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Digital devices aren’t inherently harmful to kids: new study suggests

Digital devices aren’t inherently harmful to kids: new study suggests

Digital devices like tablets are not inherently harmful to children but parents should limit their access to the technology, a new study conducted by a team of pediatricians suggested.

Oregon issues ‘health alert’ for tainted marijuana

Oregon issues ‘health alert’ for tainted marijuana

Oregon state health officials on Friday issued a “health alert” about marijuana products that might have been tainted with high levels of a deadly pesticide.

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CDC issues Zika testing recommendation for pregnant women

CDC issues Zika testing recommendation for pregnant women

Any pregnant women who has traveled to Miami-Dade County or had unprotected sex with someone who lived in or traveled to this county since 1st of August should immediately get tested for the Zika virus, federal health official have advised.

Issuing the recommendation, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) noted that Zika virus is highly contagious and it can cause serious birth defects.

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Roche’s lung cancer drug Tecentriq gets CDC approval

Roche’s lung cancer drug Tecentriq gets CDC approval

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved Roche’s new immuno-oncology drug Tecentriq for treating the potentially deadly disease of lung cancer.

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Various efforts fail to improve quality of outpatient care: study

Various efforts fail to improve quality of outpatient care: study

Various local, regional and national efforts to improve quality of outpatient care across the United States have failed to show desired results, a fresh analysis of available stats indicated.

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Twin ‘warriors’ recovering after surgery

Twin ‘warriors’ recovering after surgery

Just the sight of Anias and Jadon McDonald in separate beds after hours-long surgery came as a pleasant surprise to their parents as they previously always saw the twins conjoined at the head.

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EMA gives conditional approval to AbbVie’s cancer drug

EMA gives conditional approval to AbbVie’s cancer drug

An advisory committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday gave its conditional backing to AbbVie Inc.’s venclyxto, a drug developed to treat a form of blood cancer.

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Breast cancer deaths decline for both white and black women in U.S.

Breast cancer deaths decline for both white and black women in U.S

Breast cancer death rates are on the decline for both white and black women and the racial gap for deaths related to the disease is closing in the United States, federal health officials said in their latest report.

In the newly released report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) said that breast cancer death rates slipped for white as well as black women between 2010 and 2014. However, overall death rate for white women slipped faster than black women, roughly 2 per cent annually vs. 1.5 per cent.

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DEA withdraws decision to classify kratom as Schedule I substance

DEA withdraws decision to classify kratom as Schedule I substance

Reversing a widely criticized decision, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Wednesday withdrew its notice of intent to classify kratom as a Schedule I substance.

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FDA reaffirms anticoagulant drug rivaroxaban’s safety and efficacy

FDA reaffirms anticoagulant drug rivaroxaban’s safety and efficacy

Following an extended trial and uncertainty, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday reaffirmed the anticoagulant drug rivaroxaban’s safety and efficacy.

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