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(Reuters Health) - More states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, a new study found. But few women are using them, researchers say. The female condom is a barrier contraceptive method that protects against both unwanted...
FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 -- There's still a lot that scientists don't know about how marijuana affects people's health, but new research suggests that smoking pot doesn't seem to take a toll on healthy young kidneys. Studies with animals had...
(Reuters Health) - Many older adults may mishear important medical information from their healthcare providers, a study suggests. Roughly four of every 10 elders said they had misheard a doctor or nurse, researchers in Ireland found. "Patients may not have understood...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Seniors who spend less time each night in the dream stage of sleep may be more likely to succumb to dementia as they age, new research suggests. Known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, this...
(Reuters Health) - People who’d like to reduce their daily calories without restrictive dieting should consider taking their coffee with little or no sugar - and savoring the beverage might help in that regard, researchers suggest. “There are 48 calories...
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- Hernia surgery patients may require far fewer opioid painkillers than they're prescribed, new research suggests. The study included 186 adult patients who had elective inguinal, or "groin," hernia repair surgery under local anesthesia with intravenous...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc's U.S. subsidiary has raised the price of a common diarrhea drug by more than 400 percent and is charging more for five other medicines as well, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. West-Ward...
SATURDAY, Aug. 19, 2017 -- Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months. They also found that cholera vaccines are highly effective...
BOSTON (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses. The settlement, announced by Illinois Attorney...
THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 -- Mom was right -- eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest. "This study provides evidence that breakfast is key for parents to ensure that their...

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