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  • Vomiting illness linked to longtime, regular pot smoking

    December 4, 2017 4:20 PM 40

    Those misdiagnosed may actually turn to marijuana to ease their nausea, only to bring on the cycle again. (AP) The legalization of pot combined with more potent strains of marijuana appears to be increasing the number of cases of a rare ailment that causes regular bouts of vomiting. As Kaiser Health News explains via NPR, the obscure and hard-to-diagnose

  • Teen postpones college to help dying friend complete bucket list

    December 4, 2017 3:25 PM 39

    Chris Betancourt, 20, was told the leukemia he first battled as a child had returned in September. (My Best Friend's List) A pair of childhood friends are on their way toward completing a bucket list full of good deeds as one of them faces a devastating cancer prognosis. Chris Betancourt, 20, was given about one year to live after the leukemia he faced

  • Mom of 2 dies day after flu diagnosis

    December 4, 2017 2:33 PM 25

    Family members of an Arizona mother who died just one day after being diagnosed with the flu said the 20-year-old was very healthy leading up to her illness, with the exception of suffering from the occasional cold. Alani Murrieta, who leaves behind a 2-year-old and 6-month-old, had started complaining of symptoms on Sunday, Fox 10 reported. “Monday

  • Rhode Island orders hospital to stop performing surgeries

    December 1, 2017 3:15 PM 43

    The state Department of Health said Thursday the hospital does not have the proper staffing levels to safely administer patient care. (iStock) PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island health officials have ordered Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to stop admitting new patients, serving emergency patients and performing surgery. The state Department of Health said Thursday

  • GSK starts big African study of injectable drug to prevent HIV

    November 30, 2017 8:15 AM 34

    (Reuters) - ViiV Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s HIV unit, said on Thursday it started an African study to evaluate long-acting injectable drug for the prevention of HIV infection in sexually active women. The cabotegravir study seeks to enrol 3,200 women aged 18 to 45 years from sub-Saharan African countries, ViiV Healthcare said in a statement

  • U.S. to open office, award grants in opioid fight

    November 29, 2017 4:41 PM 22

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it was launching a Drug Enforcement Administration field office in the Appalachian region at the center of the opioid crisis and would issue $12 million in grant funding to help assist law enforcement. The announcement, made jointly by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting DEA Administrator

  • Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

    November 23, 2017 5:37 PM 32

    LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked

  • FDA approves first 2-drug HIV regimen

    November 22, 2017 2:30 PM 106

    The treatment, called Juluca, is a fixed-dose tablet that combines two previously approved drugs, dolutegravir and rilpivirine, and is available to patients who have been on a stable regimen for at least six months. (iStock) NEW YORK – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes

  • JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show

    November 22, 2017 9:36 AM 27

    Due to his nearly constant back pain, Kennedy used a back brace for most of his life. He was wearing it when he was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at the age of 46. If he had not been wearing it, some say, he might have fallen forward from the impact of the first bullet to the neck and survived the second shot to the brain.""The brace was a firmly

  • Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

    November 22, 2017 6:21 AM 91

    A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell