CHICAGO – Dreaming of retirement? Make sure you make a mental note to save for healthcare. FILE PHOTO: An emergency sign points to the entrance to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, U.S. March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo A 65-year-old couple will likely need $280,000 to cover healthcare expenses in retirement, according to […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – If you are not happy with your Medicare coverage, now is the time to make a change. FILE PHOTO: A person holds Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Picture taken September 18. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic /File Photo The annual Medicare fall enrollment period for 2019 […]

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LONDON Oct 8 (Reuters) – Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research looking at the mental health of Britain’s soldiers. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry on Monday, found the overall rate of PTSD among current and […]

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia has commissioned an inquiry into the impact mental illness has on economic productivity, the government said on Sunday. The 18-month inquiry by the country’s Productivity Commission will provide recommendations on how to improve the social and economic participation of Australians struggling with their mental health. A total of A$9 billion ($6.4 […]

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s agriculture ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed the country’s first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years and suspended exports of pork and wild boar meat. The fever, a different kind from the African swine fever that has broken out in China, was found in a farm in central Japan’s […]

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SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a hospital in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday. The patient returned to Seoul on Friday after a business trip to Kuwait from August […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The emergency services are seen, after the passengers were taken […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline said on Friday that U.S. health authorities had asked for more information about its Nucala drug for use in combating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo. March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Loriene Perera/File Photo GSK said it had received a complete response letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food […]

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(Reuters health) – An injury prevention program tailored to children’s soccer is not only more effective than typical warmups and stretches at keeping players safe, it’s also associated with lower healthcare costs, a Swiss study suggests. Football Soccer Britain – Everton v Manchester United – Premier League – Goodison Park – 4/12/16 Children play football […]

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