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A Look At How The Revolving Door Spins From FDA To Industry

About 27 percent of Food and Drug Administration reviewers who approved hematology-oncology drugs from 2001 through 2010 left to work for the industry they previously regulated, an analysis found.
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These Women Discovered It Wasn't Just Fat: It Was Lipedema

People with tree-trunk-like legs who can't lose weight through diet and exercise may have lipedema, a lymphatic disorder. It's not clear what causes it, and most doctors aren't familiar with it.
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New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA from three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.
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Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.
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92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."
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Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California's proposed increase of $2 a pack may, too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.
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D.C. Council Considers Joining Several States In Eliminating The 'Tampon Tax'

The Council's Committee on Finance and Revenue hears testimony Wednesday on whether the District should continue collecting taxes from the sale of feminine hygiene products and diapers.
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Expansion Proposed For Women's Health Services Without A Copay

The list of preventive services that insurers would cover without a copay could grow to include mammograms for younger women and perhaps even vasectomies for men.
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Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.
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Walking Fends Off Loss Of Mobility, And It's Not Too Late To Start

People in their 70s and 80s recovered more quickly from physical setbacks if they remained active, a study finds. Walking a total of 150 minutes a week with some strength training did the trick.

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