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Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks

A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say.

E-cigarette maker Juul files complaints against 'copycat products'

Juul Labs, the e-cigarette maker at the heart of a U.S. crackdown on youth vaping, has filed patent infringement complaints in the United States and Europe against what it said were copycat rivals.

Eli Lilly's diabetes drug shows promise in mid-stage trial

Eli Lilly and Co said on Thursday data from mid-stage trial of its experimental diabetes drug showed clinically meaningful blood sugar reduction and weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes.

Attack on Congolese Red Cross Ebola ambulance wounds three volunteers

(This Oct. 3 story corrects headline, paragraph 1 to show volunteers were from Congolese Red Cross, not ICRC)

Flu drug speeds relief from symptoms in at-risk patients: Roche

Influenza drug baloxavir marboxil significantly sped time to relief for patients highly vulnerable to serious complications, a late-stage clinical trial has shown, Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.

Teens are smoking, vaping and eating cannabis

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who try marijuana are not just smoking it. Many are also vaping or eating cannabis, a U.S. study suggests.

Most older breast cancer patients do not suffer mental decline after chemo

(Reuters Health) - Most older women who get chemotherapy for breast cancer do not experience problems with cognition in the first two years after diagnosis and treatment, a new study finds.

Southern diet helps explain extra high blood pressure risk for black men

(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure is widespread among African-American men at least in part because they're more likely than other people to eat a traditional Southern diet with lots of fried and fatty foods, a U.S. study suggests.

Ice hockey: More women's brains needed for concussion studies, says Ruggiero

American gold-medal ice hockey player Angela Ruggiero said she hopes her pledge to donate her brain to concussion research would encourage other female athletes to do the same so scientists could gain a fuller picture of the problem.

Sexual harassment, abuse tied to real health effects

(Reuters Health) - Sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur frequently and can harm physical and mental health, according to two studies from the U.S. and Europe published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Watchdog sues Russian meat firm Cherkizovo over safety violations

Russia's agricultural watchdog said on Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit against meat firm Cherkizovo over safety violations.

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