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Walgreens: Happy, healthy— and huge

Walgreens has been on something of a growth spurt lately, and the latest proposed acquisition of the nearly 4,600 Rite Aid stores suggests their appetite isn't slowing down. If the deal goes through, the result will be a more than 50 percent increase in the number of Walgreens...

source: By Jason Poquette
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When people suffer heart attacks, the resulting scarring of the heart tissue often leads to chronic heart failure. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada have discovered a drug that they believe can prevent that scarring and the progression to chronic heart failure. The...

source: FierceBiotech

Hepatitis A outbreaks are erupting across the U.S., reversing a long-term decline in cases of the viral liver disease and prompting state health departments to mount aggressive vaccination campaigns. Since outbreaks of the virus began in 2016, 30 states have reported cases...

source: The Wall Street Journal

Of an estimated 6,500 to 7,000 known rare diseases, only a fraction — maybe five percent — have U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments. To increase that percentage, the National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $31 million in...

source: NIH

Early reports from the World Health Organization suggest this year’s shot might not be the most effective. Two of the strains that just struck the Southern Hemisphere, and then predictably may move north, aren’t included in...

source: Healthline

The number of cases of a deadly vaping illness continues to rise “at a brisk pace” with 18 confirmed deaths and more than 1,000 cases throughout the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

source: CNBC

There is perhaps no more important place for hand hygiene than...

source: By Scott E. Rupp


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