Health

FDA: Breast implant problems grow with time

Don't expect breast implants to last for life, the government warned Wednesday: About 1 in 5 women who receive them for cosmetic reasons will have them removed within 10 years, and those odds are even higher for cancer survivors.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC expands range of Zika mosquitoes into parts of Northeast

Federal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought—but that doesn't mean they'll cause disease here.

Health

Preemie study sparks debate over risks of research

Doctors frequently prescribe one treatment over another without any evidence to know which option works best, and they don't have to tell their patients that they're essentially guessing.

Health

At least five dead in US from vaping-related lung disease

At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

21 deaths now linked to listeria in cantaloupe

(AP) -- Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow.

Oncology & Cancer

Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

(AP) -- A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.

Medications

FDA adds new heart warning to Sanofi's Multaq

Federal health officials have added new safety warnings to the heart rhythm drug Multaq after company studies linked the pill to higher rates of heart attack, stroke and death in a subset of patients.

Health

Govt announces plan to reduce health disparities

(AP) -- From cradle to grave, minority populations tend to suffer poorer health and get poorer health care than white Americans. In a first-of-its-kind report, the government is recommending steps to reduce those disparities.

Health

NY bill would require bachelor's degrees for RNs

(AP) -- New registered nurses would have to earn bachelor's degrees within 10 years to keep working in New York under a bill lawmakers are considering as part of a national push to raise educational standards for nurses, ...

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