving them with severe lacerations and burns. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina church uses Bible and prayer to help faithful fight opioid addiction

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Thousands are dying from opioid-related overdoses across the U.S. but a South Carolina church is waging war against the epidemic using the power of prayer to help those battling addiction. Continue reading

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{FD} What is sex addiction?

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Reports have revealed that actor Kevin Spacey checked himself into the same rehab center where movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is also allegedly seeking treatment for sex addiction. Fox News’ Dr. Manny sits down with two psychologists to discuss what kind… Continue reading

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{FD} How common are flu shot side effects?

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Get the facts about the risks of getting—and not getting—the shot. Continue reading

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