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Health

Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up by FDA

By Matthew Perrone
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The second-biggest selling drug in the world could get some cheaper competition in the U.S., after a federal panel endorsed an alternative version … Full story    

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Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up by FDA

WASHINGTON - The second-biggest selling drug in the world could get some cheaper competition in the U.S., after a federal panel endorsed an alternative version … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2016

Be your child’s boulder

How can we ever expect our children to respect others, to value diversity, to use their words rather than their weapons, to control their impulses, … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2016

Apple urges organ donations via iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2016

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. n 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2016

Health Digest

Whitaker named chief of services NASHUA - Cynthia L. Whitaker, PsyD, MLADC was recently named chief of services at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2016

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US

WASHINGTON - A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged … Full story    
Published:  July 10, 2016

VA puts latest estimate of veteran suicides at 20 per day in 2014

WASHINGTON - On average, 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a slight decrease from the previous government estimate, but federal health officials are … Full story    
Published:  July 10, 2016

Senate backs a bill to label GMO on foods

WASHINGTON - Food packages nationwide would for the first time be required to carry labels listing genetically modified ingredients under legislation the Senate backed Thursday. … Full story    
Published:  July 10, 2016

FDA wants new study on sanitizer’s effectiveness

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim - and whether there are … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2016

Parents’ job is to anchor

Hold me tight. Let me go. Hold me tight. Let me go. This is the dance of growing up, from birth through death. It's the … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2016

Addict-turned-mayor calls for new kind of drug war

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Mayor Shane Nickerson glanced around the courtroom, with its sea of aging, wooden pews, and began: "My name is Shane and I'm … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2016

Transfusion rejections pose challenges to surgeons

PITTSBURGH - No matter how desperate the situation, Patricia Hawk won't accept another person's blood in her veins. Receiving transfused blood could be lifesaving, but … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2016

Fixes for back

One half of all Americans admit to having back pain. Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined - more than … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2016

New for-profit medical schools on the rise

BOISE, Idaho - For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2016