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Mylan recalls thousands of EpiPens over defect

Mylan Pharmaceuticals (MYL) is recalling thousands of EpiPen anti-allergy injectors in overseas markets over concerns that a defective part could cause them to malfunction. The drugmaker said Tuesday that its Australian subsidiary, AlphaPharm, has recalled four EpiPen batches, totaling 80,000 devices, after receiving two reports of the injectors failing to work properly. None of the […]
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9 deaths linked to rare cancer from breast implants

Nine deaths from a rare form of cancer have been linked to breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. Red flags were raised in 2011 regarding the safety of breast implants and their possible link to a type of lymphoma, but the FDA has now updated information on the risk to women with […]
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Counterfeit condoms allegedly from China seized in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms that allegedly came from China. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that it could not provide further details because the investigation is ongoing. Authorities only said that the seizures occurred over five days. Officials said […]
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Smartphone sperm test could screen for infertility

What would happen if screening for male infertility was just about as easy as taking a pregnancy test in your home bathroom? That’s the question researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital tried to answer when they went about developing a smartphone-based test that men could use to test their semen in […]
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Former 49ers great says he has ALS and suspects football caused it

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, perhaps best known for “The Catch,” posted a somber note on social media Sunday announcing he was diagnosed with ALS, CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson reports. “I wanted to share some unfortunate news: I have ALS,” Clark tweeted. I wanted to share some unfortunate news: I have ALS. https://t.co/RqU0fFT98g — Dwight Clark (@DwightC87) March 20, […]
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Baby born with 2 extra legs undergoes surgery

Doctors in Illinois have forever changed the life of a baby girl from Africa’s Ivory Coast.  She was born with four legs and two spines — and would likely have faced paralysis without surgery. Grandmother who thought she was “plump” has 140-pound tumor removed Woman dies after Brazilian butt lift surgery goes wrong at Florida […]
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Congress Moves Toward Major Changes at the V-A

House Passes Legislation Allowing VA Employees to be Fired, if Necessary
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Republicans are divided over how to reform Medicaid

WASHINGTON — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who’ve made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They’re hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive. It’s a gradual approach, with additional options for states. It’s likely to involve more federal spending […]
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Will new drugs eliminate hepatitis C for good?

Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United States. The oral medications “work really well in most patients that have hepatitis C,” said Dr. Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, the study’s lead author. […]
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Genetically modified mosquito use considered in Houston

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. The Houston Chronicle reports that Harris County, Texas, officials are negotiating with a British biotech company, Oxitec, to release mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered to produce offspring that […]