Trump pledges support for health programs but his budget takes ‘legs...

Amy Goldstein Reporter covering health-care policy and other social policy issues March 14 at 12:56 PM As President Trump stood before a joint session of Congress for his State of the Union address in February, he urged Republicans and Democrats alike to support the audacious goal of stopping the spread of HIV within a decade.…

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Image: Getty Images Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday. It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while hardly budging or even declining for older age groups. Lead…

3 Tobacco Stocks That Will Perform Well Despite FDA Regulations –...

Tobacco stocks recently took a dive on news of the latest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hire. Investors sold these stocks off as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Alex Azar named National Cancer Institute director Ned Sharpless as the interim head of the FDA. Tobacco stocks had initially risen upon news of the resignation…

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A Pennsylvania mom says she was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer not long after giving birth to her daughter. (iStock) A Pennsylvania mom said she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer just weeks after giving birth to her first daughter. In 2015, Lauren Ricottone, of Philadelphia, was urged by her husband, Chris, to…

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In Defense of Telling Patients They’re Dying via Robot – Slate

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Another confirmed measles case in Clark County, bringing outbreak total to...

by KATU Staff Wednesday, March 13th 2019 AA FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened dozens of people in Oregon and Washington, with several more cases suspected, and public health…

How close can you get to LAX by train? – Curbed...

For more than three decades, Los Angeles officials have pursued a rail connection to the city’s largest airport. Starting next year, a new train line will come close—but will pull up short of it. Eventually, that gap will be closed by a people mover at LAX, set to break ground this week. It will link…

9 facts about colon cancer – WSB Radio

Have any ground turkey in your freezer? Be sure to check the label. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, Butterball has issued a recall for more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey over salmonella fears. >> On USDA.gov: Read the recall notice here The products, which include the establishment number EST P-7345,…

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids, but Not Always for the Right...

Image: Getty Images Doctors are starting to give out significantly fewer new opioid prescriptions to their patients, according to a study this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. But some are continuing to prescribe possibly dangerous doses, while others have—perhaps unnecessarily—stopped prescribing opioids altogether. In 2016, following years of pressure to address the…

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