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My Health Record: Greg Hunt promises to redraft legislation after public outcry

My Health Record: Greg Hunt promises to redraft legislation after public outcry

In fact, only mere days after Singapore's government suffered a health data attack on its SingHealth system , the government's My Health Record webpage was updated nearly with a form of bait for hack...

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Scientists Discover a New Shape That Might Be Inside You Right Now

Scientists Discover a New Shape That Might Be Inside You Right Now

Epithelial cells , which cover the surfaces of many organs as the safety shields of the body , adopt a previously undescribed geometric shape - the scutoid - so that the tissue can curve, scienti...

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‘78m babies not breastfed in first hour of life’

Breastfeeding can have multiple benefits for both newborn babies and their mothers, with the World Health Organization (WHO ) recommending it as "the best way to give your child a great start in lif...

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UK court ruling seen as landmark in right-to-die cases

UK court ruling seen as landmark in right-to-die cases

Peter Saunders, campaign director of Care Not Killing , said in response to the July 30 ruling. It is estimated about 24,000 people in the United Kingdom are in a permanently vegetative state or ...

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Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog

Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog

The bacteria, called Capnocytophaga canimorsus , "just attacked him", Dawn said, and it did so quickly and aggressively. "Just bruising all over him. "It's just chance", said Munoz-Price. Doctors...

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KDHE reports first West Nile Virus cases in Kansas for 2018

KDHE reports first West Nile Virus cases in Kansas for 2018

Amler added that people spending time outdoors should use repellents "from dawn to dusk". Most people infected with the virus do not have symptoms. The virus can be spread to people through mosqui...

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Smoking Ban In All Public Housing Starts July 31

Smoking Ban In All Public Housing Starts July 31

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have not been banned but may be in the future. According to the ban, residents will not be allowed to smoke inside public housing buildings, or anywhere withi...

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Hot water challenge leads to IN teen with 2nd degree burns

Hot water challenge leads to IN teen with 2nd degree burns

According to a report by WXIN Fox 59 , the "challenge" is to drink boiling water through a straw or have it poured on your body. Kyland Clark said he and his friends watched videos of the chal...

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Hamilton moves threat of West Nile from low to moderate

Hamilton moves threat of West Nile from low to moderate

The West Nile Virus is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause illnesses ranging from a mild fever to more serious diseases like encephalitis or meningitis. Drain water from flower pots and garden con...

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Less than 1 in 100 Hepatitis patients get treatment

Less than 1 in 100 Hepatitis patients get treatment

Andrew Cuomo is announcing Friday that the state Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force is the nation's first strategy to eliminate the viral infection being exacerbated by the ongoing opioid epidemic. ...

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Nebraska Health Officials Urge Precautions to Keep West Nile at Bay

Nebraska Health Officials Urge Precautions to Keep West Nile at Bay

The disease causes no symptoms in eight out of 10 people who become infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A woman has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus in west s...

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Beach Warning: Sand Parasite Sends Teen to Hospital

Beach Warning: Sand Parasite Sends Teen to Hospital

Doctors quickly diagnosed him with a severe case of hookworms . Now, Kelli says she's sharing her son's story to warn parents about the parasites and prevent a similar situation from occurring to t...

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A parasite found in cat poop could be reducing fear of failure

A parasite found in cat poop could be reducing fear of failure

The research is contained in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B . Infected people usually don't have any symptoms from a toxoplasma infection, other than feeling like they've got the ...

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Putin ‘ready’ for talks with Trump either in Moscow or in Washington

In his remarks Friday in South Africa at a summit for leaders of developing nations, Putin said the high-level dialogue between Moscow and Washington was continuing in spite of the harsh reaction to M...

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Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of memory decline: U.S

Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of memory decline: U.S

The research was, in fact, a part of the federally-funded Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), a very large-scale, long-term clinical study that can also measure the very effects of lo...

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World Health Organization awaits probe results on China vaccine scandal

World Health Organization awaits probe results on China vaccine scandal

SHANGHAI, July 23 ( Reuters ) - A vaccine scandal in China, which has prompted angry reactions from citizens fed up with safety scares, is sending ripples across the local drug market and threatenin...

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Sikkim to become first state to launch cervical cancer vaccine

Sikkim to become first state to launch cervical cancer vaccine

Chauhan informed the government had made a decision to provide HPV vaccine free of cost to girl children between 9-14 years. It is thought the vaccine will also help reduce the overall number of ce...

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HIV infections on the rise among teenage girls

HIV infections on the rise among teenage girls

The organization warned that gender inequality was causing a "crisis of health" for young women. Of those 30 new infections each hour among 15 to 19 year-olds in 2017, around 20 - or two-thirds - ...

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Islamic State claims deadly Toronto shooting attack: statement

Islamic State claims deadly Toronto shooting attack: statement

A Toronto teacher has just spoken out about Faisal Hussain , the shooter who left two dead and 13 injured on the Danforth Sunday night. Thirteen others were wounded, some suffering potentially life...

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US Southwest sizzles as temperatures near 120 degrees

US Southwest sizzles as temperatures near 120 degrees

High temperatures Wednesday are expected to set records in San Diego, Chula Vista , Escondido , El Cajon, Ramona , Alpine and Borrego, according to the NWS. Tuesday and Wednesday. Authorities u...

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West Nile virus hospitalizes one in Orange County

West Nile virus hospitalizes one in Orange County

A Baltimore-area resident is the first confirmed person with West Nile Virus in Maryland this year. Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. Airplanes will spray a fine mist of an insectici...

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Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

Many favorite foods are being recalled for Salmonella contamination , and with something this serious, it's important to take note on what you can and can't eat. For a full list of products affected ...

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Possible hospital merger could have a big impact in Florence

Possible hospital merger could have a big impact in Florence

For this relative risk measurement, LPNT has beta value of 0.52. Return on Investment ( ROI ) is 1.80%. Now the ROI of Netflix, Inc. To: All Persons or Entities who purchased LifePoint He...

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ISIS claiming responsibility for Toronto shooting

ISIS claiming responsibility for Toronto shooting

The province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said it is probing the circumstances surrounding his death. Other motions called for more resources to crack down on gun trafficking, the immediate h...

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Global warming is making more people kill themselves

Global warming is making more people kill themselves

Since the group's statistical analysis doesn't prove the presence of a physiological factor, merely suggests one, the researchers turned to social media to test whether the hotter temperatures are tru...

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Drug trial of Viagra on pregnant women halted after 11 babies die

Drug trial of Viagra on pregnant women halted after 11 babies die

When the trial in the Netherlands of sildenafil - sold under the brand name Viagra - was stopped, approximately half of 183 pregnant women participating were taking sildenafil, the Amsterdam Univers...

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Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Five senior executives of the company, including the chairwoman, were taken into custody for questioning by Changchun police this week, who announced they had begun an official criminal investigat...

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Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US

Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US

Since Bayer will not be able to meet its expected enrollment numbers for this study that relied on enrolling patients who were newly implanted with Essure , we'll be working with the company to best ...

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Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus caught in southeast Saskatchewan

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus caught in southeast Saskatchewan

The person affected was an adult living in the southeastern part of the state. State Epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard says out of 100 people that get infected with West Nile Virus, around ten people...

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Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not hiking drug prices

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not hiking drug prices

Merck's announcement comes days after Novartis decided against raising USA prices on its prescriptions drugs, and Pfizer recently postponed planned price increases for almost 100 drugs, a decisi...

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CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription

CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription

In her essay, Hall explained why she didn't want to engage with the pharmacist. Hall said she reached out to the CVS corporate office multiple times, but no one ever addressed her concerns. An examp...

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Eating Dinner Early May Lower Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancer

Eating Dinner Early May Lower Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancer

Currently, medical research is aiming to discover simple lifestyle changes that will play a huge role in reducing the risk of developing cancer. But, the small amount of estrogen produced by fat tissu...

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Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak

Germs like Salmonella in raw pet food can make your pets sick. Of 78 people with available information, 40 (51%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The CDC recommends that people han...

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West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

Mosquitoes are usually just irritating, but certain mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus, which can be deadly. About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in s...

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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH): Poised For Long Term Success?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH): Poised For Long Term Success?

After having $3.04 EPS previously, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's analysts see -0.33 % EPS growth. It has 945.71M outstanding shares and 945.43M shares have been floated in market exchange. Unite...

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Australian scientists develop

Australian scientists develop "world first" melanoma blood test

The Australian health system spends $201 million on melanoma a year with another $73 million on negative biopsies. What makes melanoma more unsafe than far more common skin cancers such as squam...

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First large-scale study on black men with aggressive prostate cancer

First large-scale study on black men with aggressive prostate cancer

The prostate cancer death rate of African-American men is more than two times higher than that of white men. "And in particular, we have found that people that have a longer nightly fasting duration...

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Research: Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

Research: Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

The team said further research is needed to understand the mechanism by which nitrates increases the risk of mania, but tests on rats showed that rodents which ate nitrate-added jerky displayed irregu...

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UK ethics body says gene-edited babies may be 'morally permissible'

UK ethics body says gene-edited babies may be 'morally permissible'

The UK now bans the practice, but the report urges more research into the safety, effectiveness and societal impact of the practice. The altering of targeted DNA in embryos before being transfer...

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My children don't see me as famous, says Britney Spears

My children don't see me as famous, says Britney Spears

Spears is now launching a sexy new perfume with Elizabeth Arden called Prerogative , available at Walmart and Kohl's. "I would tell that Britney just to believe in yourself, and never doubt you...

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