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CDC: Flu Epidemic Continues to Grow

A major reason for the upsurge in cases was the low uptake of flu immunizations by the public. "We are not at peak activity yet, but we are fast approaching the influenza peak, which will probably be in three to four weeks", said Thomas Haupt, the influenza surveillance coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Read More »

Aegis Reiterates Buy Rating for Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (OCRX)

Wedbush restated an "outperform" rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Stemline Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at MLV & Co. The correct version of this article can be viewed at Read More »

CDC climate change conference canceled; has Trump created hostile climate?


One of the partnering groups set to participate in the summit, the American Public Health Association (APHA), confirmed to International Business Times that the event was canceled. "I think it was a strategic decision by the CDC", Benjamin said, noting the recent change in administration has left the CDC and related agencies without leadership in place to either continue already scheduled events like the summit or initiate a new agenda. Read More »

This Pee Test Tells You If Your Diet is Healthy Enough


The five-minute process, developed by scientists from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University , measures biological markers in your urine that come from the breakdown of food like meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Read More »

Charlie Sheen Talks Life With HIV in Emotional New Interview

The "GMA" segment, taking a page from any good hiring manager, asked Sheen where he saw himself in 10 years. Sheen says he now sees HIV as a way to help others. The actor previously blamed his controversial ways on his use of testosterone cream during that period, and he is still amazed at how "bizarre" his media interviews were at the time: "It's fun to kind of watch sometimes, but also just a little bit cringeable", he smiled. Read More »

HATCH WATCH! 'Eagle Cam' streaming bald eagles hatching live


A real estate company that owns the land on which the nest was built installed webcams and has streamed footage since 2012, capturing on camera the birth of several eagle chicks. Then sadly, Ozzie passed away in 2015 from injuries sustained during a fight. It was a similar scene in 2014 when the couple welcomed two eaglets and lost one about one month after hatching. Read More »

U.S. health care tab hits $3.2 trillion; fastest growth in 8 years

With that assumption, national health spending growth has been projected to grow at an average of 5.8% a year through 2025. Credit the Affordable Care Act for the faster health care spending growth the last two years. The current data suggest the pace of spending did begin to pick up again after the economy rebounded, with prescription drug price growth and an aging baby boom generation contributing to the acceleration. Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Deadline Approaching (TZ Insurance Solutions)

During this time, you can make changes to your plan which will take effect January 1, 2017. Medicare health and drug plans change each year and so can your health needs. If you find your current coverage still meets your needs, then you're done. We have outreach and media materials for English-speaking and other audiences that can help you to help others with Medicare open enrollment. Read More »

Teenager charged in death of parents at North Texas home


Police said they called in SWAT officers and evacuated the neighborhood at about midnight. The department's night shift came in and made a decision to take another look, police said, and detected "the faint smell of death" coming from the home's door. Read More »

First Ever Surgeon General Report On Addiction


Dr. Vivek Murthy released the premier Surgeon General Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health Thursday, titled, " Facing Addiction in America ". The report is similar to previous attempts of Surgeon General to combat smoking or the spread of HIV; the paper is used as a means to create awareness among the vulnerable people and those close to them, who should contact specialized help. Read More »

Notre Dame stripped of 21 victories in cheating scandal


The NCAA said the woman "continued to provide impermissible academic benefits to football student-athletes for a full year after she graduated" and was in her first year of law school elsewhere. The decision by the NCAA stems from lingering academic issues that were investigated that included the so-called "Frozen Five;" KeiVarae Russell, DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, Ishaq Williams, and Eilar Hardy. Read More »

Eight dead in fighting in Myanmar town on China border


On the surface, China provides humanitarian support to people fleeing across the border to escape the fighting. The official Xinhua news agency said in a report late on Sunday three armed groups simultaneously attacked security posts in the border towns of Muse and Kutkai in Myanmar's northeastern Shan state earlier in the day. Read More »

Beauty & the Beast 2017 Trailer Breaks Records


Potts. This trailer is already melting servers all over the world with over 127 million people already having viewed it. The trailer was watched more than 27 million times on Emma Watson's Facebook page. She is also known as an activist and a feminist who fights for the rights of women, promoting education for girls in Bangladesh and Zambia. We still relate and see Belle as someone who could have been us. Read More »

Lebron James Just Hit a Major Record in the National Basketball Association

Kevin Love scored a season-high 26 points and Kyrie Irving scored 23 for Cleveland . It is Cleveland's best start since winning its first eight games in 1976-77. Jeff Teague scored 21 points to lead six IN players IN double figures, and the Pacers dominated Chicago from start to finish to get the win. Thunder 112, Timberwolves 92: Russell Westbrook scored 28 points to lead Oklahoma City to a victory over Minnesota. Read More »