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  • Brazil says U.S. could lift ban on fresh beef imports in two months

    July 17, 2017 8:28 PM 27

    (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Monday said the United States could lift a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef in 30 to 60 days, following a meeting with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Maggi said the final decision on whether to lift the ban will be made after conclusion of a technical analysis of the information

  • Authorities: Hospital lab break-in prompts hazmat response

    July 15, 2017 4:08 PM 22

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities say a person possibly seeking to steal an air conditioner broke into a hospital's nuclear medicine lab, triggering a hazmat response to a possible spill of a radioactive substance. New Haven Assistant Fire Chief Mark Vendetto said Saturday there was no release of radio-isotope at the former St. Raphael's

  • Nurses trying to return to work after strike are locked out

    July 13, 2017 4:28 PM 29

    The 24-hour strike by about 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Thursday. About 100 nurses tried to return to work when the strike ended but were turned away by hospital security staff. The members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association continued to picket with updated signs. The nurses have been locked out by the hospital until 7 a.m. Monday

  • Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north

    July 12, 2017 8:25 PM 28

    PARIS (Reuters) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. The virus was detected at a backyard location with 1,135 birds. It directly killed

  • Clinical trial examines tramadol to treat opioid withdrawal

    July 12, 2017 7:21 PM 42

    Opioid use disorder is a public health problem that has contributed to unprecedented levels of overdose deaths in the United States. July 12 (UPI) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found the drug tramadol, when combined with other therapies, may be effective for treating opioid withdrawal. The results of the clinical trial, published in JAMA Psychiatry

  • Study: Med switch not always best choice with tough depression

    July 12, 2017 1:38 AM 50

    TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 -- Switching to another antidepressant may not be the best way to help depression patients who don't respond to the first antidepressant they take, a new study indicates. Among more than 1,500 depression patients at 35 U.S. Veterans Health Administration medical centers, better symptom relief was achieved when people were prescribed

  • Deep in coal country, West Virginia patients speak out about GOP health bill

    July 12, 2017 12:23 AM 28

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And speaking of the efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, let’s continue hearing how some citizens and health care providers see it. Producer Jason Kane visited a pair of clinics in the heart of coal country. Just across the border, in West Virginia, the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid expansion meant the rate of uninsured residents

  • FDA to require expanded training on opioids

    July 11, 2017 10:26 PM 21

    Buprenorphine is a opioid used as an alternative to methadone to help addicts recovering from heroin use. Buprenorphine is different from other opioids because it's a "partial opioid agonist," which means that when taken in proper prescribed doses, it should produce less euphoria and physical dependence, and therefore a lower potential for misuse. It's also supposed

  • CMS approves Alaska health insurance exchange stabilization plan

    July 11, 2017 8:37 PM 23

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Tuesday it had approved Alaska's proposal to stabilize its state health insurance exchange by creating a program to cover claims by people with certain high cost conditions. CMS said the new program was projected to reduce premiums in the individual market by 20 percent, adding

  • Immune system may prevent body from neutralizing HIV-1, researchers say

    July 11, 2017 8:04 PM 40

    Immunological tolerance -- preventing the creation of antibodies that cause autoimmune diseases -- is thought to be why the body cannot fight the virus. July 11 (UPI) -- A study at the University of Colorado found the process protecting the body from autoimmune disease may also prevent it from creating antibodies against HIV-1. Some patients infected