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Biden slams Sarah Sanders over her mocking stutter comment

Biden slams Sarah Sanders over her mocking stutter comment

During the fifth round of Democratic debates, former Vice President Joe Biden pledged he would make a "green economy" a higher priority than protecting blue collar jobs. 'Is this truly the example y...

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California hit hard by flu season

California hit hard by flu season

Most of the testing being done in the Tri-Cities area does not show the type of flu a person has. Previous year influenza caused 123 hospitalizations, 12 admissions to the intensive care unit and ni...

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People who eat artificial sweeteners 'weigh more than sugar consumers'

And the chemicals contained in artificial sweeteners may change the bacteria in the gut and make people more likely to gain weight or develop diabetes, experts say. He didn't title drink manufacturers...

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Recent Passengers at LAX, Denver Airport May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Recent Passengers at LAX, Denver Airport May Have Been Exposed to Measles

The three children, who were not identified, are now hospitalized at Children's Hospital Colorado after contracting the disease while visiting another country with an "ongoing measles outbreak", as pe...

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MoH: 55 more influenza cases suspected, no new deaths recorded

MoH: 55 more influenza cases suspected, no new deaths recorded

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 23,000 hospitalizations and 1,300 deaths so far in the country. The CDC also confirmed one case of measles last week - a woman...

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Thousands of nurses stike for better pay in Northern Ireland

Thousands of nurses stike for better pay in Northern Ireland

Social services workers are also taking industrial action. But we have no resolution. Dr Kyle explained how the situation is worse than in the rest of the UK: "Currently nurses are not paid as muc...

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Court: Part of ‘Obamacare’ Invalid, More Review Needed

Court: Part of ‘Obamacare’ Invalid, More Review Needed

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that an essential feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), better known as "Obamacare", violates the U...

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Pet store puppies may be making people sick

Pet store puppies may be making people sick

Health officials have identified contact with puppies , especially those from pet stores, as the likely source of the outbreak . Almost 9 in 10 people who were interviewed reported contact with a ...

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Obamacare insurance plans sign up deadline extended by USA government

Obamacare insurance plans sign up deadline extended by USA government

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. "Those consumers who have already left their contact information at the call center do not need to come ...

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Pot Edibles Now Legal In Canada, But Unavailable In Ontario

Pot Edibles Now Legal In Canada, But Unavailable In Ontario

Although customers might be thinking of purchasing the products as gifts for Christmas, none of the packaging will look holiday-themed, in keeping with Health Canada regulations around non-promotion...

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An Egg A Day Will Not Trigger Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Participants who ate the apples also showed improvements in overall blood vessel health, which is helpful in lowering the risk of heart disease. However, there is no specific limit marking a level o...

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Low income countries facing both obesity, malnutrition

Low income countries facing both obesity, malnutrition

Also, it has now increased even in the poorer countries around the world, and eating processed food as the main cause of it. "Our research shows that overweight and obese adults of at least 20 perce...

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Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

Earlier studies identified a connection between e-cigarettes and lung disease at a single point in time, but experts hadn't demonstrated long-term effects, Glantz said . A separate study published M...

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Chili peppers have health benefits

Chili peppers have health benefits

Regularly eating chilli peppers was also found to slash deaths from ischaemic heart disease by 44%. And that is not all, and it reduces stroke risk by half and heart attacks by 40 %. Mellor said t...

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Personal information of 15M Canadians potentially exposed by LifeLabs hack

Personal information of 15M Canadians potentially exposed by LifeLabs hack

LifeLabs said the hackers breached its systems, extracted customer data, and then demanded a ransom to give the company back its data. The OIPC said LifeLabs reported a potential cyberattack on Nove...

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CNN Poll: Support for Impeachment, Removal Plummets

CNN Poll: Support for Impeachment, Removal Plummets

However, that reflects a 5-point shift toward the president, who was down by ten points in November, 43 percent to Biden's 53 percent. The House Judiciary Committee unveiled its report on Presiden...

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Health officials warn of another measles exposure at LAX

Health officials warn of another measles exposure at LAX

They traveled through DIA on the afternoon of December 11 and wound up in the emergency room in Aurora the following day. The three patients are now being treated at Children's Hospital in Aurora, a...

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New Study Links Vaping To Chronic Lung Illness In Humans

New Study Links Vaping To Chronic Lung Illness In Humans

The study involved analyzing data from 32,320 adults in the United States on whether the adults have ever been told by a health professional that they had lung or respiratory conditions and whether th...

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Children under five in Sabah to get additional polio immunisation

Children under five in Sabah to get additional polio immunisation

Currently, he said, immunisations for children who had missed the procedure in the area where a polio case was confirmed and its surroundings had been implemented to ensure the polio immunisation cove...

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Health Officials Report Clark County, Washington's 1st Vaping-related Illness

Health Officials Report Clark County, Washington's 1st Vaping-related Illness

A temporary restraining order preventing the ban from taking effect expired on October 28, the Department of Public Health and Human Services said. Stores will not be required to destroy existing in...

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Measles in Samoa: Outbreak tally tops 5,000 cases

Measles in Samoa: Outbreak tally tops 5,000 cases

The plan offered immediate action not just for Samoa but for other Pacific nations in need. Mr Peters is now in Samoa with Minister of Pacific Peoples, Hon Aupito William Sio. NSW Health said the ...

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Golden And Pingree Support Bill Aimed At Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

Golden And Pingree Support Bill Aimed At Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

There were only two Republican defectors - Herrera Beutler and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. It is also unlikely to go any further from here on out - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell ...

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Jamaica wins Miss World 2019

Jamaica wins Miss World 2019

Singh is the fourth Jamaican to be crowned Miss World and first since Lisa Hanna took home the title in 1993. The top 5 will be grilled by controversial British broadcaster Piers Morgan to answer ...

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Health officials urge public to get flu jabs

Health officials urge public to get flu jabs

The state recorded its 2nd influenza death recently. That flu season saw more than 48,000 deaths in the US, making it one of the deadliest flu seasons in decades, the AP reported. One was hospitalized...

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All provinces, territories recording flu activity, says Public Health Agency of Canada

All provinces, territories recording flu activity, says Public Health Agency of Canada

Six influenza outbreaks were reported to health officials last week. Although the vaccine won't prevent all cases of the flu, it lessens the severity and duration of symptoms, and those who get flu ...

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Regular Extended Sleep Increases Risk of Stroke

Regular Extended Sleep Increases Risk of Stroke

If someone is regularly sleeping for nine hours or more a night and still feels the need to have a two-hour nap during the day, that could be a sign that something else is going on - we're all exhaust...

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SABCS: Addition of Tucatinib Ups Survival in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

SABCS: Addition of Tucatinib Ups Survival in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

According to the study authors, approximately 15% to 20% of breast cancers overexpress HER2, and most patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer ultimately die from the disease. At 2 years...

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Samoa measles death toll rises to 71

Samoa measles death toll rises to 71

The initial emergency declaration was issued on November 13 and was valid for 30-days. As of November 28, 2019 Samoa has now confirmed 42 measles-related fatalities. There are now 169 people hospitali...

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Judiciary panel debates Trump impeachment

Judiciary panel debates Trump impeachment

Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is convening to consider H. Res. 755: Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump. Democrats were firm in their view that the president tried to "cheat" in the 202...

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Judiciary Committee Debates Trump Impeachment Ahead of Vote

Judiciary Committee Debates Trump Impeachment Ahead of Vote

The House Judiciary Committee was meeting to consider the two articles, which accuse Trump of abusing his power by trying to force Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and of obstructing C...

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'Four hours to walk off pizza calories' warning works, experts say

'Four hours to walk off pizza calories' warning works, experts say

Loughborough University however did caution that numerous studies from which the data was drawn were not carried out in real-life environments, such as restaurants and supermarkets and said the effec...

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Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years

Though there is no known cure for the disease, it can be prevented through vaccination . Over the past thirty years, the world has made great progress in tackling polio , and the World Health Or...

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Kentucky's abortion ultrasound law

The ACLU said the Kentucky law has no medical basis and that its sole goal is to coerce a woman into not getting an abortion . In a lengthy list of court orders put out Monday morning, the Supr...

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Regional New Couchiching Family Health Team Announced News Centre

Regional New Couchiching Family Health Team Announced News Centre

Officials with the Ottawa Health Team say they believe the various organizations working together can do a better job of keeping people healthy. Eventually, the province plans to organize all health...

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Prince Harry Sentebale commemorating World AIDS Day

Prince Harry Sentebale commemorating World AIDS Day

Healthcare officials hope that as the test can be done in the comfort of one's home, this will encourage people to get tested and as a result know their HIV status. The virus quickly became one of the...

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