• Las Vegas’ Miki Sudo wins 5th straight Nathan’s hot dog contest

    Las Vegas’ Miki Sudo wins 5th straight Nathan’s hot dog contest

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    Rich Shea, the president of Major League Eating and a color commentator for Wednesday's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest , addressed the event's two major counting errors, telling Darren Rovell of ESPN .com the "incident might be impetus to bring competitive eating into the digital age".
  • U.S. charges hundreds in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

    U.S. charges hundreds in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

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    The US Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people including doctors and nurses for taking part in healthcare fraud and opioid-related crimes that resulted in more than US$2 billion in losses. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C. Sessions has made fighting the nation's opioid crisis , fueled by an average of 115 overdose deaths every day, a top priority of the Trump administration.
  • Boston Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 For 5th Straight Year

    Boston Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 For 5th Straight Year

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    NewYork-Presbyterian also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.
  • FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication

    FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication

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    Ellaine Wirrell, director of the Mayo Clinic's program for childhood epilepsy . Doctors hope it will be available in pharmacies by 2019. ABC News also confirmed this expected timeline with Christy Curran, spokesperson for GW Pharmaceuticals .
  • Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

    Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

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    The proposal to declare June 21, which happens to be the longest day of the year in in the Northern Hemisphere, as Yoga Day came from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his United Nations address. Medical experts on Thursday spoke of the many benefits of yoga, as practitioners in Nigeria on Thursday joined others across the world to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
  • Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack

    Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack

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    The patient usually took Klonopin, a benzodiazepine that can treat anxiety, panic attacks, or seizures. Bardwell was rushed to the emergency room on June 11 after he suffered an apparent anxiety attack and passed out after a basketball workout at West Valley College in Saratoga , California .
  • Trump Administration Court Filing Threatens Coverage for Preexisting Conditions

    Trump Administration Court Filing Threatens Coverage for Preexisting Conditions

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    The administration instead called on federal courts to scuttle the health laws protection for people with preexisting medical conditions and its requirement that people buy health coverage. But under the GOP tax bill signed into law last December, tax penalties for people without insurance were eliminated. In the new suit, California is leading a group of Democrat-led states in defending the law.
  • Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

    Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

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    Little says you need to be willing to be able to ask the hard and uncomfortable questions to make sure the people you love are okay. Despite an increased awareness and more help available than ever before, there is still a stigma attached to reaching out for help.
  • How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

    How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

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    Anne Schuchat said in a press briefing . Twenty-five states saw percentage rate increases of more than 30 percent over the 17 years. For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Breast Cancer: Some Patients May Not Need Chemo-But Beware Misleading Headlines

    Breast Cancer: Some Patients May Not Need Chemo-But Beware Misleading Headlines

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    A leading Scottish breast cancer charity described the findings as "incredible" and "game-changing". Ahmed Elkhanany, MD , a Roswell Park clinical fellow, is lead author and Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, FACS , Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology, is senior author of the study , "Racial disparity in breast cancer immune microenvironment" (abstract 1081), to be presented in a poster session on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.