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F. D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes 9 Nov 2018, 8:25pm Updated F. D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a concern among African-Americans because of its addictive qualities.
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Three US health agencies move to make herbal opioid alternative kratom a schedule 1 drug 9 Nov 2018, 7:54pm Updated Three US health agencies move to make herbal opioid alternative kratom a schedule 1 drug
A letter obtained by Stat News details the findings of FDA and NIH studies finding kratom highly addictive and dangerous. The letter from Health and Human Services asks the DEA to act against kratom.
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The facial prosthetics of World War I 9 Nov 2018, 5:53pm The facial prosthetics of World War I
During the four years of the war, military surgeons developed new techniques on the battlefield and in supporting hospitals. The war sparked the need for prosthetics that changed the future of medicine.
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FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes 9 Nov 2018, 5:42pm FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes
The new policy will apply to flavored cartridge-style vaping products like Juul that have become popular among youths, not the open tank-style systems sold in vape shops and mostly used by adults.
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Third world baby boom as fertility rates plummet in richer nations 9 Nov 2018, 5:29pm Third world baby boom as fertility rates plummet in richer nations
While the world's population skyrocketed from 2.6 billion in 1950 to 7.6 billion last year, that growth was deeply uneven according to region and income.
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1 in 3 US veterans suffers depression and 25% binge-drink, survey finds 9 Nov 2018, 4:00pm Updated 1 in 3 US veterans suffers depression and 25% binge-drink, survey finds
A new survey from the the American Addiction Centers found that one in four veterans who are unemployed and one in three who do work report being depressed
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At War: What Stereotypes Do You See Around Veterans and PTSD? 9 Nov 2018, 2:13pm At War: What Stereotypes Do You See Around Veterans and PTSD?
We’re asking readers to tell us what stereotypes they have observed around military service and PTSD and how they challenge them.
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Phys Ed: How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts 9 Nov 2018, 2:09pm Updated Phys Ed: How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts
Some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change.
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The UK has 50% MORE nurses and midwives than it needs, claims study 9 Nov 2018, 1:35pm Updated The UK has 50% MORE nurses and midwives than it needs, claims study
Researchers led by the University of Washington have claimed having 100 nurses and midwives per 10,000 people is the optimum number, and the UK has 153, which may have 'diminishing returns'.
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 The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces 9 Nov 2018, 1:21pm The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces
Stigma often prevents patients from acknowledging an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A series of high-profile disclosures may help change that.
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Goodbye, Tampon Tax (at Least for Some) 9 Nov 2018, 1:15pm Updated Goodbye, Tampon Tax (at Least for Some)
Nevada became the 10th state to eliminate the so-called tampon tax, freeing consumers of sales tax when buying tampons and sanitary pads.
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Sex addiction more common than previously thought: 1 in 10 men and 1 in 12 women are hooked 9 Nov 2018, 1:00pm Updated Sex addiction more common than previously thought: 1 in 10 men and 1 in 12 women are hooked
A University of Minnesota study found that 10 percent of men and six percent of women struggle to control intrusive sexual urges - rates far higher than psychiatrists previously estimated.
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Soy Baby Formulas Tied to Menstrual Pain 9 Nov 2018, 11:57am Soy Baby Formulas Tied to Menstrual Pain
Women fed soy-based formula as babies were more likely to have severe menstrual pain as adults.
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Cancer specialists slam decision by health watchdog to NOT recommend a drug for ovarian cancer 9 Nov 2018, 11:39am Cancer specialists slam decision by health watchdog to NOT recommend a drug for ovarian cancer
Nice has ruled against expanding the use of groundbreaking drug olaparib, developed by British scientists. Charity cancers call it a 'bitter blow' to thousands who could miss out.
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Revealed, the countries with the highest fertility rates 9 Nov 2018, 11:23am Updated Revealed, the countries with the highest fertility rates
Worldwide statistics from the Global Burden of Disease Study have revealed the countries where women have the most and fewest babies on average, finding poorer countries have far more.
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Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear 9 Nov 2018, 8:03am Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear
The mother of a boy killed by a polar bear, has created a garden inspired by his idea.
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Over-65s struggling to get flu vaccine after improved batch was ordered months later than usual  9 Nov 2018, 5:40am Over-65s struggling to get flu vaccine after improved batch was ordered months later than usual 
Barbara Thomas, 75 and from Billingshurst, West Sussex has found herself unable to get the flu jab as her surgery has been low on supplies and many patients have been turned away.
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Ask Well: Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One? 9 Nov 2018, 5:01am Ask Well: Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?
Booster doses can make the flu vaccine more effective, but the benefit is limited to a few specific groups.
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Skincare expert claims we should stop using moisturiser 9 Nov 2018, 4:38am Skincare expert claims we should stop using moisturiser
Edinburgh-based Dr. Sobia Ali warns that the millions of British women using cream on a daily basis could be making themselves dependent on the product, leading to a 'vicious cycle'.
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Man who got penis fillers to boost his girth to 15cm says the procedure has boosted his confidence  9 Nov 2018, 3:56am Man who got penis fillers to boost his girth to 15cm says the procedure has boosted his confidence 
Stuart Price, 36, from Caerphilly in Wales, had injections to boost the girth of his penis from 4.9 inches (12.5cm), which was already above average, to 5.9 inches (15cm).
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Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery 9 Nov 2018, 3:01am Updated Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan are "doing very well", Australian surgeons say.
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Global Health: Dogs Can Detect Malaria. How Useful Is That? 9 Nov 2018, 2:03am Updated Global Health: Dogs Can Detect Malaria. How Useful Is That?
Canines can sniff out the socks worn by children carrying the mosquito-borne parasites, a study found.
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