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Aetna to pay $17 million after mailing revealed patients' HIV meds

Fox News / Health

Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement after a class-action lawsuit argued the health insurer breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications.

Thursday, Jan 18

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Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' of man's body after he ate sushi

Fox News / Health

A Fresno man was treated with drugs for 5.5 foot tapeworm after he discovered it was coming out of his body.

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Ham-and-cheese choking episode turns into life-or-death nightmare for teen

Fox News / Health

Missouri teenager is diagnosed with rare life-threatening condition that caused him to choke on bread.

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Flu deaths prompt warnings from victims' families as outbreak continues

Fox News / Health

It doesn't matter if you run marathons or play sports, when it comes to the flu, no one is completely immune.

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Flu deaths prompt warnings from victims' families as outbreak continues

Fox News / Health

It doesn't matter if you run marathons or play sports, when it comes to the flu, no one is completely immune.

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Naval base uses unique strategy to combat suicides, stress: A dog

Fox News / U.S.

Suicides across the military has steadily increased since 2013 according to the Department of Defense (D.O.D), but a naval clinic on Joint Base Andrews (JBA) has a secret weapon that can sniff out members dealing with extreme stress.

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Walmart takes on opioid crisis in free disposal program

Fox News / Health

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday said it will provide customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that will help them dispose of leftover medication.

Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

Fox News / Health

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each…

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Death of hockey player, 10, was flu-related, health official says

Fox News / Health

A 10-year-old boy’s sudden death after returning from a hockey tournament on Sunday was caused by “Flu type B that was complicated by pneumonia,” a medical examiner confirmed to Fox 61 on Tuesday.

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Girl from viral photo with sick grandfather passes away

Fox News / Health

The 5-year-old little girl photographed next to her grandfather with ALS has lost her battle with DIPG.

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Sleep apnea treatment uses 'snake-like' surgical robot

Fox News / Health

The robot is designed to navigate the body's natural twists and turns so tissue can be removed or repaired safely.

Preemie baby placed in plastic bag survives, mom calls him 'my little fighter'

Fox News / Health

Amazing photos show premature baby was so small he had to be transported to an incubator in a plastic bag, which was the size of a pencil case.

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Stifled sneeze ruptures man's throat, medical study encourages sneezers to let it all out

Fox News / Health

Feel a sneeze coming on? Doctors are telling people to just let it all out.

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Rural women having sex earlier than women in the city, CDC report says

Fox News / Health

New data reports women in rural areas are having sex younger than city women.

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San Jose mom, 40, dies days after coming down with flu, reports say

Fox News / Health

A 40-year-old mother in San Jose died two days after catching the flu, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing local media.

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Florida boy, 6, dies from rabies after being scratched by sick bat

Fox News / Health

A 6-year-old boy in Florida who reportedly touched a sick bat after his father told him not to has died after contracting rabies.

Monday, Jan 15

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How to prepare and survive a nuclear bombing

Fox News / Health

The CDC wants the public to plan and prepare for the possibility of a nuclear strike as tensions rise between the United States and North Korea. What kind of steps can you take to protect yourself from radiation and other potential…

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Five-year-old girl finally free of ventilator, doing 'things she never could'

Fox News / Health

Newly released image show Peruvian girl running freely for first time after doctors disconnected her in December from 15 pound ventilator.

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Chick-fil-A boots breast-feeding mom for nursing her baby girl

Fox News / Health

Young mother asked to cover-up or leave fast-food chain for breast-feeding.

Friday, Jan 12

High-tech airbag could save seniors from breaking their hips

Fox News / Health

The Dijon-based company Helite tells Fox News they hope their new device helps reduce the number of accidents in the U.S. and Europe.

Teen cellphone addiction: How bad has it gotten?

Fox News

Today’s teens are taking longer to engage in both the pleasures and the responsibilities of adulthood.

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Don't be shocked if your dentist asks about your sex life

Fox News / Health

Journal of the American Dental Association found that dentists largely fail to discuss HPV prevention methods with their patients.

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Doctors warn against eating Tide Pods in latest social media challenge

Fox News / Health

Doctors are warning people not to engage in the “Tide Pod Challenge.”

Thursday, Jan 11

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Flu outbreak shuts down Idaho school, 4 out of 10 kids stricken

Fox News / Health

39 percent of children in Northern Idaho elementary school have the flu

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California girl, 12, dies from infection misdiagnosed as flu, family says

Fox News / Health

When Alyssa Alcaraz was sent home from school after throwing up, her family thought she probably had a “bug” of some sort – maybe even a mild case of the flu.

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Mom posts gut-wrenching image of dying daughter and grandfather together in hospital

Fox News / Health

Five-year-old Braylyyn Lawhon is expected to pass away at any moment from brain cancer.

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Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

Fox News

In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

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A newly approved gene therapy cures blindness -- but it costs nearly $1M

Fox News / Health

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Luxturna is the first gene therapy to treat a specific inherited gene mutation, RPE65– and has been deemed a medical milestone. Yet criticism has stirred over the near $1 million dollar price…

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California girl, 12, dies from infection misdiagnosed as flu, family says

Fox News / Health

When Alyssa Alcarez was sent home from school after throwing up, her family thought she probably had a “bug” of some sort – maybe even a mild case of the flu.

Wednesday, Jan 10

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IV fluid shortage triggered by Hurricane Maria reaching critical levels

Fox News / Health

Every day Wanda Volchko, a single mother of two, fights off the side effects of Lupus.