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New York's tough paperless prescription law takes effect

bernie_moto/iStock The law aims to fight painkiller abuse by making forgery more difficult, in addition to reducing errors. New York is putting an end to most paper prescriptions for medicine as the nation’s toughest electronic-prescribing law takes effect. As of ...

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Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Chad Ryan/AP Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down ...

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Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

Dr. David Samadi says recent cases have pushed us to reexamine whether there’s a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Recent headlines have pointed to baby powder as a cause of ovarian cancer. Although the debate over whether or ...

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Lead poisoning crisis isn’t limited to Flint, Mich.

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images A Flint, Mich., father comforts his young daughter after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead following the city’s water contamination crisis. Lady Gaga recently sang a powerful song at the Oscar’s about empathy ...

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Candy companies will no longer advertise to children

David Paul Morris/Getty Images The Jelly Belly Factory produces approximately 14 billion jelly beans a year and is among the candy companies that has volunteered to not advertise to children. They’re taking candy from babies. A group of candy companies ...

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Oldest man is 112-year-old Israeli who survived Auschwitz

Dvir Rosen/AP Israel Kristal, 112-years-old, was declared the world’s oldest man Friday by Guinness World Records. JERUSALEM — A 112-year-old Israeli who lived through both World Wars and survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz is the world’s oldest man, Guinness ...

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A patient's guide to high-deductible health care plans

iofoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto In a rapidly changing landscape, patients are absorbing the bulk of healthcare costs up front until they hit their deductible. The shift is changing the way people use and shop for healthcare. Healthcare consumers today are facing a ...

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Coffee can help undo liver damage caused by alcohol

Liv Friis-Larsen/Getty Images Compared to no coffee consumption, researchers estimated one cup a day was tied to a 22% lower risk of liver disease. Drinking more coffee might help reduce the kind of liver damage that’s associated with overindulging in ...

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Woman's sonogram shows dying twin embracing sister in womb

Twins are known to have a special bond, but this one tops them all. A Kansas couple’s unborn child, with a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain, can be seen embracing his sister in the womb in a ...

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SI swimsuit cover model Ashley Graham shares success secrets

theashleygraham via Instagram Ashley Graham, one of the three new cover models for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition, works hard to stay in shape. Curvaceous bikini babe Ashley Graham, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s first plus-size cover girl, told the Daily News ...

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