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Turned away from urgent care — and toward a big ER bill

Frankie Cook remembers last year’s car crash only in flashes. She was driving a friend home from high school on…

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Increased risk for all-cause dementia in people who abstain from alcohol

Alcohol abstinence increases the risk for dementia in later life, according to a recent study published in the journal Addiction.…

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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa hospitalized with head, neck injuries after being stretchered off field

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained neck and head injuries after being slammed to the ground in Thursday’s game against…

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India’s Supreme Court allows all women, regardless of marital status, to have abortions up to 24 weeks into pregnancies

India’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that all women, regardless of marital status, can obtain abortions up to 24 weeks…

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Debunking ‘man flu’

Man flu is a phrase used to denote acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) in men. Technically, this type of upper respiratory tract…

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Monkeypox vaccine appears to be working, but CDC still urges precautions

Federal health authorities are urging at-risk Americans to continue taking precautions against monkeypox, while early data suggests that the Jynneos…

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Uganda is racing to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak

A member of the Ugandan medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit stands inside the ward in Personal Protective Equipment…

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Biogen shares rally as Alzheimer’s drug results show promise

Shares of Biogen and Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai jumped Wednesday after the drug makers said their potential treatment for Alzheimer’s…

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Sex differences in sprint running performance may be relatively small

Conventional wisdom holds that men run 10-12 percent faster than women regardless of the distance raced. But new research suggests…

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Fake pills containing fentanyl are helping drive overdose deaths — and some are designed to look like candy, DEA says

An increasing number of fake prescription pills that contain potentially deadly fentanyl are helping drive overdose death rates to record…

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