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Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest female cancer risk

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest female cancer risk

This is because some of the most common obesity-related cancers - such as breast and womb cancers - predominantly affect women. In the South East, 56 per cent of women are obese whilst 12 per cent...

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World Health Organization warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in the Congo

World Health Organization warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in the Congo

Health officials have counted 150 confirmed and probable cases, including over 100 deaths. "[These factors] may be coming together over the next weeks to months to create a potential flawless storm"...

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Vikings' Everson Griffen Accused of Threatening to 'Shoot Up' Minneapolis Hotel

Vikings' Everson Griffen Accused of Threatening to 'Shoot Up' Minneapolis Hotel

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen jumped out of an ambulance fearing someone was going to shoot him - while he was being transported for a mental health evaluation. Employees told pol...

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New Treatment Allows Paralyzed Patients to Stand, Walk

Kendall Lee, a neurosurgeon and director of Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratories in Rochester, Minn. Over time the brain begins to associate the muscle movement with thoughts. He eventually r...

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Former Facebook employee sues over mental trauma

Former Facebook employee sues over mental trauma

The lawsuit alleges negligence and failure to maintain a safe workplace at Facebook and Pro Unlimited. "Every day, Facebook users post millions of videos, images and livestreamed broadcasts of child...

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Paralysed patients walk again after spinal cord stimulation

Jered Chinnock, 29, could not move his legs after breaking his back in a snowmobile accident in Wisconsin in 2013. Then, the subject undergoes repetitive locomotor training, created to help the spinal...

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Inquiry opens into NHS contaminated blood scandal

People from Northern Ireland are among those who will give evidence, including one man who became infected as a teenager when he underwent an eye operation in 1974 following a vehicle accident. The In...

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Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit

Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit

The lawsuit , filed on September 12 in state superior court in San Mateo County, California, says Facebook content moderators working under contracts have to look at thousands of "videos, images and l...

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West Nile Virus Kills at Least 4 in California, Health Officials Say

West Nile Virus Kills at Least 4 in California, Health Officials Say

Less than one percent of those infected with West Nile virus will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. West Nile virus season is generally considered to begin ove...

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PM Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Yojna: Know All About It

PM Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Yojna: Know All About It

Ayushman Bharat , dubbed as the world's largest government-funded healthcare scheme, is expected to benefit 50 crore citizens. Asked about the cost to the exchequer in the current fiscal, he said, "...

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Exposure to pet store puppies left more than 100 people sick — CDC

Exposure to pet store puppies left more than 100 people sick — CDC

So far, none of the infections have been deadly. Of those infected, 29 were employees at a pet store - and 99 percent of those infected reported being exposed to a dog, the CDC says. As noted by CNN...

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Outbreak of an eye infection in contact lens wearers

Outbreak of an eye infection in contact lens wearers

A study in 2002 estimated the prevalence of Acanthamoeba keratitis in south east England to be 2.5 cases per 100,000 contact lens wearers , but current rates are two to three times higher, the la...

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CDC Report: Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060

CDC Report: Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060

Several studies have shown that Americans who suffer from social disengagement in older age are more susceptible to mental deterioration. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease ...

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Varied Analyst Comments On CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

That compares with the recent average volume of 11.78 million shares. If the markets make a firm price movement, then the strength of that movement depends on the volume for that period. In general,...

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Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher - KNBN

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher - KNBN

Soon after he told CNN that he stands by his findings, Cornell said an investigation had concluded that Wansink had committed academic misconduct. In this December 6, 2016 file photo, Brian Wansink ...

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Nestle to examine "strategic options" for skin health unit

Nestle said on Thursday it was exploring strategic options for its skin health business, saying it believes the unit - once seen as a rising star - might be better off outside of the Swiss food maker....

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Report Finds Faster Response 'Might Have Changed Things' For College Football Player

Report Finds Faster Response 'Might Have Changed Things' For College Football Player

While the future of the University of Maryland's athletic director and head football coach are the topic of speculation, a spokesman points out that the board typically can not get involved in schoo...

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Just one in 10 will be a smoker

Just one in 10 will be a smoker

Cumbria County Council is supporting this year's Stoptober campaign from Public Health England and encouraging the county's 59,000 smokers to take part. "Stoptober has helped over one million people q...

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FDA Warns Pet Owners About Flea, Tick Meds Linked To Seizures

FDA Warns Pet Owners About Flea, Tick Meds Linked To Seizures

While the products already mention the risk of the neurological side-effects the FDA says it will require clearer labels. All of these products contain a pesticide called isoxazoline. The FDA thinks t...

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MS reaches 33 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

MS reaches 33 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

One is a man who likely contracted the disease from a mosquito bite in Sugar Land and the other is a woman from Sugar Land who probably caught it in Dallas. Less than 1 percent of infected people deve...

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High gluten diet in pregnancy ups child's diabetes risk

High gluten diet in pregnancy ups child's diabetes risk

The risk increased proportionally with the mother's gluten intake of 10g per day during pregnancy . Previous research in this area had only studied animals, finding that animals with a gluten-free ...

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'Healthy' organic yoghurts are packed full of sugar

'Healthy' organic yoghurts are packed full of sugar

Researchers analyzed more than 900 yogurt brands found in United Kingdom supermarkets and found that only 9% can be classed as low in sugar - containing less than five grams of sugar per 100 grams...

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Rubbing sandalwood oil on your scalp may stimulate hair growth

Rubbing sandalwood oil on your scalp may stimulate hair growth

When applied over the outer scalp tissues, Sandalore could decrease hair fall or follicular death as well as stimulate new hair growth. "This is actually a rather awesome finding", coauthor Ralf Pau...

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Cannabis stock is so hot it's smoking

Cannabis stock is so hot it's smoking

Shares in marijuana company Tilray Inc. went on a wild ride - surging by more than 90 per cent then briefly dropping into negative territory and rebounding - one day after the licensed producer said i...

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One In 11 Us Teens Use Cannabis In E Cigarettes

One In 11 Us Teens Use Cannabis In E Cigarettes

As of 2017, more than two million high school-age Americans used e-cigarettes, a trend that represents a historic uptake of nicotine products, the FDA said. "Flavored vape juice may not be as sweet ...

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5 ways to prepare for the upcoming flu season

5 ways to prepare for the upcoming flu season

The U.S. flu season is fast approaching, and people who are sick should protect themselves and others. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also has a pretty handy vaccine finder tool that brings u...

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Tilray gains United States government approval to import a medical cannabis study drug

Tilray gains United States government approval to import a medical cannabis study drug

Meanwhile, shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc., which Monday said it was in talks with beverage companies to develop CBD-infused beverages , were halted. The condition can make routine tasks, such as ...

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California insurance regulator sues AbbVie alleging Humira kickbacks

This amounted to health insurers dishing out about $1.2 billion to pay for the fraudulent claims, which would make it the largest health insurance fraud case in the California Insurance Department h...

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Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds

Yogurts found in a USA supermarket have similar amounts of sugar to those found in United Kingdom stores. They looked at those marketed to children in particular. Still, the amount of sugar in m...

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Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

Regardless, the findings raise serious questions as to whether otherwise healthy older people should routinely take low-dose aspirin. The researchers found an increase in the number of cases of seri...

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Psychologists: There are four types of human personalities

Psychologists: There are four types of human personalities

The new study of the traits of more than 1.5 million people suggests that some of these traits tend to cluster together, creating predictable personality types . The results of those questionnaires w...

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Almost one in 11 US tweens and teens vape cannabis

Almost one in 11 US tweens and teens vape cannabis

But FDA officials say the liquids still meet the statutory definition for a tobacco product. There's also a toolkit of useful information for schools. Last spring, I was inundated with requests from c...

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South Africa issues cholera alert following outbreak in Zimbabwe

South Africa issues cholera alert following outbreak in Zimbabwe

The demise toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media talked about Sunday, because the health minister introduced unusual antibiotics had been being used after the disease ri...

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Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees

Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees

The Lumber River as of September 19 was still in "major" flood stage in several places, according to the National Weather Service. "Tonight's incident is a tragedy", Thompson said in a statement...

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DOJ has cleared the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

DOJ has cleared the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Insurers, pharmacy-benefits managers and others in the health care supply chain have been making deals to streamline expenses and gain scale in an industry threatened by rising costs for medical servi...

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