From California to Texas and across the country to Florida, a dangerous and potentially deadly infection has seemingly dominated the news this summer: necrotizing fasciitis, colloquially referred to as flesh-eating bacteria. Flesh-eating bacteria infections — which, in severe cases, can result in amputations and even death — can occur when those with an open cut or […]

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FILE PHOTO: The logo for Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company is displayed on a screen during the company’s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its […]

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(Reuters) – Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday. One death was reported in Ohio and the other one in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An additional 489 people with salmonella infections have been added […]

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(Reuters Health) – It’s long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin – marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane – is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year two to three hundred women in the […]

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the facade of the historic headquarters of the German pharmaceutical and chemical maker in Leverkusen, Germany, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Bayer AG on Friday welcomed a conditional ruling by a U.S. judge calling for a retrial of the case […]

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(Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal. FILE PHOTO: The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico fly outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico May […]

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(Reuters) – U.S. overdose deaths dropped last year for the first time in nearly two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday, in a sign that a nationwide epidemic of drug-related deaths is abating. FILE PHOTO: Law enforcement officers unload part of approximately 3,200 lbs. of cocaine, which was seized at […]

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The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virusspread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, […]

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There’s sunshine on the horizon for NBC’s Dylan Dreyer. The “Today” show meteorologist announced Wednesday she’s expecting her second child after revealing earlier this year that she had suffered a miscarriage. FIRST BABY BORN IN THE US TO MOTHER WHO RECEIVED UTERUS FROM DECEASED DONOR “I’m pregnant,” Dreyer said in the second hour of “Today,” revealing […]

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