Medical

Here's why Cigna plans to drastically reduce coverage for this opioid

Here's why Cigna plans to drastically reduce coverage for this opioid Long-acting or extended-release medications like OxyContin contain a higher dosage of the active ingredients in the pill itself, which is chemically released over a long period of time. "Unfortunately, this decision appears to be more about pharmaceutical rebates". If this happens, Collegium will reduce the cost of the medication for many of Cigna's benefit plans. [Full Article...]

Was Vegas shooting terrorism?

Was Vegas shooting terrorism? The FBI said Monday there is "no connection" between global terrorist groups and the gunman who killed 58 people and injured at least 515 more in Las Vegas Sunday night, pushing back on the Islamic State's claim that it had directed the deadly attack. [Full Article...]

Delhi: Toddlers die of suffocation, trapped for 9 hrs in locked vehicle

Delhi: Toddlers die of suffocation, trapped for 9 hrs in locked vehicle In the meantime, the two children had entered the vehicle and started playing. "It was first suspected they had been kidnapped". The post-mortem report confirmed that the children died due to suffocation. A missing persons complaint was filed at the Ranhola police station. No case has been registered so far. They returned home to pick up the photos and take to the police. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooting was 'domestic terrorism', says husband of Gabby Giffords

Las Vegas shooting was 'domestic terrorism', says husband of Gabby Giffords Lewis, the civil rights leader who led the gun control sit-in on the House floor previous year after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando , approached Speaker Ryan on the House floor Tuesday night, seeking his cooperation for today's demonstration. [Full Article...]

Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar

Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar The U.N. health agency said it feared that the outbreak could worsen because the season for plague, which is endemic in Madagascar, had only just begun, and runs until April. If the bubonic plague goes untreated, the bacteria can spread to the lungs, causing pneumonic plague. In addition, most of the cases of plague this season are a more unsafe form, called the pneumonic plague, according to th... [Full Article...]

Health officials confirm first death of flu season

Health officials confirm first death of flu season According to health officials, it can take your body about two weeks to develop the antibodies to fight the flu and it is best to get the flu shot before flu season fully begins. The Southfield office is at 27725 Greenfield Road. Dr. Nancy Babbitt says, "October is an excellent time to get your flu shot and flu shots are available now". [Full Article...]

After deaths warning, shops in United Kingdom drop baby sleep positioners

After deaths warning, shops in United Kingdom drop baby sleep positioners The Lullaby Trust advise against products that are meant to keep your baby in the same position, such as wedges or straps. If, for example, parents are anxious about "flat head syndrome" from babies sleeping on their backs, there are techniques that can be used - such as supervised tummy time while they are awake - that will not increase the risk of SIDS . [Full Article...]

FG: No cause for alarm over monkey pox

FG: No cause for alarm over monkey pox The World Health Organisation says it is a rare zoonotic disease that is transmitted to humans originally from monkeys and now from a range of other animals including certain species of dogs, mice and rats. "The source is usually animals". But every bush animals like rats, squirrels, antelopes are involved. "So, the secretions from particularly dead animals are highly contagious". [Full Article...]


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