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CANTANHEDE, Portugal (Reuters) – Famous for its roasted suckling pig and wines, the Portuguese city of Cantanhede now hosts the country’s first medical cannabis production farm – a budding European hub of efforts to meet growing demand for the flowering herb. A worker smiles as she shows cannabis plants at the Tilray factory in Cantanhede, […]

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Skipping breakfast and eating dinner close to bedtime could be a deadly decision — especially for those who have already suffered a heart attack, a study released this week suggests. Those who skip breakfast and eat late dinners have a four to five times higher chance of an “[early] death, another heart attack, or angina […]

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(Reuters Health) – The Food and Drug Administration’s new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods and drinks to indicate the presence of so-called added sugars could have substantial health and cost saving benefits in the United States over the next two decades, a new study suggests. Granulated white sugar and sugar cubes are […]

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Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it […]

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FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday. The list price of the drug, known chemically as erdafitinib, […]

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Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective. The UK and Chinese researchers followed 500,000 Chinese people for 10 years. They say the findings are relevant to all […]

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Controversial vaginal mesh implants can be offered again on the NHS in England once certain conditions are met, health watchdog NICE has said. Some women have been left unable to walk, work or have sex after having the implants, which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Use of vaginal mesh <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44763673″ […]

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A Vancouver-based advocacy group is under scrutiny by provincial officials after a report emerged claiming that it has been receiving taxpayer money despite promoting an anti-vaccination agenda. It denies being against vaccines. The charity group Health Action Network Society received about a third of its revenue last year from British Columbia’s government last year, CBC […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device “It got to the point where my lip was actually starting to go up to my nose, it got so bad I could actually feel them starting to split.” For 32-year-old model Lora Evans, a botched lip-filler injection turned into an “excruciating” episode. Some leading experts in Wales’ […]

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LONDON, (Reuters) – People who use cannabis every day run a significantly higher risk of developing the serious mental illness psychosis, especially if they use more potent forms of the drug, such as skunk, scientists said. FILE PHOTO: A box of cannabis cigarette is seen in a coffee shop in Amsterdam October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint […]

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