• Health records stolen in Singapore in its worst cyber attack
Health records stolen in Singapore in its worst cyber attack

Now, security measures have been tightened, official said. "Health records contain information that is valuable to governments", said Eric Hoh, Asia-Pacific president of cyber-security firm FireEye. In reviewing its security posture following the breach, Thangasamy urged the Singapore government to recognise that it can not solve issues on its ...

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  • Bayer Stops US Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant
Bayer Stops US Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant

The Essure System for Permanent Birth Control will no longer be available in the USA after December 31, 2018, according to a press release issued by Bayer. Courtney Mallon, a spokeswoman for Bayer, said the "voluntary discontinuation" is not indicative of safety issues and added that the company is "working closely with the FDA and have planned a...

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  • CVS apologizes for pharmacist who refused to fill transgender woman's prescription
CVS apologizes for pharmacist who refused to fill transgender woman's prescription

The woman had been told by a doctor that her baby had stopped developing, and her options were surgery or the medication. The apology comes after Hilde Hall shared her experience on the American Civil Liberties Union's website. Hall then transferred all of her prescriptions to that Walgreens "so that I never again have to see the pharmacist who d...

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  • Hot dogs, bacon and processed meat may cause ‘manic episodes’
Hot dogs, bacon and processed meat may cause ‘manic episodes’

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. Cured meats were not associated with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder in people not hospitalised for mania or in major depressive disorder . And other foods, like fish or untreated meats, were not linked to mania. He also says that the data do not suggest that eating food...

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  • Man dies from eating flesh-eating bacteria on oysters
Man dies from eating flesh-eating bacteria on oysters

The unnamed man, who had underlying medical conditions, died two days later. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria in warm, salty or brackish water so it is present year-round in Florida . The news comes from the Florida Department of Health, which revealed that the raw oysters were tainted with a bacterium called Vibrio vul...

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  • Mosquitoes in Burlington test positive for West Nile virus
Mosquitoes in Burlington test positive for West Nile virus

To protect the patient's identity, the department is not releasing additional details. "These infections are rare, but this is a tragic reminder that they can be fatal", State Public Health Veterinarian Carl Williams said in a news release.

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  • Based Think Tank Says Editing Human Embryos Is 'Morally Permissible'
Based Think Tank Says Editing Human Embryos Is 'Morally Permissible'

Gene editing has been championed as a potential medical silver-bullet allowing parents to prevent genetic diseases being inherited by their children. Three further conditions are stipulated in the report: "broad and inclusive" public debate about the use and implications of the technology, establishing clinical safety, and ensuring that adverse...

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  • Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak
Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak

The CDC still hasn't traced the source of the contamination back to any manufacturer, processing plant, type of turkey, or farm. The federal agency said the outbreak hasn't been identified in a single source of raw turkey, "indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry".

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  • White House, State Department At Odds Over Putin's Interview Proposal
White House, State Department At Odds Over Putin's Interview Proposal

There was another clarification yesterday after the press ran with a terse Trumpian response-"no"-to ABC reporter Cecilia Vega's question about whether he believes Russian Federation is still meddling in American politics". "My people came to me ... they said they think it's Russia" that interfered, Trump said. "Thank you very much". I have tre...

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  • Britney Spears Uncensored with New Fragrance for All
Britney Spears Uncensored with New Fragrance for All

Britney Spears' snake handling days are done. As of 2012, MTV estimated that her perfumes had grossed $1.5 billion worldwide, selling over one million bottles in five years. Spears has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005. She has since become a global superstar, but Britney isn't afraid to go back to...

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  • National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies
National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

JJ's Red Hots- Their All America hot dogs are on sale for $2. For the fifth year in a row, mustard tops the list. Some are even giving away free hot dogs. Pop-up locations will be revealed throughout the day on Portillo's Twitter and Instagram accounts. Over at Philly Pretzel Factory , the first 100 customers get a free pretzel dog .

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  • China’s June trade with North Korea falls by more than half
China’s June trade with North Korea falls by more than half

This is stated in the official document, which Washington presented to the members of the UN Security Council. The sanctions also introduced a limit of 4 million barrels per a twelve-month period as of 22 December 2017 for the supply, sale or transfer of crude oil to North Korea.

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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to increase defence funding
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to increase defence funding

The new communique says 24 allies will meet the 20% guideline by 2024. He said that the decision to reach two per cent, which had been very hard to achieve in Bulgaria, would be fulfilled in the term of office of the next government, Radev said.

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  • Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer To Advance
Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer To Advance

The ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria allows hundreds of lawsuits against Roundup's manufacturer, Monsanto, to move forward. While evidence that glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - can cause Hodgkin's lymphoma is "rather weak", the opinions of the three experts are not "junk science" that should be excluded from a...

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  • First positive West Nile mosquito pool found
First positive West Nile mosquito pool found

Just a few weeks into the official summer season and mosquitos, people and animals across 30 states have tested positive for West Nile Virus. "This first case of 2018 is a reminder that each year we have WNV cases in MS and that all Mississippians need to act now to reduce their risk of infection regardless of where they live in the state".

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  • Trump Administration Aims to Steer People Toward Junk Health Plans Over Obamacare
Trump Administration Aims to Steer People Toward Junk Health Plans Over Obamacare

All of these acts take direct aim at the heart of the Affordable Care Act and the viability of individual health insurance markets everywhere. The agency also said that the people confused by health insurance benefits can use insurance agents and brokers for help.

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  • Health Canada urges consulting doctor after blood pressure drug recall
Health Canada urges consulting doctor after blood pressure drug recall

The offending impurity is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which has been listed as a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer . EMA and United Kingdom regulators are working together to investigate the extent of the issues and any possible impact for patients. "We continue to undertake an urgent review of all these...

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  • $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder
$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder

J&J dropped 1.4 per cent in late trading after closing at US$127.76 in NY. The company said it is disappointed with the latest verdict plans to file an appeal. "Some (of the plaintiffs) are truly on their death bed and fighting for every day of their lives, and several of them came back for the jury verdict and were hugging the necks of those jur...

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  • ‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

Those symptoms can last between four and seven days, and such illnesses send about 23,000 people to the hospital every year, according to the CDC. Thirty people have been hospitalized. But efforts to recall the product were not successful. Within 12 to 72 hours after infection, fever, stomach aches, and diarrhea begin. Most people recover with...

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  • Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "risk adjustment" program is meant to incentivize health insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing and chronic conditions by collecting money from insurers with relatively healthy enrollees to offset the costs of other insurers with sicker ones, according to Reuters.

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