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Meet the Last 3 People Still Using an Iron LungWhen Jonas Salk's vaccine largely wiped out polio in the US back in the 1950s, it eliminated a once-common sight: rows of iron lungs in hospitals used to help victims breathe. But the need for those life-saving contraptions hasn't been entirely eliminated. Jennings Brown of Gizmodo visits three polio survivors...
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Australian state reaches brink of legalizing mercy killingsAn Australian state parliament is nearing passage of a voluntary euthanasia bill 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill
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In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, Mike Baughman, center, plays the bass with Sam Gibson, left, on guitar while Ryan Baughman, right, looks on at a cabin in Herald, W.Va. Mike Baughman is fighting a rare bile duct cancer he believes is a result of ingesting a parasite inside raw fish while serving in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has commissioned a pilot study, the first of its kind in the United States, to look into the link between liver flukes and the disease. (AP Photo/Margie Mason)
VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vetsA half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell, convicted of fatally shooting Charles Dials, during a carjacking in 1997. Campbell, whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution, has appealed a judge’s decision upholding the state’s lethal injection system. Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appealA condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system
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FILE - This Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, shows cigarette butts discarded in an ashtray outside a New York office building. Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies are returning to prime-time television, but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delayU.S. tobacco companies will begin running court-ordered ads on the dangers of smoking
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Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study saysIncreasing numbers of American girls are overdosing on drugs, cutting themselves and causing other types of self-injury including suicide attempts
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'Pioneer in Her Field' Dies Delivering TwinsJulia Roman came to the US from the Dominican Republic when she was 16, joined a program that helps women get jobs in male-dominated industries, and ended up making history: She was the first female elevator and escalator mechanic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But the story of the...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2015, file photo, a patron smokes a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans hours before a smoking ban takes effect in bars, gambling halls and many other public places such as hotels, workplaces, private clubs and stores. Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new American Cancer Society study released Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behaviorCigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study.
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photo, Brad Sippy, chief executive officer of Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., stands for a portrait, in Cambridge, Mass. Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a small startup trying to bring the recalled painkiller Vioxx back to the market. They are seeking FDA approval for patients with hemophilia with severe pain, but once on the market, doctors could go back to prescribing it to anyone with pain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint painA tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photo, Brad Sippy, chief executive officer of Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., stands for a portrait, in Cambridge, Mass. Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a small startup trying to bring the recalled painkiller Vioxx back to the market. They are seeking FDA approval for patients with hemophilia with severe pain, but once on the market, doctors could go back to prescribing it to anyone with pain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The Latest: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophiliaA tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder
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FILE - In this April 25, 2006 file photo, Alex Azar, then U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary, speaks at a state of Michigan pandemic influenza summit in Detroit. Newly disclosed financial records show that Azar, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenureNewly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency at the White House in October. Trump announced an advertising campaign to combat what he said is the worst drug crisis in the nation's history, but he did not direct any new federal funding toward the effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thoughtWhite House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, more than six times the most recent estimate.
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