• USA calls teen e-cig use an 'epidemic'
USA calls teen e-cig use an 'epidemic'

As of 2017, more than two million high school-age Americans used e-cigarettes, a trend that represents a historic uptake of nicotine products, the FDA said. Nearly 12% of high school students and 3% of middle school students reported using e-cigarettes in the prior 30 days. If underage consumption does not justify a ban on tobacco cigarettes (a...

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  • Health Department investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx
Health Department investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx

Legionella bacteria are found in soil and natural water sources, but can grow in air conditioning, swimming pool and plumbing systems. A hotel in a popular New Hampshire beach town was ordered to take "immediate steps" to address its water system after it tested positive for bacteria that may have caused a Legionnaires' outbreak that sickened 1...

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  • Backed Candidate Ron DeSantis Wins Florida's GOP Gubernatorial Primary
Backed Candidate Ron DeSantis Wins Florida's GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Trump has made clear he will do a lot to help the Gubernatorial bid of Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and the effort by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to take on incumbent Sen. DeSantis' television ads were Trump-focused, including one where his toddler stacks bricks while DeSantis exclaims, "Build the wall!" "I'm truly honored to represent people acros...

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  • McCain death leaves Republicans lined up behind Trump
McCain death leaves Republicans lined up behind Trump

The results could be mixed. With more than one-third of the vote counted. But Ward's candidacy forced McSally, once viewed as a relatively centrist candidate, to veer to the right on border security and immigration issues. With no runoff required, the victor will immediately have to shore up support within the party. The conservative Koch net...

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  • A professors ideas behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim
A professors ideas behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim

Central to her remarks is that there is no evidence of the long-term health benefits of coconut oil as well as the findings that the ingredient features a high saturated fat content that can elevate the levels of LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and ultimately fuel cardiovascular disease .

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  • No alcohol safe to drink - global study confirms
No alcohol safe to drink - global study confirms

The authors also used updated and more robust statistical review models to analyze alcohol consumption and the health problems associated with it. The report urges governments to revise health guidelines to suggest lower levels of consumption.

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  • Utah's first West Nile death of 2018 reported in Salt Lake County
Utah's first West Nile death of 2018 reported in Salt Lake County

The health authority says no human cases have been reported and no positive mosquito pools have been identified. And most people bitten by an infected mosquito never show any symptoms. That's why it's important for individuals to continue to take personal precautions against mosquito bites - both before and after any spraying is conducted, sa...

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  • Body of missing Iowa student found, reports say
Body of missing Iowa student found, reports say

In a news conference Tuesday evening, investigators said they had not confirmed the body's identity but that they believed it was Tibbetts. They linked the auto to Rivera and "from that we were able to track his pattern in the routes in which he took", Rahn said.

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  • 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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