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Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in baby powder

Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in baby powder

Of the thousands of lawsuits, J&J has won some of the cases, CNBC noted. Talc is the main ingredient in Johnson's Baby Powder. Reuters examined internal documents, as well as trial depositions...

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Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter

Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter

Trump tweeted minutes after the ruling was reported , saying that "not surprisingly, ObamaCare was just ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a highly respected judge in Texas". A federal judge has struck down t...

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J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

According to Reuters , the documents also depict successful efforts to influence United States regulators' plans to limit asbestos in cosmetic talc products and scientific research on the health eff...

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Giving Birth Increases Risk For Breast Cancer For Longer Than Previously Thought

Giving Birth Increases Risk For Breast Cancer For Longer Than Previously Thought

Depending on the type of breast cancer and treatment women had, they may have an increased risk of blood clots, strokes, bone weakness, fractures, breathing difficulties and sexual health problems...

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Then lowers - risk of breast cancer

Then lowers - risk of breast cancer

And from there, it continues to drop. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when worldwide annual campaigns are carried out to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and...

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Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens' brains

Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens' brains

In a large study, American scientists scanned the brains of nine- and ten-year-olds in 21 research centers across the United States. In one pilot study, babies were unable to correlate playing virtual...

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South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic

South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic

The experimental vaccine first went on trial during the awful epidemic of Ebola that ravaged parts of West Africa between the end of 2013 and 2016, at a cost of more than 11,300 lives. That much infor...

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4,000 Kaiser mental health clinic workers launch 5-day strike in California

4,000 Kaiser mental health clinic workers launch 5-day strike in California

Fielder said Kaiser Permanent has added more than 500 mental health care therapists and invested $175 million to expand mental health care offices since 2015, when the threat of an open-ended strike w...

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Kaiser mental health clinicians begin 5-day strike in San Diego

Kaiser mental health clinicians begin 5-day strike in San Diego

About 4,000 mental health clinicians with the National Union of Healthcare Workers allege that low staff numbers mean that patients often wait a month or more for therapy appointments. The NUHW says...

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Kaiser Mental Health Workers Start 5-Day Strike Across California

Kaiser Mental Health Workers Start 5-Day Strike Across California

In 2015, the same group walked picket lines in front of Kaiser's Zion Avenue hospital citing understaffing that drew a $4 million fine from the state Department of Managed Care in 2013. "There are n...

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Fentanyl surpasses heroin as deadliest drug in US

Fentanyl surpasses heroin as deadliest drug in US

The report sheds a bright light on the changing nature of America's drug landscape - and the devastating number of overdose deaths that have occurred in the U.S.in recent years. "It's not really what'...

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Study Reveals: Solving Puzzles Won't Prevent Mental Illness

Study Reveals: Solving Puzzles Won't Prevent Mental Illness

However, a new study published by the BMJ , formerly known as British Medical Journal , on Monday (Dec 10) says that might not necessarily be true. To such conclusion came the scientists from the ...

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Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements

The most popular addition for Android loyalists is likely to be the new widgets, showing your goal progress in a neat little octagon or your step count, calories burned, and miles traveled. We've real...

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Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman’s neti pot

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman’s neti pot

Ultimately, the 69-year-old woman died a month later after the surgery. Dr. Jennifer Cope, a CDC epidemiologist, told the Seattle Times that three types of brain-eating amoebas have been identifie...

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Don’t Eat Raw Cookie Dough, Warns CDC

Don’t Eat Raw Cookie Dough, Warns CDC

Cookie dough ice cream sold in stores contains dough that has been treated to kill harmful bacteria. Do not taste or eat any raw dough or batter, whether for cookies, tortillas, pizza, biscuits, pan...

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Theresa May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

Theresa May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

Senior Tories and aides to the Prime Minister warned that she has to fight for a deal that Breixteers are satisfied with - or risk a defeat that could see her ousted from office by Christmas. "It's a ...

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Worldwide Hunt For Rare Blood Ongoing To Help Miami Girl Fight Cancer

Worldwide Hunt For Rare Blood Ongoing To Help Miami Girl Fight Cancer

Zainab does not have the common Indian B antigen that most people have in their red blood cells due to a genetic mutation. They say it comes down to genetics to find people who are missing the antigen...

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Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

Our research, published in the journal Nature Communications , has found that cancer DNA forms a unique structure when placed in water. "You can detect it by eye - it's as simple as that", study ...

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National Influenza Vaccination Week: Monmouth County encourages residents to get their vaccines

National Influenza Vaccination Week: Monmouth County encourages residents to get their vaccines

Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. The flu shot costs $40.99 at most places, but depending on the insurance provider, the cost may be signific...

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SABCS: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse for Blacks Despite Similar Gene RS

SABCS: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse for Blacks Despite Similar Gene RS

She's chair of oncology research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. In an accompanying editorial , Isabel Pimentel, MD, of the University of Toronto, and colleagues, agree...

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Walgreens launches next-day prescription delivery with FedEx

Walgreens launches next-day prescription delivery with FedEx

Several venture-backed startups also offer same-day prescription delivery or websites that allow you to pay in advance for drugs and pick them up at a drugstore of your choice. Walgreens Boots Allianc...

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Little girl’s life hanging on search for rare blood donor

Little girl’s life hanging on search for rare blood donor

Only people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent who have the same type of blood as Zainab, whose family hails from Pakistan, are likely to match with her. OneBlood is conducting all compatibility...

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Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In The Shape Of His Lung

Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In The Shape Of His Lung

Doctors placed a ventricular assist device, a heart pump, into him to treat his condition, but he showed signs of respiratory distress. His medical history included heart failure with an ejection frac...

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Woman Uses Neti Pot, Ends Up With Brain-Eating Amoeba

Woman Uses Neti Pot, Ends Up With Brain-Eating Amoeba

An initial CT scan revealed what doctors believed was a tumor. She entered surgery the next day. Within a week, she was in a coma, and her family chose to take her off life support. Dr Cobbs continued...

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Healthy Baby Born To Woman Who Received World’s First Deceased Womb Transplant

Healthy Baby Born To Woman Who Received World’s First Deceased Womb Transplant

The baby girl's mother was born without a uterus as a result of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome a rare disorder that affects a woman's reproductive system. But Dr. Tullius said surrogacy c...

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India drains lake after body is found

India drains lake after body is found

Analysing the situation of the body, the villagers refused to drink the water claiming that it was contaminated with HIV . Villagers now trek about 3km to the Malaprabha Canal to fetch water. Gram ...

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World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

Experts say using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. Before the transplant, the woman underwent in vitro fertilization, resulting in eight fertilized eggs that...

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Apple enables electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2

Apple enables electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2

It is estimated that AFib can affect up to two percent of the younger population and nine percent of those aged 65 and older in the U.S. With Apple Watch, AFib can be easily identified - and recognizi...

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Recall Issued For Infant Ibuprofen Sold At CVS, Walmart And Family Dollar

Recall Issued For Infant Ibuprofen Sold At CVS, Walmart And Family Dollar

Tris Pharma said there is a "remote possibility" the increased amount of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney injury in infants. The recalled drugs were sold at Walmart , CVS and Family Dollar ...

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Chemicals in shampoo and perfumes may cause early puberty in girls

Chemicals in shampoo and perfumes may cause early puberty in girls

Many chemicals have been linked to early puberty in animal studies including phthalates, which are often found in scented products like perfumes, soaps and shampoos; parabens, which are used as pr...

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British MP reveals he is HIV positive

British MP reveals he is HIV positive

Sexual health charity the Terrance Higgins Trust (THT) called for an end to the stigma faced by people living with the virus. He said when public figures talk about their views or experiences with H...

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One Test to Diagnose Them All — Universal Cancer Test

One Test to Diagnose Them All — Universal Cancer Test

Helpfully, these molecule clusters fold up into structures which like to stick to gold so can be tested for by using the precious metal. Each cancer type, whether it be breast or bowel cancer, has d...

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Health Officials Urge Hoosiers To Get Flu Shot

Health Officials Urge Hoosiers To Get Flu Shot

You're most contagious before you even know you're sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Immunization Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the impor...

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Ocasio-Cortez Burns Mike Huckabee: Leave 'False Statements' To Your Daughter

Ocasio-Cortez Burns Mike Huckabee: Leave 'False Statements' To Your Daughter

On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez gave a speech and talked about how grateful she was to win New York's 14th District, saying, "We've done what we thought was impossible". "We dig deep, and we did it", Ocasio-...

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As Gun Violence Grows, US Life Expectancy Drops

As Gun Violence Grows, US Life Expectancy Drops

The decline is not the cause of some new widespread disease, rather the cause of something preventable. To try and quantify how much lives in the United States might have been shortened by firearms ...

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