Healthcare Economy

Canadian Marijuana Use Jumps Even More Than Expected After Legalization

Legalizing marijuana for recreational use can be a controversial topic that crosses political lines, demographics, and age groups, and traverses borders. With more states in the United States having ...
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It’s 119 Degrees In This City Now, And It’s Not Getting Better

Heat waves swung through Phoenix the week and pushed temperatures as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit. In New Delhi, India, the temperature rose close to 120 but was pushed down ...
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Fake Health News Has Become So Common New Guidelines Now Help Recognize Them

Fake news. It has affected political elections, media coverage and the perception of key public figures. The problem has spread to health news, which can be critical to the well-being ...
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Prices for Many Very Popular Prescription Drugs Have Soared Since 2012

Prices for dozens of popular prescription drugs increased, sometimes doubling in cost, over the five-year period from 2012 to 2017, according to a new study published on the American Medical ...
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A Common Ingredient in Many Supplements Is Dangerous for Pregnant Women

Contents of some herbal supplements sold across the country in vitamin and nutrition stores may pose a significant danger to some people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ...
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Bad Diet Could Be to Blame for a Surprisingly High Share of Cancer Cases

Poor diet has long been linked with cancer risk. Although the risk of 13 different cancers is known to increase due to obesity, for example, the actual impact has not ...
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We May Have Been Wrong About the Connection Between Coffee and Poop for Years

The relationship between coffee and bowel movements has been known for a long time. That relationship usually has been tied to the stimulating effect of the caffeine in coffee. About ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued five new safety alerts, three related to product recalls, one regarding a battery depletion issue in Medtronic pacemakers and one warning ...
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These Are the Most Used Drugs in the World — And Opioids Aren’t Even in the Top 5

About 53 million people worldwide use opioids or their natural counterparts and nearly half of them develop substance-abuse disorders leading to about 118,000 overdose deaths every year, According to the ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three new safety alerts, all related to product recalls, including a device used in infants to enlarge the opening between the ...
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The One Almost Sure Sign You Have Measles

The 2019 measles outbreak is the worst in years. From the start of the year until April 26, which is the most recent data available, the number of measles cases ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued four new safety alerts, all related to product recalls, including a recall of a fentanyl (opioid) transdermal patch. The FDA issues ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three new safety alerts, one related to devices used to assess or diagnose head injuries, one related to product labeling and ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning Monday to users of test strips to monitor health conditions like blood glucose and warfarin levels. The FDA issues ...
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Do E-Cigarettes Cause Seizures in Young Users?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a safety alert related to the use of e-cigarettes, especially among young Americans. The agency has received a number of ...
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