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1st mosquito batch tests positive for West Nile found near Elburn

1st mosquito batch tests positive for West Nile found near Elburn

One in five people who get infected with West Nile virus do not experience symptoms, but about one in 150 of the infected will develop a serious, potentially fatal, illness. Symptoms of West Nile vi...

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These 15 US Cities Are Hot Spots for Unvaccinated Kids

These 15 US Cities Are Hot Spots for Unvaccinated Kids

The rise in unvaccinated children stems from a discredited belief vaccines are linked to autism. To get a better idea of where these children are, researchers used data from the 18 states that allow...

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The Brain Just Can’t Resist Foods With Both Fats And Carbs

The Brain Just Can’t Resist Foods With Both Fats And Carbs

Basically, your brain response to carbohydrate-fat combinations is greater than it should be, based on the number of calories you derive from them - these combos lit up the reward circuitry in partici...

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Billy Caldwell allowed life-saving cannabis medication

Billy Caldwell allowed life-saving cannabis medication

On Monday, Caldwell, 50, from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, flew with the boy and a six-month supply of the medication used to treat up to 100 seizures a day into the United Kingdom airport...

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UK to relax immigration rules for non-EU doctors and nurses

UK to relax immigration rules for non-EU doctors and nurses

The government is to relax immigration rules to allow more non-EU skilled workers into the UK. We urge the Home Secretary to address these in his announcement tomorrow: to cut the arduous red tape a...

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Source of Idaho Child's Plague Is Uncertain

Source of Idaho Child's Plague Is Uncertain

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC ), the plague is most commonly contracted from bites from fleas that are infected with the bacteria, though people can also contract the disease t...

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Can religious belief make you live longer?

Can religious belief make you live longer?

People with religious affiliations may live longer according to a new study from Ohio State University . An analysis revealed people who listed a religious affiliation lived 9.45 years longer on ...

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Relay For Life of Western Berks raises funds to fight cancer

Relay For Life of Western Berks raises funds to fight cancer

But most importantly, participants said, they were fighting. "It makes me feel very grateful that my cancer is doing well, and that I can be here for others as well - you know, maybe family members ...

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David Spade donates Dollars 100,000 to charity after Kate Spade's death

David Spade donates Dollars 100,000 to charity after Kate Spade's death

He said: "More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realise but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support". The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention , Depres...

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Crow tests positive for West Nile Virus in Humboldt County

Crow tests positive for West Nile Virus in Humboldt County

Crystal Tate. "We actually had our first case in June past year". North Shore Mosquito Abatement District's Christopher Xamplas collects mosquito specimens from traps throughout the area and tests t...

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Large study finds workplace foods contribute to unhealthy eating

Large study finds workplace foods contribute to unhealthy eating

However, the vending machines may not be entirely to blame as free foods were estimated to account for 71 percent of all calories acquired at work. And when people were asked about what they were ge...

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Many in US take meds with depressive side effects

Many in US take meds with depressive side effects

The list of potential side effects that accompanies most prescription drug may seem farcically long, and it can be easy to assume that the ill effects won't impact you. Suicide rates are climbing in...

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Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

The researchers say men don't pay much attention to signs of heart disease , but they sure do pay attention when their sex life suffers. Over recent years, some studies have suggested that erectil...

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Raymond James Decides to Downgrade Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) Stock

Raymond James Decides to Downgrade Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) Stock

This means that analysts are more bullish on the forecast for BIOC stock. The RSI is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements. Institutional investors now h...

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The bubonic plague in America? A child in Idaho gets the diagnosis

The bubonic plague in America? A child in Idaho gets the diagnosis

There are a few plague cases every year in the U.S., mostly in the rural West and especially the Southwest. Central District Health Department, said in the statement about the infected child. Pla...

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American Toddlers Eat So Much 'Added Sugar' That They Exceed Adult Recommendations

American Toddlers Eat So Much 'Added Sugar' That They Exceed Adult Recommendations

It was found 60 percent of children began consuming added sugar before their first birthday. CDC report warns that toddlers are facing the highest level of added sugars in their diets - and it will pa...

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Companies remove A,B,O letters to illustration need for blood donations

Companies remove A,B,O letters to illustration need for blood donations

Don't wait until the letters A, B and O go missing from hospital shelves. Haviland Drainage Products, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, are partnering together in the Missing Types campai...

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Why are Southern Africa's Baobab Trees Dying Off?

Why are Southern Africa's Baobab Trees Dying Off?

Of the ten trees listed by the study authors, four died completely, meaning all their multiple stems toppled and died together. They made the discovery by chance during a study of the biology that e...

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Sweet young years: toddlers are getting too much added sugars, CDC reports

This study was carried out with the participation of the parents of 800 children from Maryland, aged between 6 and 23 months, who were consuming added sugars. Added sugar consumption was highest am...

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Mother of a 5-year-old warns about tick paralysis

Mother of a 5-year-old warns about tick paralysis

She said that her daughter went to bed "perfectly fine" the night before, but last Wednesday when she woke her up for daycare things took a "scary turn". After the tick has been engorged for multipl...

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Fitness Challenge: Kumaraswamy thanks PM Modi; says more concerned about Karnataka’s fitness

Fitness Challenge: Kumaraswamy thanks PM Modi; says more concerned about Karnataka’s fitness

The prime minister's one-and-a-half minute video comes almost a month after he accepted the fitness challenge thrown by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli . And although the pearls of its prac...

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Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

Caito said the recall extends to retailers and consumers because the affected products shipped between April 17 and June 7 and may still be on store shelves. However, it wasn't until Friday that the C...

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Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

The microbiologists found that roughly half of the 100 towels were growing risky microbes, including the potentially infection-inducing Staphylococcus (also known as "staph") and E. aureus ". Hal...

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Nipah contained, says minister

Nipah contained, says minister

State health minister K K Shylaja had said that the virus has been brought under control and its spread checked. The results of the 12 samples sent for examination were negative and no fresh cases ...

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Another legal battle brews over health care law

Another legal battle brews over health care law

But Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said it's not unprecedented for the Justice Department to refuse to defend a law it views as unconstitutional, so he doesn't see their decision as problematic...

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There’s ‘strong progress’ in fighting Ebola in Congo

There’s ‘strong progress’ in fighting Ebola in Congo

The forested terrain is so rough that even four-wheel-drive vehicles can't reach the area, which has no electricity, WHO's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters in Geneva. The current...

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Relay for Life takes on cancer

Relay for Life takes on cancer

Walmart's Team Kathy members carried poster size photographs of Leek that show her as a teen, a young mom rocking on a guitar and more recent photographs. "When the ones you love are diagnosed with or...

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Days after Kate Spade's death, David Spade braves comedy stage

Days after Kate Spade's death, David Spade braves comedy stage

The 61-year-old celebrity chef was a gifted storyteller and writer who traveled around the world discovering unique eateries, food and culture. WBFO caught up with some young women shoppers who were...

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Medicare Funding To Run Out 3 Years Earlier

Medicare Funding To Run Out 3 Years Earlier

The projections are the first from the administration since Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut into law in December. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement that there's time to ...

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New blood test may predict premature birth risk

New blood test may predict premature birth risk

The scientists found that levels of cell-free RNA from seven genes from the mother and the placenta could predict which pregnancies would end early. The new test relies on identifying chemicals in t...

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Broccoli Lattes Are Coming To A Cafe Near You

Broccoli Lattes Are Coming To A Cafe Near You

CSIRO first revealed what it dubbed the Broccolatte in a tweet , touting an easy way to squeeze healthy eating into consumers' busy days as two tablespoons of powder is equivalent to one serving ...

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Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions , said in a letter to Congress on Thursday that Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and almost did so his first year in office, approved the legal st...

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Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

President Donald Trump is setting up veterans for likely disappointment as he tells them they have freedom to get quick medical care from private doctors when they're unhappy with government-run hea...

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Bookworms more likely to end up shortsighted

Bookworms more likely to end up shortsighted

After taking into account potentially influential factors, the team found that every additional year of education was associated with more myopia, or more specifically, a refractive error of -0.27 dio...

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Justice Department won't defend Affordable Care Act provisions in court

Justice Department won't defend Affordable Care Act provisions in court

They say the rest of the law is not able to be separated from the mandate, and therefore should also be overturned. It said that the requirement that people have health insurance - the individua...

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Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Michigan, Indiana

Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Michigan, Indiana

The FDA is working to identify a supplier of pre-cut melon to stores connected to the outbreak. Most people who have been infected with salmonella Adelaide bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger ...

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CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. David Brent, a professo...

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Athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN) Given New $170.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank

Athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN) Given New $170.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank

Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated has invested 0% in athenahealth , Inc. Berenberg downgraded athenahealth, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATHN) for 69,630 shares. Baird set a $155.00 price target on athenahealt...

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Doctors hope experimental drug combo will increase immune response to breast cancer

Doctors hope experimental drug combo will increase immune response to breast cancer

Targeted therapy drugs are mainly used for the treatment of cancer, and are mostly used along with another treatments such as chemotherapy , surgery, and radiation therapy. The woman said if not for ...

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It shows the growing severity of the issue

Information about contributing circumstances for those who died by suicide was obtained via the National Violent Death Reporting System, which is relatively new and in place in only 27 states. Just da...

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