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July 22 (UPI) --When do young people begin to see themselves as "adults?" New research suggests the onset of adulthood is predicted by college spending habits. "We found that financial behaviors during that fourth year of college continue to have positive ...

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FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo shows an arrangement of aspirin pills in New York. A new study suggests millions of people need to rethink their use of aspirin to prevent a heart attack. If you've already had a heart attack, doctors ...

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The Latest on a federal audit that found U.S. government hospitals put Native Americans at risk of opioid abuse (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Navajo Nation leaders are troubled by a federal audit ...

Small Risk of Neural Tube Defects With Dolutegravir
MEXICO CITY – Children born to women on HIV therapy that contained dolutegravir (Dovat0) at conception had a small risk of neural tube defects versus children born to women on other antiretroviral (ART) regimens, a researcher reported here. In the ...   MedPage Today  
‘Avoidable’ ER Visits Fuel Health Care Costs
Two-thirds of 27 million emergency department visits by patients with private insurance each year are "avoidable," a new analysis finds. (Getty Images) The staggering amount of money the U.S. spends on health care each year – expected to reach about $6 ...   U.S. News & World Report  
Exposure To Solvents In Pregnancy Can Increase Risk Of Autism In Kids, Study Says
Exposure to solvents during pregnancy is likely to increase the risk of autism in children, according to a study. The study stated that women who get exposed to solvents at the workplace are at risk of having kids with autism. The research that was ...   International Business Times  
The Health 202: This family planning group says it will still reject federal money over abortion referral rule
At least one family planning provider is not backing down from a plan to reject federal dollars after the Trump administration said it would delay enforcement of its new abortion rule. Days after announcing that recipients of federal family planning grants ...   Washington Post  
A Utah woman died after blood drained into garbage can after surgery. Her family is suing the hospital, reports say
The family of a Utah woman who died after heart surgery is suing the hospital where the surgery was performed, saying the woman died because doctors failed to close a tube and allowed her blood to drain into a medical waste garbage can, according to ...   USA Today  
Birmingham facility issues beef, pork recall
A Birmingham facility has issued a recall for its beef and pork products after learning an employee may have cut himself during production. US Foods is recalling about 712 pounds of raw beef and pork products that may be have been contaminated, according ...   al.com  
Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good
SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is good for us. This ethos has fuelled an explosion in wearable technologies – fitness trackers, step counters and other gizmos – that give us ...   New Scientist  
Military studying 'hyperfit' women who pass its toughest physical, mental courses
Who are the “hyperfit” women of the military, capable of its most arduous physical and mental courses, and what makes them so competitive? Army medical researchers have aimed to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study. During early debate on ...   Fox News  
'Flesh-eating' bacteria: Here's how you can avoid contracting necrotizing fasciitis
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Several cases of flesh-eating bacteria, otherwise known as necrotizing fasciitis, have put people in hospitals across the United States and killed some. A Memphis man died last week after contracting the flesh-eating bacteria, vibrio ...   USA Today  
Trump Administration Delays New Abortion Regulations For Title X Recipients
The Trump administration is giving Title X recipients more time to comply with new regulations that prohibit organizations that receive federal grants from referring patients for abortion. Under the new rules, any organization that provides or refers ...   NPR