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  • Man left faceless for 2 months undergoes second transplant after first deteriorates

    April 17, 2018 6:09 PM 87

    Jerome Hamon, 43, received his second face transplant from a 22-year-old donor after waiting for two months without a face. (Getty) After laying in a hospital for two months without a face, Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new look. The 43-year-old, who suffers from a genetic mutation which causes disfiguring tumors and complications, underwent his second

  • Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces

    April 17, 2018 12:40 AM 75

    Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces. Officials said Monday that the investigation began after customers complained of rashes and other skin irritations from using the knockoff mascaras, lipsticks and eye shadows

  • Fish oil capsules don't help dry eye symptoms, study finds

    April 13, 2018 7:30 PM 71

    Many doctors recommend them, but fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test. About 14 percent of U.S. adults have dry eye, which causes pain and vision problems. It's more common in women and with age, and is related to inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may reduce inflammation, so doctors thought

  • The Latest: Online pharmacy sentenced for illegal imports

    April 13, 2018 7:21 PM 64

    A Montana judge has sentenced a Canadian online pharmacy to pay $34 million for importing counterfeit and unapproved drugs into the U.S. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Friday accepted plea agreements with Canada Drugs and its founder, Kris Thorkelson. The company pleaded guilty to introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, and two subsidiary

  • Toddler who beat cancer twice heads home after 8-month hospital stay

    April 13, 2018 3:57 PM 68

    Grace Rosian was given the all-clear to head home after eight months of treatment. (Cleveland Clinic ) She underwent her first chemotherapy treatment at just two days old after being born two months prematurely. (Cleveland Clinic ) Grace's mother said she's only spent about five or six months of her life at home. (Cleveland Clinic) An Ohio family is celebrating

  • EU court adviser says ban on Swedish snuff tobacco product valid

    April 12, 2018 9:22 AM 42

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An EU ban on the sale of snus, a wet snuff tobacco product made by Swedish Match, is valid, an adviser to the European Union’s top court said on Thursday. Snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, which is consumed by tucking a pinch of it between the gums and upper lip, is banned in all EU countries except for Sweden, which gained

  • Healthcare group Sanofi to invest 350 million euros in Canada vaccine facility

    April 12, 2018 5:29 AM 43

    PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi (SASY.PA) is investing 350 million euros ($432.4 million) in a Canadian vaccine facility, which the drugmaker said would help it meet growing demand in this area. Sanofi’s new investment will finance the construction of a new state-of-the-art vaccine manufacturing facility at the Sanofi Pasteur Canadian

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

    April 10, 2018 10:58 AM 65

    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 43

    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 43

    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