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  • Masahiro Tanaka expected to be limited to 70-75 pitches in return Sunday

    Masahiro Tanaka will make his first start in the majors since July 8 on Sunday against the Blue Jays and Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com yesterday that he will likely be limited to around 70-75 pitches. Tanaka was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in…

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  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called defensive medicine practiced by doctors merely to…

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  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like…

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  • Ayatollah Khamenei’s Cancer Scare

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 75, was hospitalized for a week earlier this month following prostate surgery, and inevitably rumors surfaced that he has cancer (which may be true) and is dying (which may not be). What is certain is that Iran’s ultimate decisions on everything from…

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  • 7 facts anyone taking birth control should know

    1) Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through two different mechanisms All birth control pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy. In a way, birth control mimics the body's response to pregnancy. "There is some truth to the idea that birth control pills trick your body into thinking you're…

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  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

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  • 700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital, tested positive on Aug. 25 and was placed…

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  • Covidien Sonicision Line Expands, 3 Devices Gain FDA Nod

    Covidien plc (COV) recently announced the expansion of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (:FDA) clearance for three additional device lengths − 13 cm, 26 cm and 48 cm. Covidien

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  • Kings' Drew Doughty misses 1st workout with injury

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty missed the first practice of training camp Friday with an upper-body injury. Doughty was injured during an offseason workout back home in Ontario, but has skated in recent days. Kings coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't provide specific details about Doughty's…

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  • Rooms with water damage may be linked to skin problem in children

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Water damage in living rooms or children’s bedrooms, as confirmed by infrared cameras, could be associated with worse eczema in children, says a new study. It often affects children, especially during the first year of life.

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    Study: Obamacare ‘Family Glitch’ Could Hit Up To 2 Million People

    Close to 2 million Americans could be restricted from Obamacare’s coverage expansions due to the health-care law’s so-called “family glitch,” according to a study from the American Action Forum. Obamacare has expanded eligibility to Medicaid in 27 states and Washington, D.C., and the health-care…

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  • Suicide Contagion: How the Media Can Help Fight It (Op-Ed)

    Brian Dyak is president, CEO and co-founder of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), and executive producer of EICnetwork.tv. Dyak contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. It is an extremely powerful force in American culture, one that creates awareness and…

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  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

    Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for…

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  • Doctors wanted to extend life. Instead they extended death.

    In a powerful essay for the Atlantic, Ezekiel Emanuel, head of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Pennsylvania University, says that he hopes to die at age 75. Ezra Klein: You hold two positions here that seem to be in tension with each other. On the other hand, you are loudly…

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  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral…

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  • NFL releases details of new drug policy

    DUI and PED discipline has been ramped up, and marijuana policy is more lax. The NFL and NFLPA passed a new drug policy earlier this week, but it was not until Friday afternoon, after the release of joint statement between the league and its players union, that we saw the details of the new…

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  • Bristol-Myers' (BMY) Yervoy Label Expanded in Canada

    Yervoy is one of the most promising drugs in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMY) portfolio. Metastatic melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer. Yervoy is now approved in more than 40 countries across the globe.

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  • Salix' s Xifaxan 550 sNDA Under Review, Response by Feb 28

    Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.’s (SLXP) supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Xifaxan 550 has been accepted for review by the FDA. The company is looking to expand the use of Xifaxan 550 for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

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  • Eli Lilly's Trulicity Approved by FDA for Type II Diabetes

    Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) received good news when the FDA approved its new injectable diabetes treatment, Trulicity, for adults suffering from type II diabetes. Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, has been approved as an adjunct

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