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As Modi Visits Trump, India Is No. 1 For U.S. Diamond Trade, Ending Israel's Reign

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:47:00 -0400

President Trump is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India today, the leader of one of the U.S.'s fastest-growing trade partners. At the center of all that trade is diamonds. In 2016, for the first time, the United States did more diamond trade with India than any country in the world.

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CBO: McConnell's Trumpcare Bill Increases Uninsured By 22M

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

GOP Senate health bill is only a slight improvement on the projections for the House version of ‘repeal and replace’ legislation for Obamacare, which CBO says would result in 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance.

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AMA Says McConnell's Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Principle

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:21:00 -0400

The American Medical Association Monday blasted the Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, saying its rollback of Medicaid benefits and skimpier benefits are sure to raise costs for more than those losing coverage.

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Warren Buffett's 5 Highest-Quality Companies

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:53:00 -0400

Higher quality usually equals with higher returns

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The Wealthy Want The Senate To Dump The Better Care Reconciliation Act

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:10:00 -0400

Do the rich really want a tax cut over making sure the poor can access health care when needed?

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Gwyneth's School Of Witchcraft And Wizardy: Now Selling Stickers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company, Goop, will sell you $6 stickers that you can put on your body to "promote healing." When asked to comment, a NASA scientist could only say "wow, what a load of BS."

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New Pain Drug Likely To Face Price Challenges From Payers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:59:00 -0400

If approved, the pricing debate over CNTX-4975 will be interesting to watch.

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Seattle Genetics Drug Scratches Out Win In Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:45:00 -0400

In a closely watched result, Adcentris, a cancer drug sold by the biotech firm Seattle Genetics and the Japanese drug giant Takeda, outperformed traditional chemotherapy in front-line Hodgkin lymphoma, a result that is likely to lead to a broadened approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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This Common Oil May Improve Your Memory And Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Researchers at Temple University have identified a specific food in the Mediterranean diet that targets the dreaded aspects of cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, often referred to as EVOO.

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Why Hospitals Are In Pursuit Of The Ideal Amazon Alexa App

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Hospitals are now looking to capture the benefits of Amazon Echo's time-saving and convenient technology to not only streamline safety, but make life easier for healthcare providers in hospital and office settings that are immersed in completing transcription and documentation on a daily basis.

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Can You Survive A 25-Foot Fall? Witness A Stunning Save By The Crowd At A New York Amusement Park

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

A teenage girl who was hanging from a skyride at the Six Flags Great Escape Park in Lake George, New York, was rescued by a group of park goers Saturday evening when they formed a human safety net to cushion her fall.

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To Father A Geekier Son, Maybe Wait Until You Are Older, Study Suggests

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:06:00 -0400

Does this mean that actor George Clooney, who is now a first time father, will definitely be raising a geek?

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:06:00 -0400

Science scores another win for olive oil: in an animal study, it protected brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer's disease

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How Mitch McConnell Kicks Obamacare Repeal Down The Road

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:23:00 -0400

Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is breaking his four-year old promise to repeal Obamacare "root and branch."

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How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:49:00 -0400

Medical centers and pharma companies tend to approach new innovation -- and especially new technologies -- in one of four ways: Resist, Refit, Reduce, and Renew.

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Coal: New Film Shows How Bad It Is For Your Health

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:30:00 -0400

From the Ashes shows coal's effects on your health even if you think you are far from coal country.

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Why The GOP's Plan To Change Medicaid Could Pass

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:22:00 -0400

The stock market loves the bill, seemingly because investors think it is unlikely to be passed. Here's why the market may be wrong.

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How GOP Health Plan Will Cost Lives, Raise Rates

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:18:00 -0400

The GOP Healthcare plan will result in the loss of life. Here's why it's another train wreck for the most vulnerable.

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Veterans Of All Ages Offered Free Dental Care On Day of Service

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:19:00 -0400

More than 450 Aspen Dental practices will provide free dental care for thousands of U.S. veterans. "We expect this to be the largest single-day oral health initiative focused on veterans,” said Dr. Melissa Thompson, a Massachusetts National Guard veteran and Aspen Dental practice owner.

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Why The Street Should Fear The Senate Healthcare Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:00 -0400

It's going to be a long, hot summer for healthcare reform, and as the details of this hastily assembled bill are hammered out and begin to sink in, it's likely to cause the kind of uncertainty for businesses and investors that both abhor.

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Novartis' CANTOS Heart Trial Results Could Lead To Drastic Drop In Arthritis Drug Price

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:14:00 -0400

But who would have thought at the results of a heart disease study could potentially provide an unexpected financial benefit to those patients with juvenile arthritis.

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Who's Ron Wyden? Only The Five-Term Senator Behind The KOMBUCHA Bill And 'Hemp History Week'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:00 -0400

In an open hearing with Jeff Sessions, the active and experienced lawmaker took a stand this month, which he's made a habit of on the Senate floor.

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Despite Trump's Threats, Senate GOP Bill Would Fund Obamacare Subsidies To 2020

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:53:00 -0400

Cost-sharing subsidies that low-income patients use to help pay for coverage on the health insurance exchanges would remain until 2020 under legislation to replace Obamacare that was unveiled by the Senate majority Thursday, a move cheered by insurers.

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Novartis Drug Becomes First To Prevent Heart Attacks And Strokes By Targeting Inflammation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:21:00 -0400

This morning, Novartis, the Swiss drug giant, announced that a drug that targets inflammation prevented heart attacks and strokes. It could be a scientific breakthrough, and a commercial one, too.

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Concierge Medicine For $10 A Month? Yes, It's Possible.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Say 'concierge medicine' and most Americans will envision the kind of extravagant care reserved for the rich and famous. But these types of convenient medical services could be delivered at a fraction of the price to the average American, and it could decrease the total cost of health care.

Fidget Spinner Hazards Overlooked In Global Rush To Market

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:59:00 -0400

A consumer watchdog group has just called fidget spinners one of the 10 most dangerous toys available this summer. One reason: Fly-by-night companies have evaded the required toy safety warnings for potential choking hazards.

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Mexico Casually One-Ups U.S. By Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:54:00 -0400

This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country is taking its relationship with cannabis to the next level.

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One Doctor's Hopeful Plan To Eradicate Alzheimer's

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:42:00 -0400

A new drug developed by Neurogeneticist Dr. Rudolph Tanzi could be part of a cure for Alzheimer's disease within the decade. Tanzi, who co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer’s genes, said he expects doctors to be managing Alzheimer’s like they do heart disease by 2025 if not sooner.

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