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Medical Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices
Author: 0 Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

While that sounds like a substantial commitment, Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat noted that it does not amount to a significant change and "technically leaves the room open for increases where it would like to". Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Tuesday it would not raise prices on its USA products for the remainder of the year, following a similar move by Pfizer the week prior.

Medical West Nile virus death reported in southeastern NC
Author: 0 West Nile virus death reported in southeastern NC

To protect the patient's identity, the department is not releasing additional details. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said north-central, south-central, and southwest Kansas at at high risk, while northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for West Nile infections.

Medical ‘World first’ melanoma blood test
Author: 0 ‘World first’ melanoma blood test

The researchers from Australia's Edith Cowan University say their test was about 80% accurate in correctly diagnosing people with melanoma in a small, early stage trial. Australia has the second highest level of melanoma in the world after New Zealand, with 14,000 new diagnoses and nearly 2,000 deaths every year. The test is created to make it easier to spot the skin cancer before it becomes fatal, according to researchers.

Medical Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida
Author: 0 Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida

The Florida Department of Health has revealed that an elderly man died from bacterial infection after eating tainted oyster at a restaurant. The name of the restaurant was not released. Last year, Manatee County had two cases of flesh eating bacteria and Sarasota County had none. The Department of Health confirmed the man's death to the South Florida Sun Sentinel .

Medical White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning U.S. officials
Author: 0 White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning U.S. officials

But Trump tried to dispel perceptions of a rift between him and the current national intelligence director, Dan Coats, who has warned of Russia's continuing efforts to meddle in USA elections. Browder said he is "confident" that Trump will not allow the offer to go through in the end. He also lashed out at Europe and USA -dominated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, saying Russian Federation would hit back with an "equivalent response" to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bases near ...

Medical Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day
Author: 0 Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day

Get a free hot dog July 18 with DogHaus app download . National Hot Dog Day is TODAY, Wednesday, July 18 and a number of places are offering free hot dogs and deals! No matter how you enjoy your hot dog, today is the ideal day to do it.

Medical Chinese firm recalls heart drug as US, EU raise concerns
Author: 0 Chinese firm recalls heart drug as US, EU raise concerns

The presence of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured. Also, the FDA said there is a link between valsartan and cancer. Patients should also contact their healthcare professional such as the pharmacist who dispensed the medication or doctor who prescribed the medication if their medicine is included in this recall to discuss their treatment, which may include another valsartan product not affected by this recall or ...

Medical Ever colour X-ray on a human
Author: 0 Ever colour X-ray on a human

New medical equipment uses the Medipix3 technology, which was developed at CERN - the European organization for nuclear research, according to "NV", referring to Popular Mechanics. The MARS system is a medical scanner that captures the human body with astonishing detail. "X-ray spectral information allows health professionals to measure the different components of body parts such as fat, water, calcium, and disease markers".

Medical Here Are the Best (and Worst) States to Retire
Author: 0 Here Are the Best (and Worst) States to Retire

New York's taxes are also among the worst. The Bankrate study sourced the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Council for Community and Economic Research, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gallup-Sharecare, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tax Foundation, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Western States Arts Federation.

Medical Little-Known Infertility STD on Way to Becoming a Superbug
Author: 0 Little-Known Infertility STD on Way to Becoming a Superbug

Left unchecked, they say this could result in thousands of women each year at increased risk of infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease caused by MG. "It's about time the public learned about Mycoplasma genitalium ", Greenhouse said. Its draft guidelines detail how best to spot and treat MG. Although tests for MG have been developed they are not now available at all clinics.

Medical Trump's latest move could push Obamacare premiums higher
Author: 0 Trump's latest move could push Obamacare premiums higher

Administration officials tout these plans as more affordable, but they're cheaper because they don't have to meet the ACA's requirements for decent health plans, like including maternity care and prescription drug coverage, and charging the same rate for people with preexisting conditions.

Medical MAY CAUSE CANCER: Some drugs containing valsartan recalled
Author: 0 MAY CAUSE CANCER: Some drugs containing valsartan recalled

You may be given a different valsartan medicine (or an alternative treatment) when you go for your next prescription. According to the Ministry, the circular was released and addressed to all directors of the medical districts, directors of public and private hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and assistant pharmacists, directors of government and private pharmacies.

Medical 100 salmonella cases linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal
Author: 0 100 salmonella cases linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal

A salmonella outbreak linked to a popular Kellogg's cereal has infected 100 people, the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday (July 12). " All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018". Samples of the facility's environment and the product collected during the FDA's inspection match the outbreak strain of salmonella mbandaka, the agency said.

Medical Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents?
Author: 0 Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents?

She suggests maintaining a safe sleep space for baby by using a co-sleeper (which attaches to the parents' bed) so that it's easier for moms to get back to sleep after nursing . First foods can include mashed or soft cooked fruit and vegetables - such as parsnip, potato, yam, sweet potato, carrot, apple or pear. 'We expect to see updated recommendations on infant feeding in the not too distant future'.

Medical U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients
Author: 0 U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients

With premium increases on the horizon, they expected what has been a volatile market to stabilize. Insurance stocks may be a focus in Monday morning's trading. Officials said Saturday that the administration is acting because of conflicting rulings in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they're being fairly treated.

Author: 0 Trump Suspends Obamacare Payments To Insurers

The federal court ruling prevents the agency, which administers the Obamacare risk-adjustment program, from making further collections or payments, including those for the 2017 benefit year, until the litigation is resolved, the agency said.

Medical CDC Reports 212 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora in Midwest
Author: 0 CDC Reports 212 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora in Midwest

The 212 cases have been reported in four states in the Midwest. All sizes had best-by dates of June 17 or earlier, so officials say there is little chance anyone still has any of the products. On June 15 Del Monte recalled 28-ounce trays. The first person known to be infected became sick on May 14. 'Therefore, it is unlikely that cyclosporiasis is passed directly from one person to another'.

Medical 'Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective'
Author: 0 'Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective'

It has also helped to protect monkeys from the virus similar to HIV . A safe and effective preventative vaccine is urgently needed to curb the HIV pandemic, the researchers said . Barouch is the director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School.

Medical Trump has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, source says
Author: 0 Trump has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, source says

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. President Donald Trump: "Well, it's still-let's say it's the four people, but-and they're excellent, every one". Hardiman has a tale Republicans like McConnell love: a former taxi driver from the key swing state of Pennsylvania who comes with the recommendation of ...

Medical Baltimore: hospital evacuated due to tuberculosis threat
Author: 0 Baltimore: hospital evacuated due to tuberculosis threat

Hospital officials said two buildings were evacuated and some people who had been exposed were sheltering in place, according to the local NBC affiliate WBAL . "About one-quarter of the world's population is believed to be infected with TB bacteria, but fewer than 10,000 cases are reported each year in the U.S".

Medical Better HPV test preventing cervical cancer than Pap smear
Author: 0 Better HPV test preventing cervical cancer than Pap smear

More women were referred for colposcopy after HPV tests at the start of the study: 57 per 1,000 women compared with 30.8 per 1,000 women after smear tests - but the reverse was true at 48 months. Most cases are preventable with screening the best way of catching it before it develops. While co-testing catches more precancerous cells, it also raises the incidence of false positives, points out Dr.

Medical Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018: Joey Chestnut's Final Stats, Prize Money
Author: 0 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018: Joey Chestnut's Final Stats, Prize Money

Not fireworks or a Taylor Swift party (RIP), but a world record at a hot dog eating contest. Organizers for the contest say new judges will be used next year. 2-ranked competitive eater by Major League Eating . It was a odd error to be that far off, but considering Chestnut was finishing 7.4 hot dogs per minute - that's a hot dog and bun every 8.1 seconds - it was tough to keep up.

Medical New study reveals coffee drinking may boost life expectancy
Author: 0 New study reveals coffee drinking may boost life expectancy

This recent study drew from data from the UK Biobank study, an in-depth research initiative collecting data and following 500,000 people for three decades. However, the team behind the study stressed they only found a correlation between coffee and a lower chance of death. A woman drinks a cup of coffee in this undated file photo.

Medical After fish pedicure, woman loses her toenails
Author: 0 After fish pedicure, woman loses her toenails

The patient didn't have any typical risk factors for toenail problems - such as an injury to the nails, or a family history of nail disorders - but she did report that she had a fish pedicure a few months before her nail problems started.

Medical Protecting your pets during Fourth of July fireworks
Author: 0 Protecting your pets during Fourth of July fireworks

This is an ongoing list . Injuries related to fireworks most often affect the hands and fingers. The event is free to the public and will include music and inspirational live speakers at the Downtown Square after parade. Ridgetop - Fireworks may be used between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. from June 20 to July 5 and December 10 to January 2. Events begin at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m.

Medical 10 in west Kentucky charged with health fraud
Author: 0 10 in west Kentucky charged with health fraud

Federal agencies on Thursday announced charges in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called "the largest health care fraud takedown in American history", an investigation into over $2 billion in alleged fraud by doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.

Medical Manitoba finds first West Nile infected mosquitoes of the year
Author: 0 Manitoba finds first West Nile infected mosquitoes of the year

The Health Department said the traps were set on June 21 and 22 of 2018 and today they found out about the results from the Ohio Department of Health Laboratory. The West Nile virus has reared it's ugly head for the first time in the province this summer. Symptoms include fever, headache, drowsiness, nausea and rash.

Medical Sea lice reported along Florida beaches
Author: 0 Sea lice reported along Florida beaches

Well, if you are hanging out on the coast of northwest Florida you may now have an excuse not to. Some swimmers report feeling a slight prickling sensation while still in the water. In some people, the rash may be accompanied by symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and muscle spasms, and they may have trouble sleeping.

Medical Flight attendants are at high risk of cancer
Author: 0 Flight attendants are at high risk of cancer

The flight-crew rate was 0.15% compared with 0.13% for uterine cancer; 1.0% compared with 0.70% for cervical cancer; 0.47% compared with 0.27% for stomach or colon cancer; and 0.67% compared with 0.56% for thyroid cancer. It requires airlines to monitor radiation dose (especially for pregnant attendants), organizes schedules to reduce radiation exposure, and informs workers of current studies.

Medical Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door
Author: 0 Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door

Once the deal closes, Amazon could potentially start selling prescription drugs directly through its site, delivering them via mail and impacting retail pharmacies. has shaved billions off the value of three major pharmacy chains. The firm's shares have spiked 435% since the beginning of 2015, more than 14 times the return for the benchmark S&P 500 over the same period.

Medical FDA Approves First Drug From Marijuana Plant
Author: 0 FDA Approves First Drug From Marijuana Plant

It's an option for those patients who have not responded to other treatments to control seizures. FDA officials said the drug reduced seizures when combined with older epilepsy drugs. "For a maligned substance like cannabis, I think the vindication tour will ultimately be years long", said Ricardo Baca , a former marijuana editor at the Denver Post, and the founder of Grasslands, a cannabis PR agency.

Medical Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds
Author: 0 Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

Her doctor prescribed her a medication to end the pregnancy , but she says the pharmacist turned her away. "I stood at the mercy of this pharmacist explaining my situation in front of my 7-year-old, and five customers behind only to be denied because of his ethic (al) beliefs", she wrote in a Facebook post that as of Saturday evening had already been shared almost 19,000 times and garnered almost 8,000 comments.

Medical Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's
Author: 0 Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's

In the course of course they can cause encephalitis and other chronic conditions. There's likely to be a lot of different and complicated mechanisms at play in developing Alzheimer's , which is why it has been such a challenging disease for scientists to understand.

Medical Woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Illinois
Author: 0 Woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Illinois

There are no human cases so far, officials say, but the season is young. In 2017, MS had 63 cases of West Nile. Last year, there were 68 human cases in Nebraska, including two deaths. Fix or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Draining any sources of standing water around your house is one way to limit the mosquito population in your yard.

Medical Woman Documents Moving Lump on Face with Selfies, Doctors Find Parasite
Author: 0 Woman Documents Moving Lump on Face with Selfies, Doctors Find Parasite

A Russian woman was left quite surprised after she noticed a small lump under her left eye. It traveled underneath her skin. It caused significant swelling in her lip. Dirofilaria are usually found in dogs or other carnivores, according to the CDC, but have been known to infect humans, too, especially in Europe and with certain species - D.

Medical Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
Author: 0 Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

Thanks to the efforts of Nouf Marwaai, yoga has been popularized here. His book "Raja Yoga" lays the foundations for a modern and global yoga. Modi's critics say the hype around yoga is nothing but a smokescreen to deflect attention from critical issues like the rise in tension in J&K and governance lapses.

Medical First West Nile mosquito of 2018 collected in Dauphin County
Author: 0 First West Nile mosquito of 2018 collected in Dauphin County

Clair County. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of a possible West Nile virus infection, especially if you recently had mosquito bites. The risk of serious illness to most people is low. Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk , or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.

Medical Prime Minister's address on 4th International Yoga Day
Author: 0 Prime Minister's address on 4th International Yoga Day

Ever since then, the Yoga Day is a low-key affair in the state. In India, the yoga day was celebrated with much fervour and excitement. Yoga is an ancient Indian tradition, but it doesn't belong to India alone. An instructor for 11 years now, Gingari teaches yoga in clubs and open areas in Abu Dhabi. Modi said India should be proud to be the "guardians of the great practice".

Medical Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization
Author: 0 Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization

WHO said that by classifying "gaming disorder " on its own, it will help gamers, families, governments, and health care workers to be more aware of gaming disorders . But the number suffering from this mental health condition is enough to study the behavioral pattern and create a treatment program, the organization says.

Medical WHO just declared 'gaming disorder' as official
Author: 0 WHO just declared 'gaming disorder' as official

The UN health agency, in its updated classification manual realeased on Monday , said video game addiction should now officially read " gaming disorder ". And perhaps the most positive immediate fallout from this will come from folks who needed a wake up call about the seriousness of not just gaming, but other forms of online addiction.

Medical Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia
Author: 0 Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia

The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post 30 giant hogweed plants had been discovered in Clarke County, located between Winchester and Leesburg. It's advised to immediately wash the affected area and limit sun exposure for 48 hours after coming in contact with the plant because of how sensitive the skin is due to the sap.

Medical World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease
Author: 0 World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

The WHO has included gaming disorder as a possible addictive behaviour in the latest International Classification of Diseases manual, a draft expected to be approved within a year. Do you think gaming is any worse a compulsion than watching the TV, surfing the web or looking at your smartphone for hours on end? "One can be addicted to really anything", said Audrey Nottke, the director of nursing over behavioral health services at Medical Center of Aurora.

Medical PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost
Author: 0 PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

The prime minister said this will be partly funded by a " Brexit dividend " - money Britain will supposedly save from no longer contributing to the European Union's budget. We've written before about the concerns raised by think tanks and NHS senior managers that funding specifically targeted at the NHS has come at the same time as other elements of health spending, for example public health, have been falling.