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Zika virus infects 18 people in Virginia, state reports - NOLA.com
31 May 2016 at 11:58am

NOLA.com

Zika virus infects 18 people in Virginia, state reports
NOLA.com
In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease ...
Can I Ever Get Pregnant? And Other Questions About Zika VirusNBCNews.com
Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge RemainU.S. News & World Report
Zika Infecti...

Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease - U.S. News & World Report
31 May 2016 at 11:37am

Bidness ETC

Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease
U.S. News & World Report
TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare chronic liver disease called primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). The disease causes the liver's small bile ...
Intercept Pharma's new liver disease drug comes with hefty price tag: $70000 a yearMarketWatch
FDA approves Ocaliva for rare, chronic liver diseaseFDA.gov
New Primary Bilia...

On World No Tobacco Day, UN urges plain packaging of tobacco products to save...
31 May 2016 at 10:30am

UN News Centre

On World No Tobacco Day, UN urges plain packaging of tobacco products to save lives
UN News Centre
31 May 2016 ? As the global community marks World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations is advocating for the use of plain packaging of tobacco products in an effort to save lives by reducing demand for such products, which kill nearly 6 million people ...
Canada to make plain packaging for tobacco products compulsoryReuters
WHO: Plain packs for cigarettes to 'go global'UPI.com
Why WHO Is ...

Opioid paradox: Could morphine use hurt as much as it helps by prolonging chr...
31 May 2016 at 8:27am

Washington Post

Opioid paradox: Could morphine use hurt as much as it helps by prolonging chronic pain?
Washington Post
It's important to start off by noting that the opioid study everyone's buzzing about this Tuesday morning was conducted on animals and not humans. The research by Colorado University's Peter Grace and Linda Watkins looked at injured rats that were ...
Opioids may prolong chronic pain, study suggestsFox News
CU study: Narcotic painkillers cause chronic painThe Denver Post
Can Narco...

Sunscreen Ratings: SPF 55 may not be Effective, Skin Expert Says - University...
31 May 2016 at 4:38am

University Herald

Sunscreen Ratings: SPF 55 may not be Effective, Skin Expert Says
University Herald
Sunscreen lotion SPF sunscreen ratings refer to the measure of time it takes to shield the skin from UV rays. (Photo : Dimitrisvetsikas1969/Pixabay). SPF sunscreen ratings refer to the measure of time it takes to shield the skin from UV rays. An ...
Don't let summer fun lead to skin cancerMiami Herald
Expert tips on how to choose the right sunscreenCBS News
So, How Often Should You Use Your Sunscree...

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