Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval

Express Scripts, based in St. Louis, is responsible for the prescription plans of more than 80 million Americans. "Both insurers and pharmacy benefit managers serve as middlemen for employers and governments, and the proposed mergers are an attempt... More..

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Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk

Millions of healthy people take small doses of aspirin regularly in the belief that the drug will prevent heart attacks and strokes. Aspirin users did not have a lower risk of heart disease or live longer t...More..

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

The incident has spawned investigations by the State Law Enforcement Division and Highway Patrol. In a statement emailed to reporters, Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson identified the women as Windy N...More..

Newest Apple Watch carries FDA approval
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Newest Apple Watch carries FDA approval

Those models, which come with leather bands and custom watch faces, also start at $US1,250. In its fourth incarnation, called Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that ...More..

Stop Popping Aspirin if You Have No Health Issues. It Doesn’t Help
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Stop Popping Aspirin if You Have No Health Issues. It Doesn’t Help

Researchers have noted that the results only apply to those over 70 years of age who are otherwise healthy and not to those with existing conditions such as a previous heart attack, angina or stroke, where a...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

Anne Murray , one of the authors of the study and an epidemiologist and geriatrician at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, told National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Rob Stein. The group with aspirin, howev...More..

Why the Apple watch could save lives
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Why the Apple watch could save lives

It has the same size as the Watch Series 2 and comes in three colour variants - Gold/Aluminium finish, Silver and Space Grey. "Your apps can now take advantage of the expanded display on Apple Watch Series ...More..

The Coolest Features in the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

The Coolest Features in the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR

The new phones have displays of 5.8 and 6.5 inches, boosting screen size while keeping a small-format handset, Apple vice president Phil Schiller said. The Xr which starts at $749, won't be available for pre-...More..

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

It's simply not tolerable. If the goal is to restrict e-cigarettes, he said, then one option is to make them more expensive. The FDA's suggestions include rigorous age verification procedures for online dire...More..

FDA takes action against e-cigarette epidemic among youth
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

FDA takes action against e-cigarette epidemic among youth

It's simply not tolerable. Popular e-cigarette makers like JUUL now have 60 days to submit a plan to the FDA detailing how they will prevent teens from using their products. "I've been warning the e-cigaret...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

Regulators said it was the largest coordinated crackdown in the agency's history. In a statement , Juul Labs said "appropriate flavors" play a role in adults changing their smoking habits, but said it would...More..

Physical inactivity puts health of 1.4 billion at risk, warns WHO
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Physical inactivity puts health of 1.4 billion at risk, warns WHO

In Kuwait , Saudi Arabia , American Samoa , and Iraq , more than 50 percent of adults don't get enough exercise. In the US, approximately 40 percent of adults were insufficiently active, which was greater...More..

Blood-testing startup Theranos reportedly to dissolve
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Blood-testing startup Theranos reportedly to dissolve

The confirmation that the company would be closing down wouldn't have been a surprise to investors as Theranos has lost millions of dollars since its authenticity was questioned in 2015. Attorney's Office sai...More..

Passengers on 2 flights from Europe arrive sick in Philly
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Passengers on 2 flights from Europe arrive sick in Philly

Shortly after noon, all the passengers had disembarked the plane . Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio , tweeted on Wednesday morning that the flight had stopped in Mecca, which is now exper...More..

First Official Look at Brie Larson as Captain Marvel Revealed!
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

First Official Look at Brie Larson as Captain Marvel Revealed!

Here we see Carol alongside her fellow Starforce soldiers, including Minn-Erva ( Gemma Chan of Crazy Rich Asians ) and, yes, Korath the Pursuer, the villain played by Djimon Hounsou in Guardians of t...More..

'Rat Fever' Cases Rise After Kerala Floods,12 Dead Since August 1
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

'Rat Fever' Cases Rise After Kerala Floods,12 Dead Since August 1

Fifteen other deaths were reported over the past few days, which have been classified as "suspected rat fever ". Leptospirosis is a bacterial illness transmitted mainly through water or soil irascible by the...More..

Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Aaaron Motsoaledi
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Aaaron Motsoaledi

The NCID's team tasked with finding the source of the outbreak worked relentlessly for months, taking no time off, starting workdays at 05:30 and facing "hectic exhaustion". Listeriosis killed at least 203 peop...More..

by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Theranos bleeds dry, company to dissolve

Theranos did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment. The Fortress Investment Group loaned $65 million to Theranos past year, with one condition being that Theranos maintain a cash level that ...More..

Memorial tributes to John McCain
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Memorial tributes to John McCain

He added, "As President Trump said yesterday, we respect his service to the country". "The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation", Pence said. John McCain in the Capitol Rotunda. "...More..

Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C.
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C.

The hotels remain open. One of those 12 Hampton victims, an elderly adult, died due to complications related to the disease. Twelve people have been hospitalized. It can not be transmitted between people, how...More..

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Car Seat Safety Guidelines Once Again
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Car Seat Safety Guidelines Once Again

That video has the American Academy of Pediatrics updating its vehicle seat guidelines. According to a Thursday press release from the AAP , the new recommendations came after the organization found that t...More..

Potentially life-threatening blood pressure prescription mix-up leads to recall
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Potentially life-threatening blood pressure prescription mix-up leads to recall

Accord's Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg are light orange to peach-colored, round, biconvex tablets debossed with H on one side and 1 on another side. So far, Accord Healthcare has not received any repo...More..

CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017

The CDC report shows nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S.in 2017. Nearly half of chlamydia cases were in girls and women ages 15 to 24. The worrying ...More..

John McCain's wife Cindy could take Arizona Senate seat until 2020
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

John McCain's wife Cindy could take Arizona Senate seat until 2020

Now McSally will face Democrat Kyrsten Sinema , a fellow USA representative who easily won her primary, in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Jeff Flake . But the race to embrace the polariz...More..

Sen. John McCain's Family Cries Over Flag-Draped Casket
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sen. John McCain's Family Cries Over Flag-Draped Casket

The controversial Senator McCain, a Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner of war, would be provided a military escort as he embarks on his final journey from Arizona to Washington and will be granted full mil...More..