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Richard Harris

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

Friday, September 23, 2016

In the past 50 years, better medical care and healthier habits have greatly reduced the risk of dying young from heart disease. But the obesity epidemic threatens to reverse that happy trend.

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

Friday, September 16, 2016

The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.

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Trump Releases Medical Information In Doctor's Letter

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Trump campaign released information about the candidate's health Thursday. It shows normal test results.

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Clinton And Trump Release Medical Information

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton's campaign says she's recovering well from her bout of pneumonia and is otherwise in good health. Donald Trump on Thursday appears on the Dr. Oz TV show to talk about his health.

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Clinton Releases Updated Health Information After Pneumonia Diagnosis

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton released updated health information on Wednesday following a pneumonia diagnosis. Her doctor says says she is "healthy and fit" to serve as president.

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Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Campaign Events Canceled

Monday, September 12, 2016

Questions are being raised after Hillary Clinton left a memorial for Sept. 11 victims due to feeling overheated. Later, her doctor revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.

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Federal Survey Finds 119 Million Americans Use Prescription Drugs

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 12 take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, sedatives or stimulants, according to a federal survey. And 16 percent of the time those drugs are misused by nearly 19 million Americans. Health officials are calling for more drug treatment, but also for more care in prescribing drugs in the first place.

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Widespread Use Of Prescription Drugs Provides Ample Supply For Abuse

Thursday, September 08, 2016

A federal survey found that 119 million Americans age 12 and over took prescription drugs that included painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives.

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Pediatricians Recommend Flu Vaccination, Just Not With The Spray

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend using the nasal spray flu vaccine. In late August, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded it wasn't up to snuff.

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Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A genetic test of breast cancer tumors helped identify women whose survival odds would not be greatly improved by chemotherapy. But that test isn't as precise as women and doctors might like.

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Study Of Sudden Cardiac Death Exposes Limits Of Genetic Testing

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Some genetic tests for a common cause of sudden heart failure can be wrong, researchers say, because the underlying science didn't take into account racial diversity.

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How Big A Risk Is Acetaminophen During Pregnancy?

Monday, August 15, 2016

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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Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eight people with serious spinal injuries who practiced hours of interaction with wearable machines for months regained lost feeling and some ability to move.

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A Study Takes The Globe's Blood Pressure And Finds A Dramatic Rise

Monday, August 08, 2016

According to the research, hypertension is now a more common disease in low- and middle-income countries than in wealthy nations.

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Medical Studies Involving Children Often Go Unpublished

Thursday, August 04, 2016

An analysis of pediatric clinical trials found that the results of almost a third of studies that were finished weren't published in medical journals. The lapses raise scientific and ethical concerns.

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You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Popular advice suggests a low-carb diet is necessary to trigger the body to shed fat. But a small, rigorous study finds low-fat diets also spark body-fat loss. The key: Choose a diet you'll stick to.

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Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Most studies of music's ability to ease pain have been small. But an analysis pooling the best research builds a strong case, doctors say, that a dose of music reduces the need for painkilling pills.

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States Haven't Embraced Later School Start Times For Teens

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Here's a number to help frame the debate over whether middle schools and high schools should start later in the morning: A study finds that only 18 percent of these public schools start class at 8:30 a.m. or later, as the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.

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Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

Monday, August 03, 2015

Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to depression or social anxiety.

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