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After-Hours Healthcare Mover: CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)

Moreno Evelyn V's holdings in CVS Health were worth $7,184,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Read More »

Experts call for vegetable-rich diet to boost health and end hunger


An global panel has released the first scientific targets for healthy diets worldwide through sustainable food production that will require Indians to increase their protein consumption and curtail their intake of potatoes. The researchers behind the study say that with almost one billion people are hungry, nearly two billion are eating the wrong food. Planning "Meatless Monday" meals that emphasize plant-based protein sources. Read More »

Man hospitalised after injecting himself with his own semen


The abscess wasn't his only problem, a radiograph revealed he had emphysema and oedema, which is an excess of watery fluid, under his skin. The nutty case was revealed in a report published by the Irish Medical Journal titled " Semenly Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess ". Read More »

Red meat report slammed by industry


Globally, more than 820 million people remain undernourished and concurrently, prevalence of diseases associated with high-calorie, unhealthy diets are increasing, with 2.1 billion adults overweight or obese and the global prevalence of diabetes nearly doubling in the past 30 years. Read More »

Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health


This "Planetary Health" diet could prevent 11.6 million people from dying prematurely every year, the researchers said, and it could cut greenhouse has emissions while preserving more land, water, and biodiversity. For example, people in North America eat nearly 6.5 times the recommended amount of red meat, while people in South Asia eat only half the amount suggested by the planetary diet. Read More »

Microsoft and Walgreens join forces to 'transform healthcare'


Zacks Investment Research upgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $81.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday , September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total transaction of $217,457.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,207 shares in the company, valued at $652,292.36. Read More »

More Americans Now Die From Opioids Than Car Accidents


The odds of dying in a auto wreck? "The opioid crisis remains an abstract issue for many people; they still believe it will not happen to them, or it isn't a risk facing them or their family", National Safety Council spokesperson Maureen Vogel told CBS News . Read More »

Adequate sleep is must for good heart


The study involved 3,974 bank employees in Spain from the PESA CNIC- Santander Study with an average age of 46 years. Carried out by Spanish and USA researchers, the new study looked at 3,974 Spanish adults with no known heart disease and asked participants to wear an actigraph ― a small device that continuously measures activity or movement ― for seven days to measure their sleep. Read More »

Tallaght Hospital treated a man who injected himself with his own semen

The revelation came from a report in the Irish Medical Journal , who titled the case "Semenly" Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess ". It emerged that this "treatment" was devised "independent of any medical advice". Doctors then began intravenous antimicrobial treatment. Unsurprisingly, the Irish medical authors say the case is "the first ever described case of intravascular semen injection and associated abscess in the medical literature". Read More »

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in Canada


The hospital's website says: "For over 70 years, we have been the only licensed hospital in the world dedicated to repairing hernias". Paul's spokesperson to clarify that the hospital in question is privately owned. Paul often argues for private market solutions to the United States health-care problems - and has called universal health care and nationalized options "slavery". Read More »

Million People Have Already Been Sick With the Flu Says CDC


Flu seasons vary from year to year and experts say they are nearly impossible to predict. In recent years, flu-related deaths have ranged from about 12,000 to 56,000, according to the CDC . "Calculations are based on adjusted rates of laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations collected through a surveillance network that covers approximately 8.5 percent of the USA population, or about 27 million people", the CDC said. Read More »

'Uri: The Surgical Strike' embarks Rs 12.43 cr on Day 2


While the former is a biopic based on India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and gives us a glimpse of the scenario that existed during his ten year tenure as Prime Minster, the latter is inspired by India's surgical strike in Kashmir. Read More »

4th flu death of the season occurs in Indiana


Yavapai County has had 52 confirmed cases, but this is a small proportion of the true number of cases, due to many people not going to the doctor to be tested. In 2009, pregnant women who were admitted to an intensive care unit for flu were more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth weight infants and infants with low Apgar scores, compared with women who didn't come down with influenza. Read More »

Study backs high-fibre diet for health and weight


The health benefits are best if we eat at least 25g of dietary fibre a day, according to analysis of observational studies and clinical trials conducted over almost 40 years. But it adds that for people with an iron deficiency, high levels of whole grains can further reduce iron levels. Dietary fiber lowers cholesterol levels and body weight, and thus obesity-related cancers: breast cancer, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer and prostate cancer. Read More »

Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh at Screening of Vicky’s ‘Uri’


The film is written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the production banner of RSVP Movies. The film stars Vicky Kaushal , Yami Gautam , Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina and Paresh Rawal in key roles. The film has till now managed to collect a total of Rs 20 crore in two days at the box office. The film is loosely based on the surgical strike launched by India after the horrific terrorist attack at an Army camp in Uri in 2016. Read More »

New York mayor proposes requiring paid leave, a first for US


A new report published by USA Today Wednesday reveals almost "half" of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's new healthcare program would go towards treating "undocumented immigrants" living throughout the Big Apple. "Today we celebrate our city's relentless commitment to accessible, high-quality health care". Councilmember Jumaane Williams said he was optimistic about de Blasio's progressive tone. Read More »

Opioid Overdose Rates Up Nearly 500% for Women 30-64, CDC Reports


There are startling numbers in our nation's battle against the opioid epidemic as a new report finds a rapid rise in drug overdoses among women - and very often the medications are coming from doctors. "Withdrawal can also be more intense for women, and they may also respond differently than men to specific medical treatments". The CDC analyzed death certificates from all 50 states in their report. Read More »

Study links belly fat to smaller brain


If you're too heavy, especially around your middle, you probably have shrunken gray matter volume in your brain, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology . They looked at nearly 1,000 people, with an average age of 55, accounting for all kinds of other factors that could potentially sway the results, such as age and how physically active they were. Read More »

WWE Hall Of Famer Wants To Join All Elite Wrestling


Other networks have been in the conversation as well including WGN America, Paramount, etc. Fans could soon have another legitimate professional wrestling company to watch. "I can go there too'". McMahon will likely be unhappy that Jericho has signed with a new rival promotion that could step on his territory, and removing him from the official television intro package pretty much shows his disdain. Read More »

Woman's freakish illness means she can't hear men's voices


It can affect one in almost 13,000 patients with hearing problems. Presumably, a little unnerved, she checked into Qianpu Hospital to see an ear, nose and throat specialist, where she was able to hear her doctor speak but not, bizarrely, a patient who walked into the room. Read More »

Obesity still a concern as cancer deaths decline


Between 2012 and 2016, the death rate for liver cancer rose 1.2 percent among men and 2.6 percent among women, while the rate for pancreatic cancer rose 0.3 percent among men. Yet "it gives us a touch point on what's going on in cancer in the United States, because if we don't know what the trends are and the populations that are most burdened by the disease, then we can't do anything about it", Siegel said. Read More »

Gavin Newsom Begins Tackling California's Wildfire Problem His Second Day In Office


Still, Trump has not backed off, and on Wednesday appeared to escalate his threats to withhold federal dollars if unspecified programs are not reformed. "I'm already taking action to modernize and manage our forests and emergency responses". For the last two years, the state has allowed illegal immigrants under 19 to have access to Medi-Cal, the state version of Medicaid, but opening the door further would mean an additional 138,000 low-income illegals receiving benefits. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first outing of 2019 is in Birkenhead


Back in 2017, Meghan opened up about her decision to transition out of acting when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Thomas Jr. proposed to girlfriend of two years, Darlene Blount, with the couple celebrating their engagement with a party in Grants Pass, Oregon on New Year's Eve, according to DailyMailTV . Read More »

FDA warns of possible chocolate, caramel candy hepatitis A contamination

Treats sold by a candy company are being recalled because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination. Get push notifications with news, features and more. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation. No candy products manufactured after November 25 are affected in any way", she added. People with questions or concerns can contact Bauer's sweets at 502-839-3700 or via email at Read More »

NYC Promises 'Guaranteed' Healthcare for All Residents


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a plan to provide primary and specialty care for roughly 600,000 residents who now use the hospital emergency rooms in the city as primary care. One question is whether undocumented immigrants will sign up at a time when the federal government has increased deportation efforts, said David Sandman, CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, a health care policy, research and grantmaking organization. Read More »

Tim Cook: new Apple services will arrive year


Tim Cook took home $15.7 million in compensation for his role as Apple CEO in fiscal 2018, a 22 percent raise on his earnings the previous year. "For 2018. And we're just at the front end of this". This puts Apple's decision to stop disclosing the number of iPhone it sells for each quarter in a completely new light, given that a 10% cut in production for the new iPhone models would translate into a whopping 20% YoY contraction from "the 52.21 million units Apple sold in January-March ... Read More »

Flu cases increase in Lucas County


Since September, PHAC says 414 children under age 16 have been hospitalized for flu, with the highest estimated rate of admission among kids under five years of age. But he can tell you it's not too late to get your flu shot . Vaccines protect against multiple flu strains. While the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu by the end of October, getting a flu shot later can still be beneficial. Read More »

Flu Season Forces Visitor Restrictions at Marion Co. Hospitals

Regardless of race, age, gender or ethnicity, anyone can get sick from the flu. After a relatively slow start to flu season , influenza activity is now widespread in almost half of US states. "If you haven't done so already, the time to get the vaccine is now, since we're in the midst of flu season and the vaccine takes up to 2 weeks to protect you", said Dr. Read More »

Here's what you need to know about flu season

Ottawa, in contrast, was seeing a lower rate of influenza overall and among children than the national rates as of the end of the year (the most recent numbers). Of those, 71 people were hospitalized, 15 were admitted to the ICU and there were three deaths. Marion County Public Health Department is requesting that hospitals in Marion County begin temporary restrictions for visitors. Read More »