• Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth
Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth

He says the family is aware of the intense public interest in the case but is not prepared emotionally to speak about it. Martin Solomon, a personal injury attorney in Phoenix whose clients are mostly vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, said a lawyer representing this woman should call for all pertinent medical records, a list of c...

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  • New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor
New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a plan to "guarantee health care to all New Yorkers". On Tuesday, DeBlasio unveiled NYC Care , a program will guarantee health care for the estimated 600,000 New Yorkers who do not now have health insurance , according to the mayor's office.

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  • First Child Dies of Influenza in New Jersey
First Child Dies of Influenza in New Jersey

The best protection against the flu is the flu shot, but is it too late to get vaccinated? Residents should also remember that it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take full effect. However, these figures reflect only cases in which testing was performed; many more people who come down with the flu don't seek medical assistance and theref...

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  • Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now
Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now

The moves follow a better-than-expected job report that showed that 312,000 jobs were created in December, with the unemployment rate rising to 3.9%, as more workers entered the workforce. The head of the Fed, once confirmed by the Senate, can only be removed "for cause", not a policy disagreement. The two former central bank chairs also threw th...

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  • Flu cases on the rise; H1N1 most prevalent strain
Flu cases on the rise; H1N1 most prevalent strain

But that's not to say flu hospitalizations will remain low for the remainder of the year. Children younger than 5 had the highest incidence of hospitalization, with 10 per 100,000 people. Getting a flu shot should be at the top of the list for those at high risk for flu, including the elderly and people with heart disease or lung disease and pregna...

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  • Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional
Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

He had promised voters a repeal of the legislation, loathed by Republicans before it even passed in 2010, that was considered Barack Obama's signature achievement. "The ruling seems to be based on faulty legal reasoning and hopefully it will be overturned", said a statement from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

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  • Health unit reports higher than usual number of influenza reports in kids
Health unit reports higher than usual number of influenza reports in kids

Today, the flu vaccine is in plentiful supply in America, with millions of doses produced each year. Influenza B strain viruses, which have the same symptoms as A-strain viruses, are also circulating this season as usual, the CDC said . Winter weather has arrived, and so has the annual flu season. Following that group, the vaccine should be prio...

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  • World Health Organization commemorates the day on Dec 1 with 'Know Your Status'
World Health Organization commemorates the day on Dec 1 with 'Know Your Status'

Mr Varadkar emphasised that it is virtually impossible for people who are HIV positive and getting treatment to pass on the disease and he urged everybody to know their HIV status. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of domestic testers doubled from 100 million to 200 million people. And the earlier that HIV treatment is started after infection, the ...

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  • Many diabetics won't be able to get insulin by 2030, study claims
Many diabetics won't be able to get insulin by 2030, study claims

Insulin is essential for all people with type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 diabetes to reduce the risk of complications such as blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and stroke [2]. The researchers conclude in the journal The Lancet that of all these diabetes patients, 79 million would actually be in need of insulin to manage their dia...

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  • 'Pink Walk' organised to raise breast cancer awareness
'Pink Walk' organised to raise breast cancer awareness

That's when Melissa and her sister chose to get tested. The team which developed the guidelines specifically investigated metaplastic breast carcinomas (MBC), a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer, said the university's Amy McCart Reed.

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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 are the cause of everyday infections like the common cold , bronchitis, pink eye and respiratory tract infections, but the highly contagious viruses can be much more unsafe to people with already compromised immune systems. It was not clear when the children died, and there was no information provided on their ages. The strain affl...

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  • Event highlights mental health issues
Event highlights mental health issues

Most employees (72 per cent) want employers to champion the cause of mental health and well-being, according to a survey published today - World Mental Health Day . "It is positive that mental health is being publicly talked about and I am confident that we are moving in the right direction which will ultimately benefit every athlete, coach a...

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  • Minnesota kids suffer rare, polio-like disorder
Minnesota kids suffer rare, polio-like disorder

An investigation is underway to determine what caused these specific cases of AFM. She also requested the agency answer seven questions about its response efforts by October 16 and conduct a member-level briefing for senators seeking more information on the issue.

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  • OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots
OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

Smaller cities tend to have a shorter, but more intense flu season. "Each flu season always seems to be a little bit of a surprise", said Susan Kline, a professor of medicine at M Health. "It's convenient for students because they can stop by and not worry about getting it elsewhere", Albert, said. Vaccines significantly reduce a person's chances...

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  • Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business
Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Following arguably the biggest - and hardest fought - victory of his controversy-strewn presidency, Trump was crowing. Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening after the Senate narrowly confirmed him, 50-48, with only one Democrat voting yes.

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  • Breast cancer ‘most widely spread’ type of cancer in Palestine
Breast cancer ‘most widely spread’ type of cancer in Palestine

Money raised from the Pink Ribbon appeal goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides support, education and research funding. But at Watertown Regional Medical Center, health officials also believe that awareness is more than just a month .

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  • US Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight
US Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

Kavanaugh was testifying against multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including gang rape. "This is what democracy looks like!" protesters shouted outside the Supreme Court, voicing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court but somehow speaking for everyone on every side on a day of passion, chaos and effect.

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  • Who is Nobel Medicine Prize victor James P Allison?
Who is Nobel Medicine Prize victor James P Allison?

The institute added that therapies based on Prof Honjo's discovery "proved to be strikingly effective in the fight against cancer". Allison's and Honjo's work focused on proteins that act as brakes on the immune system - preventing the body's main immune cells, known as T-cells, from attacking tumors effectively.

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  • Kavanaugh hearing sets stage for high-stakes lobbying in Senate
Kavanaugh hearing sets stage for high-stakes lobbying in Senate

In another statement, Patrick J. Smyth, identified by Ford as being among those downstairs at the party, says "I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh '".

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  • Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood
Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

South Carolina's Department of Transportation ( SCDOT ) ordered Interstate 95 in Florence County closed at around 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday evening - hours after this news outlet sounded the alarm about rising flood waters spilling over the banks of the Great Pee Dee River.

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  • Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks
Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks

The new study was created to find out whether low-dose aspirin could prolong healthy, independent living in seniors who had not shown signs of heart disease. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Monday, the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly ( ASPREE) trial was the largest and most comprehensive clinical trial conducted...

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  • John McCain Dies at 81 Following Battle With Cancer
John McCain Dies at 81 Following Battle With Cancer

With his good-natured sales pitches for things like "McCain's Fine Gold" (featuring a cameo from Cindy McCain ) and self-deprecating humor ("I'm a true maverick - a Republican without money"), the Senator held his own with comedy veteran Fey and generated plenty of laughs himself.

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  • Dwayne Johnson Tells Stephen Colbert He's 'Absolutely' Considering A Presidential Run
Dwayne Johnson Tells Stephen Colbert He's 'Absolutely' Considering A Presidential Run

Like I feel like I, you know what it is? Johnson was less willing to talk about his ongoing beef with another Furious co-star, Vin Diesel , who Johnson had called unprofessional. We also spoke with director Rawson Marshall Thurber about enticing Johnson to do the film's stunts and the movie that influenced his desire to make action films.

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  • Amazon To Buy Somerville-Based Online Pharmacy PillPack
Amazon To Buy Somerville-Based Online Pharmacy PillPack

The company's services are aimed at people who take multiple medications, delivering drugs in pre-sorted dose packages. "They've gotta go to the store three or four times a month because the pharmacy can't even fill them the same day", Parker said .

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