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Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.

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Dentist fines: Mistakes over addresses hitting thousands

Spelling and postcode mistakes have triggered thousands of wrongly issued fines, a watchdog says.

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Dead monkey prompts Sao Paulo to step up yellow fever vaccination

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Health authorities launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign on the north side of Brazil's largest city over the weekend after a dead monkey was found infected with the disease, state and city officials said on Monday.

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Social media may not be hurting the minds of our youth

Social media might increase self-esteem and create emotionally supportive environments

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Less wealth tied to higher odds of disability and premature death

(Reuters Health) - People with fewer assets like real estate, savings, stocks and retirement accounts may be more likely to develop disabilities or die prematurely than wealthier individuals, a new study suggests.

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A New Study Says Botox May Help Migraines in Kids

Botox, the brand name for a naturally occurring toxin called botulinum toxin, has become popular for its ability to freeze and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. It’s also used to treat a wide variety of conditions, from excessive sweating to an ov

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Higher nicotine in e-cigarettes tied to higher risk of teen smoking

(Reuters Health) - Teens who vape, or use e-cigarettes, may be more likely to develop a regular smoking habit when the liquid they use in their vaping devices has higher concentrations of nicotine, a U.S. study suggests.

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Hot tub birth tied to life-threatening infection for baby

(Reuters Health) - A newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water.

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Here’s How Mothers Around the World React When Their Babies Cry

Having a kid changes a mother’s brains—and it’s not just “mother brain,” the forgetful state new moms complain about. Research has shown that pregnancy changes the architecture of the brain for at least two years in areas

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FDA warns Meridian of violations for lead-testing devices

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it issued a warning letter to Meridian Bioscience Inc's unit for several federal law violations after inspecting its facility that makes lead-testing devices.

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Is Recess Important for Kids or a Waste of Time? Here’s What the Research Says

Parents are fighting back as schools reduce recess to make more time for classes

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Doctors baffled by woman who 'sweats blood'

You know there's a problem if you start coughing up blood—but how to react when you start sweating blood?

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Formerly conjoined twins thriving after separation surgery

A pair of twins who were formerly connected at the head are sitting up on their own and continuing to hit crucial developmental milestones after undergoing separation surgery in June.

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Heart health disparities take toll on African-Americans

(Reuters Health) - African-Americans have worse cardiovascular health and more deaths from heart disease than other groups, at least partly from less effective disease prevention and management efforts, according to a scientific statement from the America

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Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in 6 states

Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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Look out! Why watching TV on a treadmill is bad for your health

Runners who stare straight ahead – at a screen, say – are more likely to get injured, a study claims. So, how else can you distract yourself from the pain and monotony of a long-distance trot?Running: it’s a sport that drives us, lite

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Woman's 'missing' IUD turns up in her bladder

A woman's IUD that appeared to be "missing" from her uterus turned up in an unusual place: her bladder.

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Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

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AstraZeneca among backers as Swiss cancer biotech raises $200 million

LONDON (Reuters) - An unlisted Swiss biotech company focused on developing "armed antibodies" to fight cancer has raised $200 million in a funding round backed by AstraZeneca and other private backers.

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Mother shocked as breast milk turns yellow after her baby gets a fever

'It is well known that human breast milk changes circumstantially'

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Novartis gets FDA breakthrough status for Tafinlar, Mekinist combination

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy status to the combination of Tafinlar and Mekinist to treat patients with BRAF V600-positive stage III melanoma following surgery.

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