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Pregnant women with epilepsy had a higher relative risk of death during delivery, according to the results of a large retrospective population-based study. http://bit.ly/1IERnCr
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Growth in health spending is expected to decline slightly in 2016 to 6.5%, a step below the 6.8% trend projected for 2015, according to a report released by the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Health Research Institute. http://bit.ly/1IwxIoo
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A two-drug combination aimed at improving lung function in people with the most common form of cystic fibrosis won FDA approval Thursday. http://bit.ly/1ISs5N4
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Gene therapy to treat cystic fibrosis patients was associated with stabilization -- but not improvement -- in lung function. http://bit.ly/1ISH8Gt
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Now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, hospitals and employers are figuring out how to navigate the healthcare implications of the decision. http://bit.ly/1IvOkfN
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Overweight and obese patients taking Saxenda lost more weight than those on placebo, according to full results from a year-long randomized trial -- appearing in print more than 2 years after the study was completed and 6 months after the drug was approved for a weight-loss indication. http://bit.ly/1IOzblI
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While pediatric hospitalizations and costs associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) have increased, mortality has declined, according to a large retrospective cohort study of hospital data from 1997 to 2012. http://bit.ly/1IExF9W
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The link between migraine and coronary artery disease (CAD) may have nothing to do with genetics, researchers reported. http://bit.ly/1Iz2jSd
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The FDA said it is investigating all use of codeine-containing cough syrups in children under 18, due to the drug's potentially life-threatening side effects such as respiratory depression. http://bit.ly/1ItvK8c
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Purdue's withdrawal of a supplemental New Drug Application related to its abuse-deterrent formulation of OxyContin has raised questions about postmarketing requirements for the drug. http://bit.ly/1IwiIH5
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Close to 400,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year in the U.S., and only about one in 20 people who suffer cardiac arrest events survive, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. http://bit.ly/1IRfyJQ
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Bariatric surgery proved far superior to lifestyle interventions for putting type 2 diabetes mellitus in remission, according to a small randomized trial in obese patients. http://bit.ly/1ItEg75
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