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U.S. Investigating Lung Diseases Linked to e-Cigarettes

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are examining 94 cases in 14 states, majority involving adolescents and young adults. The DSHS is asking health care providers to watch for cases of severe lung disease and ask patients with severe respiratory symptoms about e-cigarette use or vaping. Read More »

United Kingdom loses measles-free status

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He said Britain had a great record in fighting the disease but things were suddenly "going in the wrong direction", with 230 new measles cases in the first few months of this year. The Prime Minister said: 'From reassuring parents about the safety of vaccines , to making sure people are attending follow-up appointments, we can and must do more to halt the spread of infectious, treatable diseases in modern-day Britain'. Read More »

Teens hospitalized with lung cancer; doctors suspect vaping

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These cases, according to MDH, appear to be similar to those recently reported in Wisconsin and IL, but it is too early to say whether they are connected. Patients are reporting similar symptoms - shortness of breath, chest pain , cough , and vomiting in some cases - and some have been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Read More »

Mert Ney charged with murder over Sydney stabbing

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Police have established Strike Force Lalchere to investigate the attack and inquiries will be supported by the Terrorism Investigation Squad. The 20-year-old is accused of fatally stabbing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in an apartment on Clarence St on Tuesday afternoon before stabbing 41-year-old Linda Bo in the shoulder at Hotel CBD. Read More »

Two human West Nile virus cases in Washington County

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Jenkins said the area where the resident resides has been assessed by an environmental health team for mosquito breeding sites and a vector control specialist is sampling the area for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Symptoms of infection often include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash. - Check your window screens to make sure there are no holes or gaps that can let mosquitoes in. Read More »

Deadly Ebola virus hits 3rd province in DR Congo

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The Democratic Republic of Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province with a woman dying and her baby falling ill in South Kivu, the government's health ministry said . South Kivu presents similar challenges to North Kivu in terms of insecurity and conflict, said Jamie LeSueur, Ebola Response Operations Manager for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Read More »

British Man Recovers After Swallowing Dentures During Surgery

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According to a new report, one 72-year-old man who had abdominal surgery in England swallowed his dentures during the procedure. However, the man returned to the hospital six days later complaining about blood in his mouth along with problems breathing and swallowing. Read More »

Dayton shooter Connor Betts had cocaine in his system during massacre: cops

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A makeshift memorial sits outside Ned Peppers nightclub in the Oregon District entertainment neighborhood where on August 4 a gunman killed nine people, on August 14, 2019, in Dayton Ohio . The family of shooter Connor Betts deleted their glowing obituary doting on their son - which was exclusively revealed by DailyMail.com - from the website of funeral home Conner & Koch in their hometown of Bellbrook, Ohio on Wednesday. Read More »

West Nile Virus Found in Montana Mosquitoes

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Spots in Brooklyn that will be treated include marsh areas bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the east, Avenue U to the north, Gerritsen Avenue to the west and Belt Parkway to the south in Marine Park, and marsh areas bounded by Louisiana Avenue to the east, Stanley Avenue to the north, East 108th Street to the west and Belt Parkway to the south in Fresh Creek Basin. Read More »

Missing dentures found stuck in United Kingdom man's throat

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The man and the hospital weren't identified. False teeth must be removed before major surgery , doctors have warned , after a pensioner swallowed his dentures and did not notice for more than a week. By the time surgeons cauterised the wound in his throat, he had lost so much blood he needed a blood transfusion. A check-up six weeks after his last surgery found that his blood cell count had climbed back to normal and he hadn't needed any other emergency care since. Read More »

Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to defend immigration stance

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NPR host Rachel Martin asked Cuccinelli, "Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus " words etched on the Statue of Liberty, "give me your exhausted, your poor, ' are also part of the American ethos?" That's not a stretch from what a prominent member of DT's cabinet said on NPR Tuesday when asked about his boss' new policy change for immigrants that use public benefits. Read More »

Breakthrough Ebola Trial in Congo Achieves 90% Survival Rate

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Almost 29% of the patients who were given REGN-EB3 died, whereas close to 34% of the patients who were treated with mAb114 faced death. "From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable", said Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe , the director general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale in DRC, which oversaw the trial . Read More »

First human case of West Nile virus found in Tennessee

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Spraying typically occurs on Thursday nights-giving residents 48 hours' notice of any spraying. Horse owners are advised to contact their veterinarians for information about equine vaccines for West Nile. Symptoms usually last for a few days or weeks. There is no treatment, cure, or human vaccination for the virus. Cathie Anderson covers health care for The Bee. Read More »

Stephen Ross reminds the world he's a real estate mogul

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Shannon Coulter, founder of the #GrabYourWallet movement , which urges Americans to stop shopping at companies connected with Mr Trump, tweeted that she was adding SoulCycle and Equinox to the boycott list. The event, hosted by NY real estate developer and builder Joe Farrell at his infamous 17,000-square-foot Sandcastle estate in Bridgehampton. Tickets for that event are priced at $5,600 per couple to $35,000 per couple. Read More »

Selfies could be used to check your blood pressure, study finds

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To test out the software, the researchers took 1,328 subjects and through two-minute long video images taken, which were compared with conventional blood pressure readings, a machine learning algorithm was able to develop computational models that were shown to be able to predict systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressure. Read More »

Mosquito pool in Cascade County tests positive for West Nile Virus

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As per the Dr. Muntu Davis statement mosquito bites are not just annoying; they make people's sick. The West Nile virus has become the more prevalent mosquito-borne disease in this country. Eleven Utahns contracted the virus a year ago, with one of them dying from it, according to the Utah Department of Health. "When outdoors, dress to cover your skin and try to avoid times when mosquitos are most active, such as during dusk through dawn". Read More »

Obama: Reject language from leaders that 'normalizes racist sentiments'

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In the message, Booker said he was listening to Trump speak at the White House. The White House threatened a presidential veto if those measures passed Congress. Bush didn't criticize Mr. Obama after the Sandy Hook massacre. "When he can't mention guns while talking about gun violence, it shows the president remains prisoner to the gun lobby and the NRA". Read More »

East Baton Rouge Parish mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

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The West Nile virus has been detected in CT every summer for the past 30 years. Whenever residents plan to spend any time outdoors, she said, there are some steps to take that can help prevent bites and protect Albertans from the virus. "It seems to me in Coaldale in this case they did not understand fully, and it turned into a major calamity there". Neurological symptoms are more severe and potentially fatal, she said, such as tremors, drowsiness, confusion, swallowing problems, high fever, ... Read More »

Doctors’ strike cripples health services at government hospitals in Bihar

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Emergency services have resumed at several government hospitals in Delhi in some relief to patients, even as resident doctors continued their strike for the third consecutive day on Saturday against the National Medical Commission Bill . They threatened to shut down emergency services again if the government does not agree to their demands. It provides for common final year MBBS exam to be called National Exit Test (NEXT ), which would serve as a parameter for entry into postgraduate medical ... Read More »

Kamala Harris Releases New 'Medicare for All' Plan

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Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer to expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a "Medicare for All" plan , according to a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. "I believe this hits the middle class too hard", she wrote . Harris' plan would impose that tax only on households earning more than $100,000, and would also raise even that threshold for households in "high-cost areas". Read More »

Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa

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He was exposed to the virus along the roughly 300-mile-long (490-kilometer) route from Komanda to Goma as he took motor taxis over a number of days through the densely populated region at the heart of the outbreak. Rwandan State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ministry, Olivier Nduhungirehe, said: "Yes it has been closed, but for details, you can call immigration and ministry of health because it is about Ebola". Read More »

Central Pennsylvania hospitals among top rated in the state, nation

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The rankings were determined by hospital service in 16 areas of "complex specialty care", along with nine bellwether procedures. U.S. News said its annual Best Hospitals ranking and ratings, now in their 30 year, are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. Read More »

Sec. Azar: Plan in Works for Canadian Meds

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As a candidate, he called for allowing Americans to import prescription drugs, and recently he's backed a Florida law allowing state residents to gain access to medications from Canada. However it will work, the Trump administration is clearly keen to allow American patients to access Canadian drugs, the Canadian Pharmacists Association warned as it called on the federal government to oppose the scheme and develop a response, including restrictions on drug exports. Read More »

United Nations agencies jointly call for solidarity to end Ebola outbreak in DRC

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Outbreaks of Ebola in densely populated urban centers and transit hubs have the potential to spread much faster than in rural areas and the second case indicates that the most recent outbreak may be harder to contain. The fatal case in Goma is one of more than 1,800 fatalities to date in the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Joseph Bakisula, 32, said: "This new death proves that Ebola was already in Goma". Read More »

Qatar among top ten countries in fight against Hepatitis C

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Increase in healthcare expenditure, changing lifestyle and increasing government initiatives are some of the key factors driving the growth for global hepatitis C virus antiviral market. comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. The country must also strengthen and sustain its education on safe sex to prevent people from contracting the disease through that mode. Read More »

Killed in Mass Shooting at Garlic Festival

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Authorities urge potential witnesses who attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival to contact the police after shooting leaves at least 3 dead; Claudia Cowan reports. Few details were immediately available, but police said there were casualties and that the scene remained active. A shooter opened fire at a major food festival in California on Sunday, police said, with U.S. Read More »

AU expresses grave concern over Ebola outbreak in DRC

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More than 1,700 people have died in the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history. Three victims died in Uganda last month without spreading Ebola further there. Over the last week has recorded 91 cases of Ebola and was 75 deaths outside the Congo of infection are absent. People crossing the border have their temperatures checked, wash their hands, and listen to Ebola awareness messages. Read More »

Beyoncé 22 Days Nutrition Diet Revealed in Pre-Coachella Video

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Ahead of the huge Coachella 2018 performance that brought her a lot of praise, the superstar started the "no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol" diet. I was a woman that felt that my body was not mine". "When you're eating plant-based, you will definitely have more energy, you will definitely sleep better, you're definitely going to have improved complexion, your mood is gonna change completely", he shared. Read More »

Climatic Change may lead to Deadly Fungal Infection Outbreak in US

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The effects of climate change are becoming more and more apparent these days, but a new study warns that there are many more consequences we might not even be able to see. "These are different societies, different populations", Arturo Casadevall , one of the authors of the new study, explained. "Once these things get established in hospitals and in nursing homes, they are very, very hard, if not impossible, to eradicate", Casadevall said . Read More »

NC man dies, contracted 'brain-eating amoeba' at water park

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The 59-year-old man became ill after visiting Fantasy Lake Water Park , a man-made lake in Cumberland County, on July 12, according to The New York Times . "These rare infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels", the department said. Read More »

12 killed in rebel attacks in Congo’s Ebola outbreak region

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Ituri and neighbouring North Kivu province are also trying to roll back an epidemic of Ebola that has claimed more than 1,700 lives since last August . The Ebola virus is highly contagious and has an average fatality rate of around 50 percent. Ebola is a serious often-fatal disease that is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads from human to human through the bodily fluids of people who exhibit symptoms. Read More »

DR Congo health minister resigns over Ebola crisis

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In his resignation letter, the minister criticised pressure by unnamed "actors" to deploy the second vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and backed by the WHO. The town sits on the Rwandan border. On July 17, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus further escalated the situation to a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC). Read More »

WHO declares Ebola a global health "emergency"

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The committee had been under pressure from many experts who felt the scale of the outbreak and the risks meant it had to be given the emergency status - only the fifth such disease outbreak since the World Health Organization introduced such designations in 2005. Read More »

Risky heat through the weekend; tracking next round of storms

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An excessive heat watch is in effect for the weekend, and is expected to be upgraded to a warning. The heat index, which is what the temperature feels like, should hit 110 (43.3 Celsius) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and 109 (42.8 Celsius) in Chicago and Detroit on Friday , said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of Weather Underground. Read More »

Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

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Biden, Warren, Harris and Sanders were in the top tier based on polls, guaranteeing two top polling candidates would debate each night. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Seth Moulton and Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam, two candidates who did not make the first debate stage, will also miss the second debate after failing to qualify. Read More »

Global Hunger Stable, But Obesity on Rise

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Hunger is on the rise globally, and so is obesity in nearly all countries, contributing to 4 million deaths globally, the report said. The report is part of tracking progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2 Zero Hunger, which aims to end hunger, promote food security and end all forms of malnutrition by 2030. Read More »

Ebola Outbreak In Congo, An International Emergency

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The woman was one of nearly 1,700 victims of the current 11- month outbreak of the highly contagious disease, which the WHO upgraded to an global health emergency on Wednesday and which has so far been effectively confined to northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo . Read More »

Ebola in DR Congo's Goma potential 'game-changer'

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A worker from the World Health Organization decontaminates the doorway of a house in the village of Mabalako, in eastern Congo last month. A case of Ebola was confirmed in the eastern Congolese city of Goma , home to more than a million people. Read More »

DRC Ebola outbreak an 'emergency of international concern'

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But WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who convened the emergency committee after viewing the Goma case as a "potential gamechanger", said the designation as an worldwide emergency was not meant to suggest that some countries had been withholding funds and would now unlock them. Read More »

AIDS Deaths Down a Third since 2010, Says UN

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HIV cannot be cured but the infection can be kept in check by AIDS drugs known as antiretrovial treatment. The clue is in the title of the United Nations' UNAIDS new report , "Communities at the center".Success is being achieved where policies and programs focus on people, not diseases, and where communities are fully engaged from the outset in designing, shap. Read More »

Social media, not video games, linked to increase in teen depression

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The chief child and adolescent psychiatrist at Montreal's Children's Hospital said he has noticed over the last few years an increase in emergency room visits for teens who have exhibited suicidal thoughts . The increasing level of depressive symptoms is associated with activity in platforms such as Instagram , where Teens are most likely to compare their lives with successful glossy pictures in your feed. Read More »

Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk: U.N.

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Now health authorities along his route are trying to hunt down all those he may have been in contact with after the man became Goma's first confirmed Ebola case on Sunday. The case emerged on the same day that the major partners fighting the outbreak - including the DRC government, the World Health Organization , the United Nations and UK and U.S. Read More »

Amazon's Alexa to give medical advice from the NHS

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Amazon's algorithm uses information from the NHS website to provide answers to voice questions such as how to treat a migraine and how to identify symptoms of flu or chickenpox. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy. Any public money spent on this very bad plan rather than frontline services would be a breathtaking waste. Read More »