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New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses

Those most at risk are older people and those with weakened immune systems. The virus is not contagious between people. Signs of the virus inclu...

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Measles cases skyrocket in Europe, killing dozens

Half the cases this year occurred in Ukraine at 23,000, with more than 1,000 each cropping up in France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Russia, and S...

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Fitbit Launches The Swimproof Charge 3 Fitness Tracker

Beyond its health features, meanwhile, the Charge 3 also lets you get numerous things done you can also do with a smartwatch, like customizing...

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Coconut oil labeled 'pure poison' by Harvard professor

The American Heart Association advises against high consumption of saturated fats due to their association with cardiovascular disease - s...

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Google announces the redesigned Google Fit experience

Google Fit, while functional hasn't been quite on par with competitors since its launch. The ring system looks a lot like Apple's activity trac...

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Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday

In fact, as of Monday, August 20th, Metro Vancouver air pollution has risen to an unhealthy level. The free "OregonAir" app uses smiling and f...

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Here's Why You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses Down The Toilet

Some 4.2million people in the United Kingdom wear contact lenses, and one in five wearers dispose of them through the drainage system instead of...

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16 nurses in same hospital unit pregnant at same time

More interestingly, the pregnant nurses became aware of the weird coincidence only when they joined a local Facebook group dedicated to pregna...

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Calling all pasta lovers: A low carb diet could shorten your lifespan

Experts say too much or too little of it can damage your health . "Although carbohydrates are technically not an essential nutrient (unlike p...

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72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates

In addition to the three New England states, overdose deaths fell in Wyoming (minus 33 percent), Utah (minus 12 percent), Oklahoma (minus 9 perc...

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MPs call for vaping rules to be relaxed

MPs are advising that the government relaxes its vaping laws so that e-cigarettes can be used to help people quit smoking. The report also...

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3rd arrest made in connection to New Haven overdoses

On Thursday morning, fire and emergency crews responded to an area right across from City Hall, working feverishly to bring patients back. Cam...

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White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

Dr Enrico Greco , a chemical scientist at Catania University in Italy, said: "The material analysed in this study is probably the most ancient ...

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Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

However, the human health effects of glyphosate remain uncertain, because the product has additional chemical ingredients that, individually or ...

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Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

Although there have been no deaths, at least two people suffered life-threatening symptoms, according to authorities. Some of the New Haven vi...

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New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

At the same time, all current NYU medical students received emails saying the school is offering them full-tuition scholarships. The crushing ...

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More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

Authorities found more than two dozen people suffering from apparent overdoses at the New Haven Green in New Haven, Connecticut , Aug. 15, 20...

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Vaping damages vital immune system cells

They noticed that the vapours led to increased production of chemicals signalling inflammation of the cells. Earlier this year, an independent...

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Algoma district residents reminded to protect themselves against West Nile Virus

If you think you have contracted West Nile virus contact your doctor or other health care provider. Dead birds can often be an early sign of...

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Tampa General ranked Florida's second-best hospital in U.S

The only Florida hospital to place in the top five in one of the 16 specialty rankings nationally was Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the Unive...

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76 people overdose on K2 near Yale University

Authorities say at least 76 people fell ill, some becoming unconscious and others vomiting, many of them dropping to the ground across the park....

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Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals

What should you know about measles? The symptoms typically include: high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by an appearance of bl...

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Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

The youngest of the group, the southern resident killer whale that's known to marine scientists as J50 hasn't been seen for days, and even bef...

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Barnstable

Neighboring states of CT and MA have reported positive findings of WNV in mosquito samples this year. A total of 106 cases of human infection ...

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I don't need to explain or defend my relationships: Priyanka Chopra

The actress also stated how playing Alex Parrish was very similar to playing a man. "Alex to me is an unapologetic modern female who lives l...

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ND West Nile virus cases more than triple in a week

Faisal Khan, director of the department. Health officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites after I...

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Congolese Locality Reports Four Suspected Ebola Deaths

Authorities in North Kivu Province notified the country's Health Ministry on August 1 of 26 suspected cases of Ebola, including the 20 deaths, H...

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New Policy Prohibits GPS Tracking in Deployed Settings

The Pentagon is banning the use of Global Positioning System on mobile devices in war zones and other sensitive locations, saying that fitness t...

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Britain plans on increasing organ donor to save lives

People who don not want to donate their organs will be able to register their decision through NHS websites, phone calls, and an app which will ...

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

Eregie said mothers also benefit from the process, as suckling a baby just an hour after birth kick starts the stimulation of hormones (Oxytocin...

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