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Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 06:10 PM EDT

Concerns Grow Over Sickness While Flying

Concerns Grow Over Sickness While Flying

There are growing fears for passengers flying into the U.S. from overseas after groups of travelers arrived with flu-like symptoms.

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 05:29 PM EDT

Dangerous 'Kissing Bug' Returns to Massachusetts

Dangerous 'Kissing Bug' Returns to Massachusetts

A dangerous insect is making a comeback in Massachusetts. The American Heart Association has issued a warning saying the creature, nicknamed the "kissing bug", releases an undetectable and sometimes...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:39 AM EDT

Modest Premium Hikes as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

Modest Premium Hikes as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:17 AM EDT

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 09:10 PM EDT

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Aug. 28 on the...

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 04:14 PM EDT

Third Case of Rabies Confirmed in Wareham in Two Weeks

Third Case of Rabies Confirmed in Wareham in Two Weeks

The third case of rabies in two weeks has been confirmed by officials in Wareham, Massachusetts. According to Wareham Department of Natural Resources, it received a call from a home on Anthony Way in Wareham...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 03:26 PM EDT

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 08:22 PM EDT

4 More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

4 More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

Four more people in Massachusetts have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing this year's total of human cases to nine.

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 07:11 PM EDT

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shots for children of all ages, citing higher effectiveness of the shot versus nasal spray. But for children who refuse needles, FluMist nasal spray is...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:36 PM EDT

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Another 30 people have been reported sick due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and federal health officials said Tuesday that some stores are still selling the recalled product, NBC...

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