How to properly dispose of prescription drugs

How to properly dispose of prescription drugs

Bottles of prescription medicine in a pile. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take. Bottles of prescription medicine in a pile. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take. KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  If […]

State to probe tenders for FMD vaccination

State to probe tenders for FMD vaccination

The government on Saturday appointed additional chief secretary Mukesh Khullar to probe mismanagement in procurement of vaccination for the foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. In 2017, over two crore milch animals had suffered from FMD but despite issuing seven tenders the State had failed to procure the vaccine. The issue had rocked the […]

Health ministry calls on people to make sure to get measles shots

Health ministry calls on people to make sure to get measles shots

Ahead of the Golden Week holiday season, the health ministry is urging the public to be fully vaccinated against the measles as an outbreak has been reported in Okinawa Prefecture and cases have spread to Nagoya. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) is concerned that people traveling in Japan or abroad could be exposed […]

Obese sisters, 6 and 8, undergo gastric band surgery in bid to save them

Obese sisters, 6 and 8, undergo gastric band surgery in bid to save them

Yogita and Amisha used to devour a heavy breakfast of chapatis and six bananas, followed by half kilogram of rice and three bowls of curry for lunch. (Picture: Tanzeel Ur Rehman/ Cover Asia Press) Two obese sisters in India who have spent half their lives battling breathing problems have finally had surgery on their stomachs to lose weight […]

Marijuana-based epilepsy drug could soon get federal approval, a historic first

Marijuana-based epilepsy drug could soon get federal approval, a historic first

USA Today NetworkMatthew Perrone, Associated Press Published 7:56 a.m. ET April 20, 2018 GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC.(Photo: Kathy Young, AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the […]

Overseas travel plan could be hampered by measles outbreak

Overseas travel plan could be hampered by measles outbreak

Dear Doctor: There’s apparently a serious measles outbreak going on in Europe right now. Does that mean that our family shouldn’t go on our planned trip to Italy this spring? Dear Reader: It’s true that there has been a troubling surge in the number of cases of measles in Europe. After a record low of […]

Kentucky Attorney General files fifth lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Kentucky Attorney General files fifth lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Kentucky’s Attorney General has filed a fifth lawsuit claiming a New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer contributed to an illicit drug market that fueled the state’s opioid epidemic. The suit was filed Wednesday in McCracken Circuit Court. Attorney General Andy Beshear alleges Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ortho-McNeil subsidiaries, “devised a deceptive marketing […]

Hepatitis A confirmed at Buffalo Wild Wings in Warren

Hepatitis A confirmed at Buffalo Wild Wings in Warren

CLOSE Here are some quick facts about Hepatitis A Wochit Blood sample positive with hepatitis A virus (HAV).(Photo: jarun011, Getty Images/iStockphoto) The Macomb County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Warren. The restaurant at 29287 Mound was inspected Tuesday, according […]

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