A Philadelphia jury has ordered medical company Johnson & Johnson to pay $8 billion dollars in punitive damages in the case of a man who said he developed breasts after taking the company's anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. The case is unrelated to a string ...

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As concrete slabs slumped like wet cardboard against the half-finished Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, dust from the collapse created a fog-like plume that spread out across the area, making it difficult to breathe and hard to see. Fallon O’Brien, 36, was on a streetcar on her way to work when the buil

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Deaths are devastating but one can only imagine what it would feel like for a father to lose her daughter, just like what happened to “Hamilton” actor, Miguel Cervantes. Cervantes’ daughter, Adelaide, died because of a severe form of epilepsy. The “Hamilton” actor revealed the devastating, heart-bre

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California just became the first state to require most middle and high schools to start later in the morning, bringing them in line with research showing that teenagers benefit academically and in other ways. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed legislation Sunday that would, over three years, phase in a ch

Want Your Practice to Be Seen as LGBTQ-Inclusive? Drop Some Clues
NEW ORLEANS -- Medical practices that want to make their offices welcoming and inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals can signal their intention with subtle indicators, Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, said here Monday. "Take inventory," Ehrenfeld, who is director   MedPage Today  
Nifedipine Seen Risky in Pregnant Women With Heart Conditions
Certain pregnant women with the cardiac condition aortic stenosis may be at risk of hypotension and chest pain from nifedipine, the preferred drug to prevent premature labor, according to a case report. Clinicians should potentially order echocardiography for pregnant women with aortic stenosis, whi   MedPage Today  
Targeting the COX2/MET/TOPK signaling axis induces apoptosis in gefitinib-resistant NSCLC cells
TOPK (sc-293028) and p-AKT (sc-7985) were purchased from Santa Cruz Technology, Inc. (Santa Cruz, CA). β-Actin (ET1701-80) was purchased from Hangzhou HuaAn Biotechnology, Inc. (Hangzhou, ZJ). Antibodies to detect COX2 (#4842), MET (#8198), p-MET (#3077), p-ERK (#9101), ERK (#9102), AKT (#9272), p-c   Nature  
Hurricane Harvey raised need for Christ Clinic
The eighth annual Breakfast for a Blessing drew about 300 people to CrossPoint Community Church on Oct. 4. The event raised about $80,000 for Christ Clinic, which serves under-insured and uninsured patients. The eighth annual Breakfast for a Blessing drew about 300 people to CrossPoint Community Chu   Houston Chronicle  
Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15. Do a checkup on your coverage.
If you’re covered under Medicare, don’t let complacency prevent you from reviewing your health insurance options and maybe saving some money. Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. It is during this period that those covered by Medicare — people 65 and older — can change their   Washington Post  
7-Year-Old Girl Loses Both Legs After Doctors Misdiagnosed Meningitis As Tummy Bug
A 7-year-old girl from England had both her legs amputated after doctors mistakenly diagnosed her with a tummy bug instead of meningitis. Brogan Patridge, now 11, was vacationing in 2016 with her parents at a beach in Cornwall when she began vomiting. Her parents initially thought it was some infect   International Business Times  
Delivery timing after laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome
Retrospective study of monochorionic diamniotic twins who underwent laser surgery for TTTS and had dual survivors at 32 weeks. Patients who underwent elective delivery between 32 0/7 to 35 6/7 weeks (“early elective group”) were compared with all patients who delivered ≥36 0/7 weeks (“expectant mana   Nature  
Fertility options for cancer patients must be covered under new California law
California will require health insurance companies to cover the cost of fertility procedures for patients undergoing treatment that can make it difficult to have children, such as chemotherapy, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Senate Bill 600 by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-   Los Angeles Times  
She claimed her son had cancer and subjected him to 13 surgeries. He wasn’t actually sick.
For much of his early childhood, 10-year-old Christopher Bowen was in and out of hospitals. He went to the doctor 323 times and had 13 major surgeries between 2009 and 2016, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He was fitted with a feeding tube, used an oxygen device and, sometimes, a wheelcha   Washington Post  
Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew
NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent h   SFGate