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Polar fitness app leaks military personnel locations

Polar fitness app leaks military personnel locations

Just six months after competing fitness tracking company Strava came under fire for revealing the location of United States military bases, Finnish wearable company Polar has experienced similar pri...

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Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

He claimed that due to how dysfunctional the two parties were, it is unlikely that many Democrats would support a Trump nominee. Every one, you can't go wrong. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelph...

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People Sickened From Parasite Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Vegetables

People Sickened From Parasite Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Vegetables

More than 200 people in several Midwest states have been sickened by a parasite in food from plastic vegetable trays sold under the Del Monte brand. This week's CDC update showed slightly stronge...

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HIV Vax Candidate 'Defines Additional Path' for Preclinical Data

HIV Vax Candidate 'Defines Additional Path' for Preclinical Data

The mosaic vaccine HIV-1 vaccine produced comparable immune responses in both humans and rhesus monkeys , a phase I/IIa trial found. Before human trials, the vaccine showed positive resul...

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Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure

This is an ongoing investigation. "If I were around a patient with tuberculosis in the hospital breathing the same air I would need to be exposed for several hours for example to have any risk", D...

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Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations

Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations

All of these tumours are clones - genetically highly similar to one another but genetically distinct from their hound hosts. The only surviving legacy appears to be a cancer that arose from the cell...

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Precautionary recall of some Valsartan blood pressure and heart medicines

Bulgaria's medicines agency said on July 6 that it was suspending the sale of 62 high blood pressure and heart medications, as part of a Europe-wide recall, after a potentially harmful impurity was fo...

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Healthy moms lower risk of obese kids

Healthy moms lower risk of obese kids

The children who belong to the age group less than 19 are having body mass index defined as obese . The results were published in the British Medical Journal . As the part of the study , nurses h...

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Listeria risk in frozen vegetables prompts Finnish shops to pull products

Health authorities in the United Kingdom, where 43 products have been recalled due to the Listeria risk, say that all frozen vegetables should be cooked thoroughly before eating, including those that ...

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Eating Nuts Can Boost Male Fertility, Study Finds

Eating Nuts Can Boost Male Fertility, Study Finds

For the clinical trial, the team included 119 healthy young men aged 18-35 for a 14-week diet plan to either take their usual western-style diet without nuts or supplement it with 60 grams/day of mixe...

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'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Her family raised funds for the March 27 surgery, which took place at St. Louis Children's Hospital, with T-shirts and crowdfunding sites, and have kept supporters updated on her progress on their Fac...

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Bye, bye, banana? Scientists trying to save fruit from tropical disease

Bye, bye, banana? Scientists trying to save fruit from tropical disease

But hope lies deep in the jungles of Madagascar, where lives a wild banana that may be able to save the species. However, Cavendish bananas are under threat from Panama disease , a disease of the...

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HPV test better than Pap smear at detecting cancerous cervical changes

HPV test better than Pap smear at detecting cancerous cervical changes

Pap smear tests are also referred as Pap test or smear test or cervical smear test, in which Pap smear is prepared by collecting cells from outer cervix opening of the uterus and endocervix. The Pap t...

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Hey, coffee drinkers, study shows it may make you live longer

Hey, coffee drinkers, study shows it may make you live longer

Also a year ago, Spanish researchers reported people who drank at least four cups of coffee a day had a 64 percent lower risk of death than those who never or nearly never drank coffee. That doesn't...

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You're Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says

You're Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says

So, what's the right way to wash your hands? The study notes that the most common mistake made is not washing their hands long enough. Despite being one of the first hygienic habits we learn, ha...

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Temperatures to feel as hot as 104 degrees in Massachusetts Tuesday

Temperatures to feel as hot as 104 degrees in Massachusetts Tuesday

Monday . While we can't rule out a few isolated storms, the heat and humidity will likely be a bigger impact to folks who want to spend the day outside. Do not forget to check in on elderly neighbor...

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Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure

Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure

Earlier this year, a young woman from NY came to the dermatologists at Weill Cornell Medicine hospital because six of her toenails had begun detaching from her foot for no apparent reason six mont...

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Artificial ovary may help women conceive after chemotherapy

Artificial ovary may help women conceive after chemotherapy

The team found that the ovarian follicles were able to survive on the decellularised scaffold, marking a first-time achievement and a step towards fertility preservation for women with cancer . S...

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Can Coffee Extend Your Life?

Can Coffee Extend Your Life?

Drawing information from the UK's Biobank data resource, which holds information on around nine million people, researchers were also able to profile British java drinkers. "We know that some people m...

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Coli outbreak over, Understanding the outbreak

Coli outbreak over, Understanding the outbreak

Contaminated irrigation canals in Arizona may have helped spread E. coli bacteria into fields of romaine lettuce in the latest outbreak, government officials said. coli in the water "with the same ...

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State warns of West Nile virus activity

State warns of West Nile virus activity

Theodore Andreadis, Director of the CAES. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers and use bug repellent with an active ingredient of DEET or picaridin. Parents should read labels carefully and foll...

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US Attorneys Office: 10 charged for health care fraud, unlawfully dispensing drugs

US Attorneys Office: 10 charged for health care fraud, unlawfully dispensing drugs

More than 600 medical professionals across the United States now face charges in connection with the " largest (ever) health care fraud crackdown", the us attorney's office said Thursday. Attorney Tr...

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Photo captures moment toddler's leg broke while on slide with mom

Photo captures moment toddler's leg broke while on slide with mom

Every year, Heather Clare posts a PSA to her Facebook page warning parents about the dangers of going down a slide with a child on their lap. Heather Clare is the mother in the photo, and sh...

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Montana health department launches new website highlighting HIV testing sites

Montana health department launches new website highlighting HIV testing sites

This year's National HIV Testing Day theme, Doing It My Way, reflects on the various reasons people have for getting HIV tested. HIV cannot be detected by any of the tests immediately after infect...

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For eighth consecutive year, Penn State Children's Hospital ranks among best

For eighth consecutive year, Penn State Children's Hospital ranks among best

CHOP also ranked in the top three for seven different specialties. "An institution like Children's Hospital Los Angeles can only achieve decades of excellence in transformative care through the ...

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Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

The purchase follows the announcement in January that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co were forming a joint venture to tackle rising USA health care costs. Startups like San ...

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West Nile virus found in Elkhart County

West Nile virus found in Elkhart County

Helicopter-based spraying was conducted in the same area early previous year, reducing the mosquito population temporarily, but "they have gone back up", according to the district. Transmission of Wes...

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Wednesday is National HIV Testing Day

Wednesday is National HIV Testing Day

Dix said there are an estimated 7,271 people living with HIV in B.C. This annual event, which has been held for 10 years in the month of June, is the ministry's contribution to the regional initia...

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GE to divest healthcare unit, separate Baker Hughes

GE to divest healthcare unit, separate Baker Hughes

GE, an icon of American industry, has struggled to rebound from the financial crisis of 2008-2009. When Flannery's done, GE will bear little resemblance to the conglomerate that used to count NBC, hom...

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Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study

Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study

Having three or more children-or none at all-was also a risk factor for breast cancer in female flight attendants. Cancer rates in male flight attendants were almost 50 percent higher for melanoma...

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Exposure to radiation, carcinogens puts flight attendants at high risk of cancer

Exposure to radiation, carcinogens puts flight attendants at high risk of cancer

The Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health research was one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of cancer among the group to date. Female flight attendants had a higher prevalence of ev...

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FDA Approves Country's First Marijuana-Based Medicine

FDA Approves Country's First Marijuana-Based Medicine

Some parents have used unapproved CBD oils to treat their children. The FDA's decision directly contradicts the decision by the Drug Enforcement Administration to keep the newly approved compoun...

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US approves marijuana-based drug for seizures

He added that the drug offers families "the first and only FDA-approved cannabidiol medicine to treat two severe, childhood-onset epilepsies". "And, the FDA is committed to this kind of careful sc...

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Arizona pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to end pregnancy

She told BuzzFeed News that she was 9-weeks pregnant and her baby did not have a heartbeat . "I left Walgreens in tears", she wrote , "ashamed and feeling humiliated by a man who knows nothing...

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Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm

Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm

Her unusual lump became a case study in The New England Journal of Medicine by two leading professors from Russian Federation and Spain-Migrating Dirofilaria repens . Usually, the physical damage i...

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