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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContinTufts University is ending its relationship with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin Purdue Pharma
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Hair Dye-Cancer Link: 'The Results Do Not Surprise Me'A government study involving nearly 50,000 US women has found a link between those who use permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners and an increased risk of breast cancer, Fox News reports. Research by scientists with the National Institutes of Health, published in the International Journal of Cancer , involved...
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Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, sits for an infusion while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I. New results were released on the experimental medicine whose maker claims it can slow the decline of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New details emerge on drug that may slow Alzheimer’s diseaseA company that claims it has the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results to help explain why one study of it succeeded and another failed
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, a woman browses her smartphone in Philadelphia. Accidental cuts and bruises to the face, head and neck from cellphones are sending increasing numbers of Americans to the emergency room, according to a study that estimates 76,000 cases over nine years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuriesResearchers say careless cellphone use can lead to facial cuts, bruises and fractures
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.  Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pelosi sets showdown vote on Medicare drug negotiationsHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugs
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization prepares vaccines to give to front line aid workers, in Mbandaka, Congo. The vaccine alliance GAVI has announced on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, in a move health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. GAVI is a public-private partnership that includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, among others. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Sam Mednick, file)
Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpileVaccine alliance announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile of about 500,000 doses
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From left, Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko (SNS), MP Radovan Balaz (SNS), MP Tibor Bernatak (SNS) during a Parliamentary session in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Lawmakers in Slovakia are scheduled to debate a proposed law that would compel women seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound and listen to the heartbeat of the embryo or fetus, a move many groups have decried as a backward step for women’s rights. The bill was submitted by three members of the conservative Slovak National Party (SNS) who wrote that it is intended “to ensure that women are informed about the current stage of their pregnancy” before having an abortion. (Pavol Zachar/TASR via AP)
Slovakia rejects bill requiring ultrasound before abortionLawmakers in Slovakia have rejected a proposed bill that would have made it obligatory for women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound and obtain the consent of the father before having the procedure
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Peloton Defends Widely Criticized AdIt's been criticized as sexist , compared to an episode of Black Mirror , and linked to a steep drop in the company's share price—but Peloton is standing by its controversial holiday ad . The ad, which can be seen here , features a woman, who is already slim when she starts out,...
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In this image from video,  people gather outside a health emergency operation center Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Apia, Samoa.  Samoa’s main streets were eerily quiet on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, as the government stepped up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people. (TVNZ via AP)
Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemicSamoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people
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Honolulu Fire Department says firefighters are responding to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard amid reports of a shootingHonolulu Fire Department says firefighters are responding to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard amid reports of a shooting
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Health Official Marks Grim Vaping RecordNow, it's nationwide. Alaska announced Tuesday its first case of vaping-related lung injury—making it the 50th state to do so, CNN reports. "We are fortunate that we haven't identified" such a case "in Alaska until now, but it's not surprising that we have joined the rest of the nation...
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Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers findA study found that the drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia
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