• Trump says proposal will lower US drug prices
Trump says proposal will lower US drug prices

Speaking from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department in Washington Thursday, the president said foreign countries are paying practically nothing for drugs since their governments pay whatever drug companies set. Ubl, president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Trump's announcement followed the ...

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  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What Is It?
Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What Is It?

There are four possible cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in MI. Michigan has no confirmed cases but state health officials are investigating suspected cases originating in Ingham, Macomb, Oakland and Ottawa counties, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said.

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  • What to Know About Xofluza, the New Flu Drug
What to Know About Xofluza, the New Flu Drug

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement , "With thousands of people getting the flu every year, and many people becoming seriously ill, having safe and effective treatment alternatives is critical". The treatment will cost $150, although patients with commercial insurance may be able to access the drug for $30. Regulators caution...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers tickets after LeBron James left for the Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers tickets after LeBron James left for the Lakers

It should be noted that left foot soreness also kept Love out for the majority of the preseason, where he only played one game (the preseason opener) in four contests. The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons . Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, ...

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  • Getting a flu shot has become our duty, not a suggestion
Getting a flu shot has become our duty, not a suggestion

Though the effectiveness of the vaccine can vary - and last year's rate was low, at about 40 percent - this still meant that the flu vaccine reduced a person's overall risk of having to seek medical care at a doctor's office for flu illness by 40 percent.

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  • Organic Foods Reduce Cancer Risk
Organic Foods Reduce Cancer Risk

Pesticides linked to cancer include the weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, and the organophosphate pesticides malathion and diazinon. But the editorialists also pointed out some study weaknesses, most notably "the fact that the organic food questionnaire was not validated; therefore, it is unclear what the intend...

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  • Vodafone Qatar raises awareness about breast cancer
Vodafone Qatar raises awareness about breast cancer

She said when she first started as a surgeon, the operating rooms would be filled with all men. Thompson had her right breast removed in December 2015 and began a yearlong regimen of chemotherapy and radiation. The Breast Cancer Landscape in India , a white paper by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which aims to provide insights regar...

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  • CDC says rare polio-like disease could be spreading
CDC says rare polio-like disease could be spreading

AFM tends to affect children and young adults-among the confirmed cases, the average age of those afflicted is 4, and 90% of those with the condition are age 18 or younger. Poliovirus and West Nile virus may sometimes lead to AFM. By the time any of the prominent symptoms occur-droopy eyelid, weak arm or trouble standing up-the virus is already g...

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  • Viral outbreak leads to deaths of 6 children at NJ facility
Viral outbreak leads to deaths of 6 children at NJ facility

Adenoviruses typically cause "mild illness" but the children affected are "medically fragile", officials say . Health officials said there is an "ongoing outbreak investigation" underway and that an inspection team from the agency has been investigating at the facility in Haskell.

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  • Kalamazoo City Hall Lit Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Kalamazoo City Hall Lit Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Van Golen has dedicated countless years to studying inflammatory breast cancer, a rare form that affects women as young as 12 years old and has vastly different symptoms from the traditional form of breast cancer. The number of women who will die from breast cancer each year in the United Kingdom is expected to rise within four years if adequate ...

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  • Joe Biden: American Values Are Being ‘Shredded’ By Trump
Joe Biden: American Values Are Being ‘Shredded’ By Trump

President you know a little something about gold", Heller said. "It is deeply sad but unsurprising that we now see that ugliness rearing its head", she said. Video of the confrontation shows the small group of hecklers shouting obscenities and calling Pelosi (D-Calif) a communist in English and Spanish as she walks into a Wednesday campaign even...

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  • CDC reports first child flu death of the new flu season
CDC reports first child flu death of the new flu season

The local hospitals and Global Positioning System work very hard over the winter months to deal with the expected increase in people with viral illnesses including the flu . ESR virologist Sue Huang is at the forefront of a Kiwi-led study that could be instrumental in developing a universal five year flu vaccine. The spokesperson added: "There w...

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  • Unexpected Signs Of Breast Cancer, According To A Doctor
Unexpected Signs Of Breast Cancer, According To A Doctor

A patient who is well informed is one step ahead regarding their cancer diagnosis and prognosis. For women with stage II breast cancer, the five-year relative survival rate is about 93 percent, and for stage III it's about 72 percent: Often, women with these breast cancers can be treated successfully.

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  • Trading Statistics of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)
Trading Statistics of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

Floating shares were 955.51 million in the market and outstanding shares were 961 million. Volume, though, is an independent variable and can therefore be extremely useful in confirming price action. Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) where 10 analyst have rated the stock as...

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  • Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including Florida
Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including Florida

In the CDC's investigation notice , the organization said the outbreak strain of SalmonellaInfantis has caused illness in 92 people in 29 states; 21 of those people have been hospitalized due to their symptoms, and no deaths have been reported thus far.

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  • U.S. health officials alarmed over paralysing polio-like disease affecting children
U.S. health officials alarmed over paralysing polio-like disease affecting children

Some patients have quickly recovered, but one child who contracted AFM - which affects the nervous system via the spinal cord - died a year ago. The cases stretch across 22 states, and most of the patients are children under the age of 18-years-old.

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  • Child's death first of the flu season
Child's death first of the flu season

Eric Teitel got his flu shot at his local Walgreens pharmacy . De Villiers says that even those who are young and healthy still need the shot because if they don't, they can put others at risk. Most pharmacies in the US offer several FDA approved flu and vaccines. Free flu shots are now available to people over six months old in Grande Prairi...

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  • Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania
Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania

There have been 62 reported cases in 22 states this year, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website. She also said West Nile virus hasn't been linked to any of these cases, either. There's no way to determine which child will development AFM, according to Glatter. There was one confirmed death previous year, the CDC said on Tuesday.

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  • CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey
CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey

CDC officials added that while they have not seen any geographical clustering, they have seen seasonal clustering, with most cases occurring in the late summer and fall, dating back to when the CDC first noticed an uptick in the illness in 2014.

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  • What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?
What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that officials are investigating a spike in acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases, mostly in children, that looks similar to increases they saw in the late summer and fall of 2014 and 2016, with 127 cases under investigation in 22 states.

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