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In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will weigh the concerns of U.S. drug firms in its efforts to complete by year-end a drastic revision of its drug-pricing system, aimed at reining in medical spending and cutting the public burden, the health minister said on Friday.

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Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jose Baez said Thursday.

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(Reuters) - Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school said on Thursday.

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The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.

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Categories: health insurance and managed care, patient protection and affordable care act (2010), medicaid

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.

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(Reuters) - Versartis Inc said its experimental drug for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children did not meet the main goal of a late-stage study, sending its shares tanking 85 percent.

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Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease.

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By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.

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The digital world puts a new spin on some of the timeless challenges of coming of age.

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Categories: computers and the internet, dating and relationships, parenting, youth, teenagers and adolescence, teenage pregnancy, cellular telephones

A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.

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A new survey of employers shows moderate price increases in health benefits despite turmoil in the individual insurance market.

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Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.

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Categories: pain-relieving drugs, drug abuse and traffic, health insurance and managed care, drugs (pharmaceuticals), unitedhealth group inc, buprenorphine (drug), morphine, aetna inc, anthem inc, purdue pharma

Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions.

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Categories: gates, bill and melinda, foundation, foreign aid, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, millennium development goals, third world and developing countries, general assembly (un), institute for health metrics and evaluation, united nations, gates, bill, gates, melinda, sustainable development goals

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.

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The list of football players with a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, continues to grow. But what exactly is CTE? Here are five things you need to know:

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CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. See which NFL players and other athletes have been diagnosed with CTE.

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For the first time, an official from the NFL publicly acknowledged a connection between football and CTE. CNN's Coy Wire reports.

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Former football player Aaron Hernandez had advanced stages of CTE, a brain disease often found in football players, when he died.

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Are beach days and baseball games a thing of the past when you've had skin cancer? They don't have to be. Follow these tips to protect yourself from UV rays.

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