Health

Woman has her leg amputated after a reported spider bite — how to know when this common summer problem gets …

View photos Spiders are one of the most misunderstood  arachnids on earth. (Photo: Getty Images) More A mom of three is receiving dialysis and had her leg amputated — all because of a reported spider bite. Kiara Boulton of West Memphis, Ark., was stepping out of the shower recently when she noticed a small bump on her foot. Suspecting it ...

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Woman has her leg amputated after a reported spider bite — how to know when this common summer problem gets …

View photos Spiders are one of the most misunderstood insects on earth. (Photo: Getty Images) More A mom of three is receiving dialysis and had her leg amputated — all because of a reported spider bite. Kiara Boulton of West Memphis, Ark., was stepping out of the shower recently when she noticed a small bump on her foot. Suspecting it ...

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Novartis hints at 2018 outlook hike despite drug price freeze

ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis (NOVN.S) may ratchet up its 2018 sales outlook, its finance chief said on Wednesday, despite halting planned U.S. drug price hikes amid pressure on the industry from President Donald Trump’s administration over the high cost of medicines. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen outside the company’s offices in Athens, Greece, February 6, ...

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Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters

A Sarasota man died of a flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters. The bacteria, called Vibrio vulnificus, is often associated with eating raw or under-cooked shellfish. or entering into warm coastal waters with exposed wounds. The 71-year-old Sarasota man was said to have eaten the contaminated oysters on July 8 and died two days later, according to the Florida Department ...

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EPA eases rules on how coal ash waste is stored across US

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Tuesday to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal, providing more flexibility to state and industry officials who had sought a rollback of restrictions put in place in 2015. The far-reaching rule will dictate how coal ash, which has contaminated waterways in two high-profile spills in Tennessee and North ...

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Novartis Won't Raise US Drug Prices This Year

Novartis reported a rise in second-quarter revenue and profit. Photo: Bloomberg News By Donato Paolo Mancini and Brian Blackstone Brian Blackstone The Wall Street Journal Biography @Blackstonebrian brian.blackstone@wsj.com Updated July 18, 2018 10:50 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS Novartis AG NVS 2.57% won’t increase its U.S. drug prices for the rest of 2018, the Switzerland-based drugmaker said Wednesday, days after Pfizer ...

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Novartis Will Not Raise Drug Prices This Year, Joining Pfizer

Novartis Will Not Raise Drug Prices This Year, Joining Pfizer ImageThe Swiss pharmaceutical company’s decision to freeze prices this year comes amid a groundswell of criticism over steep drug pricing in the United States.CreditSebastien Bozon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Katie Thomas July 18, 2018 Novartis, the Swiss drugmaker, said Wednesday that it would not raise prices on its products ...

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Vermont woman reveals horrific wild parsnip burns in warning about dangerous plant

At first, Murphy said she “didn’t think anything of it.”  (Charlotte Murphy) WARNING: ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES A Vermont woman who received the equivalent of second-degree chemical burns to her legs after falling into a wild parsnip plant is warning others about the dangers of the seemingly harmless herbage. Around the first of July, Charlotte Murphy, of Essex, Vermont, was ...

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