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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 ...
  • 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.
  • Prince Harry and Elton John join forces at AIDS conference in Amsterdam

    Prince Harry and Elton John join forces at AIDS conference in Amsterdam

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    UNAIDS said this month that the fight against HIV/AIDS was "slipping off track" and while deaths were falling and treatment rates rising, rates of new HIV infections threatened to derail efforts to defeat the disease. HIV prevalence can be high as up to 70% among sex workers in some southern African countries; however, about three quarters of countries reporting to UNAIDS criminalize some aspect of sex work and sex workers report that condoms are often confiscated by the police.
  • China detains execs of scandal-hit vaccine maker

    China detains execs of scandal-hit vaccine maker

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    Overseas markets included India, Cambodia, Nigeria, and Egypt, it said. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said last week that the problematic rabies vaccine had not left Changsheng's factory, but that the company admitted it had shipped a separate sub-standard vaccine.
  • Elton John, Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

    Elton John, Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

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    Adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 account for nearly two thirds of the 3 million under-19 year-olds living with HIV. "Young people are the only age group where HIV infections are rising, not falling", warned rock star and veteran AIDS campaigner Sir Elton John as he announced the launch of the MenStar Coalition focused on testing and treating HIV infections in men at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.
  • West Nile Virus Found In Midwest Mosquitoes And People

    West Nile Virus Found In Midwest Mosquitoes And People

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    Several species of mosquitoes are responsible for transmission of arboviruses but Culex species are the primary vector for West Nile virus in Kansas and the United States. Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Aedes aegypti is not found in CT but a related species, Aedes albopictus, has been identified in the southwestern area of the state and it is also considered capable of transmission of the Zika virus.
  • Whey Powder Supplier Named by FDA in Salmonella Recalls

    Whey Powder Supplier Named by FDA in Salmonella Recalls

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    The recall stretches across the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company, set up as a spin-off for Ritz and other marquee brands owned by Kraft Foods, such as Cadbury's chocolate and Oreo biscuits, announced the precautionary measure after one of Mondelez's suppliers recalled a possibly tainted ingredient.
  • Chinese president calls latest pharma scare 'vile'

    Chinese president calls latest pharma scare 'vile'

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    At the moment the authorities say that the vaccines are only ineffective; it is still unknown if they are harmful to health. The Jilin provincial food and drug supervision authority has revoked Changchun Changsheng's drug GMP certificate for rabies vaccines, halted their production and sale, and suspended the approval of the company's all sorts of products.
  • Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in US

    Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in US

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    Bayer marketed Essure as the only device able to provide permanent sterilization to women without surgery or anesthesia. In a notice in April , the FDA said it was "unknown whether these symptoms are related to Essure". Bayer attributed the Essure decision to declining sales, saying it still stands by its safety and efficacy. The majority of those sales were in the U.S.
  • West Nile Virus Located in Brentwood and Discovery Bay

    West Nile Virus Located in Brentwood and Discovery Bay

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    These areas include urban catch basins, clogged gutters, discarded tires, poorly maintained swimming pools, flower pots, roof gutters, and other containers that hold water. The Grant County Mosquito Control District in Moses Lake tracks mosquitos and tests them for diseases. Wear repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times, or stay indoors.
  • Drug giant Merck announces lower prices on some medications

    Drug giant Merck announces lower prices on some medications

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    Novartis's decision to hold the line on prices in the USA was voluntary and the company aimed to have a "system that can support breakthrough innovation ... Trump, who has vowed to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs to consumers, expressed anger at drugmakers over planned price hikes. Merck also says it will not raise the average price of drugs beyond the annual rate of inflation.
  • Eating Final Meal of The Day Earlier Could Lessen Cancer Risk

    Eating Final Meal of The Day Earlier Could Lessen Cancer Risk

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    You already know a number of things that can reduce your chances of getting various types of cancer. Compared to those who ate after 10 p.m. or went to bed right after dinner, those who ate their last meal of the day before 9 p.m. The findings were published on Tuesday in the International Journal of Cancer. The lead author of the study mentioned, "Our study concludes that adherence to diurnal eating patterns is associated with a lower risk of cancer".
  • Salmonella illness outbreak: At least 90 sickened from contaminated raw turkey

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    The CDC reports there have been 90 reported cases in 26 states, including OH and Pennsylvania. The CDC is not advising that consumers avoid eating properly cooked turkey products or that retailers stop selling raw turkey products. Infections rarely cause death, according to the agency. Prevent cross-contamination by separating raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs when you prepare and store foods.
  • State confirms first West Nile Virus death for 2018

    State confirms first West Nile Virus death for 2018

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    The agency encourages residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne. Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are more likely to bite during the evening, night, and early morning. Eliminate or reduce all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs like wading pools, wheelbarrows, containers, rain downspouts and gutters, pet dishes and birdbaths and more.
  • Processed meat is 'bad for your mental health'

    Processed meat is 'bad for your mental health'

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    Yolken says future studies could take a more in-depth look at the frequency and volume of nitrate consumption to help researchers understand more about any possible connection between nitrates and mania. In addition, he worked with a jerky manufacturer to develop a nitrate-free jerky, and when he fed animals this jerky, they did not develop hyperactivity or sleep disturbances - although the rats fed commercial jerky with nitrates (in the amount that would be found in a beef jerky stick or ...
  • Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Stake Held by Castleark Management Llc

    Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Stake Held by Castleark Management Llc

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    UnitedHealth Group opened at $256.98 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 7.80% while its return on investment ratio was 13.60%. At present time the stock is moving 12.93% away to its 200-day moving average. This stock's price changed by +4.81% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -23.21% comparing to its 90-day high price .
  • Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

    Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

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    Vibrio vulnificus is sometimes referred to as a "flesh-eating bacteria" but health officials say that label is misleading because it can not attack healthy skin. "Most infections occur from May through October when water temperatures are warmer". Infection by Vibrio vulnificus is characterized by fever, chills, decreased blood pressure and blistering skin lesions.
  • Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

    Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

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    President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. But Trump made some adjustments to the written statement , adding that the meddlers "could be other people also".
  • Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday

    Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday

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    Get a FREE gourmet hot dog at your nearby Dog Haus when you download their app and register. Here's where you can celebrate with special hot dog deals! Customers can redeem one coupon per person per transaction at participating locations in 41 states.