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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea 7:07am EST

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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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.

5:11pm EST

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.

2:35pm EST

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

Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

U.S. Nov 16 2017

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