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U.S. News & World Report
FDA OKs Pfizer Drug for Rare, Fast-Killing Type of Leukemia
U.S. News & World Report
FDA approves new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. Aug. 17, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. FDA OKs Pfizer Drug for Rare, Fast-Killing Type of ...

TIME
A New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy
TIME
In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts eat them without reactions for four years. The study, published in the journal Lancet Child ...

NPR
SeaWorld Euthanizes Matriarch Killer Whale Who Had Respiratory Disease
NPR
SeaWorld and animal welfare advocates are mourning the passing of one of the park's oldest killer whales. Kasatka was euthanized at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday evening after suffering from a respiratory infection. Kasatka was a matriarch of the orca ...

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RI sees first positive test for West Nile virus this year
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Rhode Island officials say a mosquito trapped in Warren earlier this month has tested positive for West Nile virus -- the first positive test in the state this year. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File). AA. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say ...

NBCNews.com
Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start
NBCNews.com
Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up. The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers ...

NJ.com
Cops, firefighters, teachers, doctors embroiled in $25M drug fraud scheme, feds say
NJ.com
CAMDEN -- Federal officials announced Thursday that two men have pleaded guilty in a conspiracy that used a network of recruiters, doctors, and state and local government employees to collect millions for unnecessary compounded prescriptions.

CBS News
Americans injuring themselves grooming pubic hair
CBS News
Should you consider trimming or shaving "down there," proceed with care -- a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections are reported more than a quarter of the time, according ...

CBS News
Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell
CBS News
WASHINGTON -- Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood. It's still highly experimental, but initial studies ...

ZDNet
Tiny robot vehicles travel to your stomach to drive away infection
ZDNet
screen-shot-2017-08-17-at-08-56- Wikimedia Commons. The future of drug delivery may be placed in the hands of autonomous vehicles no wider than the width of a human hair. As reported by New Scientist, micromotors -- tiny, autonomous vehicles -- have ...

Zee News
Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women?
Philly.com
THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals an unexpected potential risk factor for breast cancer: city lights. The Harvard Medical School study found an association between living in areas with high amounts of ambient nighttime ...

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