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Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol…

Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol…

They found strong evidence that the superbug vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is growing increasingly immune to alcohol-based disinfectants. Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant enteroco...

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CDC: Condoms are not meant to be reused

Though most people think this is a no-brainer, the CDC says some Americans are still reusing condoms. The agency's advice is to "use a fresh one for each sex act", with a link in the tweet directi...

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West Nile Virus found in some mosquitoes in Portsmouth, Ohio area

West Nile Virus found in some mosquitoes in Portsmouth, Ohio area

Three mosquito pools have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the Portsmouth City Health Department reports. Most people infected with the virus do not show symptoms, although more severe sym...

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'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

According to an analysis by David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler viewed by The Intercept's Ryan Grim and Zaid Jilani, the Mercatus Center's "report undercounts administrative savings by mo...

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More women falling prey to lung cancer

The lung cancer mortality rate for women is expected to increase by over 40% by 2030, according to a new study . "Different timelines have been observed in the tobacco epidemic across the globe",...

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Vaginal 'rejuvenation' devices have serious side effects, might be unsafe, FDA says

Vaginal 'rejuvenation' devices have serious side effects, might be unsafe, FDA says

Opening up about this issue, a woman who used the "Thermiva" device from ThermiGen to treat her urinary incontinence said, "I was in so much pain. So, for women who are experiencing incontinence o...

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DR Congo announces fresh Ebola outbreak

A team of 12 experts from the health ministry will arrive in Beni on Thursday to set up a response operation, the ministry said , and local travel restrictions were being implemented. Boum adds that ...

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West Nile Virus Detected in Madison Mosquito

West Nile Virus Detected in Madison Mosquito

In the Berkshires, municipalities have had different responses to the presence of mosquito-borne diseases. The Toronto residents are advised to use insect repellent against insects, wear light color...

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My Health Record to be revised for digital privacy

My Health Record to be revised for digital privacy

Mr Shorten said that while he supported digitising health records in principle, "this government is really bungling it". Mr Hunt pledged to update provisions around cancelling a My Health Record s...

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Complex new shape discovered in cells

Complex new shape discovered in cells

As such, this epithelial tissue - made up of millions upon millions of these tiny cells squashed together - doesn't just make up our external skin, but also lines our internal organs. Scutoid was cho...

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Man loses both legs after being licked by dog

Man loses both legs after being licked by dog

One study published in the National Institutes of Health found the bacteria present in 69 percent of dogs and 54 percent of cats. Greg Manteufel, 48, is believed to have contracted the infection...

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Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Sarnia

Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Sarnia

The virus was detected in mosquitoes from several CT towns this summer, including Bethany, Franklin, Greenwich , Madison, New Haven , Waterford, West Haven and Weston. Residents are urged to take pr...

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Smoking ban in effect at all public housing across US

Smoking ban in effect at all public housing across US

The new rule is meant to cut down on secondhand smoke and the risk of smoking-related fires in residential buildings. The movement is part of the U.S. NYCHA residents are no longer allowed to smoke ...

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Hundreds of Salmonella cases linked to backyard chickens — CDC

Hundreds of Salmonella cases linked to backyard chickens — CDC

As per the CDC, around 70 salmonella outbreaks associated to live poultry have been declared since the year 2000. The CDC says people can get sick with salmonella infections from touching live...

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Patient transported to Denver Health unlikely to have Ebola

There were 54 Ebola cases, including 33 deaths, in the outbreak that was declared in early May in northwest Equateur province, Congo's health ministry said. Ebola could be considered moderately contag...

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Maryland hits record-high drug deaths, fueled by fentanyl

Maryland hits record-high drug deaths, fueled by fentanyl

Nationwide, Federal and state law enforcement officials began to aggressively pursue crimes related to fentanyl, which is often mixed with other drugs to enhance their effects. The number of prescript...

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New Ebola virus found in bats in Sierra Leone

New Ebola virus found in bats in Sierra Leone

According to the Communication Lead and Director of Health Security and Emergencies, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Harold Thomas, studies are ongoing to understand if the virus can cause disease,...

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Hepatitis - a global health concern

Hepatitis - a global health concern

The number of reported cases of hepatitis C , a viral condition that can infect the liver, increased over the past decade in IL, state health officials said Friday. "Eliminating hepatitis will requir...

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West Nile Virus arrives in Hamilton

West Nile Virus arrives in Hamilton

The District says that it is imperative that citizens keep insect repellent handy, wear light-colored clothing with long sleeves and long trousers when outdoors and get rid of mosquito breeding sites ...

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Dutch sildenafil trial 'immediately stopped' due to baby deaths

Dutch sildenafil trial 'immediately stopped' due to baby deaths

All the pregnant women taking sildenafil for the trial had foetuses with severely limited growth, reports the Guardian . Growth restriction is diagnosed using ultrasound, but now the only medical tre...

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Teen infested with hookworm parasite while playing on beach

Teen infested with hookworm parasite while playing on beach

Michael has been fighting a hookworm infection for more than a month after leaving a Florida beach, his mom says. "We have a definitive diagnosis". In the post , Dumas claims she contacted a h...

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A Parasite Found in Your Cat’s Poo Can Affect Your Decision Making

A Parasite Found in Your Cat’s Poo Can Affect Your Decision Making

Dr Stefanie Johnson, from the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business , and her co-authors wrote: " Populations with higher T gondii infection had greater intentions to start a business...

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AMA president seeks clarity over My Health Record access

AMA president seeks clarity over My Health Record access

Dr Bartone told the National Press Club in Canberra today that he had sought and received written assurances from Mr Hunt and Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) CEO Tim Kelsey that police and oth...

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Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

But shouldn't some presidential meetings remain private? "He has a desire to have further meetings, I am ready for that". "We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow", Putin said, accordin...

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DR Congo officially declares end to Ebola outbreak

DR Congo officially declares end to Ebola outbreak

The WHO responded rapidly to the Ebola outbreak , which included four separate outbreak locations as well as an urban area near a river that connected to the country's capital city and other areas wi...

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15 detained in China vaccine scandal

15 detained in China vaccine scandal

Changsheng's overseas sales accounted for 2.34 percent of revenues past year, according to the firm's 2017 report. An official with China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said Sunday it found tha...

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LifePoint Health (LPNT) Stock Rating Lowered by Royal Bank of Canada

LifePoint Health (LPNT) Stock Rating Lowered by Royal Bank of Canada

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT ) last announced its earnings results on Friday, May 4th. LifePoint Health, Inc ., belongs to Healthcare sector and Hospitals industry. However, the institutional inve...

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Psychiatric association warns against stigmatizing mentally ill after Danforth shooting

Psychiatric association warns against stigmatizing mentally ill after Danforth shooting

Hussain killed two people and injured 13 others before exchanging gunfire with police on Bowden Street, just south of Danforth. A source also told CTV News that ammunition and large-capacity magaz...

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20 teen girls infected with HIV every hour

20 teen girls infected with HIV every hour

Sidibé. Adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 account for nearly two thirds of the 3 million under-19 year-olds living with HIV. Kenya reported good progress in the war against HIV/AIDS at the...

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West Nile Virus infected mosquito found in Keystone Heights

West Nile Virus infected mosquito found in Keystone Heights

In 2017, there were 20 human cases of West Nile virus reported in Pennsylvania. The more DEET a product contains, the longer the repellent can protect against mosquito bites. Airplanes will spra...

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Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

A nationwide recall of certain Ritz products was announced Sunday after concerns of a potential presence of salmonella in one of its ingredients. Ritz Crackers' maker recalled Ritz Bits Cheese, ...

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China police probe vaccine maker Changsheng Bio

China police probe vaccine maker Changsheng Bio

In particular, noting that the company had falsified data regarding the production of freeze-dried human rabies vaccine . A nurse prepares a vaccine to be given to a child in a hospital in Beijin...

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California urges power conservation during heat wave

California urges power conservation during heat wave

The weather service said other record highs set Tuesday included 122 (50 Celsius) in Thermal, in California's Coachella Valley, and 121 (49.4 Celsius) in Palm Springs. Authorities urge the public to a...

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Elton John and Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

Elton John and Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

The music legend said men must be taught to protect "not only their wives and girlfriends, their sisters, and daughters, but also critically their brothers and their sons". At the event, Prince Harry...

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Why Alzheimer's May Be Tougher to Spot in Women

Why Alzheimer's May Be Tougher to Spot in Women

Women with 3 or more children had a lower risk, however, those with 3 or more miscarriages had a much higher risk. Maki said that women have a lifelong advantage in verbal memory, and that's due to ...

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