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Kaleo Prices EpiPen Alternative at $4,500 for Insurance Companies: Report

EpiPen Alternative Will be Available for Free for Many People: Reports

EpiPen has been associated with controversy due to its high price but an alternative for EpiPen, Auvi-Q will be provided free for many people, new reports suggest. Auvi-Q will be covered by insurance providers for many patients and they won’t have any out-of-pocket expenses. Auvi-Q manufacturer Kaleo informed that the device will be available for households with income less than $100,000 for free if they don’t have insurance. Privately-held Kaleo informed that the emergency allergy auto-injector will cost insurance companies $4,500.

Democrats vow to fight Trump’s plan to repeal Obamacare

Democrats vow to fight Trump’s plan to repeal Obamacare

As President-elect Donald Trump is all set to sworn in as the president of the United States, House Democrats have vowed to fight one of his top priorities -- repealing Barack Obama’s signature health care law called Obamacare.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday touted Democratic events organized across the nation to highlight support for Obamacare, which provided health insurance coverage to millions of previously uninsured people.

Former President George H.W. Bush admitted to ICU

Former President George H.W. Bush admitted to ICU

Former U. S. President George H. W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) Houston at Methodist Hospital on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the family has confirmed.

In a fresh post on Twitter, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath wrote that Mr. Bush, 92, had to be admitted to ICU after he suffered a pneumonia attack. Initially on Saturday, he was hospitalized for shortness of breath, but doctors moved him to ICU after he suffered an acute respiratory problem due to pneumonia.

Abortion rate in U.S. drops to lowest level since 1974: report

Abortion rate in U.S. drops to lowest level since 1974: report

The annual rate of the controversial procedure of abortion in the United States has slipped to its lowest level since 1974, according to research group Guttmacher Institute’s latest report.

The report counted a total of 926,200 abortions during 2014. The total number of abortions from 2014 represented a decline of 12.5 per cent from the research group’s previous survey that tallied nearly 1.06 million abortions in 2011.

Acupuncture may reduce colicky crying among babies: study

Acupuncture may reduce colicky crying among babies: study

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture may reduce colicky crying among babies when other treatments do not help, a new study suggested.

Crying is normal for babies but those who cry more than three hours a day and continue to do so for more than three days a week might be give a sign that a physician’s intervention is required. Excessive crying is also called infantile colic.

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Tennessee lawmaker seeks ban on use of food stamps for buying junk food

Tennessee lawmaker seeks ban on use of food stamps for buying junk food

A Tennessee lawmaker has proposed a new bill that aims to prevent people from using food stamps to purchase items that have no nutritional value, such as soda, candy and ice cream.

Rep. Sheila Butt, a Republican from Columbia, said her measure HB 43 would prohibit individuals from using food stamps to buy items are high in calories, sugar or fat, and have low nutritional value.

Under the proposed measure, state officials would be able to seek a waiver to produce a list of food items that would be prohibited due to their low nutritional value.

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Spicy Food Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease or Stroke: Research

Spicy Food Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease or Stroke: Research

Spicy food intake has been found to be associated with 13 percent lower risk of death due to stroke or heart disease in a study conducted by researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermony. Generally, medical experts suggest people to reduce intake of spicy food but the new research presents surprising data about lower risk of death associated with consumption of spicy food. The research paper has been published in journal PLoS One. The study evaluated the impact of consumption of hot red chilli peppers on mortality rate.

Simple Urine Test Tells If a Person is Eating Healthy Diet: Research

Simple Urine Test Tells If a Person is Eating Healthy Diet: Research

UK-based researchers working on a urine test have found some specific biomarkers which can tell a lot about the diet of an individual. As human body processes fruits, vegetables, meats and other proteins, the biomarkers in urine can be checked to ascertain diet taken by an individual. The test can be used to check how healthy the meal of an individual is and can offer help in evaluating the impact of diet on overall health. Many people follow diet plans for weight loss or better health but researchers have noticed that generally, people are notoriously bad at recording their diet intake.

Urine Test Provides Detailed Information Regarding Diet: Report

Urine Test Provides Detailed Information Regarding Diet: Report

A urine test can provide amazing information about your diet by checking for level of certain biological markers. The research team working on this urine test said that as our body processes foods like meat, fruit and vegetables, some biological markers in urine can help researchers ascertain if an individual is taking healthy diet or not. The simple urine test can provide this information within five minutes, the research team from Aberystwyth University, Imperial College London, and Newcastle University. The test provides information about intake of proteins, dietary fiber and sugar.

Cancer patient’s Facebook post takes breast cancer awareness campaign viral

Cancer patient’s Facebook post makes breast cancer awareness campaign viral

The Worldwide Breast Cancer Organization’s breast cancer awareness campaign Know Your Lemons went viral online after a patient shared an image of 12 lemons, with each of them depicting a different sign of the deadly disease.

Erin Smith Chieze, a 38-year-old patient who posted the image on social media, credited a similar image that she originally found a couple of years ago with saving her life. She explained that the she used that image for reference and was later diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.

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