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China said on Friday that it had confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country's southern coast which it had hoped to keep free of the contagious disease.

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A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country.

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A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City's recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city's public health authority exceeded its authority.

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A Brooklyn judge on Thursday denied a petition seeking to lift New York City's recently-imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, dismissing a court challenge brought by an anonymous group of parents who argued the order was unconstitutional.

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U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation's opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states.

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Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.

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Categories: genetics and heredity, obesity, weight, dna (deoxyribonucleic acid), cambridge university, kaplan, lee m, kathiresan, sekar, great britain, cell (journal), farooqi, sadaf, wareham, nick, your-feed-science

A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, the companies said on Thursday.

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Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.

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Categories: smoking and tobacco, mcconnell, mitch, e-cigarettes, law and legislation, teenagers and adolescence, medicine and health, juul labs inc, reynolds, r j, tobacco co, altria group inc, your-feed-science

(Reuters Health) - In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study.

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The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.

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Categories: food, rosa labs llc, computers and the internet, innovation, your-feed-selfcare




(Reuters Health) - Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests.

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Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.

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Categories: leprosy (hansen's disease), disabilities, bacteria, rumors and misinformation, skin, tuberculosis, discrimination, politics and government, london school of hygiene and tropical medicine, world health organization, india, your-feed-science

The DNA testing company, which has 10 million customers, misses nearly 90 percent of people with risky BRCA mutations. It says the criticism is overblown.

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Categories: genetics and heredity, tests (medical), breast cancer, dna (deoxyribonucleic acid), ovarian cancer, 23andme, promethease (snpedia), invitae corporation

A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills.

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Categories: health insurance and managed care, productivity, workplace environment, employee fringe benefits, bj's wholesale club inc, exercise, diet and nutrition, journal of the american medical assn, baicker, katherine, song, zirui, your-feed-science


A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time.

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Categories: ultrasonic imaging and sonograms, tests (medical), africa, uganda, third world and developing countries, inventions and patents, innovation, gates, bill and melinda, foundation, butterfly network inc, canada, bridge to health medical and dental, your-feed-photojournalism

We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus.

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Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or directly from the seller, according to the FDA.

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The researchers classified them as "weekend warriors" if they exercised only one or two days a week, or as regularly active folks who spread their exercise out over the week.

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Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients.

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A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of gene therapy and chemotherapy.

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Compared with their peers who spent no more than a half-hour in front of a screen each day, 5-year-olds who logged over two hours were six times more likely to have "clinically significant" attention issues.

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Rates of major birth defects were similar for children of deployed and non-deployed veterans. And there was no difference in major birth defects among children whose mothers were or weren't deployed.

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