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FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot

July 21, 2018

Synthetic marijuana products spiked with an ingredient in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations, the FDA says. The contaminant — a ...

Bayer to Halt Sales of Essure Birth Control Implant

Drug maker Bayer announced Friday that it would stop US sales of the birth control implant Essure by the end of 2018. WebMD Health

Women Diabetics’ Cancer Risk Higher than Men’s

Among people with diabetes, women have a 6 percent higher risk of cancer than men, researchers have found. WebMD Health

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90

Ninety people have gotten sick from raw turkey tainted with salmonella bacteria in 26 states, the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned on ...

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly

A growing number of Americans are dying from liver disease and liver cancer.The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are ...

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?

For most healthy people, cycling, gardening and playing sports can lead to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of first heart attack or heart ...

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

The risk of heart attack among pregnant women increased 25 percent between 2002 and 2014, with the rate rising from 7 to 9.5 for every ...

HPV Shot Rids 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer

On a hunch, a doctor injected the Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, directly into the tumors of a woman with advanced skin cancer. The tumors disappeared. ...

1 in 4 Docs Report Sexual Harassment by Patients

In a recent survey by Medscape, 27% of doctors said they had been sexually harassed by patients in the office, including those who acted in ...

Hidden Blood in Feces Can Signal More Than Cancer

Blood in your stool, even if it’s not visible, can be a sign of a number of potentially deadly conditions, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, ...

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