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NPR Politics: How A Senate Impeachment Trial Could Work

NPR Politics: How A Senate Impeachment Trial Could Work

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on Monday broke down why he believes it's vital that key witnesses be allowed to testify throughout the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump over the Ukraine...

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Opioid Deaths Spike After Plant Closings

Opioid Deaths Spike After Plant Closings

The authors wrote in conclusion that: "These findings highlight the potential importance of eroding economic opportunity as a factor in the United States opioid overdose crisis". Where initial acce...

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Seattle schools won't allow unvaccinated students back from winter break

Seattle schools won't allow unvaccinated students back from winter break

Public school students in Seattle have until January 8 to get vaccinated or they can not return to school, according to an announcement by the city's school system. Officials said the numbers drop...

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Flu kills two in Florida, multiple outbreaks reported

Flu kills two in Florida, multiple outbreaks reported

The most recently released Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) map looks different than just a few weeks ago. Two of the flu victims were over 50, and one was over 85. Hermann advises keeping them wel...

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Recommended physical activity related to reducing cancer risks

Recommended physical activity related to reducing cancer risks

On analysing the data, the researchers found that engaging in recommended amounts of activity-7.5 to 15 MET hours a week-was associated with a statistically significant lower risk of seven cancer type...

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Trump and Obama Tied for most admired man of 2019

Trump and Obama Tied for most admired man of 2019

Trump has never before topped the list, which is compiled by asking Americans to name which living man and woman they admire most. "Trump is more popular now than he was in the past two years, with a ...

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A Second Pediatric Flu Death Confirmed in Tarrant County

A Second Pediatric Flu Death Confirmed in Tarrant County

Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of MI. A Flu Surveillance Report provided to the Centers For Disease Control in the last two weeks by health officials i...

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Physical activity in recommended amounts is linked to lowering cancer risks

Although numerous studies have demonstrated that physical activity is associated with a lower risk for several cancers, the exact relationship between exercise and the disease remains less understood....

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Physical activity linked to lower risk of cancer

In findings published Thursday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , researchers at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard T.H. The pooled data included participa...

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Pentagon Tells Military Personnel to Avoid Using At-Home DNA Kits

Pentagon Tells Military Personnel to Avoid Using At-Home DNA Kits

Sean Robertson has confirmed to The New York Times that the notice was sent to DoD personnel, telling the publication: "We want to ensure all service members are aware of the risks of Direct to Cons...

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Caffeine may offset holiday weight gain, study says

Caffeine may offset holiday weight gain, study says

Nakamura , Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia , and Jan E. Novakofski found. The researchers fed a group of rats a diet that consisted of 40 to 45 percent carbohydrates and only 15 percent protein for fo...

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Intermittent fasting beneficial to health

Intermittent fasting beneficial to health

Intermittent fasting involves prolonged periods where an individual doesn't eat. The study's author, neuroscientist Mark Mattson from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, said intermit...

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OR child dies of flu-related illness: health officials

OR child dies of flu-related illness: health officials

A child younger than 5 years old with underlying health issues died from flu-related complications over the weekend, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. A total of 203 positive re...

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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 54, hospitalizations to 2,506

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 54, hospitalizations to 2,506

As of December 17, the CDC confirmed 2,506 cases vape-related lung illnesses from people living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 US territories, and 54 deaths have been confirmed ...

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Sen. McConnell signals further delay of impeachment trial

After the House impeachment vote, Pelosi said she had "a spring in my step" because of the House's moral courage. This included emails and other communications from the White House and State Departmen...

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Douglas County reports first flu death of the season

Douglas County reports first flu death of the season

A strain of the flu which tends to pop up in March and April is making its presence known around Colorado early this season and doctors don't know why. During the four previous seasons in Idaho (2014/...

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Health officials warn of measles exposure at 5 U.S. airports

Health officials warn of measles exposure at 5 U.S. airports

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) said that someone who had the disease was at the airport and at HealthVisionsMD in Midlothian. The patient went to various restaurants and stores (including Chi...

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63-vehicle pileup in Virginia results in injuries

63-vehicle pileup in Virginia results in injuries

The Sheriff's Office said 45 vehicles had crashed, while the Virginia State Police originally pegged the total at 35. Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said authorities do not know what caus...

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Breast cancer survivors face other health risks after treatment

Breast cancer survivors face other health risks after treatment

Specifically, the researchers found that women who lost between 4 and 10 pounds had a 13 percent lower risk than women whose weight remained stable. They looked at the non-cancer causes of death and...

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New legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes is 21

New legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes is 21

The age hike is not exactly a surprise. The new law will make it illegal for anyone under 21 to buy any tobacco or vaping products. The bill is aimed at combating the skyrocketing popularity of ...

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By the way, eating red hot chili peppers might increase your longevity

By the way, eating red hot chili peppers might increase your longevity

In following almost 23,000 Italian adults for more than eight years - some, but not all, heat lovers - researchers found that people who ate chili peppers at least four times each week had a 23 per ...

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Nearly 15 percent of U.S. teens, adolescents have vaped marijuana

Nearly 15 percent of U.S. teens, adolescents have vaped marijuana

The survey found that roughly one out of every five high school seniors and sophomores admitted to vaping marijuana in the past year. "As the number of adolescents who vape marijuana increases, so...

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Drug-resistant infections linked to pet store puppies

This recent outbreak is closely related genetically to bacteria from ill people in a 2016-2018 outbreak linked to pet store puppies, according to the CDC . No deaths have been reported, though health ...

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Former US governor defends pardon of child rapist

Former US governor defends pardon of child rapist

Several have stirred controversy, including his pardon of Patrick Baker, a man convicted of homicide and other crimes whose family held a fundraiser for Bevin previous year. Meiners asked Bevin whethe...

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Half Of America Is Estimated To Be Obese By 2030

Half Of America Is Estimated To Be Obese By 2030

The report , published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , predicts that roughly 48.9 percent of American adults will be obese by 2030, with approximately 24.2 percent of adults pr...

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Body Discovered Amid Search for Missing Texas Mother; Newborn Baby Found Alive

Body Discovered Amid Search for Missing Texas Mother; Newborn Baby Found Alive

The investigation, which was initially handled by the Austin Police Department , expanded over the last week to involve the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Parks & Wil...

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FDA approves first vaccine for prevention of Ebola virus

FDA approves first vaccine for prevention of Ebola virus

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now experiencing the world's second largest outbreak of the disease - in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the DRC began use of Ervebo as ...

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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

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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