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What Can You Eat On the Mediterranean Diet?

The news about the Mediterranean diet keeps getting better. Two studies were recently published about the less-known benefits of the popular eating plan: In one, men who followed the diet had a lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, and in the other, l

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The Complicated History of Surrogacy From ‘Baby M’ to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

The celebrity couple has announced the birth of their third child

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Rural women having sex earlier than women in the city, CDC report says

New data reports women in rural areas are having sex younger than city women.

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Manchester Children's Hospital: 'Dangerously low' staffing levels reported

Using an "honesty box" to voice their concerns, medical staff say they fear patients' safety is being risked.

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Merck's Keytruda extends lung cancer survival in combination trial

(Reuters) - A cocktail of Merck & Co Inc's blockbuster drug Keytruda and two chemotherapy medicines helped lung cancer patients live longer and stopped the disease from advancing, early results from a key study showed on Tuesday.

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UK drugs regulator plays down Brexit disruption threat

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's drugs regulator said on Tuesday it would work to minimize disruption caused by the country leaving the European Union and spelt out plans to allay some of the worst fears of pharmaceutical companies.

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Eiger to abandon blood pressure drug after trial failure

(Reuters) - Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop development of its drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after it failed in a mid-stage study.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers.

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Non-smokers likely to start using conventional cigarettes within a year of using e-cigarettes, finds study

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking real cigarettes within a year, new research has found. Scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) examined data collected by a national sample of more than 10,000 non-s

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U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-sa

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Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

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How to prepare and survive a nuclear bombing

The CDC wants the public to plan and prepare for the possibility of a nuclear strike as tensions rise between the United States and North Korea. What kind of steps can you take to protect yourself from radiation and other potential environmental hazards?

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Five-year-old girl finally free of ventilator, doing 'things she never could'

Newly released image show Peruvian girl running freely for first time after doctors disconnected her in December from 15 pound ventilator.

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Obesity Shaved Almost a Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Says

It may account for an extra 186,000 deaths per year, finds a new study

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Greater screen time linked to worsening sleep quality in early childhood

(Reuters Health) - Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests.

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Chick-fil-A boots breast-feeding mom for nursing her baby girl

Young mother asked to cover-up or leave fast-food chain for breast-feeding.

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Hip fractures on the rise in older U.S. women

(Reuters Health) - The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study of Medicare recipients.

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German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's drug assessment body has criticized a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information.

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Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year.

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Insurance billing notices threaten young adults’ confidentiality

(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents.

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French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall: group

PARIS (Reuters) - Some French families affected by a recall of baby milk by dairy firm Lactalis due to salmonella contamination plan to take legal action against supermarket chains, the head of a victims group said on Monday.

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