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St. Jude recalls heart devices; battery issue linked to two deaths

(Reuters) - St. Jude Medical Inc on Tuesday said it would recall some of its implanted heart devices due to risk of premature battery depletion, a condition linked to two deaths in Europe.
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(Reuters Health) - Children exposed to a common type of antidepressant in the womb may be at an increased risk of complications soon after birth and years later, according to two new studies.
(Reuters Health) - People who live through a bout with cancer are more likely to use medication for anxiety and depression than those without a history of malignancies, a U.S. study suggests.
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Scott Bailey’s funding advice for healthcare startups isn’t about funding at all. The managing director of MassChallenge, a nonprofit accelerator that takes no equity, thinks that corporate partnershi
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In young men, heart rates above 82 beats a minute were tied to increased risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia.
Ryan MaassNEWCASTLE, England, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Brain tissue loses firmness and elasticity as it ages in a similar way skin does, an international research team found in a recent study.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government released $28 million in federal grants to 13 coal-producing states on Wednesday to help them cope with the decline of the coal industry, driven by the move t
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(Reuters Health) - Tiny pollution particles produced by vehicle engines and industry are known to worsen heart disease and raise the risk of stroke, but a new study suggests they might also be plantin
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