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New Scandal Revives Memories of Tainted Chinese-Made Products

New Scandal Revives Memories of Tainted Chinese-Made Products Zhou said she was willing to pay for imported products rather than accept those offered for free by the government. "We are anxious about the quality of domestic vaccines", said Yin, who said she had spent HK$5,000 ($640) on the inoculations: PCV13 which protects against pneumococcal bacteria, Japanese encephalitis and the ACWY vaccination to protect against meningitis. [Full Article...]

Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US

Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US The news was welcomed by women who have advocated against the device. In 2016, it ordered Bayer to conduct a post-market safety study and to add warning labels and a patient risk checklist to the device's packaging. "This decision is based on a decline in US sales of Essure in recent years and the conclusion that the Essure business is no longer sustainable", Bayer said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Singapore Cyberattack Steals Health Records of 1.5 mln, including PM

Singapore Cyberattack Steals Health Records of 1.5 mln, including PM The breach was immediately contained, preventing further exfiltration, CSA disclosed in a statement . Initial investigations showed that one SingHealth front-end workstation was infected with malware through which the hackers gained access to the data base. [Full Article...]

Transgender Woman Says CVS Pharmacist Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Transgender Woman Says CVS Pharmacist Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription In a blog post published on the ACLU of Arizona's website, Hall wrote: "After years of working to affirm my identity in a world where transgender people are questioned constantly about how well they know themselves, the pharmacist refused to fill one of the prescriptions needed to affirm my identity". [Full Article...]

Merck lowers drug prices after Trump criticizes industry

Merck lowers drug prices after Trump criticizes industry Last week, Pfizer reversed price hikes on some drugs in the United States after Trump threatened action and said on Twitter that drug companies should be "ashamed" for boosting costs . Last night also Merck & Co responded to the president's appeal. As for the other six products that Merck said it would take a haircut on, the products are so insignificant that Merck does not even break out s... [Full Article...]

Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner

Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner The department's website says it is the third fatal case of Vibrio in Florida this year. The county did not have any vibrio cases past year but there were confirmed cases and one death in 2016. This infection can cause blistering skin lesions, bloodstream infections, and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease, which causes soft tissue to die) if a wound gets infected. [Full Article...]

NC reports first West Nile death of 2018

NC reports first West Nile death of 2018 Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health, in a media release. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people who become infected with West Nile virus experience no symptoms or a mild, flu-like illness. [Full Article...]

Bacon, ham and hot dogs ‘linked to manic episodes’

Bacon, ham and hot dogs ‘linked to manic episodes’ The team said further research is needed to understand the mechanism by which nitrates increases the risk of mania, but tests on rats showed that rodents which ate nitrate-added jerky displayed irregular sleeping patterns and hyperactivity compared with those which did not. [Full Article...]

Designer babies could be approved in future, says medical ethics panel

Designer babies could be approved in future, says medical ethics panel It is now illegal in the United Kingdom to alter the DNA of a human embryo before it is transferred to the womb via IVF treatment. "There must be action now to support public debate and to put in place appropriate governance", the council added. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'looking forward' to next meeting with Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump 'looking forward' to next meeting with Vladimir Putin But in the Trump administration, Coats could be walking into a minefield, given the president's track record of firing officials who don't toe his line. That is in direct contradiction to a statement his director of national intelligence, Dan Coats , made on Monday. He also sounded the alarm about potential attacks on U.S. [Full Article...]

National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies And restaurants and convenience stores like Wienerschnitzel , Philly Pretzel Factory , and 7-Eleven are joining in the festivities with National Hot Dog Day deals - including free hot dogs. You'll have to settle for hot dog's cousin - corn dog - at Sonic , but, hey, for 99 cents you can't complain. You must be a member of My Hwy 55 Rewards Program . [Full Article...]

West Nile virus mosquitoes found in Monroe County

West Nile virus mosquitoes found in Monroe County Jennifer Lo, according to the press release. Another crow collected in Sussex County also was reported as WNV-positive four days later. She says you can take steps to reduce your chances of being bit by mosquitoes. •Use insect repellent such as DEET or picaridin. And also mosquito proof your home and your yard. If bitten, residents can develop West Nile non-neurological syndrome, or West Nile ne... [Full Article...]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay billions in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay billions in talc cancer case The jury's decision came after more than five weeks of testimony by almost a dozen experts on both sides, according to an online broadcast of the trial by Courtroom View Network. Despite inconclusive evidence, there have been concerns that using talcum powder on the genitals can lead to ovarian cancer . At trial J&J had unsuccessfully sought to cast doubt on the 15 women's claims to have used t... [Full Article...]

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward The first case to be heard is that of a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, of whom doctors said is already dying of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in just a matter of years. But serious doubts remain as the World Health Organization in 2015 classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans". Homeowners, meanwhile, used Monsanto Roundup on their lawns and gardens. [Full Article...]

Frozen ACA Risk Adjustments Would Hit Some Insurers Harder Than Others

Frozen ACA Risk Adjustments Would Hit Some Insurers Harder Than Others Now that the risk adjustment payments are on hold, some state regulators fear that insurers could become less willing to participate in certain communities. These options, not widely available, can typically charge more for pre-existing conditions and charge a hefty premium to older customers. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says freezing the risk adjustment payments will raise premiums... [Full Article...]

CDC Says ‘Do Not Eat This Cereal’ After Linking Honey Smacks, Salmonella

CDC Says ‘Do Not Eat This Cereal’ After Linking Honey Smacks, Salmonella Among 77 with available information, 30 (39%) have been hospitalized, the FDA said. Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. "Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal", ... [Full Article...]

First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County

First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control announced Thursday that several mosquitos in Butte County are plagued with West Nile and the virus is now active in Butte County. Mosquito-Proof Your Home - Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside. The West Nile virus originated in Uganda in 1937 when it was isolated in a woman in the West Nile area of the country, accor... [Full Article...]

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2018. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican, and Sen. Kavanaugh would join three other justices who served on the D.C. One key swing vote, Sen. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are among those on his radar. The court's liberal justices wouldn't seem to be going anywhere during a Trump presidency if they can ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration slashes more ObamaCare funds

Trump administration slashes more ObamaCare funds U.S. President Donald Trump departs after speaking at a Make America Great Again rally in Great Falls, Montana, U.S., July 5, 2018. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - known by the abbreviation CMS - will temporarily stop so-called "risk-adjustment payments" used to steady Obamacare health insurance premiums. [Full Article...]

200+ Cases Of Infections Following Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables — CDC

200+ Cases Of Infections Following Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables — CDC The Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) describes cyclosporiasis as an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite cyclospora cayetanensis , which can be ingested by humans through contaminated food and water. "I figured I was putting healthy food in my body...find out I was putting poison in my body", Lund said. The outbreaks typically happen in May and June. [Full Article...]


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