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Bayer Says It Will Halt Sales of Essure Birth-Control Implant

Bayer Says It Will Halt Sales of Essure Birth-Control Implant As complaints mounted and demand slipped, it stopped Essure sales in Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The Food and Drug Administration said earlier this year that over a 15-year period - November 2, 2002, when Essure was approved, through December 2017 - the agency received more than 26,000 reports of problems, including pain, heavier periods and irregular ... [Full Article...]

West Nile-positive mosquitoes detected in Estevan

West Nile-positive mosquitoes detected in Estevan The state Department of Health Services has monitored the spread of West Nile virus since 2001 among wild birds, horses, mosquitoes and people. Health officials have detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes found in St. Most cases occur in the late summer and early fall. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times, or consider staying indoors during thes... [Full Article...]

Americans Dying of Liver Disease, Doctors Blaming Alcohol Drinking

Americans Dying of Liver Disease, Doctors Blaming Alcohol Drinking Bilirubin, a yellowish waste compound, was building up in his body and changing his skin color. Tapper, a liver specialist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, tried to get the patient to stop drinking. [Full Article...]

Transgender community reacts to CVS's apology after prescription denial

Transgender community reacts to CVS's apology after prescription denial Following the incident at CVS, Hall contacted her doctors who called the pharmacist but she says he refused to explain why he wouldn't fill the prescription. People walk by a CVS pharmacy on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. An example of sex discrimination, according to an Obama administration training guide issued in 2016, would be a pharmacist not providing a flu vaccine to a woman and questioning her... [Full Article...]

Trump meets with Pfizer CEO amid drug pricing campaign

Trump meets with Pfizer CEO amid drug pricing campaign Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said that he did not have a direct talk with Trump on drug prices but said his company has been speaking to the federal Department of Health and Human Services about Trump's plan. Trump has promised to lower drug prices since the campaign and as is his style, has resorted to calling out companies by name on Twitter after reports of price increases. [Full Article...]

Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone therapy prescriptions

A transgender woman has spoken out after being denied access to her prescribed hormones by a pharmacist in Arizona. "I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be". In an apology statement, CVS said the man's conduct "violated company policies and does not reflect our values or our commitment to inclusion, nondiscrimination and ... [Full Article...]

Eating Final Meal of The Day Earlier Could Lessen Cancer Risk

Eating Final Meal of The Day Earlier Could Lessen Cancer Risk According to CNN , the study says it is advisable for people to eat their dinners before 9pm or taking their suppers at least two hours before going to sleep as this can reduce breast and prostate cancer risk by 20%. Scientists studied the dietary habits, meal times, sleep mode, especially chronotype, eating habits, adherence to recommendations for prevention of cancer pathology. [Full Article...]

West Nile carrying mosquitoes in Williston area

West Nile carrying mosquitoes in Williston area Symptoms of having West Nile virus include a fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. According to state health officials the person who died was an adult, but they provided no further details. Use an EPA-registered mosquito repellent and apply according to the manufacturer's instructions. Officials also recommend wearing long sleeves and trousers as well as using repellent when outdoors. [Full Article...]

Melanoma WA backs skin cancer blood test

Melanoma WA backs skin cancer blood test A routine blood test that detects early-stage melanoma may soon be available, according to a team of scientists from Edith Cowan University in Perth . Professor Mel Ziman says finding antibodies that fight off viruses or cancers is a natural marker they have taken advantage of, and a larger clinical trial of 1000 patients will now get underway. [Full Article...]

Earlier dinner may lower risk of cancer

Earlier dinner may lower risk of cancer Manolis Kogevinas, a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain and lead author of a new study on the topic. Though extensive research has probed links between types of food and cancer risk, little attention has been paid to how cancer risk might be affected by mealtimes and what people do before and after eating, the study authors said. [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak in 26 states, including North Carolina, tied to raw turkey

Salmonella outbreak in 26 states, including North Carolina, tied to raw turkey Illnesses started turning up November 20, 2017. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading is present in live turkeys and in many types of raw turkey products, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry, according to report. [Full Article...]

Your first-ever childhood memory could be fake news, new research reveals

Your first-ever childhood memory could be fake news, new research reveals We all know that memory isn't the most reliable of things and this study certainly gives weight to that - frankly, it's made us question our own " first memories ". However, the new study found that 38.6% of a survey of 6,641 people claimed to have memories from two or younger, with 893 people claiming memories from one or younger. [Full Article...]

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday Ami Investment Mgmt Inc accumulated 10,979 shares or 1.49% of the stock. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) recent rally took place on significantly less volume which dipped to almost 2.3 million contracts on 15-Jul-18 versus its daily average of 2.65 million. [Full Article...]

Britney Spears Admits Her Kids 'Don't See Me As Famous'

Britney Spears Admits Her Kids 'Don't See Me As Famous' In a new interview with MensHealth.com , Sam looked back on how he approached Britney for the first time. 'I tried to be amusing. I think energy is contagious and when I get onstage with the dancers, we all kind of vibe off each other. It takes your mind off of everything else'. I'm very sensitive and sometimes I just want to run away because I'm a very shy person. "It's insane how I can be hum... [Full Article...]

Nitrates in meat may be tied to mania, study says

Nitrates in meat may be tied to mania, study says Headlines declaring a link between the nitrates in cured meat and bipolar mania - a serious mood disorder characterized by irrational euphoria, erratic behavior, hyperactivity, and insomnia - have been splashed across the news following the publication of a study led by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. [Full Article...]

How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters

How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be". In response, Trump said his "people came to me" and said "they think it's Russian Federation". "I was asking myself when you are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that". But McFaul, who served as ambassador from 2012 to 2014 and has written a memoir describing Putin's mission to discredit him, said he was ... [Full Article...]

Florida resident dies from bacterial infection after eating oyster

Florida resident dies from bacterial infection after eating oyster The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified. Officials say people can get infected by eating raw shellfish, particularly oysters, or by swimming in the ocean with open wounds. If the infection is contracted through the skin, it can lead to skin breakdown and ulcers. Last year, Manatee County had two cases of flesh eating bacteria and Sarasota County had none. [Full Article...]

FDA issues recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer risk

FDA issues recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer risk Officials say the recall comes after a trace amount an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was detected. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines , but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. [Full Article...]

National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies Jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian sausages are not included. Will you be daring enough to try the grand slam of all hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day? This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. [Full Article...]

Ethics body in United Kingdom concludes that GMO babies could be ‘morally permissible’

Ethics body in United Kingdom concludes that GMO babies could be ‘morally permissible’ However, by no means does the report suggest we jump right into editing human embryos. Genome editing is not now lawful in the United Kingdom (unless for research purposes), but the practice could theoretically be offered in future to parents wishing to change the genetic characteristics of their future child, such as excluding an heritable disease or a predisposition to cancer in later life. [Full Article...]


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