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MI child dies from flu, first pediatric flu death of season

MI child dies from flu, first pediatric flu death of season The Casper Star-Tribune reports 18 of the 27 flu-related deaths in Wyoming last season were people over 65, though one child was among those who died. Most of the cases of the flu have been the H1N1 virus. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more on the flu. Flu vaccine remains available at physician offices and some pharmacies. [Full Article...]

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) Short Interest Increased By 1.65%

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) Short Interest Increased By 1.65% The stock was sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total value of $217,457.28. Commonly referred to as " market cap", it is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. Many investors know that not all stocks will be performing well in unison. A "Miss" often causes the share price to fall. Walgreens joined the Dow Jones Industrial... [Full Article...]

It's a Christmas Miracle - Texas Girl's Tumor Vanishes

It's a Christmas Miracle - Texas Girl's Tumor Vanishes The tumor on her brain, a rare form called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma ( DIPG ), is known for being aggressive and incurable. But her case is still a head-scratcher, since doctors at five hospitals agreed her tumor was DIPG. For now, though, Scott and his wife, Gena, are spending every day thanking God, they told KVUE , as Roxli undergoes precautionary treatments. "And we got it", Ge... [Full Article...]

Obamacare ruled out of order by Texas judge

Obamacare ruled out of order by Texas judge Hospital chains HCA Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. dropped 7 percent and 4 percent respectively when markets opened Monday. Justice officials contended that, once the insurance mandate's penalty is gone next month, that move will invalidate the ACA's consumer protections, such as its ban on charging more or refusing to cover people with preexisting medical conditions. [Full Article...]

Use of e-cigarettes rising among US teens, says top doctor

Use of e-cigarettes rising among US teens, says top doctor Past 30-day e-cigarette use among high school kids grew by more than 75 percent, and within the middle school ranks by 50 percent, between 2017 and 2018, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration's National Youth Tobacco Survey. [Full Article...]

GSK, Pfizer to merge consumer healthcare units

GSK, Pfizer to merge consumer healthcare units GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, announced that it will split in two Wednesday as part of a new joint venture with US -based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer . If approved, the JV is expected to generate total annual cost savings of £5m (€6.3bn) by 2022 for expected total cash costs of £9m and non-cash charges of £3bn. [Full Article...]

Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use

Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use Researchers at the University of MI in Ann Arbor, who conducted the annual survey, asked 44,482 students from 392 private and public schools across the country about their use of tobacco, opioids, marijuana and alcohol. Also, the use of LSD, ecstasy, heroin, opioids, and tobacco is declining lately. "The policies and procedures in place to prevent youth vaping clearly haven't worked", said Ri... [Full Article...]

Judge's Healthcare Ruling Was 'Great for Our Country' -Trump Says

Judge's Healthcare Ruling Was 'Great for Our Country' -Trump Says The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court . Officials with MNsure, the state of Minnesota's health insurance exchange, issued a statement Saturday that the court ruling "will not affect MNsure's open enrollment period, (Minnesotans') current coverage or their coverage in 2019". [Full Article...]

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Calls Texas Affordable Care Act Ruling ‘Absurd’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Calls Texas Affordable Care Act Ruling ‘Absurd’ That is the day the tax penalty for not having insurance disappears. Polls consistently show strong public support for the ACA guarantee of coverage regardless of pre-existing health conditions - an issue Democrats used with great success in last month's midterm elections as they won control of the House of Representatives. [Full Article...]

United States federal judge rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

United States federal judge rules Obamacare is unconstitutional US District Judge Reed O'Connor's 55-page ruling came in a lawsuit filed by several Republican state attorneys general opposed to the federal government health plan, known officially as the Affordable Care Act . "Then, in the midterm election, the American people delivered a record-breaking margin of nearly 10 million votes against House Republicans' vile assault on health care". [Full Article...]

Eagles QB Wentz could be out remainder of season

Eagles QB Wentz could be out remainder of season There was a bit of buyback on the Eagles once it reopened, with a reverse line move dropping the line to 10.5, initially suggesting sharp bettors didn't believe there was a two-point difference between Wentz and Foles. "We're going to focus on today, get through today", Pederson said when asked if there's a chance Wentz will miss this game, "and see where he is at the end of the day". [Full Article...]

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming In spite of that, so far 95,000 people have signed up in CT. This is the first enrollment period without the individual mandate, which penalized people on their tax returns who did not buy health insurance. As part of last year's federal tax bill that revised the Affordable Care Act passed under President Barack Obama, there's now no penalty on federal taxes for not having health insurance, bu... [Full Article...]

Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter

Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter Since Judge O'Connor did not issue an injunction, the Affordable Care Act and its provisions will remain intact for the time being, meaning no one with an insurance plan via the ACA will lose coverage. "The court recognized that the individual mandate penalty is unconstitutional, found that the entirety of the act could not be separated from the individual mandate penalty, and as a result, enter... [Full Article...]

Google Fit Gets New Features on Android, Wear OS

Google Fit Gets New Features on Android, Wear OS Last but not least, if you're using a Wear OS smartwatch , the latest Google Fit update will provide you with a guided breathing exercise meant to help you relax between last-minute gift shopping. The new features follow a pretty radical makeover of Google Fit , which in the past has been a bit of mix bag as far as tracking your health and fitness. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case Kavanaugh. Planned Parenthood . "So what explains the court's refusal to do its job here?" Thomas argued that the case did not directly involve abortion . Planned Parenthood denied the allegations and called the videos heavily edited and misleading. But the court not taking up this case means that most states can not, for now, effectively prohibit people from using Medicaid funds for ot... [Full Article...]

CDC says don’t eat raw cookie dough (even though it’s delicious)

CDC says don’t eat raw cookie dough (even though it’s delicious) The CDC says raw flour can make you sick , and they point out a 2016 e.coli outbreak that sickened 63 people as an example. The CDC estimates there are over 1 million cases of salmonella illnesses in the USA each year, usually caused by contaminated food. [Full Article...]

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot When they opened her up, the medical team was shocked to observe that, instead of a brain tumor , a rare brain-eating amoeba was practically devouring the Seattle woman's brain. In 1990, researchers first became aware that this type of amoeba can cause disease in people, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases in November. [Full Article...]

Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit

Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit The former Foreign Secretary refused to rule out a leadership bid against the Prime Minister, but said she could stay on even if MPs reject her Brexit deal this week. Former Tory leader Lord Howard said May would have "difficult decisions to make about her future and about the future of our country" if she loses the crunch Brexit vote on 11 December. [Full Article...]

MS has 1st pediatric death of current flu season

MS has 1st pediatric death of current flu season In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Monmouth County is encouraging residents to get their flu vaccines in time for the holiday season to protect themselves, their loved ones and the public. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), vaccinations saved the lives of an estimated 732,000 American children and prevented 322 million cases of childhood ... [Full Article...]

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test Australian researchers have developed a ground-breaking, 10-minute cancer test that might aid patient diagnosis in the future. He also used that hyped-inducing word "breakthrough" to describe his findings. Researchers have hunted for years to find a commonality across all cancers, a so-called "silver bullet" that ties them all together. "This unique nano-scaled DNA signature appeared in every ... [Full Article...]


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