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Boy whose heart stopped after bite of hot dog found to have rare condition
wtvr.com
A 9-year-old boy who was enjoying a hot dog took an overly big bite — and went into cardiac arrest. But choking wasn't the cause, according to a case study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. The terrifying incident had a much more unlikely ...

NBCNews.com
Cancer Pen Could Detect Tumors During Surgery in Seconds
NBCNews.com
A handheld “pen” can detect cancer cells within seconds, speeding up diagnosis and helping surgeons more accurately remove tumors, researchers reported Wednesday. The probe works in real time, and is at least as accurate as removing a tissue sample ...

CNN
Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug
CNN
Washington (CNN) When Insys Therapeutics got approval to sell an ultra-powerful opioid for cancer patients with acute pain in 2012, it soon discovered a problem: finding enough cancer patients to use the drug. To boost sales, the company allegedly took ...

New York Times
Lasker Prizes Go to Planned Parenthood and Developers of HPV Vaccine
New York Times
Outside the Sanger clinic in Brooklyn, the first Planned Parenthood clinic, circa 1916. The organization will be awarded one of the nation's most prestigious prizes in medicine this month. Credit Social Press Association, New York, via Library of Congress.

CNN
Blood clot risk -- and other problems -- might be tied to how tall you are
CNN
(CNN) How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study. Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according ...

Chron.com
What the most recent polling shows about Texas' opinion on marijuana
Chron.com
On Wednesday, Texas issued its first medical marijuana licence for a company aiming to help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. With more companies expecting medical marijuana licenses soon, how do Texans feel? According to a February 2017 poll ...

CBS News
New report a "wake-up call" about stroke risk
CBS News
After decades of seeing improvements, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths in American adults, according to new government research. The report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that in addition to progress ...

Arizona Daily Star
Arizona's health chief seeks limits on opioid prescriptions
Arizona Daily Star
PHOENIX — The state's top health official wants to limit how many pills with opiates patients can get at once, outlaw paper prescriptions for those drugs, and ban doctors from giving out the drugs themselves. Dr. Cara Christ also wants opioid bottles ...

BBC News
Chinese debate medical rights after pregnant woman's suicide
BBC News
Chinese social media users are reacting with shock and horror after a heavily pregnant woman killed herself, reportedly after her family refused to let her have a caesarean section. The 26-year-old woman, surnamed Ma, jumped from a hospital window in ...

CNN
Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough, study says
CNN
(CNN) Women going through midlife aren't getting enough sleep, according to a new government report. More than one in four middle-aged women reported experiencing difficulty falling and staying asleep four or more times during the week. More than one ...

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