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Enough ancient DNA lingered within the 2-centimeter fragment to reveal her startling ancestry: She was the direct offspring of two different species of ancient humans, Neanderthal and the mysterious Denisovan- extinct groups of hominins that separated from each other more than 390,000 years ago.
  • Gut bacteria enzyme can transform a blood cell's type

    Gut bacteria enzyme can transform a blood cell's type

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    With the discovery, a particular bacterial enzyme that is present within the human stomach is able to transform a specific blood type to the universal blood type of O negative. "With metagenomics , you take all of the organisms from an environment and extract the sum total DNA of those organisms all mixed up together", Dr.
  • Missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has been found dead, authorities say

    Missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has been found dead, authorities say

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    A neighbor's security cameras showed Tibbetts running, as well as the Chevy Malibu in the same area, said Rick Rahn, special agent in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. "You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in, very sadly, from Mexico and you saw what happened to that incredible, attractive young woman", Trump said.
  • Measles cases hit record high in the European Region

    Measles cases hit record high in the European Region

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    This year, at least 37 people have died from measles, a disease that can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis, which can cause blindness, brain damage or death, particularly in children. Early signs of measles include cold-like symptoms, sore eyes that may be sensitive to light, fever and small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks.
  • Low and high carbohydrate diets cut life expectancy, study finds

    Low and high carbohydrate diets cut life expectancy, study finds

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    It was deduced that for a healthy lifespan, a moderate amount of carbohydrate is imperative. The study found that that diets both low and high carbohydrates were linked with an increased risk of mortality. "Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with protein or fat are gaining widespread popularity as a health and weight-loss strategy", Seidelmann said.
  • Two new cases of West Nile Virus in Mississippi

    Two new cases of West Nile Virus in Mississippi

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    Additionally, doors and windows should have tight-fitting screens and should be closed at night. DEET - Use insect repellent that contains DEET (diethyltoluamide), strictly following the user instructions on the package. In addition to humans, WNV can also cause severe disease and death in horses and donkeys. If you think you have West Nile virus infection, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Fitbit Charge 3 Debuts With Connected GPS, Water Resistance & More

    Fitbit Charge 3 Debuts With Connected GPS, Water Resistance & More

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    In an effort to move their fitness trackers more toward a smartwatch ecosystem, Fitbit has added the ability to view app notifications, calls, calendar and texts on the Charge 3. The Charge 3 is available to preorder starting Monday and will be in stores by October. There's also no on-device Global Positioning System - you'll only be able to use Global Positioning System when the Charge 3 is connected to your phone.
  • Coconut oil labeled 'pure poison' by Harvard professor

    Coconut oil labeled 'pure poison' by Harvard professor

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    Coconut oil is a healthier option than choosing butter or margarine, but to improve your health, you're better off trying heart-healthy oils like olive oil, canola oil, or sunflower oil. "We know that diets high in saturated fat are associated with increased non-HDL cholesterol in the blood, and high cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke".
  • Too Much Vs. Too Little Carbs, Which One Is Good For You?

    Too Much Vs. Too Little Carbs, Which One Is Good For You?

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    The research found that people who were on diets where carbohydrates made up less than 40 percent or more than 70 percent of the total energy intake had higher risks of death as compared to those who consumed carbohydrates in moderate quantity- around 50 to 55 percent.
  • Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

    Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

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    The Journal page that shows your latest activity. In addition to new health and fitness tracking, Google Fit has been updated with an all-new design and UI as well. What do you think of the new Google Fit? Fit rewards more rigorous activities such as biking, running or other workouts with something called " Heart Points ".
  • Vancouver weather: Smoke worsens tonight and on Monday

    Vancouver weather: Smoke worsens tonight and on Monday

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    With winds pushing smoke from British Columbia and the fires in the Cascades in our direction, we expect poor air quality to continue through Wednesday. Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky, blotting out mountains and city skylines, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.
  • Sixteen nurses at once pregnant at Arizona hospital ZlotoNews

    Sixteen nurses at once pregnant at Arizona hospital ZlotoNews

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    Arizona was pregnant. Another said: "We all formulated this plan to have the holidays off!" More interestingly, the pregnant nurses became aware of the freaky coincidence only when they joined a local Facebook group dedicated to pregnant workers of the respective hospital.
  • Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of Toronto deaths

    Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of Toronto deaths

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    Deaths involving cocaine also went up significantly, but deaths from heroin, prescription opioid pills and methadone fell a year ago, the data show. Last year, 64,000 died of drug overdoses, with 42,000 deaths related to opioids - including prescription pain pills, heroin and fentanyl. As some investigations can take longer than others, the CDC adjusts its estimate based on the number of deaths still under investigation.
  • Lloydminster Animal Hospital discovers positive case of West Nile

    Lloydminster Animal Hospital discovers positive case of West Nile

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    York County hasn't endured a West Nile virus-related fatality in more than a decade, but that doesn't mean it's smart to be lackadaisical about battling against mosquitoes. West Nile attacks the central nervous system and usually results in mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all. Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds

    Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds

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    Popular weight loss diets such as Atkins and Dukan include a substantial amount of meat-based foods . Scientists tracked 15,400 adults aged 45 to 64 over six years using diet questionnaires to compare total carb intake with mortality. The study suggests that not all low-carbohydrate diets appear equal - eating more animal-based proteins and fats from foods like beef, lamb, pork, chicken and cheese instead of carbohydrate was associated with a greater risk of mortality.
  • Helpful or harmful - what is the truth about e-cigarettes?

    Helpful or harmful - what is the truth about e-cigarettes?

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    A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to loosen restrictions on e-cigarettes as a way of cutting the smoking rate. Mr Lamb said medically licensed e-cigarettes "would make it easier for doctors to discuss and recommend them as a stop-smoking tool to aid those quitting smoking".
  • Woman’s Eyelid Had Contact Lens Inside That She ‘Lost’ 28 Years Ago

    Woman’s Eyelid Had Contact Lens Inside That She ‘Lost’ 28 Years Ago

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    Now 42, the woman had visited an ophthalmologist because her eyelid was swollen and drooping, and she could feel something solid under the skin, according to the journal BMJ Case Reports . When she took the hit in the eye, she lost her contact and it was never found. Is there anything more annoying than losing a contact lens? We concluded that the lens migrated into the eyelid following trauma and was dormant for 28 years.
  • Measles outbreak hits nearby states

    Measles outbreak hits nearby states

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    States included in the report are Arkansas, California, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. A few days after that, a rash starts to develop on the face near the hair line, before spreading down. On Wednesday, two more unvaccinated people living in the same house as the unvaccinated child were reported to have contracted measles .
  • Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

    Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

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    Nearly three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group's scientists believe to be "protective of children's health", the report indicates. Still, some organic products - 5 samples in total - did have some glyphosate. That's not too surprising since glyphosate is banned from use in organic farming.
  • Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

    Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

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    This drink has almond milk, cold brew coffee, the plant-based protein, a banana date fruit blend, and almond butter, all mixed with ice and blended. Instead of Banana Date Fruit Blend try swapping it with a whole banana. With the extra protein and lower calories, this cold drink could satisfy the cold, blended craving without over the extra guilt.
  • One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

    One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

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    Responding personnel found individuals suffering from "a multitude of signs and symptoms ranging from vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure , shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states", he said in an email. Drug overdoses are at epidemic proportions around the nation. Passersby watch in horror as first responders race to treat dozens of people sickened by synthetic marijuana in CT.
  • But it's probably filled with a deadly disease

    But it's probably filled with a deadly disease

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    The tomb is located south of Cairo in Saqqara , also known as the "City of the Dead", and houses ancient artifacts like amulets, clay vessels, and figurines. Pillars from the Tomb of Ptahmes. The testing also showed that the sample contained a bacterium called Brucella melitensis , this bacterium is a deadly disease that spreads from animals to people.
  • At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

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    While no deaths were reported, a local official says at least two of the overdose victims had "life-threatening symptoms". Fire Chief John Alston said, "People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency - police, fire, medical, hospitals - all are strained at this time".
  • Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

    Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

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    The DEA is helping to investigate how at least 76 people overdosed in New Haven , Connecticut in the past 24 hours. Officials said most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day on Wednesday. They say no deaths have been reported so far, but at least six victims were near death. Some patients treated at the Green did not initially respond to Naloxone, and needed a higher concentration of the overdose reversal drug once they arrived at hospitals, Bogucki said.
  • This top 10 United States medical school offering free tuition

    This top 10 United States medical school offering free tuition

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    News and World Report ranked NYU the third best medical school in the nation. NYU said it is the only top 10-ranked medical school in the USA to offer such an initiative. Robert Grossman, dean of NYU School of Medicine and CEO of NYU Langone Health. Earlier this year Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons announced it would eliminate loans for all students who qualify for financial aid, while UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine expects to provide more than 300 full ...
  • Oscar Health to get $375M infusion from Alphabet

    Oscar Health to get $375M infusion from Alphabet

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    And while the new round maintains a similar valuation for the company, it gives Alphabet a 10% share in Oscar . Oscar plans to use the funds to help fuel its entrance into the lucrative market for privately administered health-insurance plans for seniors, known as Medicare Advantage, in 2020, Chief Executive Officer Mario Schlosser said in a statement.
  • 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.