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VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

a shared story    4 hours 47 minutes ago
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela 



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Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

a shared story    5 hours 47 minutes ago
By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children's Fund, also known as UNICEF, was not available to comment. The port city...(more) 



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Steer clear of flu with vigorous exercise

a shared story    7 hours 47 minutes ago
Whether it's running, mountain biking or competitive sports, the benefits of exercise go far beyond promoting heart health. According to a recent British study, vigorous exercise could even help you to avoid catching the flu next winter. Intense physical activity appears to stimulate the immune system,...(more) 



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Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery

a shared story    12 hours 47 minutes ago
The Scott family started a website to find out what's wrong with baby Wyatt. 



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Lack of insurance tied to more emergency surgery: study

a shared story    14 hours 47 minutes ago
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The type of insurance people have is tied to their risk of needing emergency aorta surgery, according to a new study. Compared to people with private insurance, people without insurance were more likely to need emergency surgery...(more) 



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Yoga may help women ease PTSD symptoms

a shared story    15 hours 47 minutes ago
By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women enrolled in a small study reported a reduction in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a series of yoga classes. However, women in a comparison group that didn't take the classes also reported a similar decline...(more) 




Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight

a shared story    16 hours 47 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd that would have prevented a lower court ruling from going into effect while the court considers an appeal in a patent fight over Teva's top-selling multiple...(more) 



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AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case

a shared story    17 hours 47 minutes ago
An Abbott Laboratories spinoff urged a federal appeals court to revisit a ruling in a case against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, but without disturbing landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians. In a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday,...(more) 




Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

a shared story    18 hours 47 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting...(more) 




Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

a shared story    19 hours 47 minutes ago
CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges. 



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Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies

a shared story    20 hours 47 minutes ago
Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly-approved long-acting hemophilia drug to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually. The move could pressure rivals such as Pfizer Inc to lower prices for...(more) 



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USDA will require reporting of killer piglet virus PEDv

a shared story    21 hours 47 minutes ago
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population. The agency said it would require reporting of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which...(more) 



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