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Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement

Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement

As others speculated about his nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy , Trump had little to say about his choice, who could cement a conservative majority on the court for years to co...

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Tuberculosis spill prompts mass evacuation at Johns Hopkins

Tuberculosis spill prompts mass evacuation at Johns Hopkins

The possible tuberculosis exposure occurred in an internal bridge connecting two cancer research buildings on Thursday, according to a spokesperson for the medical center in Baltimore . Tuberculosi...

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HPV Test More Accurate than Pap In Screening for Cervical Cancer

HPV Test More Accurate than Pap In Screening for Cervical Cancer

Lead researcher Dr. Gina Ogilvie, a professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver explained that cervical cancer screening should be per...

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Confusion Ensues As Man Sets World Record At Hot Dog Eating Contest

Confusion Ensues As Man Sets World Record At Hot Dog Eating Contest

That didn't stop the Las Vegas eater from easily beating out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. This afternoon in New York , Joey Chesnutt ...

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Drinking Coffee Cuts Your Risk of Dying by 16 Percent, Study Says

Drinking Coffee Cuts Your Risk of Dying by 16 Percent, Study Says

And it's not the caffeine. "We know that some people metabolize caffeine quite slowly and are less tolerant of the apparent physical affects of caffeine, which of course comes from many sources ot...

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Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say

Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say

Fish pedicures have boomed since the first US fish spa opened in Virginia in 2008, Lipner claims in the paper, due to what she calls "unfounded claims" that the treatment leaves feet smoother and...

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Area ready to celebrate 4th of July

Area ready to celebrate 4th of July

The Animal Services Unit is also warning pet owners that that fireworks lead to a lot of missing pets on Fourth of July. This is an ongoing list . -The Andrews Chamber of Commerce will be holding t...

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High Heat, Oppressive Humidity And Potential Thunderstorms

High Heat, Oppressive Humidity And Potential Thunderstorms

While many towns will remain dry, where storms do pop up, rain could be heavy and accompanied by frequent lightning. Most of these will have dissipated by the time the cold front traverses souther...

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Walgreens Shares Sink After Amazon PillPack Deal

Walgreens Shares Sink After Amazon PillPack Deal

PillPack strives to provide the best possible customer experience for people in the United States who take multiple daily prescriptions. "Together with Amazon , we are eager to continue working wi...

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First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg

First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg

The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus were trapped in New Canaan on June 19. West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. People older than 50 and individu...

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Amazon to buy Somerville online pharmacy startup PillPack

Amazon to buy Somerville online pharmacy startup PillPack

Walgreens' chief executive, Stefano Pessina, said he was "not particularly worried" about the PillPack deal in an earnings conference call with analysts on Thursday, describing it only as a "decl...

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GE to spin off healthcare business, divest oil services

GE to spin off healthcare business, divest oil services

The news came as a shock throughout the radiology business, where an adage among purchasing managers once claimed "You'll never get fired for buying GE" - a testament to the company's reputation and...

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Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

More than 5,000 flight attendants participated in the study. Flight attendants had higher rates of all cancers investigated. Mordukhovich found higher prevalence of breast, melanoma, uterine, gast...

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Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

Other studies have linked shift work and disrupted circadian clocks to higher risk of breast and prostate cancers, possibly due to a reduced ability of DNA to fix itself and the way circadian rhythm...

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First FDA-approved drug made from marijuana has N.J. ties

First FDA-approved drug made from marijuana has N.J. ties

For those who have long argued that cannabis offers medical benefits, the FDA approval represents a milestone, "a recognition that the plant is a rich source of compounds which have potential ther...

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Woman Refused Pregnancy Termination Drugs at Walgreens

Woman Refused Pregnancy Termination Drugs at Walgreens

Arteaga opted to take the medical route, but the pharmacist she identified as Brian Hreniuc denied her the necessary prescription. The pharmacist, Mone says, refused to give her the medication becau...

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FDA Approves Country's First Marijuana-Based Medicine

The drug is derived from the cannabidiol of cannabis , and, as the plant is yet to be decriminalized by federal regulators, its approval gives GW Pharma a lead among cannabis-exposed companies in...

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First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

The first human case of West Nile virus in 2017 was reported on July 20, 2017. West Nile Virus has not hit Southern Oregon yet, but there have been reports of the virus in the Sacramento area of...

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Virus Infections in Early Life Could Set the Stage For Alzheimer’s

Virus Infections in Early Life Could Set the Stage For Alzheimer’s

In the course of course they can cause encephalitis and other chronic conditions. Now, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Banner Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at th...

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Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina

The victim's father reportedly purchased the laser pointer as a toy from a street vendor. A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently damaged his left eye by staring into a laser pointer's green beam. ...

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

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

She experienced only occasional itching and burning as the worm slithered under her skin. After 10 days the likeness of the pimples disappeared, but then the Russians lip swelled up to incredibl...

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New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

The research doesn't prove anything just yet, but it's an interesting theory and one that many experts have been talking about for some time. "However, if viruses or other infections are confirmed...

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Health Plan Guidance Is Available

Health Plan Guidance Is Available

The Association Health Plans (AHPs) announced by President Trump allow trade and professional associations to offer health care that can be tailored to small businesses' needs. Oklahoma's small bu...

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West Nile Virus Has Returned Across the USA

West Nile Virus Has Returned Across the USA

Over 35% of those cases resulted in hospitalizations, including two deaths. It was questioned because it happened much earlier in the season than human cases typically develop. No humans in either c...

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Gaming Organizations React to World Health Organization's 'Gaming Disorder' Classification

Gaming Organizations React to World Health Organization's 'Gaming Disorder' Classification

Especially with how some games use specific conditioning techniques in order to get players continue playing games and spending more money. The games industry is not hugely pleased by the recognit...

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Government announces £20bn increase to NHS funding

Government announces £20bn increase to NHS funding

But she has been roundly castigated for continuing to say that money would partly come from a " Brexit dividend ". It is expected that taxes and borrowing will rise to pay for the increase in fund...

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Yoga A "Passport" To Fitness, Wellness, Says PM Modi

He also highlighted the fact that Indian government has honored Nouf Marwaai, the first Saudi woman and certified yoga instructor, with the Padma Sri, one of the highest civilian awards of India for...

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Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

Yoga guru Ramdev conducted the yoga session attended by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, ministers, officers and local people at RAC ground in the presence of two officials from the Guinness World Reco...

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Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

However, video gaming addiction appears to be treated in a similar way as how the World Health Organization described a gambling addiction. We spoke to one parent who says he isn't sure if he'd...

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"Are you dead, sir?" ER doc caught mocking patient on video

Now Beth Keegstra , 57, the contracted physician who tended to the 20-year-old last week at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos , has been permanently taken out of the rotation of ER doctors at all ...

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Video game addiction is now considered a medical condition

Video game addiction is now considered a medical condition

Yesterday the WHO , the United Nations body concerned with worldwide public health, said classing Gaming Disorder as a distinct condition will serve a public health goal for countries to be bette...

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Giant Hogweed, plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness, is spreading

Giant Hogweed, plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness, is spreading

A toxic invasive plant has been found on private property east of Berryville, and people are advised to be on the lookout for it, an official with the Virginia Cooperative Extension said Monday. "...

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Britain's May to pledge 20-bln-pound health service cash boost

Britain's May to pledge 20-bln-pound health service cash boost

She will hope they are wrong when the time comes for the chancellor to tell us how much taxes will rise to fund it. Mr Hunt said there had been "huge, very difficult" discussions with the Treasury t...

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Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness

The WHO's International Classification of Diseases ( ICD ), a reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases, describes addiction to digital and video gaming as "a pattern of persistent ...

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Grandma attacked, kills bobcat with bare hands

Grandma attacked, kills bobcat with bare hands

Knowing that her 5-year old granddaughter was sleeping inside the home, she took action after the bobcat jumped on her, she says. When she returned outside to take a picture, she encountered the anima...

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Compulsive video game-playing could be mental health problem

Compulsive video game-playing could be mental health problem

Gaming disorder was considered for inclusion based on scientific evidence and the recommendations of experts around the world. Continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negativ...

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World Health Organization releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11)

Dr. Mark Griffiths, who has been researching the concept of video gaming disorder for 30 years, said the new classification would help legitimize the problem and strengthen treatment strategies. I...

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Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector

Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector

A major venture for the World Health Organization is creating and maintaining the International Classification of Diseases , which is a grading system that assists in identifying a wide range of sign...

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Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

She then grabbed the cat by its throat and didn't let go. Phillips knows something about bobcats because her father-in-law was once a bobcat trapper. After that her son came with a gun and knife and w...

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Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Recall of ‘Honey Smacks’

Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Recall of ‘Honey Smacks’

So far, 60 people in five Midwestern states have been ill, and 31 of whom were known to have been hospitalized. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code c...

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