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  • Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.

    Associated Press
  • An exercise scientist told us the 2 things everyone gets wrong about working out

    Exercise is filled with misconceptions. Everyone out there seems to have ideas in their heads...

    Business Insider
  • This Eye Color Is Linked to Alcoholism

    In this June 29, 2004, file photo, a bartender serves two mugs of beer at a tavern in Montpelier, Vt. (Image via AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? “This suggests an intriguing possibility — that eye color…

    Yahoo Health
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    Inside Drugmakers $6.5B Payments to Doctors

    July 1 -- U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial links between the companies and the people who prescribe their products. Bloomberg's Drew Armstrong reports on “Market Makers.”

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  • Indoor tanning not limited to tanning salons

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - The availability of indoor tanning outside of tanning salons may promote risky use because of lax regulation, U.S. researchers say. Outside of tanning salons, U.S. women who tan indoors can often do so at gyms and health clubs, as well as in some private homes…

    Reuters
  • Obama trade bill would boost biotech patents, leak suggests

    A draft of the TPP trade agreement suggests President Obama is carrying the pharma industry's wish list, especially for biologic drugs.

    Fortune
  • BioMarin's NDA for DMD Drug Drisapersen Accepted by FDA - Analyst Blog

    BioMarin's (BMRN) experimental Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatment, drisapersen, has been granted priority review; response expected by Dec 27.

    Zacks
  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.

    Associated Press
  • Bright Beacons for Health Care

    Much of American health care's future can be seen in two synergistic kinds of services in tiny, urban Rhode Island. One is Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). These facilities, set up around America, provide a wide range of free and insurance-subsidized clinical help for millions of…

    Huffington Post
  • Blue Eyes Linked To Higher Risk Of Alcohol Dependence In New Study

    Could a potential sign of alcohol dependence be lurking in your reflection?People with light-colored eyes -- which researchers defined as blue, green, gray, or with brown in the center -- may have a greater chance of becoming dependent on alcohol, a new study from the University of Vermont…

    Huffington Post
  • Sunburn 'Art' Makes Experts Cringe

    This summer some sunbathers are getting a little creative by trying their hand with “sunburn” art. “This is where popular culture is clashing with medical advice,” said Dr. Barney Kenet, a New York-based dermatologist. Kenet said that if people were really aiming to have a good clean example of…

    ABC News
  • Chobani Added to School Lunch Programs — 6 Foods That Should Be Next

    While many yogurts can have as much sugar as a Snickers bar, Chobani’s Greek offerings are relatively light on the sweet stuff and packed with protein. Here’s what else should be on the menu.

    Yahoo Health
  • Germanwings crash panel recommends pilot support centres

    An aviation safety panel looking into the Germanwings crash that is blamed on a suicidal pilot recommended Tuesday that airlines set up mandatory support centres for staff with psychological problems. Investigators say that 27-year-old German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz intentionally downed the Airbus…

    AFP
  • Massachusetts paid sick time requirement set to take effect

    When a paid sick time requirement takes effect Wednesday, state officials say the focus will be on educating employers about the new law, not punishing any for noncompliance. Voters backed a ballot question ...

    Associated Press
  • Implanted drug improves tolerance of sunlight in rare condition

    By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A skin-darkening drug can help protect against serious pain in people with a rare inherited condition that makes them flee sunlight like movie vampires, according to tests in Europe and the U.S. The condition, known as erythropoietic protoporphyria, causes severe…

    Reuters
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    Woman with Amnesia and Cancer Searches for Family

    The woman thought to be in her 50’s was found by firefighters in Southern California.

    ABC News Videos
  • Tenet Healthcare's Acquisitions & Partnerships Look Good - Analyst Blog

    We issued an updated research report on Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) on Jun 29, 2015.

    Zacks
  • Oregon latest US state to legalize recreational pot

    Oregon on Wednesday became the fourth US state to allow the recreational use of marijuana, amid a growing legalization trend in the western United States. The changes in the northwestern state's law come after voters in November approved a ballot measure making it legal to smoke, grow and own pot,…

    AFP Relax News