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EpiPen Price Hike Prompts Some US Families to Buy the Drug in Canada

Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Some U.S. residents reeling from sticker shock of EpiPen prices have turned to Canada for cheaper options.The cost of the EpiPen in the U.S. has risen from $100 to more than $600, according to medical literature and multiple pharmacies. In Canada, the cost for a single EpiPen is around $100 to $145, according to Tim Smith, general manager of the Canadian International Pharmaceutical Association (CIPA), a trade group that represents online pharmacies that dispense drugs to both U.S. and Canadian...
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Lead in Soil Forces 1,100 Indiana Residents to Find New Places to Live

Creatas/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indiana State Department of Health is working with local officials to offer free blood testing after word that the soil at at least one area housing complex contains high levels of lead.State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams said clinics will be held each Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on Sept. 2. The clinics will continue indefinitely at the former Carrie Gosch Elementary School. "These free clinics are another example of the ongoing...
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Ebola Virus Genetic Material Can Remain in Semen for 18 Months, New Study Shows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Genetic material from the deadly Ebola virus was found in survivors more than a year and a half after being infected, according to a report published Tuesday in the medical journal The Lancet.RNA from the Ebola virus persisted in 9 percent of the patients studied, according to researchers from the Liberia Ministry of Health and U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention who collaborated on the report.The new findings could change the recommendations for male survivors for both the CDC and...
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Young Heart Attack Survivors Not Out of the Woods Yet, Researchers Say

iStock/Thinkstock(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) -- The past three decades have seen a dramatic drop in deaths in survivors of heart attacks that struck before age 50 – a decrease in mortality researchers chalk up to a reduction in smoking and improvements in heart treatment. But the bad news? These early heart attack survivors still face nearly double the risk of early death than those their age who have not had a heart attack before, according to a new study published in Circulation. Researchers in Denmark looked at medical charts of more than 21,000 patients diagnosed...
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