Swabbing this ‘medicated goo’ in your nose can prevent superbug infections

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use special soap and mouthwash for six months after going home, a study found. It’s a low-tech approach to a big problem: About 5% of patients have MRSA — antibiotic-resistant Staph […]

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Republican-controlled Utah defies voters, rolls back Medicaid expansion

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah passed sweeping changes to a voter-approved Medicaid expansion Monday, cutting the number of people covered nearly in half and adding work requirements that the Trump administration is expected to approve. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the plan hours after it cleared a final vote in the Republican-led Legislature, calling it both “humane and sustainable.” It’s […]

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‘Miracle’ 24-hour flu pill Xofluza foiled by resistant strains

TOKYO—A new pill that can kill the flu virus in 24 hours with a single dose has become the most-prescribed influenza treatment in Japan, which is suffering through its worst flu season in two decades. The pill, called Xofluza, was discovered by Osaka-based Shionogi4507, -2.70% and it was approved last year by regulators in Japan and the U.S. In the U.S., […]

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Muddy Waters’ Carson Block takes aim at medical devices company Inogen

Muddy Waters LLC, the renowned research firm run by short seller Carson Block, took aim at medical devices company Inogen Inc. on Friday, saying in a new report that the company’s true total addressable market is much smaller than it has been claiming and accusing management of misleading investors. In the report, Block said the company INGN, -2.22% which makes […]

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Vocera stock plunges nearly 20% after weak forecast

Vocera Communications Inc. VCRA, -1.81% shares plummeted in after-hours trading Thursday following an earnings report that predicted a large decline in the first quarter and slowing growth for the full year. The company, which provides mobile communications systems for hospitals and was valued at more than $1.2 billion at the end of trading Thursday, reported fourth-quarter losses of $1.1 million, […]

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Trudeau says Ottawa will ensure provinces follow Canada Health Act

VAUGHAN, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will ensure provinces follow the Canada Health Act, as an Ontario health-care transformation is raising fears of further privatization. The provincial Progressive Conservative government is set to unveil sweeping changes to the health system later this month, and the NDP says leaked documents point to a greater role for the private […]

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Landlord-tenant relationships are changing and how one person turned a $250 Super Bowl bet into $100,000

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. The gambler made this remarkably prescient bet at 400 to 1. The government offers some fairly generous tax breaks to help ease the financial burden Almost a year after a landmark Supreme Court decision, most would-be online gamblers are still out of luck. New challenges facing landlords […]

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Grading Trump on his policies for older Americans

The first half of the Trump administration is over, so it’s an opportune time to evaluate how older Americans have fared under the president’s policies over the past two years. As someone who reports and writes frequently (and without a political bias) about public policy and people 50+, I’ve just scrutinized the president’s actions regarding experienced workers, retirement security, Social […]

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