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Police make arrest after 46 people overdose at CT park

The city also saw more than a dozen synthetic marijuana overdoses in late January. Authorities suspect K2, a manmade cannabinoid, is to blame for the incident and noted that the substance may have...

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Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

As he said, "with regard to the carcinogenic molecules contained in regular cigarette smoke, electronic vapor certainly contains fewer carcinogens". I do not believe that electronic cigarettes are ...

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At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

Emergency responders found people of a variety of ages suffering from a range of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Eighteen people collapsed on Wednesday morning within a span of th...

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Ontario 03:26 PM Ontario pauses opening 3 overdose-prevention sites

Ontario 03:26 PM Ontario pauses opening 3 overdose-prevention sites

It's not just the government. Workers on the front lines of the opioid overdose crisis are hoping Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott's review of overdose prevention services is a quick one...

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CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the United States has seen 107 cases in 21 states from January to July. In 2017 alone, there were 118 reported cases of measles. T...

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West Nile-positive mosquitos put Warren County at risk

West Nile-positive mosquitos put Warren County at risk

More information on West Nile Virus and other infections can be sought by calling the Merced County Department of Public Health at 209-381-1200. West Nile virus - which is carried by infected mosqui...

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Mayo Clinic Tops U.S

Mayo Clinic Tops U.S

The honor roll includes 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties. The top hospital nationally was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; followed by ...

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Racing's Loss In Fredericton Shooting

Racing's Loss In Fredericton Shooting

Burns' family has asked for privacy as they continue to grieve, but said in a statement Saturday that Burns loved her job and "went to work each shift committed to serving this great community". Fitch...

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Barnes-Jewish hospital ranked #11 on America's Best Hospitals list

Both were ranked a year ago. The only Florida hospital to place in the top five in one of the 16 specialty rankings nationally was Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, which was r...

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Researchers discover how blue light from displays accelerates blindness

Researchers discover how blue light from displays accelerates blindness

Blue light is a common issue for many modern Americans. Blue light has a shorter wavelength and more energy compared with other colors, according to researchers quoted by The Guardian . To protect ...

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Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks

Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks

An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported. After nearly seventeen heart-wrenching days of carrying her dead calf ...

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Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness

Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness

Futurism noted that scientists already knew that blue light from screens "contributed" to blindness , but they didn't understand the mechanism behind why until now. It is caused by the death of phot...

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Orca given antibiotics in rescue attempt

Orca given antibiotics in rescue attempt

NOAA Fisheries says an global team reached the 3½-year-old orca known as J50 Thursday in the waters near Washington state's San Juan Island. One week later, members of her pod were seen taking tur...

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New research found men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm count

New research found men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm count

The men ranged in age from 18 to 56, but their average age was in the mid-30s. Each provided a semen and blood sample, and answered a questionnaire that asked about the type of underwear they most o...

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CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota

CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota

In each case the people had no symptoms at the time of donating blood through a blood collection agency, but whose blood tested positive when screened for the presence of West Nile virus. The illness ...

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'My personal life is not for public consumption'

'My personal life is not for public consumption'

A source said: "They are very happy". If such an event is taking place, I'd love to celebrate with her because she is lovely and she deserves all the happiness. Priyanka and Nick have been in touch...

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Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks with a Female Doctor

Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks with a Female Doctor

In the United States, women are less likely than men to survive the years after a heart attack , even after accounting for age. For both men and women , the same advice on preventing heart at...

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Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

The latest flare-up was announced one week after Congo's government declared the end of another outbreak in northwestern Congo that is believed to have killed 33 people as well. But the new outbre...

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West Nile Found In Wyoming Mosquito Test

West Nile Found In Wyoming Mosquito Test

A crow tested positive in Sarnia in late July. There was one human case of West Nile virus in Oxford County in 2017. With a second positive result for the virus residents should make sure they use...

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Pentagon restricts use of location-logging fitness trackers

Pentagon restricts use of location-logging fitness trackers

USA troops and civilian Defense Department employees are now prohibited from using geolocation features or functionality on government-issued and personal devices while in locations identified as "ope...

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China reports 18,400 voluntary organ donors by July

China reports 18,400 voluntary organ donors by July

Children under 18, individuals who lack the mental capacity to understand the changes and people who have not lived in England for at least 12 months before their death will be excluded from the plans...

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Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Statistics from the Ministry of Public Health revealed that 18.6% of Qatari children and 36% of non-Qatari children exclusively breastfeed during the first six months of life. No one can deny the impo...

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Kim Kardashian Recalls TOUGH Conversation With Khloe About Tristan Thompson Drama

Kim Kardashian Recalls TOUGH Conversation With Khloe About Tristan Thompson Drama

Speaking about the births of Khloe's three-month-old daughter True, Kim's six-month-old daughter Chicago, and Kylie's daughter Stormi, also six months, Kourtney said: "I think it's really special ...

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Response to Congo's new Ebola outbreak 'highly complex'

Response to Congo's new Ebola outbreak 'highly complex'

The organization's emergency response chief, Peter Salama, expressed concern about the regional risks this outbreak could pose - given the pattern of its spread and its closeness to worldwide frontier...

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Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants

Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants

Scientists have once again proved the seemingly impossible is possible, growing lungs in a lab and then transplanting them into pigs. The pig (and future patients) will benefit from having a transplan...

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Not drinking alcohol in middle age linked to increased risk of dementia

Not drinking alcohol in middle age linked to increased risk of dementia

With heavy drinking, however, dementia became even more prevalent, though for different reasons. People who abstain from alcohol in middle age may be at heightened risk of dementia later in life, re...

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CDC: 'Don't wash, reuse condoms!'

CDC: 'Don't wash, reuse condoms!'

For more information about condom effectiveness or about sexually transmitted diseases, visit the CDC's website . Some people misuse condoms as they wash and reuse them. The post has since gone viral...

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Ebola virus re-emerges in Congolese conflict zone

Ebola virus re-emerges in Congolese conflict zone

Another 20 people have died from unidentified haemorrhagic fevers in the area, mostly in the second half of July. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than...

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Trump administration widens availability of skimpy, short-term health plans

Trump administration widens availability of skimpy, short-term health plans

The policies will be available for 12 months at a time, up from a current limit of three, and customers will be able to renew them for additional years. "For many who've got pre-existing conditions or...

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CDC: ‘Don’t Wash Or Reuse Condoms’

CDC: ‘Don’t Wash Or Reuse Condoms’

Apparently, it needs to be said: Don't wash or reuse condoms . The CDC sent out a tweet simply saying, "we say it because people do it". "Use a fresh one for each #sex act", the CDC tweeted. Th...

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UK: Superbugs used in hospitals becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

UK: Superbugs used in hospitals becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

Administered as a preventative and treatment against infections caused by thousands of animals living together in tight conditions with little access to fresh air or sunlight, antibiotics are also use...

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West Nile Virus found in some mosquitoes in Portsmouth, Ohio area

West Nile Virus found in some mosquitoes in Portsmouth, Ohio area

Officials with the Maryland Department of Health said in a statement that the infected person lives in the Baltimore region. In Fairfax County, you can request the health department conduct a mosq...

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Study points to pollution role in lung cancer

Doctor Martínez-Sánchez warned the majority of developed countries will be the "first to witness" lung cancer mortality rates surpass that of breast cancer . The project was started by a lung cance...

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Don't wash or reuse condoms, United States agency advises Americans

However, after reports that people were misusing condoms by washing and reusing them, the CDC wanted to remind the public that condoms are a one-and-done kind of device. Take this to heart. The CDC ...

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Scientists to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson’s

Scientists to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson’s

The effort is being led by Jun Takahashi, a neurosurgeon at Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), in cooperation with Kyoto University Hospital . As an added precaut...

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Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Would Cost Additional $32.6 Trillion

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Would Cost Additional $32.6 Trillion

The plan builds on existing Medicare legislation, covering all US residents and eliminating copays and deductibles for medical expenses. Needless to say , Sanders was delighted to turn the ta...

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CBD improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer

CBD improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer

Strikingly, mice with pancreatic cancer that were treated with cannabidiol alongside chemotherapy , survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, our study repo...

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FDA warns against 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments

FDA warns against 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, in a statement , said the products have serious risks, have not been reviewed or approved for use in such procedures and don't have adequate evidence to support the claim...

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Another Ebola outbreak hits DRC days after previous outbreak declared over

The confirmation of Ebola return to the DRC was earlier reported by Governor Julien Paluku of the North Kivu province. A team of 12 experts from the health ministry will arrive in Beni on Thursday...

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San Fernando Valley residents warned of more mosquitoes with West Nile virus

San Fernando Valley residents warned of more mosquitoes with West Nile virus

In 2017, MS had 63 west nile virus cases and two deaths. "The best way to protect yourself against illness is to wear insect repellent and to get rid of any stagnant water around your home to reduc...

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