Healthcare Health/Fitness

Chipotle Re-Opens Restaurant After E.coli Outbreak in Washington and Oregon

Chipotle Mexican Grill re-open their 43 restaurant who was closed down due to E.coli outbreak since earlier this month. After health officials in Oregon and Washington State did not find E.coli in the sample taken from the restaurants.

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Chipotle to reopen 43 restaurants after E.coli outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is preparing to reopen its 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon which had closed following E. Coli food poisoning cases. Tech Times reported that health officials declared that the restaurant chain could reopen its restaurants as early as Wednesday, Nov. 11, after batch of tests revealed negative E. coli results of food samples.

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Chipotle responds to the 35 cases of E. coli infection

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. announced it has ran steps to improve food safety by hiring two food safety consulting firms, including IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group, to perform batch-testing ingredients as an effort to respond to its E. coli cases.

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Chipotle shuts all stores in Seattle, Portland due to E coli outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill closed all its restaurants in Seattle and Portland due to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria. The Huffington Post reported that 43 Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest region have temporarily been closed due to the E. coli scare.

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Microsoft Band 2: You must sweat the small stuff

Microsoft has launched the second generation of the company's smart health tracker, Microsoft Band 2. Firstly announced at Microsoft's event earlier this month, the device is now available in the US store and will be available in the UK on November 19.

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Obamacare’s benchmark silver insurance plan will increase an average of 7.5%

Obamacare premiums for the benchmark silver insurance plan will increase by an average of 7.5 percent next year. CNN Money writes that the Department of Health and Human Service reported Monday that the increase will be imposed in 37 states through the federal Obamacare exchange.

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GNC Alleged of Selling Products Containing Illicit Substances

General Nutrition Corporation or GNC is on the hot seat as it is being accused of selling dietary supplements incorporated with illegal additives. Along with other sellers, GNC received notification letters from the New York Attorney General's office saying that it had been unable to verify several supplements contained in the label or some ingredients are not listed in the label.

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The Obamacare Website is Getting Important Updates opens for windows shopping starting on Sunday. The updates allow the health care consumers to see the cost and benefits of insurance plans for 2016.

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U.S. wastes billion dollars every year for binge drinking

Too much drinking is not only bad for the health but also seeps out the U.S. economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study on Thursday that binge drinking loses the economy a humongous "$249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink, a significant increase from$223.5 billion, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006."

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Daraprim price hike could affect the pharmaceutical industry

The overnight price hiked of Daraprim drug by the start-up, Turing Pharmaceutical is creating a big impact to the pharmaceutical sectors worldwide. The company which is own by a former hedge fund manager had acquired the right of the drug in August and immediately increases its price. The move is causing a backlash to pharmaceutical industry creating most of the shares down in a massive sell-off.

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Microsoft unleashed Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker

Microsoft Corporation introduces Microsoft Band 2. It will be on sale for $249 starting October 30. The new Microsoft Band fitness tracker was unveiled on Tuesday. It will run on Windows 10 OS. The wearable band will be available for $249.

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Google's Alphabet aims to disrupt health care industry; opens space for tech startups

What once was a vision of the future of health care in science fiction is now becoming a reality as Google's Alphabet sets its eyes on solving health care issues. Doctors' function in treating and maintaining peoples' health will be done efficiently and cheaply by machines run by technological algorithms in the near future. These advances require a disruption in the status quo, which will definitely not come from the government or other current healthcare providers, but from entrepreneurs, like Google's Alphabet.

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Merger of Four Major Insurance Companies May Harm Healthcare Industry

Doctors, hospitals and healthcare groups criticized the proposed merger of four major insurances, saying that it could lead to harm for the healthcare industry.

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Unicorn status for $1.8B ZocDoc

ZocDoc Inc. is a New York digital health scheduling company that was founded in 2007. At that time, it offers a free-of-charge medical care research facility for users by combining information about medical practices and doctors' individual schedules in a central location.

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Lettuce as a "Miracle" sugar substitute and other biotech startup projects

People nowadays watch what they eat due to the rise in the level of health problems particularly obesity and diabetes. They cut down their sugar intake and rely mostly on natural sweeteners.

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