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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 01:17 PM EST

Woman Removes Entire Stomach to Preempt Cancer Diagnosis

Woman Removes Entire Stomach to Preempt Cancer Diagnosis

A Washington woman is approaching the one-year anniversary of a rare milestone: In December 2018, Emily LeFrancq had her stomach removed after finding out that she was a carrier of a mutated gene.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:33 AM EST

New Guidelines Make Hospital Psychiatric Wards Like Prisons, Some Say

New Guidelines Make Hospital Psychiatric Wards Like Prisons, Some Say

New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, stripping artwork from walls and...

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 06:15 PM EST

Trump to Meet on Teen Vaping as Plans for Flavor Ban Fade

Trump to Meet on Teen Vaping as Plans for Flavor Ban Fade<br /><br />

President Donald Trump will meet with medical experts, health advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this week, White House officials said Wednesday. Electronic cigarette...

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 07:25 AM EST

AMA Calls for Total Ban on All E-Cigarette, Vaping Products

AMA Calls for Total Ban on All E-Cigarette, Vaping Products

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to...

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at 05:16 PM EST

Innovative Program at MGH Helps Support Alzheimer's Caregivers

Innovative Program at MGH Helps Support Alzheimer's Caregivers

Having a loved one with Alzheimer's can be exhausting, confusing and costly. Now an innovative program at Massachusetts General Hospital is helping to support those who are caring for Alzheimer's patients.

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 at 02:31 PM EST

Mailing Free Home HIV Tests Helps Detect More Infections

Mailing Free Home HIV Tests Helps Detect More Infections

Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That’s according to a U.S. government study that resulted in many more infections...

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 at 05:31 PM EST

Trump Backing Off Plan to Ban Popular Vape Flavors

Trump Backing Off Plan to Ban Popular Vape Flavors

President Donald Trump is backing away from the idea of banning most flavored e-cigarettes. Trump announced a proposed ban in September, saying he wanted parents to be aware of what a problem vaping had become...

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 at 05:49 PM EST

Apple Nixes Vape-Related Apps for iPhone Users

Apple Nixes Vape-Related Apps for iPhone Users

In an effort to cease the promotion of vape culture with related deaths on the rise, Apple has announced that it will no long offer vape-related apps for iPhones. On Friday the tech giant removed 181 vape apps...

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 at 09:31 AM EST

White House Urgently Ramps Up Push for Drug Cost Legislation

White House Urgently Ramps Up Push for Drug Cost Legislation

The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The...

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 08:34 PM EST

Warren Pushes Back on Critics of Her Health Care Plan

Warren Pushes Back on Critics of Her Health Care Plan

Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to "Medicare for All" and...

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