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U.S. shuts high-security labs over concerns about air hose safety Feb 17 2017

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security biosafety laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday.

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Prescription-drug monitoring cuts doctor-shopping for painkillers

(Reuters Health) - State programs that require physicians to check drug registries before writing prescriptions appeared to slash the odds of doctor-shopping for opioid pain relievers, a new study found.

Feb 17 2017

Tai chi tied to reduced fall risk in older adults

(Reuters Health) - Seniors who practice tai chi - a Chinese meditation practice that combines deep breathing and slow, fluid movements - may be less likely to fall than their peers who don't do this type of exercise, a recent study suggests.

Feb 17 2017
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Trump says he'll submit healthcare reforms in early or mid-March

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would be submitting planned reforms to the Affordable Care Act in early March or mid-March.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S., Feb 16 2017
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Trump's pick to lead health agency calls EpiPen issue 'disturbing'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to lead an important health agency said on Thursday that the way pharmaceutical companies classify products as generic or branded needs to be reviewed in order to help hold down government spending, as she cited Mylan NV's EpiPen emergency allergy treatment.

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 16 2017

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