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South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use
 
 
BBC Health News - Pro-marijuana activists in South Africa cheer in court following the landmark ruling.
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Ultra runner Sophie Power on breastfeeding during a 103-mile race
 
 
BBC Health News - An ultra runner mother on why she breastfed her baby during a 103-mile marathon race.
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Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection
 
 
CNN Health News - By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, "my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body," he said.
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12 dead babies found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital
 
 
CNN Health News - The governor of Nairobi has ordered an investigation after he made a surprise visit to a hospital in the Kenyan capital and found the bodies of 12 babies stuffed in boxes and plastic bags
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Hurricane cleanup: How to stay safe when returning home
 
 
CNN Health News - Hurricane Florence has come and gone but the risks from power outages, damaged homes and flooding are still very present for some areas. Recovery efforts are underway in North Carolina and other areas hit by Hurricane Florence.
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Pig poop and coal ash a real concern for people in North Carolina floods
 
 
CNN Health News - Even after a hurricane's immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence -- and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state's key industries: hog farming and coal power generation.
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Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'
 
 
BBC Health News - Midwives want clear advice about how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.
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South African court says marijuana use in private is legal
 
 
ABC Health News - The court says an adult can cultivate cannabis in "a private place."
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Macron announces changes to France's health care system
 
 
ABC Health News - French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled plans to make France's health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years
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Microbead researcher among 6 recipients of Heinz Awards
 
 
ABC Health News - A scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation
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Inspiring grocery store coworkers lose over 200 pounds on keto diet
 
 
ABC Health News - Five colleagues at a Sprouts grocery store in Texas swap recipes to lose weight together.
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Italy confirms Legionnaires' outbreak from cooling towers
 
 
ABC Health News - Officials in northern Italy say they have confirmed that commercial water cooling towers were the source of a Legionnaires' outbreak that sent more than 400 people to the hospital with pneumonia
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Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier
 
 
BBC Health News - A new bedside tool can detect brain damage by measuring oxygen and energy levels using light.
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Hiding my psychosis for 10 years from the age of 12
 
 
BBC Health News - Luke Watkin first experienced psychosis at 12 years old - he didn't talk about it for a decade.
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This is why people hesitate to report sexual misconduct
 
 
CNN Health News - The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades.
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'I've performed 23,000 post-mortems'
 
 
BBC Health News - Dr Richard Shepherd has examined evidence from 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks, and the death of Stephen Lawrence.
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Aspirin use in old age: Risks may outweigh benefits
 
 
CNN Health News - It's one of the most well-known tenets of modern medicine: An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But according to a trio of studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, a daily low-dose aspirin regimen provides no significant health benefits for healthy older adults. Instead, it may cause them serious harm.
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'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future
 
 
CNN Health News - Her son cried out for help via text message on the morning of October 17, a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked this Caribbean island.
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Overdose deaths up in NYC; fentanyl most common substance identified, report says
 
 
FOX Health News - In the country’s largest city, confirmed drug overdose deaths are up over a year ago — and still at epidemic levels — but the rate of deaths has slowed down, according to a report Monday.
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Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks
 
 
ABC Health News - Coca-Cola adds ... cannabis? Company says it's "closely watching" the growth of non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks
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How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence
 
 
CNN Health News - Hurricane Florence has begun its assault on the Carolinas. Non-profits have already arrived, helping with shelters and positioning supplies and personnel to provide support for those in need.
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Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
 
 
FOX Health News - In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers.
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Household cleaning products may be making children fat, study suggests
 
 
FOX Health News - Everyday household cleaning products may be producing unintended consequences for children after a study found that disinfectants have the ability to change gut bacteria, potentially leading to higher body mass index (BMI).
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Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says
 
 
CNN Health News - Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.
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'Trail to Zero' horseback ride raises awareness for veteran suicides, provides therapeutic relief
 
 
FOX Health News - Military veterans and their family members mounted horses on Saturday for the second annual “Trail to Zero” ride through Manhattan in order to raise awareness for the high suicide rate in their community.
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Stanford is stripping the name of a Catholic saint
 
 
CNN Health News - To some, he's a hero.
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Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016: Survey
 
 
ABC Health News - The survey found that marijuana use, however, increased in 2017, especially among pregnant women and young adults.
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Tennessee nurse wrote herself prescriptions for thousands of opioids, documents reveal
 
 
FOX Health News - A nurse has had her medical license suspended after authorities discovered that she used a doctor’s prescription pad to write herself 104 prescriptions to access thousands of powerful opioids.
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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana, survey finds
 
 
FOX Health News - A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens.
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Almost 1 in 11 students has vaped cannabis, report says
 
 
CNN Health News - Even middle schoolers are vaping marijuana, according to a new report.
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Coca-Cola 'in talks' over cannabis-infused drinks
 
 
BBC Health News - A report says the drinks giant is in discussions to develop pot-infused beverages with a cannabis firm.
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Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
 
 
FOX Health News - Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.
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Deaths spiked during UK heatwave
 
 
BBC Health News - When temperatures went up in England this summer, so did deaths, Office for National Statistics data shows.
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To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it
 
 
FOX Health News - The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs.
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NIH starts program to develop sickle cell disease gene therapies
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - The NIH has launched the Cure Sickle Cell Initiative, a program that will create a national repository for data on sickle cel -More- 
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Brazil study supports eye screening for infants after Zika outbreaks
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - A study in Pediatrics found that infants in Brazil with suspected antenatal Zika virus exposure had eye abnormalities that we -More- 
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Ebola cases in Democratic Republic of Congo reach 137
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said five new cases of Ebola virus infection have been confirmed, raisin -More- 
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After earthquakes, Indonesian island deals with malaria
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - Officials have declared a health emergency on the Indonesian island of Lombok, where 128 cases of malaria have been reported  -More- 
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Immune differences found at birth for pediatric leukemia patients
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - A study of neonatal blood samples from 356 children found differences in immune function between those who later developed B- -More- 
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ViiV files MAA in Europe for dolutegravir, lamivudine HIV combo
 
 
AABB SmartBrief news - ViiV Healthcare has submitted to the European Medicines Agency a marketing authorization application for its single-tablet co -More- 
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