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Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 18 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.
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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 40 min ago
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.
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Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

Pharma news - 5 hours 7 min ago

Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said. Torrey McNabb, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. (0238 GMT) at the Hollman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

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Imprimis Pharma to take on Allergan's Restasis with cheaper product

Reuters Health News - 5 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - Shares of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc sky-rocketed as much as 91 percent on Thursday, after the company said it would launch a cheaper alternative to Allergan Plc's controversial dry eye drug, Restasis, by next month.
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Ex-Girlfriend of MMA Fighter War Machine Recounts Harrowing Attack: ‘If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die’

Pharma news - 8 hours 50 min ago

A woman who was brutally beaten, raped and kidnapped by the mixed martial artist known as War Machine is speaking out about the 2014 attack by her ex-boyfriend that led to his being sentenced to life in prison

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Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 6:18pm

A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.

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White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 6:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.
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Celgene abandons Crohn's drug trials, shares drop

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 5:28pm
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp said it would abandon testing a drug to treat Crohn's disease, in a major setback to the U.S. biotechnology company's pipeline amid attempts to lower dependence on its mainstay Revilimid.
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Merck cyber attack may cost insurers $275 million: Verisk's PCS

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 5:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co's loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.
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Bride Plans First Look Photo Shoot After Grandma's Cancer Diagnosis

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 5:04pm

Bride-to-be Brittany Marr received some devastating news last December: her grandma Ellen Haynes had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her bones.

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A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its Dishes

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 4:38pm

One trendy restaurant is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “sourced locally.”

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Beauty standards may be broadening

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 4:37pm
(Reuters Health) - Americans have grown to appreciate beauty across more skin types and ages during the past three decades, if People magazine is any indication, a new study suggests.
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Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 4:32pm

A 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married

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Lara Trump becomes face of Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 4:17pm

An image of an American flag waves and the graphic promises "Real News Update." The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, already sprung to life two-and-a-half years before his name is back on the ballot, is pushing its own online news source to counteract what it believes is an oppositional media. And its face is a rising star in the president's orbit: his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. Lara Trump, married to Eric Trump, was viewed by many on the last campaign as a secret weapon after helping deliver her home state of North Carolina for her father-in-law, and she has become a central figure in a nascent re-election bid that already is fundraising, staging rallies and helping the president challenge the credibility of the news media. "People who voted for Donald Trump want to hear about the things he's doing for the country and they deserve to hear the things he is doing for the country," she said in a recent interview. "Part of the reason the campaign is still here is to let them know what is going on so they don't have to just rely on the mainstream media." The videos, available on the campaign's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, take on the feel of a newscast while delivering the campaign's message. In the most recent, Lara Trump delivered a rosy update on the administration's response to the California wildfires before recapping the president's speech to truckers in Pennsylvania and urging viewers to contact their representatives to make "the middle-class miracle a reality this year." She then saluted the administration's efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, calling the environmental protection order "a federal overreach." She signed off by saying "and that is the real news." In less than 24 hours, the video had been viewed more than 1.5 million times on Facebook. "Those videos are doing really well and are really important for us," said Brad Parscale, the campaign's digital media guru and a key player in Trump's win. "Lara has a great personality and a great following, and continuing to get the president's message out helps drive donations to our war chest." The videos are shot in a ragtag studio at campaign headquarters on the 15th floor of Trump Tower. They've gotten enough attention to be spoofed on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." And while other Trump allies have taken turns in front of the camera, particularly after Lara gave birth to the couple's first child last month, she is the central figure of an effort meant to complement the at-times haphazard communications strategy emanating from the White House. Eric Trump, left, fixes his tie as Lara Trump, right, smiles while they tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017 Credit: AP "There is a space out there for this," she said. "There is no one on television talking about the accomplishments of the president because there is always other news the media would prefer to focus on." It's not unusual for presidents to try to go around the traditional media, but Trump is being "strikingly overt," said Tobe Berkovitz, a communications professor at Boston University. "Trump, being the modern, mobile president with a media background, sets up his own channel," said Berkovitz. "It makes a lot of sense. He complains the media misinterprets, misquotes. But if you have your own channel, you have total control, and you get to claim to be the authentic news source." #RealNews ���� tune in: https://t.co/fmuoNGEBfO#MAGA— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) October 15, 2017 Lara Trump, who married Eric in 2014, was working as a producer at "Inside Edition" when her father-in-law announced his candidacy for president. After helping along the campaign's edges, she dove headlong into the effort in August 2016 when she accompanied the Republican nominee to a rally in her home state. Trump was frustrated about something that happened in the state, so "he asked my opinion and I told him what I thought," she recalls. "And, in only the way that Donald Trump can, he said, 'You know what, I want to put you in charge of winning North Carolina.'" Deeming the opportunity "amazing and frightening at the same time," Lara Trump split her time between the Tarheel State and other battlegrounds, organised a "Women for Trump" bus tour and pushed back against the perception that her father-in-law was going to fare poorly with women voters, particularly after the release of the 2005 "Access Hollywood" video. "I don't think I've ever been as relieved as the second when they called North Carolina for Donald Trump," she said. "In the moment after they called the state, my father-in-law turned to me and said, 'We won because of you.'" She never returned to "Inside Edition," instead going to work for Parscale's company on the burgeoning re-election bid. The campaign, though still small, is aggressively fundraising and selling merchandise, and has staged a half dozen rallies, with another tentatively slated for Michigan in the coming weeks. As activity increases in the months ahead, Lara Trump expects to play an even larger role than she did a year ago. "Lara truly believes in my father's message and is passionate about fighting for the American people," says Eric Trump. "She is authentic and is truly one of the hardest working people I know."  

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Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 4:12pm
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year's election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies.
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New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 4:10pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarm that the virus has the potential to trigger a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday.
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Mom Battling Breast Cancer Welcomes Baby Boy In Stunning Birth Photos

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 4:05pm

Each year, photographer Bonnie Hussey hosts giveaways for a free birth photography session for two or three women.

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Paleo diet may contribute to iodine deficiency

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 2:48pm
(Reuters Health) - Older women on a so-called Paleolithic diet – which tries to mimic the diet of cavemen living in the stone age - may be more likely to develop iodine deficiency than their counterparts who don’t eat this way, a small Swedish experiment suggests.
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Woman charged with beating teacher she says choked her child

Pharma news - October 19, 2017 - 2:42pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who claims a public school teacher choked her daughter while disciplining her has been charged with following the teacher after school, hitting her with a brick and then pulling her from her car and beating her.

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In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

Reuters Health News - October 19, 2017 - 2:29pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.
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