A 6-year-old girl was injured in 2017 after receiving improper laser treatment for a port wine stain birthmark on the left side of her face, according

University of Minnesota doctor scarred child's face with laser treatment, lawsuit says

An attorney for the family said the girl's face is permanently scarred.

To drive down insulin prices, WHO will certify generic versions

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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, a woman with Type 2 diabetes prepares to inject herself with insulin at her home in Las Vegas. The skyrocket
WHO to certify generic versions in hopes of increasing competition.

Minnesota medical board reinstates sanctions on controversial Lyme disease treatment

November 13
Minnesota is a Lyme hot spot due to the prevalence of black-legged (or deer) ticks that carry the bacteria that causes it.
Research suggests long-term antibiotics are no better than short term.
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November 14

N. Korea calls Biden a 'rabid dog' for insulting its dignity

North Korea called former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a "rabid dog" that "must be beaten to death with a stick" in its latest swipe against foreign and political leaders it sees as hostile to the North's leadership.
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November 14

Chain of Christian pregnancy centers to offer contraceptives

Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million when it left a federal family planning program this summer in opposition to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.
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November 14

Texas baby born without much of his skin finally goes home

A baby boy born in Texas without much of his skin is finally at home after months of treatment involving grafts of skin grown in a lab from his own cells.
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November 14
Sanford Health headquarters in Sioux Falls.Sanford Health agreed to pay more than $20 million to resolve kickback allegations.

Feds: South Dakota doc made millions on unneeded surgeries

A South Dakota neurosurgeon made millions of dollars by performing unnecessary and dangerous surgeries, including one that left a patient partially paralyzed, federal prosecutors contend in a lawsuit against the doctor.
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November 14

US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack

Government health experts on Thursday recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help many more patients at risk for heart attack, stroke and related health problems.
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November 14

South Dakota Sen. Rounds: Wife's cancer surgery a success

South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says his wife is resting at home after undergoing successful cancer surgery.
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November 14

Vaping illnesses in US still rising, though at slower pace

The number of vaping illnesses in the U.S. is still rising, but at a slower pace.
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November 14

Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries held without bail

The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as "unparalleled."
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November 14

US chickens headed to China after Beijing lifts 5-year ban

China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world's two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal.
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November 14

The Latest: Doctor accused of performing unneeded surgeries

The Latest on a Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on his ob/gyn patients (all times local):
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November 14
Former President Jimmy Carter

Pastor: Jimmy Carter 'up and walking' post brain surgery

Former President Jimmy Carter was already "up and walking" just a day after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls, his pastor said.
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November 14

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too.
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November 14

Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open

The Dayton area's last abortion clinic has prevailed in a years-long battle over Ohio's stringent new licensing requirements and will remain open.
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November 14
In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, a relative embraces a young patient receiving treatment for dengue at the University School Hospital in Tegucigalpa,

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said.
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November 13

Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC campus

Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University of Southern California.
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November 13

2 officials, teacher charged in autistic student's death

Two private school administrators and a teacher are facing criminal charges in the death of an autistic student who was restrained for nearly two hours, prosecutors in Northern California said.
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November 13
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, even during winter.

Wrinkles come with time

No, you can't make them go away, but you can try to avoid getting them and temporarily mask them.
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November 13
Kitty Anderson, a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, holds up a 96-well plate used for testing the ability of bacteria

U.S. superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

Drug-resistant "superbug" infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.
National
November 13

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates threats to public health.
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November 13
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in November 2018.

Supreme Court says Ginsburg home sick with stomach bug

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments at the court because she's home sick with a stomach bug.