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Brussels rejects Boris Johnson’s call for Irish backstop to be scrapped

Brussels rejects Boris Johnson’s call for Irish backstop to be scrapped

However, Tusk, who ostensibly represents the 27 European Union member states, has reacted angrily to Johnson's demands, reiterating that the backstop is an insurance policy to " avoid a hard border " ...

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Tennesseans urged to get hepatitis A vaccine amid outbreak

Tennesseans urged to get hepatitis A vaccine amid outbreak

More than 2,000 cases of the infection have been confirmed in the state. The ACT Health Directorate is working with NSW Health to investigate a cluster of cases of hepatitis A in the South Korean co...

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Controversial Study Links Fluoride in Water to Lower IQ

Controversial Study Links Fluoride in Water to Lower IQ

Water fluoridation may not be as good for you as you previously thought. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is present in almost all water sources and is associated with reduced tooth d...

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OC Health Officials Confirm County's First Human Case of West Nile Virus

OC Health Officials Confirm County's First Human Case of West Nile Virus

This follows the discovery of WNV-infected mosquito samples in Bellflower and Long Beach on July 15 and July 10, respectively. Using insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucal...

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Doctor from NJ falls to his death while vacationing with fiancée

Doctor from NJ falls to his death while vacationing with fiancée

An off-duty nurse at the scene reportedly attempted to save Sirovich and he was airlifted to a hospital, but he died. " Danny was, by far, the person with the most life that we had the pleasure to m...

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UK steps up fight after losing 'measles-free' status

UK steps up fight after losing 'measles-free' status

She went on to explain that we are still "suffering from the now entirely debunked MMR scandal of the nineties, and it is potentially disastrous that as a result so many young people are now susceptib...

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120+ lung disease cases in 15 states could be tied to vaping

120+ lung disease cases in 15 states could be tied to vaping

While officials are still trying to determine which products patients used, some states - including Wisconsin , Minnesota and NY - said the use of both nicotine and marijuana products had been repor...

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Sunwing finalizes winter schedule to operate without Boeing 737 MAX 8

Sunwing finalizes winter schedule to operate without Boeing 737 MAX 8

While Boeing has targeted October, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has not set a timeline for the ungrounding, and it is not yet clear when the 737 MAX will fly again. Qantas is looking for a...

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West Nile Virus Found in Montana Mosquitoes

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Davis County, officials said. Most people exposed to the virus don't get sick, but about 20 percent develop symptoms like headache, fever,...

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Trump suggests move back to institutionalizing the mentally ill

Trump suggests move back to institutionalizing the mentally ill

President Donald Trump says that in the wake of two mass shootings in OH and Texas this month that he wants to focus on mental illness to prevent mass gun violence, not gun control. 'We have to do...

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Ebola spread to new Congo area reflects flawed response, aid workers say

Ebola spread to new Congo area reflects flawed response, aid workers say

Amid the unrest, health workers have vaccinated almost 200,000 people. The outbreak had previously been contained to North Kivu and Ituri provinces, with a few cases in neighboring Uganda. But stopp...

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Sydney Knifeman Killed Young Woman & Took Selfie Before Going on Stabbing Spree

Sydney Knifeman Killed Young Woman & Took Selfie Before Going on Stabbing Spree

Ney is also accused of stabbing a 41-year-old woman who was believed to be a random pedestrian. Michaela Dunn had a passion for travel. Rosebank College principal Tom Galea said the school was "mi...

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Police Calling For CCTV and Dashcam Footage Following Sydney CBD Attack

Police Calling For CCTV and Dashcam Footage Following Sydney CBD Attack

Ney is also accused of stabbing a 41-year-old woman who was believed to be a random pedestrian. Two northbound lanes of Clarence Street, including the bus lane, reopened about 5:30pm, along with two...

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Social media use may harm teens' mental health

Social media use may harm teens' mental health

The research , published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, involved interviews with nearly 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 in England. By 2014, this had increa...

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Flight Attendant Dies After Contracting Measles

Flight Attendant Dies After Contracting Measles

She was diagnosed with encephalitis , or swelling of the brain , a complication of measles . "El Al mourns the death of a member of the airline's flight crew", the airline said in a statement to ...

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DR Congo anti-Ebola coordinator delighted by drug breakthrough

DR Congo anti-Ebola coordinator delighted by drug breakthrough

In an extension of the original study patients have immediately been switched to receive either Regeneron's REGN-EB3 or Ridgeback's mAb114 after they were found to block the virus' progression. A clin...

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West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Davis County

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Davis County

West Nile Virus has been found in Northwestern U.S. states for a number of years now. When a mosquito feeds on an infected bird, it can pick up the virus and transmit it to other noninfected birds. A...

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Dozens Of US Teens Hospitalised With Lung Disease After Vaping

Dozens Of US Teens Hospitalised With Lung Disease After Vaping

The chief medical officer at the hospital, Dr. Emily Chapman, outlined a pattern of cases with a similar but unusual path. But inside Children's Hospital, lies proof they're not. The negative health e...

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New drugs to beat Ebola

New drugs to beat Ebola

A vast Ebola outbreak in West Africa from 2013 to 2016 became the world's largest ever when it spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and killed more than 11,300 people. Further, REGN-EB3 cur...

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Toronto resident infected with West Nile virus

Toronto resident infected with West Nile virus

West Nile virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Those who get sick develop symptoms two to 15 days later. The case was lab-confirmed in an adult resident in Toront...

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El-Zakzaky, wife arrive Abuja Airport enroute to India

El-Zakzaky, wife arrive Abuja Airport enroute to India

Others are that: "Each of the defendants/applicants shall undertake to return to Nigeria to continue their trial as soon as they are discharged from the hospital, and shall also be responsible for the...

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Gov. Pritzker signs bill making state's medical marijuana program permanent

Gov. Pritzker signs bill making state's medical marijuana program permanent

A student's parent or guardian must provide written authorization and provide a copy of the registry identification card of the student and parent or guardian. Nurse practitioners and physicians assis...

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Mosquito traps test positive for West Nile in Summit County

Mosquito traps test positive for West Nile in Summit County

The virus was previously confirmed in Lehigh County this year. It has been confirmed as the first human case of West Nile in Toronto in 2019 and it serves a reminder to always take the proper prec...

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Dentures missing after surgery found in senior's throat

Dentures missing after surgery found in senior's throat

Doctors initially suspected his symptoms were the result of a respiratory infection, possibly mixed with the after-effects of having been intubated during the surgery. Six days later, he was in the em...

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Ebola outbreak: Scientists believe they've found life-saving drug according to study results

Ebola outbreak: Scientists believe they've found life-saving drug according to study results

REGN-EB3, mAb114 and Zmapp are monoclonal antibodies that bind to glycoprotein on the Ebola virus and neutralize its ability to infect other cells. A vast Ebola outbreak in West Africa become the ...

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Four infected with mosquito-borne illnesses in Tulare County, health officials say

Four infected with mosquito-borne illnesses in Tulare County, health officials say

Boulder County Public Health and Longmont officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to protect themselves. The virus is expected to become widespread in the county this fall. Around Cal...

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Eating more plant-based foods may be linked to better heart health

Casey M. Rebholz, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the USA, and lead researcher of the study said , "Eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a s...

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Navy: Use of CBD, Hemp Prohibited for Sailors, Marines

Navy: Use of CBD, Hemp Prohibited for Sailors, Marines

This latest report provides a deep insight into the Global Cbd Hemp Oil Market covering all its essential aspects. And marijuana companies are getting into the game, too, adding CBD companies and ...

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Eat plants, conserve land to curb climate change - IPCC

Eat plants, conserve land to curb climate change - IPCC

To do this, people have used more and more land and freshwater resources resulting in what scientists say is a spike in emissions. Desertification of agricultural lands in India is getting worse...

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The NBA Is Reportedly Implementing New Mental Health Policies

The NBA Is Reportedly Implementing New Mental Health Policies

When I first started getting into Australian rules football, one of the things that struck me the most was how the sport treated mental health and mental illnesses among its players. A licensed psychi...

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'Selfies' Might Someday Track Your Blood Pressure

This could be life-changing technology as high blood pressure can lead to heart diseases among many other ailments. Also, the cohort was racially homogeneous as the majority was of East Asian descen...

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FDA investigating link between vaping and seizures

FDA investigating link between vaping and seizures

At this time, the administration said they can not definitively determine if e-cigarettes directly cause seizures and other neurological events. Other information sought by the FDA includes: any use...

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Philippines declares dengue outbreak an epidemic

Philippines declares dengue outbreak an epidemic

The vaccine, now licensed in 20 countries according to the World Health Organization, is approved for use for those aged nine and older. The Philippines declared an initial "national dengue alert" in ...

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Philippines Declares Dengue Fever Outbreak National Epidemic

Philippines Declares Dengue Fever Outbreak National Epidemic

In a recent meeting in Quezon City, the families of the victims had pushed the Office of the Ombudsman to subpoena the (DOH), Philippine Health Corporation (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System ...

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Dark chocolate can help lower the risk of depression

Dark chocolate can help lower the risk of depression

Chocolate is widely reported to have mood‐enhancing properties and several mechanisms for this link have been proposed. The study looked at whether different types of chocolate are associated with moo...

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