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Shark Pulls Woman Off Yacht by Her Finger

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A Perth woman, Melissa Brunning, 34, was on a holiday in the north of Western Australia at the remote Dugong Bay when she tried to hand-feed a Tawney Nurse shark. Don't feed sharks . And be mindful of your surroundings. "I came up and I said I've lost my finger and I couldn't even look at my finger because I thought it was gone, and I thought if I looked at it I'd probably go into shock". Read More »

Amazon To Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack

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A person who takes five different medications each morning, for example, could receive a packet with all the pills in a single pouch, instead of having to manually sort the doses into pill boxes for each day. Amazon adds that the closure of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions. But its expectation of over $100 million in 2018 revenue pales compared with larger rivals. Read More »

Feds boast largest healthcare fraud takedown ever at $2B in false claims

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Donoghue said. Among those charged, 162 defendants , including 76 doctors, were charged with contributing to the opioid crisis by unlawfully prescribing opioids and other narcotics. One case involved a pharmacy chain in Texas with fraudulent orders of more than one million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills and selling them for millions of dollars to drug transporters. Read More »

FDA Approves First Drug Derived From Marijuana Plant

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Marijuana and its components, including CBD , are Schedule 1 controlled substances - meaning they are banned because they are thought to have a high abuse potential, no medical value and serious safety implications. Lennox-Gaustaut syndrome is estimated to account for between one and four percent of all cases of childhood epilepsy. The FDA approval for Epidiolex is technically limited to patients with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, two rare forms of epilepsy for which there are few ... Read More »

West Nile Virus found in Licking County

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Currently, no vaccine or specific treatment exists for a person at risk or ill with WNV. "Those people are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms like a coma, tremors, muscle weakness, and paralysis" Indiana State Health Department Epidemiologist Taryn Stevens said. Read More »

Beware of sea lice on your next trip to the beach

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A pesky marine creature has shown up on some Florida beaches. The health department also advises that people seek medical treatment if they get exposed to sea lice, but said some may be able to use home remedies including rubbing alcohol, witchhazel and Epsom salts, to relieve discomfort. Read More »

Amazon to buy Somerville online pharmacy startup PillPack

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Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources cited by TechCrunch peg the price at just under $1 billion. "We want to help them continue making it easy for people to save time, simplify their lives, and feel healthier". The damage also spread through the pharmacy supply chain, with drug wholesalers seeing deep losses. Walgreens " chief executive, Stefano Pessina, said he was "not particularly worried" about the PillPack deal in an earnings conference call with analysts on ... Read More »

Free HIV testing, treatment for all

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There are several ways to test for HIV , but the most common one is testing the antigens or antibodies in the blood or oral fluid. Despite gains in treating HIV over the last two decades, new infections continue to be a challenge. And over the years, testing for HIV has become much easier and much more accessible. A pharmacy is a flawless location for testing. Prophylaxis can be prescribed by a doctor or health care provider. Read More »

3 local pediatric hospitals receiving national recognition

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The U.S. News rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of ten pediatric specialties: cancer , cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology , nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology . Read More »

General Electric preparing to sell off more parts

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The plan's presentation would come on the same day as the Boston-based company will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average, ending the conglomerate's more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index. On Tuesday, GE said that those asset sales are essentially complete . When Immelt announced last June that he would retire, shares gained 4 percent but that turned out to be just a pause. Read More »

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

Irina Mordukhovich, corresponding author of the study, said the research is one of "the largest and most comprehensive studies of cancer among cabin crew to date". Air crews have the largest average annual effective dose of all radiation-exposed workers in the US, according to 2009 findings by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements . Read More »

For first time ever, FDA approves marijuana-derived medicine

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Before the drug can be made widely available, the US Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify CBD, which is considered a Schedule 1 drug that has a high risk of abuse and no medical value because it is derived from marijuana. Years ago, the Stanley brothers of southern Colorado grew a strain of marijuana low in THC and high in CBD. Those taking 20 mg of Epidiolex a day had 42 percent fewer seizures, on average, compared with 37 percent fewer seizures in the group taking 10 mg of the ... Read More »

Woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Illinois

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West Nile virus is primarily a bird virus that in humans causes serious illness of the central nervous system in less than 1 percent of cases, according to officials. REDUCE - make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. The Florida Department of Health also recommends draining still water outside your homes, as that is a popular breeding ground for mosquitoes. Read More »

Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus

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Researchers with the university say there is no test that quickly identifies the virus, which may have contributed to the initial misdiagnoses. The virus has been known since the 1960's, but for the first time, University of Florida researchers said a human contracted it. Read More »

First human Keystone virus infection reported

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The virus has been known since the 1960's, but for the first time, University of Florida researchers said a human contracted it. According to a report recently published on the case in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases , the boy (who remains anonymous) had a fever of around 100 degrees. Read More »

Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer's Disease

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The study, headed by a team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, found increased levels of the two Roseoloviruses , human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV7), interacting with gene networks in areas of the brain that are known to be affected in AD. Read More »

Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's eye

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The victim's father reportedly purchased the laser pointer as a toy from a street vendor. In a shocking incident, a nine-year-old boy has become partially blind after playing with a green laser pointer that burned a hole in his eye. Lee added, "That can leave scar tissue behind and can cause bleeding". The child came in for check up with his doctors in Volos, Greece, over a year after his injuries, complaining of sight issues. Read More »

From Shilpa Shetty To Malaika Arora, Bollywood Stars Stay Fit With Yoga

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The actress needs no introduction to Yoga as her entire social media has her in various asanas , some that we can not believe were even possible to do. She was introduced to the lovely world of yoga by Kareena Kapoor and since then there is no looking back. A self-confessed yoga lover, Shilpa admits that yoga is the key to her fitness. Read More »

Oscar Health ramps up expansion to 14 markets for 2019

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Introducing association health plans , or AHPs, has always been a goal for congressional Republicans. Proponents of AHPs think the new rule will be a boon for small business owners who can not afford traditional coverage. "One of the issues that we hear from small business owners routinely is that the cost of providing health insurance to their employees is one of the biggest drivers of their ability to be successful", Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President Natalie English said in ... Read More »

Irish 'breakthrough of the century' on Alzheimer's disease

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That meant identifying interactions between the virus genes and other genes in brain cells. One of the primary questions is whether such pathogens play an active, causative role in the disease or enter the brain simply as opportunistic passengers, taking advantage of the neural deterioration characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. Read More »

Trudeau says Canada will legalize marijuana on October 17

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The Senate passage of the bill was the final hurdle in the process. Business Insider reports that one of Canada's largest banks believes that the marijuana industry in the country will be a $6.5 billion one by 2020. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said that marijuana will be legal across the country starting October 17, according to The Associated Press . Read More »

Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations

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Until now, Trump and White House officials have instead been pushing GOP lawmakers this week to pass legislation that deals with immigration reform. He could have reversed the practice of splitting children from their parents with a phone call. "We want the heart", he said, "but we also want strong borders and we want no crime". Read More »

Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

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The practice emerged as a way of transcending this suffering. While many powers in the world divide us, yoga unites us. In India , the yoga day was celebrated with much fervour and excitement. Yoga has now become a bridge between India and China to bring the people of the two countries together, Indian envoy Gautam Bambawale said today as he along with large number of Chinese yoga enthusiasts participated in a colourful yoga event here on the fourth International Yoga Day. Read More »

WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction as Mental Health Disorder

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Among the concerns of skeptics is the possibility that, by explicitly codifying gaming addiction, it could end up heaping further stigma on video games in general. In fact, she urinated on herself while sitting down playing the game. The gaming industry is also speaking out against the move. "A key principle in this revision was to simplify the coding structure and electronic tooling - this will allow health care professionals to more easily and completely record conditions", said Dr. Read More »

CDC: Smoking Rates Hit Record Lows

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There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear there's been a general decline and the new figures show it's continuing, said K. The campaigns included cigarette taxes, smoking bans in public places as well as educational drives. A public health statement issued by the ACS June 11 notes combustible cigarettes account for roughly, "98 percent of all tobacco-related deaths." . Read More »