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Melinda Gates expresses frustration with anti-vaxxers as the US measles outbreak intensifies

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
"You need to vaccinate your children. It saves lives," says Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates...
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CVS will bring hundreds of SmileDirectClub shops to its stores this year

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
CVS Health will open "hundreds" of SmileDirectClub locations inside its stores this year, with plans to open more than 1,000 locations over the next two years, the drugstore chain announced...
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E. coli outbreak spreads across 10 states, infects 156 people

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
A total of 156 people across 10 states have been infected with the strain of E. coli implicated in the latest outbreak, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
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This is the worst year for measles in the US since the disease was eliminated nationally in 2000

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
As of Wednesday afternoon, 695 cases of measles were confirmed in 22 states, the CDC announced, surpassing the previous high of 667 cases for all of...
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More millennials, Gen Z are dying of opioid overdoses, researchers say

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Death rates from drug overdoses for people between the ages of 15 and 24 rose by 19.75% from 2006 to 2015, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Studies on Alcohol and...
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Los Angeles is still the smoggiest US city, report says

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Los Angeles kept its dubious distinction as the U.S. city with the dirtiest air, the American Lung Association's annual report...
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These $600 smart glasses backed by Amazon and Intel are the best yet, but still don't do enough

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Focals are the best smart glasses to hit the market. They're from a company called North, which got backing from Amazon, Intel and others. CNBC's Adam Isaak tried them...
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Biogen dips as strategy post Alzheimer's setback fails to impress

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Biogen on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit, but failed to ease investor concerns about long-term growth after it recently shelved the development of an Alzheimer's...
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Heart Issues in Retired NFL Players

Apr 25, 2019 , CardioSmart
Left ventricular hypertrophy, related to the presence of high blood pressure, tracked closely to former defensive players in this...
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NYC measles outbreak worsens as infections near 400, including 2 pregnant women

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Almost 400 people in New York City have contracted measles since the outbreak began in October, according to new data from the New York City Health...
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Zipline drones take flight in Ghana, making it world's largest autonomous medical-delivery network

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
On Wednesday, Zipline International — the autonomous medical-delivery service that launched in Rwanda just three years ago — announced it has officially expanded its operations to Ghana. Its reach will now serve nearly 22 million...
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Melinda Gates to religious and political leaders: 'The Pill' can help lift families out of poverty

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
"What allowed women to go into the workforce in droves, it was the advent of The Pill," says the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates...
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Walgreens to raise tobacco buying age to 21 in September amid FDA pressure

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA put Walgreens "on notice" in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage...
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Rite Aid raises tobacco buying age to 21, following Walgreens' lead

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Rite Aid will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 within the next 90 days, the company announced...
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Pharma distributor Rochester Drug agrees to pay $20 million in first criminal opioid case

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
The indictment marked the first-ever federal criminal charges against company executives for conspiring to illegally distribute...
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Purdue's Sackler family wants global opioids settlement: Sackler lawyer Mary Jo White

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
In rare public comments on behalf of the family that controls Purdue Pharma, lawyer Mary Jo White said why the family believed the litigation against them and their company is legally dubious, factually misleading and politically...
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Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit

Apr 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Philip Morris International, the tobacco company that sells Marlboro cigarettes around the world, is getting into the life insurance...
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Several new Medicare primary care payment models to launch in 2020

Apr 24, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Medicare eventually hopes to pay 25% of fee-for-service physicians under one of five primary care models planned for launch in...
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Measles nears record in US as the disease spreads in New York

Apr 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
The CDC confirmed 71 new cases of measles last week, bringing the total for the year to 626 cases. In 2010, the worst year on record since measles was said to be eradicated in the U.S., the CDC confirmed 667...
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Jewish nurses debunk anti-vaxxer misinformation as measles spreads in NYC's ultra-Orthodox community

Apr 22, 2019 , CNBC Health
A group Jewish nurses is disputing a handbook that health officials say is fueling a measles outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox...
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