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Parasite Sickens Dozens Who Ate McDonald's SaladsA multi-state outbreak of a non-fatal, but nasty, infection has sickened at least dozens and has been traced to McDonald's. The chain has yanked salads from its menu in some 3,000 locations after customers in six states became ill with a parasite called cyclospora. Per USA Today , McDonald's says...
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FILE - This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows a marijuana bud before harvesting at a rural area near Corvallis, Ore. The Oregon agency overseeing the state's legal medical marijuana industry admits in a report it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana programRegulators don't know how much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon, opening the way for black market diversion
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This undated photo provided by SIGA in July 2018 shows capsules of the drug TPOXX. On Friday, July 13, 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the first treatment for smallpox _ a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago _ in case the virus is used in a terror attack. (SIGA via AP)
FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attackUS regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack
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Teen Ends Up in Burn Unit After Cutting Down 'Weed'The "giant horror plant" that recently popped up in Virginia sent a teen working his summer job to the VCU Medical Center burn unit in Richmond, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . Alex Childress, who plans on attending Virginia Tech in the fall, was weed-whacking around Fredericksburg on Tuesday when he stumbled...
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In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 photo, Tom Bates, interim commissioner of the Oklahoma Board of Health, listens during a meeting in Oklahoma City. When nearly 60 percent of voters in Oklahoma approved medical marijuana last month, pot advocates celebrated a hard-fought victory that was the culmination of a years-long effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis. But within just a few weeks, state health officials and the Republican governor signed off on tough new restrictions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuanaOfficials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana
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Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakersA report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company.
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Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experimentOklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved to experiment with a new way of paying for prescription drugs that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective drugs
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FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumersFDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers who tried to buy drugs online or by phone; may be part of a scam to get money
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You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey SmacksThe number of people with salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has grown to 100 across the US, prompting the CDC to issue a blunt warning via tweet : "Do not eat this cereal." The company voluntarily recalled the cereal last month, but the FDA says it's apparently still on...
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Illinois, Iowa officials look into rise in parasitic illnessHealth officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness
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Medicare proposes to pay docs for analyzing texted photosMedicare says it wants to pay doctors for analyzing texted images and for video chats with patients
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The sleep apnea breathing device that Joelle Dobrow uses at her home in Los Angeles lies on her bed on Thursday, July 12, 2018. It's been two decades since doctors fully recognized that breathing that stops and starts during sleep is tied to a host of health issues, even early death, but there still isn't a treatment that most people find easy to use. Dobrow said it took her seven years to find one she liked. "I went through 26 different mask styles," she said. "I kept a spreadsheet so I wouldn't duplicate it." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroomNew remedies for sleep apnea are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's rest
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