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How Big A Risk Is Acetaminophen During Pregnancy?

A study found that behavioral problems were more common among children of women who took the pain reliever during pregnancy. But interpreting the results isn't as straightforward as you might expect.
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What's The Best Way To Stop Taking Powerful Prescription Drugs?

With all the concern about opioid addiction, some patients are worried and want to stop taking powerful medication. Tapering the drugs gradually may be a better way to do that than going cold turkey.
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Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

Insurers have released the latest lists of prescription drugs they won't cover in 2017. Express Scripts is excluding 85 drugs and CVS Caremark, 131. Some drugs for diabetes and asthma are out.
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Federal State Of Emergency Over Lead-Laced Water Ends In Flint, Mich.

The federal state of emergency in Flint, Mich. expires today, as the city continues to navigate a public health crisis caused by lead-laced water.
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How The Placebo Effect Could Boost An Olympic Performance

One athlete's "psych-up" ritual may psych out an opponent. And even treatments that lack hard evidence of benefit, scientists say, might provide a competitive edge if the athletes believe they work.
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Syrian Conjoined Twins Evacuated From Embattled Rebel Stronghold

Conjoined twin boys Moaz and Nawras have been evacuated out of one of Syria's most embattled areas for urgent medical treatment, following an international appeal to save their lives.
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Through Organ Donation, A Heart Lives On

When Michael Stepien died, Arthur Thomas recieved his donated heart. When Stepien's daughter, Jeni, got married, Thomas walked her down the aisle. Scott Simon reflects on the power of organ donation.
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Lead Levels Below EPA Limits Can Still Impact Your Health

Even tiny amounts of lead in the water can cause IQ deficits in children or high blood pressure in adults.
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Why I'm Fascinated By Parasitic Worms

To many parasitic worms, we are the world. And the way they've evolved to live within us — without wiping us out — is stunning.
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Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

After a 1964 poll of psychiatrists found almost half considered Barry Goldwater psychologically unfit to be president, the doctors' professional society said they should stay mum on mental fitness.

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