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GM reinstates health, dental and vision insurance for striking UAW workers

GM reinstates health, dental and vision insurance for striking UAW workers

In a statement issued by the company to MLive-The Flint Journal, GM said if employees have an insurance claim they should submit it and the company "will continue to provide them the coverage they rel...

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Health officials: It's time to give flu vaccine another shot

Health officials: It's time to give flu vaccine another shot

If people shrug at the risk, "it's not just about you", Azar said. "It can safely prevent flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths", added Secretary Azar. She compared getting a flu shot to using a...

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Mass. health officials announce 4th EEE death, 11th human case of virus

Mass. health officials announce 4th EEE death, 11th human case of virus

In addition to the 11 human cases of EEE this season in MA, there have also been eight confirmed cases of EEE this year in animals, including seven horses and a goat. They also suggest draining any st...

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West Nile virus cited in OH death

West Nile virus cited in OH death

The first confirmed case of West Nile in a mosquito this year came in late August . "Although we're getting closer to the end of summer, you can still be at risk of getting West Nile virus", said E...

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Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Soar Past 800

Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Soar Past 800

However, they did not report that the individual had a history of vaping other substances, such as THC. "Any death related to vaping is one too many, and this is entirely preventable", Dr. If you th...

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GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

Wednesday was the 10th day of the strike, the first nationwide walkout at GM since 2007 and already the longest against the company since 1970. "I can confirm that they are housekeeping-slash-janito...

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Georgia reports first death from vaping-related illness | Lexington Herald Leader

Georgia reports first death from vaping-related illness | Lexington Herald Leader

A news release says the patient had a history of heavy nicotine vaping but none of vaping THC. "There have been 805 cases of lung injury reported from 46 states and 1 U.S. USA public health offici...

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McDonald's to test veggie burger from Beyond Meat in Canada

McDonald's to test veggie burger from Beyond Meat in Canada

Beyond has had a meteoric rise in the past 12 months, despite initial problems with demand outstripping its production capacity. Meanwhile, consumer interest in plant-based foods continues to surge - ...

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Amazon Introduces Amazon Care for Seattle Employees

Amazon Introduces Amazon Care for Seattle Employees

In addition, if recommended by a video provider, a mobile care nurse may conduct an in-person assessment, testing or treatment at an employee's home, a designated room on the Amazon campus, or anoth...

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Your teabag could be releasing billions of microplastics in your mug

Your teabag could be releasing billions of microplastics in your mug

Even in room temperature water, the tea bags secreted high levels of plastic , though it was about 300 times less than brewing temperature, according to the results published in the journal Environm...

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Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan

More specifically, the expanded recall includes "an additional 3 lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and 2 lots of Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP", the FDA said in a stateme...

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Woman Who Ate 'Unusually Large' Amount of Wasabi Developed Broken-Heart Syndrome

Woman Who Ate 'Unusually Large' Amount of Wasabi Developed Broken-Heart Syndrome

A point-of-care ultrasound , a type of ultrasound used at a patient's bedside for diagnostic purposes, showed some dysfunction in her heart's left ventricle, according to the study, which is consiste...

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Only one person can put pressure on me - my son, - Zelensky

Only one person can put pressure on me - my son, - Zelensky

While the July transcript will answer some questions, the call is only one aspect of Trump's dealings with the Ukrainians that have come under scrutiny in recent days. The White House said it will a...

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Demi Moore Shares Photo Of Baby Bump Before Miscarriage With Ashton Kutcher

After the couple married in 2005, Moore and Kutcher reportedly sought out fertility treatments, but she began drinking and abusing Vicodin, and the couple divorced in 2013. "Everyone else was witnessi...

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Third EEE Death Confirmed In Massachusetts

Third EEE Death Confirmed In Massachusetts

Gov. Susan Bysiewicz. EEE is an arbovirus. "And so it's nearly ironic that she received this bite from a mosquito and had this very rare disease occur". The number of mosquitoes that have tested pos...

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Geisinger offering Super Saturday Flu Shot Clinics in Pottsville

Geisinger offering Super Saturday Flu Shot Clinics in Pottsville

Another 21 per cent of respondents said they just tend to forget or don't get around to it. Two Santa Clara County residents, including a child, have died recently from the flu, county officials sai...

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Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola

Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola

The WHO statement says the lack of information makes it hard to assess potential risks in an Ebola outbreak in Africa that has been declared a rare global health emergency. A rapid response is cruci...

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World Health Organization urges Tanzania to Share Information About Suspected Ebola Cases

World Health Organization urges Tanzania to Share Information About Suspected Ebola Cases

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said that the agency stands ready to help the country respond to "any type of health emergency they may be facing". "Every day we see k...

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MA temporarily banning sale of vaping products

MA temporarily banning sale of vaping products

Almost 11 percent of high school students reported vaping previous year, a figure that increased by 27% since 2016, according to a news release from the governor's office. Teen vaping has climbed in...

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CT woman's EEE-linked death marks state's first since 2013

CT woman's EEE-linked death marks state's first since 2013

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed that a third person has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis , leaving residents concerned throughout the Bay State. 'I'm a great example. It'...

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Meghan Markle in Africa: I'm Here 'as a Woman of Color'

Meghan Markle in Africa: I'm Here 'as a Woman of Color'

The family of three plus their entourage which reportedly includes Archie's nanny and Markle's hairdresser (both of whom the royal couple are paying for privately) arrived in their first stop on t...

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Oil rises about 1% on concerns about return of Saudi output

Oil rises about 1% on concerns about return of Saudi output

Zarif said he plans to meet Wednesday with ministers of the five countries remaining in the 2015 nuclear deal from which Trump withdrew - Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. "We're looking for...

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United Nations health agency questions Tanzania's Ebola-like cases

United Nations health agency questions Tanzania's Ebola-like cases

There was no immediate reaction by Tanzanian authorities. Experts in the east and central part of Africa have been on high alert for cases of Ebola from the Democratic Republic of Congo where a ye...

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School tantrum leads to 6-year-old’s arrest; grandmother outraged

School tantrum leads to 6-year-old’s arrest; grandmother outraged

She told NBC affiliate WFLA-TV that she was told of the arrest after the fact. "I said, 'What do you mean, she was arrested?' They say there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she's being...

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UK Study Shows Antidepressant Improves Anxiety More Than Depression

UK Study Shows Antidepressant Improves Anxiety More Than Depression

But scientists still have little idea of how these kind of drugs work. In all cases, Global Positioning System were not sure whether to prescribe an antidepressant . More than half of antidepressa...

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Influenza Vaccine Market Rising Trends, Analysis With Top Key Players

Influenza Vaccine Market Rising Trends, Analysis With Top Key Players

Swine flu can be transmitted from the day before the signs develop and can also transmit within five to seven days after signs develop. In terms of geography, the global swine influenza market has...

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Trump signs order aimed at development of better flu vaccines

The goals of this EO issued on September 19, 2019, are to improve the country's ability to prepare for a potential outbreak of pandemic flu and to develop enhanced influenza vaccines to protect people...

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2200 nurses strike at University of Chicago Medical Center

2200 nurses strike at University of Chicago Medical Center

They're seeking lower nurse-to-patient ratios and say they're being forced to work overtime. The walkout would be the first nurse strike in Arizona and the first hospital registered-nurse strike in ...

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Democratic Debate Round 3 With Political Science Professor Seth Masket

Democratic Debate Round 3 With Political Science Professor Seth Masket

And Biden's comments about racial inequality in schools prompted a rebuke from rival U.S. Senator Cory Booker . Former Vice President Joe Biden was forced to defend against criticism of the Affor...

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First Human Case of West Nile This Year Detected

First Human Case of West Nile This Year Detected

Health Department officials report that staff collected mosquitoes that tested positive Wednesday in Quincy. West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is considered to be end...

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Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted

Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted

She added that Democrats simply did not have the votes on the floor to impeach Trump. "We must pass a continuing resolution to avoid another government shutdown", House Appropriations Chairwoman N...

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State health officials announce 10th human case, 2nd EEE death in MA

State health officials announce 10th human case, 2nd EEE death in MA

The virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, results in death in about 33% of human cases, has claimed the lives of three people. Connecticut's Department of Public Health announced on Friday that an E...

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Donald Trump: 'Dummy' Beto O'Rourke Wants to Take Your Guns Away

Donald Trump: 'Dummy' Beto O'Rourke Wants to Take Your Guns Away

Trump tweeted that O'Rourke "made it much harder to make a deal". The candidate's proposal came as his hometown of El Paso, Texas, as well as Dayton, Ohio, experienced fatal mass shootings , whic...

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World not ready for pandemic threat

World not ready for pandemic threat

The report pointed out the danger of a lethal respiratory pathogen, which could kill between 50 and 80 million people. The 48-page document, titled "A World At Risk", says that if a similar virus ...

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Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years

Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years

In a grim turn of events, the 19-year-long polio-free status has come to an end. However, it can only be prevented with multiple doses of polio vaccines that have always been proven safe and effective...

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