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Flight crews face an increased risk of cancer

In addition, melanoma rates were more than two times higher and nonmelanoma skin cancer rates were about four times higher in female flight attendants compared with women from the general population. The authors recommend that further efforts be made in the U.S. to limit cancer risk among this work population such as radiation dose monitoring and the implementation of schedules that will lower exposure to radiation and prevent the disruption of circadian rhythms.

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Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition

Founded out of Boston in 2013, PillPack invites customers to sign up online, and the company then dispatches "over-the-counter" and prescription medications in individual packs organized by date and time. With its far-reaching and widely popular online site, Amazon moves closer to establishing beachheads in medicine chests across the US and using that muscle to alter the traditional playbook for prescription drug distribution.

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Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

The FDA previously cracked down on CBD companies for claiming their products could treat cancer and other conditions. Marijuana and its components, including CBD, are Schedule 1 controlled substances - meaning they are banned because they are thought to have a high abuse potential, no medical value and serious safety implications.

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International Yoga Day 2018

He said the proposal for a International Day for Yoga at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of nations supporting it. The psychiatrist further explained that yoga can be used as a form of therapy for drug addicts because it enhances natural opioids which is a subtle means of easing pain and enhancing euphoria.

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Five things you should know about the Prime Minister's NHS funding pledge

She also reiterated that the 20-billion-pound boost would be partly funded by the so-called Brexit dividend. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the funding would come from Brexit, economic growth and taxes. He said the financial settlement with the EU, plus the UK's commitments to replace EU funding, "already uses up all of our EU contributions" for the next few years.

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Trump aggressively defends border family separation

Trump said. The president was discussing his plan to take action to avoid the migrant family separations at the border which have caused national outrage. We've got to stop separation of the families, but politically correct or not, we have a country that needs security, that needs safety, that has to be protected".