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Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case Asked by the judge whether the charges against him were accurate, he replied "yes". He later told investigators that he also killed patients in Oldenburg. When he managed to revive a patient, he was sated, but only for a few days, the expert said, before adding: "For him, it was like a drug". The figures paint a damning picture but prosecutors only took action in 2008, ordering the exhumation of... [Full Article...]

Baldwin salon gives back to breast cancer survivors

Baldwin salon gives back to breast cancer survivors The leader of Riyadh United team, Fahdah Al-Saud, told Arab News: "Breast cancer awareness is crucial and spreading awareness about a healthy lifestyle is also important as physical movement helps to make the body immune from many diseases. [Full Article...]

Annual flu shot won't cut effectiveness for kids

Annual flu shot won't cut effectiveness for kids According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there were about 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations from the flu in the US a year ago. Schaffner and CDC officials said the drop in vaccine coverage could be related to preliminary reports about low vaccine effectiveness in Australia. [Full Article...]

Local law enforcement agencies take part in National Drug Take Back Day

Local law enforcement agencies take part in National Drug Take Back Day Anyone could come by and hand over drugs to the officer efficiently with no questions asked. The stores are located in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Orchard Park, Buffalo (5), Depew, Olean, Jamestown, Tonawanda, Arcade, Batavia, Dunkirk, Baldwinsville, Syracuse, Greece, Dansville and Bath, N.Y. [Full Article...]

Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center On Friday, an eighth child was confirmed dead following the viral outbreak, but officials say they do not now have laboratory confirmation of adenovirus in this child that's killed other pediatric patients at the facility. A staff member also became ill. Eight deaths at the facility have been confirmed as adenovirus-related. The illness, identified as adenovirus 7, poses the most significant... [Full Article...]

Trump Wants ‘Revolutionary’ Changes to Medicare Drug Payments

Trump Wants ‘Revolutionary’ Changes to Medicare Drug Payments But the drug industry is unlikely to embrace the proposal, and a similar effort to address Medicare Part B prices in the Obama administration went nowhere, says Politico . "If we paid the prices other nations pay, we'd bring the $1 billion down to $187 million dollars a year". Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill were dismissive. [Full Article...]

Child death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at rehab center

Child death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at rehab center How the virus wormed its way into the 227-bed facility, which provides treatment for severely debilitated and medically fragile children among others about 25 miles northwest of New York City, is hard to know, New Jersey Health Department officials said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

FDA Approves Xofluza, First New Flu Drug in almost 20 Years

FDA Approves Xofluza, First New Flu Drug in almost 20 Years Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hailed the new treatment option while also warning that it shouldn't be considered a replacement for a flu shot given that the influenza season is now officially upon is. [Full Article...]


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