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23andMe receives FDA approval to report breast cancer risk without a doctor

(Bigstock) 23andMe, a direct genetic testing company, has been approved to educate the population about breast cancer risk associated with three gene mutations – making it the first company to be tested for cancer risk without a prescription in the United States The decision of the Food and Drug Administration is a step forward for the evolving world of consumer …

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Arizona Quarantines Training Barn Related to EHV Case

In many horses, the only sign of EHV-1 infection is a fever that can go undetected. On March 5, 2018, Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) director Mark Killian ordered quarantine of a horse training session at a facility in northern Maricopa County following a nasal swab of a gelding that was positive for equine herpesvirus 1 (FIG. EHV-1) "wild strain" …

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Long Beach, California, close hospital on Active Earthquake Fault Set

(TNS) – Community Medical Center Long Beach, California, will close within four months after a report reveals that the facility is sitting on an active earthquake fault, hospital officials said Monday. Officials said in November the hospital will not meet the state seismic regulations that will come into force next June because of the fault zone under the 94-year-old structure. …

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People being harassed by parents to diet are also pushing their children

Another reason why we need positive body movement: People who are pressured by their parents to lose weight will do the same for their own children – and shame means they are overweight more often. These findings, part of a new study published in the Journal Pediatrics confirms that encouraging parents to diet has adverse effects. "Experiencing parents' encouragement to …

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Community Medical Center closure in 4 months

LONG BEACH, CA – According to a report that found an active earthquake damage on its property and subsequent exodus of its personnel, Community Medical Center Long Beach announced on Monday that it would be closed in four months. The hospital's owner, MemorialCare Health System, announced in November that an on-campus seismic survey had found an active flaw and that …

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Doctors protest Medicare change that would allow pharmacists to refuse opioid prescriptions

More than 150 physicians signed an open letter protesting against a Medicare policy that was designed to severely limit prescribed opioids such as Percocet as described above. Photo: Patrick Sison (AP) In response to the opioid epidemic Each year, killing tens of thousands of Americans, the US government is ready to over-limit the number of opioids Medicare patients have access …

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