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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea Nov 17 2017

SEOUL Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

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Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades

(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests.

Nov 17 2017

Radiologists want patients to get test results faster

(Reuters Health) - Patients these days expect to get imaging test results more promptly than they did in the past – and radiologists are moving toward making that happen, researchers say.

Nov 17 2017

Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.

Nov 17 2017
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Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.

Nov 16 2017

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