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Stories about Health Care

Aug 26 2018

West Nile Virus in CT

About one in five infected people becomes ill, and the virus spreads to the nervous system in about one in 150, according to the CDC. However, if a person develops a feve...

Aug 16 2018

CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

The U.S. had a record year for measles in 2014, with 667 cases reported to the CDC . "However, they are more likely to have a milder illness, and are also less likely to ...

Aug 10 2018

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

Mosquito bites can transmit the virus. "Over the past few weeks, West Nile virus activity has been on the rise across Ontario", Lyttle said in a release. The state only...

Aug 05 2018

Insurers warn on Trump's short-term health plans

Constitution. HHS officials said current law allows the plans to have this longer shelf life, although critics are likely to argue that - when you factor in the renew...

Aug 04 2018

Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018

West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Pennsylvania officials are warning people to minimize their exposure to mosquitoes as testing is underway...

Aug 03 2018

FDA warns about 'deceptive' vaginal rejuvenation claims, dangers

In a safety communication, the FDA told patients and doctors that laser and radiofrequency devices approved to treat abnormal tissue have been improperly promoted to ad...

Aug 03 2018

HUD Begins Nationwide Ban on Smoking in Public Housing

The policy was announced two years ago by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but the agency gave the nation's more than 3,300 local public housing authori...

Jul 29 2018

Be aware of hepatitis signs

The press conference and a public awareness seminar had been organised by the Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) to mark the World Hepatitis Day ...

Jul 25 2018

CVS apologizes for pharmacist who refused to fill transgender woman's prescription

Hall said she called the CVS customer service line twice. In an article posted to ACLU's website Thursday, Hall wrote about how she was at the point where she would soon ...

Jul 19 2018

National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY

Two Portillo's hot dogs for $5? Oh. My. Once you're registered, scan the app in store and enjoy your free hot dog. This deal is for new app users and dine-in only, whil...

Jul 15 2018

Trump administration yanks health care away from more Americans

Some companies that had expected hundreds of millions of dollars in risk-adjustment payments fear the funds may fall through, while others that had expected to owe hundre...

Jul 13 2018

'Do Not Eat' Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, CDC Warns

The US Food and Drug Administration urged consumers on Thursday to avoid eating and retailers to not sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal because of the chance of salmone...

Jul 05 2018

Drink up: Research shows coffee is good for you

Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. But coffee drinkers in the United King...

Jul 01 2018

DOJ announces 600 charges in health care fraud crackdown

The Kentucky charges are part of a nationwide enforcement action against health care fraud involving hundreds of defendants, including doctors, nurses and other medical p...

Jun 28 2018

FDA approves first marijuana-based prescription drug

He described it as the 'first and only FDA-approved cannabidiol medicine to treat two severe, childhood-onset epilepsies'. "In addition to another important treatment...

Jun 26 2018

Strange Lump Moving Around Woman's Face Was A Parasitic Worm

A 32-year-old woman in Russian Federation noticed a small lump beneath her left eye, and she took a selfie to document the mysterious bulge, according to the report on T...

Jun 22 2018

The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day & The Pictures Are Stunning

Times of Oman's TFM is the official media partner for the event that will be held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat at 7.15 pm today. "Considering h...

Jun 20 2018

Shadow Health Secretary: NHS Cash Boost "Not Enough Money"

Speaking in the Commons following the PM's speech, health secretary Jeremy Hunt said a "putting the economy back on its feet dividend" would help fund the boost for the...

Jun 20 2018

Gaming disorder added to WHO's list of mental health conditions

However, Vladimir Poznyak of the WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse told New Scientist previous year, when the agency first revealed its decision t...