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Author: 0 Cost Jumps Nearly 500-Percent For Life-Saving EpiPens

Families with severe allergies stock EpiPens and replace them every year when they expire. "When epinephrine only costs a few cents, but they're going up to $500, personally I don't think that's ethically responsible", he said. The high price for EpiPens has drawn public ire, and interest from lawmakers who have been looking into drug pricing, including U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat and ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform .

Author: 0 Contact Lenses Can Cause Serious Eye Damage If Misused: CDC

A CDC spokesperson says while only a small percentage of those who wear contacts get serious eye infections, this serves as a reminder for all contact lens wearers to take simple steps to prevent an infection. The first is not to sleep with your contact lenses in. "People should not keep their contact lenses in while sleeping, because doing so raises the risk of eye infection by 6 to 8 times".

Health Care School sign about turning away parents goes viral
Author: 0 School sign about turning away parents goes viral

The message comes at the beginning of the school year. A private Catholic School in Little Rock set off a social media firestorm after banning parents who show up with their sons' forgotten lunches , books or homework. It's understandable that parents worry, or maybe try to fix any problems - however seemingly small - their kids are having. That's what Straessle says is the whole goal of the school.

Author: 0 LaSalle County birds test positive for West Nile

Most people with the virus do not display symptoms. Most people infected with West Nile have no symptoms of illness and never become ill. West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe illness in about 20 percent of the people it infects.

Health Care Call to boost supply as average house price jumps 4.6 per cent
Author: 0 Call to boost supply as average house price jumps 4.6 per cent

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), for example, has revealed just 5 per cent of surveyors reported a rise in prices across the United Kingdom in July - down from 15 per cent in June. The biggest price increase over the past year was in the City of Edinburgh where the average price increased by 11.7 per cent to £240,978. John Goodall, chief executive of Landbay, the peer-to-peer mortgage and investment platform, said: "Brexit uncertainty alone was not enough to derail the ...

Author: 0 Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps Recreate Their Famous Photo 10 Years Later

On Saturday before Phelps won his 23rd gold medal, the swimmer praised Ledecky's dominance on Facebook Live . Ledecky's dominance comes at the same time that Phelps is bidding his final farewell to the sport of swimming. "Katie is just tearing it up", Phelps said. "I started watching him when I was 6 years old when I was first starting to get in the sport and to be on the team with him has been such an honor", she said.

Author: 0 Two New Locally Transmitted Zika Cases Diagnosed in Miami

Florida health officials are investigating two more suspected non-travel-related Zika cases in Miami - bringing the total number of locally transmitted "homegrown" cases to 30. A recent article from The Guardian discussed the possibility of using genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight against Zika. Overall, Florida has more than 450 known Zika cases, 440 of them in travelers.

Health Care NYC weather: Excessive heat warning issued, National Weather Service says
Author: 0 NYC weather: Excessive heat warning issued, National Weather Service says

The National Weather Service said the excessive heat might continue on Sunday , Aug. 14; therefore, the warning could be extended. Heat index values may reach up to 106. Finally, officials want to remind residents that heat stroke constitutes an emergency and that 911 should be called. Get any person showing signs to a cool place immediately.

Author: 0 Monroe County health officials confirm Zika virus case

With these latest confirmations, this brings the total number of travel-related cases of Zika virus in Missouri to 20. In Washington, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday said she has authorized shifting some $81 million in her agency to keep research moving forward on a Zika vaccine.

Author: 0 Florida Zika Cases Rise to 25

Researchers say they've identified two proteins in the Zika virus linked to the severe birth defect microcephaly. Florida had reported 21 cases of people contracting the virus through Tuesday. There is no vaccine yet or treatment for infection with Zika virus. The US territory of about 3.5 million people has recorded almost 11,000 cases of Zika, including 1,035 pregnant women, although the actual number of infections with the mosquito-borne virus is likely higher, the HHS said.

Health Care Civilian death toll in Yemeni civil war exceeds 3700
Author: 0 Civilian death toll in Yemeni civil war exceeds 3700

Military sources loyal to the Hadi government said the air raids targeted only military positions held by the Houthis and their allies, supporters of Saleh, who handed over power to Hadi in 2012 after a long period of turmoil in the country.

Health Care Reusable Water Bottles Have The Same Amount Of Germs As Toilet Seats
Author: 0 Reusable Water Bottles Have The Same Amount Of Germs As Toilet Seats

The average water bottle has more than a third of this. But refilling water bottles isn't the greatest idea. The type of bottle is just as important, with results varying depending on the type used. The study showed that squeeze and screw-top bottles had a considerably lower number of bacteria than the slide-top type, while stainless steel came in at the top.

Author: 0 US retail sales flat in July after 3 months of solid gains

There were winners and losers: Non-store retailers (e-commerce) were up 1.3% from June and 14.1% from July 2015, home furnishing stores were up 0.2% from June and 4.3% from 2015, and health and personal care stores were up 0.1% from June and 7.8% from past year, according to the report.

Health Care How Much Exercise Will Lower Chronic Disease Risk?
Author: 0 How Much Exercise Will Lower Chronic Disease Risk?

So they looked at the results from 174 previous studies that examined the association between total physical activity and at least one of five chronic diseases: breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Someone can mix different types of activities into their daily routine, which can include housework, or simply walking up the stairs. Compared to a couch-potato existence, that level of physical exertion cut the risk of diabetes and breast cancer by more than 20 percent, ...

Health Care Lily King Emerges Triumphant In 100-Meter-Breaststroke, Beats Controversial Russian Rival
Author: 0 Lily King Emerges Triumphant In 100-Meter-Breaststroke, Beats Controversial Russian Rival

It was one hell of a 100-meter women's breaststroke final at the Rio 2016 Olympics. When the field was called to the blocks for introductions, the Russian was greeted by cascade of boos from the athletes' section of the stands. She served a 16-month ban for a steroid before returning to win the 100m world title past year. "She is not a criminal and she competed because she was allowed to compete".

Health Care Back on Olympic stage, Leyva eyes making impact for Team USA
Author: 0 Back on Olympic stage, Leyva eyes making impact for Team USA

China was the top qualifier, followed by the United States for Monday's team finals. Americans Sam Mikulak and Chris Brooks also qualified for the all-around final. Saturday the US had issues with the pommel horse , which played a leading role in Team USA's undoing four years ago in London. Leyva had been named an alternate but got on the team when Orozco tore knee ligaments in training camp in July and required surgery.

Health Care Zacks Assigns Rating To Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY)
Author: 0 Zacks Assigns Rating To Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY)

Using moving averages is the easiest way to determine the trend of a security. "Market expectations were high, given Merck had positive data in its own study, though used a stringent patient-eligibility criteria, requiring more than 50 percent of tumor cells to show the PD-L1 biomarker", Bloomberg Intelligence senior industry analyst Asthika Goonewardene wrote on August 6.

Health Care SC girl dies from brain-eating amoeba
Author: 0 SC girl dies from brain-eating amoeba

Bell said that infection from Naegleria fowleri is extremely hard to contract, requiring very specific circumstances. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a SC resident had become exposed to the Naegleria fowleri organism, adding that the fatality rate in such cases was as high as 97 percent.

Author: 0 Zika-Fighting, Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Are Coming to Florida

The number of Zika cases in the USA topped 1,800 this week, mostly from travel to foreign countries. Obama requested $1.9 billion three months ago for several purposes, including creating a vaccine for the disease, taking steps to control the mosquitoes that spread Zika and helping other countries battle the virus.

Health Care #ReadtSetRio: Marathon runner Cordeiro lights Games cauldron
Author: 0 #ReadtSetRio: Marathon runner Cordeiro lights Games cauldron

So who is Vanderlei? The Rio Games launched with a flamboyant spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Friday as a doom-laden Olympic build-up gave way to an energetic party atmosphere at the fabled Maracana stadium . Cordeiro has overcome incredible things. He is a long distance runner who became famous when he was attacked by a protester at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Author: 0 Papy Djilobodji joins Sunderland for £8m as David Moyes makes first move

The 27-year-old midfielder, who played two games for Chelsea during their pre-season, is said to have agreed a four-year deal with the Premier League outfit. The centre-back scored a last-gasp victor as Werder beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 on the last day of the season to maintain their spot in the German top flight.

Health Care Amazon.com takes flight
Author: 0 Amazon.com takes flight

Over the last six months Amazon has been moving into air freight with the leasing of 40 air freighters through its air cargo partners Atlas Air and ATSG. The ecommerce titan this week unveiled its first branded cargo plane, which will grow into a fleet of 40 jetliners, forming Amazon's own air transportation network.

Author: 0 Florida Zika Advisory Could Last A Year — CDC Director

And in one of the two cases, the new mother has returned with her affected infant to her unnamed home country. Health officials said Thursday , Aug. 4, 2016 that two babies have been born with Zika-related defects in California. Bonn said most travelers to Florida aren't planning to visit the area of Miami known as Wynwood, where state Department of Health officials believe people have been infected with Zika through mosquito bites.

Health Care Two babies born in California with Zika-related defect
Author: 0 Two babies born in California with Zika-related defect

He also announced increased spraying in the area and other mosquito abatement. Dave Zazra, of the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, said there are no species of mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika virus in IL. A total of 114 travel-associated Zika virus infections have been reported in California since 2015, according to the state's department of public health.

Author: 0 Pregnant women warned against Florida travel after Zika alert

Florida, a popular holiday destination for Britons, reported four cases of local transmission on Friday. "While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus , the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in this area", it said.

Author: 0 Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Grows, Sales Climb

A spokesperson for Walker's office said that the public has expressed concerns over the speed with which the industry is moving as well as concerns over the proposed cannabis cafés. In the meantime, Ms. Murphy said, state health officials are developing budget and staff plans for the office. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2b12tX7 ) that the average time for processing a medical marijuana ID card is now 43 days, which is down from 60 days in June but still exceeds the 30-day ...

Author: 0 All That Flossing May Not be Helping You

However, most of the studies used outdated methods or tested few people. Another study only followed people after a single use of floss . Flossing has been recommended since 1908 to prevent cavities and tooth decay. He also reminds his patients not to floss in a sawing motion and to move up and down on the sides of the teeth instead. But it's been something of an open secret among experts that flossing hasn't been shown to prevent cavities or periodontal disease.

Health Care Wyoming's first West Nile case of 2016 reported in Goshen County
Author: 0 Wyoming's first West Nile case of 2016 reported in Goshen County

Mosquitos spread West Nile virus (WNV) when they feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals or other birds. No cases of West Nile in horses were reported past year while a handful of cases were reported in 2014. Horses and people can also be protected from mosquitoes by using repellents. In addition, 302 mosquito samples and 316 dead birds have tested positive for the virus so far this year.

Author: 0 Hope Solo Gets Booed at Rio Olympics 2016 for Zika Comments

Women's National Team game Wednesday against New Zealand in their Olympic opener in Belo Horizonte. The comment came after indicating, at the beginning, that she might cancel the trip to Brazil over worries about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, reported the Washington Post .

Health Care The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war
Author: 0 The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

During his election campaign, Duterte had promised to kill thousands of criminals and drug addicts to end crime in the country during the first six months of his mandate. Other reports also said the police have arrested 2,700 people on charges if having links to illegal drug activities. "I will not abandon you", he said.

Health Care Sonia Gandhi stable, under observation at hospital: Congress
Author: 0 Sonia Gandhi stable, under observation at hospital: Congress

In the latest update, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been shifted to Ganga Ram Hospital from Army RR hospital. She continues to be dehydrated and has electrolyte imbalance, sources said. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar met the Congress Supremo at the hospital here. "I am saddened that due to my ill health, I had to cut my visit to Varanasi short".

Author: 0 CDC: Mosquito eradication difficult in Miami neighborhood

Such outbreak in this state is now getting out of hand hence CDC made a decision to light the red light and came up with the suggestion to force pregnant women to undergo assessment. The Department of Health said in its daily report Monday that more than 200 people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been tested for the virus because they live or work near the individuals who have already been confirmed with likely mosquito-borne transmissions.

Health Care Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami
Author: 0 Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

Schultz said Florida will be redoubling its vector control efforts in the outbreak area, which involves a 1-square-mile (2.6 square km) area in the mixed-use area north of downtown Miami . "When we say they're resistant that means the mosquito inherently can shrug off the pesticide". Frieden said if pregnant women have been to the neighborhood in question, they should see their doctor and get tested for Zika.

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