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Families provided $470 billion in unpaid care to loved ones in 2013

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Family caregivers in the U.S. provided an estimated $470 billion in unpaid medical support and other services to their loved ones in 2013, up from $450 billion five years earlier, according to a recent report from AARP. An estimated 40...(more) 

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Flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia fisherman

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(Reuters) - A Virginia fisherman stabbed by a catfish barb has died of a flesh-eating bacteria, a state health official said on Wednesday. Charlie Horner, 75, of Mechanicsville, was fishing on July 18 in the Rappahannock River about 130 miles south of Washington when a cut...(more) 

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Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead

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The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone. There were just four confirmed cases in Guinea in the week to...(more) 

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India set to become world's most populous country by 2022: U.N.

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By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip...(more) 

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Legionnaires' disease kills two, sickens 31 in New York City

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A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed two people and sickened 31 is under investigation in the South Bronx section of New York City, health officials said on Wednesday. The new wave of Legionnaires', a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, has been recorded since...(more) 

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8 Things Your Mouth Reveals About Your Health

a shared story    5 hours 18 minutes ago
1. What your dentist is seeing: Or in this case, smelling. You've got funky breath.What it could mean: The most likely causes of less-than-minty-fresh breath are poor oral hygiene or gum disease, but halitosis can also signal a sinus infection, especially if your dentist still notices...(more) 

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Health insurer Humana's revenue rises on higher memberships

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(Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc reported a 12.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more members to its Medicare Advantage business for individuals.  

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Health insurer Anthem's profit beats as Medicaid memberships rise

a shared story    7 hours 18 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong enrollments in its government business, particularly Medicaid. Managed care companies that sell government-sponsored plans for the under-insured or uninsured have benefited from the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, boosting revenue in that...(more) 

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GSK flags up pipeline as HIV drugs help it beat profit forecasts

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GlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as demand for new HIV medicines helped it beat quarterly profit forecasts. Strong sales of Tivicay and Triumeq validated GSK's decision in May...(more) 

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CGI third quarter profit up, as revenue slips; upgrades eyed

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(Reuters) - Information systems and management consultants CGI Group Inc posted a 14 percent rise in third-quarter profit on lower revenue on Wednesday, and said it would invest in cyber security and in upgrades to make its business more productive. The Montreal-based company - which won...(more) 

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Tanzania's free SMS health campaign helps pregnant women, new mothers

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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Halima Rahim became a mother for the first time, friends and acquaintances in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar Es Salaam, were quick to offer advice and help. Had Rahim listened to them, she would have raised...(more) 

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Iowa extends bird flu disaster proclamation through August

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(Reuters) - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Tuesday extended the state's bird flu disaster proclamation by a month until Aug. 30, keeping in place a raft of state resources for poultry farms recovering from an outbreak of the disease, country's worst-ever. Without the extension, the disaster...(more) 

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