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Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo

The widely prescribed pain drug pregabalin (brand name: Lyrica) may be no better than a placebo when it comes to treating the back and leg pain known as sciatica, a new clinical trial suggests. The study, published March 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that sciatica patients improved to the same degree whether […]
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For whites across America, “deaths of despair” are rising

For many white Americans without a college degree, life in America has devolved in a few short decades from one that offered ample economic opportunity into a socioeconomic dead end. That’s according to new research from Princeton economists Anne Case and Nobel Prize-winner Angus Deaton, who grabbed headlines in 2015 with their finding that the […]
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New studies may make it easier to choose prostate cancer treatment

CHICAGO — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose, but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. The research bolsters evidence that sexual problems and urinary incontinence are more common after surgery than after radiation or “watchful waiting” without treatment. But it […]
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Surgery for baby born with two extra legs

March 21, 2017, 6:45 PM| A baby girl born with two spines and four legs is recovering from life-changing surgery at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Illinois. CBS News’ Don Champion has the story. Caution: some images may be disturbing.
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GOP health plan prompts concern at community health centers

March 21, 2017, 6:38 PM| More than 24 million people received health care from community health centers in 2015. Now that changes to Obamacare are under consideration, doctors and patients are growing concerned about the future of those centers. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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GOP health plan prompts concern at America's widely-used community health centers

Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 8:06 PM EDT Community health centers served more than 24 million people in 2015, which means nearly 1 in 12 U.S. residents received their health care at a community clinic. With expected changes to Obamacare coming, these centers — and their patients — now face uncertainty. One clinic that could […]
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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 […]