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China's Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the eastern city of Lianyungang, the third outbreak this month, as the highly-contagious disease threatened to spread through the world's biggest pig herd.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs.

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Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.

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Categories: highland hospital (oakland, calif), herring, andrew (1974- ), buprenorphine (drug), drug abuse and traffic, opioids and opiates, addiction (psychology), emergency medical treatment, oakland (calif)

City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.

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Categories: drug abuse and traffic, homeless persons, opioids and opiates, buprenorphine (drug), addiction (psychology), zevin, barry d, san francisco (calif)


Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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(Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.

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(Reuters Health) - Transgender military veterans do not have worse health than cisgender veterans, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.

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Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.

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(Reuters Health) - Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 percent to 50 percent, recent research suggests.

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Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.

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According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”

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Categories: discrimination, women and girls, same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships, homosexuality and bisexuality, retirement communities and assisted living, christians and christianity, elder care, national center for lesbian rights (nclr)

Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.

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Categories: epinephrine (drug), generic brands and products, prices (fares, fees and rates), food and drug administration, shortages, drugs (pharmaceuticals), medical devices, allergies, teva pharmaceutical industries ltd, mylan inc, epipen

Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients worried that success will not last.

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Categories: hemophilia, genetics and heredity, blood, proteins, drugs (pharmaceuticals), clinical trials, biotechnology and bioengineering

The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.

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Categories: ticks (insects), vaccination and immunization, lyme disease, american lyme disease foundation, plotkin, stanley a

When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.

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In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.

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Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better.

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Categories: women and girls, doctors, heart, deaths (fatalities)

The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.

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Categories: anxiety and stress, therapy and rehabilitation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mental health and disorders, psychology and psychologists, post-traumatic stress disorder

With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.

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Categories: genetics and heredity, tests (medical), heart, breast cancer, dna (deoxyribonucleic acid), broad institute, harvard university, kathiresan, sekar











Researchers who followed more than 15,000 people in the United States for a median of 25 years found that moderate consumption of carbohydrates (50 to 55 percent of calories) was associated with the lowest risk of early death. The better-known low-carb and high-carb diets were associated with higher risk of early death.

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Doctors determined she had a cyst. When they removed it, the cyst broke open and revealed a hard contact lens, according to a paper published recently in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

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The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication.

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Having breakfast before a morning workout triggers the body to burn more carbohydrates during exercise and also speeds digestion afterward, a small British study finds.

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Life expectancy in the United States is declining, according to two new studies, largely because of drug abuse including opioid deaths. Suicide and alcoholism among people 25-64 were also key factors.

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People who said they had lived with a daily smoker throughout childhood were 31 percent more likely to die of COPD than those who did not grow up in a smoking household, new research from the American Cancer Society shows.

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