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(Reuters) – The American Medical Association on Monday urged Americans to stop using electronic cigarettes of any sort until scientists have a better handle on the cause of 450 lung illnesses and at least five deaths related to the use of the products. A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New […]

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NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials have identified about 450 possible cases, including as many as five deaths, in 33 states. The count includes newly reported deaths in California, Indiana and Minnesota. No […]

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(Reuters Health) – Children who have a parent in prison may be more than twice as likely as other kids to have depression, attention problems and conduct disorders by the time they reach adolescence, a U.S. study suggests. They’re also more likely to drop out of high school. And more likely to wind up in […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – People who survive Ebola virus infection face a dramatically higher risk of dying – probably from severe kidney damage – within a year of leaving hospital, according to a study of survivors of an epidemic in Guinea. FILE PHOTO: A health worker dressed in protective suit disinfects an ambulance transporting a suspected […]

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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected efforts by major drugmakers, pharmacies and distributors to dismiss claims that they caused the nation’s opioid crisis, clearing the way for a scheduled landmark trial even as he pushes for a nationwide settlement. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit […]

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(Reuters Health) – Exercise can do more to lower the risk of premature death for patients with cardiovascular disease than for healthy people, a new study suggests. Healthy people did have a lower chance of dying during the study when they were more physically active. But the beneficial effect of exercise was more pronounced for […]

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(Reuters Health) – Tiny bits of plastic may be getting into our bodies via the air we breathe and the food we eat, a new study suggests. Researchers who examined stool samples from eight people from diverse geographic locations found that all contained bits of plastic, according to a report in Annals of Internal Medicine. […]

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(Reuters) – An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month, putting the patients at risk of exposure to bacteria that can cause infections. In a July 22 report here that only recently became public and […]

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(Reuters Health) – Patients who have so-called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures to restore blood flow to the heart may be more likely to have complications with non-cardiac surgery than other people, a U.S. study suggests. PCI is commonly performed for ischemic heart disease, or heart problems caused by narrowed arteries, and for so-called acute […]

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(Reuters Health) – Former professional U.S. football players with a history of concussions may be more likely to experience low testosterone and erectile dysfunction later in life, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined survey data collected from 3,409 mostly middle-aged former National Football League (NFL) players from 2015 to 2017. Overall, 18.3% of them had […]

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