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  • FDA warns of Illnesses and Deaths in pets exposed to prescription topical (human) cancer treatment - FOX43.com January 20, 2017
    FOX43.comFDA warns of Illnesses and Deaths in pets exposed to prescription topical (human) cancer treatmentFOX43.comThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to the topical cancer medication Fluorouracil Cream USP 5% (5-FU.) intended for ...Skin cancer […]
  • Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeve - Business Insider January 20, 2017
    FirstpostFlabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeveBusiness InsiderWASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping. So far it's been tested only in animals, improving blood flow in pigs. But this "soft robotic" device mimics ...Robotic sleeve 'hugs' failing […]
  • Senator Offers Roadmap For Marijuana Changes - CBS Local January 20, 2017
    WJXT JacksonvilleSenator Offers Roadmap For Marijuana ChangesCBS LocalTALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A key senator Thursday released the Legislature's first attempt at carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, with the proposal calling for a growing number of marijuana licenses and ...Local doctors greenlit on medical marijuanaPensacola News JournalNevada's medical marijuana website is restored after […]
  • Costco to pay $11.75 mln over lax US pharmacy controls - CNBC January 19, 2017
    CNBCCostco to pay $11.75 mln over lax US pharmacy controlsCNBCCostco will pay $11.75 million to resolve claims that some of its pharmacies filled improper or incomplete prescriptions for controlled substances in violation of federal regulations, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The deal, one of ...Feds continue pain-pill crackdown, this time targeting Costco pharmaciesMLive.comCostco […]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's new wellness book offers tough lessons on 'clean' living - Chicago Tribune January 19, 2017
    Chicago TribuneGwyneth Paltrow's new wellness book offers tough lessons on 'clean' livingChicago TribuneIt seems as if celebrities are on a mission to help us become healthier, happier versions of ourselves. And they're doing it one wellness book at a time. Cameron Diaz coached us in mastering the art of longevity; Kate Hudson presented us with […]
  • NIH Director Francis Collins to stay in his post for now - Washington Post January 19, 2017
    Washington PostNIH Director Francis Collins to stay in his post for nowWashington PostFrancis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, will remain in his post, at least temporarily. NIH announced Thursday afternoon that Collins “has been held over by the Trump administration. We have no additional details at this time ...Breaking: Trump asks NIH […]
  • Number of US women taking maternity leave unchanged for two decades - CBS News January 19, 2017
    CBS NewsNumber of US women taking maternity leave unchanged for two decadesCBS NewsThe number of women in the United States who take maternity leave has remained stagnant for the past 22 years, despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, according to a new study. The report, published in the American Journal of Public ...Why […]
  • Flu deaths rise heading into peak season - WRAL.com January 19, 2017
    WRAL.comFlu deaths rise heading into peak seasonWRAL.comRaleigh, N.C. — The state came out with the latest flu statistics - for 'week 2' of this year. The report shows a slight decrease in the number of reported flu-like illnesses since the week ending January 7. There were 3 new deaths, bringing the total ...Flu cases on […]
  • Donors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global Epidemics - New York Times January 18, 2017
    New York TimesDonors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global EpidemicsNew York TimesA child born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, during an evaluation at Fundação Altino Ventura in Recife, Brazil. A group of prominent donors announced Wednesday that they had raised almost $500 million for a new partnership to stop epidemics ...Vaccines […]
  • Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's - Washington Post January 18, 2017
    Washington PostFormer president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson'sWashington PostFormer President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in ...Why Pneumonia Often Strikes Older AdultsHuffington PostBush hospitalization highlights danger […]