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Chinese police take away chairwoman of vaccine company

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That vaccine for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus was found by regulators to fail quality standards, but the company revealed that it sold 250,000 doses to Shandong province past year. Li's remarks were aimed at assuaging Chinese parents who complain about worrying over fake food, milk and medicine in a society that seems to lack a "moral bottom line" - and also competent, uncorrupt regulators. Read More »

Mosquitoes collected in Prince George’s County carry West Nile

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Kevin Sexton, the Director of the Jefferson County Mosquito Control said they test mosquitos weekly for West Nile virus. The virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that had been feeding on an infected bird. The index provides residents with a current snapshot of West Nile virus activity, ranging from zero to three, with zero being no activity and three announcing multiple human cases of the virus in DuPage County. Read More »

State Level Media Sensitization Workshop on HPV Vaccination Campaign

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The vaccination would be administered to girls aged 9-14 years free of cost to protect them against cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide. "Alongside the rollout, it's also crucial that we redouble efforts to actively communicate the important health benefits of this vaccine to parents and children". Read More »

Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

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U.S Global AIDS Coordinator and Representative for the global health diplomacy, Ambassador Deborah Birx said PEPFAR will invest over $800 million in the next year to advance the goals of the MenStar Coalition . "Many of these laws do not take into account measures that reduce HIV transmissibility, including condom use, and were enacted well before the preventive benefit of antiretroviral therapy or pre-exposure prophylaxis was fully characterized", said José M. Read More »

High-profile working group launched in wake of Danforth shooting

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There is nothing that distinguishes the CBC's Shanifa Nasser, who may or may not be Muslim for all that it matters, except that she is a damn fine journalist, and she was not alone in reporting the Ontario Special Investigations Unit's decision, arising from what the SIU called "the exceptional circumstances of this tragic incident", to identify the shooter by name. Read More »

Northeast Ohio reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has monitored the spread of West Nile virus since 2001 among wild birds, horses, mosquitoes , and people. Wear repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times, or stay indoors. Limiting time outside at dawn and dusk. Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry. Read More »

Ritz Cracker products recalled over Salmonella fears

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This is the latest food company to issue a recall associated with Salmonella this year. They learned of the first case in February with almost 100 reported in just the last month. The CDC says that people can get sick with salmonella infections from touching live poultry or the environment that the poultry lives in. A number of Ritz Crackers products were voluntarily recalled after an ingredient used was possibly contaminated with Salmonella . Read More »

LifePoint Health (LPNT) Downgraded by William Blair to Market Perform

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The stock has shown a ninety days performance of 33.13% and a six months performance stand at 33.26%. Royal Bank of Canada's price objective points to a potential upside of 0.15% from the stock's current price. Wall Street is set for a lower start on Monday , and moving pre-market ahead of regular trading is LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ: LPNT ). The SEC filing shows that Dill David M performed a sale of 45,000 shares. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for Toronto shooting - AMAQ

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It was not immediately clear whether he shot himself dead or was killed by the police. It's unclear how the shooter in Sunday's tragedy obtained his gun. "I think there has been speculation about where the gun originated from, but we have to let the police do their work". The same CBS News story said the city's mayor and city council members are now asking for an outright ban on handgun ownership in Toronto , a city of 2.8 million. Read More »

Global warming is making more people kill themselves

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As per the UN climate panel, the temperatures could increase by 2.5 ˚C in the USA and 2.1 ˚C in Mexico by the year 2050 which the researchers estimate will result in additional suicides between 9000 and 40,000 in the two nations over that time period. Read More »

Chinese premier vows crackdown in latest pharma scare

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President Xi Jinping, on a trip to Africa, has responded forcefully to the latest scandal involving a major mainland pharmaceutical company, which led to sub-standard vaccines being given to children. losing 10 per cent, while Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products Co. slipped 4.2 per cent. The CFDA said it will begin unscheduled inspections at all vaccine manufacturers in China while it looks into violations at Changchun Changsheng. Read More »

Prince Harry warns of ‘dangerous complacency’ in fight against HIV

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Elton John and Britain's Prince Harry launched a $1.2 billion initiative Tuesday to "break the cycle" of HIV transmission as scientists announced disappointing results in the quest for an AIDS cure. Prince Harry introduced his long-time friend at the AIDS2018 conference, which was founded in 1985 - around the time Princess Diana began working to dispel the stigma attached to the disease. Read More »

MDH Investigating 2 Cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Albert Lea

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The first resident's symptoms began in early June; the second's symptoms were reported to the Health Department Thursday, the agency said in a statement Friday . It doesn't generally spread from person to person, and most healthy people exposed to the bacteria do not get sick. Groups at highest risk for Legionnaires' disease include people who are middle-aged or older, especially cigarette smokers, people with chronic lung disease or weakened immune systems and people who take medicines ... Read More »

New Study Shows Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Increasing Among Millennials

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He cautioned, however, that because this is an observational study, it can not prove cause and effect. The study examined the number of deaths resulting from cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, as well as liver cancer . Tapper and his team examined death certificates for almost 600,000 US adults. They looked at trends in deaths related to cirrhosis and liver cancer based on age group, sex, race and place of residence. Read More »

Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman

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Hilde Hall said she had been prescribed the medication by a hormone expert prior to visiting the pharmacist, at CVS pharmacy, where she was questioned her loudly in front of other customers. The situation embarrassed her and cost the pharmacist his job. "We also apologize for not appropriately following up on Ms. Hall's original complaint to CVS, which was due to an unintentional oversight", DeAngelis said in the email. Read More »

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not hiking drug prices

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Pfizer announced on July 10 that it will roll back price increases on dozens of drugs that went into effect on July 1 "following an extensive discussion" between chairman and CEO Ian Read with President Trump . we view it as the prudent course". It also said it would not increase the average net price of drugs in its portfolio by more than inflation annually. Read More »

NC's first confirmed West Nile death of 2018 is in Cumberland County

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Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health, in a media release. Visit the KDHE WNV website weekly to learn about the current WNV risk level. Change the water in bird baths at least once a week. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used. Horses can also be infected with WNV. Read More »

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

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The next step for the scientists, from Edith Cowan University, is to carry out clinical trials to validate their findings, with the hope the test could be available in about three years. The blood test works by detecting the autoantibodies the body produces in response to the melanoma. According to her common practice now to detect skin cancer is by analysing skin biopsies. Read More »

Earlier dinner may lower risk of cancer

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The researchers found that those who ate at least two hours before a night's sleep, the risk of developing breast cancer was reduced by 16 %, and cancer of the prostate disease by 26% compared to those who went to bed right after dinner. If these are confirmed, "they will have implications for cancer prevention recommendations, which now do not take meal timing into account". Compared with individuals sleeping immediately after supper, those sleeping 2 or more hours after supper had a 20% ... Read More »

Salamis, Hot Dogs and Other Processed Meats Can Cause Mania

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Although these results showed that there was a possible association between cured meat with nitrates and manic episodes, they do not suggest that eating these meats from time-to-time in the general population will cause a manic episode, as more research must be done. Read More »

UnitedHealth puts up big profit numbers in 2Q

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Castleark Management Llc increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc ( UNH ) by 18.88% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. On Tuesday, UnitedHealth Group said it now expects adjusted net earnings to a range of $12.50 to $12.75 per share. The firm has a market cap of $248.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.77. Read More »

Here's How Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Secretly Started Dating

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In the clip, the Piece Of Me singer, 36, who is loved up with aspiring actor Sam Asghari , 24, in real-life, is seen undoing her blouse. "What's your name again?'" he explained. I'm always going to support her. The superstar singer concluded her " Piece of Me " residency in Las Vegas last December. And while the couple may share sweet pictures together on Instagram, many don't know how these two truly become more than just co-workers for the " Slumber Party " music video. Read More »

Man Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Eating Oyster At Florida Restaurant

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The department did not disclose the name of the establishment where the man got the oysters from. The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified. The Department of Health confirmed the man's death to the South Florida Sun Sentinel . "Vibrio vulnificus bloodstream infections are fatal about 50 percent of the time". Read More »

White House says ‘threat’ from Russian Federation still exists

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She went on to say that the president and his administration are "working very hard to make sure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections". Some 71 percent of Republicans polled approved of his response to Russian Federation, while only 14% of Democrats were in favour. Trump tweeted Thursday that his critics in the media "are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I'll probably have a good relationship with Putin". Read More »

FDA approves 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

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Smallpox emerged thousands of years ago, plaguing populations around the world with severe illness and death, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports . And in 2017, scientists in Canada announced that they had re-created the horsepox virus, a relative of smallpox, in a lab using DNA fragments. Complications of smallpox could include encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), corneal ulcerations (open sores on the clear, front surface of the eye) and blindness. Read More »

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week

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Love's customers who aren't hot dog fans can redeem the coupon for roller grill items like Tornados, egg rolls, Roller Bites, and possibly limited release items like the Ghost Pepper Cheeseburger Sausage, and Chorizo con Queso Sausage. You have to be a new app user and be dining in one of the participating locations. Hot dogs are $0.99 each at Hwy 55 for National Hot Dog Day 2018. Read More »

Scientists Find the World's Earliest Bread

That predates the next oldest sample found in Turkey by 5,000 years. The analyses carried out by the team involved general description of the charred food remains (i.e., size, texture, particles, and inclusions) using low-magnification microscopy, and their examination under scanning electronic microscopy for the identification of plant particles (i.e., ingredients). Read More »

Designer babies could be approved in future, says medical ethics panel

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The development of advanced genome technology has given scientists the ability to rewrite the DNA code in eggs, sperm, and embryos. On Tuesday, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB), an independent United Kingdom -based organization that analyzes and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine, released a report focused on the social and ethical issues surrounding human genome editing and reproduction. Read More »

Singer Michelle Williams checks herself into mental health facility

During a 2017 interview with The Talk , she explained, "I've been suffering since the age of 13, I didn't know what to call it [.] I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time [Destiny's Child], suffering with depression". He responded, according to Williams, "Ya'll just signed a multimillion-dollar deal, you're about to go on tour, what do you have to be depressed about?" "So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I'm just exhausted, '" recalled Williams, who said that her depression got ... Read More »

FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk

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NDMA is classified as a probable human cancer-causing substance and is not expected to be found in the drug. The recalled medications have the have valsartan in them. The Valsartan products on the Barbados market are produced by Novartis and Jubilant and are not subject to the global recall. Novartis spokesman Eric Althoff said after the initial recall last week that products sold in the U.S. Read More »

Teen with peanut allergy dies after eating Chips Ahoy cookie, family says

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A Weston teen suffered a fatal allergic reaction after accidentally eating Chips Ahoy peanut butter cookies, and her mother said more could have been done to show the difference between the regular and peanut butter cookie packaging. "We take allergens very seriously", the company said in a statement, adding that the packaging for chewy cookies made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups "clearly shows that it contains peanuts through words and visuals". Read More »

Teen recovering from burns after plant encounter

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Sap from the plant can cause burns, blisters and blindness. It's important for the public to educate itself on what the plants look like and, if they find it, to report it to state officials, Metzgar added. The plant looks like a flower with a white bloom on top, but it's the clear watery sap containing photosynthesizing agents that makes it so risky. Read More »

NATO made an important decision on North Korea

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AFPreports that the US delivered a confidential report to a United Nations sanctions committee documenting some 89 instances of sanctions violations, generally involving tankers transferring oil while at sea. The United States added in the report, "If fully loaded at around 90 percent laden, DPRK tankers have delivered almost triple the 2018 quota at 1,367,628 barrels". Read More »

Scientists have unveiled the world’s first color 3D-imaging

Because of this innovative form of x-raying, the images produced are reliable with high contrast and high resolution making the technology ideal for use in the medical field. Unique design belongs to the group of new Zealand scientists from the universities of Canterbury and Otago. X-ray or scan is the simplest and widely available form of medical imaging which is often used to examine injuries and conditions that can not otherwise be explained. Read More »

Nevada ranks as 9th worst state to retire

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Other factors considered in the nationwide analysis included weather, crime, cultural vitality and residents' overall sense of well-being. In South Dakota - one of the most tax-friendly states in the USA - residents pay no personal income tax, and the median rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $565, according to data from Apartment List . Read More »

J&J Hit With $4.69B Verdict In 22-Woman Talc Cancer Trial

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Mark Lanier, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, said in a statement that Johnson & Johnson had covered up evidence of asbestos in their products for more than 40 years. The woman, Deane Berg also said that the company offered her a settlement of $1.3 million that she turned down. The women and their families allege J&J knew its talc contained asbestos since the 1970s. Read More »

The 'stealth' STI that makes women infertile

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Thousands of women risk infertility because Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is developing resistance to antibiotics, according to sexual health specialists who are urging doctors to test before treatment. Condoms give the best protection from MC virus and even other STIs. Although tests for MG have recently been developed, they are not available in all clinics yet. Read More »

Thanks to CERN, your next X-ray scan could be in full color

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Because of this innovative form of x-raying, the images produced are reliable with high contrast and high resolution making the technology ideal for use in the medical field. The first person to have been scanned using the breakthrough technology is no other than Phil himself. The latter together with more than 20 research institutes forms the third generation of Medipix collaboration. Read More »