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FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended more women should consider gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially those who've already survived cancer once. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene testNew US guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer
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Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in Springfield, Ill. Planned Parenthood said Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File)
Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning programPlanned Parenthood says it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting program participants from referring patients for abortions
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks as he meets with patients and staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019.   Johnson is under increasing pressure Monday to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of widespread problems if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a Brexit withdrawal agreement. (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP)
UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax infoBritain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases
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Chart shows the median percent change for price increases in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amountsPrices for brand-name prescription medicines are still climbing, just not quite as much
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US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug centerPhotos of young people lost to the opioid crisis are perched outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside weighs a plan for a medically supervised injection site in the city
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Congo to use second vaccine to fight EbolaThe head of Congo's Ebola response says another vaccine will be used to fight the outbreak that has killed more than 1,800 people in a year
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Alex Domino, right, the first ever person to receive medical marijuana in Louisiana, purchases his dose at Capitol Wellness Solutions, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so farTwo weeks after Louisiana patients started receiving medical marijuana, pharmacies haven't reported any supply chain problems and the program appears to be going smoothly
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Aretha Franklin's Estate Joins Push on Rare CancerAretha Franklin was famously private about her ailing health in her final years, but now her estate is joining the fight against the rare illness that claimed her life . The Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research is now up and running, reports the Detroit Free Press . It's actually a...
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Her Son Had 323 Doctor Visits by Age 8. But He's HealthyChristopher Bowen is a healthy, athletic 10-year-old kid in Texas. That's quite a difference from the boy who racked up 13 major surgeries and more than 300 hospital and pediatric center visits by the age of 8, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . A remarkable recovery? Not quite. Authorities say he...
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Excessive Daytime Naps May Be Alzheimer's SignalThe health benefits of an afternoon nap have been long extolled, but a new need for excessive daytime napping may come with a red flag. Researchers from UC San Francisco say the trait could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, reports Live Science . In the new study in Alzheimer's...
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Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigsThe Philippine agriculture chief says an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still unspecified disease causing the swine deaths
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