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$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:37:18 GMT
Bhanu Patel couldn't believe the news. The medication that allows her to move shot up to $375,000. Fearful of becoming a financial burden to her family, she's begun rationing the medication she currently has -- taking two pills a day, instead of four. "The words that I can use is I can't believe this is happening," she said.
FDA chief: Federal government might step in if states don't change lax vaccine laws
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:23:05 GMT
The head of the US Food and Drug Administration says that if states don't require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.
Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:00:21 GMT
The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why.
New recommendations say not all women need genetic testing for cancer. Critics say it could cost lives
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:11:18 GMT
Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to decide who should undergo genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended Tuesday. The mutations increase a woman's cancer risk.
'Alarming' number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:21:27 GMT
An "alarming" number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study.
Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:11:52 GMT
More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."
Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:19:18 GMT
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.
Teen gets vaccinated despite parents' concerns: 'I was doing it for my safety and the safety of others'
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:39:16 GMT
Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.
'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:01:27 GMT
Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says.
Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:45:14 GMT
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:47:35 GMT
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.
For nearly 2 decades, Grand Canyon tourists were exposed to radiation beyond the federal limit, safety manager says
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:49:03 GMT
Uranium ore stored at the Grand Canyon National Park museum may have exposed visitors and workers to elevated levels of radiation, according to the park's safety, health and wellness manager.
Give me some skin: A nighttime ritual to bond parent and child
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:02:47 GMT
One of the greatest tests of a parent's patience comes at night when you are trying to get your child to fall asleep, stay asleep or go back to sleep.
Can you eat your way to better mental health? Study says yes
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:38:34 GMT
It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too.
Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:11:03 GMT
The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving.
Avoid these 'ultraprocessed' foods and you might live longer
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:23:24 GMT
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes.
Killing it with crutches, athlete with spina bifida takes on extreme racing
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:14:09 GMT
Misty Diaz showed no fear as she lined up for the Red Bull 400, a brutal foot race straight up the Olympic ski jump in Park City, Utah.
Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is ... 'complicated'
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:06:35 GMT
"I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
How love sparks better heart health
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:43:12 GMT
When you think of your loved one, does your heart feel warm and fuzzy? Or would you say it skips a beat, goes pitter-patter or begins to race?
All breast cancer patients should get genetic testing, surgeons say
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:59:42 GMT
Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say.