Tag: health

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo. The outbreak’s spread into Uganda prompted the World Health Organization to revisit whether the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. healthcare investors have found success this year buying stocks of companies whose products improve eyesight, treat pets and fix crooked teeth, all viewed as unlikely to fall victim to political and regulatory issues pressuring a wide swath of the sector. FILE PHOTO: The inside of a Walgreens-operated pharmacy is seen […]

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The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa “truly frightening”. Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said the epidemic was the worst since that of 2013-16 and has showed “no sign […]

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(Reuters Health) – Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests. Patients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the […]

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OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$15.3 billion ($11.5 billion) universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current system requires a major overhaul. A pharmacist counts prescription drugs at the at the CentreTown Pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June […]

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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak which was first reported in late May. FILE PHOTO: A pig is seen on the farm of pig farmer Han […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood and other nonprofits offering family planning services sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to block a new federal rule letting healthcare workers refuse abortions and other services because of religious or moral objections. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits on a bench overlooking Aleppo’s ancient citadel and the old city, Syria April 13, 2019. […]

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shanghai’s new Nasdaq-style Sci-tech Innovation Board has so far drawn applications from 120 companies. The board is aimed at promoting growth in industries such as chip-making, artificial intelligence, precision equipment and other high-end manufacturing, as well as biotech, new materials and green technology. – Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc China (AMEC) Founded by […]

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Employee screening firm JDP recently analyzed 12 months of Google search trends data related to 150 of America’s biggest employers. A common search: “Does my company drug test?” Drug testing for pre-employment, and even same-day random drug testing during employment, is common across industries. Penny McNerney, vice president of human resources for Atrium, a talent […]

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