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Genmed identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 report

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June 28, 2019 – Genmed announces today that it has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for the second year running. Published annually, the report celebrates the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), with companies representing over 40 sectors and spanning every Read More

Measles-stricken New Zealand girl visited Disneyland, other California destinations

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health officials warned. FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services Read More

CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S., possibly tied to vaping

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized. The CDC has been investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it Read More

Colorado sees first vaping-related illness in ‘sudden and severe’ case

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Colorado health officials this week confirmed a case of “sudden and severe” lung illness linked to vaping. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) confirmed the case Thursday, not long after Tista Ghosh, the department’s chief medical officer, told Fox News officials were investigating a suspected case. The case marks the state’s first. Read More

Illinois patient hospitalized for vaping may be first death in US

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A patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died in Illinois, health officials revealed, marking what is believed to be the first death in the U.S. linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The Illinois Department of Health said the person who died was hospitalized after Read More

VA facilities offering cochlear implants to vets are few and far between

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(Reuters Health) – Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests. Cochlear implants are the best treatment available for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing Read More

Companies file suit in Canada challenging new rules to lower drug prices

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(Reuters) – Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging the constitutionality of new Canadian regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, setting up a fight with the federal government ahead of an Oct. 21 election. The complaint was filed in Quebec’s Superior Court by the Canadian Read More

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

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(Reuters Health) – Family caregivers for dementia patients don’t sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests. In an analysis of the combined data from 35 earlier studies, researchers found that dementia caregivers slept about 3 hours less per week than age-matched adults, according to the Read More

Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

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Elite athletes have bad teeth despite putting more effort into looking after them than other people, a study shows. UCL scientists interviewed 352 British athletes, including those preparing to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. It showed they were far more likely to brush twice a day and floss between their teeth, Read More

Migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. face high violence risk

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(Reuters Health) – Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds. Especially at risk are women and those who are transgender, transvestite and transsexual, according to the report published in the journal PLoS ONE. “Migrants are subjected to a Read More