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Health Headlines for Tuesday, October 24

Judge skeptical of need to reinstate Trump health care cuts

ABC News

An attorney for California was grilled by a federal judge skeptical of a push by 18 states to immediately reinstate Affordable Health Care Act subsidies cut off by the Trump administration.

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U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

New York Times

One of the workhorses of Clarke County Hospital, a 25-bed facility in rural Osceola, Iowa, is an unassuming product known as a Mini-Bag.

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No more e-cigarettes in New York bars, restaurants


The days of using electronic cigarettes and other vaporizers in bars and restaurants are about to be over in New York.

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Alzheimer’s may be preventable in a decade

New York Post

Roughly 5½ million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a disease that ravages sufferers’ memories and, ultimately, stops their bodies from performing basic functions.

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FDA chief supports opioid prescription limits, regrets agency’s prior inaction

USA Today

The Food and Drug Administration’s new chief says he doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes made when he was at the agency in the 2000s and the government failed to regulate opioids more.

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