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Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted
- January 07, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Fed's rate hikes a mistake and said he was not happy with Powell. Powell's remarks reassured investors who have anxious the Fed might raise rates excessively, but Jason Schenker of Prestige Economics suggested the Fed could. (more...)
Indian pharma company recalls blood pressure, heart drugs in the US Indian pharma company recalls blood pressure, heart drugs in the US
- January 06, 2019

On Jan. 3, the FDA said Torrent Pharmaceuticals has added eight more lots of losartan potassium tablets to its recall list. As with other companies' recalls of Valsartan , the presence of N-nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA, triggered the recall. (more...)
Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019 Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019
- January 05, 2019

For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet , according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. The Mediterranean Diet won out, because judges felt it was effective, affordable and easy to stick with. (more...)
Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019
- January 05, 2019

The Mediterranean diet was also ranked high in multiple categories including: Easiest Diets to Follow, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, Best Diets for Diabetes, and Best Diets for Hearth Health. The flexitarian diet encourages people to try alternative meat options, like tofu, but leaves room for flexibility if you can't quite fully give up meat. (more...)
Affordable Care Act is a 'federal outreach,' Landry says Affordable Care Act is a 'federal outreach,' Landry says
- January 05, 2019

O'Connor, who has emerged as something of a favorite for the Texas Attorney General's Office , issued a stay last week keeping the law in place "because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal ". (more...)
Sussex County Reacts to 3 Flu Deaths Sussex County Reacts to 3 Flu Deaths
- January 05, 2019

Despite the spike in cases, this is the typical pattern seen, and is on par with what was seen previous year as well, said Khan. Martin says though cases in Minnesota are ramping up, it's still too early to tell if the strain is indeed H1N1. (more...)
Suspected Ebola patient treated in isolation at Swedish hospital Suspected Ebola patient treated in isolation at Swedish hospital
- January 04, 2019

Uppsala chief medical officer confirmed the patient was vomiting blood, a symptom of the fatal disease. The infectious disease is not believed to be active in this area. Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, is now monitoring an American who was possibly exposed to Ebola while providing medical assistance in Congo. Ebola is one of the world's most risky diseases and killed over 11,000 people during an epidemic in Africa that started in 2014., while an outbreak is still active in the ... (more...)
Nancy Pelosi Won't Rule out the Indictment of President Trump Nancy Pelosi Won't Rule out the Indictment of President Trump
- January 03, 2019

US Democrats, who regain control of the House of Representatives on Thursday (Jan 3), have pledged to challenge Donald Trump on multiple fronts: from Congressional inquiries on Russian election meddling to battles over immigration and health care , as murmurs about impeachment proceedings persist. (more...)
American possibly exposed to Ebola to be monitored at Nebraska hospital American possibly exposed to Ebola to be monitored at Nebraska hospital
- January 01, 2019

If the individual develops symptoms of the virus, the person will be admitted to the hospital's biocontainment unit, one of the few in the US dedicated to treating highly infectious diseases, Taylor Wilson, a spokesperson for Nebraska Medicine said. (more...)
Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI
- December 29, 2018

The report shows that 376 people have been hospitalized with the virus since the flu season started in October. "This is typically the time of year that we would see flu tests and hospitalizations go up", said Dr. Public health officials have acknowledged that last year's flu vaccine was disappointing, with a low effectiveness rate. The research report on the Global Influenza Vaccines Consumption Market is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global ... (more...)
Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana As New Year’s ‘Gift’ Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana As New Year’s ‘Gift’
- December 28, 2018

Purveyors, producers and researchers will need licenses to handle the drugs, while end-users will need prescriptions. Canada and Columbia have legalised the drug for medical and recreational use. Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia can inflict the death penalty to marijuana traffickers. "We're going to demand that the government revoke all these requests before the law takes effect", Panthep Puapongpan, dean of the Rangsit Institute of Integrative Medicine and Anti-Aging, was quoted as ... (more...)
UN Official Wants Assessment Access After Border Patrol Child Deaths UN Official Wants Assessment Access After Border Patrol Child Deaths
- December 28, 2018

Under U.S. law, families from countries that do not border the United States cannot be immediately deported, and because of a longstanding legal settlement, there are restrictions on how long U.S. He died on Christmas Eve on the way to the hospital, after having been treated at the hospital earlier in the day. They said they could pass with the children. (more...)
First pediatric flu death of 2018-2019 season confirmed in MI First pediatric flu death of 2018-2019 season confirmed in MI
- December 23, 2018

Nationally, the MDHHS says there have been six pediatric deaths associated with the flu this season. The first flu-related pediatric death of the 2018-2019 season has been confirmed in MI, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. (more...)
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Holdings Cut by Sentinel Trust Co. LBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Holdings Cut by Sentinel Trust Co. LBA
- December 22, 2018

WoodTrust Financial Corp now owns 31,178 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $2,273,000 after buying an additional 656 shares during the period. has shown a weekly performance of -11.1% and monthly performance stands at -11.19%. About 12.69 million shares traded or 96.18% up from the average. If EPS of $1.43 is announced the profit of WBA could be $1.35 billion giving it 12.81 P/E. (more...)
Top US doctor urges 'aggressive' steps against e-cigarettes Top US doctor urges 'aggressive' steps against e-cigarettes
- December 21, 2018

NewscomToday Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory that urges state and local governments to fight "the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use" by "implementing price policies" and banning indoor vaping. The study found that Juul was found to contain more nicotine than any other brand of e-cigarette. While e-cigarettes might help some adult smokers quit using the more unsafe combustible tobacco cigarettes, they're of no benefit at all to teens , the FDA and Adams say. (more...)
Sen. Collins: I Believe The ACA's 'Unconstitutional' Ruling Will Be Overturned Sen. Collins: I Believe The ACA's 'Unconstitutional' Ruling Will Be Overturned
- December 21, 2018

The judgment has been hailed as a victory by U.S. President Donald Trump who has always been fiercely critical of Obamacare . The coalition of states challenging the law was led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, both Republicans . (more...)
Teen vaping continues to rise at an alarming rate Teen vaping continues to rise at an alarming rate
- December 19, 2018

Though teenage use of traditional tobacco cigarettes has been declining, public health officials warn that increased use of vaping devices may bring its own ramifications. Still, the increase in the past year was striking. Use of prescription opioids and tranquilisers also declined in 2018. After alcohol, vaping is the second-most common form of substance use in the United States, the survey found. (more...)
Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling
- December 17, 2018

Under the original law, those who failed to comply with that requirement would face a tax penalty. O'Connor decided that once Congress repealed the tax penalty that enforced a mandate that most Americans get health insurance , the whole law became invalid . (more...)
Democrats Vow Rapid Action After Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge Democrats Vow Rapid Action After Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge
- December 17, 2018

She says even the newest ACA insurance policies will go into effect until more legal action plays out in courts. Americans with pre-existing conditions, before ACA, faced either high premiums or an inability to access health insurance at all. (more...)
US federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional US federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional
- December 16, 2018

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh launched a counterattack September 13 to save Obamacare , seeking a judgment that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and a court order barring the USA from taking any action inconsistent with that conclusion. (more...)
Open Enrollment Ends Saturday Open Enrollment Ends Saturday
- December 15, 2018

Enrollment for health insurance for 2019 ends on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when compared to past year. Consumers have until December 15 to sign up for coverage that starts on January 1, 2019. You'll want to leave plenty of time for remembering your log-in, estimating your income for 2019 to determine your premium subsidy (if eligible), waiting on hold for customer service if you encounter a glitch - and course, for comparing your plan options. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades
- December 15, 2018

On Friday, as news of the investigation spread, Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell by more than six per cent, on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than a decade. Of the thousands of lawsuits, J&J has won some of the cases, CNBC noted. The documents, shared with lawyers, reveal that a total of 11,700 plaintiffs are now claiming that the company's talc caused their cancers - including thousands of women with ovarian cancer. (more...)
Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional
- December 15, 2018

House Republicans managed to pass an Obamacare repeal proposal known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA); however, Senate Republicans failed to pass multiple Obamacare repeal proposals during this congressional term. Mitch and Nancy, get it done!' As part of a tax overhaul a year ago, congressional Republicans pushed through a change in which that ACA penalty will be eliminated, starting in January. (more...)
Government report reveals which drugs are most frequently used in overdose deaths Government report reveals which drugs are most frequently used in overdose deaths
- December 15, 2018

According to Wednesday's report , which analyzed death certificates for drug overdose deaths between 2011 and 2016, fentanyl was involved in almost 29% of all overdose deaths in 2016. "It's not really what's happening". Deaths involving heroin have also continued to rise, increasing threefold from 2011 to 2016. In 2011, oxycodone ranked first. (more...)
J&J shares drop on report it knew of asbestos in baby powder
- December 15, 2018

The documents Reuters got ahold of showed that scientists working at Johnson & Johnson or with outside labs found that there was sometimes a small amount of asbestos or used language typically used to explain the contaminant. "It is not surprising that an article from Reuters outlining years of potential knowledge regarding the perils of talc should agitate investors", BMO Capital Markets analyst Joanne Wuensch said. (more...)
Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements
- December 13, 2018

Your most recent workout will also appear on your phone's home screen, and when you log a workout in your journal manually, you'll be able to set a custom activity level. Coming to your wrist on Wear OS , Google says that "Fit will now guide you through a breathing exercise to help you unwind and relax". All Fit users on Wear OS and Android should see this update this week. (more...)
Kavanaugh sides with liberals in Planned Parenthood case Kavanaugh sides with liberals in Planned Parenthood case
- December 11, 2018

The court's action showed a split among the panel's conservatives, and might indicate a reluctance by the majority to take on controversial cases at a time when the Supreme Court is in the political spotlight. "We won't stop fighting for every patient who relies on Planned Parenthood for lifesaving, life-changing care". "The question presented also affects the rights of the States", which are dissaded from making policy decisions they believe to be in the public interest by threats of ... (more...)
"Say no to raw dough" says the CDC
- December 11, 2018

For example, in 2016, an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to raw flour impacted 63 people across the country, according to the CDC. The CDC is using this holiday season to remind all the bakers out there that eating or tasting unbaked products can make you sick. (more...)
This is the best time to get your flu vaccines This is the best time to get your flu vaccines
- December 09, 2018

More than 40 percent of children went without flu vaccines, and about half of adults. People who have a severe allergy to the flu vaccine or any of its ingredients should not get the flu vaccine. "This flu vaccine is a good match; it was updated this year to provide better coverage to the different strains of the flu", she said. When that is not possible or the condition is urgent, but not life-threatening, people are urged to visit an urgent care facility or a walk-in clinic instead of the ... (more...)
Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba
- December 08, 2018

The 69 year-old, who has not been named, was taken to the Swedish Medical Center near her home in Seattle after suffering a seizure this year. " It's such an incredibly uncommon disease it was not on anyone's radar that this initial nose sore would be related to her brain ", Piper said. (more...)