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Ayushman Bharat scheme will transform India into a medical hub, says Modi

Ayushman Bharat scheme will transform India into a medical hub, says Modi

The scheme was launched simultaneously in 476 districts across the country for the benefit 10.74 crore families. He said, no one needs to register for the initiative. It further adds the beneficiari...

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Giving Ecstasy to Octopuses Taught Researchers Something Important About the Brain

Giving Ecstasy to Octopuses Taught Researchers Something Important About the Brain

Still, he thinks it's wonderful that this drug has somewhat similar behavioral effects. Gul Dolen , assistant professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the le...

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FDA: Certain flea and tick medication may cause neurological problems

FDA: Certain flea and tick medication may cause neurological problems

These drugs are not being recalled or banned, but the FDA has felt the need to alert pet owners to the possibility that the drugs can be potentially troublesome for some pets. "In the first three year...

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Human West Nile Cases Spike Over Last Year in Massachusetts

Human West Nile Cases Spike Over Last Year in Massachusetts

Currently In southern Oklahoma the Zika virus is a more pressing concern. "The big issue with West Nile Virus is humans and equine horses", Dr. James Baggs said. West Nile infections reported in P...

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Alzheimer's, dementia rate to double in U.S. by 2060

Alzheimer's, dementia rate to double in U.S. by 2060

Currently, there are around 5.7 million people living with the disease in the United States. Thanks to widespread support for research, more people are surviving diseases like cancer and HIV/AIDS than...

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Octopuses drugged with ecstasy are more friendlier and social, study says

Octopuses drugged with ecstasy are more friendlier and social, study says

Octopus and human lineages are separated by more than 500 million years of evolution, and yet their genomic analyses showed that O. bimaculoides has the serotonin transporter gene known to serve as ...

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Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees

Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees

They were on Highway 76 in Conway, South Carolina, when the roadway was washed out, the released stated. One patient was from Waccamaw Mental Health and the other was from the Loris Hospital. "I kno...

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Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar

Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar

Researchers from University of Leeds and University of Surrey in the United Kingdom assessed the nutrient content of nearly 900 yogurts and yogurt products, which were available from five major United...

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Health Department confirms West Nile case in Lucas County

Health Department confirms West Nile case in Lucas County

West Nile virus is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. About one in five people who become infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches...

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Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

Despite medical marijuana being legal and available through dispensaries in 30 states and the District of Columbia, it remains federally illegal, and researchers must complete lengthy applications thr...

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CDC says nasal spray is back for this year's flu season

CDC says nasal spray is back for this year's flu season

Mansfield also wants students to understand that the vaccine will decrease one's risk of getting the flu, which can last from 8 to 10 days. Flu season usually begins in October but can begin as early ...

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Two out of 101 children’s yoghurts in UK have low sugar levels

Two out of 101 children’s yoghurts in UK have low sugar levels

Other studies have pointed out a tendency for people to believe products labeled "organic" are inherently healthier, which Moore fears is playing into consumer choices about yogurt that is actually hi...

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FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

Of the 1500 Canadians surveyed , nearly 90% backed a ban that would prohibit certain types of e-cigarette marketing that officials say is geared towards minors, even if they're using the product to q...

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Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season

Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season

The CDC notes that 180 children died from the flu during last year's flu season; approximately 4 out of five of those children weren't vaccinated. And David Birkenhead, Medical Director at Calderdal...

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FDA's new anti-vape campaign targets teens

FDA's new anti-vape campaign targets teens

Since 2017, FDA officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off cigarettes. "We are acting upon very clear signs that there is an epidemic underway, that's a burg...

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Aspirin dose every day unnecessary for healthy older people

Aspirin dose every day unnecessary for healthy older people

They were ten followed up for the next 4.7 years on an average. Aspirin has been touted as preventing heart attacks and strokes in people with vascular conditions such as coronary artery disease. Da...

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New Study Reveals The Four Personality Types - Which One Are You?

New Study Reveals The Four Personality Types - Which One Are You?

Role Models Role Models score low in neuroticism and high in all the other traits. "Self-centered" people are described as very extroverted and aren't considered very agreeable, conscientious...

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Cigna-Express Scripts merger OK'd by Justice Department

Cigna-Express Scripts merger OK'd by Justice Department

Cigna and Express Scripts said they have already obtained clearances for the deal from departments of insurance in 16 states and are working with regulators in remaining jurisdictions to obtain cleara...

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2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

The deputies transporting them managed to escape, but the women were unable to do so. It happened on Highway 76 south of Nichols in Marion County. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Spokesman...

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Cleaning Product Use Alters Infant Microbiome to Cause Obesity

Cleaning Product Use Alters Infant Microbiome to Cause Obesity

Infants raised in households where eco-friendly cleaning products were used were not overweight or obese at the age of three. They used World Health Organisation (WHO) growth charts for body m...

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Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits

Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits

As a result of the third study , researchers concluded that there was a higher cause of death in the aspirin test group, in those who were believed to be healthy, than in the placebo test group. Some...

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The Walk to End Alzheimers comes to Ardmore

The Walk to End Alzheimers comes to Ardmore

She added, "People here today have come up to me and said they've lost someone from this disease". All of the event sponsors were thanked, and each Promise Garden flower - the windmill flower symbol...

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Daily aspirin use in older adults can spark adverse outcomes

This study shows why it is so important to conduct this type of research, so that we can gain a fuller picture of aspirin's benefits and risks among healthy older persons". The US Preventive Service...

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West Nile cases second-highest this year since virus found in Iowa

West Nile cases second-highest this year since virus found in Iowa

West Nile virus can be fatal. Individuals who are most at risk for severe infection include those over 50 years of age and those with chronic illness or compromised immune systems. Download a copy o...

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Human cannibalism research and rollercoaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels

Human cannibalism research and rollercoaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels

Award winners got a piece of paper signed by the real Nobel winners , along with $10 trillion dollars - regrettably of Zimbabwean origin. "Why do people keep doing it?" The virtual voodoo doll...

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Aspirin not good for elderly people

Those that took aspirin were also at 'significantly ' increased risk of bleeding, primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and brain, it was revealed. The test subjects, majority from Australia, were...

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Missouri mom stole dying daughter's meds

Missouri mom stole dying daughter's meds

A Missouri mom admitted to stealing her own daughter's pain medications instead of giving them to her. A drug-addicted Missouri mom was busted this week for swiping pain medication from her termin...

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Zimbabwe: Cholera hits Harare

Zimbabwe: Cholera hits Harare

The Harare outbreak has been caused by burst sewers that contaminated borehole water used by the residents. Outbreaks of cholera occur regularly in Zimbabwe because of dilapidated water and sa...

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China says battling swine fever is 'complex and challenging'

China says battling swine fever is 'complex and challenging'

Belgium remains unscathed from the disease at the level of pig farms. In China, the world's largest pork producer, new cases of the disease have been detected almost every day over vast distances, p...

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First human case this year of West Nile Virus identified in Milwaukee

First human case this year of West Nile Virus identified in Milwaukee

Residents who experience symptoms are advised to visit their healthcare providers. Those at greatest risk of severe illness are people over the age of 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems o...

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'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas

A mother and her infant are dead after a tree fell on their house in Wilmington. As of 6 a.m., Florence was centered just 10 miles (20 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina. Cooper warn...

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CDC urges everyone to get vaccinated

CDC urges everyone to get vaccinated

A new analysis by Public Health England (PHE) shows the introduction of a more effective vaccine for over-65s this year could also help reduce the burden on the NHS, preventing 700 hospital deaths. ...

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What you may have missed about today's Apple Event

What you may have missed about today's Apple Event

You get plenty of new colors with the iPhone Xr , and the base variant will start at $749, which is cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus . Apple has updated its iPhone X with three new models. Apple...

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University of Zimbabwe graduation cancelled due to Harare Cholera

University of Zimbabwe graduation cancelled due to Harare Cholera

The Government of Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency and is working with global partners to rapidly expand recommended cholera response actions, including increasing access to clean and sa...

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West Nile Virus case confirmed in Shaker Heights resident

West Nile Virus case confirmed in Shaker Heights resident

David Colby, Chatham-Kent's medical officer of health. However, some individuals - less than one percent - can develop serious neurologic illnesses such as encephalitis or meningitis. - Install or fix...

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Apple iPhone XS Max: First impressions

Apple iPhone XS Max: First impressions

While we still don't know what the R stands for (Regular, Rookie, Rad?), it's obvious this is the iPhone for Apple fans with a smaller budget, with a design that isn't quite as flashy, a single ...

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FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

Many use fruit- or candy-flavored liquids that critics say appeal to kids, and risk addicting them to nicotine . And not only is the agency putting a spotlight on underage use of e-cigarettes, it...

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Whole fat milk, yoghurt cause fewer heart diseases

Whole fat milk, yoghurt cause fewer heart diseases

A team of researchers from the McMaster University in Canada conducted a study on 136,384 people aged between 35 to 70 years old from 21 countries. "We are suggesting the net effect of dairy intak...

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FDA puts e-cigarette companies on notice over teen access

FDA puts e-cigarette companies on notice over teen access

It's simply not tolerable. In the next 60 days, the FDA plans to investigate the five e-cigarette companies' marketing and sales practices, with possible "boots on the ground inspections", Gottlieb ...

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When is the best time to get a flu shot this year?

When is the best time to get a flu shot this year?

Until scientists create something more effective, the flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and any associated illness. Patients were included if they were ...

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