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Blue Light, Blindness May Go Together, New Study Shows

Blue Light, Blindness May Go Together, New Study Shows

According to a research by the University of Toledo in the US, exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye's light-sensitive cells and lead to macu...

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Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey

On Saturday, the research centre said J-35 appeared to be in good physical condition. Killer whales are long-lived - one Seattle-area orca known as Granny is believed to have lived 106 years before ...

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Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

Her calf was born and died on July 24, and researchers say she towed it around for more than 1,500 kilometres. The Center for Whale Research says the killer whale, known as J35, was spotted without ...

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Salt Does Not Increase the Risk of Health Problems, Shows Study

Salt Does Not Increase the Risk of Health Problems, Shows Study

The new paper in the Lancet is from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, an ambitious ongoing observational study. "Only in the communities with the most sodium intake, those o...

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Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death

Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death

Opioid prescriptions have led to many fatal opioid overdoses amid the ongoing opioid epidemic. San Diego County will be sending out these letters regularly to doctors whose patients fatally over...

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How Does a Poppy Seed Bagel Trigger a Positive Drug Test?

She tested positive in her drug test and what followed next over the next few months were nothing but traumatising. According to the Independent , a professor of clinical pharmacology at Queen Mary...

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CVS Health posts quarterly loss on $3.9 billion charge

CVS Health posts quarterly loss on $3.9 billion charge

First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services grew its holdings in CVS Health by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. The company's results come at a time when PBMs are at the crosshairs of ...

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A varied diet makes you fat, say scientists

A varied diet makes you fat, say scientists

Instead of telling people to eat a variety of foods, the statement authors conclude that dietary recommendations should emphasize adequate consumption of plant foods, such as fruit, vegetables, beans ...

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Health workers in Congo being vaccinated against Ebola

Health workers in Congo being vaccinated against Ebola

The total death toll has reached seven from 16 confirmed cases, the ministry said in a bulletin on Monday. World Health Organisation (WHO) officials have started vaccinating people in the Democratic...

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Poppy seed bagel leads to ‘traumatizing’ drug test result for expectant mom

I was sitting in the bed. Eden was in labor when her doctor told her she had tested positive for opiates. She was reported to the state and her newborn daughter was kept at the hospital for five da...

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Low blood pressure has a link to Alzheimer’s disease

Low blood pressure has a link to Alzheimer’s disease

Cecilia Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For the study , the researchers looked at over 9000 people who suffered with heart problem...

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New Jersey reports first human case of West Nile virus this year

New Jersey reports first human case of West Nile virus this year

The trap was part of the county's routine West Nile Virus Vector Surveillance testing. Anyone with the sudden onset of these severe symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. It has been re...

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Schuette, Whitmer to face off for governor in November election

Schuette, Whitmer to face off for governor in November election

Rashida Tlaib won a race, which now means that she will be unopposed in the general election. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican candidate for governor, speaks during a campaign s...

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Why the right underwear could help you have a baby

Why the right underwear could help you have a baby

The study also doesn't prove that tight underwear and a lower sperm count are tightly connected. "It might be predicted that men who spend much of their day seated and also wear tight underwear ...

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Take it easy to be happy (gym) bunny

Take it easy to be happy (gym) bunny

If people were active for 45 minutes a session, they had about 1.5 more days of good mental health each month than people who exercised for less than ten minutes, and about half a day more than those ...

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Selfies, filters may lead to body disorders

Selfies, filters may lead to body disorders

The notion of 'beauty perfection' once only applied to celebrities. According to the article, a recent study analyzed the effect of edited selfies on body dissatisfaction among adolescent girl...

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Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

For information, call the West Nile virus info line at 519-383-3824 or toll-free at 1-800- 667-1839 ext. According to test results received by the health unit on Tuesday, mosquitoes collected from a...

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Even low air pollution may alter heart's structure | heart | heart disease

Even low air pollution may alter heart's structure | heart | heart disease

Future studies will focus on evaluating people long-term to determine whether they do in fact go on to develop functional heart failure at higher rates. For every 1 extra µg per cubic metre of PM2.5 a...

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Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor

Maureen Talbot, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said previous research from the charity had already shown a "worrying difference" in the treatment given to men and women suffer...

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Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Giving the latest figures on the epidemic, which was declared just days after an outbreak in northwestern Congo 2,500 miles away was declared over, the ministry said of the 43 suspected cases , 16 we...

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Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System

Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System

According to the Associated Press , commanders have been tasked with determining whether Global Positioning System functionality should be allowed at their location based on the potential security ri...

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Fentanyl and cocaine-related deaths on the rise

Fentanyl and cocaine-related deaths on the rise

Some 3,756 fatalities involving legal and illegal substances occurred a year ago - the most since records began in 1993, in the wake of the acid house scene. Ellie Osborn, a health analysis statisti...

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Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

However, the legislation came very late in Pakistan when "The Protection of Breast-Feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance, 2002" (XCIII Of 2002) was passed on October 26, 2002, and Pakistan became one ...

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Drink up! Friday is International Beer Day

Drink up! Friday is International Beer Day

Originally started in Santa Cruz, California, International Beer Day began to celebrate the craft of brewing, and to show appreciation for those involved in the making of beer. One of the purposes of ...

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'Snapchat Dysmorphia': Doctors warn against social media influence on body image

'Snapchat Dysmorphia': Doctors warn against social media influence on body image

The results are instant: smoother skin, plumper lips, wider eyes, and more defined contours on the face and body. The " Snapchat dysmorphia" is an offshoot of Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a pr...

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New organ donation law could save 700 more lives every year

New organ donation law could save 700 more lives every year

While the new system shifts the balance of presumption in favour of organ donation, those who do not wish to donate their organs will still be able to record their decision on the NHS Organ Donor Regi...

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Pres. Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Pres. Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Const. art. II, § 3, and whether the Constitution therefore prohibits the President and his appointees from wielding executive power to destroy a duly-enacted law", the complaint states. Speaking to...

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Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk

The latest outbreak is the tenth in Congo since the virus was discovered near the Ebola river in 1976. Salama underscored that the successful containment of the Equateur outbreak in just 10 weeks requ...

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Politics Aside, Breastfeeding in First Hour of Life Vital to Newborns

Politics Aside, Breastfeeding in First Hour of Life Vital to Newborns

Pallavi told The Hindu on Thursday. Dr Howard Manyonga, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and head of The Birthing Team, recommends in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines, that bre...

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Scientists successfully bioengineer and transplant lungs into pigs

Scientists successfully bioengineer and transplant lungs into pigs

They also collected lung cells from the same pigs that would later receive transplants. Next, scientists removed a single lung from each of the "patient" pigs to harvest the stem cells needed to b...

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Moderate drinkers less likely to get dementia than teetotallers

Moderate drinkers less likely to get dementia than teetotallers

An expert from the Royal College of Psychiatrists warned the study's results should be interpreted with a "high degree of caution". Scientists examined data on more than 9,000 people, who were aged ...

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Please don't wash and reuse your condoms

Please don't wash and reuse your condoms

Condoms are ONE HIT WONDERS, like toilet paper or cupcake wrappers. The Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) has warned the general population against reusing condoms after washing. Health experts say...

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DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province

Officials from the United Nations, World Bank, WHO Congo's Ministry of Health, including Health Minister Oly Ilunga, will support a team already on the ground. The resurgence of the disease in North K...

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Four Cities' Lawsuit Calls Trump Efforts To Undermine 'Obamacare' Unconstitutional

Four Cities' Lawsuit Calls Trump Efforts To Undermine 'Obamacare' Unconstitutional

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on the Trump administration's efforts to reduce health care costs for Americans and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's, (D-Calif.), criticisms of the administration's new tax...

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CDC Warns People Not to Wash, Reuse Condoms

CDC Warns People Not to Wash, Reuse Condoms

Using male and female condoms correctly, every time, can also help prevent pregnancy. However, after reports that people were misusing condoms by washing and reusing them, the CDC wanted to remind the...

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