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  House to Vote Thursday on Amended Obamacare Repeal Bill
Latest version aimed at appeasing Republican critics

 

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As a critical vote to repeal "Obamacare" looms Thursday, House Republican leaders worked furiously on Wednesday to garner enough votes to begin dismantling the landmark health care reform law.

Pressure to pass the repeal bill came directly from President Donald Trump on Tuesday, who met privately with House Republi

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  New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study
Researchers decoded DNA of mosquito that carries Zika to prove the point

 

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed a much cheaper and faster technology for mapping the genetic makeup of a living organism.

They demonstrated the technology by decoding the DNA of the mosquito species that transmits the Zika virus.

The original Human Genome Project took 10 years and cost $4 billion, but this new 3-D assembly method did

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   •  Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors
  While habits, environment can be key to the disease, chance plays huge role as well, scientists report
 
   •  Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds
  Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years
 
   •  Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study
  Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests
 
   •  Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
  Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy
 
   •  Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good
  But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say
 
   •  Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK
  Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain
 
   •  Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs
  Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say
 
   •  Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests
  Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems
 
   •  Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice
  Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say
 
 FDA Approvals
 
   •  New Parkinson's Drug Xadago Approved
  To help prevent 'off' episodes among users of levodopa/carbidopa
 
   •  Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night
  For adults who awaken to urinate at least twice nightly
 
   •  Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea
  Drug will treat a condition called carcinoid syndrome diarrhea
 
   •  Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis
  Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments
 
   •  Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Good Habits Prompt Healthier Eating
  Here's what you should do
 
   •  Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature
  Suggestions based on the child's age
 
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