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THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- Dance classes may beat traditional exercise when it comes to improving older adults' balance -- and it might enhance brain areas related to memory and learning along the way. That's the finding of a small...
(Reuters) - Ardelyx Inc said a second late-stage trial of its drug for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) met the main goal of reducing abdominal pain and increasing bowel movement, sending its shares up sharply in extended trading....
TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 -- Medicare places few limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, even in the face of recent U.S. government guidelines, researchers report. Yale University scientists say Medicare plans for people 65 and older are untapped resources for curbing...
(Reuters Health) - Heartburn sufferers who don’t feel better with standard treatment, but who have no detectable reflux, tend to have greater distress and worse quality of life, according to a new study. In contrast, symptoms in patients with...
SUNDAY, Oct. 8, 2017 -- With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people -- particularly those with diabetes -- to get vaccinated. Many people with diabetes don't get a seasonal flu shot each...
OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - At a community center in Orocovis, an isolated agricultural town of 23,000 in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, six oxygen-dependent patients drew breath with the help of the diesel generator powering their equipment....
FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 -- Discontinuation of the pain-free nasal spray flu vaccine hasn't led to a drop in childhood influenza vaccination -- at least not in Oregon. In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee...
(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday ordered AbbVie Inc to pay more than $140 million to a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack,...
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Researchers at the California Institute of Technology developed a new test that can identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in as little as 30 minutes. Overuse and misuse are causing antibiotics to lose their effectiveness while, at the same...
(Reuters Health) - Gardeners caring for plants in the Euphorbia genus should be careful about handling the toxic sap, according to a new report. More than 2,000 species of euphorbia exist, including succulents like certain cacti, tropicals like Poinsettia,...

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