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Already, Health Canada has posted safety and efficacy data online for four newly approved drugs; it plans to release reports for another 13 drugs and three medical devices approved or rejected since March. Teerapat Seedafong/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Sometimes doctors rapidly taper their chronic pain patients' opioid doses. Now a federal agency recommends against this. Douglas Sacha/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Force Patients Off Opioids Abruptly, New Guidelines Say, Warning Of Severe Risks

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More cities are passing legislation to ban the construction of drive-through windows in an attempt to curb emissions, reduce litter and improve pedestrian safety. The bans are also sometimes touted as a way to help fight obesity, but past studies suggest they don't have that effect. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Although Gray will finally go home to Forest, Miss., she will return to Nashville once a month for four months to undergo blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy. But, she says, the hardest part is over. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A Patient Hopes Gene-Editing Can Help With Pain Of Sickle Cell Disease

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How does nicotine in e-cigarettes affect young brains? Researchers are teasing out answers. Research on young mice and rats shows how nicotine hijacks brain systems involved in learning, memory, impulse control and addiction. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Vaping Nicotine Can Affect A Teenage Brain

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Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show that food can influence mental health. Claudia Totir/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman rolls tobacco inside a tendu leaf to make a beedi cigarette at her home in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. India's smokers favor cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes. Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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India Banned E-Cigarettes — But Beedis And Chewing Tobacco Remain Widespread

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These toilets in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh were designed to be friendlier for pregnant women by giving them something to grab onto when using a squat latrine. At left: A long bamboo pole was installed next to a latrine from Oxfam International. At right: A metal handle sits alongside a squat toilet provided by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society supported by the Danish Red Cross. Maggie Schmitt/Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health hide caption

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President Trump signed an executive order requiring changes to Medicare on Oct. 3. The order included some ideas that could raise costs for seniors, depending how they're implemented. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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An app uses a smartphone camera to detect leukocoria, a pale reflection from the back of the eye. It can be an early sign of disease. Here it appears light brown compared the healthy eye. Munson et al., Sci. Adv. 2019; 5 eaax 6363 hide caption

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An App That Can Catch Early Signs Of Eye Disease In A Flash

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