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Trump says proposal will lower USA drug prices

In a speech Thursday afternoon at the Department of Health and Human Services , Trump said his administration would be taking the "revolutionary" step of allowing Medicare to directly negotiate prices with drug companies who he says have "rigged" the system, causing USA patients to pay more for their medicines.

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Rare Polio-Like Condition Suspected In Ingham County Man

It has stumped doctors and it's worrying parents: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). The condition has been reported in 22 states, including 10 cases in Texas in October. Mandatory reporting is required for diseases like West Nile Virus and flu and improves tracking, health officials say. "I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts we haven't been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness", said Messonnier.

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Cavaliers’ Love misses second straight game with sore foot

Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, though only landed five for 20. Korver led the way with 21 for Cleveland, but Detroit had an answer for every Cavs scoring run in the second half. Cleveland may boast a positive attendance record of 19,432 tickets sold through two games, but that doesn't reflect how many seats were actually filled at the onset of the contest.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday (Oct. 27), with all proceeds going to help local residents get to the many medical appointments required for fighting cancer. Siân Gwenllian said: "Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK". It's estimated about 24% of patients with metastatic breast cancer will be alive 5 years after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Thousands march to raise money, bring awareness to breast cancer

The study was also presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology 2018 Congress. To help women take control of their health and continue the positive trend in survival rates, DHEC offers free breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women through its Best Chance Network (BCN) program.

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Six patients dead after New Jersey virus outbreak

New Jersey health officials said that the outbreak at the Wanaque Center was caused by a particular strain called adenovirus 7. The department visited the facility Sunday and only found " minor " hand-washing deficiencies. Some strains can also be spread through water that an infected person has been in or through stool, the CDC says . The state's health department said Tuesday (October 24) a further 12 patients remain sick.