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- Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans’ health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up delays at Veterans A
- Reaction to neomycin nixes shingles vaccine DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 61 years old, and was anxious to get a shingles vaccine shot. I was upset to learn that, because I am allergic to neomycin, an ingredient in the vaccine, I cannot get vaccinated. I have talked to my doctor and also to a pharmacis
Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold.
- Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year CHICAGO — Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests.A drug used in some popular sleeping pills
- No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.Brand
- Meal solutions with short-cut vegetables Here at Hy-Vee, we understand that life gets hectic and creating a time-intensive homemade meal doesn’t always fit into your busy schedule. That’s why we offer healthy options that are simple, easy and can be incorporated into a meal in just minutes.
- BMI not a total picture of health DEAR DR. ROACH: About seven years ago, my blood pressure was high, and I was overweight and in a stressful job.I quit the job, my blood pressure went down, and I lost over 40 pounds. I have kept the weight off all these years. I work part time, stand
- Poor New Yorkers getting fancy food leftovers NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world’s fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can’t afford even basic meat-and-potato meals.Last week they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the largest marketplace of specialty foods and beverages
- Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling packed lunch With a new school year on the horizon, it’s time to think about what’s for lunch. Brown bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwiches becomes boring pretty quickly, to say nothing of the fact that all those servings of refined carb
Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters
The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney.
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