She took him to a hospital in Los Angeles, but doctors there didn’t know how to treat what they saw.

Lucian’s legs felt soft as jelly and he couldn’t move them. His breathing became rapid. The left side of his smile drooped as his muscles weakened.

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Time For Truth: (LA Times) – Her toddler suddenly paralyzed, mother tries to solve a vexing medical mystery

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The Californian woman successfully sued the American multinational pharmaceutical company for “negligent conduct” in both the way it makes and markets its baby powder.

The St. Louis jury’s ruling sees Johnson & Johnson lose the third trial in a row over concerns it’s talcum powder can cause cancer, sparking major concerns about the health risks of using the product.

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Neither of the two drugs used most frequently to prevent migraines in children is more effective than a sugar pill, according to a study published on Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers stopped the large trial early, saying the evidence was clear even though the drugs — the antidepressant amitriptyline and the epilepsy drug topiramate — had been shown to prevent migraines in adults.

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Two Drugs for Adult Migraines May Not Help Children

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Insurers are raising the 2017 premiums for a popular and significant group of health plans sold through HealthCare.gov by an average of 25 percent, more than triple the increase for this year, according to new government figures.

The spike in average rates for the 38 states that rely on the federal marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act was announced by federal health officials on Monday. The figures serve broadly to confirm what has become evident piecemeal in recent months: Prompted by a burden of unexpectedly sick ACA customers, some insurers are dropping out while many remaining companies are struggling to cover their costs.

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Time For Truth: (Mc Clatchy) – Obamacare premiums to go up by double digits

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Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday.

The price hike is the latest blow to Obamacare. Insurers are raising prices and downsizing their presence on the exchanges as they try to stem losses from sicker-than-anticipated customers. Enrollment for 2017 will be closely watched since insurers want to see younger and healthier consumers enroll.

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Time For Truth: (CNN) – Obamacare premiums to soar 22%

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