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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 ...
  • Insulin shortage puts millions at risk, study shows

    Insulin shortage puts millions at risk, study shows

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    The researchers developed a microsimulation of the global burden of type 2 diabetes from 2018 to 2013, estimating that around 40 million patients will be left without insulin unless improvements to cost and access are made. "These estimates suggest that current levels of insulin access are highly inadequate compared to projected need, particularly in Africa and Asia, and more efforts should be devoted to overcoming this looming health challenge", said Sanjay Basu from Stanford University, who ...
  • Romaine calm: Lettuce alert, turkey warning loom over Thanksgiving dinner

    Romaine calm: Lettuce alert, turkey warning loom over Thanksgiving dinner

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    The USDA has recalled almost 100,000 pounds of beef as it may be contaminated with traces of e.coli and were shipped to locations in Calif., Nev., Ore., Utah, and Wash. Jason McLinton, vice-president of grocery division and regulatory affairs for the Retail Council, said the reason so many retailers were hesitant to remove romaine lettuce is because the government had only issued a consumer warning and not an official recall regarding the produce.
  • Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns

    Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns

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    At least 32 people have been infected with E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in 11 states , according to the CDC . Most E. coli strains are harmless to humans, but some varieties cause illness, says the Public Health Agency of Canada .
  • Never too early to get your flu shot, says health unit

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    However, the nasal flu vaccine, FluMist, is made from weakened but live virus cells and may cause flu-like symptoms. "We should employ that vaccine as widely as possible, particularly for those who are susceptible to heart failure", she said.
  • Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

    Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

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    Such easing of prices, coming on the heels of a year of increases of more than 50 percent, has added more stability to the exchanges in states around the country. She says there are several low-priced plans - and even plans with no premiums at all - that will give you a discount based on income. Without help from navigators, they may have more difficulty making the correct choice of health plans for their medical needs.
  • 'No easy way to get through breast cancer'

    'No easy way to get through breast cancer'

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    More than 20 years after the opening of the Mammovan - a 40-foot-long, 15-ton van that provides women with free breast cancer screenings year-round - doctors have screened more than 37,000 women for breast cancer . Breast cancer is something which women feel shy in speaking about, but the truth is that if they do not speak about it, it could become very unsafe.
  • 9th Child Dead From Flu-Like Adenovirus Outbreak at New Jersey Center

    9th Child Dead From Flu-Like Adenovirus Outbreak at New Jersey Center

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    In some versions of a story October 25 about a viral outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the New Jersey health commissioner. Health Commissioner Dr. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people . The Department of Health's Communicable Disease service remains on site to monitor the outbreak.
  • Air pollution severely damages children's health worldwide

    Air pollution severely damages children's health worldwide

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    The heavy toll was caused by both outside and household air pollution , on the health of the world's children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. SAFAR data also showed that less stubble burning has taken place in the last two days as compared to last Thursday and Friday when highest pollution stubble burning took place since October 11.
  • Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors

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    Kate Fowlie, a spokeswoman for the CDC, said in an email that many states are voluntarily reporting their data on the disease and that " many parents are coming forward to tell their stories". Messonnier said the search for a cause is frustrating, and so far, no particular pathogen or immune response has been identified that would explain the big AFM peaks.
  • Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.

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    Officials said they are looking at an additional 65 possible cases of AFM. Between August 2014 and September 2018, 362 cases were confirmed by the CDC. Officials have been baffled by the increase, and are starting to count suspected cases as well as confirmed ones to better anticipate increases in confirmed cases over the coming months.