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CDC advises USA consumers not to eat romaine lettuce

CDC advises USA consumers not to eat romaine lettuce

In June, five people died and hundreds of people were infected across 35 USA states after a romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak. One of those had suffered kidney failure . No one distributor ...

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University Of Maryland Freshman Dead From Adenovirus

University Of Maryland Freshman Dead From Adenovirus

Adenoviruses typically have mild symptoms, such as sore throat, but for people with compromised immunity, they can cause pneumonia or other complications and be fatal. Adenoviruses are common reason...

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Concern in new report over children's mental health provision in Bradford

Concern in new report over children's mental health provision in Bradford

A spokesman for NHS England said services were improving and in the coming years another 70,000 children will be able to access support. Their message is simple: we're exhausted of endless inquiri...

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Walgreens in talks with Humana

Walgreens in talks with Humana

In the company's earnings call earlier this month , Humana CEO hinted at establishing closer ties between the two companies, which are already working together on a pilot program putting senior-focus...

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Millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand

Millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand

The US study team believe this increase could lead to an insulin shortage for people with type 2 diabetes unless access to the hormone is significantly improved. "In spite of the UN's promise to treat...

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Boston Scientific acquires BTG in £3.3 billion MedTech deal

Boston Scientific acquires BTG in £3.3 billion MedTech deal

The offer of 840p in cash per share represents a premium of 37% to BTG's closing share price of 615 pence on Monday. "The acquisition of BTG and its rapidly growing peripheral interventional portfol...

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Thick dust shrouds Sydney skies in rare storm

Thick dust shrouds Sydney skies in rare storm

Strong winds from a low pressure system have whipped up masses of dirt across the drought-stricken state, which headed towards the coast on Thursday. "If we do get another big frontal system like th...

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NEJM Publishes Highly Positive Study Data on OIT Biologic for Peanut Allergy

NEJM Publishes Highly Positive Study Data on OIT Biologic for Peanut Allergy

Participants of the PALISADE trial were instructed to continue the standard of care for peanut allergy , which meant eliminating peanuts from their diets and carrying self-injectable epinephrine (a...

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United States issues health alert on romaine lettuce

United States issues health alert on romaine lettuce

The Department of Health is to contact local food suppliers after a large-scale outbreak of E. coli in the United States associated with romaine lettuce . Customers don't have to have a receipt for...

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A third of parents to skip kids' flu shots this year

A third of parents to skip kids' flu shots this year

That's in spite of more than 180 child deaths nationally in the last flu season . Parents who decline to get their child vaccinated against the flu may be exposed to a limited range of information,...

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North Carolina’s largest chickenpox outbreak since 1995 blamed on vaccine exemptions

North Carolina’s largest chickenpox outbreak since 1995 blamed on vaccine exemptions

The school has one of the state's highest rates of religious-based vaccine exemptions for students. Health care providers for years have recommended all children medically able, namely those who hav...

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Citing E. coli outbreak, US officials say don't eat romaine

Citing E. coli outbreak, US officials say don't eat romaine

One of the hospitalized people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening form of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic evidence from the United States ...

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Employers press Theresa May to make mental health first aid mandatory

Employers press Theresa May to make mental health first aid mandatory

Fionuala Bonnar, from Mental Health First Aid England said: "The change in legislation we are calling for will establish a baseline for protecting mental health in the workplace, ensuring no one is le...

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Anti-Ebola efforts in DR Congo suspended amid violence

Anti-Ebola efforts in DR Congo suspended amid violence

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suspended efforts to contain an Ebola virus outbreak in the town of Beni because of worsening rebel attacks. Kalenga denounced the viole...

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Arizona Flu Cases Below 2017 Leve But Above Average

Arizona Flu Cases Below 2017 Leve But Above Average

In 2015-16, there were 272 confirmed cases of influenza A. The next year, this number slightly increased in the south zone to 278. The annual flu season has hit Calgary sooner than the rest of the p...

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Pfizer Plans to Increase US Drug Prices in January

Pfizer Plans to Increase US Drug Prices in January

Prices will rise by 5% for all but four of the 41 drugs, which were unnamed in a statement released by Pfizer . Pfizer's price increases are "not egregious" and may serve as a trial balloon to gaug...

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11th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

11th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal wants infectious disease specialists brought in. (NJMRC) to assist the facility in separating ill from asymptomatic patients. The Department will not consider t...

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Sucking on your baby’s pacifier may protect them from allergies

Sucking on your baby’s pacifier may protect them from allergies

According to a new study, it just might. Of the 128 mothers participating in the research, 58 per cent reported that their child now used a pacifier. "There are lots of commensal or good bacteria in...

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Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

However, in a study conducted at Boston Children's Hospital, researchers found that those adhering to a low-carbohydrate diet burned more calories than participants trialing alternative approaches. ...

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Coffee is Bitter and Horrible-Why Do We Like It?

Coffee is Bitter and Horrible-Why Do We Like It?

Bitterness is something we tend to avoid because our bodies are essentially warning us that what we're ingesting might be poisonous or otherwise harmful. This data was gleaned from the habits of over ...

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Overusing antibiotics prescription for danger

Overusing antibiotics prescription for danger

However, gross overuse has led to the problem of antibiotic resistance, whereby bacteria change and build up a resistance to drugs that have been used over a long period of time and in great numbers. ...

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Donald Trump Defends Demand for Forest Management in Response to California Wildfires

Donald Trump Defends Demand for Forest Management in Response to California Wildfires

In Southern California , crews continued to gain ground against a blaze of more than 153 square miles that destroyed more than 500 structures in Malibu and communities. "It's already a zoo here and I...

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UK health service risks 350000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks

UK health service risks 350000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks

The NHS employs about 1.2 million people. Reasons behind the current shortages include the fragmentation of responsibility for workforce issues at a national level, poor planning, cuts in training f...

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How you take your coffee is linked to your genes

How you take your coffee is linked to your genes

So the researchers used genetic analysis of samples from the biobank to find people who were more or less sensitive to three bitter substances: caffeine, quinine (think tonic water) and a chemical...

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Suspected overdose deaths climb in September, BC Coroners report

Suspected overdose deaths climb in September, BC Coroners report

From January to August of 2018, fentanyl was detected in 92 per cent of overdose deaths locally, however, full toxicology data is not yet available for September. These numbers make up a fraction of t...

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall

Blood Pressure Drug Recall

Because according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are some medicines which they have recalled because of the impurity they contained which might cause cancer to its consumer. Continue ...

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West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples

West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples

Concerned residents in Milton, West Virginia called the police to report what seemed like a case of rabid raccoons , and were later informed that their unusual behavior was due to their drunken stupo...

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Milkshakes and freakshakes under fire in anti-sugar campaign

Milkshakes and freakshakes under fire in anti-sugar campaign

Action on Sugar, based at Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom, conducted a survey of 140 drinks at United Kingdom fast-food chains and restaurants and found they contained " alarming...

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Withings Pulse HR Challenges Fitbit with 20-Day Battery Life

Withings Pulse HR Challenges Fitbit with 20-Day Battery Life

It features a reinforced black polycarbonate surface that fits in a 316L stainless steel casing. Pulse HR's OLED display shows information such as the time, heart rate and notifications from your ...

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'Batkid' is now cancer

'Batkid' is now cancer

Miles' adventure, in which an actor dressed as Batman drove him around San Francisco encountering multiple scenes and villains, was organized by the Make-A-Wish foundation and culimated in a crowd of ...

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DeepMind’s Health Business Is Moving Over To Google

DeepMind’s Health Business Is Moving Over To Google

It also raised questions about the basis under which the London hospital which had been piloting the device had shared its data with Google DeepMind . Powles told The Guardian that Google's posit...

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California crews search for wildfire victims as list of missing surpasses 600

California crews search for wildfire victims as list of missing surpasses 600

The number of people missing in northern California's devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. Butte County Sheriff Kory...

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No better day to give up smoking

No better day to give up smoking

Smoking accounts for almost one in three cancer deaths in the United States, and increases the risk cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus, kidney, cervix, liver, ...

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Study strengthens evidence of link between obesity and depression

Study strengthens evidence of link between obesity and depression

Greg Pavela, Ph.D.Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , in collaboration with researchers at Indiana University-Bloomington, have received an R01 grant from the National Institutes...

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Penn researchers find social media usage increases feelings of depression, loneliness

Penn researchers find social media usage increases feelings of depression, loneliness

According to Business Insider , this study is different from the earlier ones, as it has shown a cause-and-effect relationship between social media use and mental health , whereas all the earlier st...

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