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  • Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

    January 15, 2019 3:37 PM 799

    (Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices. As a part of the deal, the companies will focus on virtually connecting people with Walgreens stores and provide services on therapeutic

  • France to cull wild boar at Belgium border in swine fever alert

    January 14, 2019 5:04 PM 91

    PARIS (Reuters) - France will cull all wild boar in a zone along the Belgian border to try and avoid an outbreak of a deadly swine disease after new cases were discovered nearby in Belgium, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. France has been on alert for African swine fever since the virus was confirmed in September among wild boar in Belgium

  • American monitored for possible Ebola exposure released, having ‘never developed’ disease, Nebraska medical facility says

    January 13, 2019 3:00 AM 212

    An American who was being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from care on Saturday, having “never developed” the disease, the medical facility announced. (Nebraska Medicine) An American who was being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic

  • Nurses from Illinois hospital who were pregnant at the same time take photo with newborns

    January 12, 2019 6:43 PM 198

    Eight nurses at an Illinois hospital who got pregnant around the same time are now showing the world their new arrivals. The women, obstetrician nurses at Anderson Hospital's Pavilion for Women in Maryville, were featured on the hospital's Facebook page this week holding their newborns. “The Pavilion for Women had their own baby boom going

  • African swine fever hits farms in China's Jiangsu province: Xinhua

    January 12, 2019 12:54 PM 89

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd. The outbreak in Siyang county hit two farms with a total of 68,969 pigs, the Xinhua report said, citing

  • Woman gives birth to albino baby after being told she was infertile: 'She's our little miracle'

    January 11, 2019 7:57 PM 213

    An English woman is holding her miracle baby extra tight after doctors once told her she had little to no chance of having children. Shannon Conarty of Yorkshire, was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormone imbalance, as a teen. After that, the thought of not having children made her feel depressed, but in September, after three years of trying

  • Surgeon fined $3G for removing kidney he thought was tumor

    January 11, 2019 4:01 PM 79

    The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation. (iStock) The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor. The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon

  • Single mom in need of second kidney transplant relying on faith to find donor

    January 10, 2019 4:41 PM 92

    Carol Williams was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney disease in 2015 and found out her donated organ was failing just months after her 2016 transplant. (Fox 5 Atlanta) A Georgia mother who said she has relied on her faith to get her through several health crises is hoping that a second donor will step forward to provide a life-saving kidney after the first

  • Namibia suspends meat imports from South Africa over foot and mouth disease

    January 9, 2019 2:06 PM 91

    WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said on Wednesday. The disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected in a northern district of Limpopo province, South Africa’s agriculture department announced

  • 'Traditional masculinity' deemed harmful, could lead to sexual harassment, medical group says

    January 9, 2019 9:40 AM 100

    The American Psychological Association for the first time in its history released guidelines concerning men and boys, saying that so-called “traditional masculinity” not only is “harmful” but also could lead to homophobia and sexual harassment. “The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity — marked by stoicism, competitiveness