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Kitchen towels can pose to at a risk of food poisoning

Kitchen towels can pose to at a risk of food poisoning

But foodies, beware: If you're not careful about how often you wash your towels, your kitchen rags could become a breeding ground for risky, stomach-sickening germs. Scientists at the University of M...

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DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

In a federal court case filed by Texas and 19 other states against the ACA , the Justice Department filed a brief on Thursday that dubbed unconstitutional the Obamacare requirement for all ...

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'Strong progress' in calming DRC Ebola outbreak

'Strong progress' in calming DRC Ebola outbreak

Cases have occurred in the city of Mbandaka , a transport hub on the Congo River - a scenario that typically makes an outbreak of the infectious disease far more hard to contain. It's the identificat...

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Trump admin: We won't defend Obamacare

Trump admin: We won't defend Obamacare

Protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions are connected with the individual mandate, according to the Justice Department, meaning that they must also be struck down. If the court agrees...

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Blood test may help predict pregnancy due date, premature birth

Blood test may help predict pregnancy due date, premature birth

Recently released provisional data for 2017 from the National Center for Health Statistics show that the preterm birth rate in the US has reached 9.93 percent, up from 9.86 in 2016, the third consecut...

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Lockeport's YOLO Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event happening June 8

Lockeport's YOLO Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event happening June 8

You will be moved by the stories of our survivors and caregivers and then spend a few reflective minutes as we walk the track silently with handheld candles and glowing bags lighting the way. Local bu...

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Trump Signed the Mission Act. Now the Real Work Begins

Trump Signed the Mission Act. Now the Real Work Begins

At a Rose Garden event at the White House, Trump praised the legislation as fulfilling his pledge to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs by bringing accountability and providing private care to...

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STI Rates On The Rise: Symptoms And Treatment For Syphilis And Gonorrhea

STI Rates On The Rise: Symptoms And Treatment For Syphilis And Gonorrhea

The rise in syphilis and gonorrhea cases in England was balanced out by a decrease in some other infections, including cases of genital warts, which declined 90% since 2009 among 15 to 17 year-olds ...

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Social Security has 16 years left before benefit cuts begin, report says

Social Security has 16 years left before benefit cuts begin, report says

Government trustees reported that a combination of rising costs and an aging population cut the life expectancy of Medicare's trust fund to just 8 years. However, as now projected, it is highly unlike...

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Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Michigan, Indiana

Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Michigan, Indiana

Walmart and Kroger have removed the cut melon products from their stores and area cooperating with a Centers for Disease Control investigation. No deaths have been reported from the bacterial infectio...

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Kate Spade's husband says she suffered from depression

Kate Spade's husband says she suffered from depression

There had been no plans for divorce . Andy Spade said the American fashion designer had been seeking help for depression and anxiety for "many years" and had been taking medication after se...

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It shows the growing severity of the issue

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Despite this, she said there are studies that show a rise in teen suicide during the time the series began streaming. In a study of these laws in two states, in and CT, researchers at the Univ...

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The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns

The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns

Virginia Apgar is the subject of the Google home page's latest Doodle . Virginia Apgar, would have celebrated her 109th birthday Thursday. Later, Apgar's studies of obstetrical anesthesia led ...

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Many Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

Many Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

The mid-range scoring women, who made up 69% of the women in the study, were randomly assigned to receive endocrine therapy alone, or a combination of endocrine therapy and chemotherapy. When the diag...

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Miss America eliminates swimsuit competition, won't judge contestants on looks

Miss America eliminates swimsuit competition, won't judge contestants on looks

Trustee Gretchen Carlson , herself a former Miss America said: 'We're not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you'. Carlson said the Miss America ...

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Many women with early breast cancer may not need chemo, study finds

Many women with early breast cancer may not need chemo, study finds

Judy Perkins is the first woman in the world to have her breast cancer completely eradicated using a technique to turbocharge her immune system. All the same, he says, the message of the new stud...

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New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy

New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her life. After tumor removal, genetic testing is commonly used to predict which type of chemotherapy would...

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Ontario Steelworkers endorse Andrea Horwath and the NDP

Ontario Steelworkers endorse Andrea Horwath and the NDP

This time, she said she planned to cast her ballot on June 7 for the NDP to try to keep Ford out of the premier's office. Myer Siemiatycki, a politics professor at Ryerson University, said polling s...

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Liberals in Simcoe County and Muskoka react to Wynne's concession

Liberals in Simcoe County and Muskoka react to Wynne's concession

She is warning about what an NDP or Progressive Conservative majority government would bring, and is pitching votes for the Liberals as a way to keep either of those parties in check. "But this news d...

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5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

This is the biggest Shiga-toxin producing E. coli outbreak since a 2006 outbreak linked to spinach grown in the Salinas Valley in California, Wise said recently. Some patients did not report eating ...

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Relay for Life gears up for June 16 event

Relay for Life gears up for June 16 event

Diagnosed with uterine cancer in 1977, Ely said that diagnosis was hard to overcome. The event is at the St. Joseph County 4H grounds, where folks are taking their laps to raise money to fight cance...

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Nipah scare: PSC cancels all exams till June 16

Nipah scare: PSC cancels all exams till June 16

Eighteen positive cases of Nipah virus have been reported in Kerala since its outbreak in May, of which 16 have been fatal. Several other Indian states have sent samples for testing from people wh...

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New blood diopsy test could herald new age in cancer treatment

New blood diopsy test could herald new age in cancer treatment

Talking to Chris Hollins on the talkRADIO breakfast show, Dr Dawn Harper from Embarrassing Bodies, said: "When we develop cancer it's because of a mutation in the cells, so what this blood test is...

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Virginia General Assembly votes to expand Medicaid

Virginia General Assembly votes to expand Medicaid

The House must re-ote on the Senate package, but a similar measure already made it through that chamber and the second vote is expected to follow suit. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford, had attempted to a...

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Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say

Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say

Weinstein noted that Cologuard is now approved for colon cancer screening for people between the ages of 50 and 84, adding that the company would need to run a separate trial for lower age groups....

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5 dead, nearly 200 sick in romaine E. coli outbreak

In total, 197 people across 35 states have become sick since March 13. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is investigating the outbreak alongside the CDC , believes that the probable ...

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WHO says 1.1bn people are smokers globally

WHO says 1.1bn people are smokers globally

The focus this year is "Tobacco and Heart Disease" to emphasize impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people across the globe. Dr. Yach is a former World Health Organization (WHO) C...

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Relay for Life moving indoors

Relay for Life moving indoors

Between 4-5 p.m., elementary students were invited to participate as part of a "mini-relay". At 9 Saturday night the lights will go down for the ceremony leading up to the closing ceremony at 11. Th...

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Soldier Dies In Kolkata Of Suspected Nipah Virus Infection

Soldier Dies In Kolkata Of Suspected Nipah Virus Infection

There is relief in Kerala that the infection did not spread into an outbreak and is now more or less under control. The NiV is related to the Hendra Virus and is caused by an RNA virus of the family P...

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American Cancer Society advises colorectal screens at 45, not 50

American Cancer Society advises colorectal screens at 45, not 50

But the American Cancer Society this week changed its advice and is recommending that screening start five years earlier . The organisation stated that the screening should begin at age 45, after...

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3D-printed corneas for the blind

3D-printed corneas for the blind

This proof-of-concept ticked all the boxes: the scientists were able to print out a cornea, as a series of concentric circles, in less than 10 minutes. Instead of replacing one damaged cornea with one...

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Nipah Virus: Action if hospital staff denied ride

Nipah Virus: Action if hospital staff denied ride

Mohandas. In the Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, local media has reported almost 200 patients receiving hospital treatment. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter , Anil Vij stated, " Rahul Gand...

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Recall issued for birth control packs that may not work

Recall issued for birth control packs that may not work

The drugmaker on Tuesday said the physician sample packs of Taytulla were meant to have 24 active pink pills, followed by four inactive maroon capsules, taken daily for 28 days. Allergan said it was n...

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Cockroach milk might become the next superfood on millenials’ wish list

Cockroach milk might become the next superfood on millenials’ wish list

These crystals are able to provide complete nutrients for the young, with a single crystal estimated to have over three times the energy that an equivalent amount of dairy milk has. There are a coup...

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Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro

The fight against the dreaded Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being hampered by fear and suspicion of medical authorities, reports say. Representatives of the World Health O...

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Alberto to bring rain to the area

Alberto to bring rain to the area

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. About 400 custom...

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Record Memorial Day heat

Record Memorial Day heat

For Monday , expect highs in the low to mid 90s with south-southwest winds at 5-15 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday , again mainly after 1 p.m. The chance of showers ...

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Fetanyl bust in Nebraska nets enough to kill 26 million people

Fetanyl bust in Nebraska nets enough to kill 26 million people

Troopers seized the fentanyl in a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Kearney on April 26. "The work that our Nebraska state troopers are doing is absolutely saving lives", Ricketts tells reporters d...

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You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

A large-scale study that included 38 000 people has proven that people who sleep until later on Saturdays and Sundays are not at risk from the same health problems. However, those who catch up with ...

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Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs

Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs

After all, a previous study has found that zebrafish are able to learn dosing themselves with opioids and other fish might have the tendency to do the same. When humans ingest opioids like oxycodo...

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