opioidmap
6 days ago
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FDA launches contest for opioid antidote app

The opioid crisis has led health officials to search for new and innovative ways to save lives, with many state officials focusing on giving more people, including first responders and community members, access to a life-saving opioid antidote called naloxone.
eggorecall
6 days ago
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Kellogg recall of Eggo waffle batch is the latest of listeria concerns

The latest in a line of food recalls that involve possible contamination with listeria bacteria is a variety of the popular Eggo brand waffles manufactured by the Kellogg Co.
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1 month ago
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‘Baby Simulator’ programs may make teen girls more likely to become pregnant

Though they are designed to help deter teen pregnancies, school programs that involve the use of "baby simulators" may have the opposite effect, according to an Australian study published today.
HealthCare
1 month ago
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Research shows links between obesity and 8 additional cancers

While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.
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1 month ago
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Acetaminophen use while pregnant linked to childhood behavioral problems

A common over-the-counter pain medication has been associated with increased risk of developing behavioral issues for children who were exposed to the drug in utero.
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2 months ago
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Common meds Olympic athletes must forego for doping tests

Olympic athletes may spend years planning, training and preparing for that elusive chance at winning a gold medal, but they can risk losing it all by taking something as seemingly innocuous as a common cold medication on the day of the competition.
FloridaZikaVirus
2 months ago
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Why Zika Virus is unlikely to be endemic in US

An outbreak of locally transmitted Zika virus in Florida has led to the infection of at least 14 people and a massive effort by local and state health officials to stem the spread of the virus.
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2 months ago
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C-sections, induced births decline in US, study finds

The rate of cesarean sections and induced births in the U.S. has declined, reversing a decades-long trend of increased rates of obstetric interventions, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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2 months ago
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Zika infection risks calculated for pregnant women, Olympic attendees

Just weeks before the Olympics are slated to start in the nation at the center of the Zika virus outbreak, researchers have found new evidence about who is likely to contract the disease.
HEALTHWATCH:  Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines
6 years ago
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HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines

More than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud.