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Trump administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage

These plans would bypass the law's protections that prevent companies from charging higher prices to women, older people and those with preexist...

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Rare STI could turn into superbug, doctors warn

Scientists have found that bacteria can lead to inflammatory disease of the pelvis and, ultimately, infertility in women if left untreated. MG...

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Ministry recalls some medicines containing valsartan over cancer fears

The decision was given following the previous announcements of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Health Canada and other medical management...

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

The jury later added $4.1 billion (around Rs 28,100 crore) in punitive damages. Their lawyers alleged the company knew its talcum powder was c...

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USA salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told

A total of 100 people have been sickened as a result; 30 people have been hospitalized. The FDA says the third-party facility that makes Hon...

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Trump Administration Opposes Major Breastfeeding Resolution

According to The Times , U.S. officials threatened harmful trade practices against Ecuador, who planned to introduce the initiative, unless ...

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Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep

More than 1300 healthy breastfed three-month-old babies were divided into two groups at random. All the babies were breastfed, but about half st...

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Trump Suspends Obamacare Payments To Insurers

The risk adjustment program redistributes funds from plans with lower-risk enrollees to plans with higher-risk enrollees. The idea is to insulat...

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Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's

Citing conflicting federal court decisions on the program, the CMS said it can not collect or disburse funds under the risk-adjustment program. ...

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At least 212 people hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetable trays

Cyclospora can cause an intestinal illness called when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested. According to the CDC, " Most ill ...

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New Candidate AIDS Vaccine Passes Early Tests with Monkeys, Humans Next

They also tried the drug on 72 laboratory monkeys and proceeded to infect them with six injections of HIV like viruses. The fight against H...

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Pres. Trump: 'Very Close' To Making Final Supreme Court Pick

While Trump didn't name the four, top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh , Raymond Kethledge , Amy ...

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Possible release of tuberculosis bacteria investigated in Baltimore

The spill that caused two buildings to be evacuated Thursday afternoon is believed to be a one-time incident, spokesman Ken Willis said in a sta...

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HPV better than Pap smear for picking up precancerous changes cervix

Lead researcher Dr. Gina Ogilvie, a professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver ...

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Joey Chesnutt Wins 11th Nathan's Title By Eating Record 74 Hot Dogs

Eating's elite gather each year to see how many hot dogs they can stomach in 10 minutes. "I've been hitting 75 plus in practice", he said to ...

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Eight coffees a day? Don’t worry, looks like you’ll still live longer

To shed light on these concerns, researchers delved into data from the U.K. Biobank study made up of 500,000 individuals across the U.K. bet...

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A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off

The species of fish used - a toothless carp known as Garra rufa - are usually plant eaters, but in a pinch, they will also eat dead human skin...

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Where to Watch Independence Day Fireworks in SoCal

Three states - Illinois, Ohio and Vermont - only allow wire or wood stick sparkers or novelty items. IL remains one of only four states to imp...

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Hot, sticky weather will cling to ME this week

Any storms that do form will move slowly, so they could drop heavy rain onto parched soil. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderst...

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Amazon's attack on the pharmacy industry has begun

PillPack , which launched in 2014, is available in every U.S. state except Hawaii. "With Amazon + PillPack this eliminates the need to sta...

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Justice Department Charges Over 600 People For Health Care Fraud

The nationwide takedown included charges against 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals alleging that they were involved i...

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Photo captures moment toddler's leg broke while on slide with mom

Clare, whose daughter was in a cast for five weeks, tells Scary Mommy: "I think the most important thing is that there isn't a truly safe way fo...

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What Is Sea Lice Or Seabather’s Eruption? Prevention Tips Against Itchy Rash

The warm sunny weather has many flocking to the beach, but as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, officials in Florida are warnin...

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Ways to Promote Prevention on National HIV Testing Day

One week from now, Shepherd will get a phone call if he tests positive for HIV. For people who are HIV-negative, testing can serve as the gate...

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Louis Children's Hospital is the Only Pediatric Hospital in St

Last year , Children's National just cracked the top 10, as the 10th-best pediatric care center in the U.S. The year before, it didn't make t...

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Amazon to buy Somerville online pharmacy startup PillPack

The deal comes as the health care industry is undergoing a series of convulsions in response to rising costs and pressure on drug makers, pharma...

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West Nile found in Winnipeg mosquitoes for 1st time this season

West Nile has been detected in CT every year since 1999. "No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for West Nile virus infection are availa...

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AZ Organizations Mobilize For HIV Testing Day

About 75,000 people in Canada have HIV, and one in five HIV-positive Canadians are not aware of their status, the release added. HIV tests can...

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GE to spin off healthcare business, divest oil services

The announcement comes on the first day in 110 years that GE will not be in the Dow Jones Industrial Average . The company said the moves w...

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Flight attendants may have increased risk for certain cancers

Cancer rates in male flight attendants were almost 50 percent higher for melanoma and about 10 percent higher for nonmelanoma skin cancers compa...

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