• Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

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    At least 76 overdoses occurred in New Haven , Connecticut , over a 24-hour period, WVIT-TV reported . The AP notes, "New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on July 4, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic marijuana ".
  • MS reports 21 West Nile virus human cases so far

    MS reports 21 West Nile virus human cases so far

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    For more information on West Nile Virus , please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519-355-1071. Hall says late summer is when most West Nile cases are reported. But less than 1 percent of people who get the virus suffer fatal or permanent effects.
  • Florida Hospital Orlando ranked best hospital in the metro area

    Florida Hospital Orlando ranked best hospital in the metro area

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    Overlook Medical Center was also once again highly-rated in New Jersey, at 8, for the second consecutive year, as well as again being recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery - placing it among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the country for that specialty.
  • FDA clears mobile contraceptive app for women

    FDA clears mobile contraceptive app for women

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    The flawless use rate is the percentage of women who would become pregnant because of intercourse on a day the app predicted they would not be fertile, or their contraceptive method failed during intercourse on a fertile day. On its website, Natural Cycles says that typical use contraceptive failure could be due to reasons such as the app mistakenly saying a fertile day was a non-fertile day or a user having unprotected sex on a fertile day.
  • E-cigarette vapour tied to changes in lung cells

    E-cigarette vapour tied to changes in lung cells

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    As he said, "with regard to the carcinogenic molecules contained in regular cigarette smoke, electronic vapor certainly contains fewer carcinogens". "I don't believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary cigarettes - but we should have a cautious scepticism that they are as safe as we are being led to believe".
  • More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

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    Emergency responders found people of a variety of ages suffering from a range of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and lethargy. The alert also reminds people of the symptoms of overdoses: The person won't wake up; has blue lips or fingernails; has clammy, cool skin; shallow, slow breathing or is suffering from seizures, the EMS office said.
  • Worldwide team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea

    Worldwide team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea

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    The heartbreaking story about a grieving mother orca who has spent the past 16 days carrying the body of her dead calf has gained an enormous amount of attention. "The big question is, can we craft public policy that can make a difference in the future of the orca, and by doing so make a positive difference in how we live in Puget Sound", Purce said in an interview Monday.
  • High number of Cape Cod mosquitoes with West Nile virus

    High number of Cape Cod mosquitoes with West Nile virus

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    They contracted the virus in late July and were hospitalized. They also recommended keeping your skin covered. "This is the first direct evidence of West Nile activity in our area this summer", reads a release from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
  • Wearing lose-fitting boxers could boost men's sperm count

    Wearing lose-fitting boxers could boost men's sperm count

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    These men were found to have sperm concentrations that were 25% higher than the men who mostly wore tighter-fitting types of underwear , and total sperm counts that were 17% higher. Professor Allan Pacey, of the University of Sheffield , who was not involved in the study, said: "This confirms my long-held belief that men with poor sperm quality could potentially improve things by wearing looser underwear and keeping their testicles as cool as possible".
  • I didn't want my ethnicity to define my role: Priyanka Chopra

    I didn't want my ethnicity to define my role: Priyanka Chopra

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    So I had to teach myself that I had to be the most confident of the lot. My family, friendship, my relationships are things I don't think I need to defend or explain it to anyone. But mostly, I tell my publicists "Let it be, today's news is tomorrow's trash", Priyanka said at an event in New Delhi on 6 August. Priyanka and Nick met a year ago at the 2017 Met Gala.
  • Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors

    Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors

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    For example, women can experience different heart attack symptoms from those experienced by men. The researchers found that male physicians appear to have trouble treating female patients. The study did find two factors that seemed to "protect" patients from a poorer prognosis when treated by a male doctor . Another variable they cite, omitted in this study, is the previous finding by other researchers that female physicians tend to perform better than male physicians across a wide ...
  • Latest Congo Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

    Latest Congo Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

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    Barthe Ndjoloko Tambwe, director of the Ebola response in Beni, said Monday the vaccination campaign will target health care providers, contacts of confirmed Ebola cases and their contacts. The current outbreak is in the North Kivu region, on the opposite side of DRC from the last outbreak. Forty-six other suspected cases are being investigated, including 25 in Beni, a trading hub of several hundred thousand people, the ministry said in a statement.
  • West Nile Virus confirmed in North Iowa

    West Nile Virus confirmed in North Iowa

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    Details on who was infected or when have not been released. Three types of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus at a Wethersfield testing site on Goff Road, officials said. In an outbreak in 2012, more than 1,000 people were infected and 36 people died across four North Texas counties. The majority of Culex mosquitoes breed in standing water and others are found in freshwater and saltwater marshes, lakes and ponds.
  • Pentagon Forbids Use of GPS Features in Fitness Apps

    Pentagon Forbids Use of GPS Features in Fitness Apps

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    The announcement comes after news stories surfaced earlier this year that fitness apps such as Polar Flow and Strava have been inadvertently giving away locations and habits of US service members on installations around the world. Shanahan said in the memo, dated August 3 and released Monday, that the rapidly evolving market of devices, applications and services using geolocation "presents significant risk " to USA troops and Defense Department employees.
  • Max's Donor Law Could Save 700 More Lives Every Year

    Max's Donor Law Could Save 700 More Lives Every Year

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    The new scheme will also include an opt out for those who do not wish to take part. The change has been named Max's Law after 10-year-old Max Johnson, who was saved by a heart transplant . Research found that 82% of people in England support organ donation, but only 37% have indicated so on the register. I want to encourage people who wish to give life in the event of their death to take the time to record their wishes and discuss it with their family.
  • August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

    August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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    It has set a national target of 15% in exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Mothers can carry the pump and storage bag to their work place and pump there to keep up their milk supply. This is especially important as most establishments in Nigeria do not make any provisions for crèches where breastfeeding mothers can bring their babies so that the babies are close enough for the mothers to take breastfeeding breaks and breastfeed their infants.
  • New Ebola strain in DRC likely deadly, says WHO

    New Ebola strain in DRC likely deadly, says WHO

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    Ebola is a virus-caused hemorrhagic fever that in extreme cases causes fatal bleeding from internal organs, the mouth, eyes or ears. Officials said it was not yet clear whether the two Congo outbreaks separated by more than 2,500 kilometres are linked.
  • 45% mothers are not breastfeeding children

    45% mothers are not breastfeeding children

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    Breastfeeding also provides lifelong benefits for baby, including reduced obesity and diabetes. Despite the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for six months, it is estimated that 78 million babies across the world or three in five babies are not breastfed in the first hour of life.
  • Scientists successfully bioengineer and transplant lungs into pigs

    Scientists successfully bioengineer and transplant lungs into pigs

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    In 2014, Joan Nichols and Joaquin Cortiella from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were the first research team to successfully bioengineer human lungs in a lab. The pig's lung was not rejected, and previous problems with other versions of bioengineered lungs have not occurred with this one. The researchers assessed the development of lung tissue and integration of the bioengineered lungs at 10 hours, two weeks, one month and two months after the transplants.
  • People Sickened From Salmonella Linked to Hy-Vee Salad: CDC

    People Sickened From Salmonella Linked to Hy-Vee Salad: CDC

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    The culprit is Spring Pasta Salad sold at Hy Vee grocery stores. At least 79 people got sick in 9 states in a salmonella outbreak linked to recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, said the U.S. These cases can turn deadly if not promptly treated with antibiotics . If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection , including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS ), after consuming food and you're interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler ...
  • Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog

    Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog

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    Upon arrival at the hospital, she discovered that her husband was covered with bruises all over his body like he had just been beaten with a baseball bat. But in rare cases , the bacteria can poison the blood and cause death. The bacteria could have come from any of those dogs that licked him, Dawn said.
  • CDC: 'Don't wash, reuse condoms!'

    CDC: 'Don't wash, reuse condoms!'

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    Condoms are fully effective if people properly use them. The organization urges men and women to use fresh protection each time they engage in coitus. The post has since gone viral, with more than 1,000 retweets and 1,600 likes. A lot of people still aren't getting the message about proper condom use.
  • Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

    Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

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    At least 20 people have died after showing symptoms of haemorrhagic fever in and around the village of Mangina, the Congolese health ministry said. The declaration brought the curtain down on an outbreak which began two months earlier in the remote northwestern area of Bikoro, about 2,000km from Mangina, on May 8 and culminated in 54 confirmed cases of Ebola , 33 of which proved fatal.
  • Trump agrees to let insurers sell cheaper health plans than ObamaCare

    Trump agrees to let insurers sell cheaper health plans than ObamaCare

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    HHS officials said current law allows the plans to have this longer shelf life, although critics are likely to argue that - when you factor in the renewal option - a plan that lasts three years can not be considered short-term. Democrats immediately branded Trump's approach as "junk insurance", and a major insurer group warned that consumers could potentially be harmed. Four cities filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Trump administration, claiming the president is intentionally ...
  • Government concedes changes to My Health Record

    Government concedes changes to My Health Record

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    People who did not have access to a computer to opt out online could ring the My Health Record opt out hotline, he said. The government is also seeking to amend the legislation to allow people to permanently cancel their record and delete it from the My Health Record database, Hunt said.
  • West Nile Virus found in London trap

    West Nile Virus found in London trap

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    Most people don't develop any symptoms, but those who do may have fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. There are no vaccines or medications to treat WNV. Be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good fix. Birds, horses and humans can get infected through a single bite. Also, residents are reminded to dispose of water-holding containers in their yards, like ceramic pots, used tires, and tire swings, and clean out gutters.
  • Sanders' Medicare Plan Could Cost $32.6 Trillion

    Sanders' Medicare Plan Could Cost $32.6 Trillion

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    The plan builds on existing Medicare legislation, covering all USA residents and eliminating copays and deductibles for medical expenses. The insurance industry would be relegated to a minor role. According to an analysis by David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler viewed by The Intercept's Ryan Grim and Zaid Jilani, the Mercatus Center's "report undercounts administrative savings by more than $8.3 trillion over 10 years".
  • Dog infection: Man loses both legs after pet LICKED him

    Dog infection: Man loses both legs after pet LICKED him

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    He had somehow contracted the bacteria Capnocytophaga Canimorsus . The infection caused Manteufel's blood pressure to drop, and the circulation to his limbs decreased, causing those limbs to turn black. Greg Manteufel's wife Dawn has described her husband as a very active person who enjoyed riding his motorcycle. After discovering the Manteufels have a pet dog named Ellie, the medical staff told Dawn that her husband likely was infected after being licked.
  • Smoking ban takes effect in HUD public housing

    Smoking ban takes effect in HUD public housing

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    The rule prohibits the use of all cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all units, common areas, administrative offices and outdoor areas within 25 feet of the facility. As part of the new Smoke-Free NYCHA policy, smoking cessation materials and palm cards are being made available to any resident seeking help thanks to NYCHA's partnership with DOHMH, NYC Smoke-Free and other partners.
  • Hamilton moves threat of West Nile from low to moderate

    Hamilton moves threat of West Nile from low to moderate

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    Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. Standing water and warmth breed mosquitoes. Public Health especially recommends doing this at dawn and dusk. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes.
  • Researchers emphasize need for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C

    Researchers emphasize need for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C

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    There are mainly 5 types of Hepatitis: A , B C, D, E. These 5 types of viral diseases have become the greatest concern for mankind with B and C becoming the major health challenges affecting 325 million people globally. Of these, almost 25%, i.e. over 1 million , may develop chronic liver disease within 2 decades and 1%-4% of them may develop liver cancer. To facilitate this, the government needs to have in place hepatitis screening facilities in all upazila hospitals and children also ...
  • Mosquitoes collected in Prince George’s County carry West Nile

    Mosquitoes collected in Prince George’s County carry West Nile

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    General symptoms occur suddenly between 5-15 days following the bite of an infected mosquito and range from slight fever, headache, rash, swollen lymph nodes, nausea, malaise and eye pain, to the rapid onset of severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, severe muscle weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms , coma or death.
  • Babies die after pregnant women given Viagra

    Babies die after pregnant women given Viagra

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    Since the drug is no longer under patent , scientists have been keen to explore other uses for the drug. "All participants were approached personally and nearly everyone was informed and knows by now whether they have taken the drug or the placebo".
  • Litter tray parasite toxoplasmosis could turn you into business fat cat

    Litter tray parasite toxoplasmosis could turn you into business fat cat

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    A newly released study by the University of Colorado Boulder points to toxoplasma gondii , a cat-borne parasite, as potentially being responsible for increased entrepreneurial spirit and risky behavior in business decision-making. gondii infection were a "consistent, positive predictor of entrepreneurial activity". Only time, and more research, will tell. The human gut microbiome contains bacteria that have been linked to mood, diet and immune system functions in previous studies.