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Medical News Today: What are the side effects of Adderall?

Adderall is a stimulant drug that people with ADHD can take to relieve their symptoms. Adderall can have mild to severe side effects. Learn more here.
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Ultra-processed foods lead to higher calorie consumption and weight gain

People who eat a lot of ultra-processed foods - such as frozen entrees, white bread and canned side dishes - tend to consume more calories than those who eat foods that aren't processed, a new study suggests.
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Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic.
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U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture within weeks will begin testing sick and dead pigs for a hog virus that has killed herds across Asia in an effort to minimize devastation if the disease enters the United States, the agency said on Thursday.
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Factbox: Alabama abortion ban triggers Twitter reaction storm

Celebrities, activists and politicians swarmed social media to air their opinions on a new law, signed on Wednesday, that almost totally bans abortion in Alabama.
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Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria explain the link between stress and autoimmune disease?

A mouse study shows that persistent social stress alters gut bacteria in ways that raise the likelihood of immune system attacks on the body's own tissues.
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Five U.S. states sue Purdue Pharma over marketing, selling of opioids

Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, including OxyContin, contributing to a nationwide epidemic.
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Healthy diet cuts risk of dying from breast cancer in older women

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial.
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Medical News Today: How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition.
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Opioids crisis has spread beyond United States: OECD

Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the OECD club of wealthy nations said on Thursday.
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

Missouri's Senate passed a bill on Thursday to ban abortions eight weeks after conception, except for medical emergencies, the latest attempt in a Republican-controlled state legislature to restrict the rights of women to terminate their pregnancies.
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Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China

British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which will seek regulatory approval for the pigs in the world's biggest pork market.
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Medical News Today: Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

According to a recent study, virtual reality might provide a useful tool for treating dementia. Among other things, it may help improve memory.
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Medical News Today: Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk

A large new study has found an association between glucosamine, a common dietary supplement for joint pain, and a lower risk of cardiovascular problems.
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Roche: FDA approves drug combo Venclexta plus Gazyva for previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Roche said on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a treatment using its drugs Venclexta plus Gazyva for people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Roche: FDA approves drug combo Venclexta plus Gazyva for previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Roche said on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a treatment using its drugs Venclexta plus Gazyva for people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law

Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her...
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U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor.
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Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban

Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in political conservatives' latest challenge to the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to term...
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Medical News Today: What foods reduce testosterone?

Certain foods influence hormones. Soy products, dairy, and alcohol all reduce testosterone. Lifestyle changes can help a person maintain their hormone levels. Learn more about some of the foods that lower testosterone here.
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'Hidden health crisis' of snakebites gets $100 million funding injection

A global health trust is to inject 80 million pounds ($102 million) into finding more modern and effective treatments for snakebites - a "hidden health crisis" that kills 120,000 people a year and maims thousands more.
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Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday.
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Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat

At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat.
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Scientists in new push to control cancer before curing it

Cancer scientists in Britain are launching what they call the world's first "Darwinian" drug development program in a bid to get ahead of cancer's ability to become resistant to even the newest treatments and recur in many patients.
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Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law

Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest bid by political conservatives to try to roll back the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 ruling establishing a woma...
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North Carolina Attorney General sues Juul for targeting youth

North Carolina's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the biggest U.S. e-cigarette maker that is already under intense scrutiny for its products' usage among teenagers.
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Medical News Today: What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of parts of the digestive system. It is possible for women with ulcerative colitis to get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and give birth safely. Learn more about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy here.
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Lead measured in teeth of kids living near former battery-recycling plant

Children living near a former car-battery recycling plant in Los Angeles have lead in their baby teeth at levels that track with neighborhood contamination, according to a study of exposure to the toxic metals in the womb and during early childhood.
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Medical News Today: Melatonin for sleep: What to know

Melatonin is a hormone that the body produces when it gets dark to signal that it is time to go to sleep. Melatonin supplements can help people with sleep problems get a good night’s rest. Learn more here.
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Too much vitamin B6 and B12 tied to hip fractures in older women

Older women who take supplements with high doses of vitamins B6 and B12 may be more likely than their counterparts who don't to experience hip fractures, a U.S. study suggests.
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Medical News Today: How much ibuprofen is too much?

Taking too much ibuprofen can cause mild to severe side effects. In rare cases, it can be fatal. Learn more about dosage and safety here.
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Medical News Today: What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods such as fish. Their potential benefits include reducing inflammation and heart disease risk. Adversely, omega-3s may cause bleeding problems if someone is on certain medication. Learn more here.
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Benzodiazepines in early pregnancy tied to heightened risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who take a class of drugs that's often prescribed for anxiety or insomnia may run a higher risk of miscarriage, a new study suggests.
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Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms of gestational diabetes, such as increased thirst and blurred vision, here.
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U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban

U.S. abortion-rights activists vowed on Wednesday to challenge an Alabama bill that would ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, the latest attempt by conservatives to reverse a 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's right to aborti...
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ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law

The American Civil Liberties Union, its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman's pregnancy.
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Medical News Today: Novel Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human testing

A drug that tackles toxic protein buildup in Alzheimer's disease in a novel way has passed phase 1 of clinical trials, which tests safety in humans.
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Medical News Today: How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

A new study looks to both humans and mice to understand how some whole grains can help maintain gut health and prevent diabetes and cancer.
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Light physical activity might help keep the brain young

A recent study suggests that light physical activity may help stave off signs of aging in the brain.
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Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion.