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CVS Health posts second-quarter profit on Aetna strength

CVS Health posts second-quarter profit on Aetna strength FMR LLC now owns 39,263,265 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $2,572,528,000 after purchasing an additional 9,194,005 shares during the period. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, July 25th were issued a $0.50 dividend. [Full Article...]

Excessive Coffee Intake Likely To Trigger Migraines

Excessive Coffee Intake Likely To Trigger Migraines In addition to severe headache pain, migraine symptoms vary from person to person - and from migraine episode to episode - but may include nausea and vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light, sound, smells and sensations, fatigue, and changes in mood. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus most active in August: Interior Health

West Nile virus most active in August: Interior Health More mosquitoes with the Eastern equine encephalitis virus have been found in Oswego County . Three people died of West Nile virus in 2018 in Shelby County. Although it may be hard to do when it's hot, wearing long-sleeves, long trousers and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin. [Full Article...]

Navy releases hemp policy for Sailors, Marines

Navy releases hemp policy for Sailors, Marines Frank McGeorge, a health reporter and emergency room doctor. "While it may get clumped in with THC and marijuana, CBD is completely different". The main difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC each contains. Interestingly, there's no legal protection in most regions when selling CBD products as food. Based on studies performed thus far, we can infer there are very few harmfu... [Full Article...]

'Selfies' - the future for blood pressure checks? - The Donaldson Sisters

According to Lee, the technology uses light to penetrate into the skin and optical sensors in smartphones create an image of the blood flow patterns. Finding an accessible, easy way to monitor blood pressure is important given that almost half of American adults have high blood pressure and many do not even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association . [Full Article...]

Drop in drug deaths linked to rise in overdose-reversing drug

Drop in drug deaths linked to rise in overdose-reversing drug In addition, rural counties were almost three times more likely to have low rates of naloxone-dispensing than metropolitan counties, and naloxone dispensing is 25 times greater in the highest-dispensing counties than the lowest-dispensing counties. [Full Article...]

FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping

FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping The US Food and Drug Administration has received 127 reports of seizures or other neurological symptoms possibly related to e-cigarettes, the agency announced Wednesday. The FDA cautions that it doesn't, at this point in time, have enough data on the cases to determine whether they were caused by vaping. There have been 92 new reports since then, but the FDA didn't announce any clear pattern... [Full Article...]

Scientists remotely manipulate brain cells using smartphone

Researchers say that the wireless implant enables chronic chemical and optical neuromodulation that has been unachieved with other devices. Fellow researcher Michael Bruchas , professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine and pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, also feels their device will be impactful in the medical space. [Full Article...]


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