• Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak
Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak

The CDC said measles cases in 2018 could outpace 2017, when there were 118 cases in the U.S. The CDC reports that the majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated . 2, possible exposing other transit riders to the virus. Within about 5 days, it fades in the order it appeared. In 2015, 188 people contracted measles.

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

As of Wednesday evening, police have not identified the suspect. He said authorities have been treating and sometimes transporting six or seven people at one time and the actions of first responders have been "lifesaving". "And after about the sixth one", Alston said. "We knew we were going to have multi-casualty incident". New Haven Fire Chief...

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  • Lab-Grown Lungs Transplanted into Pigs
Lab-Grown Lungs Transplanted into Pigs

The lungs were reportedly cleaned using sugar and detergent, which left a "scaffolding" from which the scientists could work. They used lungs from already dead pigs and stripped the organs of blood and tissue cells, leaving behind a bare-bones framework of proteins.

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  • Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County
Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

Wallace, Executive Director of the Weld County Health Department, stated in a press release. The Department of Environmental Protection said it has found mosquitoes infected with the virus in 51 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. It's not uncommon to find West Nile virus in mosquitoes found in Peel Region. Symptoms usually develop between two and 1...

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  • Smoking no longer allowed in NYC Public Housing
Smoking no longer allowed in NYC Public Housing

Signs, posted on the streets of Wilson Homes near Veterans Parkway and River Road, highlight the Columbus Housing Authority's lead in implementing the nationwide smoking ban approved by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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  • WI man's limbs amputated after dog lick leads to severe blood infection
WI man's limbs amputated after dog lick leads to severe blood infection

Doctors confirmed he contracted Capnocytophaga Canimorsus . Up to 74 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats are carrying the bacteria in their mouths. The bacteria more often impacts people with a weakened immune system. Then, three weeks after he was first admitted, both of Greg's hands up to his mid palms were amputated.

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  • Teen suffers severe burns from
Teen suffers severe burns from "Hot Water Challenge"

The "challenge", which made national headlines past year and has been circulating online since at least 2014, consists of someone either drinking boiling water through a straw, or having the water poured on them. If hot coffee or tea can cause an injury, imagine what boiling water can do, according to the Burn Foundation. "To see my baby, all...

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  • Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman
Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman

It was the first time she received a prescription for the hormone therapy. "I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be", she said . In fact, CVS pharmacists were directly involved in the development of the HRC's resource guide for providing pharmacy care and services to LGB...

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  • Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant
Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant

The news comes from the Florida Department of Health, which revealed that the raw oysters were tainted with a bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus , commonly mislabeled as the " flesh-eating bacterium ". These bacteria thrive in brackish water - water that's salty, but not quite at seawater levels, which is where oysters are often harvested from...

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  • Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals
Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals

You would be hard-pressed to find a cookout where hot dogs were not on the grill. Casey's Corner, the quick service eatery on Main Street U.S.A.in the Magic Kingdom, is debuting a two-foot-long hot dog tomorrow. The mascot's location will be given throughout the day on Portillo's Twitter and Instagram accounts. Mark Romig, director of mer...

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  • Hundreds Of Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto Proceed To Trials
Hundreds Of Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto Proceed To Trials

A federal judge in Sacramento in February blocked California from requiring that Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer , saying the warning is misleading because nearly all regulators have concluded that there is no evidence glyphosate is carcinogenic.

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  • Women Awarded Almost $5 Billion In Damages from J&J
Women Awarded Almost $5 Billion In Damages from J&J

J&J shares fell $1.31, or 1 per cent, to $126.45 in after-hours trading following the punitive damages award. Johnson & Johnson said in a statement that it is " deeply disappointed in the verdict". Others are from Texas, California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. In 2006, the International Agency for Research in Cancer, whic...

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  • Murkowski, Collins: Trump could have done worse than Kavanaugh
Murkowski, Collins: Trump could have done worse than Kavanaugh

For the group, that includes also sending staff to Kavanaugh's alma mater, Yale, and the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas due to Kavanaugh's work on the independent counsel's office investigating President Bill Clinton . Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - are seen as likely to vote to confirm the nominee. Hatch said on PBS that Kavanaugh...

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  • Supreme Court Fight: Seven Senators to Watch
Supreme Court Fight: Seven Senators to Watch

The breaking news of Mr. Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh generated almost seven times more interactions than CNN , the closest news competitor. Mueller wants to question Trump , and negotiations are ongoing. Whatever Kavanaugh's leanings may be on hot-button topics, Republicans accused their Democratic colleagues of elevating ...

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  • Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey opposes Supreme Court pick before final decision
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey opposes Supreme Court pick before final decision

Meanwhile, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is battling brain cancer and has not been back to the Capitol since December. Trump is expected to pressure recalcitrant Senate Democrats into supporting his nominee by holding rallies in their states.

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  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Benton County
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Benton County

This case marks the earliest diagnosis of West Nile virus reported in New York City since 1999, according to the NYC Health Department. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus. Minimize time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Preventative measures involve removing the potential habitats of infected mosquit...

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  • Mom Shares Warning About Riding Down Slide With a Child
Mom Shares Warning About Riding Down Slide With a Child

When it came to Meadow's turn, the then 1-year-old started off centered on Clare's lap, but about halfway down the slide, the infant's right foot got caught between Mom and the slide, twisting it backwards. "[Meadow] is aware of what happened to her though and will not go down the slide with anyone else", she said. Clare's doctor wasn't wrong. Th...

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  • Amazon buying online pharmacy with nationwide reach; drug store stocks dive
Amazon buying online pharmacy with nationwide reach; drug store stocks dive

PillPack and Amazon said they expected to close the deal by the end of the year. "We're excited to see what we can do together on behalf of customers over time". Shares of Cardinal Health , AmerisourceBergen , McKesson , and Express Scripts all dropped more than 3% on the news. CVS shares tumbled 8.6% in pre-market trade on the news, while ...

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  • New Clinic Opens In St. Petersburg Ahead Of National HIV Testing Day
New Clinic Opens In St. Petersburg Ahead Of National HIV Testing Day

In June 2017, the programme once again excelled by exceeding the target of testing 1,000 people by 194.5 percent with 1945 people knowing their HIV status. It is expected more than 1,500 people will participate in the initiative and the pilot project will lead to more newly identified patients with HIV in the month of June across the country,...

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  • United States approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug
United States approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug

Treatments available for both disorders are far from ideal and some patients resort to buying "self-prescribed" CBD online or from unregulated vendor sites, Dr. A total of 225 patients suffering from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome were divided into three groups. But GW said it expects that the DEA will reschedule CBD within 90 days.

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  • Itchy lump on woman's face is actually parasitic worm crawling under skin
Itchy lump on woman's face is actually parasitic worm crawling under skin

A further 10 days later, it had moved again, this time puffing up the left side of her upper lip. DNA testing subsequently revealed the removed creature to be the parasitic nematode known as Dirofilaria repens . Generally, though, the worm causes "no serious harm to humans (but certainly to the dogs )", Kurtzhals said. But humans can become a...

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  • West Nile virus confirmed in LA County
West Nile virus confirmed in LA County

Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, such as old tires, buckets, flowerpots and toys that can support mosquito breeding. In total, there were 553 confirmed cases of West Nile vVirus in California, 44 of which proved fatal.

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  • New study finds free food at work leads to unhealthy eating
New study finds free food at work leads to unhealthy eating

According to this new survey, about one-quarter of American worker bees eat almost 1,300 calories at work per week and many of those calories are rich in fat and sugar . This study was limited in some ways, including that it was based on participants' memory of what they ate in a seven-day period. How much are they getting? What they are e...

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  • One in 3 Americans Takes Meds That May Cause Depression
One in 3 Americans Takes Meds That May Cause Depression

The Chicago researchers analyzed mediation-use patterns of more than 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014 using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey . "People are not only increasingly using these medicines alone, but are increasingly using them simultaneously, yet very few of these drugs have warning labels", said Qato.

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  • American Red Cross, Boston police team up for ‘Missing Types’ campaign
American Red Cross, Boston police team up for ‘Missing Types’ campaign

For the next few weeks, you'll likely notice the letters a, b, and o are vanishing from well-known logos. But for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. They need at least 15,000 donors per month for the blood supply to remain at a steady level. To schedule an appointment to give blood at the CBSI Donor...

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  • Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture
Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture

Dimon , who leads the Business Roundtable , an association of chief executive officers of leading United States companies said the move is supported by the group, added the report. When the actual earnings results are officially reported, so-called beats - or profit results that top expectations - are often rewarded with a rise in the stock price.

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  • [BREAKING] Designer Kate Spade found dead in NY apartment
[BREAKING] Designer Kate Spade found dead in NY apartment

The family said through a spokesman that they loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. "We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very hard time". Fashion designer Kate Spade was discovered dead Tuesday in NY, police officials said. She was found by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10.2...

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  • New Report Says Medicare Will Run Out Of Money Sooner Than Expected
New Report Says Medicare Will Run Out Of Money Sooner Than Expected

The report by the trustees stressed that they've said before that the fund in trouble is not adequately financed over the next 10 years. This is because premium income and general revenue income are reset each year to cover the expected rise in costs.

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  • New Study Suggests Chemotherapy not Needed to Treat Breast Cancer
New Study Suggests Chemotherapy not Needed to Treat Breast Cancer

All women like those in the study should get gene testing to guide their care, said Dr. Richard Schilsky, chief medical officer of the oncology society. It works by looking at the activity levels of 21 genes , which are markers of how aggressive the cancer is. The results are even more impressive because breast cancers , like prostate and o...

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