• Congo's Ebola outbreak may not be containable, CDC director says
Congo's Ebola outbreak may not be containable, CDC director says

Although the "rVSV-Ebola" vaccine is not commercially licensed, it is being used under "expanded access" or what is also known as "compassionate use" in the ongoing Ebola outbreak DRC. In 2015, the vaccine was given to more than 16,000 volunteers involved in several studies in Africa, Europe and the United States where it was found to be safe and p...

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  • Two Economic Policies Likely to Change With Democrats in Control of House
Two Economic Policies Likely to Change With Democrats in Control of House

Baker said one of the most "positive developments" of Tuesday's voting was the re-election of several other Republican governors in the northeast who he considers moderate, including Gov. Blackburn will be the first female senator to represent her state. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also issued a warning for Democrat...

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  • Joining Up To Fundraise For Breast Cancer Research
Joining Up To Fundraise For Breast Cancer Research

Clinical Nurse Specialist Addie Mitchell at Breast Cancer Care told The Sun that a majority of women don't regularly check their breasts, so having Alexa to guide them "will help empower many with the confidence to build this potentially lifesaving habit into their routine".

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  • Rare Polio Like Illness Has Us Health Authorities On Alert
Rare Polio Like Illness Has Us Health Authorities On Alert

More than 120 confirmed or possible cases of the mysterious and rare condition have been documented so far this year, mostly since August, a top federal health official said Tuesday . If they are having pain, we treat their pain. A frustration has been trying to get insurance companies to cover the prolonged physical therapy required.

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  • Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas
Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

The illness can lead to serious complications - including paralysis or respiratory failure - and requires immediate medical attention. There are now 62 confirmed reports of acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, an illness similar to polio, across 22 states in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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  • Possible case of AFM in Douglas County
Possible case of AFM in Douglas County

So far this year, there have been 62 confirmed cases in 22 states. "We understand that people, particularly parents, are concerned about AFM", said Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases , according to the Washington Post .

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  • Things to Know About Breast Cancer
Things to Know About Breast Cancer

Last year, more than 10,000 participants took part and raised more than $575,000 at the borough's event, said Nitisha Moore, American Cancer Society Bronx community development manager. The 3D machines also keep records of a patient's previous scans, Suri said. "There are other people who are suffering but just don't know where to get help, where t...

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  • Fight breast cancer and get a coffee
Fight breast cancer and get a coffee

The American Cancer Society's recommended screening guidelines allow women between 40 to 44 years of age the option for an annual mammography; 45 to 54 years of age should have an annual mammogram; and those 55 years of age and older may transition to biennial mammogram or maintain annual mammogram.

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  • President Trump campaigns while Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc
President Trump campaigns while Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc

Since being charged, Cohen has become an opponent of the president, a stark difference from the days when he vowed to take a bullet for President Donald Trump and worked behind the scenes to fix Trump's problems. "Did you hear what he said?'" he said imitating reporters. "That's pretty good", he said amidst applause from the audience. WATCH: ...

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  • Colorado health department reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children
Colorado health department reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children

But not all who fall ill from an enterovirus will go on to develop the condition, experts say. Dr. Fernando Acosta Jr., a neurologist at Cook Children's, said there is no cure or treatment at this time. Nationwide, 38 cases in 16 states have been reported and there is still no known cause. Since 2015, when IL began monitoring reports of AFM in ...

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  • President Trump holds rally in Iowa
President Trump holds rally in Iowa

Susan Collins of ME was among the senators who new Justice Brett Kavanaugh singled out for "special gratitude" Monday evening during his ceremonial swearing in to the Supreme Court at the White House. Kavanaugh's nomination was thrown into jeopardy when university research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford came forward with accusations that he h...

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  • Flu season is here; inoculations urged
Flu season is here; inoculations urged

Children and pregnant women are especially susceptible to complications from the flu. After an extremely deadly and severe flu season previous year, health professionals want Washingtonians to be more prepared this time around. Your immune system may be strong enough to protect you from experiencing flu symptoms, but what about your grandparents,...

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  • Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

The deputies took refuge on top of the van, and high-water rescue teams dispatched to the scene saved them. The women who died have been identified by the Marion County coroner as Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach, and Wendy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, N.C.

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  • Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Trogdon said flash flooding will last for several days and river and marine flooding could last up to a week. This time, the biggest danger isn't flash floods. Florence was one of two major storms threatening millions of people on opposite sides of the world. And a 77-year-old man died when he was knocked over by wind , he said.

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  • US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'
US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the plan Wednesday, saying the agency is giving the manufacturers of Juul , Vuse, MarkTen, Blu, and Logic-which make up more than 97% of the U.S. More generally, the FDA wants Juul and the other companies to contemplate "the particular youth appeal of their products", which involves features, such as styl...

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  • Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Average age was 46 to 49 years among participants starting NSAIDs and 56 years among those starting paracetamol . Shock new findings show Diclofenac - a drug used to treat back pain, headaches and arthritis - is linked to "major cardiovascular events".

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  • Days After McCain's Death, Arizonans Head To Polls In State Primary
Days After McCain's Death, Arizonans Head To Polls In State Primary

A Trump ally there is looking for a boost from an endorsement by the president in his race for governor against the more establishment choice. Florida is a major presidential battleground state. Can a blue wave crash tornado alley? Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum could surprise Democrats here. In Oklahoma , where term-limited Republican Mary...

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  • Coconut oil could be pure poison: declares Harvard professor
Coconut oil could be pure poison: declares Harvard professor

Interestingly, a video of her speech which was uploaded on YouTube has now received over 900,000 views. Translated by Business Insider , Michels argues "coconut oil is more unsafe than lard because it nearly exclusively contains saturated fatty acids, ones that can clog the coronary arteries".

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  • First West Nile Virus death in Utah in 2018 confirmed
First West Nile Virus death in Utah in 2018 confirmed

No human cases of West Nile have been confirmed in the county, Emergency Management said. August and September are when the majority of West Nile cases occur. West Nile has been detected in several birds collected in Kalamazoo County, according to The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department.

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  • Manitoba affected by BC wildfire smoke, special air quality alert in effect
Manitoba affected by BC wildfire smoke, special air quality alert in effect

Wildfire smoke is the culprit behind the poor air quality. Officials have extended the air quality advisory for the Bay Area through Tuesday , saying they expect winds to blow smoke into the area. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for parts of Minnesota including a portion of south-central Minnesota from...

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  • Scientists step closer to making universal blood
Scientists step closer to making universal blood

Whereas type A or B blood can only receive transfusions from (or make donations to) others with the same blood type , medical professionals can use type O blood with any of the three other major blood types: A, B, or O. Using this approach, Withers and team were able to home in on enzymes used by bacteria to remove sugars from glycosylated pro...

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  • Harvard expert’s criticism of coconut oil widely shared online
Harvard expert’s criticism of coconut oil widely shared online

Sacks said he was surprised by the negative backlash he received after the American Heart Association advisory came out previous year. While three quarters of the United States public considered coconut oil to be healthy, the review noted that only 37% of nutritionists agreed.

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  • New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

Additionally, students who are not saddled with six-figure debt after graduation can pursue fields that may not be as high-paying but still important, such as pediatrics and obstetrics, NYU said in a press release. "That's too late if we wish to expand the pipeline to bring forth the broadest, most talented group of students, and to give them the f...

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  • New Haven Mayor Toni Harp gives update on K-2 overdose outbreak
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp gives update on K-2 overdose outbreak

A new report estimated a record 72,000 Americans died past year from drug overdoses , a rise of around 10 percent, the Centres for Disease Control said on Wednesday. Hawk said some people got better with the help of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug, while others didn't. Nationally, overdose deaths reached a record level of 72,000 in 20...

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  • West Nile Virus Activity Reported in 40 States and District of Columbia
West Nile Virus Activity Reported in 40 States and District of Columbia

Anyone concerned about mosquitoes should avoid being out at dawn and dusk. Greene County Public Health (GCPH) recently received notice from ODH that the positive result came from a pool of mosquitoes in Beavercreek in the neighborhood of N.

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  • WHO joins hands with Health Ministry to launch hepatitis control programme
WHO joins hands with Health Ministry to launch hepatitis control programme

The event is organized by the WHO in cooperation with the Mongolian government to mark World Hepatitis Day . 15%-20% of all chronic liver disease and hepatocellular cancer HCC in India are caused by HCV . World Health Organization has chose to observe 28th July as " World Hepatitis Day " to create awareness among people about the infection, it...

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  • Hot dog freebies and weiner deals Wednesday
Hot dog freebies and weiner deals Wednesday

Stop by participating Burger King restaurants today to get a classic grilled hot dog for only 79 cents. To get the deal, the company says you have to download the app before Wednesday and you also will get a coupon for a free milkshake for downloading.

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  • Obamacare 'navigator' program cut further by Trump administration
Obamacare 'navigator' program cut further by Trump administration

Insurers rely on the funding, which serves as a backstop for those who wind up with a high share of costly enrollees. Technically, the administration has only suspended risk adjustment payments , not permanently ended them. Almost 9 in 10 people buying coverage on the ACA exchanges qualify for federal subsidies based on their incomes, and the am...

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  • Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak
Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak

At least 30 of the 100 have been hospitalised, while no deaths have been reported , the CDC said. The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. In addition, the agency has advised the public to report any sales of the cereal to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their area. The...

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  • Collins And Murkowski Hedge Their Bets After Kavanaugh Announcement
Collins And Murkowski Hedge Their Bets After Kavanaugh Announcement

That's why Brett Kavanaugh , President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee, probably isn't surprised that a certain Minnesota Law Review piece he wrote in 2009 about sitting presidents and indictments is getting plenty of attention. Cashman signed a letter, organized by Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill , backing the 53-year-old Kavan...

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  • Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest
Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest

Eager to continue his dominance in the competition, Chestnut displayed a jaw-breaking eating endurance as he quickened the tempo by eating seven hot dogs in a minute. But Chestnut has said he has capacity for even more . Her goal for the big day is ten; this will be her second year competing, and the first time joined by her daughter.

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  • June 27 is National Hiv Testing Day
June 27 is National Hiv Testing Day

It is expected more than 1,500 people will participate in the initiative and the pilot project will lead to more newly identified patients with HIV in the month of June across the country, compared to other months of the year. He says that CAMP Rehoboth and other agencies in DE have been working hard to reach those who are afraid to get tested. ...

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  • U.S. health officials approve first marijuana-based prescription drug
U.S. health officials approve first marijuana-based prescription drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, a cannabidiol oral solution for the treatment of seizures related to epilepsy . Side effects included sleepiness, sedation, lethargy, elevated liver enzymes, decreased appetite, diarrhea , rash, weakness, insomnia, poor quality sleep and infections.

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  • Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm
Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm

Per LiveScience , the woman first photographed the lump below her eye near the nose before it moved to her eyelid and then to her lip, where the infestation caused some serious swelling. Soon after the lump's latest migration, the 32-year-old woman went to an eye doctor, who also observed a "superficial moving oblong nodule at the left upper eye...

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  • Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition
Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition

This means that those diagnosed will be entitled to be treated by the NHS. Separately, the WHO listed " hazardous gaming ", which is when a pattern of gaming "appreciably increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health consequences to this individual or others around this individual".

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  • CDC warns residents in 8 U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak
CDC warns residents in 8 U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak

Caito Foods has seized production and distribution of the melons. -Stores selling the pre-cut melon (with brand name if applicable): Walmart (Freshness Guaranteed); Whole Foods /Amazon (Whole Foods Market); Costco (Garden Highway); Kroger (generic label distributed by Renaissance Food Group); Walgreens (Delish); Trader Joe's (Trader Joe's); Jay...

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  • Could Trump admin. help take ObamaCare down?
Could Trump admin. help take ObamaCare down?

Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, slammed the Trump administration on Friday for not defending the ACA in court. "The Justice Department has a long-standing, durable, bipartisan commitment to defend acts of Congress ".

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  • How to have tough conversations about mental health
How to have tough conversations about mental health

Reidenberg understands the complexities of suicides, pointing out there are nearly always multiple causes, including mental illnesses , substance abuse, a life change such as a job loss or a break up. Family members or friends concerned about someone who is struggling can ask directly about suicide and remove firearms or any other means the pers...

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  • At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered
At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered

In its Vital Signs report , the CDC said that almost 45,000 Americans died by their own hand in 2016. "But I think the truth is, you really make it less likely, because they know there's somebody who cares about them, and you can help them get help".

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  • Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons — CDC
Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons — CDC

The cases have been reported in all regions of the state. Both stores have removed all cut melon associated with this outbreak, MI health officials say. Symptoms usually hit 12 to 72 hours after eating food contaminated by the salmonella bacteria, and may be severe enough to require hospitalization.

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  • Medicare, Social Security running out of money faster than expected
Medicare, Social Security running out of money faster than expected

Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which is known as Medicare Part A and covers inpatient care for older Americans, will be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than projected last year. CMS is also increasing choice in Medicare Advantage, which will have new benefit choices in 2019. Medicare trustees say the trust fund that covers Medicare...

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  • African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy
African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy

However, numerous men who were at death's door have been on the drug for more than 18 months and show no signs of the disease'. Researcher Professor Johann de Bono commented on the findings: "This is the first evidence that a subset of prostate cancer patients do spectacularly well on immunotherapy".

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  • Smoking dips, awareness yet to rise: World Health Organization study
Smoking dips, awareness yet to rise: World Health Organization study

Around 40,000 people die of smoking-related diseases in the country every year, and numerous diseases like cancers, cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are leading death causes in Vietnam, he noted. A study past year found that despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth had meant there was an in...

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  • New field staff for Mycoplasma bovis eradication
New field staff for Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Found in Europe and the USA, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases. Authorities insist the decision is to stop future production losses and is unrelated to food safety. Farming is vital to the economy in New Zealand, whose isolation has helped protect it from some diseases which affect herds elsewh...

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  • Sleep in this weekend
Sleep in this weekend

But when the short sleepers slept in on the weekends , their mortality rate did not differ from that of the consistent seven-hour-a-night sleepers. But Dr Stuart Peirson, an expert on the human "body clock" but who was not involved in the research, said the study offered a more nuanced view than previous research, which had suggested that both v...

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  • New Orleans Saints react to NFL's new national anthem rules
New Orleans Saints react to NFL's new national anthem rules

How's that working for you, Commish? Freedom of speech does not exist for National Football League players now, we get fined for protesting for something we believe in, FINE ME! In changing the policy, Goodell and the owners who supported the change, showed that they were more concerned with how racist and white supremacist enabler Trump and ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, faces rape charges
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, faces rape charges

Weinstein's spokesman Juda Engelmayer and his lawyer Benjamin Brafman both declined to comment to Reuters on Thursday on the charges. Someone inside asked me how Mr. Handcuffed and silent, he ignored a a lineup of reporters snapping photos and shouting questions. After the hearing, Nicholas described Weinstein as "lumbering" out of the courtro...

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  • Filmmakers protest in solidarity with Palestine at Cannes
Filmmakers protest in solidarity with Palestine at Cannes

People get very upset at you if you, like, don't wear heels or something-whatever. However, according to the Hollywood Reporter , festival director Thierry Fremaux later said that the existence of a high heel policy was just a rumor . Stewart isn't the first to go barefoot at Cannes , in 2016 actress Julia Roberts went shoeless to the premiere o...

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  • FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptoms in adults
FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptoms in adults

Lucemyra is an oral, specific alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist that decreases the arrival of norepinephrine. Gottlieb said the FDA wants to "strike the right balance" between making policies that give patients who need opioids the proper accessibility and preventing opioid exposures that lead to new addictions .

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  • Disillusionment appears to help Shiite cleric in Iraq vote
Disillusionment appears to help Shiite cleric in Iraq vote

The ballot Saturday saw a record low turnout, as only 44.5 percent of eligible voters headed to the polls in the lowest participation rate since the 2003 US-led ouster of Saddam Hussein. The final results were due to be announced later on Monday. As a result, he can argue that he is the only credible politician representing a "national coalition"...

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