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US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.

1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

Trump wants work requirements for Medicaid

Trump wants states to implement work requirements to receive Medicaid.

Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said he’s wary of a broad government role in negotiating prescription drug prices, arguing that it may lead to reduced access for patients.

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

SCARY: An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound.

Trump to mandate more mental health care options for vets

Veterans Affairs Commissioner David Shulkin says officials estimate that about 20 veterans a day take their own lives.

Study: Fitness Trackers Largely Inaccurate When Measuring Calories Burned

Did you get some fitness technology over the Christmas holiday? It may not help you lose weight according to a new study. 

Most big public colleges don’t track suicides, AP finds

Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services.

Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as natural

A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes but is allowing others to move forward over a line of tobacco touted as natural.
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