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FDA expands approval of Merck's Keytruda to lung cancer

Merck's injectable biotech drug works by blocking a protein found in certain tumors called PD-1, which inhibits the body's natural response to cancer cells. That would give Bristol-Myers' candidate an edge. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take Keytruda because it may cause harm to a developing fetus or newborn baby.

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Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain

The study was conducted on 3,342 teenagers. This gain generally appeared to occur over five years. But a new study shows that when they go to sleep is just as important. Furthermore, people who often go to sleep much later are prone to skipping breakfast, a practice that has been associated with weight gain. Further, exercise, screen time, and the number of sleep hours didn't mitigate the BMI increase.

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ACLU Files Complaint against Trinity Health for Denying Women Reproductive

Trinity Health, which operates 86 hospitals in 21 states, is one of the largest Catholic healthcare providers in the U.S. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act state that an emergency department "must stabilize any individual determined to have a medical emergency".

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ICD-10: What you should know

The updated version dubbed ICD-10 contains uglyand hilarious conditions including being sucked into a jet engine, spending too much time in a weightless environment, being pecked by a chicken, having troubles with the in-laws, and being the victim of an assault by hockey stick.

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Brooks Ayers Update: Cancer & Health Will Be Discussed During 'RHOC' Reunion

But now Gunvalson's adult children are asking that their mother's former lover take a lie detector test to prove that he's telling the truth about his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis, Radar Online reported. "Instead, he will tape a private interview with Andy ". As we reported Wednesday, reports are claiming that since Vicki and Brooks are no longer together, she has been blindsided by the interview and has no idea what will be discussed when the alleged interview airs next month! ...

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Taller people more likely to develop cancer, says Swedish study

So what should tall individuals do with this information? Cancer risk increases with height, suggest researchers from Karolinska Institutet and University of Stockholm in Sweden. A breast cancer charity urged taller women not to worry that they may get the disease. Height is determined by genetic factors and growth hormone levels but also environmental influences including diet and infections in childhood.