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It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one , US health officials said. Designing the correct immunization against flu means guessing which strain or strains will be the big ones, and then making an effective deterrent.
  • Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually

    Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually

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    Shares of the company, however, fell almost 3 percent as the company's global business suffered mainly due to weak demand in Britain, where its market share gains were offset by a weak retail environment. The relative strength index (RSI ) is claimed to depict the latest and past performances of the stock market , based upon the ending price volumes of the current trading period.
  • New Survey Shows Rise of Nicotine Vaping Among US Teenagers

    New Survey Shows Rise of Nicotine Vaping Among US Teenagers

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    Almost 21 percent of high school seniors say they vaped a nicotine product within the past 30 days, up from 11 percent a year ago - the largest one-year increase of any substance use in the survey's 43-year history. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has described teen vaping an "epidemic". The latest survey indicates that students may not realize they're using an addictive substance.
  • Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

    Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

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    Five of the current justices on the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have twice declined to strike down the law. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies.
  • Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas

    Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas

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    Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and even more surprised if this result garners the support of more than two justices on the Supreme Court (if the case even gets that far). The move now threatens 20 million who rely on its coverage. "When House Democrats take the gavel, the House of Representatives will move swiftly to formally intervene in the appeals process to uphold the life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reject Republicans' effort to destroy the ...
  • Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement

    Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement

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    Of course, the flu shot isn't ideal - the CDC says its effectiveness varies, generally reducing your risk by 40 to 60 percent. Health officials recommend that people be vaccinated by the end of October. Levine. As an indication of these misbeliefs, a recent study found that 43 percent of Americans, believe that the seasonal flu shot can give you the influenza virus.
  • Woman Uses Neti Pot, Ends Up With Brain-Eating Amoeba

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    A Swedish Medical Center report on the woman's death says there are about 200 cases worldwide of this particular amoebic infection. However, instead of using sterile water, she used tap water that had been run through a store-bought filter.
  • OneBlood searches for extremely rare blood to save two-year-old Florida girl

    OneBlood searches for extremely rare blood to save two-year-old Florida girl

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    The toddler Zainab has been suffering from neuroblastoma , an aggressive form of blood cancer, and is urgently in need of transfusion and bone marrow transplant. Of those populations, still only 4 percent of people are actually missing the antigen. "All donations for Zainab must be coordinated with OneBlood in advance to ensure the additional compatibility testing is performed", OneBlood said.
  • Solemn public pays tribute to Bush before dawn in Rotunda

    Solemn public pays tribute to Bush before dawn in Rotunda

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    Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant. "His legacy is grace perfected". Trump has ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday and both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed in observance.
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

    Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

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    About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, now provides medical care and/or services to over one million people in 42 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe.