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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FDA OKs Glaxo’s inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn’t one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

Disasters cause stress, and stress can cause relapse for people struggling with addiction, whether their problem is alcohol, tobacco, pills or heroin.

Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over.

Medicaid fueling opioid epidemic? New theory is challenged

Is Medicaid expansion contributing to the rise in opioid abuse?

37 people nationwide contract infection linked to turtles

CDC officials said Tuesday that 37 people across 13 states became sick with infections stemming from contact with pet turtles.

MAP MONDAY: The Opioid Epidemic in America

Despite the efforts of politicans and public health officials, the opioid epidemic in America continues to charge on.

Some treatment centers keep addicts hooked for insurance $$$

The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley’s youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance abuse treatment facilities, the owner was more interested in defrauding insurance companies by keeping addicts hooked, her family says.

Lab-made mini organs helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis

These so-called organoids mimic features of full-size organs, but don’t function the same way. Although many of the tiny replicas are closer to undeveloped organs found in an embryo than adult ones, they are helping scientists unravel how organs mature and providing clues on how certain diseases might be treated.
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