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Vermont police departments collect unused prescription drugs

It's National Drug Take Back Day and the Barling Police Department partnered with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Saturday (Oct. 27). ...

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Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

Why it matters: This is the Trump administration's most aggressive move yet to lower drug prices. "The administration is imposing foreign pr...

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Case of rare polio-like illness suspected in Ottawa Co

IL has ten clinically diagnosed cases of the virus that has now been confirmed in 22 states across the country so far in 2018. State health de...

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Cleveland Cavaliers tickets after LeBron James left for the Lakers

It remains to be seen whether local Laker fans will continue shelling out big bucks to attend games if the team falters this season . Drummond ...

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Flu shots available at Jeffco public health clinics

A national survey of 700 parents by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital showed that more than half the respondents said the flu shot can cause...

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Does Your Height Affect Your Risk for Developing Cancer?

Consider this quote from lead researcher Leonard Nunney of the University of California Riverside: "If you were comparing a 5-foot guy to a bask...

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Organic foods could help prevent cancer, claims new study

The meaning of the findings, according to researchers, is that a higher frequency of organic food consumption was associated with a reduced ri...

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Breast cancer is Aegon's biggest CI claim cause

Nearly 50% of breast cancer patients first visit the doctor when they are in stage 3 and 15-20% of patients visit when they are in stage 4, the ...

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Four Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Diagnosed In New York

The CDC has confirmed 62 cases across 22 states this year, compared with 33 cases last year, and is investigating dozens more reports. That fi...

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CT reports first flu death of season

Doctors evaluated him, gave him IV fluids, and tested him for the flu - it came back positive.The virus spread quickly from the rigorous activit...

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Not exercising is worse than smoking, diabetes or heart disease finds study

Jaber said researchers must now convey the risks to the general population that "being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor a...

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6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, who is not involved in the outbreak investigation...

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Breast Cancer Fact Check: Family history and breast cancer

Let's start educating. Because education really is what is behind saving lives. If you or anyone you know have been diagnosed with this diseas...

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Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

Seeking to create a stark difference between Democrats and Republicans during his Montana rally, the President told supporters that, "Democrats ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in West Point

Breast cancer is the most common type of invasive cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, after lung can...

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Novartis To Buy Endocyte In $2.1B Deal (NASDAQ:ECYT)(NYSE:NVS)

The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of Endocyte, but it is still subject to Endocyte stockholder and regulatory a...

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Five myths about the Flu with Dr. Marshall Dawer

Since the vaccine takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body, getting the vaccine now will offer protection when the season beg...

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Man's death linked to consumption of squirrel brains

The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. There...

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Cruxificion Cited as a Top Breast Cancer Fundraising Team

The study found that while women diagnosed with HR-positive breast cancer have lower risk of progression to metastatic disease soon after the di...

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UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Raises Outlook After Earnings Beat

NeuroSurgical Holdings. This allows shareholders to hold on to 982 million with the revenue now reading 2.98 cents per share. It's relative vo...

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Dozens sickened in salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

Dozens of people across 29 states, including MI, have gotten sick in an outbreak linked to a variety of raw chicken products. It has been foun...

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Local doctors: Chances of AFM extremely low, despite rising number of cases

The average age of patients with confirmed cases of AFM is 4 years old, according to the CDC. The rare disease , acute flaccid myelitis (...

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Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

Public health officials recommend that everyone get vaccinated this month. The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Epidemiology sai...

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WHO Calls for Emergency Meeting on Ebola

The Committee will gather this Wednesday, October 17th, in Geneva to discuss whether this recent Ebola outbreak represents a public health cri...

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Possible case of AFM in Douglas County

In rare cases, it causes muscle weakness and even paralysis. The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a warning to parents on Wednesday,...

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CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States

So far this year, there have been 62 confirmed cases in 22 states. Since 2014 there have been almost 400 confirmed cases of AFM across the U...

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Apple Watch to now connect hip, knee patients to doctors

More than one million knee and hip replacements occur annually in the US. Medical device company Zimmer Biomet and Apple announced their n...

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Unapproved, Sometimes Dangerous Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements

Many consumers do not know the true composition of dietary supplements , and often this affects their overall health. With an estimated 50 per...

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U.S. doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

The cause of most of the AFM incidents is unknown, according to the CDC , as are the long-term effects. Acute flaccid myelitis affects ...

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MDH: 7th Minnesota case of AFM 'under review' by CDC

The condition remains very rare. CNN has reported that this year, more than half of all US states have had confirmed or possible cases, incl...

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