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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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Americans Borrowed $88 Billion for Health Care Last Year

Health care costs in the United States are generally measured as the highest in the world. Last year, many Americans could not afford their health care costs and so borrowed ...
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Why Is Purdue Settling Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit for $275 Million?

In 2017, more than 28,000 Americans died from overdoses of semisynthetic opioid drugs like oxycodone, nearly twice as many as died from heroin (a natural opioid) overdoses. Between 1999 and ...
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Do E-Cigarettes Cause A Surge In Heart Attack Risk?

There has been little exact proof about how much damage e-cigarettes can do to health. Also know as “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems,” the public ...
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How Soon Will Robots Replace Doctors?

Robots proved to be far better than human doctors at predicting whether a high-risk lesion is benign or a malignant predecessor to breast cancer. An artificial intelligence (AI) system developed ...
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Fast Food Much Less Healthy Than 3 Decades Ago

Fast food is usually characterized as unhealthy, with high amounts of fat, salt and sugar. A new study shows that many of these problems have worsened and that fast foods ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The government of the Philippines has banned the importation, sales and distribution of Dengvaxia products manufactured by Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY) subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur, and it revoked the products' certificates of ...
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Who’s to Blame for the US Opioid Epidemic

For more than half a decade, the United States has seen an incredible rise of an opioid epidemic within its borders. Fatal overdoses have claimed the lives of many as ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The government of the Philippines has banned the importation, sales and distribution of Dengvaxia products manufactured by Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY) subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur, and it revoked the products' certificates of ...
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Trump Is Obese, Like 93 Million Other Americans

President Donald Trump had his annual physical. He weighs 243 pounds and stands six feet and three inches tall. That gives him a body mass index of 30.4, which is ...
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Tobacco Use Surges Among Young People, Triggered by E-Cigarettes

Around 4.9 million middle and high school students used tobacco in 2018. That is up from 3.6 million in 2017, a 36% increase. Virtually the entire increase was due to ...
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Alarming Trends on E-Cigarette Use Among High School and Middle School Students

It is supposed to be undeniable that smoking and using any forms of tobacco is bad for your health. And the rate of smoking cigarettes has been on the decline ...
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