Healthcare Health/Fitness

England Junior doctors gathered for a 24-hour strike over better pay and working condition

Protests turned into a full-fledged 24-hour strike by the junior doctors of NHS when their negotiations with the government failed to yield results. The new policy failed to address payment issues and overall job security.

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Scientist found a way to test Ebola in affordable facilities

Researchers from Toronto General Research Institute, the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, University of Toronto, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Canadian Blood Services, found a way to test Ebola in a more affordable facility.

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Potatoes may increase pregnancy diabetes risk: US researchers

Women who frequently consume potatoes are more likely to develop the risk of diabetes when they become pregnant, US researchers warns.

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Investor Sued Former Martin Shkreli's Pharmaceutical Company for $5.4 Million

Investors sue KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. to return $5.4 million of their investment. The investors were brought in by Martin Shkreli. KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed for bankruptcy in late December.

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Pfizer and Other Drugmakers Still Raise Drug Price Despite Criticism

Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies still increase its drugs price in U.S. despite criticism. Mounting objection from politicans and lawmakers is unable to stop market power of companies in the multi-billion dollar phamaceutical industry.

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IRS Fines 8 Million Americans, 0.3 Million of Them From Low Income Group

IRS has fined some 8 million people and 1.4 million households are forecast to fall prey of fines due to ignorance on new healthcare law. Commonly criticized as the Obama Care Law, the new law instructs all Americans to go through insurance net. But mainly due to ignorance about mandatory submission of tax returns and moreover legally remain exempted from tax net, have fall victim to count fine for $210 each.

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Pfizer increases its drugs prices including Lyrica and Viagra

Pfizer today confirmed that the company has increased the price of some of its drugs although it was not revealed how many drugs are involved with the price hike. According to a data by Wolters Kluwer which revealed that more than 100 types of drugs has been increased in its price starting on January 1st.

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Martin Shkreli's $5 Million Bail Was Secured With His E-Trade Account

Last December, Martin Shkreli, who was arrested for securities fraud in pharmaceutical company was released on bail. Court document shows his $5 million security bond was secured with $45 million E-Trade account.

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Deadly H5 Avian Flu Hits China, One Fatality Reported; Virus also in France, Nigeria, Taiwan

The H5 Avian Flu virus has been appearing in poultry farms and markets around the world in the last month. In China, there has even been a fatality, with 5 other cases of transmission to humans.

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Norovirus outbreak in Seattle sickens 200 people

The U.S. health officials announced on Monday that as many as 200 people who attended a catered event at a downtown Seattle's Russell Investments Center have become ill with norovirus.

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Generic Drug Sale widens in Japan as Takeda and Teva join hands

Teva pharmaceuticals which is said to be the world's largest generic drug maker has joined hands with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, for a definitive agreement to sell generic drugs in Japan.

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Express Scripts offers cheaper $1 pill alternative to Turing's $750 per pill drug

Drug prescription firm Express Scripts Holding Co. found a way to offer a cheaper $1 alternative to Turing’s $750 a pill drug.

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Turing Pharmaceuticals Won't Cut Price of Daraprim

Turing Pharmaceuticals said that it won't cut the list price of the drug. However, it will negotiate discount price with hospital. Last September, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of live-saving drugs, Daraprim by more than fifty times.

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Food Safety: How to avoid food poisoning while traveling

Food poisoning is always a possibility that cannot be ignored during international trips. However, with the right planning of the trip and a few advices from other travelers, tourists should be able to enjoy their next trip abroad without worrying that they'll end up being ill after eating bad food.

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Federal rule to ban smoking in public housing nationwide

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday a proposal that would prohibit smoking in public homes nationwide. According to The New York Times, the proposed federal rule would affect 1.2 million public households and would mark the latest move to minimize unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke.

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