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New Beverage Guidelines for Kids

Four of America's biggest health organizations are banding together to urge parents to better monitor the drinks their young kids sip each day.
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Number of Abortions in US Falls to Lowest Level Since 1973

The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.The report..
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Childhood behavior problems linked to insomnia in adulthood

(Reuters Health) - Treating kids' behavior problems might have the additional benefit of reducing their risk of insomnia as adults, a recent study suggests.
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Vegetarians have higher risk for stroke, lower heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) - People who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may have lower odds for heart disease but higher chances of having a stroke, compared to meat eaters, a large UK study suggests.
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Factbox: India becomes latest country to ban sale of e-cigarettes

India became the latest country after Brazil and Thailand to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in what could potentially be the biggest move against vaping globally over growing health concerns.
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Warning Signs of Clogged Arteries

Is your heart a ticking time bomb? Many people do not even realize they are at risk of heart disease. The CDC reports that 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year and that one in four people..
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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Wednesday against 58 people accused of engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across..
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Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases - statement

Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the..
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Baby gut study finds bacteria different after C-section births

A huge study of babies' stool samples has found key differences between infants born vaginally and via Caesarean section, offering clues about the development of the human immune system, researchers..
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How Much Sleep Do Your Kids Need?

Now that children are back in school, it is important to make sure they get enough shut-eye, sleep experts say.
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One Drink a Day May Benefit Diabetics

Chinese researchers deserve a toast for their new findings that suggest light to moderate drinking might be beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
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Novartis halts distribution of its Zantac versions amid probe into impurities

Novartis AG's Sandoz unit said on Wednesday it was halting distribution of its versions of the drug commonly known as Zantac in all its markets, including the United States and Canada, after..
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Tap Into the Powerful Health Benefits of Yoga

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designating September National Yoga Month.
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India bans e-cigarettes as global backlash at vaping gathers pace

India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes on Wednesday and warned of an "epidemic" among young people, in the latest and potentially biggest move globally against vaping over growing health..
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Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike

Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the..
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Thailand culls 200 pigs amid heightened fears over African swine fever

Thailand has culled more than 200 pigs this week, authorities said on Tuesday, in the first such action amid heightened fears of a potential outbreak of African swine fever.
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India bans e-cigarettes in setback for Juul and Philip Morris

India banned the production, import and sale of electronic cigarettes on Wednesday, a public health decision that will dash the expansion plans of companies such as Juul Labs and Philip Morris..
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Roche bid to recycle Gazyva for lupus nephritis wins FDA breakthrough tag

Roche has won the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's breakthrough therapy tag for its drug Gazyva in lupus nephritis, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, boosting its efforts to recycle the..
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Govt bans e-cigarettes, offenders to face one-year jail term for first violation

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a media briefing said that an ordinance will be passed to ban the products.
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Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes.
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South Korea confirms second case of deadly African swine fever, pledges vigilance

South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea, a day after reporting its first-ever outbreak of the virus, deadly to pigs but not harmful..
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Lack of sleep does alter fat metabolism - Published

NHS reveals 20 most painful health conditions a person can have - Published

Study says anaemia may contribute to the spread of dengue - Published

Medical Data of Millions of Americans Online

MRIs, X-Rays, and CT scans are available online as is the medical data and images of millions of Americans, according ProPublica.
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Caregivers of seriously ill spouses find life improves more when the partner dies

(Reuters Health) - For caregivers tending to a seriously ill spouse, quality of life may improve to a greater extent if the partner dies than if the partner recovers, a German study suggests.
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New York state ban on flavored e-cigarettes given final approval

New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a..
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World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned, and governments should work to..
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Most parents say their kids have ridden with a risky teen driver

Nearly two-thirds of parents worry that their children have been in unsafe situations as passengers traveling with a teen driver, a new survey finds.
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Study: Vitamin D Won't Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you have been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research might disappoint you.
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Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is heading back for another round of chemotherapy after losing a large amount of weight and having his numbers rise sharply, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on..
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More evidence supports helmet use by cyclists

(Reuters Health) - Most Americans who are injured in cycling accidents don't wear helmets, and this is especially true of men, children, and black and Hispanic riders, a new study suggests.
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Potentially harmful carbon pollution reaches fetal side of placenta: study

(Reuters Health) - Airborne carbon particles that can cause health problems in adults and children are getting into the placenta as it nourishes a developing fetus, a new study has found.
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France to give iodine to more people living close to nuclear plants

France will offer free iodine tablets to around 2.2 million people living close to nuclear plants to help protect them from radiation in case of an accident.
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Juul's sales halted in China days after launch

U.S. e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc said on Tuesday its products were not currently available on e-commerce web sites in China, days after it entered the world's single-largest market for tobacco..
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New Source for Nutritious Omega-3s

One omega-3 source that's also a boon for vegans are omega-3s made from marine algae, rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, carotenoids, vitamins, and essential amino acids.
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5 Ways to Reverse Skin Damage

Even though ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes cellular changes that cannot be totally undone, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots, sagging skin, and melisma - those..
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North Macedonia banks on medicinal cannabis growth to boost economy, exports

Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use.
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With a backup to the backup, insulin makers say they're primed for Brexit

For two men trained as scientists, the bosses of Britain's major insulin providers have had to become experts in ferry schedules, trucking laws and warehouse capacity as they seek to guarantee the..
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Factbox: Britain's insulin providers prepare for Brexit fallout

With Britain sourcing the vast majority of the insulin needed by its 1 million diabetics from overseas, its biggest providers have had to restructure their supply chains in case a chaotic Brexit..
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Perils of gender and geography hamper global development, report finds

Despite steady development gains, a child's birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you're born in, life is harder if you're a girl, a major report..
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App that alerts parents if their kids have seizure - Published

Taking paracetamol in pregnancy risks child's behaviour - Published

South Korea on highest alert after African swine fever found

South Korea has raised its animal disease alert to the highest level after discovering its first outbreak of deadly African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea,..
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South Korea detects first African swine fever outbreak - ministry

South Korea reported its first outbreak of deadly African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, northwest of Seoul, its agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
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California governor acts to stem 'epidemic' of youth vaping

California's governor on Monday ordered a public awareness campaign on health risks from vaping, part of a multi-pronged effort to combat what he called a "youth epidemic," but said he lacked authority..
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Medical Examiner: Ocasek Died of Heart Disease

The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.Ocasek's wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a..
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Later Bedtime Increases Abdominal Fat in Teens

Teenage girls who stay up late every night could pay a price in added pounds, new research shows.
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It really is hard to sleep in the ER

Patients who spend the night in the emergency room may get much less rest than patients who sleep in beds in hospital rooms, a small study suggests.
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