• Flu cases see jump
Flu cases see jump

Since then, cases have declined, said Dr. Jia Hu, Alberta Health Services medical officer of health for the Calgary zone. The department said Wednesday that a total of 10 people have now died due to influenza during the flu season that began in September.

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  • A Swedish Hospital Is Treating a Possible Ebola Patient
A Swedish Hospital Is Treating a Possible Ebola Patient

Local newspaper the Upsala Nya Tidning reports their attempts to get comment from the hospital have been unanswered as the leadership team remain in a "crisis meeting". Mikael Köhler, Head Doctor at Region Uppsala told UNT: "The patient came into the hospital this morning". Dr. Ted Cieslak, who is an infectious disease specialist at the medic...

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  • Pelosi: We're Giving 'Nothing for the Wall'
Pelosi: We're Giving 'Nothing for the Wall'

She is the first female speaker of the House. "And they have to take me down, and that's what they've tried to do", she said. "Tomorrow, we seize the majority". Tom Reed, R-N.Y., a rare move on what is nearly always a party-line vote. A total of 218 representatives must vote "yes" to pass the new rules, meaning that ordinarily, 18 Democrats would...

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  • American possibly exposed to Ebola in DRC flown to United States hospital
American possibly exposed to Ebola in DRC flown to United States hospital

The Nebraska Medical Center treated three patients with Ebola in 2014 . The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public.

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  • Boy who died in Border Patrol custody had flu, autopsy shows
Boy who died in Border Patrol custody had flu, autopsy shows

US House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called on Wednesday for the DHS internal watchdog, the Inspector General's office, to investigate Gomez's death. border, where the pair were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. They'd been held twice the amount of time the agency's detention standards recommend.

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  • Flu is prevalent in NY state, health department says
Flu is prevalent in NY state, health department says

Flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of the influenza virus and can result in mild to severe illness. Two unvaccinated pregnant women in San Diego County were recently hospitalized in intensive care from complications from the flu, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

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  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) EPS Estimated At $1.43
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) EPS Estimated At $1.43

The volume amounted to 12537704 shares which compares with the average volume of 6.57M shares. Volume in stock indicates how many stocks have traded in exchange. The company has a market capitalization of $72.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.76.

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  • Surgeon General Undermines Harm Reduction by Pushing Anti-Vaping Policies and Propaganda
Surgeon General Undermines Harm Reduction by Pushing Anti-Vaping Policies and Propaganda

The top USA doctor on Tuesday (Dec 18) called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk. E-cigarette use has skyrocketed among the middle and high school set. "We included e-cigarettes and vaping devices in the policy because ...

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  • Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling
Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling

Little immediate effect is expected-the court did not issue an injunction-but if upheld, the decision's eventual effects on US health care will be monumental. The law still works without it. Congress in its wisdom has declared that it's severable, has said, look, we're going to keep the law but remove the mandate penalty.

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  • Drug-maker, GlaxoSmithKline, to split after striking Pfizer consumer health deal
Drug-maker, GlaxoSmithKline, to split after striking Pfizer consumer health deal

The new joint venture with Pfizer is expected to generate total annual cost savings of £500m by 2022 for expected total cash costs of £900m and non-cash charges of £300m. GSK plans divestments of some 1 billion pounds. Chief (Taiwan OTC: 3345.TWO - news) executive Emma Walmsley said: "Obviously there's going to be some impact on people".

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  • Teen Vaping Soared In 2018
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine . According to a new survey, the number of high school students that use nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes nearly doubled in 2018 in comparison with 2017. When both categories of vaping were combined, the researchers found that 25 percent of high-school seniors, 20.3 percent of sophomores and 9.7 percent ...

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  • Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'
Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Sunday that she is confident that a federal judge's ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional will be overturned. The five judges who comprised the majority in that case are still on the bench, and none have given any indication that they have changed their mind.

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  • Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling
Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling

They say that the tax bill specifically elected to preserve the ACA's consumer protections despite eliminating the individual mandate penalty. The White House later issued a statement saying the administration expects the ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court, and the law will remain in place while the court process continues.

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

They claimed that when Congress repealed the tax penalty previous year, it eliminated the U.S. Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012. After Trump ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the health law, a coalition of ACA-supporting states took up the defence. O'Connor ruled that under the logic of the landm...

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  • Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) could miss game vs. Rams
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) could miss game vs. Rams

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wentz would sit out Wednesday's practice with back "soreness" and "tightness" and would not commit to Wentz playing Sunday against the Rams. Pederson added that Wentz's injury was not game-related and he will be re-evaluated on a day-to-day basis. The defending Super Bowl champions now have a 6-7 record and are s...

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  • Deadline for HealthCare.gov health insurance approaching fast
Deadline for HealthCare.gov health insurance approaching fast

Although the law still requires people to have health insurance, the Trump administration no longer penalizes people if they do not. A few states that run their own enrollment campaigns may have later deadlines. Available every day, except certain holidays. Health insurance agents & brokers. The invalidation of the landmark health reform law th...

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  • Judge strikes down ACA as unconstitutional
Judge strikes down ACA as unconstitutional

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the decision "vindicates President Trump's position that Obamacare is constitutional". We can not go back to the days when insurance companies regularly denied coverage for people who are sick. In short, law Twitter is saying that the judge's ruling merely treats the "m...

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  • Planned Parenthood sends abortion patients to Knoxville
Planned Parenthood sends abortion patients to Knoxville

Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch joined Justice Clarence Thomas in his dissent , meaning they each voted in favor of hearing the case. That makes the Court's decision particularly troubling, as the question presented has nothing to do with abortion .But these cases are not about abortion rights.

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  • CDC issues warning: Say no to raw cookie dough
CDC issues warning: Say no to raw cookie dough

This is why you should never taste or eat raw dough or batter-whether made from recalled flour or any other flour. Also cookie dough contains raw eggs, which can be linked to salmonella poisoning. The CDC issued a warning to people baking this holiday season to avoid eating raw cookie dough. But you may want to think twice before reaching for...

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  • Vaccination is the best defense against the
Vaccination is the best defense against the "Flu"

More than 900,000 were hospitalized. "When we all take this one simple step, we do more than just protect ourselves - we help keep the people around us healthy and safe from potentially deadly flu complications". Too many of us did not use that tool - the flu shot - for one reason or another. Deaths and hospitalizations are prevented. The Health ...

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