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Medical News Today: What causes a pulse in the stomach?

Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here.
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Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic

An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.
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Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic

An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.
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WHO flags Ebola risk in Rwanda, but then withdraws its report

The World Health Organization on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda, suggesting the deadly virus could spread to that country for the first time.
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WHO flags Ebola risk in Rwanda, but then withdraws its report

The World Health Organization on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda, suggesting the deadly virus could spread to that country for the first time.
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Medical News Today: What are the signs of emotional abuse?

Some signs of emotional abuse include controlling, shaming, blaming, and purposely humiliating another person. Emotional abuse can occur in many situations. Learn more about the signs, as well as what to do, here.
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Women doctors skip conferences because of family responsibilities

(Reuters Health) - Female cancer experts are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds.
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Medical News Today: What can cause a rash under the breast?

A rash under the breast often results from skin irritation, an allergic reaction, or heat rash. Other causes can include viral and bacterial infections and skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis. Learn more about the possible causes here.
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Second opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisis

An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.
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Medical News Today: What causes red spots on the penis?

A variety of health conditions can cause red spots on the penis, including eczema, balanitis, and some sexually transmitted infections. Learn about these and other causes here.
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Exclusive: Canada warns U.S. against drug import plans, citing shortage concerns

Canada opposes any U.S. plans to buy Canadian prescription drugs that might threaten the country's drug supply or raise costs for its own citizens, officials have told U.S. authorities, in a new setback to the Trump administration's efforts to tackle h...
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Medical News Today: How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping

Methods of helping knee pain when sleeping include trying a new sleep position, using hot or cold packs, and losing weight. Learn more about treating knee pain when sleeping here.
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Medical News Today: Higher iron levels may protect arteries but raise clot risk

A new study links naturally higher iron levels to a reduced risk of clogged arteries but a raised risk of clots related to the slowing of blood flow.
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Recent cannabis use tied to memory deficits, slowed mental processing

(Reuters Health) - People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests.
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Medical News Today: Menstrual cups vs. pads and tampons: How do they compare?

A new systematic review has assessed the safety and reliability of menstrual cups. Its findings are overwhelmingly positive, though some doubts remain.
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Congo Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda, says WHO

A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World Health Organization said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.
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Medical News Today: Why orthopedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

New research into how calluses work for our feet and balance suggests that thick-soled shoes, such as orthopedic shoes, may do us more harm than good.
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Young men 'benefit' in later years when teen pregnancy ends in abortion

When young women use abortion services, the adolescent men who avoid becoming teenaged fathers go on to have better educational and financial futures than peers who do become teen fathers, a U.S. study suggests.
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Malnutrition, disease kill at least 139 displaced in Indonesia's Papua - group

Thousands of people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least 139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an aid group said on Thursday.
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Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern

The World Health Organization has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries.
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Congolese Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda - WHO

A fishmonger who died this week of Ebola may have carried the virus from Congo into Rwanda as well as Uganda, the World Health Organization said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.
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Aurora Cannabis wins contract to supply medical cannabis to Italy

Canadian pot producer Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday it had secured a two-year contract to supply medical cannabis to the Italian government.
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Medical News Today: Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration

A new study in human volunteers and mice identifies which danger signaling molecules lie at the heart of skin rejuvenation pathways.
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Ebola patient suspected of going to Rwanda: report

A woman who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have taken the deadly disease into Rwanda, according to a Ugandan Health Ministry report published by the World Health Organization on Thursday.
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Malnutrition, disease rising in North Korea: aid organization

Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday.
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Medical News Today: Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not.
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Medical News Today: What to know about eye floaters

Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here.
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Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding

U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal.
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Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign.
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Medical News Today: What is ulnar deviation?

Ulnar deviation is when problems with the joints, muscles, or ligaments cause the fingers to bend toward the bone on the outside of the forearm. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments here.
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'Habit' of workouts at consistent time of day tied to meeting activity goals

(Reuters Health) - People who always work out at the same time of day get more exercise overall and are more likely to get the recommended minimum amounts of weekly activity, a small U.S. study suggests.
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WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries.
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Medical News Today: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here.
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U.S. overdose deaths post annual drop for first time in two decades

U.S. overdose deaths dropped last year for the first time in nearly two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday, in a sign that a nationwide epidemic of drug-related deaths is abating.
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California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.
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Paint makers reach $305 million settlement in California, ending marathon lead poisoning lawsuit

After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing.
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U.S. women with less income, education often lack access to infertility care

(Reuters Health) - Although women from all walks of life tend to experience infertility at similar rates, a new U.S. study suggests there are wide disparities in access to treatment.
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Medical News Today: What to know about alcohol bloating

Alcohol can lead to bloating by causing inflammation and discomfort in the stomach. It can also cause weight gain, which can give the appearance of bloating. Learn more about alcohol bloating and how to get rid of it here.
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Male victims of domestic violence struggle to disclose abuse

(Reuters Health) - Men who experience domestic violence and abuse often don't seek help until the problem becomes a crisis, researchers say.
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Maintaining or starting exercise in middle age tied to longer life

(Reuters Health) - Even if they were inactive during their younger years, middle aged and older adults who get at least the minimum recommended amount of exercise each week may live longer than their sedentary counterparts, suggests a large UK study.