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(Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted in favor of Johnson & Johnson’s experimental nasal spray, which has a compound similar to often-abused ketamine, bringing the drug closer to approval. FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike […]

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(Reuters) – Seven adult detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston have been diagnosed with mumps, but the contagious disease is contained, the city’s health department said on Saturday. “Since these individuals were isolated inside the facility during the period they were infectious, we do not anticipate these cases posing […]

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Half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity surveyed 2,361 people and found that only 1% were able to name the seven known risk or protective factors for dementia. The six risk factors are heavy drinking, genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, […]

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Woman with massive tumors on legs faces incurable disorder A Brazilian woman who developed massive tumors on her legs caused by a rare genetic disorder has already undergone several surgeries to remove the growths but said it has damaged her relationships and even caused her to lose her job. Karina Rodini said the disease, neurofibromatosis, […]

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File photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apple Watch has already been credited with saving lives by alerting wearers about heart conditions. But can the smartwatch prevent strokes? A new Johnson & Johnson study aims […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device “Punching walls is a favourite one of mine. Punching windows. I’ve broken three windows in the past year. Punching myself in the head, whacking my head against the wall.” Alice Franklin is 25, lives in London and has Tourette’s syndrome. She first started experiencing symptoms around four years […]

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(Reuters) – A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from a Nebraska hospital on Saturday after doctors said they had seen no signs of the deadly disease. The individual, whose name was not released for privacy reasons, did not […]

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(Reuters health) – A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new study suggests. The program helped seniors regain independence and accomplish more activities of daily living, such as bathing, walking across a small room, dressing themselves, grooming, using the toilet and […]

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(Reuters health) – Spending on health care advertising in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades as companies compete for their share of the world’s biggest health care market, a U.S. study suggests. Annual health care marketing surged from $17.7 billion in 1997 to at least $29.9 billion in 2016, driven by […]

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Authorities in two states in the Pacific Northwest have confirmed two separate cases of measles and warned the public on Friday of possible exposure. The Clark County Public health Department in Washington <a href="https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/public-health-investigating-confirmed-measles-case-clark-county” target=”_blank”>said in a news release</a> there was a confirmed case of measles in a child who traveled to Clark County from […]

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