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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, an abortion opponent sings to herself outside the Jackson Womens Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court declared Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals courtA federal appeals court says Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional
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Audit: Medical system board was 'deeply compromised' An audit says the University of Maryland Medical System paid $500,000 to buy the self-published books of Baltimore's now disgraced ex-mayor, but there's no evidence any system executives ever read its installments or that a process was in place to determine their fair market value
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Report: Whistleblower says ICE denied healthcare to migrantsA whistleblower report provided to BuzzFeed News alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “systematically provided inadequate medical and mental health care” to detained migrants
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For First Time, a Big Gender Shift for Med StudentsSome research has shown that female patients fare better when seen by women doctors, per Today —which means the latest news out of the Association of American Medical Colleges this week may put many ladies' minds at ease. For the first time ever, the majority of students—50.5% in...
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FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, U.S. health regulators said they approved the drug Vyondys 53 for a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy, a surprise decision after the medication was rejected for safety concerns just four months earlier. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
In surprise decision, US approves muscular dystrophy drugThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second drug to treat muscular dystrophy, the debilitating disease that causes loss of movement and early death
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Pete Frates, right, who inspired the ice bucket challenge, looks at his wife Julie during a ceremony at City Hall in Boston by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declaring the day the Pete Frates Day. Frates, who was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. He was 34. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
Peter Frates, known for ice bucket challenge, laid to restThe priest who presided over the funeral of Peter Frates says the best way to honor the man who helped make the ice bucket challenge a phenomenon is to imitate him
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FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, a radiologist checks mammograms in in Los Angeles. Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decadesWomen who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills
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Judge: Keep Baby on Life Support Till the New YearA family that begged a Texas judge to keep a 10-month-old baby on life support has gotten its wish—at least for a few more weeks. The AP reports Judge Sandee Bryan Marion extended an injunction Thursday to keep Tinslee Lewis on life support at Fort Worth's Cook Children's Medical...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, photo, recovering drug users perform yoga at a de-addiction center in Kapurthala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. India has twice the global average of illicit opiate consumption. Researchers estimate 4 million Indians use heroin or other opioids, and a quarter of them live in the Punjab, India’s agricultural heartland bordering Pakistan, where some of the most vulnerable are driven to drugs out of desperation. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say Scientists describe tramadol as a messy and unpredictable man-made opioid
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In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, photo, Amandeep Kaur, a former tramadol user, covers her face at the de-addiction at center in Kapurthala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. Kaur was pregnant when her husband died of a heart attack. She turned to the sex trade to make ends meet. She wanted not to feel, and a fellow sex worker suggested tramadol. She had no idea she’d get addicted, but eventually needed three pills to get through the day. “If I didn’t have it I felt lifeless, my body ached as if I was going to die,” she said, and joined the line stretching from the addiction clinic’s doors. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world perilMass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk of abuse
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