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WASHINGTON (NS) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor. The...
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a novel drug compound capable of combating drug-resistant yeast strains. Microscopic yeast are a menace in hospitals. The fungi can grow in the nooks and crannies of medical equipment and hospital surfaces and...
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A new study reveals evidence that fibromyalgia patients have hypersensitive brain networks that multiply pain. Researchers at the University of Michigan and South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology reported evidence of a phenomenon called...
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- New research published Thursday by New York University suggests vaping is a safer option than smoking cigarettes, and smokers switching could prevent 6.6 million early deaths. Researchers at NYU's College of Global Public Health report that...
(NS Health) - - Women with infertility unrelated to a common hormonal disorder may have more options when they try in-vitro fertilization, two large new studies show. Doctor Katarzyna Koziol injects sperm directly into an egg during in-vitro fertilization...
Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Breast cancer deaths have dramatically declined as a result of new drugs and better screenings since 2000, six independent groups of researchers have concluded. Researchers from universities and hospitals wanted to know if the recent advances...
(NS Health) - The proportion of poor kids receiving government food assistance who are severely obese has declined following benefits changes designed to encourage healthier purchases, a U.S. study suggests. The study focused on 22.6 million young children...
(NS) - A federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional a Baltimore law requiring pregnancy clinics that do not offer or refer women for abortions to post signs disclosing that fact in their waiting rooms. The 4th U.S. Circuit...
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- In a first, stem cell researchers can grow hair follicles in skin, an Indiana University School of Medicine report said. The research, published this week in the medical journal Cell Reports, is the first demonstration that...
(NS Health) - - Teens who try e-cigarettes, hookah pipes and other non-cigarette tobacco products are more likely to take up cigarette smoking than their peers who never sample these products, a U.S. study suggests. A man exhales...

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