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{FD} Mosquito bite sends North Carolina boy, 6, to ICU

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LoriAnne Surrett posted a warning on social media after her 6-year-old son Noah was transported to an intensive care unit after catching a virus from a mosquito bite. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom, son contract ‘rat lungworm’ after eating raw centipedes: report

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A woman and her grown son contracted “rat lungworm” after eating raw centipedes they bought at a market in China, researchers said. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA warns ‘******* rejuvenation’ treatments may pose safety risks

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The FDA warned women Monday about potential safety risks from “******* rejuvenation.” Continue reading

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{FD} 11 babies die after pregnant women given Viagra in Dutch study

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A Dutch trial with sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, has been immediately halted after 11 babies of mothers using the medication died, one of the participating hospitals said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Clint Eastwood sues medical company over patents, report says

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Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood reportedly filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a medical company who he’s accused of manipulating a business deal in order to acquire research patents. Continue reading

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{FD} Dr. Marc Siegel: A brave little girl and medical research combine to fight cancer, but more action is needed

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Addie DePersiis turns 2 in the week ahead and her birthday party is Sunday. The fact that she has lived this long is something of a miracle, because this brave and adorable little girl has been battling brain cancer since she was just 5 months old. Continue reading

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{FD} Rape kit access would expand under bipartisan bill, as victims seek ‘care and justice’

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When Leah Griffin was raped in 2014, she immediately went to the closest hospital to have a rape kit done – the first step, she thought, in prosecuting the man who assaulted her. Continue reading

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{FD} Liver damage, liver cancer spiked over last decade — with alcohol, unemployment seen as factors: study

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Deaths from cirrhosis, a form of liver damage, and liver cancer have dramatically increased in the last decade, according to a study published Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Data sharing company helps improve cancer patient outcomes, reduce total cost of care

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Some doctors are now looking at big data sharing companies to help cancer patients and hospitals reduce the total cost of care all while improving clinical outcomes. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with the founder of Cota, an oncology clinical d… Continue reading

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{FD} Identities of thousands of Tennessee citizens with HIV made public due to error: report

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The identities of thousands of Tennessee citizens with HIV was made public to hundreds of government employees due to an error, a report stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Gas station manager fired after telling mom, whose son is on life support, to work or be fired

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Crystal Fisher of Albion, Mich., said she almost lost her job after the manager of the gas station she worked at told her to come into work despite her son being on life support. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA repays drug industry by rushing risky meds to market

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As pharma companies underwrite three-fourths of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s budget for scientific reviews, the agency is increasingly fast-tracking expensive drugs with significant side effects and unproven health benefits. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom warns on venomous caterpillars after son’s harrowing medical scare

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A Florida mother is speaking out about the dangers of a seemingly harmless backyard pest after her son landed in the emergency room with alarming symptoms. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom warns of venomous caterpillars after son’s harrowing medical scare

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A Florida mother is speaking out about the dangers of a seemingly harmless backyard pest after her son landed in the emergency room with alarming symptoms. Continue reading

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{FD} Hospital ICUs bring daylight to night shifts via telemedicine

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Hospital intensive care units (ICUs) treat patients around the clock. Continue reading

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{FD} University will pay you $3,500 to get the flu and book you a 10-day stay at ‘Hotel Influenza’

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University researchers are hoping that $3,500 will convince enough people to risk possibly suffering through a bout of diarrhea, fever, body aches and other flu symptoms in the name of science. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman beats terminal ****** cancer with new therapy

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A Florida woman who was given just months to live is now living cancer-free thanks to an experimental immunotherapy, researchers said. Continue reading

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{FD} Fatal accidents involving drugs surpasses alcohol-related crashes: report

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A report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association stated fatal car crashes involving drugs has surpassed those related to alcohol in the past decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Roseanne Barr not first celeb to claim Ambien led to bizarre behavior: What is the insomnia drug?

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Roseanne Barr appeared to blame Ambien, a prescription sleeping pill, for the racist tweet that ultimately led to her popular ABC show “Roseanne” to be canceled on Tuesday by ABC. Continue reading

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{FD} Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later

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A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee mom who gave birth while in a coma dies 3 years after waking

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A Tennessee mother who gave birth while she was in a coma died three years after she regained consciousness, her family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas doctor accused of administering chemo to patients who didn’t need it

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Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada was accused of falsely administering chemotherapy to patients who didn’t need it and he was also charged with fraud and money laundering. Continue reading

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{FD} Smallpox-related virus found lurking in Texas rodents

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A never-before-seen virus that’s a relative of the notorious smallpox virus has been found lurking in rodents in Texas, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} More parents smoking pot around kids, study finds

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A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids’ exposure to second-hand smoke. Continue reading

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{FD} How man’s donated blood saved millions of babies

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A man in Australia helped save the lives of more than 2 million babies by donating his “special” blood, which was used to make a medication that can prevent life-threatening problems in newborns. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientist, 104, ends life at assisted-suicide clinic in Switzerland

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A renowned 104-year-old Australian scientist who traveled to Switzerland last week died Thursday, ending his life in a medically assisted suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientist, 104, plans assisted suicide in Switzerland

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A renowned 104-year-old Australian scientist who traveled to Switzerland last week has planned to end his life on Thursday in a medically assisted suicide—possibly by lethal injection. Continue reading

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{FD} Shampoo containing brittle bones drug allegedly ‘triggers hair growth’

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Shampooing with a drug designed to treat brittle bones could help cure baldness within days, research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens develop rare eye cancer in a case that’s baffling doctors

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Several Auburn University graduates and more than a dozen North Carolina residents have all developed a rare form of eye cancer in a case that has left doctors baffled. Continue reading

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{FD} Renowned Australian scientist David Goodall, 104, will travel to Switzerland to end his life

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David Goodall, 104, a world-renowned scientist said he will travel to Switzerland this week to end his life. Continue reading

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{FD} Former model ‘eaten alive’ while in care of Georgia nursing home

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Rebecca Zeni’s family said the former model suffered a terrible death after she was eaten alive by a scabies infestation while in the care of Shepherd Hills Nursing Home. Continue reading

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{FD} A doctor who can feel his patient’s pain

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What if a doctor could physically feel the pain their patients were experiencing? Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, can do just that. He has a neurological trait called mirror-touch, a medical my… Continue reading

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{FD} Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure

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Early- and mid-career scientists face tougher odds than their more-experienced colleagues, which can be discouraging for young creative minds looking for a chance to fight cancer. Meet Paul Northcott, a 40-year-old investigator from St. Jude Children’s… Continue reading

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{FD} Bathroom hand dryers spraying **** on your hands, study finds

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A study found bathroom hand dryers spray bacteria, including fecal matter, on people’s hands. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit alleges Michigan illegally obtains newborns’ blood

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A group of Michigan parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that the state didn’t obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns’ blood for medical research. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly adults grow as many new brain cells as teenagers do, study finds

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This study is the first to thoroughly track the brain’s cell production over the course of a typical human lifetime. Continue reading

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{FD} Family reveals son, 2, miraculously woke up from coma day after being taken off life support

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Little Dylan, 4, is now the poster child of for CLIC Sargent, a charity that helps families with children who have cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Heavily used herbicide tied to shorter pregnancies

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More than 90 percent of pregnant women in a small Indiana study had glyphosate in their *****, and higher concentrations were associated with earlier deliveries. Continue reading

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{FD} Some e-cigarette users may struggle to quit smoking

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Smokers who say they want to kick the habit might have an easier time if they don’t use e-cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet

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British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally. Continue reading

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{FD} Freezing the ‘hunger nerve’ could help with weight loss, new study finds

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Researchers were able to freeze a nerve in the back that carries hunger signals to the brain, lowering patients’ appetite and promoting weight loss. Continue reading

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{FD} Who is Robert Redfield? 3 things to know about the CDC’s new director

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Three things to know about Robert Redfield, the CDC’s new director. Continue reading

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{FD} Bee sting acupuncture kills woman from allergic reaction to venom

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A 55-year-old woman in Spain died from an allergic reaction to bee venom while undergoing a pain management treatment called apitherapy. Continue reading

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{FD} Bee sting acupuncture once touted by Gwyneth Paltrow kills woman in Spain

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A 55-year-old woman in Spain died from an allergic reaction to bee venom while undergoing a pain management treatment called apitherapy. Continue reading

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{FD} More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke, says a new study

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Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Spices might get teens to like vegetables, says new study

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A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Male birth control pill showing promise in early trials

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A new contraceptive pill, called DMAU, when taken daily could bring sperm count low enough so a man can’t get his partner pregnant. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. health spending twice other countries’ with worse results

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The U.S. spends about twice what other high-income nations do on health care but has the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rates, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Medical mystery: Doctors stunned to find 9 cm air-pocket where man’s brain should be

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A “fit and well” man has been discovered living with a 9 centimeter-sized air pocket where his brain should be according to the British Medical Journal Case Reports. Continue reading

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{FD} 10-year-old boy in wheelchair becomes cop for a day

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A 10-year old boy with an extremely rare disorder was granted his life-long dream, and became the newest junior officer of the Fort Worth Police Department. Continue reading

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