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Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified

The women were identified as a 46-year-old from Shallotte, North Carolina, and a 44-year-old from Myrtle Beach. "It makes it seem like someone took a very unnecessary risk in creating the problem in the first place". Two deputies were in the van with them, though Wenton and Green were in the back. "We are fully cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event".

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New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show

He was referring to, according to the news site, 'AliveCor's product for detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), a tough-to-spot heart disorder that manifests as an irregular, often quick heart rate that can cause poor circulation.' His startup employs nearly 50 people and makes ECG testing devices and software , as well as an FDA-approved Apple Watch band and another version of that band that attaches to a smartphone.

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U.S. government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

To gain clearance to return to the market, the companies would have to prove that the benefits to adults who use e-cigarettes to stop smoking outweigh the risks associated with youth vaping. But that number includes respondents who reported vaping at all during the previous month, even just once. They're generally considered a less risky alternative to regular cigarettes.

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Painkiller linked to increased risk of heart problems

Diclofenac is a medicine that reduces inflammation and pain. Diclofenac is a NSAID used for treatment of pain and inflammation with the brand names Voltaren, Cataflam and Zipsor. "Treatment of pain and inflammation with NSAIDs may be of value to some patients to improve their quality of life despite possible side effects". Those who started used diclofenac were likewise found to have a higher risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding than those who started ibuprofen or paracetamol, ...

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Blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

He told shareholders that since April the investment bank Jefferies Group has reached out on the behalf of the company to numerous potential buyers. What happened? How did Theranos's investors and believers get it so wrong? Cue a slew of lawsuits, commercial challenges and investigations from investors and medical regulators alike, with titans like the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wading in on the action against Theranos.

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Theranos Gone for Good - Company Says It Will Disolve

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes settled a shareholder lawsuit in July that was created to recover whatever can be salvaged from the firm, the Journal said. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, and her second-in-command are facing criminal charges on accusations that they defrauded investors, doctors and patients.