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More than a trillion dollars was spent on healthcare in the United States in 2018, with Medicare and Medicaid accounting for some 37% of those expenditures. With healthcare costs expected to continue to rise by roughly 5% per year, a

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Matthew Lucas, 46, was born in Paddington, London and despite a happy childhood, Matt struggled to come to grips with how his body worked. The Little Britain star wrote in his book Little Me: My Autobiography: “From a young age

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Coronavirus is highly contagious. Those in the vulnerable groups are advised to self-isolate for up to three months. Nutritionist Liz Cooper shares her top tips during these unprecedented times. The most vulnerable groups in society include people over the age

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Amid the worsening Ebola outbreak in the Congo, now threatening to spill into Rwanda, a new study suggests that an existing, FDA-approved drug called nitazoxanide could potentially help contain this deadly, highly contagious infection. In meticulous experiments in human cells,

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Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have announced a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of a common eye disease—dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – which can cause total blindness in sufferers, and for which there are currently no approved