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Sanders urges Californians to approve drug price ballot measure

Friday at 23:27 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in an opinion editorial published in the Los Angeles Times, on Friday urged Californians to approve a November ballot measure aimed at reining in pharmaceutical prices.

Rehab after heart attack tied to longer, not healthier life

Friday at 22:33 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Heart attack survivors who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs may survive longer, but feel no healthier, than they would without this follow-up care, a U.S. study suggests.

Polio vaccine makers failing to make enough doses: WHO experts

Friday at 21:19 PM, via Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization.

Secondhand smoke linked to higher risk of stroke

Friday at 18:49 PM, via Reuters

Reuters – The increased risk of stroke that comes with smoking may extend to nonsmokers who live in the same household and breathe in secondhand smoke, a U.S. study suggests.

An Airbnb for those who need it the most

Friday at 18:17 PM, via CNN

“Helping others is a human instict and when you see something that really affects you, you want to do something about it,” the creator, Amr Arafa, says

Docs lay out media recommendations for kids, teens

Friday at 17:02 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Cigna ends preauthorization requirement to treat opioid addiction

Friday at 17:00 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Health insurer Cigna Corp has discontinued its policy of requiring doctors to seek authorization before treating opioid addicts, as part of a fight against an epidemic of opioid abuse, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Friday.

Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

Friday at 16:04 PM, via New York Times

There are potential hazards. Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease, experts say.

Huge surge in preventive mastectomies

Friday at 14:12 PM, via Health24

A study found that preventive mastectomy (contralateral prophylactic mastectomy) has doubled in the United States over the past 10 years.

US STIs hit all-time high in 2015

Friday at 13:37 PM, via Health24

According to a high-ranking official, STI rates in the USA are rising and many of the country’s systems for preventing STIs have become eroded.

Merck’s immunotherapy drug succeeds in key bladder cancer trial

Friday at 13:07 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc said its immunotherapy, Keytruda, helped previously treated patients with advanced bladder cancer live longer in a late-stage study, prompting an independent monitoring panel to recommend stopping the trial early.

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