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Ontario's health minister says the flu season will be bad this year

Ontario's health minister says the flu season will be bad this year

The government needs to build more long-term care spaces, improve access to addictions and mental-health treatment, and address hospital patient flows, she said. We're way, way short relative to (othe...

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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared a global health emergency

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared a global health emergency

It would be only the fifth such designation, after the 2013-2016 West African Ebola epidemic that killed over 11,300 people, the 2009 flu pandemic, polio in 2014 and the Zika virus that caused a spa...

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Menstrual cups safe, practical and cheap

Menstrual cups safe, practical and cheap

Common misconceptions include: the idea that cups are hard, uncomfortable and inconvenient to use; belief that cultural attitudes linked to notions of virginity, body-shame, or disgust create insurmou...

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Social media linked to teen depression

Social media linked to teen depression

They also reported how many hours per day they spent playing video games, on social media sites, watching television, or doing other activities on the computer. "A significant between-person associati...

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U.N.: Ebola arrival in east DRC poses severe risks

U.N.: Ebola arrival in east DRC poses severe risks

But, he added, "I call on the population of the city of Goma and its outskirts to keep calm. We have better public health tools than ever to respond to Ebola, including an effective vaccine ", said D...

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20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns

El Paso, TX health officials have reported an additional confirmed measles case, about a week after two cases were confirmed for the first time in 25 years . For the first time, the United Nations bo...

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Increased social media use leads to increased feelings of depression

Increased social media use leads to increased feelings of depression

Now, a teenager dies by suicide about every 100 minutes. But for exactly that reason, it's important for modifiable risk factors to be monitored and harnessed for this at-risk age group. The researc...

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Philippines declares 'national alert' after spike in dengue cases

Philippines declares 'national alert' after spike in dengue cases

This is after the Department of Health on Monday declared, for the first time ever, a national dengue alert due to the rapidly rising number of cases in several regions of the country. Proper medical ...

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Four Lifestyle Choices May Offset Risk of Cognitive Decline

Four Lifestyle Choices May Offset Risk of Cognitive Decline

But a growing body of evidence suggests the way you live can potentially lower your risk. People with the worst genetic risk of dementia can reduce their chances of developing the disease by a third...

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Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA

Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA

And Sanders plans to deliver a speech Wednesday to confront opponents of the single-payer, government-run plan he has long championed. The thinking goes that a candidate who would appeal to numerous v...

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Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma: Ministry

Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma: Ministry

In another tweet , Ghebreyesus said that 3,000 health workers in Goma had been vaccinated, and that the sick pastor is being treated in the Ebola Treatment Center in Goma, run by the DRC Ministry of...

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Tennessee man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

Tennessee man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

I love the water and so did my Dad. "We were out in the bay on the boat near Crab Island, went to the beach in Destin twice, splashed around Turkey Creek, swam in Boggy Bayou, in our pool and then o...

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Ebola deaths in Congo exceed 1,500

Ebola deaths in Congo exceed 1,500

Just a week after the DRC declared the Ebola outbreak in August, health-care workers were granted approval to use an unlicensed vaccine made by New Jersey-based Merck on a "compassionate basis", which...

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Can sugary fruit juices raise cancer risk?

Can sugary fruit juices raise cancer risk?

The team also studied slimming drinks that used zero-calorie artificial sweeteners instead of sugar , but did not find them linked to cancer. 100 mL per day increase in consumption of sugary drin...

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Donald Trump:

Donald Trump: "Kidney Has a Very Special Place in the Heart"

The freakish declaration raised a lot of eyebrows on social media, where it did not take long for the statement to go viral. One of the Twitter users also made a satirical claim that after listening...

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Duke Health study says calorie cutting also cuts health risks

Duke Health study says calorie cutting also cuts health risks

Kraus and colleagues also noted some other significant benefits after two years of a calorie-restricted diet, including an improvement in fasting insulin (-1.71 μIU/mL), fasting glucose (-0.05 mg/dL),...

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Trump Administration Launches Kidney Health Initiative

Trump Administration Launches Kidney Health Initiative

Kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death in the USA and a major expense for the federal government. Under the KCF Model, participating nephrology practices would receive adjusted fixed paym...

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Iowa reports 1st confirmed 2019 human West Nile virus case

Iowa reports 1st confirmed 2019 human West Nile virus case

Most people infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Caitlin Pedati reminds Iowans that humans get infected wit...

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Amazon Alexa to give out official NHS advice

Amazon Alexa to give out official NHS advice

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) says the technology will allow patients, including older people and people with visual impairment, to receive NHS-verified health information by way o...

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Maricopa County Reports 1st West Nile Virus Death This Year

Maricopa County Reports 1st West Nile Virus Death This Year

A year ago there were 49 confirmed human cases of West Nile, the most ever reported in a single year in MA. The department says Thursday that the case is in Smith County , in the central part of ...

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Rabies Alert for Epcot Area Issued by Florida Department of Health

Rabies Alert for Epcot Area Issued by Florida Department of Health

Disney's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, which is home to a number of wild animals, are roughly four and five miles from Epcot, respectively. This rabies alert is for 60 days or until further noti...

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Calif. extends healthcare coverage to undocumented young adults

Since 2016, California has allowed children under 18 to receive taxpayer-backed healthcare despite immigration status. According to CNN , this new program would cost the state around $98 million ...

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Daily Fruit Juice Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Daily Fruit Juice Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

The participants, who were followed for a maximum of nine years, completed at least two 24-hour online validated dietary questionnaires, calculating their daily consumption of sugar and artificially s...

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Trump administration scraps plan to ban drug rebates

Trump administration scraps plan to ban drug rebates

The rule would have excluded rebates from safe harbor protections that now shelter drug makers' rebates from penalties under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and would have formed new safe harbor p...

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Australia Seagulls Carry Superbugs

Australia Seagulls Carry Superbugs

Their study involved taking more than 550 samples from silver gulls around Australia and testing them for various bacteria. Allegedly, the bacteria can cause urinary tract infection, in addition to se...

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Amazon Alexa to start offering NHS health advice

Amazon Alexa to start offering NHS health advice

Until now, it would answer these sorts of questions based on a variety of popular responses. "Healthcare is made inaccessible when trust and privacy is stripped away, and that's what this awful pl...

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Trump officials tell one court Obamacare is failing and another it’s thriving

Trump officials tell one court Obamacare is failing and another it’s thriving

Because the case is before one of the most conservative appellate courts in the country, it is nearly guaranteed to wind up in the Supreme Court . The judges focused on whether Obamacare lost i...

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U.S. appeals court to take up constitutionality of Obamacare

U.S. appeals court to take up constitutionality of Obamacare

Judge Engelhardt, a Trump appointee, appeared to sympathetic to the Republicans' argument Tuesday, though bemoaned the court's role in refereeing what appeared to be a political dispute over how much ...

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Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Republicans including President Donald Trump have repeatedly and unsuccessfully tried to repeal the ACA since it was passed in 2010. A number of Democratic-led states, led by California , and the...

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UK offers HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 100,000 cancer cases

UK offers HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 100,000 cancer cases

The additional injections will lead to the prevention of more than 64,000 cervical cancers and almost 50,000 non-cervical cancers by 2058. In the United States, high-risk HPV infections cause about ...

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Common cold virus could cure cancer

Common cold virus could cure cancer

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men with over 61, 000 new cases and around 13,000 deaths reported this year, according to the American Cancer Society ( ACS ). Urine samples ...

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Kamala Harris raises $12 million in second quarter

Kamala Harris raises $12 million in second quarter

Despite attacking Biden in her debate tirade for not supporting federally mandated busing decades ago, Harris backtracked on the issue herself this week. At some point, the discussion over an issu...

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Necrotizing Fasciitis: Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Florida Waters

Necrotizing Fasciitis: Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Florida Waters

Only to find when I picked him up Tuesday they were a lot bigger and a lot more, ' she added. Fleming's son, Wade, said his mother retired in Florida and she loved the ocean. Paul Gulig, an expert...

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Health officials warn of salmonella outbreak linked to popular dog treats

Health officials warn of salmonella outbreak linked to popular dog treats

Illnesses in the outbreak started on dates between November 18, 2018, and June 13, 2019. A probe uncovered a link between the sicknesses and dog treats, finding that 34 people reported contact with ...

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CDC warns of 'Crypto' parasite in swimming pools

Symptoms in children, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems can be worse. "People can get sick after they swallow the parasite in contaminated water or food or after contact with...

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