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Johnny Cueto still missing from San Francisco Giants camp

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Alex ButlerFeb. 20 (UPI) -- A family emergency is keeping San Francisco Giants arm Johnny Cueto from spring training.

Kids' OD risk rises when opioids left out at home

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Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A child's risk of a potentially fatal drug overdose more than doubles if a parent brings home a prescription opioid painkiller, a new study reports.

Don't punish pregnant women for opioid use, doctors say

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HealthDay News Prevention and treatment, not legal action, should be the focus when dealing with pregnant women who use opioids, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Stem cell transplants may help some with multiple sclerosis

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Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Stem cell transplants may halt the progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis in nearly half of those with the debilitating disease, a new study suggests.

Radial access cardiac procedure may save $300 million

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Amy WallaceFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers have found same-day procedures to treat narrowing of the arteries in the heart using the radial artery in the arm can save millions of...

An Alternative to Opioids? Compound From Marine Snail Is Potent Pain Reliever

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A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not...

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting...

Man's tongue-in-cheek plan to sue Walmart over falling 'P' goes viral

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Ben HooperFeb. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas man's tongue-in-cheek plan to sue Walmart is going viral thanks to a photo of him waiting for the "P" in "Pharmacy" to fall...

Q&A: Getting the Most From Vitamins and Mineral Supplements

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

The National Institutes of Health studies dietary supplements and advises the public and professionals, but its conclusions are often complicated.

Tick 'cement' as a potential bioadhesive for human tissue

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Ticks are well known for their ability to anchor themselves firmly to the skin, so that they can suck blood for several days. This anchoring mechanism is so effective because...

Metabolism drives growth, division of cancer cells

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The metabolic state of tumor cells contributes to signals that control the proliferation of tumor cells. In the 1920s, scientists observed that tumor cells radically change their metabolism. This process...

Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain

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Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects. A novel substance...

AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid...

New sepsis risk model reduces antibiotic use in newborns

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Amy WallaceFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at Kaiser Permanente have reduced the use of antibiotics in newborns by nearly 50 percent with the development of neonatal sepsis risk calculator.

Child obesity ’35-40 percent’ inherited from parents, study finds

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Around 35-40 per cent of a child’s BMI – how fat or thin they are – is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. For the most obese...

Kris Jenner on Kim Kardashian's robbery: 'It was devastating'

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Annie MartinFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Kris Jenner opened up on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" about daughter Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

NFL Mock Draft 2017: Ravens, Panthers take RB's; 49ers, Bears, Bills pick QB's

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By Dane Brugler, The Sports Xchange This early 2017 NFL Mock Draft has some of college football's best known running backs going early in round 1.

Frances Bean remembers Kurt Cobain on his 50th birthday

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Annie MartinFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Frances Bean Cobain penned a note to late dad Kurt Cobain on what would have been the Nirvana frontman's 50th birthday.

Survey: North Korea least popular country among Americans

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Allen ConeFeb. 20 (UPI) -- North Korea has the lowest favorability rating of 21 countries in a survey of Americans by Gallup.

Did Abraham Lincoln's Bromance Alter the Course of American History?

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It was a friendship that proved redemptive for Lincoln, helping him through two serious, suicidal bouts of depression that threatened his relationship with his future wife and his political ambitions.

Study shows strong long-term survival rates for patients with GIST

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Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report outlines.

Depression Screening Rates in Primary Care Remain Low

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Despite federal recommendations for depression screening, a new Rutgers study found that less than 5 percent of adults were screened for depression in primary care settings. The low screening rate...

Link between lipoproteins and kidney stones in children, urology research team suggests

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Excess lipoproteins and fatty acids may be associated with the development of painful and often chronic kidney stones in children, new research shows.

The race to map the human body — one cell at a time

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A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21508

Tomas Tatar, Thomas Vanek propel Detroit Red Wings past Pittsburgh Penguins

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By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange PITTSBURGH -- The odds still seem to be against Detroit.

Chicago White Sox OF Charlie Tilson out with foot injury

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The Sports Xchange Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson will be shut down from impact activities for the next 10 days as he deals with a stress reaction in his...

Ottawa Senators' Bobby Ryan out indefinitely with finger injury

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The Sports Xchange Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will be sidelined indefinitely with a right index finger injury.

Arizona Diamondbacks ink LHP Jorge De La Rosa to minor league deal

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The Sports Xchange The Arizona Diamondbacks signed veteran left-hander Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league deal on Sunday with an invitation to major league spring training.