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Friday, July 21, 2017

Health plan’s fall brings dread for ‘Obamacare’ recipients

One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams.

See this? Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman’s eye

What? But how? So many questions...17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye.

Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in...

Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter any:

Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests.

Bone fragment scare forces Sabrett hot dog recall

BLEH! The maker of Sabrett hot dogs is recalling more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs because they may contain bone fragments.

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin.

Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health care

The lawsuit alleges the state violates Latinos’ civil rights because poorly paid health care providers balk at providing treatment.

Survey: US uninsured up by 2M this year as gains erode

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode.

Opioid prescribing is falling in the US, but not everywhere

Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released says.

FDA approves first new drug in 20 years for sickle cell

About 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly blacks, have the disorder and about 275,000 babies are born with it each year worldwide.
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