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Nearly half the cases in Ontario are the H1N1 strain which affects children, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada report. It has been a deadly flu season across Canada and Saskatchewan this year. While the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu by the end of October, getting a flu shot later can still be beneficial. Vaccines protect against multiple flu strains.
  • Patient in Sweden suspected with Ebola admitted to hospital

    Patient in Sweden suspected with Ebola admitted to hospital

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    Test results are expected back sometime Friday night, according to the announcement. In a statement , Swedish officials said: "The emergency room at the hospital is therefore now closed". Local newspaper the Upsala Nya Tidning reports their attempts to get comment from the hospital have been unanswered as the leadership team remain in a "crisis meeting".
  • Some progressive Democrats announce opposition to new House rules

    Some progressive Democrats announce opposition to new House rules

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    The request for a decade of tax returns is an increase from initial reports that Democrats would only seek three years. "The austerians were wrong about the Great Recession and Great Depression", he added. "Critical investments in education, infrastructure, and health care should not be held hostage to budgetary constraints that Republicans have never respected anyhow".
  • Trump invites Democrats, Republicans to meet as government shutdown drags on

    Trump invites Democrats, Republicans to meet as government shutdown drags on

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    On Wednesday, the Democratic leaders emerged from the White House after 90 minutes, unified on not giving in to Trump. McCarthy said Trump wanted to have the next meeting on Friday, after leadership elections in Congress, and Trump has suggested Pelosi is opposing money for the border wall because she is anxious about losing support from liberals.
  • Take flu precautions during New Year's: CDC

    Take flu precautions during New Year's: CDC

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    That's an increase from the previous week, when two states, Colorado and Georgia, experienced high flu activity. Some other areas as well, including New Jersey, are observing some moderate levels of the flu activity, and it is expected to get worse over time, thus calling for some preventative measures.
  • Number Of Flu Cases May Peak Soon In Colorado

    Number Of Flu Cases May Peak Soon In Colorado

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    Since the beginning of flu season , there have been 186 cases and 10 deaths reported for all of Oklahoma. Louisiana had seen high rates of flu in late November but numbers have dropped in that state. During this period, there have been 1,305 influenza-related hospitalizations reported, and one influenza-associated pediatric death. So far this season there have been six admissions to ICU with confirmed influenza reported to PHA and two deaths reported in ICU patients who had lab confirmed ...
  • Tips to Help Businesses Beat the Flu Season

    Tips to Help Businesses Beat the Flu Season

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    It went from local to regional flu activity in the past week. It's not too late for parents to get their children the flu shot, she said. At this time a year ago, there were 2,400 fewer confirmed flu cases in Canada overall - and only 26 children had been hospitalized.
  • Crying, Drew Barrymore drops the mask :

    Crying, Drew Barrymore drops the mask : "Some days are hard"

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    Drew Barrymore is getting candid about the challenges in her real life , including getting fit and healthy. "I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months!" she continued, giving a shout-out to Marnie Alton of Barre Belle. PS may I just say I want to be these ladies on the front page. Can you relate to Barrymore's post? . "And I said, 'Victor [Fresco, the show's executive producer], can I lose 20 lbs .
  • Walgreens is teaming up with Alphabet's Verily to tackle chronic disease (GOOGL)

    Walgreens is teaming up with Alphabet's Verily to tackle chronic disease (GOOGL)

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    If you own a stock that has extremely low daily volume, it may be hard to get free of in a short time period. The additional 2,600 stocks are covered by the Zacks Rank and generate 1 page snapshot research reports. Shares are at -11.10% over the previous week and -11.19% over the past month. The stock analysts must have an in-depth knowledge about the stock market , sector and trends so that they could make their precise, accurate and concrete analysis over the changing trends in the stock ...
  • Surgeon general issues warning about e-cigarette 'epidemic'

    Surgeon general issues warning about e-cigarette 'epidemic'

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    For young people, "nicotine is unsafe and it can have negative health effects", Mr. Adams said in an interview. E-cigarettes can make it harder for youngsters to learn and remember and pay attention, as well as putting them at risk of future addiction , according to Adams.
  • Obamacare is unconstitutional, judge rules

    Obamacare is unconstitutional, judge rules

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    The case will be appealed, said Hill, and it will take many years to get to the Supreme Court, so "nothing is happening" with regard to the high deductibles involved in many Obamacare plans. Angry Democrats blamed Republicans for what they see as a debacle that will leave millions of Americans without healthcare and vowed to fight back in court.
  • Pfizer gains almost 3% on JV with GlaxoSmithKline

    Pfizer gains almost 3% on JV with GlaxoSmithKline

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    To achieve this, GSK intends to separate the JV as an independent company - within three years of closing the transaction - via a demerger of its equity interest to its shareholders and listing the firm on the United Kingdom equity market.
  • Vaping among teens on the rise, according to study

    Vaping among teens on the rise, according to study

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    The findings suggest that the total number of high-school students using tobacco surged by 1.3 million between 2017 and 2018. When both categories of vaping were combined, the researchers found that 25 percent of high-school seniors, 20.3 percent of sophomores and 9.7 percent of eighth-graders used e-cigarettes in 2018.
  • Trump Hails Judge's Ruling Against Obamacare

    Trump Hails Judge's Ruling Against Obamacare

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    Democratic California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has promised to appeal the decision, and both sides expect the legal controversy to eventually find its way to the Supreme Court. Since then public opinion on the ACA has shifted from mostly negative to generally favorable. In the 2018 election, Democrats across the country highlighted the GOP's attempts to do away with Obamacare's consumer protections, and it paid dividends as the party won 40 House seats.
  • Deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment

    Deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment

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    Some states running their own exchanges have set a later deadline for enrolling in coverage for 2019, but in these cases you may still need to enroll by December 15 if you want your coverage to start on January 1. Tomorrow is the last day to enroll in Obamacare coverage for 2019. Saturday is the last day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act . Consumers have more plans to choose from to find the best fit for themselves.
  • Federal judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

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    District Judge Reed O'Connor that they had been hurt by a jump in the amount of people utilizing state-backed insurance. Bloomberg has more, with the publication adding that the DOJ tried to argue that the individual mandate, including provisions to keep the premium rates the same among healthy individuals and those with pre-existing conditions, should be struck down, but keep the rest of the law intact.
  • Fentanyl surpasses Heroin as nation's most deadly drug — CDC

    Fentanyl surpasses Heroin as nation's most deadly drug — CDC

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Analyzing the death certificates of cases related to drug overdose, CDC said fentanyl accounts for just 4 percent of the fatalities in 2011, the year when oxycodone was the leader. After an in-depth analysis of the information, the researchers also found that certain drugs were more likely to be the cause of death in unintentional overdoses, while others were more likely to be implicated in death by suicide.
  • J&J shares drop on report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

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    Johnson & Johnson sank 8% on Friday after Reuters reported the company knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos. Shares of Johnson & Johnson tumbled 12 per cent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.
  • Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets

    Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets

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    With the app's improved activity logging and streamlined usage, you can start healthy habits ahead of the New Year's resolution trend. Notably, the octagon and the pill-shaped element are two different widgets , but as you can see in the image, they complement each other and can easily be used as one on the same page.
  • Kansas can't block funds to Medicaid after Supreme Court won't hear appeal

    Kansas can't block funds to Medicaid after Supreme Court won't hear appeal

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    Supreme Court declined to hear a case which would allow states to block the use of Medicaid for healthcare services at Planned Parenthood . "What explains the court's refusal to do its job here?" he wrote. The issue did not concern abortion but is abortion-related. The justices' decision to stay out of the Medicaid issue goes back to discredited videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials inappropriately looking to sell fetal parts.
  • Just say ‘no’ to raw cookie dough, CDC says

    Just say ‘no’ to raw cookie dough, CDC says

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    In addition, raw eggs that are used to make raw dough or batter can contain a germ called Salmonella that can make you sick if the eggs are eaten raw or lightly cooked. Since it's not just raw eggs that can make people sick but also raw flour, the dough for vegan cookies is just as risky as nonvegan cookie dough.
  • Parish Health Units offering flu shots next week

    Parish Health Units offering flu shots next week

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    Therefore, even when "myth-busting" works, the effects might not last a very long time. Many people who didn't vaccinate a year ago had heard that the vaccine was only about 10 percent effective. NPs can also remind family members and friends it is not enough to simply avoid the patient if they are sick because they would likely be contagious with the flu even before they knew they were sick.
  • Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

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    A Seattle woman died after becoming infected with a brain-eating amoeba. For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. These sorts of infections are quite rare, but what's unique about this incident is that it's the "first case of Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection suspected from nasal lavage", according to the case study , which was authored by Swedish scientists and the doctors who worked on the case, Cobbs included.