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West Nile Virus a "Public Health Threat" in Southern N.H

The agency reported investigating 73 cases of the West Nile virus so far in 2018. To date, Nebraska has reported 79 cases with 42 of the cases being neuroinvasive. Try to stay indoors when mosquitoes ...

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Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else

Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else

It'll cost about $1,100 (more than P59,000), topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time. At the top you'll see the infamous notch has been retained for Face ID, which A...

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X marks the slot as Apple moves to eSIM

X marks the slot as Apple moves to eSIM

California tech giant Apple on Wednesday unveiled its first dual-SIM card gadget at an event held at the company's new headquarters, Steve Jobs Theater, in Cupertino, California. Apple also announce...

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FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

The owners of Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Makers argue that e-cigarettes can help adult smokers transition away from burnt tobacco products. ...

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Common painkiller linked to an increased risk of heart problems

The researchers believe that people should finally recognize the potential health risks of the drug and reduce its usage. A study carried out by researchers in Denmark looked at nearly 1,400,000 p...

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A third of Aussies not active enough

A third of Aussies not active enough

For the study , that was published in The Lancet Public Health , researchers took into account activity-related data from 358 surveys. What was found is that nothing seems to have changed when i...

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Blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

Blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

On Wednesday, the company's lawyer and replacement CEO, David Taylor, wrote in an email to shareholders that Theranos is formally dissolving, noting that the company has no choice but to shut do...

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NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu

NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the ailing passengers, along with some crew members, complained of illness, including cough and fever during the flight. Here's everything ...

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Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Have Finally Been Revealed

Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Have Finally Been Revealed

A photo leaked months ago of a green and black costume. Entertainment Weekly has also revealed that Captain Marvel won't be an origin story, or at least not a traditional one. Besides some on-...

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Leptospirosis claims 28 lives in flood-affected Kerala

Leptospirosis claims 28 lives in flood-affected Kerala

Leptospirosis , also called Weil's disease, is transmitted through water containing urine from rodents and other animals. The districts are two of the worst-flooded on India's southwest coast. "We h...

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South Africa declares end of listeria outbreak

South Africa declares end of listeria outbreak

Listeriosis is a serious, yet treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium , listeria monocytogenes, which can be found in soil, water and vegetation. "The operation revealed that 281 ...

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Theranos Set to Dissolve As Company Defaults On Fortress Loan

Theranos, the blood testing startup accused of an elaborate fraud, told shareholders it will be shutting down. His first expose on the company's technology ran in October 2015, and Theranos voided t...

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Here's Your Official First-Look at CAPTAIN MARVEL

Captain Marvel follows an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers who has turned space cop in an elite unit called Starforce on the Kree planet of Hala . " Captain Marvel marks Samuel L. Jackson's ...

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President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend

President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend

The day before, in Phoenix, McCain was eulogized as a "true American hero" at a crowded church service for the maverick politician that ended with the playing of Frank Sinatra's "My Way". Watch a live...

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Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source

Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source

There are now 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires Disease in New Hampshire, one of which was fatal. There are now a total of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaire's disease associated with Ashworth Avenu...

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Drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

Drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling this individual lot from the market. Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are used to manage...

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Mosquitos in ME test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitos in ME test positive for West Nile virus

The stadium, surrounded by residential areas, is ready for a Friday night football game. Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Always ...

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STD rates skyrocketing in United States — CDC

STD rates skyrocketing in United States — CDC

Health officials have issued stark warnings as data reveals that sexually transmitted infections are soaring in the US. The number of STD cases surpassed the 2016 record by more than 200,000 and mar...

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Alcohol consumption associated with 2.8 million global deaths annually

Alcohol consumption associated with 2.8 million global deaths annually

One of the study authors, Prof Sonia Saxena, a researcher at Imperial College London and a practising GP, said: "One drink a day does represent a small increased risk, but adjust that to the United Ki...

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Ways to use coconut oil

Ways to use coconut oil

Since, due to the higher presence of saturated fat in coconut oil , which tends to raise one's LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. The AHA claimed that it can contribute to higher risk of...

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Energised Democrats in Arizona eye an upset in November mid-term elections

Energised Democrats in Arizona eye an upset in November mid-term elections

Sinema. The president has dominated the race to replace Sen. Republicans are trying to defend the seat vacated by retiring GOP senator Jeff Flake , whose persistent criticism of Trump made him un...

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African-American Andrew Gillum secures Dem gubernatorial nomination in Florida

African-American Andrew Gillum secures Dem gubernatorial nomination in Florida

Florida voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in the state's primary election , and the results are being revealed. Trump has endorsed U.S. Rep. He also benefited from a well-financed Get Ou...

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Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain

Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain

But on Monday morning, the flag had been raised to its original position, prompting pundits and media outlets to gawk at the White House's short-lived McCain tribute. A private ceremony will be held...

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Sen. James Inhofe: McCain Is 'Partially to Blame' for Flag-Raising Controversy

Sen. James Inhofe: McCain Is 'Partially to Blame' for Flag-Raising Controversy

On Capitol Hill, his desk on the Senate floor was draped with a black cloth, and adorned with white roses. "Then I think we need to take a deep breath and find the right way to honor him publicly and ...

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Sen. John McCain Has Died at Age 81

President Donald Trump , who once criticised Mr McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his "deepest sympathies and respect" went out to Mr McCain's family. Melania Trump also ...

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HRC President Issues Statement on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

HRC President Issues Statement on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

Additionally, his courage, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, in every facet of his life, will continue to inspire us all. Hailed as a maverick for most of his military and political ...

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Is Coconut Oil Really That Bad? Let's Look At The Facts

She said that the saturated fatty acid in coconut oil raises the levels of LDL cholesterol, which eventually elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease . "The misconception that coconut oil is hea...

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Thomas Frieden, Ex-CDC Director, Charged With Sex Abuse

Thomas Frieden, Ex-CDC Director, Charged With Sex Abuse

Tom Frieden was arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court on Friday. "I have known and worked closely with Dr. Frieden for almost 30 years and have seen first-hand that he has the highest ethical stand...

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New study says there's no 'safe' amount of alcohol

The study analyzed information from almost 700 previous studies to estimate how common drinking alcohol is worldwide; and examined close to another 600 studies including a total of 28 million people...

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Lincoln County man first confirmed West Nile case of 2018

Lincoln County man first confirmed West Nile case of 2018

Although the risk of infection from handling birds is very low, the health authority warns that wild birds should not be handled using bare hands. If you need to move a dead bird, precautions should b...

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West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

The risk level for the West Nile virus has been raised to moderate "in every MA city and town", state public health officials announced today. "Move indoors if you are getting bitten". Repellents cont...

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Measles cases hit record high in European region

Measles cases hit record high in European region

Commenting on the World Health Organization figures, Dr Pauline Paterson, co-director of the Vaccine Confidence Project team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: "With a vaccin...

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Fitbit Charge 3: Release Date, Price, and Highlights

Fitbit Charge 3: Release Date, Price, and Highlights

Fitbit on Monday announced the third generation of its very popular Charge lineup of fitness trackers - the Charge 3. Fitbit said that "true" fitness trackers continue to sell almost as well as ...

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Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is

Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is "Pure Poison"

Her lecture, titled Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors , was widely shared by those concerned that coconut oil is actually not as healthy as was previously thought. Studies show that coconut...

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Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch

Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch

Google has also redesigned its Google Fit app, the backbone of fitness tracking on Wear OS and on Android devices that aren't Samsung . The new Google Fit experience is centered around two s...

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Air quality is unhealthy; burn ban in effect

Air quality is unhealthy; burn ban in effect

Thick smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia , Canada, and in the eastern portion of the state started to spread into Western Washington on Sunday . Unsurprisingly, Metro Vancouver's air ...

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Hospital in Arizona has 16 pregnant nurses

Hospital in Arizona has 16 pregnant nurses

Obviously, being pregnant, there are certain things around the hospital that they just can't do. "That's how I ended up finding out that everyone was pregnant", Packard said. One part of the plan: a...

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Moderate carb diet may lower mortality risk

Moderate carb diet may lower mortality risk

If they instead started eating more plant-based food - such as vegetables, lentils, beans and nuts - the risk was lower. This includes cutting back on grains, starchy vegetables and fruit, and mak...

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Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC — CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC — CDC

Preliminary data from MA illustrates the death rate will continue to fall in 2018. CNN reports that 25 people overdosed on opioid-laced drugs on Wednesday alone in the city of New Haven, Conne...

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MPs want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

MPs want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

Around 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom are now using e-cigarettes, with an estimated 470,000 using them as an aid to stop smoking, according to the report . 'There is no public health ration...

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