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FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

Makers argue that e-cigarettes can help adult smokers transition away from burnt tobacco products. Under Wednesday's announcement, the five la...

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Painkiller linked to increased risk of heart problems

A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology focusing on 57,000 people residing in Taiwan also found that taking paink...

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Launch of new global estimates on levels of physical activity in adults

According to this first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time, there has been little progress in improving physical acti...

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Theranos Gone for Good - Company Says It Will Disolve

In a new Wall Street Journal piece , John Carreyrou-the journalist who exposed Theranos' misleading claims about the efficacy of its tests-re...

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Plane quarantined at Kennedy Airport amid reports of 100 ill passengers

Emirates announced Wednesday, September 5, that 10 passengers were taken ill on a 14-hour flight from Dubai to NY, where U.S. health authoritie...

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Captain Marvel's Brie Larson Teases Internet-Breaking News for Tomorrow

Brie Larson is suited up in the first official look at the Oscar-winning "Room" star as Captain Marvel . Captain Marvel is directed by...

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12 die of leptospirosis in Kerala

Commenting on the health crises in state Health Minister K K Shailaja has assured that there is no need to panic as remedial measures have been ...

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Polony can come back into your diet: listeria outbreak declared over

WHO, along with worldwide and local food safety experts agree that no new listeriosis cases have been identified since the first week of June ...

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Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

Theranos did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment. The end is nigh for Theranos, the allegedly fraudulent blood testing fi...

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Pence: ‘John McCain served his country honorably’

Speaking to a national conference of the American Legion in Minneapolis, Pence said he wanted to address "a particular veteran that I know is on...

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Source Identified as Hampton Hotel in Legionnaires' Outbreak

Meyers issued the order after initial tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected the presence of the Legi...

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Blood pressure medication recalled over labeling error

The tablets are supposed to be light orange or peach in color and round. If the tablets in a bottle of Accord hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg do n...

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In the Future, We'll All Have STDs. Just like in the Past

According to the CDC, the US saw just under 2.3 million people diagnosed with syphilis , gonorrhea , or chlamydia in 2017. This figure was bo...

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Coconut oil is poison says Harvard professor

Coconut oil's rise to fame began after two studies by Columbia University which looked at medium-chain fatty acids, a type of fat present in coc...

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A blockbuster primary in Florida and three-way fight in Arizona

The race is to succeed retiring Sen. Republicans are trying to defend the seat vacated by retiring GOP senator Jeff Flake , whose persistent ...

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Sanders congratulates Gillum after Florida primary win

Jay Inslee, D-Wash., in a statement. He is now the Florida's first African-American major-party gubernatorial nominee and, if elected in Nov...

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White House lowers flags to half-staff to honor McCain following outcry

Trump first sent a tweet that offered condolences to McCain's family but did not praise McCain. Trump's White House lowered its flag on S...

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To stay healthy, avoid alcoholic drinks - including red wine

Regular consumption has adverse effects on organs and tissues, acute intoxication can lead to injuries or poisoning, and alcohol dependence ma...

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Trudeau praises McCain as an 'American patriot and hero'

Trump says on Twitter , "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" Former President Barack and Michelle Obama also shared a statement Saturday s...

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No amount of alcohol is safe for your health, says huge study

A recent analysis of data from almost 700 studies in The Lancet medical journal ( via Bloomberg ) found that there is absolutely no benefit ...

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Coconut oil is pure poison: Harvard professor

Saturated fat is known to raise levels of so-called LDL cholesterol, ... Now we all have to think twice about coconut oil . He says you don'...

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United Kingdom woman contracts STI that can cause genitals to ‘rot’ away

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has quite a graphic description for donovanosis aka Granuloma Inguinale. Sexually t...

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Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan

Palaeogeneticists Viviane Slon and Svante Paabo at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology carried out genome analysis on...

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Former CDC head Tom Frieden charged with forcibly touching woman

Tom Frieden was charged with misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching, as well as harassment, a violation, for alle...

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Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-O

Now, as Live Science points out, scientists have managed to locate a gut enzyme that is capable of eating the A and B type antigens , or suga...

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Coconut oil is 'pure poison' that increases cholesterol, says Harvard professor

Tara Narula told "CBS This Morning" previous year". Karin Michels , an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan school of public health , poure...

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Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The health agency said measles outbreaks have killed at least 37 people in the European region so far this year. Measles is a highly infectiou...

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Alcohol is a leading cause of death, disease worldwide, study says

Drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought, according to a new study that concludes there's no "safe" level of a...

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Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening

According to CNN, in the past, the recommendation for that age group was to have a Pap every three years and co-testing every five years. Th...

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West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK

The City of Ottawa also says West Nile Virus has been spotted in local mosquitoes. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the vast ...

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