• Peoria woman says pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy
Peoria woman says pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy

Instead, the pharmacist refused to hand it to her. Arteaga chose to take the medication - Misoprostol - which causes a woman's uterus to contract and allows the fetus to come out. "We are looking into the matter to ensure that our patients' needs are handled properly". Arteaga said the he did not explain any further. "It's emotional.

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  • Ohio Department of Health declares 'statewide community outbreak' of Hepatitis A
Ohio Department of Health declares 'statewide community outbreak' of Hepatitis A

These 79 cases are nearly double the cases which were reported in OH previous year. Second to vaccination, proper handwashing is the best way to prevent contracting the disease. It is a contagious liver infection that may go from mild cases that last for weeks to severe cases that can last for months. The major Hepatitis A symptoms includes loss of...

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  • Arizona woman says Walgreens pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy
Arizona woman says Walgreens pharmacist denied her prescription to end pregnancy

Instead, the pharmacist refused to hand it to her. "I want everything to be healthy and I can't control that". "I was seeking help for the medication I needed and he refused". "I tried to explain to him". Despite all the trouble, Arteaga said she was thankful for all the support she has received after sharing her story on social media.

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  • Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Last year, 63 counties in IL reported a West Nile virus-positive mosquito batch, bird or human case. West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. Other steps to keep mosquitoes at bay include repairing holes in window screens, wearing protective clothing outdoors and spraying insect repellent on both y...

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  • Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?
Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?

After an 18-month study examining the effects of nutritional compounds found in foods such as trout, broccoli and peppers on people with Alzheimers, the team from the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI) claims to have done a ‘statistically significant finding.

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  • Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus
Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus

The report was published June 9 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases . The boy later experienced fever and heavy rashes on the body. Surveys conducted nearly 50 years ago found antibodies to the virus in about 20% of people in the Southeast, indicating that they'd been exposed, though live virus had never been found in a person before...

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  • Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus
Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus

The report was published June 9 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases . The boy later experienced fever and heavy rashes on the body. Surveys conducted nearly 50 years ago found antibodies to the virus in about 20% of people in the Southeast, indicating that they'd been exposed, though live virus had never been found in a person before...

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  • Laser Pointer Makes Hole in Little Boy's Retina
Laser Pointer Makes Hole in Little Boy's Retina

He told doctors he had been playing with a laser pointer his father bought from a street merchant before the symptoms began, CNN reported. A boy in Greece burned a hole in his retina after repeatedly gazing into a laser pointer's beam, doctors say.

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  • Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections
Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections

The new rule "does not affect previously existing AHPs", according to the DOL's press release. Under the regulation, to be phased in for coverage sold from September to April, the association health plans may not charge more or refuse to cover customers with preexisting medical conditions, even though the administration argued in a legal ...

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  • Herpes viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's
Herpes viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

He wasn't involved in the new research but called it impressive. The question remained, OK, in the Alzheimer brain what are the microbes that matter, what are the microbes that trigger the plaque? Incorporating data from the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center provided insight into viral impact on proteins.

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  • Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales
Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales

JZSYesterday the Canadian Senate approved a marijuana legalization bill that had already passed the House of Commons, which means Canada is about to become the second country and the 12th jurisdiction to officially allow recreational use of the plant.

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  • First West Nile mosquito of 2018 collected in Dauphin County
First West Nile mosquito of 2018 collected in Dauphin County

Last year, eight people were diagnosed with West Nile virus disease from mosquitoes in Eastern Washington . According to experts, there is no case of this disease being transmitted to human has been reported in the Czech Republic yet, but the risk exists.

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  • Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash
Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash

Obama's post comes the same day Trump reacted to national and worldwide outrage over the border policy by saying he'd be " signing something in a little while" that would resolve the concerns about the border policy. He writes, "Republicans want security". The House of Representatives planned to vote on Thursday on two bills created to halt fam...

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  • Indian ambassador practices Yoga to spread awareness on International Day of Yoga
Indian ambassador practices Yoga to spread awareness on International Day of Yoga

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before daybreak, people from all walks of life irrespective of age were seen thronging to yoga camps and practice asanas to join the swelling number of enthusiasts worldwide.

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  • WHO classifies video game addiction a mental health disorder
WHO classifies video game addiction a mental health disorder

However, for people to be classed as suffering from gaming disorder , there will need to be evidence spanning at least 12 months suggesting that the person's other interests and daily activity have been negatively affected by increased gaming and that the situation is continuing to increase despite the warnings.

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  • Smoking Rate Declines in US
Smoking Rate Declines in US

Half a century ago, more than 40 percent of older people smoked in this country, where almost half a million die each year from smoking-related diseases, the study noted. In October, the Truth Initiative released a report titled "Tobacco Nation" about how variations in state laws on cigarettes affect smoking. Back then, teenagers were smoking m...

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  • Deadly Drinking: Alcohol habits affect combined risk of cancer and death
Deadly Drinking: Alcohol habits affect combined risk of cancer and death

For instance, "alcohol increases risks for many cancers including, breast, colorectal, esophagus, liver, head and neck, and stomach", said McTiernan, author of the book "Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full". Kunzmann also added that the participants they had were older adults, so "we're not really reflecting what happens in you...

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  • CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Bought by ETRADE Capital Management LLC
CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Bought by ETRADE Capital Management LLC

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. South Dakota Investment Council increased its holdings in shares of CVS Health by 4.9% during the third quarter. Customers will appreciate it, CVS believes, but it's clear the move is an attempt to stay ahead of Amazon. Analysts are forecasting earnings of...

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  • PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost
PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

Her claim that a " Brexit dividend " will pay for part of the increase in spending was widely attacked as unrealistic - even by some Conservatives. All eyes will now be on the speech the prime minister is due to deliver this morning, which may also reveal further details on the proposed cash increase as well as the 10-year plan, which reportedly ...

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  • Canada legalises cannabis use as pressure grows on United Kingdom to review law
Canada legalises cannabis use as pressure grows on United Kingdom to review law

In a speech to parliament, Javid said the review would be in two parts. However, Dr. Michael Bloomfield, clinical lecturer in general psychiatry at University College London, cautioned that while the current laws are too strict in certain cases, like Billy's, the issue of medicinal marijuana use is far from straightforward and "needs a scientif...

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