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President Trump announces new health care rules to promote transparency

President Trump announces new health care rules to promote transparency

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association President Scott Serota said in a statement that publishing negotiated rates for services "may have negative, unintended consequences - including price increases - ...

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Cincinnati Zoo 'devastated' by the death of Kimba the giraffe

He reportedly underwent a successful procedure to fix his hooves last week, but experienced complications afterwards. He came to the Cincinnati Zoo in 2008.

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Federer credits Tsitsipas for beating him

Federer credits Tsitsipas for beating him

Tsitsipas had a torrid time completing the frame as he saw six set points fly by but on the seventh, Federer wilted. It's been quite a journey for Tsitsipas, who first met Thiem at the O2 Arena in...

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Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial

Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial

The VESUVIUS study recruited 114 long-term cigarette smokers who had smoked at least 15 cigarettes per day for at least two years. While the majority of e-cigarette liquids contain nicotine, they do n...

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa dislocates hip, will miss remainder of season

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa dislocates hip, will miss remainder of season

Lyle Cain, Alabama's orthopedic surgeon. The Athletic's Aaron Suttles reported that Tagovailoa also suffered a posterior wall fracture. Hours later the school announced he has sustained a disloc...

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Democratic governor wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

Democratic governor wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

He added, "And as for the president, God bless his heart" - a phrase often used by genteel Southerners to politely deprecate someone. So these seem election indicators for Democrats in 2020: A candi...

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The number of Americans dying from antibiotic-resistant

The number of Americans dying from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" vastly underestimated — CDC

Two new infections have been added to the CDC's urgent list of resistant infections since 2013: a hardy type offungicalledCandida auris(C. auris) and Carbapenem-resistantAcinetobacter, a gram negative...

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Google ditched project to release 100,000 X-ray images, amid privacy concerns

Google ditched project to release 100,000 X-ray images, amid privacy concerns

According to the Post , this information included "the dates the X-rays were taken and distinctive jewelry that patients were wearing when the X-rays were taken". Google's skill to uphold knowledge p...

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Germany passes law making measles vaccination compulsory for children

Germany passes law making measles vaccination compulsory for children

Also, the vaccine will not be limited to the children and staff members in working in kindergartens , hospitals, asylum-seeker homes, and holiday camps will also be required to get the vaccines. All ...

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German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan

Albania, Britain, the Czech Republic and Greece, which had declared the elimination of measles, joined 12 other nations, including France, Germany, Poland, Romania and Russian Federation, where the or...

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FDA Warns Dollar Tree Stores to Stop Offering 'Potentially Unsafe' Over-the-Counter Drugs

FDA Warns Dollar Tree Stores to Stop Offering 'Potentially Unsafe' Over-the-Counter Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to the parent company of Dollar Tree stores, citing it for receiving over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that the agency says violate federa...

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Vaping May Be Worse For The Heart Than Cigarettes

Vaping May Be Worse For The Heart Than Cigarettes

The CDC also warns that it is unsafe to modify vaping products. "This is the first time that we have detected a chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries". Par...

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Stanford publishes its massive Apple Watch heart-rate study

Stanford publishes its massive Apple Watch heart-rate study

Enrolling 419,000 participants for the survey within eight months and for those with irregular heartbeats being digitally treated confirms the digital transformation is his contention. "These analyses...

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'Serial' flu shots still better than none at all

'Serial' flu shots still better than none at all

Getting the flu shot is the most important step you can take to maintain your health, whether getting it early or late in the flu season. The department says officials are reporting 384 laboratory-c...

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Iowa Lung Cancer Diagnoses Higher Than National Average, Report Says

Only 45 of 50 US states keep survival data, the report shows, and Alabama ranks last in the five-year survival category. Lung cancer is one of the most common and lethal forms of cancer. As su...

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Plague Cases Confirmed In China

Plague Cases Confirmed In China

One patient is in stable condition, and the other is critically ill but without further deterioration, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Commission", the Xinhua report said. The pneumonic ...

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Diabetes Myths You Can Easily Ignore

Diabetes Myths You Can Easily Ignore

However, women with gestational diabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Regular health checkups to keep a track on blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes Formerly called ...

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Children in India face higher health burden of climate change Lancet report

Children in India face higher health burden of climate change Lancet report

In some of the world's hottest and poorest countries, malnutrition will increase while in a country like Canada, air pollution, exposure to toxic smoke and heat-related illnesses are bigger threats. S...

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Superbug Infections Rising, but Deaths Falling — CDC

Superbug Infections Rising, but Deaths Falling — CDC

Despite what the CDC called " aggressive " efforts in combating the drug-resistant microbes, the report also found " gaps slowing progress against the. The two additions bring the list of urgent thr...

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Ebola Vaccine Approved for the First Time Ever by the European Union

Ebola Vaccine Approved for the First Time Ever by the European Union

U.S. pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co Inc has received approval from the European Commission to market its Ebola vaccine, less than a month after a European medicines panel backed the first-ever va...

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Smoking associated with increased number of lung cancer deaths

Smoking associated with increased number of lung cancer deaths

The report reveals Iowans are given lung cancer diagnoses at a higher rate than the national average. Member of the European Parliament, MEP Claudia Gamon, the European Society of Radiology (ESR),...

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US Military Convoy Arrives in Syria's Qamishli

US Military Convoy Arrives in Syria's Qamishli

Erdogan will use this visit "to show that, despite his autocratic drift, he's not an global pariah - and that's a photo-op and message the Trump team are happy to provide, having jettisoned even a to...

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College gymnast dies following training accident in CT

College gymnast dies following training accident in CT

The 20-year-old slipped on uneven bars, WFSB-TV reported. Alberti, who coached and trained Coleman for 10 years and also coached her two older sisters, said she attained a level 10, the highest l...

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Polk Resident Closely Watching Supreme Court DACA Arguments

Polk Resident Closely Watching Supreme Court DACA Arguments

Supreme Court weighs whether to stop protecting some undocumented immigrants from deportation, the University of California is preparing to support immigrant students, regardless of the outcome, ...

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One child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn

One child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn

He said, "Preventing children from developing pneumonia in the first place is critical to reducing its death toll". "Sounding the alarm about this forgotten epidemic, six leading health and children...

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Kaiser Permanente mourns the loss of Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO

Kaiser Permanente mourns the loss of Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO

Rep. John Lewis, who wrote the tribute for Tyson, referred to him as "one of the leading authorities on public health in America". Most importantly, Bernard was a devoted husband, father and friend. T...

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Ebola Vaccine Approved for Use in Europe

Ebola Vaccine Approved for Use in Europe

USA pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co Inc has received approval from the European Commission to market its Ebola vaccine, less than a month after a European medicines panel backed the first-ever vacci...

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Man has double lung transplant because of vaping damage

Man has double lung transplant because of vaping damage

Vitamin E acetate is believed for use as a chopping agent in illicit vaping products containing THC - the part of marijuana that will get individuals high. Vaping is increasingly popular among yout...

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The National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

Light rain changes over to snow late. More than 400 flights were canceled Monday morning at O'Hare due to the weather. Plow drivers are trained to clear from right to left, so you might see a litt...

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Google's secret 'Project Nightingale' reportedly collects healthcare data on millions

Google's secret 'Project Nightingale' reportedly collects healthcare data on millions

The Journal reported that Nightingale's scope "pertains to lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, including pati...

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Doctor allegedly performed hysterectomies without consent

Doctor allegedly performed hysterectomies without consent

From 2011 to 2014, Perwaiz allegedly asked the patiently "routinely" whether she planned on having another baby, the affidavit states. The employee told the feds that the doctor's patients advised h...

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Atatiana Jefferson’s Father Dies Less Than Month After Police Officer Killed Her

Atatiana Jefferson’s Father Dies Less Than Month After Police Officer Killed Her

A family spokesman said her father, Marquis Jefferson , died Saturday at a Dallas hospital, Fox 4 Dallas reported. "I don't know what else to say", Carter said. Family members said she had chose to...

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Flu shot can provide effective immunity for people living with HIV

Flu shot can provide effective immunity for people living with HIV

Flu vaccinations for children have been gradually rolled out among different age groups since 2013. According to Utah's Public Health Data Indicator Based Information System (IBIS), children under age...

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Reason GOP hell-bent on exposing whistleblower

Reason GOP hell-bent on exposing whistleblower

House Republicans submitted a list of witnesses they'd like to testify as part of the chamber's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. "Normally you want to establish the...

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Pence aide testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry, John Bolton a no-show

Pence aide testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry, John Bolton a no-show

President Donald Trump , when asked about Gordon Sondland's damaging testimony in the impeachment inquiry, claimed "I hardly know" his ambassador who gave a million to his inauguration. "At the end ...

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