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Curd of the Pharaohs: oldest cheese found in Egypt

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The cheese unearthed in a Egyptian tomb is believed to likely be the world's oldest solid cheese . Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry indicate that the sample was either made from cow, sheep, or goat milk. They also found signs of a bacterium that causes the potentially deadly disease brucellosis , which spreads from animals to people via unpasteurised dairy products . Read More »

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

Officials were testing the blood of victims to determine what exactly triggered their symptoms. So far, no deaths have been reported, although some had life-threatening symptoms. Emergency responders rushed to one victim as officials were giving a news conference nearby on Wednesday morning. I'm also grateful to the state Department of Public Health for its quick response to our request for additional doses of Narcan, the antidote administered to several of those afflicted. Read More »

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

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Other schools, including Columbia, are making efforts to ease the tuition burden on medical students. The medical school announced the news at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where students erupted into applause. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges , the median debt of a graduating medical student in the United States is US$202,000 - while 21% of doctors who graduate from a private school such as NYU face over US$300,000. Read More »

Luke's Medical Center Among Best Hospitals

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Emory University Hospital ranked either nationally or was considered high performing in the following specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Read More »

United States woman who shot herself receives face transplant

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Katie Stubblefield at Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland, Ohio. At 21, Katie became the youngest person in the United States to have a face transplant . Now 22, she has shared her story and incredible photos of her transplant journey with National Geographic . The operation was the Cleveland Clinic's third face transplant and the 40 in the world. Read More »

E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes

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Researchers found vapour boosts production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key immune cells in the lungs that keep air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. A third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid, a third to different strengths of the artificially vaped condensate with and without nicotine, and a third to nothing for 24 hours, according to a press release . Read More »

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

While no deaths were reported, a local official says at least two of the overdose victims had "life-threatening symptoms". "We heard from people on the green this morning that it potentially included PCP". A similar, but smaller overdose incident, played out on the Green on July 4, when more than a dozen people became sick from synthetic marijuana , according to The Associated Press. Read More »

CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

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There were 118 reported measles cases in all of 2017 and only 86 the year before that. The U.S. had a record year for measles in 2014, with 667 cases reported to the CDC . Numerous cases in the U.S.in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines, which experienced a large measles outbreak. The rash appears as red and blotchy marks on the hairline that travel down over several days, turning brown and eventually fading. Read More »

After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

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An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported. The grieving mother had been pushing her dead orca calf around the water for 17 days after giving birth near Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. Read More »

Orca Mother Grieves Dead Calf More Than Two Weeks and Counting

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She was last seen off the northwest tip of Washington state. They hunt in these groups, and animals that become isolated can suffer a potentially life-threatening food shortage, experts warn. "I am absolutely shocked and heartbroken", Deborah Giles, research scientist for University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology and research director for nonprofit Wild Orca told The Seattle Times . Read More »

CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota

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The Minnesota Health Department has confirmed four cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota. Prior to this year, CT has seen 134 cases with three fatalities, the DPH said. Report swimming pools that are not being properly maintained by contacting the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District at 1-800-429-1022 or www.fightthebite.net/pool-program. Read More »

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

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Between 70 percent and 80 percent of people that become infected with West Nile Virus do not develop any symptoms. They can be infected when they feed on the blood of infected birds. The Health Unit has been trapping and testing mosquitoes since June. Use insect repellent when outdoors; a repellent with DEET or Icaridin offers the most effective protection. Read More »

Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services

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Shanahan wrote in a memo sent Monday to all service leaders. The devices themselves will not be banned. Many popular devices and applications, including smartphones, smart watches, fitness and dating apps use geolocation and some applications could potentially not work with the geolocation features turned off. Read More »

Sharjah Baby-Friendly Office marks Breastfeeding Week

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Breast milk is rich in prebiotic human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) which are structurally complicated sugar molecules unique to human breast milk and helps in the development of the infant gut microbiota that ensures immunity against allergic diseases. Read More »

That Kourtney Kardashian Photoshop FAIL Wasn’t Actually A Photoshop Fail

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Since then , Kardashian has been focusing on fitness, admitting that her post-baby body has impacted how she feels in her clothes. I don't even know how we got here with so many babies but it's so awesome. "I'm just doing exactly what I hated that my mom did to me, I'm basically doing it to True", she said. This year has been a baby boom for the Kardashian/Jenner family, as Kylie Jenner also welcomed her first child, a daughter named Stormi, on February 1st. Read More »

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak with four confirmed cases in eastern province

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported an outbreak of Ebola in its conflict-torn east, killing 20 people, barely a week after it declared the end to an epidemic in the northwest of the vast country. Worldwide experts set up a laboratory on Thursday in the city of Beni, 30 km from where the outbreak was declared, World Health Organization and Congolese officials said. Read More »

Trump administration finalizes expansion of short-term health plans

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The new rules go into effect in 60 days, so expanded short-term policies could be available in October. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was quick to react to final approval of the plans, saying they will hurt consumers: "By giving the green light to junk plans, Trump and his administration are once again siding with fraudsters, unscrupulous brokers and insurance companies over unsuspecting Americans that simply want affordable health care". Read More »

Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in Simcoe

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The Department of Public Health and Wellness said in a release that surveillance traps in three local zip codes turned up infected mosquitoes including 40212, 40213, and 40214. The majority of people who develop this type of West Nile virus recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months. People infected with West Nile virus may show no or very mild symptoms. Read More »

Johnson County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

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Mosquitoes are largely to blame for spreading West Nile virus. People who have had WNV before are considered immune. The department recommends knowing the risk and taking action to prevent mosquito bites to protect yourself against West Nile Virus. Read More »

US Food and Drug Administration warns against vaginal rejuvenation devices

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These products have serious risks and don't have adequate evidence to support their use for these purposes. He also said that officials have found "numerous cases" of serious harm. We haven't reviewed or approved these devices for use in such procedures. Answers from the companies have been sought within the next 30 days. "The deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may not only cause injuries, but may also keep some patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat ... Read More »

Even Libertarians Admit Medicare for All Would Save Trillions

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According to the authors of the study , these numbers are conservative estimates. He said they'll need to convince the public that even though taxes will likely rise, nobody will have to pay premiums or out-of pocket costs. "But, $32.6 trillion in higher federal spending and taxes over 10 years, which sounds scary". "There is such a thing as a free lunch, per Mercatus". Bernie Sander's proposed single-payer national healthcare program is projected to cost the federal government $32.6 ... Read More »

Man has all limbs amputated after dog's lick leads to infection

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Symptoms usually appear within one to eight days of exposure, but mostly on the second day. Dr Sylvia Munoz-Price said: "This type of bacteria comes from the saliva of dogs". "If they're very unwell, they should keep their distance from their pets", he said. "A$3 ll of the sudden, he's 48 years old and been around dogs all of his life. Read More »

Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide

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The new policy only applies to all lit tobacco products and does not include e-cigarettes. Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the USA due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. HUD said the new policy would reduce health hazards from secondhand smoke and encourage residents to quit smoking . Starting Tuesday, all public housing facilities across the country must have a smoke-free policy in place. Read More »

West Nile Virus detected in human in Allegheny County

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Ground and aerial operations are underway to subdue these mosquito populations, according to a release. Dusk and dawn are times when mosquitoes are most active. Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites . This makes it important for residents to evaluate yards on a weekly basis and eliminate standing water. People over 50 and those with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to the disease and are more likely to experience serious consequences. Read More »

Urgent increase in hepatitis testing and treatment needed

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Jabbour confirmed that 325 million people in the world suffer from Hepatitis B and viral Hepatitis C, which leads to liver cancer, resulting in 1.34 million deaths annually. World Health Organization estimates that globally, 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C infection, and a significant number of those who are chronically infected will develop cirrhosis or liver cancer. Read More »

Lake County reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

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The health department said fewer than one percent of individuals exposed to the virus will develop more severe infections, with symptoms such as headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. Read More »

Parasite in cat feces could reduce people's fear of failure

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Around 200 people who attended entrepreneurial events and picked up the parasite were about twice as likely to have established their own business as the other people at the event while around 1300 students from the USA found who carried the parasite were 1.7 times more likely to major in business . Read More »

China probes vaccine maker as scandal widens

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Trading in its shares will be suspended on Wednesday and resume on Thursday. The Municipal People's Procuratorate of Changchun City in Jilin Province set up a special team on Monday to work with the police to probe the vaccine production of Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited (Changchun Changsheng). Read More »

Apollo to buy hospital chain LifePoint in US$2.52b deal

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Shorter or longer time frames are used for alternately shorter or longer outlooks. Stocks to Watch: LifePoint Health, Inc. ( LPNT ) in trading session dated February 28, 2018. When analyzing volume, determine the strength or weakness of a move. Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has an annual dividend of $0, while its annual dividend yield is 0%. Read More »

Elton John and Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

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I think she would have made a huge difference if she'd been still alive and I think we'd probably have come a lot further as well. A major cause is the criminalisation of injecting drugs in many countries, including Russian Federation, forcing users onto the fringes of society and putting them at risk of infection through needle-sharing. Read More »

HPV vaccination to be given to boys, government announces

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Currently, the national immunisation programme offers the HPV vaccine to girls in their first year of secondary school. "Any vaccination programme must be firmly grounded in evidence to ensure that we can get the best outcomes for patients, but as a father to a son, I understand the relief that this will bring to parents". Read More »

Scientists Seek End to 'unscientific' HIV Laws

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Globally nearly 37 million people around the world live with HIV, with around 450,000 people in 20 countries using dolutegravir to treat their HIV. Kenya reported good progress in the war against HIV/AIDS at the ongoing summit in Amsterdam, Wednesday, even as it emerged that the world could be facing an HIV prevention crisis.The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Chief Executive Officer Dr Nduku Kilonzo said Kenya had achieved significant milestones in taming the numbers of new infections ... Read More »

Texas reports record highs as temperatures approach 120 degrees in Southwest today

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An excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service in Las Vegas is in effect through Thursday, when temperatures are expected to reach 114 degrees (45.5 Celsius). Authorities urge the public to avoid potential health hazards by drinking plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids, seeking out shady and/or air-conditioned environments and checking up on relatives and neighbors - - particularly the elderly or home-bound people - to ensure that they are handling the heat all right. Read More »

High Risk For West Nile

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Between 1999 and 2017, KDHE reported more than 600 cases of severe West Nile Virus infections and 30 deaths. The virus develops into West Nile Non-Neurological syndrome, with symptoms including fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, skin rash, swollen glands and headaches. Read More »