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CNN
U.S. Ebola victims: Where are they now?This is one in an occasional series called "Rewind: Where are they now?" It cat
U.S. Ebola victims: Where are they now?
CNN / Posted an hour ago
This is one in an occasional series called "Rewind: Where are they now?" It catches up with people who stumbled into the headlines -- and then faded from view. "There's vomiting. There's diarrhea. There's weakness... There's fever. There's a... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Volatile anesthetics may combat viral and bacterial infections in the lungIn use for more than a century, inhaled anesthetics like nitrous oxide and halo
Volatile anesthetics may combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 hours ago
In use for more than a century, inhaled anesthetics like nitrous oxide and halothane have made modern surgery possible. Now, in experiments in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have added to evidence that certain so-called "volatile"... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UC San Diego-led research team awarded $1.89 million to carry out research on leptospirosisAn international research team, headed by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medic
UC San Diego-led research team awarded $1.89 million to carry out research on leptospirosis
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 hours ago
An international research team, headed by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the UC San Diego Center for Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health, has been awarded a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mass Campaign Against Trachoma PlannedMaputo — The Mozambican Health Ministry plans to launch a mass campaign against
Mass Campaign Against Trachoma Planned
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
Maputo — The Mozambican Health Ministry plans to launch a mass campaign against trachoma later this month in the four provinces where the prevalence of the disease is equal to or greater than five per cent. Speaking at a Maputo press conference on... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Gerson: Trump cannot defeat demographicsThe Trump campaign is emphatically about Trump, in a manner typical of populism
Gerson: Trump cannot defeat demographics
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 7 hours ago
The Trump campaign is emphatically about Trump, in a manner typical of populism from Huey Long to Hugo Chavez. The people are infallible, but they require someone who embodies their collective wisdom. The country — betrayed by elites, beset by... Read more
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New Kerala
Anaesthesia may help us fight flu Certain so-called "volatile" anaesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -
Anaesthesia may help us fight flu
New Kerala / Posted 8 hours ago
Certain so-called "volatile" anaesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -- may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza... Read more
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The New Yorker
Inside the Salem Witch Trials“Where will the Devil show most malice but where he is hated, and hateth most?”
Inside the Salem Witch Trials
The New Yorker / Posted 10 hours ago
“Where will the Devil show most malice but where he is hated, and hateth most?” Cotton Mather wrote.Credit Illustration by Thomas Allen; Source: Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum (document) In 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpoxKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) � All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right field
Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 12 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) � All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpoxAll-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been d
Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox
Dayton Daily News / Posted 14 hours ago
All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera and Rios likely will miss... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpoxKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right field
Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox
New Jersey Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Trump leads followers toward irrelevance“I don’t want it to be about me,” Donald Trump explained at a recent event in N
Trump leads followers toward irrelevance
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 16 hours ago
“I don’t want it to be about me,” Donald Trump explained at a recent event in Nashville. In other news: War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Trump campaign is emphatically about Trump, in a manner typical of populism from... Read more
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Business Insurance
Firefighter who can’t prove source of fungal disease denied compIt’s not presumed that a Washington state man developed a fungal infection beca
Firefighter who can’t prove source of fungal disease denied comp
Business Insurance / Posted 19 hours ago
It’s not presumed that a Washington state man developed a fungal infection because of his work as a firefighter, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled. Edward O. Gorre worked as a firefighter for the city of Tacoma, Washington, since 1997, court... Read more
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News Transcript
You’ve found a deer tick on your body—now what?New Jersey is home to an abundant number of deer ticks. Our mid-Atlantic region
You’ve found a deer tick on your body—now what?
News Transcript / Posted 19 hours ago
New Jersey is home to an abundant number of deer ticks. Our mid-Atlantic region has the highest tick population in the nation. Regardless of the measures you take, you will more than likely discover one on your body this summer or fall. The sooner... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
4 in Del. Reported Positive for Human West Nile VirusDOVER, Del.- Four persons in Delaware have tested positive for West Nile Virus,
4 in Del. Reported Positive for Human West Nile Virus
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 20 hours ago
DOVER, Del.- Four persons in Delaware have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the state Division of Public Health said Tuesday. The cases, three in New Castle County and one in Kent County were reported to the DPH in mid-late August. None of the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Clinton: The black hole threat to babiesSometimes, when we look around, it can seem that our world is worse off than it
Clinton: The black hole threat to babies
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 20 hours ago
Sometimes, when we look around, it can seem that our world is worse off than it's ever been. But despite intractable problems, there is good news: Untold millions of people are living healthier, more productive and more secure lives than ever... Read more
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Airdrie Echo
City warns of contagious tree diseaseThe City is urging residents to watch for an infectious disease that harms tree
City warns of contagious tree disease
Airdrie Echo / Posted 22 hours ago
The City is urging residents to watch for an infectious disease that harms trees. Bronze leaf disease, which affects tower poplars and Swedish columnar aspens, has been noticed on a number of privately owned trees in the area. It has the potential... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Universal access to services and social protection: A mantra to end TBSo said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s
Universal access to services and social protection: A mantra to end TB
Op-Ed News / Posted 22 hours ago
So said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Tuberculosis Programme, in an interview given to Citizen News Service (CNS) at the ongoing 5th Asia Pacific Region Conference on Lung Health of the International... Read more
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The Columbian
Keep Our Students SafeAs students return to school this week, a couple of safety measures should be p
Keep Our Students Safe
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
As students return to school this week, a couple of safety measures should be paramount on the minds of parents: Making sure vaccinations are up-to-date, and using caution while driving near schools. State health authorities this summer emphasized... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Iowa man pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIVCORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly sprea
Iowa man pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIV
KWWL Iowa / Posted yesterday
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly spreading HIV has pleaded not guilty. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1JJhVhK ) that Adam Musser entered a written plea in Johnson County Court on... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Iowa man pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIVCORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly spre
Iowa man pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIV
KWWL Iowa / Posted yesterday
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly spreading HIV has pleaded not guilty. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Adam Musser entered a written plea in Johnson County Court on Monday. He is charged with five... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Robotic Surgery Market Report: 2015 Edition Featuring Intuitive Surgical, Accuray and Hansen MedicalRobotics technology is a dynamic and transformative area in the field of medici
Global Robotic Surgery Market Report: 2015 Edition Featuring Intuitive Surgical, Accuray and Hansen Medical
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
Robotics technology is a dynamic and transformative area in the field of medicine because it offers the precision and control that minimally invasive procedures require. Robotics is now being used in gall bladder surgery, heartburn and gastro... Read more
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KCCI 8 Des Moines
Iowan pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIV againA 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly spreading HIV has pleaded not
Iowan pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIV again
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted yesterday
A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly spreading HIV has pleaded not guilty. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Adam Musser entered a written plea in Johnson County Court on Monday. He is charged with five counts of criminal... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
New technology allows Cincinnati VA to give care across U.S.In a modest room on the ninth floor of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, a team
New technology allows Cincinnati VA to give care across U.S.
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted yesterday
In a modest room on the ninth floor of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, a team of doctors and nurses are providing care to critically-injured veterans across five states. The hospital is working to improve and expedite care for the nation’s... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Iowa man pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIVCORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly sprea
Iowa man pleads not guilty to knowingly spreading HIV
KTTC Rochester / Posted yesterday
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A 34-year-old Coralville man accused of knowingly spreading HIV has pleaded not guilty. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1JJhVhK ) that Adam Musser entered a written plea in Johnson County Court on... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measlesBERKELEY -- A test confirmed that a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with meas
UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted yesterday
BERKELEY -- A test confirmed that a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with measles Monday after potentially exposing the public to the highly infectious disease, as the student attended the first week of classes, officials said. The student may have... Read more
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The Daily Review
UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measlesBERKELEY -- A test confirmed that a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with meas
UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles
The Daily Review / Posted yesterday
BERKELEY -- A test confirmed that a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with measles Monday after potentially exposing the public to the highly infectious disease, as the student attended the first week of classes, officials said. The student may have... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Funeral services set for student who died of rare bacterial infectionFamily and friends are mourning the loss of an ArkLaTex student who passed away
Funeral services set for student who died of rare bacterial infection
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
Family and friends are mourning the loss of an ArkLaTex student who passed away over the weekend after battling a rare bacterial infection. Doctors say a common germ, related to the germ that causes strep throat, manifested itself in Frederick... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Funeral services set for student who died of rare bacterial infectionFamily and friends are mourning the loss of an ArkLaTex student who passed away
Funeral services set for student who died of rare bacterial infection
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted yesterday
Family and friends are mourning the loss of an ArkLaTex student who passed away over the weekend after battling a rare bacterial infection. Doctors say a common germ, related to the germ that causes strep throat, manifested itself in Frederick... Read more
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Washington Post
At the school year begins, it’s time to think about vaccination policiesA pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine at his p
At the school year begins, it’s time to think about vaccination policies
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif. (Damian Dovarganes/AP) As kids start a new academic year, some won’t have had their recommended vaccines because their parents have claimed... Read more
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Business Wire
Poxel Reports Financial Results and Corporate Update for the First Half of 2015LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POXEL (Euronext - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceut
Poxel Reports Financial Results and Corporate Update for the First Half of 2015
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POXEL (Euronext - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, today announced its results for the first half of 2015, as approved by the Company’s Board of Directors... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
State seeks comment on planned merger of Pen Bay, Waldo health systemsAUGUSTA, Maine — The public has until next week to comment on the proposed merg
State seeks comment on planned merger of Pen Bay, Waldo health systems
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
AUGUSTA, Maine — The public has until next week to comment on the proposed merger of Pen Bay Healthcare and Waldo County Healthcare. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting public comment about the proposed merger with a... Read more
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The Oklahoman
The morning brew: Wes Craven dies, rough handling of Palestinian boy goes viral, and AtariGood morning. Below, find a round-up of stories you may have missed this weeken
The morning brew: Wes Craven dies, rough handling of Palestinian boy goes viral, and Atari
The Oklahoman / Posted 2 days ago
Good morning. Below, find a round-up of stories you may have missed this weekend. Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 I spent most of my first viewing of "Nightmare on Elm Street" with my hands over my ears and eyes, but Freddy Krueger,... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Tropical Diseases In The Bullseye At UC San Diego LabDr. James McKerrow stands in the UCSD drug discovery lab holding a flask of liq
Tropical Diseases In The Bullseye At UC San Diego Lab
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
Dr. James McKerrow stands in the UCSD drug discovery lab holding a flask of liquid containing the parasite that causes amebiases, on August 20, 2015. There's not many laboratories that have 10 of the world's most notorious parasites. But the drug... Read more
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The Oklahoman
The morning brew: Wes Craven dies, rough handling of Palestinian boy goes viral, and AtariGood morning. Below, find a round-up of stories you may have missed this weeken
The morning brew: Wes Craven dies, rough handling of Palestinian boy goes viral, and Atari
The Oklahoman / Posted 2 days ago
Good morning. Below, find a round-up of stories you may have missed this weekend. Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 I spent most of my first viewing of "Nightmare on Elm Street" with my hands over my ears and eyes, but Freddy Krueger,... Read more
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Business Wire
Eurofins Delivers Strong H1 2015 Results and Brings Forward One Year to 2016 Its Objective to Exceed Eur 2bn of RevenuesEurofins (Paris:ERF): Revenues in H1 2015 increased 31% to EUR 842m on organic
Eurofins Delivers Strong H1 2015 Results and Brings Forward One Year to 2016 Its Objective to Exceed Eur 2bn of Revenues
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
Eurofins (Paris:ERF): Revenues in H1 2015 increased 31% to EUR 842m on organic growth of about 6%. Reported EBITDA rose 45% to EUR 132m, with reported EBITDA margin expanding 160bp to 15.7%. The EBITDA margin of the Group’s mature businesses... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Pediatrician joins medical missions to the PhilippinesDr. Paul Krogstad, Elag Adnalro, RN., and Dr. Ann Farash examine a patient at a
Pediatrician joins medical missions to the Philippines
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
Dr. Paul Krogstad, Elag Adnalro, RN., and Dr. Ann Farash examine a patient at a clinic in the Philippines on a July 2015 medical mission organized ...BlueRidgeNow.comAugust 30, 2015 9:00 PM

For 20 years Florence Allbaugh brought children in... Read more

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The Hendersonville Times-News
Pediatrician joins medical missions to the PhilippinesDr. Paul Krogstad, Elag Adnalro, RN., and Dr. Ann Farash examine a patient at a
Pediatrician joins medical missions to the Philippines
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
Dr. Paul Krogstad, Elag Adnalro, RN., and Dr. Ann Farash examine a patient at a clinic in the Philippines on a July 2015 medical mission organized ...BlueRidgeNow.comAugust 30, 2015 9:00 PM

For 20 years Florence Allbaugh brought children in... Read more

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The Advocate
Baton Rouge groups donate Christmas gifts to kids struggling with HIV/AIDSSix-year-old Ameryah’s family would not be able to afford the lip gloss and Hel
Baton Rouge groups donate Christmas gifts to kids struggling with HIV/AIDS
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Six-year-old Ameryah’s family would not be able to afford the lip gloss and Hello Kitty-themed gifts she’ll be unwrapping this Christmas Day. But she and six other Baton Rouge children will receive bundles of donated gifts on their wish lists,... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Local pediatrician joins medical missions to the PhilippinesDr. Paul Krogstad, Elag Adnalro, RN., and Dr. Ann Farash examine a patient at a
Local pediatrician joins medical missions to the Philippines
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
Dr. Paul Krogstad, Elag Adnalro, RN., and Dr. Ann Farash examine a patient at a clinic in the Philippines on a July 2015 medical mission organized ...BlueRidgeNow.comAugust 30, 2015 9:00 PM

For 20 years Florence Allbaugh brought children in... Read more

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Independent
Russian pig cull leaves farmers facing ruinSome 150 miles south of Moscow, beyond the small hamlet of Lev Tolstoi and livi
Russian pig cull leaves farmers facing ruin
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Some 150 miles south of Moscow, beyond the small hamlet of Lev Tolstoi and living in fields surrounded by birch woods, his herd could scarcely have been more isolated; in spring and autumn the road turns to all but impassable mud and for five months... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Flu research could bring better vaccine for old and youngEvery year, thousands of seniors across the U.S. die of flu complications. But
Flu research could bring better vaccine for old and young
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Every year, thousands of seniors across the U.S. die of flu complications. But Johns Hopkins University researchers say they are developing a way to boost the power of the seasonal influenza vaccine for elderly patients. "This is a very vulnerable... Read more
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MedCity News
What will it take to shift the 80-20 rule for healthcare?If it seems like every industry has some sort of 80-20 rule, that’s because it
What will it take to shift the 80-20 rule for healthcare?
MedCity News / Posted 2 days ago
If it seems like every industry has some sort of 80-20 rule, that’s because it does. Entrepreneurs will tell you 80 percent of their profits come from 20 percent of their customers. Customer service reps will tell you they spend 80 percent of their... Read more
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Business Wire
ALN-PCSsc Achieves Quarterly and Potentially Bi-Annual Subcutaneous Dose Regimen Profile for Effective LDL-C Lowering in Phase 1 Clinical StudyIn the Phase 1 study, subcutaneous administration of ALN-PCSsc resulted in an u
ALN-PCSsc Achieves Quarterly and Potentially Bi-Annual Subcutaneous Dose Regimen Profile for Effective LDL-C Lowering in Phase 1 Clinical Study
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
In the Phase 1 study, subcutaneous administration of ALN-PCSsc resulted in an up to 83% lowering of LDL-C, with an up to 64 ± 5% mean maximum reduction, comparable to published results for anti-PCSK9 MAbs (Zhang XL., et al., BMC Med, 2015). Similar... Read more
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Boston Herald
Slain surgeon’s band plays onDr. Michael Davidson never backed down from a challenge. Whether he was perfor
Slain surgeon’s band plays on
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Dr. Michael Davidson never backed down from a challenge. Whether he was performing high-risk heart surgery or taking up guitar without a single lesson, Davidson was always game. That gritty determination — often fearlessly done for the benefit of... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Residents, family laud Illinois Vets Home staff as Legionnaires's disease cases climbQUINCY -- Antreaus Rezba received a call Wednesday from officials at the Illino
Residents, family laud Illinois Vets Home staff as Legionnaires's disease cases climb
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 3 days ago
QUINCY -- Antreaus Rezba received a call Wednesday from officials at the Illinois Veterans Home to let her know that some residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. Rezba, who lives in Pennsylvania, had made plans earlier to travel to... Read more
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The Huffington Post
We Just Got One Step Closer To A Universal Flu VaccineA universal flu vaccine -- one that provides immunity against every strain of t
We Just Got One Step Closer To A Universal Flu Vaccine
The Huffington Post / Posted 3 days ago
A universal flu vaccine -- one that provides immunity against every strain of the influenza virus for multiple years -- is the holy grail of flu research. It would be a medical breakthrough on the order of penicillin, with the potential to save... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Flu Cases Already Popping up in Houston AreaHOUSTON (via KHOU) - According to the Department of State Health Services, area
Flu Cases Already Popping up in Houston Area
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 3 days ago
HOUSTON (via KHOU) - According to the Department of State Health Services, areas in Texas are already showing flu cases and Houston is on the list. This season's flu vaccines began arriving at doctor's offices and pharmacies this past week. While it... Read more
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Brandon Sun
No room for complacencyImmunization rates in the Prairie Mountain Health region are “significantly hig
No room for complacency
Brandon Sun / Posted 4 days ago
Immunization rates in the Prairie Mountain Health region are “significantly higher” than the provincial average — and medical officials want to keep those numbers up. “We definitely cannot be complacent, by any stretch,” said Dr. Tim Hilderman,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Company that buys old makeup and re-sells it comes under fire'There's no way of knowing what fungus or bacteria is left on it': Medical expe
Company that buys old makeup and re-sells it comes under fire
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
'There's no way of knowing what fungus or bacteria is left on it': Medical expert slams bizarre website that buys USED make-up from beauty lovers - before selling it again Glambot sanitizes and repackages the products before offering them for sale... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
It’s worth a shotSome parents think they don’t really need it. Others believe that it can lead t
It’s worth a shot
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
Some parents think they don’t really need it. Others believe that it can lead to autism. But neither is true. And what parents seem to forget is that vaccines prevent millions of children from getting sick worldwide every year. Over one million... Read more
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