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West Nile Virus Found in Canyon County Mosquitoes

No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this season. Consequently, steps are being taken in Greece to control infection outbreak ...

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Pfizer to buy Array BioPharma for $11 billion

Pfizer Inc on Monday struck a deal to buy Array Biopharma Inc for $10.64 billion in cash to expand its portfolio of potentially lucrative can...

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Woman admitted to Kericho hospital has no Ebola, tests show

In Uganda efforts are being made to prevent further spread. Jeremy Farrar, director of UK-based medical research charity Wellcome, said he res...

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WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency

The WHO admitted earlier this week it's been unable to identify the sources of almost half of new Ebola cases in Congo, suggesting health wo...

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FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient’s death

It was after the two patients developed the infections that the donor's stool was tested and found to be positive for the same strain of drug-...

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Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

Uganda's health ministry said all members of the Congolese-Ugandan family, including a six-month-old baby, have been sent to Congo for monitorin...

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ME governor signs bill to let non-doctors commit abortions

Phil Scott of Vermont signed into law a constitutional amendment to ensure abortion rights are guaranteed in the state. Physician assistants...

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Sleeping with TV on may make you gain weight

Respondents reported exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN) from televisions, smart phones, computers, e-readers and tablets, which emit...

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Provention's PRV-031 found to delay type II diabetes by two years

The treatment is an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (mAb), which is being developed for the interception and prevention of type I diabetes and ...

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DRC's Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda | News

The family had crossed the border seeking medical care at a local hospital, and Ebola was identified as a possible source of the boy's symptoms....

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Women could gain weight by sleeping with TV on, study claims

For the study, Park's team relied on self-reported data from almost 44 000 women, aged 35 to 74. Keeping a light on might also result in poore...

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One in every 25 people in the world is carrying an STI

In 2016, the WHO announced its global health sector strategy on sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to scale-up intervention and servic...

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VA finalizes Community Care rule as stakeholders watch warily

He said, "The launch of the VA Mission Act today represents a new chapter for veterans here in southwest MI and across the country". Veterans ...

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Quest Diagnostics Data Breach Affects 11.9M Patients

OPKO itself stated that no laboratory results or diagnostic information were exposed to unauthorized parties. Medical testing and medication f...

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Red meat? White meat? Study says it really doesn't matter

At the end of the day, white and red meats had similar impacts on blood cholesterol levels , the analysts found. There is less pressure on cons...

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Shocking video shows Trump supporter pushed to the ground at London protest

The visual cornerstone of the anti-Trump protests - which included several organized marches by varying groups - was a giant balloon depicting...

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Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists

As for external grant applications that would use this tissue, HHS said they will be subject to review from an ethics advisory board to determin...

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What Is Worse For Cholesterol: Poultry Or Red Meats? Think Again

Ronald Krauss . The study found that plant proteins are the healthiest for blood cholesterol. But neither is as good as cutting out meat altog...

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Pomp, pageantry and protests over Donald Trump’s visit ahead of D-Day tributes

Footage captured by video news agency Ruptly showed London's Metropolitan Police scuffling with a group of anti-Trump protesters, some weari...

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It's not just Quest: LabCorp says it was hacked too

We don't yet know how expansive the breach really is: AMCA also works with various entities, including health insurers. From August 1, 2018 to...

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Almost 12M patients may be affected in Quest Diagnostics data breach

Quest says it doesn't have complete information about how the leak happened yet, but it says in a statement that it "takes this matter very se...

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Texas Couple Dies While on Vacation in Fiji After Contracting Mysterious Illness

Michelle Paul, a 35-year-old mother-of-one from Fort Worth, Texas , died in a hospital on the island last week. Family member Tracey Calanog ...

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Quest Diagnostics: 12M Patients may have financial, personal info breached

The company has not received all the information about the incident from American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) and has not been able to veri...

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Quest Diagnostics billing provider reports data breach affecting 12 million people

AMCA first notified Quest of potential unauthorized activity May 14, according to the release. The firm told security regulators that it last ...

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BMJ study shows correlation between processed foods and CV disease

Separate research on 19,899 Spanish university students, who were also tracked for ten years, discovered that higher consumption of ultra-proces...

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GM fungus causes ‘crash’ in mosquito populations, study suggests

The field tests were carried out in a specially constructed "mosquito dome" in rural Burkina Faso, west Africa, sealing in an area the size of t...

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United States measles cases reach 971, breaking 1994 record

The last time measles cases soared to this level was in 1992, with 963 cases reported for the entire year. Thanks to the spread of anti-va...

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Pak seeks WHO help to probe HIV outbreak in Sindh

The WHO delegation will be helping Sindh Health Department in finding the root cause of the HIV outbreak in Larkana, through the process of ge...

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Ultra-processed food intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study

One study, led by the University of Navarra, in Spain, involved nearly 20,000 adults, with an average age of 38, who were asked to complete deta...

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Heart attack more likely if you eat ‘ultra processed food’

The first, carried out by scientists in France and Brazil, reported a 10% increase in the amount of highly processed food in the diet was link...

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