Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2016

By on February 12, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Barry Manilow Suffers Complications After Emergency Oral Surgery

Singer Barry Manilow canceled performances this week after developing complications from emergency oral surgery.

The 72-year-old musician returned home to Los Angeles after a performance in Memphis. He scrapped concerts in Highland Heights, Kentucky on Thursday and in Nashville on Friday, NBC News reported.

The type of complications resulting from his surgery on Monday were not specified by his representatives.

It’s not known if Manilow will attend the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next Monday. He is a nominee for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, NBC News reported.

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Philip Morris Doesn’t Have to Pay for Smokers’ Lung Cancer Screenings: Court

Cigarette maker Philip Morris USA does not have to pay for lung cancer screenings for smokers, a federal jury decided Wednesday.

The company was sued by a group of Massachusetts smokers who wanted Philip Morris to pay for medical monitoring that included 3-D chest scans that can detect early-stage lung cancer. The class-action lawsuit did not seek any money, the Associated Press reported.

In its verdict, the jury said the smokers did not prove that the company’s Marlboro cigarettes had design defects.

The judge in the case said she will rule on whether Massachusetts consumer protection laws were violated, the AP reported.

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