Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding
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Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of U.S. traffic deaths, but doesn’t get enough attention as a traffic safety issue,…

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Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections
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Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. emergency rooms routinely prescribe antibiotics to babies with the common viral lung infection bronchiolitis, counter to recommendations issued more than…

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Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban Americans
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Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban Americans

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the United States battles an epidemic of opioid abuse, people living in rural areas have nearly…

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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects
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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend…

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FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes Drug
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FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes Drug

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie…

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First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved
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First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first generic version of Sabril (vigabatrin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent complex partial…

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Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration
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Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, and existing treatments are few. But now, experiments in…

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Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes
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Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it…

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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods
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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods

Possible wood contamination has led to the recall of more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets from Perdue Foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and…

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Protecting Seniors From Scammers
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Protecting Seniors From Scammers

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being…

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