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  • Misdiagnosed foot, ankle injuries can lead to chronic issues

    January 30, 2017 5:18 PM 18

    New study shows that misdiagnosed injuries of the foot and ankle can lead to arthritis, chronic pain and disability. Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Doctors are urging second opinions for the accurate diagnosis of foot and ankle injuries that can lead to long-term issues like arthritis if misdiagnosed. A study by orthopedic surgeons found that undiagnosed or misdiagnosed

  • AVIAN FLU LATEST: 63,000 birds to be culled at Lancashire bird flu farm

    January 30, 2017 5:04 PM 9

    H5N8 avian flu has been confirmed at another pheasant farm in Lancashire. The case at Wyre, north west of Preston, was confirmed on January 30. It followed hot on the heels of a discovery of the disease at a Bernard Matthews turkey rearing farm near Boston, Lincolnshire, on Thursday, and a second case in Lancashire. All three cases in Lancashire are linked

  • As Teva wins U.S. approval for GSK Advair copy, main fight yet to come

    January 30, 2017 4:46 PM 13

    LONDON Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has won U.S. approval to market a copy of GlaxoSmithKline's best-selling Advair inhaler, although the real battle is still to come. Teva's version of GSK's blockbuster medicine, called AirDuo RespiClick, is not directly substitutable for Advair and is only approved for asthma, while Advair is also widely

  • Call for donations after starved dog found chained, wounded

    January 30, 2017 1:46 PM 20

    An Ohio animal rescue is calling for donations to help an ailing 2-year-old dog who was found tied up outdoors in an emaciated state. FIDO’s Companion Rescue shared graphic photos of the dog, named Amos, and the open wounds on his legs and back. “Amos is now on [intravenous fluids] with antibiotics and being fed small meals throughout the day at our vet clinic

  • President Trump Is Defending His Immigration Ban Targeting Muslims by Saying It's Not Actually a Muslim Ban

    January 29, 2017 10:28 PM 21

    President Donald Trump is defending his sweeping order on immigration and says he will find other ways to help those suffering from Syria's bloody civil war. Trump says in a statement Sunday amid widespread protests that "America is a proud nation of immigrants." He says the country "will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression," but "while

  • Poll: Voters back abortion rights, funding for Planned Parenthood

    January 28, 2017 3:03 PM 19

    A majority of Americans oppose cutting funding of Planned Parenthood and support the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion, according to a new poll released Friday. Sixty-two percent of voters oppose cutting Planned Parenthood’s funding, while 31 percent are in favor of doing so, the Quinnipiac University poll found. And 70 percent

  • Tycoon Slim says ready to help Mexico negotiate with Trump

    January 27, 2017 7:20 PM 17

    MEXICO CITY Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said on Friday he is willing to help the government negotiate with Donald Trump, and called on Mexicans from all political parties to unite behind President Enrique Pena Nieto in his discussions with the U.S. president. In a rare news conference by the generally media-shy mogul, Slim said Mexico needed to negotiate

  • Report: 134 new influenza cases in South Dakota

    January 27, 2017 4:45 PM 18

    PIERRE, S.D. - Health officials say the influenza virus is ramping up in South Dakota, with 134 new confirmed cases last week, nearly doubling the season’s total. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says most flu cases in South Dakota are from the H3 virus that spreads quickly and comes with severe symptoms. Kightlinger says the virus can’t be avoided

  • Trump Administration Withdraws Some Obamacare Ads as Deadline Nears

    January 27, 2017 4:06 AM 17

    The Trump administration has pulled some advertising designed to encourage people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, days before the final deadline to buy 2017 health plans under the law. The Department of Health and Human Services withdrew about $5 million of advertising, according to Matt Lloyd, a spokesman for the department

  • Trump Acts To Sabotage Obamacare Enrollment, Days Before Deadline

    January 27, 2017 1:39 AM 22

    He ordered the government to halt ads and emails, which could mean fewer signups and higher premiums. reported on Thursday evening that the Department of Health and Human Services has halted all outreach efforts, including television advertising and direct email designed to encourage people to enroll in Obamacare plans. The timing is critical. The open enrollment