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Tennessee requests info on vaping and respiratory illness

Tennessee requests info on vaping and respiratory illness

Though it's not yet clear what may behind the illnesses, CDPHE officials noted vaping products "contain more than just harmless water vapor", adding, "the agents causing this illness could possibly be...

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Nigeria Marks 3 years Without a Case of Wild Polio Virus

Nigeria Marks 3 years Without a Case of Wild Polio Virus

It has been three years since Nigeria's last reported case of wild polio virus. The newly re-appointed WHO Africa head Dr Matshidiso Moeti said the continent is "on the verge of an extraordinary pub...

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Minnesota reports 11 new lung injury cases linked to vaping

Most of the cases are among adolescents and young adults. No cause has been identified, but all of the patients reported using vaping products containing either nicotine or THC. State Epidemiologi...

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Fresno County Reports First West Nile Death of 2019

The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding the public that West Nile virus is preventable. Some species of mosquitoes carry West Nile, which could be lethal when transmitted to individuals. West...

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Elanco to acquire Bayer's animal health unit for $7.6B

Elanco to acquire Bayer's animal health unit for $7.6B

The divestment will make Elanco the second-largest company in the animal health sector - behind Zoetis and ahead of Merck & Co/MSD and Boehringer Ingelheim - and will boost its operating cash flow by ...

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Global study linking PM2.5 and deaths leads to calls for tighter limits

Global study linking PM2.5 and deaths leads to calls for tighter limits

To quantifyair pollution exposure among individuals in the US, the researchers relied onthe US Environmental Protection Agency's measurements of 87 air qualitymeasurements. Another study discovere...

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Link Between Vaping, Lung Illness Suspected in 16 States

The cases tend to involve gradual breathing difficulties, coughing, fatigue, chest pain, and weight loss, which leads to hospitalization (no one had died from the condition). "Vaping for both nicotine...

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Nicotine-free vapes linked to serious blood vessel health risk

Nicotine-free vapes linked to serious blood vessel health risk

If the endothelium becomes damaged, arteries will thicken over time, cutting off blood flow to the heart and brain which can result in heart attack or stroke. With funding from the National Heart,...

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Almost 100 Cases of Lung Illnesses Linked to E-Cigarette Use

Almost 100 Cases of Lung Illnesses Linked to E-Cigarette Use

Now, health officials warn against vaping as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that a cluster of lung diseases associated with e-cigarette use was reported in 14 states. In a...

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Lung Illness Linked to Vaping Baffles Doctors

Sanderson, like other public health officials, said there's no evidence that the illness is caused by a virus or bacteria that is spread from person to person. All patients were hospitalized, with som...

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West Nile virus: Maricopa County case count rises

West Nile virus: Maricopa County case count rises

Herb Conaway. ► Eliminate standing water in gutters, planters, toys, wheelbarrows and old tires. Visit CalSurv Maps for a comprehensive look at this year's West Nile virus activity throughout So...

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Johnson slams anti-vaxx 'mumbo jumbo' following a measles resurgence

Johnson slams anti-vaxx 'mumbo jumbo' following a measles resurgence

Since 1 January 2018, 47 of the 53 countries in the Region have together reported over 100,000 measles cases and over 90 measles-related deaths. He has called for health leaders to renew efforts t...

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US Senate Democrats ask Trump to shift wall money to gun measures

US Senate Democrats ask Trump to shift wall money to gun measures

U.S. president Donald Trump has held his ninth campaign rally of the year- this time in New Hampshire. "The gun doesn't pull the trigger - they pull the trigger - and we're looking at mental illne...

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Linked lung illness reported in 100 people in US

Linked lung illness reported in 100 people in US

Elizabeth Tilson, state health director, in the release. While state officials have confirmed at least 31 cases, the CDC said it is probing 94 possible cases in 14 states, according to a report in T...

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Tributes flow for victim of Sydney stabbing rampage - 'A true delight'

Tributes flow for victim of Sydney stabbing rampage - 'A true delight'

He is accused of killing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn inside a Clarence Street apartment before running onto the street and stabbing 41-year-old Lin Bo outside Hotel CBD. "All the words that I can say is...

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West Nile Virus found in Buena Park

West Nile Virus found in Buena Park

Georgia typically sees six to 10 cases of the infection each year. Georgia Department of Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said Friday it's the first human case of West Nile confirmed statewide ...

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FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to-treat patients

FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to-treat patients

Drug-resistant TB is now treated with myriad drugs and can require thousands of pills. T he TB Alliance was formed to come up with better treatments, and i t has been working on the new drug since 2...

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First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu

First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu

The virus was first identified in 1976 when outbreaks occurred near the Ebola River in Congo. All responses will be confidential. The health ministry in the country says two cases were confirmed - t...

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Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in US

Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in US

Dr. Anne Griffiths, a lung specialist who saw all four of the reported Minnesota cases, said each had vaped different products. The user sucks on a mouthpiece, which heats flavored liquid nicotine...

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Trump suggests move back to institutionalizing the mentally ill

Trump suggests move back to institutionalizing the mentally ill

In the weeks since, the president has urged Congress to strengthen background checks, despite opposition from the National Rifle Association. Fox's survey respondents were asked "How much do you think...

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Shock footage of accused Sydney stabber Mert Ney week before 'rampage'

Shock footage of accused Sydney stabber Mert Ney week before 'rampage'

Communication between government departments has come under criticism after it was revealed police were searching for Mr Ney while he was living in government housing. "We are mourning the loss of som...

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Schumer Wants Trump to Redirect $5B in Border Money to Gun Initiatives

Schumer Wants Trump to Redirect $5B in Border Money to Gun Initiatives

Though there have been more mass shootings than days this year, McConnell's aides have reportedly let it be known that their boss doesn't intend to endorse any gun control legislation. Publically ...

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Caution: remove false teeth before surgery

Caution: remove false teeth before surgery

When a 72-year-old man from the United Kingdom went to the emergency room after having trouble swallowing solid food, he got a diagnosis that he likely wasn't expecting to hear: His dentures were ac...

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Dayton shooting: Dayton shooter Connor Betts' parents apologize for

Dayton shooting: Dayton shooter Connor Betts' parents apologize for "insensitive" obituary

Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Montgomery County coroner, said at the news conference that an autopsy conducted on the body of 24-year-old Connor Betts found the drugs and medication in his system. The obi...

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Preliminary Data Shows Two New Ebola Drugs Dramatically Decrease Mortality Rates

Preliminary Data Shows Two New Ebola Drugs Dramatically Decrease Mortality Rates

The agency said of the patients who were brought into treatment centres with low levels of virus detected in their blood, 94% who got REGN-EB3 and 89% on mAb114 survived. Clinical trials conduct...

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Staying safe from West Nile Virus during Mosquito season

Staying safe from West Nile Virus during Mosquito season

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a common house mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Spraying will commence after sundown on August 16 and 17 and ...

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All of Kansas at West Nile virus risk

All of Kansas at West Nile virus risk

Yolo County last week saw two active samples in mosquitoes. "While human incidence of West Nile virus is rare, it is a risky disease with no cure or vaccine for people, so residents should protect...

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Man's missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery

Man's missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery

Cunniffe, an otolaryngologist at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. The doctors describe how six days after abdominal surgery, the man turned up at A&E comp...

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Trumps’ government further tightens U.S. immigration rules with new regulations

Trumps’ government further tightens U.S. immigration rules with new regulations

Some critics believe that the new regulations are aimed at low-income immigrant groups. NPR's Rachel Martin asked Cuccinelli. "Give me your exhausted and your poor who can stand on their own t...

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Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates

Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates

Two of four experimental treatments being tested in the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak will now be offered to all patients after showing promise in saving lives, scientists and health offi...

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