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UN: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake

LONDON – About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Intensive care for addicted doctors often proves effective

WARRIOR, Ala. – The day a 39-year-old surgeon checked into his rustic cabin here at Bradford Health Services, he said he doubted that he could beat his decades-long struggle with alcohol and find...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Is your own doctor the best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists

CHICAGO – The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

TRENTON, N.J. – Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so. Merck & Co. voluntarily pulled the blockbuster drug in 2004 amid...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls, study says

CHICAGO – Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. It’s unclear why,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK – A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. That’s less than commonly-cited estimates from...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

How we got the story about monkeypox

Earlier this year, Washington Post photographer Melina Mara and I traveled with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a village deep inside the Congo rain forest,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

WASHINGTON – Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Region affected by yellow fever vaccine shortage

Production of yellow fever vaccine in the U.S. has been discontinued while the manufacturer transitions production to a new facility. As a result, San Juan Basin Public Health will not receive an...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

ANAHEIM, Calif. – New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Is it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visit

INDIANAPOLIS – Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health