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  • People at genetic risk for heart disease can decrease chances of heart attack by getting active

    April 10, 2018 10:58 AM 59

    If you have a parent or sibling with heart disease, especially one that died at a young age, should you avoid exercise because of your genetic risk? Many people likely know that staying active and physically fit, in addition to other healthy behaviors, can prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death of men and women in the United

  • Drug overdose deaths decline after years of steady increases

    April 9, 2018 4:24 AM 39

    State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases. There were 323 deaths last year, down from 336 in 2016. That's about a 4 percent decrease. Health Department Director Nicole Alexander-Scott says it's a "small bit of momentum" that's energizing. Alexander-Scott says a new program

  • Lawyers seek independent monitor for fertility clinic

    April 6, 2018 2:12 PM 38

    Lawyers are asking a judge to appoint an independent monitor for an Ohio fertility clinic that had a storage tank malfunction that destroyed more than 4,000 eggs and embryos. The lawyers, on behalf of their clients, say in their motion filed Thursday they are seeking an expert in in vitro fertilization and storage of eggs and embryos to monitor the clinic

  • Video shows 9-year-old boy lighting LED bulb with his bare hands

    April 3, 2018 5:15 PM 94

    9-year-old Abu Thahir from Kerala, India is suddenly in the spotlight after his family discovered he can light up a LED bulb just by touching it. A shy 9-year-old from Kerala, India, is suddenly in the spotlight after his family discovered he can light up a LED bulb just by touching it. Abu Thahir claims he discovered the bizarre skill when his father

  • European Medicines Agency to review Sanofi-Regeneron's Dupixent, Cemiplimab

    April 3, 2018 5:27 AM 42

    PARIS (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will review the Dupixent (dupilumab) and Cemiplimab products being developed by drugmakers Sanofi and Regeneron, the companies said on Tuesday. They said the EMA had accepted to review an application for Dupixent as an add-on maintenance treatment in certain adults and adolescents with inadequately

  • Celgene Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith abruptly resigns

    April 2, 2018 9:56 PM 48

    (Reuters) - Celgene Corp said on Monday Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith is leaving the company, effective immediately. The company did not cite a reason for his departure, but said it was part of efforts to modify its executive team to focus on “long term success”. Mark Alles, who became chief executive officer of the drugmaker in 2016, will assume

  • Gloria Allred to represent 3 women in Ohio fertility case

    April 2, 2018 9:42 PM 42

    Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred has agreed to represent three women who lost eggs when an Ohio fertility clinic storage tank malfunctioned. Allred said at a news conference in Cleveland on Monday that her clients are cancer survivors who delayed chemotherapy to undergo fertility treatments at the clinic run by University Hospitals. She says mistreatment

  • Raw beef recall: More than 7,000 lbs of uninspected meat for tacos, fajitas recalled from 8 states

    April 2, 2018 1:04 PM 86

    Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. (istock) The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a recall of more than 7,000 pounds of raw beef products. The items were shipped to locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi

  • NYPD cops help deliver Easter baby in car

    April 1, 2018 10:38 PM 84

    NYPD cops on Easter Sunday helped deliver a baby on the city's Upper East Side in the front seat of a car. (NYPD) With two NYPD cops playing the role of bunny, an Upper East Side couple got a very special delivery in their Easter basket Sunday morning — a bundle of joy. The expectant parents, Phil and Kelly Crotty, were on their way out the door to the hospital

  • 5th day of water shortages in Greece's second-largest city

    April 1, 2018 8:12 AM 39

    Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline. The center and northwestern parts of Greece's second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline that brings water to the city from 50 kilometers (30 miles) away burst. Hundreds of thousands