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111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in first 6 months of California right-to-die law - Los Angeles Times
Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her daughter, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old California woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press). By Soumya KarlamanglaContact Reporter · Drugs and ...

Research finds 1 in 3 American cats and dogs are too plump - CBS News
A new study shows the nationwide obesity epidemic now includes our pets. Busy lifestyles and unhealthy diets are wreaking havoc on our pets and while porky animals may look cute, the extra fat can cause life-threatening conditions, reports CBS News ...

Plague Is Found in New Mexico. Again. - New York Times
The cause of plague, Yersinia pestis bacteria, in the foregut of a flea. Credit Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images. The New Mexico Department of Health said this week that two women were found to have plague, bringing the total number of people ...

Will cancer warning make you avoid Roundup weed killer? - The San Diego Union-Tribune
The weed killer Roundup will become the latest product in California required to carry a label alerting consumers that exposure is believed to cause cancer, state regulators announced this week. The decision marks the latest flash point in a years-long ...

Skin patch may be the future of flu vaccines, study suggests - CNN
(CNN) The future of flu vaccines just might come in a tiny, prickly patch. A phase 1 clinical trial, the results of which were published in the medical journal Lancet on Tuesday, has deemed the dissolvable microneedle flu patch to be "well tolerated ...

Charlie Gard's parents 'hope to use donations to set up charity' - BBC News
The mother of Charlie Gard has suggested 1.3m donated by the public for her son to undergo experimental therapy will instead go to charity. Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected Charlie's parents' plea to intervene in his case.
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Increasing reports of side effects from cosmetics - CBS News
When you purchase a new eye shadow or shampoo, you expect those products will be safe and that they won't cause skin breakouts -- or worse. But new research found that's not always the case. And, because cosmetics are woefully underregulated in the ...

Boston Children's named best pediatric hospital for 5th year in row - The Boston Globe
Boston's Children's Hospital was named the best pediatric hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report for the fifth year in a row on Tuesday. ?It is certainly an honor to be named the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News ...

Narcan may be no match for 2 new fentanyl strains - WSOC Charlotte
ATLANTA - Two new strains of fentanyl are so deadly that they may be immune to naloxone, also known as Narcan, the drug used to save those who have overdosed, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday in a news release.
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New Hampshire woman mauled in face by rabid bobcat - Fox News
A New Hampshire woman was mauled by a rabid bobcat on Sunday, June, 25, 2017. (Gene Dabrowski ). A New Hampshire woman was mauled by a rabid bobcat on Sunday and suffered minor injuries. Elsie Dabrowski, 80, was gardening at her Sunapee ...

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