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Illinois man told to stop having ‘slumber parties’ in his house for homeless people

Pharma news - January 4, 2018 - 2:31pm

A Chicago man is being warned by city officials to stop offering "slumber parties" at his home to homeless people or else his house will be condemned. Greg Schiller told NBC 5 he began opening his basement up to the homeless last month during brutally cold weather. "While we appreciate those who volunteer to provide additional resources in the community, Mr. Schiller's house does not comply with codes and regulations that guard against potential dangers such as carbon monoxide poisoning, inadequate light and ventilation, and insufficient exits in the event of a fire," Molly Center, a city spokesperson, said.


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How to Avoid Serious Injury When Slipping on Ice

Pharma news - January 4, 2018 - 2:16pm

Falling on a slippery surface can cause serious injury. Here's how to fall the right way.


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Neurontin prescriptions surge amid opioid crisis

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 1:38pm
(Reuters Health) - - Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests.
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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 1:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.
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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.
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Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 11:59am
(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent U.S. study suggests.
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CMS to cover Abbott's glucose monitoring device

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 11:42am
(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United States.
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British PM May apologizes as overwhelmed hospitals cancel non-emergency operations

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 10:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Thursday to tens of thousands of patients whose operations were canceled to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients.
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Zambia shuts Hungry Lion restaurants over cholera contamination

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 9:22am
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has shut three of South African retailer Shoprite's Hungry Lion fast-food restaurants after their food tested positive for the bacterium that causes cholera, a government minister said on Thursday.
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Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 7:30am
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends clearance for Dengvaxia

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 7:00am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has suspended clearance for Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia and fined the French drugmaker a symbolic $2,000 citing violations on product registration and marketing, the health secretary said on Thursday.
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S. Korea's Park 'took money from spy agency': reports

Pharma news - January 4, 2018 - 5:32am

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was charged Thursday with accepting millions of dollars worth of bribes from the state spy agency, news reports said. Park allegedly received between 50 and 200 million won (now $47,000 to $188,000) from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) every month from early 2013 -- soon after her swearing-in -- until mid-2016, prosecutors told South Korean media. The cash -- said to total 3.65 billion won ($3.4 million) -- was reportedly delivered by NIS agents to Park's aides in uncrowded parking lots or in back alleys near the presidential Blue House.


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Novartis' Promacta receives FDA breakthrough designation for new indication

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 1:53am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis drug Promacta has received breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for first-line treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA).
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Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends clearance for Dengvaxia

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 1:08am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has fined Sanofi $2,000 and suspended clearance for the French drug maker's controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, citing violations on product registration and marketing, its health secretary said on Thursday.
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How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 12:56am
LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.
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Australia to permit medicinal cannabis exports in bid to capture lucrative market

Reuters Health News - January 4, 2018 - 12:36am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Thursday it planned to become the fourth country in the world to legalise medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of the estimated $55 billion global market.
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Overrated In-N-Out adds new menu item and it's severely disappointing

Pharma news - January 3, 2018 - 8:22pm

Kick me out of California because it's about to get awkward in here. The beloved and simplistic California burger chain that draws long lines for its cheaply priced and Instagramable food has added a new menu item, which is big news for anyone who's willing to wait in line for soggy, cold, unsalted fries covered in dressing that tastes an awful lot like Thousand Island.  SEE ALSO: Down-N-Out is an Australian tribute to the classic In-N-Out burger According to the Sacramento Bee, which confirmed the new menu item with the company, In-N-Out hasn't added a new menu item in over a decade, but don't get too excited, because the burger chain's new menu item will leave you riddled with disappointment and longing for Shake Shack.  Hot chocolate.  In-n-Out’s Hot Cocoa is the bomb pic.twitter.com/Yhu4KCBFdK — SadMeowchine 【=◈︿◈=】 (@MandieKayy12) December 21, 2017 Yes, the burger chain, which has a stripped down menu of burgers, fries, shakes, and soft drinks decided to ignore the obvious choices, such as onion rings, chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, a fried chicken sandwich, or a real grilled cheese for hot chocolate served year round.  Don't tell me In-N-Out has a grilled cheese. That thing they offer is NOT grilled cheese.  The cocoa is available in all 328 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Oregon in a small 8-ounce serving for $1.60 or a large 16-ounce cup for $2.45, and comes with a side of marshmallows.  According to the Orange County Register , hot chocolate was previously sold at the restaurant chain in the 1950s. The cocoa powder is made by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. As the Bee speculated, the hot chocolate may be a sign that the chain plans to expand to cooler states, and it has already announced plans to open 50 new locations in Colorado. Look, I'm sure the hot chocolate is tasty but it's not exactly the most exciting or fitting menu item for a burger chain that operates mostly in warm states.  WATCH: This cat litter box is just like a washing machine


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