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Bogus Glasses Damage Eyes of Eclipse ViewerExperts feared it would happen and, to one woman at least, it did. In JAMA Ophthalmology , doctors describe the case of New York's Nia Payne, who looked at August's total solar eclipse through unregulated eclipse glasses and ended up in the emergency room with a crescent-shaped spot obscuring much of...
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One Woman's Story Illustrates Jarring Stat for Black WomenThe maternal mortality rate in the US is much higher than in other affluent countries, and a ProPublica story examines a major reason why: Black women in particular die far more often—at three or four times the rate—than white women in or after childbirth. Here is one way...
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Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccineThe Philippine health chief says the government will demand a refund of $69.5 million from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed its dengue vaccine could expose some people to severe illness
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Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from MedicaidEither Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever or a penny ante thief. Those were the widely contrasting arguments made Thursday by prosecutors and Melgen's defense attorneys during a sentencing hearing in Florida
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More Health News Famed Forensic Pathologist Quits Over Macabre Goings-OnTwo forensic pathologists—one famous, as far as forensic pathologists go—have amassed more than 100 pages of notes since May, and the details they contain are in some cases macabre. Susan Parson resigned her post with San Joaquin County last week; Dr. Bennet Omalu—known for his CTE-related discoveries...
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