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Cigna Rejects Raised Offer from Anthem Inc.

Cigna Rejects Raised Offer from Anthem Inc.

Big health insurers are scrambling for mergers and are in a desperate hunt to find partners.

The whirl for a takeover bid went public over the weekend as Anthem Inc. offered to buy Cigna Corp. However, Cigna Corp. did not accept the $54-billion bid from Anthem and came up with several criticisms against the big health insurance company.

Doctors Need Not See Abortion Patients in Person, rules Iowa Supreme Court

Doctors Need Not See Abortion Patients in Person, rules Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court, on Friday, rejected a rule that required doctors to be present in person to administer abortion-inducing medications to patients. Rather, it ruled in favour of the telemedicine abortion program that is being carried out through Planned Parenthood units.

Three Years Deadline for Phasing out Trans Fats use, USFDA tells Food Companies

Three Years Deadline for Phasing out Trans Fats use, USFDA tells Food Companies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  is moving toward getting rid of Trans fats almost entirely as the regulator on Tuesday announced to give food companies three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from their products.

 

Express Scripts Report Says, there is Huge Increase in the Number of Americans, Spending $100,000 on Medicines

Express Scripts Report Says, there is Huge Increase in the Number of Americans,

Reportedly, the medical expenses for prescription medicines in the U. S are on the rise. In 2014, the medication cost of more than a half-million patients in the U. S. exceeded $50,000. It was a sixty three percent jump from the previous year. The costs went up as, doctors prescribed costlier and more of specialty drugs for treating diseases like hepatitis C and cancer.

Good News for the Diabetic: FDA Approved Mobile Medical Application for Sharing Real-time Blood Sugar Levels

Good News for the Diabetic: FDA Approved Mobile Medical Application for Sharing

The Food and Drug Administration approved the very first set of medical apps for mobiles which allows sharing of protected, real-time data by individuals who are suffering from diabetes. The new app will also allow use the individuals a continuous glucose monitoring.

Fifth Death Related to Flu in Bay Area; The First in Napa County

Fifth Death Related to Flu in Bay Area; The  First in Napa County

On Friday, the public health officials reported this season's first case of death related to flu in Napa County.

In the Bay area this is the fifth death that is connected to till now. Last week, the health officials of the county had announced four deaths which took place in San Francisco, Sonoma County and San Mateo County.

World Trade Center Reopens for Business after Thirteen Years of 9/11 Attack

World Trade Center Reopens for Business after Thirteen Years of 9/11 Attack

Monday marked a special day for the World Trade Center, as it opened for business after thirteen years of the horrific terrorist attack of 9/11. The resurrected building is bigger and better, looking greater than ever.

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Patrick Foye, declared "The New York City skyline is whole again."

Heart transplanted from dead patients to living patients conducted successfully

Heart transplanted from dead patients to living patients conducted successfully

Australian specialists have effectively transplanted "dead" hearts into patients at Sydney's St Vincent's healing center.

Menino halts cancer treatment, seeks palliative care

Menino halts cancer treatment, seeks palliative care

Previous Boston leader Thomas M. Menino has halted chemotherapy and other treatment for his inoperable growth, a choice that resounded Thursday with trouble and calls for petition to God in the city he headed for two decades.

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