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Hospitals warn of dire shortages of medicine as Mexico reverses some cuts

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By Nacha Cattan Bloomberg News (TNS) MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s federal government has partially reversed budget cuts of about $130 million for its health care system after warnings from hospitals about dire shortages in life-saving...

World Health Organization:  a malaria-free Algeria and Argentina

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), Algeria and Argentina are finally malaria-free. The organization had been trying to eliminate malaria from these two nations for several years and having...

Senate Health Committee leaders release the details of bipartisan plan to lower health care...

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneThe US Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released the details of a bipartisan plan to lower healthcare costs and to end surprise...

Colorado – first state to cap insulin prices

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneOn Wednesday, Colorado became the first state to cap skyrocketing co-pays of insulin to $100 per month.It was noted that insulin prices have been escalating over the past few years...

A physician, who mails abortion pills to women in the U.S., openly refuses FDA...

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneA European physician who sends abortion pills to the women in the U.S. is defying an order from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop.Rebecca Gomperts, a...

Battle against the obesity epidemic – black women start a health movement

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneTwo African-American women of the United States have initiated a walking movement to motivate women of their community to fight against the increasing obesity rates and adopt healthier lifestyles.Launched by...

Smelling good could cost you health

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneWith about 4,000 chemicals used to scent products, using fragrant products could come with a cost to users’ health, the Guardian reported on Thursday, May 23, 2019.From cleaning products and...

Deaths from cancer reduce, but heart disease death rate increases among US adults

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneCancer-related deaths are continuously decreasing among US adults. But, on the other hand, heart disease death rate is on the rise, a new study has reported.A group of researchers from...

UnitedHealthcare under fire for refusing treatment to cancer patients

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneA United States District Judge from Florida has termed health insurance company UnitedHealthcare’s refusal to provide radiation therapy to cancer patients “immoral and barbaric.”Robert N. Scola, Jr., a district judge...

New study claims American children are eating less fish than they should

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneA recent report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) claims that school going children in the United States are consuming less fish and seafood than recommended for their...

Violence against healthcare workers increasing in the US

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneThe incidents of violence against healthcare workers are continuously increasing, Kaiser Health News reported on Monday, May 20, 2019.While the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers have always remained silent...

Home and work-related stress can harm women’s hearts – American heart association

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneExcessive or chronic stress from work and home could put women at the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions, the America Heart Association reported in view...

Ground beef caused outbreak of E. coli infections in 10 states

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneAn outbreak of a foodborne infection with a strain of E. coli bacteria has affected at least 196 people in 10 states.Healthcare professionals are expecting that the number may increase...

Ramadan fasting can conflict with diabetes and other medical concerns

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By Danae King The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) (TNS) COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is integral in the lives of Muslims, but it’s not always safe for everyone to participate. Some...

Women’s wellness: Menopause misconceptions

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From Mayo Clinic News Network Mayo Clinic News Network (TNS) Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility. By definition, it occurs one year after a woman’s last menstrual period. While menopause can happen in...

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