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Medical News Today: Almond milk vs. soy milk: Which is better?

Almond and soy milk are the two most popular plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. In this article, we look at the nutrition, health benefits, and environmental considerations of almond and soy milk.
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Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk

People who use cannabis every day run a significantly higher risk of developing the serious mental illness psychosis, especially if they use more potent forms of the drug, such as skunk, scientists said.
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Second U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused cancer

A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a $289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case.
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J&J and Sientra get FDA warning letters over breast implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to Sientra Inc and a Johnson & Johnson unit for failing to comply with the post-approval study requirements for their breast implants.
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Canada to create national drug agency to help cut cost of medicines

Canada will create a national drug agency to help cut the cost of prescription medications as part of a plan to broaden the state-funded healthcare program, the finance ministry said in its budget on Tuesday.
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Prescriptions for healthy food might save lives - and money

(Reuters Health) - Healthy food prescriptions written for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries might lower the risk of costly chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and at the same time lower the costs of care, a new study sugge...
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U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused man's cancer

A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases.
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Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself...
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Younger knee replacement patients have more complications

(Reuters Health) - Total knee replacement is increasingly being performed in younger people, and new research suggests younger patients have higher complication rates.
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J&J and Sientra get FDA warning letters for breast implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to Sientra Inc and a Johnson & Johnson unit for failing to comply with the post-approval study requirements for their breast implants.
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Canada to create national drug agency to cut cost of medicines

Canada will create a national drug agency to help cut the cost of prescription medications as part of a plan to broaden the state-funded healthcare program, the finance ministry said in its budget on Tuesday.
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San Francisco officials look to ban sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco officials on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes from companies such as Juul until a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as part of the city's efforts to tackle underage vaping.
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Medical News Today: How to treat a sinus infection

Sinus infections are common. They cause congestion, headaches, and pain in the face. Learn about how to get rid of a sinus infection in this article.
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Study finds weight loss target for morbidly obese before knee surgery

(Reuters Health) - For morbidly obese patients having knee replacement surgery, losing at least 20 pounds beforehand leads to shorter hospital stays and lower odds of being discharged to a facility, a new study has found.
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WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research

It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday.
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Sientra gets FDA warning letter for breast implants, shares fall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Sientra Inc for its silicone gel breast implants that were approved by the agency for breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures.
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Asthma medication use varies among Latino youth

(Reuters Health) - A new U.S. study of groups of Latino youth with asthma sheds light on potential health disparities. Puerto Rican children were less likely than Mexican kids to use asthma inhalers regularly, researchers found.
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Sientra gets FDA warning letter for breast implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Sientra Inc for its silicone gel breast implants that were approved by the agency for breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures.
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GSK reports positive data from trial of endometrial cancer drug

GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday a study testing its experimental drug dostarlimab in women with recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer showed promising results.
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Medical News Today: CBD for cancer: Everything you need to know

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound in the cannabis plant. It may benefit people with cancer by reducing symptoms of the disease and its treatment. Learn more about the research here.
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Medical News Today: What causes blurred vision and a headache?

Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article.
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Medical News Today: How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments

Mutated p53 tumor suppressor protein is a key driver of most cancers. Now, scientists have identified its mechanism of stability and how to disrupt it.
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Medical News Today: Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link

Heart disease raises the likelihood of depression, and vice versa. New research moves closer to understanding the mechanism that explains this link.
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Medical News Today: Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

New evidence suggests that a combined light and sound stimulation therapy could boost brain health and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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FDA puts partial hold on clinical trials of AbbVie's cancer drug

AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a partial clinical hold on all trials of its cancer drug Venclexta for multiple myeloma, after a review of data found a higher proportion of deaths in the Venclexta arm of the late...
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FAO calls on Vietnam to declare swine fever a national emergency

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday advised Vietnam to declare a rapidly spreading outbreak of African Swine Fever as a national emergency.
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Medical News Today: Can you detect changes in the earth's magnetic field?

For years, scientists have debated whether or not humans can detect magnetic fields. The latest research concludes that at least some of us can.
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Medical News Today: Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

A new review of existing studies examines the effects of sit-stand desks on work performance, posture, behavior, health, and more.
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Medical News Today: What to know about MCL tears

The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, of the knee can tear due to injury and cause pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Learn more about MCL tears here.
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Medical News Today: Causes of nausea and loss of appetite

Causes of nausea and loss of appetite include food poisoning, allergies, and medications. The cause of these symptoms will determine the treatment. Learn more about loss of appetite and nausea here.
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Medical News Today: What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Stomach pain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. Most often, pain in the upper stomach or abdomen is harmless, though people should know when to see a doctor. Learn more about the causes and treatment for upper abdominal pain during pregnan...
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Medical News Today: Can CBD help you lose weight?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant. Some people claim that it can aid weight loss by supressing appetite and burning fat. Learn more here.
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Medical News Today: What to know about cod

Cod contains vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This makes it a very beneficial food source. Learn more about the health benefits of eating cod here.
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Medical News Today: How to remove warts with salicylic acid

Warts are usually harmless but can be bothersome if they appear in certain areas. Learn how to use salicylic acid for wart removal in this article. We also cover other treatment options.
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Medical News Today: What are the early symptoms of cancer in men?

Men have a higher risk of dying from cancer than women in the United States. However, recognizing the early signs can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Early symptoms of cancer in men can include changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss...
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Soda, sports drinks tied to higher risk of early death

(Reuters Health) - People who consume lots of sugary sodas and sports drinks every day may be more likely to die early of causes like heart disease and cancer than people who rarely if ever indulge in these beverages, a U.S. study suggests.
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Medical News Today: Does coconut oil promote weight loss?

Many people claim that adding coconut oil to the diet can help promote weight loss. However, these claims tend to rely on studies that investigated medium-chain triglycerides oils rather than coconut oil itself. Learn more here.
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More U.S. youth seeking help during psychiatric emergencies

(Reuters Health) - The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study suggests.
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Medical News Today: What is the average length for a baby?

Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below average...
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Light physical activity tied to lower heart disease risk in senior women

(Reuters Health) - Senior women may be able to reduce their risk of developing heart disease by increasing the number of hours they spend in low intensity activities, such as walking and gardening, a new study suggests.