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Backyard Chickens Sicken People In 44 States

Backyard Chickens Sicken People In 44 States

Well, you had better stop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning. If you're really loving your backyard chickens and all those fresh eggs , you might be giving your flock a li...

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Maryland

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Maryland

Joel Ardoin, Emergency Management Coordinator in Orange County, has confirmed there is one case of West Nile Virus in a human in Orange County. "While most infected people recover without any long-t...

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Chinese Company's Flawed Vaccines Draw Anger And A Criminal Inquiry

Chinese Company's Flawed Vaccines Draw Anger And A Criminal Inquiry

Ltd., though no link was found between the deaths and the vaccine, according to a joint investigation by the CFDA and the National Health and Family Planning Commission. It has issued a statement ex...

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Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Several women have sued Bayer , claiming the Essure implant perforated the uterus or otherwise injured them. This April, the FDA significantly restricted sales and distribution of Essure. Scott G...

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CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

I was carrying my first prescriptions for hormone therapy. In an article posted to ACLU's website Thursday, Hall wrote about how she was at the point where she would soon start seeing her body reflect...

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County

According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the person who died was an adult, but the agency provided no further details to protect confidentiality. Dress appropriately. Wear long ...

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Major drug-maker promises to limit price increases

Major drug-maker promises to limit price increases

Merck plans to lower the prices of seven drugs, including Zepatier, a drug for heaptitis-c, by 60 percent. "Thank you to Novartis for not increasing your prices on prescription drugs", Trump said ...

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West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

Mosquitoes are usually just irritating, but certain mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus , which can be deadly. About one in five people infected develop other symptoms, including a fever. Use an EPA-reg...

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FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk

FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk

The EMA said on July 5 that an investigation into valsartan, an ingredient in medication used to treat high blood pressure , showed the drugs made by Huahai contained a carcinogen named N-nitroso...

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Aussie scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer

Aussie scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer

Those then have to be biopsied and tested before a diagnosis can occur. In the test, which was attended by about 200 people, half of whom had cancer, the analysis successfully diagnosed in 81.5% of ...

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Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

The department did not release the name of the restaurant where the man ate the tainted shellfish . "Vibrio is a bacteria and it lives in saltwater, or brackish water, so any water that has salt in...

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Trump Again Breaks With Intel Chief Over Russia

Trump Again Breaks With Intel Chief Over Russia

Clearly, the internet isn't buying it. The former Australian prime minister said the U.S. president had clearly made a mistake when he said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over his ow...

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National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY

National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY

Harris Teeter: On July 18, pick up 14 oz. Get a FREE gourmet hot dog at your nearby Dog Haus when you download their app and register. Ball Park Angus Franks for $1.99 each and 8 pk. Get the deta...

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First color X-ray inspection on the human body

First color X-ray inspection on the human body

An innovative device capable of making three dimensional color images of high resolution and high accuracy drawing details. The machine's "small pixels and accurate energy resolution meant that this...

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Bankrate Study: 10 Worst States to Retire List for 2018

Bankrate Study: 10 Worst States to Retire List for 2018

South Dakota's score was based in part on residents' contentedness, and the fact that the state has no income tax. "They savor their day-to-day lives, feel financially secure and have a strong sense...

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Indiana Insurers Impacted By Trump Administration ACA Payments Freeze

Indiana Insurers Impacted By Trump Administration ACA Payments Freeze

The administration has made several other moves in recent years to scale back or halt implementation of certain aspects of the ACA. Now that the risk adjustment payments are on hold, some state regu...

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Blood pressure drug recalled on cancer fears

Blood pressure drug recalled on cancer fears

The problem was discovered when the European Medicines Agency (EMA) routinely tested batches of valsartan's active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) finding those from the supplier, Zhejiang Huahai Ph...

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Johnson & Johnson shares dip after massive talcum powder judgment

Johnson & Johnson shares dip after massive talcum powder judgment

The jury awarded $550 million and later added $4.14 billion in punitive damages against the company for allegedly failing to warn that its talcum powder raised the risk of ovarian cancer, after a si...

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'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks to salmonella outbreak

'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks to salmonella outbreak

People in 33 states have been sickened, and 30 of the 100 people who have fallen ill wound up in the hospital. The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still se...

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Trump Administration Bullied Countries To Make Them Reject The Science On Breastfeeding

Trump Administration Bullied Countries To Make Them Reject The Science On Breastfeeding

The United States once again complicated efforts to pass a United Nations-affiliated resolution, this time one encouraging breast-feeding, drafted by the World Health Assembly . The Times said tha...

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