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80 people collapse and drop like flies from marijuana overdoses

80 people collapse and drop like flies from marijuana overdoses

Testing from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration revealed that the drug in question is K2. Synthetic marijuana, called " spice " and other names, usually is plant material sprayed with chemi...

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Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

The world's oldest cheese has just been recovered in Egypt after being left for 3,200 years in the tomb of Ptahmes , the mayor of Memphis. The chemical scientist at Catania University in Italy beli...

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Chemical linked to cancer found in certain breakfast cereals

Chemical linked to cancer found in certain breakfast cereals

You could be ingesting the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup for breakfast, per a report identifying traces of the chemical glyphosate in Cheerios, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, and Great Value...

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Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

Out of the dozens of people rushed to the hospital, only two showed life-threatening symptoms, authorities said. Officials confirm that a third arrest has been made after over 100 overdoses on K2, o...

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New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

Few medical schools have managed to cover tuition for a wide swath of students . New York University is offering free tuition for all of its medical students. New York University medical students re...

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United Kingdom beats out Louisville hospitals in U.S

United Kingdom beats out Louisville hospitals in U.S

It is ranked No. 5 in rehabilitation medicine, No. 7 in cancer care, and No. 12 in diabetes and endocrinology. Morristown Medical Center was one of only 31 hospitals in the nation that was rated hig...

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Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

Most of the overdoses occurred Wednesday morning on the New Haven Green. The Town of Hamden wants to remind people who use any street drugs can, and may, result in death or serious medical complic...

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Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC

Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC

The CDC says the measles virus is "highly contagious" and can be spread to others by coughing or sneezing. CDC recommends children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12...

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1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in CT

1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in CT

Cases of the West Nile virus have also been reported this year in Hungary, Romania and Serbia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Clean and chlorinate swi...

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Which men's underwear is best for healthy sperm? Science finds the answer

Which men's underwear is best for healthy sperm? Science finds the answer

In addition to the previous findings, the scientists also found that men who wore loose underwear also had 33% more swimming sperms per ejaculation than others who wore tighter ones. We know what yo...

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New DoD Policy Prohibits GPS-Enabled Devices in Deployed Settings

New DoD Policy Prohibits GPS-Enabled Devices in Deployed Settings

The order says the applications on personal or government-issued devices present a " significant risk " to military personnel, so those capabilities must be turned off in certain operational areas. Da...

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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

A mosquito trap in Drumbo tested positive for the virus during routine surveillance. The product used will be a mosquito pesticide called Zenivex E20, which kills adult mosquitoes, but is not harm...

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Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

They also viewed that malnutrition is responsible, directly or indirectly, for about one thirds of deaths among children under five years old. The survey also revealed that not even 50% of the childre...

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Skimpy health insurance plans & pre-existing conditions are back under new Trump rule

Skimpy health insurance plans & pre-existing conditions are back under new Trump rule

Plans will carry a disclaimer that they don't meet the Affordable Care Act's requirements and safeguards. The administration's short-term plan proposal was widely criticized by patient advocacy and ...

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Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018

Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018

The child, from the Southern Health region, was likely exposed in early July and experienced neurological symptoms, the province said. The Department of Public Health and Wellness said in a release ...

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Sanders' Medicare Plan Could Cost $32.6 Trillion

Sanders' Medicare Plan Could Cost $32.6 Trillion

That's right. A report that was supposed to discredit the single-payer solution found that, even after the benefits of a Medicare for All program are realized-"additional healthcare demand that ar...

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Mosquitoes in London trap test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in London trap test positive for West Nile virus

About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in some cases, can result in death. Less than 1 percent of infected people with West Nile Virus will develop ...

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Hologic warned over inappropriate marketing of vaginal rejuvenation procedures

Hologic warned over inappropriate marketing of vaginal rejuvenation procedures

In some cases, women who've gone into early menopause after breast cancer treatments are opting for these interventions, but "the deceptive marketing of a unsafe procedure with no proven benefit, in...

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New York City Bans Smoking in Public Housing Apartments

New York City Bans Smoking in Public Housing Apartments

This includes not only the homes themselves, but any public areas, and a 25-foot radius around any outdoor spaces. It will impact thousands of households in the Memphis area. "We have no choice here i...

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Man's legs amputated after dog's licks lead to infection, family says

Man's legs amputated after dog's licks lead to infection, family says

Doctors told them Manteufel was having complications from an infection that was later discovered to have come from a bacteria called capnocytophaga found in dog saliva. He had developed a severe inf...

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Accelerate progress to achieve goal of eliminating hepatitis by 2030

Accelerate progress to achieve goal of eliminating hepatitis by 2030

Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin (HBIG) may be used to protect persons who are exposed to Hepatitis B. It is particularly efficacious within 48 hours of the incident. NY is now home to the nation's first st...

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly shooting in Toronto

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly shooting in Toronto

The statement says the Sunday evening attack in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood had been carried out in response to Islamic State's call on its followers to target citizens of countries participati...

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Amid Salmonella outbreak, Austinites with backyard chicken coops should heed this warning

Amid Salmonella outbreak, Austinites with backyard chicken coops should heed this warning

Though no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products , the company is issuing the recall as a precaution, they said in a statement . Children younger than 5 years old should be sup...

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Transgender woman says Arizona pharmacist REFUSED to fill her hormone treatment

Transgender woman says Arizona pharmacist REFUSED to fill her hormone treatment

Kilar said the ACLU's objective in helping publicize Hall's experience was ensuring that CVS makes clear to customers that it will not tolerate discrimination from employees on the basis of gender ide...

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West Nile virus death reported in southeastern NC

West Nile virus death reported in southeastern NC

Those who do become ill experience symptoms such as a fever, headaches, muscle aches, rashes and fatigue. Only in about one percent of cases does the virus turn deadly. South-central Kansas, including...

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Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes

Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes

But those drugs make up less than 0.1% of Merck's overall sales, Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat said in a note on Thursday. We are also lowering our price on ZEPATIER by 60 percent and several o...

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CHINA Recall of Chinese medication for high blood pressure linked to cancer

CHINA Recall of Chinese medication for high blood pressure linked to cancer

Three companies agreed to voluntarily pull the generic drug containing valsartan after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that it may be tainted with the human carcinogen N-nitrosodimeth...

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Man dies after eating raw oyster, Florida Health said

Man dies after eating raw oyster, Florida Health said

The man died on July 10 after eating at an unidentified restaurant in Sarasota County, according to the Florida Department of Health. The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately i...

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President Trump took Russia's side against his own country

President Trump took Russia's side against his own country

An exchange between President Trump and a reporter Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting has sparked confusion about where Mr. Trump stands on whether Russian Federation is continuing to target the Unite...

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National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals

National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals

No matter how you enjoy your hot dog, today is the flawless day to do it. Hot diggidy dawg! It's National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday and you can chomp 'em for cheap at several restaurants offering dea...

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CMS Cuts ACA Navigator Funding Grants by $26M for 2019

CMS Cuts ACA Navigator Funding Grants by $26M for 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service said Saturday it was halting the payments due to a judge's ruling. Now that the risk adjustment payments are on hold, some state regulators fear t...

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Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination

Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination

Health Canada is warning that several drugs containing an ingredient used to treat high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes are being recalled because they were found to contain a can...

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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

The jury has initially awarded $550 million in compensation and added $4.1 billion in punitive damages. The company is facing more than 9,000 plaintiffs in cases involving body powders with talc, ac...

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‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

The recall was issued June 14. The first cases were reported in March and the most recent ones on July 2. Those symptoms can last between four and seven days, and such illnesses send about 23,000 pe...

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Did The U.S. Threaten Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution?

Did The U.S. Threaten Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution?

This is what triggered inquiries to the USA government to review the language. Ecuador was set to introduce a resolution based on that research , but as more than a dozen worldwide representa...

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'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'

Feedback on maternal wellbeing showed that sleep problems (as defined by the parents), which were significantly associated with maternal quality of life, were reported less frequently in the group...

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Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

The risk adjustment program redistributes funds from plans with lower-risk enrollees to plans with higher-risk enrollees. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The Mar...

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Trump administration halts billions of dollars of ACA payments

Trump administration halts billions of dollars of ACA payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees the program, cited a recent federal court decision that found the formula for calculating the risk adjustment payments t...

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Del Monte vegetable trays linked to hundreds of illnesses

Del Monte vegetable trays linked to hundreds of illnesses

The trays were purchased at various retailers including Kwik Trip or Kwik Star convenience stores. Multiple U.S. government agencies are investigating illnesses associated with hundreds of Del Monte...

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Harvard Researchers Make Headway On HIV Vaccine

Harvard Researchers Make Headway On HIV Vaccine

Carlos del Rio, who was not involved with the study but has done similar research as the co-principal investigator of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit. Human trials included 393 participants i...

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