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The Supreme Court had upheld the legality of the mandate in 2012 , ruling that it fell under Congress' power to impose taxes. In June, the Justice Department partially sided with the Republican state attorneys general, agreeing that the individual mandate must be struck down as unconstitutional but arguing several other provisions could survive.
  • Baby from dead donor's womb gives infertile hope

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    The Brazilian researchers are planning two more uterus transplants as part of the study. During the transplantation, there was a period of blood loss that was ultimately managed but might be avoidable in the future, by changing how the organ is initially reconnected to the woman's circulatory system, according to the study.
  • Company recalls infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS

    Company recalls infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS

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    Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible. FBN's Cheryl Casone on Tris Pharma's recall of liquid ibuprofen for infants. At CVS , the recalled lot is 00717024A (expires 08/19). However, the company didn't specify which states received the product. The company said it sent the ibuprofen to one distributor and has contacted them to let them know about the announcement.
  • Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

    Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

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    OneBlood is leading the search for Zainab, a two-year-old girl in South Florida who has an aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma . OneBlood , which runs blood donor centers across the Southeast, is sharing Zainab's story in the hopes more people who meet the specific donor criteria will come forward to donate for the little girl.
  • Health Departments to offer free flu shots this week

    Health Departments to offer free flu shots this week

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    The health department said that flu vaccination should also be a priority for those persons who live with or care for persons at higher risk for influenza-related complications. The flu can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. This week is National Flu Vaccine Week. Because it is a preventative measure, the vaccine should be free under most health insurance plans.
  • Consumer goods giant agrees beverage deal

    Consumer goods giant agrees beverage deal

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    Unilever will pay EUR3.3bn using a combination of cash and shares in HUL. Although Horlicks brand in England is 140 years old and in the deal with HUL, the company's business in England will not be affected. " Horlicks and Boost will add to our stable of purpose-driven brands that help consumers to get more out of their lives", Paranjpe said. Post the acquisition, he said the turnover of the company's Foods and Refreshment (F&R) business will exceed Rs 10,000 crore.
  • World AIDS day observed on December 1

    World AIDS day observed on December 1

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    Marcos Espinal, Director of the PAHO/WHO Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health. The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr Sani Aliyu, on Saturday called on Nigerians to get tested to enable them to know their HIV status.
  • Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

    Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

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    In 2017, the United States had 2.8 million deaths, a full 70,000 more than the previous year. An underlying factor is that the death rate for heart disease - the nation's No. "No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic - we all know a friend, family member, or loved one devastated by opioids, ' said CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat".
  • Ebola outbreak in Congo now 2nd largest in history

    Ebola outbreak in Congo now 2nd largest in history

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    That includes 379 confirmed cases and 47 probable ones. DRC officials say the Ebola outbreak is the worst in country's recorded history. Dozens of armed rebel groups are active, and their deadly attacks have forced responders to pause crucial containment work for days.
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

    Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

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    This World AIDS Day we also celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has saved more than 16 million lives, prevented millions of new HIV infections, and transformed the global HIV response - community by community, country by country.
  • USA life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

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    Public health and demographic experts reacted with alarm to the release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual statistics , which are considered a reliable barometer of a society's health. Those totals were virtually identical to the numbers in 2016. Deaths by suicide have also spiked. "That's kind of our saving grace", Bob Anderson, chief of the mortality-statistics branch of the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics told the Wall Street Journal .
  • FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

    FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

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    As of November 26, 2018, this outbreak has resulted in 43 people becoming ill in 12 states, with the last reported illness onset date being October 31, 2018. But it has advised the Canadian food industry, including importers, not to import romaine lettuce from the suspect areas identified by the FDA until further notice.
  • U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

    U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

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    But it suggests that the decrease in 2015 was more than a blip-and it points to unfolding stories about health and death in the United States. Death rates rose in particular for adults ages 25 to 44. Now it's trending the other way: It fell in 2015, stayed level in 2016, and declined again previous year, the CDC said. There's also a need to prevent potent synthetic opioids , such as fentanyl, from entering the drug market.
  • New HIV Cases Diagnosed In NI Last Year

    New HIV Cases Diagnosed In NI Last Year

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    That left Europe's overall increasing trend less steep than previously. The HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2018 study shows that 84 of these cases were diagnosed in 2017. "We do not have many of these in Eastern European countries as opposed to Western Europe", he said, adding that early testing for HIV needs to be in place, as well as treatment.
  • China defends creating world's first genetically edited babies

    China defends creating world's first genetically edited babies

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    Despite the ongoing backlash, the man at the center of the storm says he stands by his experiment, which he argues is only meant to help people. Editing human embryos can create unintended mutations in other areas - so-called "off-target effects" - which can have an impact through the lifetime, experts warned.