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USA vaping illnesses top 1,000, death count is up to 18

USA vaping illnesses top 1,000, death count is up to 18

Norman Oliver, in a statement . A group of doctors from the Mayo Clinic in the United States have published a report examining the lung tissue of people with vaping-related injuries. Some US stat...

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Third Connecticut Resident Dies from Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Third Connecticut Resident Dies from Eastern Equine Encephalitis

In the last few weeks, three people have died of Eastern equine encephalitis in CT. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz has attributed the spread of the virus to climate change, citing the number of infect...

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Local women are failing to get cancer screenings

Local women are failing to get cancer screenings

GPB's Ellen Eldridge reports. The Naples Community Hospital also had a booth on the lawn, with a multitude of information about breast cancer, treatment, and prevention.There are 6 outpatient facili...

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Trump holds press conference amid impeachment inquiry

Trump holds press conference amid impeachment inquiry

Following up on a story we kicked around this morning: "An Internal Revenue Service official has filed a whistleblower complaint reporting that he was told at least one Treasury Department politic...

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How Elizabeth Warren Responded to Mark Zuckerberg's Criticism, on Twitter

How Elizabeth Warren Responded to Mark Zuckerberg's Criticism, on Twitter

Amazon accused her of getting facts wrong. On the area, none of this would look encouraging for Warren. And it is becoming increasingly clear Facebook is enemy number one. "The Rich and Powerful Ar...

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US Government Watchdog Faults DEA for Slow Response to Opioid Crisis

US Government Watchdog Faults DEA for Slow Response to Opioid Crisis

The Justice Department's inspector general says the Drug Enforcement Administration was "slow to respond" as America grappled with a rising opioid epidemic. Companies like drug distributor McKesson ...

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Linked lung injury may be caused by toxic fumes: U.S. study

Linked lung injury may be caused by toxic fumes: U.S. study

The theory that oils or lipids caused these injuries has persisted because biopsies aren't commonly ordered for these lung injury cases, Larsen said . The lung biopsies don't provide hints as to what...

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Johnson & Johnson settles with OH counties ahead of opioid trial

Johnson & Johnson settles with OH counties ahead of opioid trial

However, the terms stipulate that Johnson & Johnson makes "no admission of liability". "At the same time, the Company remains prepared to defend its actions", the statement said. The case involving th...

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Chris Collins expected to plead guilty to insider trading

Chris Collins expected to plead guilty to insider trading

US Republican Chris Collins speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his insider-trading case, in NY. "The government has made these modifications in the origina...

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Heartburn medicine found to contain cancer-linked chemical

Heartburn medicine found to contain cancer-linked chemical

Walmart said Wednesday that sales of the products will be halted in all stores, clubs and websites. Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS Health all made the same decision September 30. NDMA is classified a...

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Red, Processed Meat Not a Significant Health Risk

Red, Processed Meat Not a Significant Health Risk

A new set of analyses published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine challenges the widespread recommendations to cut back on red and processed meats . He did not question the integrity, exp...

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Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia's six-week abortion ban — Georgia abortion law

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia's six-week abortion ban — Georgia abortion law

The bill allows for exceptions in some circumstances, including pregnancies by rape or incest, a medical risk to the mother's life, or when the foetus is determined to have a serious medical condition...

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Federal judge upholds Harvard's admissions process in affirmative action case

Federal judge upholds Harvard's admissions process in affirmative action case

Bakke. The judge ruled that Harvard's policies pass "constitutional muster". In a high-profile case that drew the support of the Trump administration's Justice Department, the nonprofit Students...

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New Jersey reports first vaping-related death

New Jersey reports first vaping-related death

The state's Department of Health and Human Services said that the victim was 65-years-old and from the Douglas County area. "Prior to the outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping in Wisconsi...

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Vaping Illnesses Probe Focuses on THC Cartridges

Vaping Illnesses Probe Focuses on THC Cartridges

The Iowa Department of Public Health says in a news release that 23 cases of respiratory illness associated with vaping have been reported in Iowa - up from 15 last week. "People are getting sick and ...

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Iowa reports 23 vaping-related illnesses

Iowa reports 23 vaping-related illnesses

The first case in the USA began in late March. USA health officials are recommending that people stop using electronic cigarettes or vaping products, particularly those that contain the marijuana ...

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Aerial mosquito spraying to begin in SW Michigan Monday night

Aerial mosquito spraying to begin in SW Michigan Monday night

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department released a statement on Sunday stating that due to a high number of residents preferring to opt-out, aerial spraying would not be performe...

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San Antonio Police Officers to wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

San Antonio Police Officers to wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monuments such as Charminar, Buddha statue and Ravindra Bharati among others will be illuminated in pink from 6pm onwards on Monday. Through this campaign, Edinburgh Premium Outlets is helping sup...

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Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all

Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all

How healthy are meatless meats? The new research runs counter to a 2015 World Health Organization evidence review, which concluded that processed meat is a proven carcinogen and red meat is a prob...

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U.S. House impeachment inquiry to intensify; Trump remains defiant

U.S. House impeachment inquiry to intensify; Trump remains defiant

Rep. Adam Schiff , D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told NBC News Sunday, "T$3 his is an extraordinary remedy". But here, what the president has done is of such an egregious ch...

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Donald Trump has put whistleblower in danger, lawyers say

Donald Trump has put whistleblower in danger, lawyers say

President Trump and Republican lawmakers criticized Schiff for his inaccurate paraphrase of the transcript. "Who's the person who gave the whistleblower the information?" Collins also said Trump ...

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Aerial spraying to combat EEE to start Monday evening

Aerial spraying to combat EEE to start Monday evening

The liquid being used is called Merus 3.0. Merus 3.0 can be used around organic crops and gardens. The County Health and Community Services Department says it was notified by the state that the numb...

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Busting Flu Vaccine Myths to Keep You Safe

Busting Flu Vaccine Myths to Keep You Safe

The quadrivalent vaccine protects against those same viruses, plus an additional B virus. "The earlier you get the flu shot the better honestly, there have been some studies showing that your anti...

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CDC warns hunters of tuberculosis transmitted by deer

CDC warns hunters of tuberculosis transmitted by deer

The report, which was issued September 20, stems from a case in MI where a man who had no exposure to people with tuberculosis was diagnosed with the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis . To preven...

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Heart disease claims lives of 225 South Africans every day

Heart disease claims lives of 225 South Africans every day

Gender- heart disease can differ between men and women. It can affect any part of the body but in someone with heart disease , it most commonly manifests in the legs, ankles or feet. Steer clear of...

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House Votes Again to End Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

House Votes Again to End Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

Trump on Sunday claimed that he, "like every American", deserves "to meet my accuser , especially when this accuser, the so-called "Whistleblower", represented a flawless conversation with a foreign ...

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Florida teacher probed as quiz refers to Trump as 'idiot'

Florida teacher probed as quiz refers to Trump as 'idiot'

A scholar at Watson B. Duncan Center Faculty in Palm Seashore Gardens took a photograph of the multiple-choice query that learn: "45th Pres; 2017; Republican; Real Estate businessman; Idiot". Support ...

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Washington to issue flavored vape ban, joining other states

Washington to issue flavored vape ban, joining other states

All cases have reported e-cigarette use or vaping. The executive order comes amid growing nationwide concern on the hazards associated with the vaping products. "We look forward to working with Gov....

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Less Than Inch For Billings, Western MT Will Get Feet Of Snow

Less Than Inch For Billings, Western MT Will Get Feet Of Snow

While the highest amounts of snow will fall in mountain area, forecasters advise valley snow is becoming more likely. Very hard driving conditions were already occurring on I-15 north of Great Fal...

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Strides Pharma suspends sale of Ranitidine tab in US

Strides Pharma suspends sale of Ranitidine tab in US

Apotex learned from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulators that some ranitidine medicines including brand and generic formulations of ranitidine regardless of the manufacturer, c...

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BoE's Saunders eyes United Kingdom rate cut if Brexit uncertainty persists

BoE's Saunders eyes United Kingdom rate cut if Brexit uncertainty persists

Speaking in South Yorkshire at the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and Institute of Chartered Accountants, Saunders told local businesses: "If the United Kingdom avoids a no-deal Brexit, mo...

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Ottawa's first 2019 human case of West Nile virus reported

Ottawa's first 2019 human case of West Nile virus reported

Cases of the West Nile virus have been popping up more and more. The first confirmed case of West Nile in a mosquito this year came in late August . Health officials say OH had six fatalities among...

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CDC Warns Against Using Vapes With THC

CDC Warns Against Using Vapes With THC

Twelve deaths have been linked to the illnesses. The revelations, contained in a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), underscore what's been a debate since the ...

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Warren and Biden virtually deadlocked in new national poll

Warren and Biden virtually deadlocked in new national poll

The former vice president has not, however, lost his lead in all of the latest polls: a national Emerson poll released yesterday showed Biden narrowly leading Warren, 25% to 23%, with Sanders ...

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Tennessee woman says she contracted flesh-eating bacteria from nail salon visit

Sharp said she credits the nurse for potentially saving her life by waking her up to check on her condition during the night. The next day she said she underwent emergency surgery, and after several...

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