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Online software spots genetic errors in cancer papers

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Walgreens taking measures to reduce pharmacy robberies

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Hospital fires 69 employees over refusal to get flu shots

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Boys, 6, who have beaten leukemia become ‘pilots for the day’

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Boys, 6, who have beaten leukemia become ‘pilots for the day’


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Perfect match: Baby AJ to receive kidney transplant from deceased donor

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Perfect match: Baby AJ to receive kidney transplant from deceased donor


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50 workers fired for refusing to get flu shot

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  • Online software spots genetic errors in cancer papers
    Online software spots genetic errors in cancer papers

    , nature.com

    Two scientists have rolled out a program that spots incorrect gene sequences reported in experiments — and have used it to identify flaws in more than 60 papers, almost all of them studies of cancer. Jennifer Byrne, a cancer researcher at the Kids Research Institute of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia, and Cyril Labbé, a computer scientist at the University of Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, France, made public an early version of the program, called Seek & Blastn, in October and now they want other researchers to test the program and help to improve it
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  • Kentucky officials declare hepatitis outbreak
    Kentucky officials declare hepatitis outbreak

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials say they are seeing a dramatic rise in hepatitis A cases compared to recent years. The Kentucky Department for Public Health has identified hepatitis A with cases in multiple counties in Kentucky. The office says 31 cases of acute hepatitis A have been reported this year. It's a 50 percent increase over the average of 20 cases per year reported over the past 10 years
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Drugs & Medications

  • Walgreens taking measures to reduce pharmacy robberies
    Walgreens taking measures to reduce pharmacy robberies

    , wtnh.com

    Related Coverage (WTNH)–Walgreens is taking measures to reduce pharmacy robberies. The company has installed time-delayed safes in its pharmacies across several states. These safes are not used to store money, but protect the drugs that thieves often target from pharmacies. Walgreens says criminals are less likely to rob a pharmacy when they know they will have to wait for a safe to open
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  • How a Carmel medical clinic treats those in need
    How a Carmel medical clinic treats those in need

    , indystar.com

    CARMEL, Ind. — Carlos Fernandez was in a tough spot when the company he worked for changed hands and he lost his job of 25 years, along with his health insurance. Fernandez, 48, Carmel, has Type 2 diabetes, and he said his medication costs $900 per month. Unable to afford the life-saving drug, he turned to the Trinity Free Clinic. , a faith-based nonprofit medical facility that operates from a building on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
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Hospital

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center uses four-legged helpers
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center uses four-legged helpers

    , wlwt.com

    Therapy dogs work alongside caregivers. Joshua Bowling, of Oxford, visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital every two weeks for infusions to treat a genetic disorder. The infusions, which replace enzymes he is missing, can be long and sometimes painful. His mother says that in the past, getting Josh to the hospital was an emotional struggle -- but not anymore. "He doesn't cry anymore, freak himself out or have panic attacks, because he knows when he gets here, he gets Leica," Sarah Bowling said
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Patients

  • DHS: Some Medicaid patients unable to switch coverage
    DHS: Some Medicaid patients unable to switch coverage

    , kcci.com

    DHS: Some Medicaid patients unable to switch coverage Some patients in Iowa's privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of two remaining insurance companies as originally announced because the company doesn't have the capacity to add more people. The Iowa Department of Human Services says in a press release Tuesday that Amerigroup will continue to serve people currently enrolled in its coverage but not additional patients
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