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'Helpless': The only treatment for their baby's seizures was illegal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:43:00 GMT

"Every time she has a seizure," said her dad, his voice catching, "to me it's like watching part of her life slip away."Lelah and Jade Jerger of Indiana with their daughter Jaelah, who has epilepsy.Jaeleh Jerger suffering from a seizure.Stephanie Gosk speaks to Joel Stanley, of Stanley Brothers, a company run by a group of brothers who grow cannabis in greenhouses in the mountains of Colorado.Lelah and Jade Jerger, with their daughter Jaeleh.


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FDA advisers recommend CBD cannabis derivative

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:48:25 GMT

Product, derived from natural cannabis, doesn't contain high-inducing compoundBottles of Epidiolex.A bottle of Epidiolex, a CBD drug made from marijuana, but without THC.


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'White coat hypertension' may mean a real risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:09:50 GMT

Measuring blood pressure regularly at home is a much better way to predict risk of heart death.A large study founds that measuring blood pressure at home is a much stronger predictor of death than the blood pressure reading taken at the doctor's office.


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Too-quick deployments raise military suicide risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:12:44 GMT

The new way of war might be over-stressing soldiersUS army soldiers wait for orders in Kunar province, Afghanistan . A new study shows suicide risk goes up with quick, repeat deployments.


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Which one is healthier: Grilled cheese or pizza?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:59:00 GMT

One of these foods is healthier than the other — and the answers may surprise you.One of these is a nutritional winner because of a few subtle differences. Can you guess which ones?


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States trying to fight high drug prices get stymied

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:50 GMT

Even when states try to fight high drug prices, they get stymied.



Nation's top doc wants overdose drug widely on hand

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:54:39 GMT

Public health advocates applaud call for friend and family to carry overdose antidoteSurgeon General Jerome Adams urged more people to carry the drug naloxone, a lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses.Dr. Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Mike Pence during a ceremony in Pence's ceremonial office on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


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House mice carry superbug germs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:56:03 GMT

Mice seem to be picking up germs from discarded food, leaving them in poop pellets everywhereA survey of house mice from across New York City shows they carry germs than can make people sick.


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New drug may prevent migraines, without side effects

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:19:00 GMT

When other medications have failed, new injection treatment may help some patients with disabling headaches.Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. A new class of drug, fully human monoclonal antibodies, may help to prevent the excruciating headaches without causing side effects. Malden, Massachusetts native Denise Desjardins, 58, with niece Madeline Salvitella suffered from migraine headaches for over 10 years, but found great relief after taking erenumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody drug that is showing great promise in migraine prevention.


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Exercise better than supplements for bones

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:18:11 GMT

Very high doses of supplements can cause harm, task force says



Doing everything right, but not losing weight? This may be why.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:14:00 GMT

These common mistakes may be preventing you from hitting your weight loss goal.Restricting calories can backfire, slowing your metabolism and hindering weight-loss progress.


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Stressed? Here's how to tap into a zen feeling (almost) instantly

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT

With just a little practice, you can feel at 'om' almost anywhere, at any time.Meditation and mindfulness could have a positive effect on our overall health.


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Man recovering after second face transplant

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:59:00 GMT

Tissue in French patient's transplanted face began to die after problems with anti-rejection medicinesFrench surgeon Laurent Lantieri, right, poses with members of his team and his patient Jerome Hamon on April 13 at the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris.


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Can salmonella be prevented?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:11:00 GMT

The recall of 200 million eggs over possible salmonella contamination may have consumers checking symptoms, which include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.



Senate panel unveils bipartisan new bill to combat opioid epidemic

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:23:00 GMT

The ambitious new measure includes 40 different proposals intended to drastically expand the ability of government agencies to address the ongoing crisis.A new Senate measure is aimed at giving government officials fresh tools to fight the opioid addiction epidemic.


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Lung cancer patients live longer on immune therapy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:16:46 GMT

Combinations, pre-surgery treatment both help stop cancer spreadDonna Fernandez, now 64, of Dallas, TX says she is alive thanks to immunotherapy cancer drugs.


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What is 'comfort care'? More than you may think.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Doctors and experts stress that the term is a bit of a misnomer, because it is most definitely medical care, not the absence of it.Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine on Aug. 22, 2013.


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Ketamine nose spray can stop suicide thoughts

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:21:56 GMT

A third of suicidal patients feel much better after four hours



Bulk caffeine can kill people, FDA says

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:15:12 GMT

Just a teaspoon can deliver a toxic dose of caffeineThe FDA says it will remove bulk caffeine products from the market.


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Who smokes pot in Colorado? Restaurant staff

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:37:25 GMT

Educators, utility workers least likely to use cannabisColorado's biggest pot smokers? Restaurant, hotel staff.


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What is 'comfort care'?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:28:00 GMT

Barbara Bush decided to stop medical treatment for her failing health and chose comfort care, which helps a person who is dying. Doctors focus on managing pain.



COPD now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:19:41 GMT

Former first lady Barbara Bush is one of many women battling with COPDInez Shakman lives in Ventura, Calif., and was recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. She walks her dog, Joy, when she can but gets winded easily.Former first lady Barbara Bush is one of many women in U.S. battling COPD. The rise in lung disease is mostly attributed to women adopting smoking habits later in life experts say.


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A prescription for poverty? A career in nursing

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:41:27 GMT

Most of the growing health-care occupations are low-wage, but nursing offers a robot-proof path to the middle class.Introduction to the Health Care Professions instructor Elizabeth Dalianis speaks with students.Ishanaya Thornton, a Community College of Philadelphia student who received her GED last year, hopes to follow her sisters into nursing.Laquon Jackson receives help from his Introduction to the Health Care Professions instructor, Elizabeth Dalianis.


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What a nutritionist wants you to know about pesticides and produce

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:56:00 GMT

The biggest risk to your health is not eating fruits and vegetables at all.Fresh vegetables being sold at farmers market


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More than 200 million eggs recalled

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:26:00 GMT

Rose Acre Farms based out of Seymour, Indiana voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs for possible contamination of salmonella.