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Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

By Gene Johnson | Jan 12
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options.

Bud Light Debuts Bigger Nutrition Labels

Bud Light Debuts Bigger Nutrition Labels

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 12
Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe's Health System Collapses

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe's Health System Collapses

By Farai Mutsaka | Jan 12
A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect.

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take A Real Measure of Pain

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take A Real Measure of Pain

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 11
The National Institutes of Health is pushing for development of what its director, Dr. Francis Collins, has called a "pain-o-meter." Spurred by the opioid crisis, the goal isn't just to signal how much pain someone's in.

Experimental App Might Spot Drug Overdoses in Time to Help

Experimental App Might Spot Drug Overdoses in Time to Help

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 11
Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops.

Resources on HIV and Aging

Resources on HIV and Aging

Jan 11
Federal and community partners have released some resources related to HIV and aging.

Expert: Comatose Woman May Not Have Shown Pregnancy Signs

Expert: Comatose Woman May Not Have Shown Pregnancy Signs

By Terry Tang | Jan 11
A doctor examined an Arizona woman in a vegetative state nearly nine months before she gave birth but did not find that she was pregnant.

California Fight on Trump Birth Control Rules Goes to Court

California Fight on Trump Birth Control Rules Goes to Court

By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 11
A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

Jan 11
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.

Recovery Unplugged: Behind the Treatment

Recovery Unplugged: Behind the Treatment

Jan 11
Recovery Unplugged therapist Klifton Fehr explains the treatment's unique model for treating addiction.

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