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The grocery chain’s deal and the retail giant’s drop in profits are the latest signs of the pressure that Amazon is putting on traditional businesses.

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Categories: mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, albertsons inc, rite aid corporation, e-commerce, shopping and retail, drugstores, supermarkets and grocery stores


Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.

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Categories: teeth and dentistry, medicaid, health insurance and managed care, income inequality, states (us)


(Reuters Health) - Heart devices that use software or wireless communications may be vulnerable to hacker attacks that could cause life-threatening malfunctions, U.S. cardiologists say.

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(Reuters Health) - Sharing your “bucket list” could be easier than discussing end-of-life medical preferences, and it might be just as useful to your physician, researchers suggest.

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VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 200,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, campaign organisers said - using one of the new right-wing government's signature policies to undermine another.

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(Reuters Health) - People who try to avoid junk food may lose similar amounts of weight on a low-carb or low-fat diet even when their genetics suggest that one of these options should be better for them, a U.S. study found.

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An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

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President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

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Categories: health insurance and managed care, patient protection and affordable care act (2010), medicaid, new hampshire

CARACAS (Reuters) - Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and organic products.

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(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket.

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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month.

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Among adults 55 and younger, chest pain is the predominant symptom of a heart attack, but women tend to experience a greater number of additional symptoms too - and those lesser-known symptoms can be dangerously misunderstood, a new study finds.

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Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.

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Categories: ovarian cancer, immune system, tumors, immunotherapy, drugs (pharmaceuticals), cancer, dana-farber cancer institute, johns hopkins medical center, memorial sloan-kettering cancer center, sharma, padmanee (1970- ), pardoll, drew

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

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Categories: pregnancy and childbirth, teenage pregnancy, birth control and family planning, teenagers and adolescence, sex


The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.

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Categories: lassa fever, rodents, epidemics, protective clothing and gear, world health organization, nigeria, africa

A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

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Categories: vaccination and immunization, influenza, centers for disease control and prevention, azar, alex m ii

After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “attack” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.

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Categories: cuba, diplomatic service, embassies and consulates, united states international relations, brain, concussions, sonar, havana (cuba), jama (journal of american medical assn), state department, university of pennsylvania

Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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It starts with an uncomfortable pressure gripping the center of your chest. A sharp pain shoots through your arms, neck and jaw. Your breath starts to shorten; you feel a growing urge to vomit.

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The price of rabies treatment has skyrocketed nearly 400% over the past decade, leaving some patients with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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In a study in Germany, the new technique reduced false-positive findings by 70 percent. The scan was also able to detect 98 percent of breast cancers correctly, the researchers said.

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Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy.

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By the end of the study, 67 percent of the participants who took the peanut flour were able to tolerate the equivalent of roughly two peanuts, compared with only 4 percent of those who took the placebo.

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A flu shot is recommended for every person older than 6 months in the United States, even though the CDC reported on Thursday that this year's vaccine is only 25 percent effective against H3N2 influenza, the cause of most illness so far this season.

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There was also a slight drop in doctor visits for flu-like illness: 7.5 percent of patient  visits during the week ending Feb. 10, down from 7.7 percent of patient visits the week before.

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To see whether the program was working, researchers from Brown University compared overdose deaths among former inmates during the six months before the program started and the same period a year later.

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