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Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS

Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS

According to Google, these updates will be rolled out to Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches this week, so keep your eyes peeled for a new update if you have Google Fit app installed on your d...

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Justices won't hear Kansas and Louisiana's appeal over Planned Parenthood

Justices won't hear Kansas and Louisiana's appeal over Planned Parenthood

If either Kavanaugh or Roberts had joined conservative justices Clarence Thomas , Samuel Alito , and Neil Gorsuch , the court would have taken up the case, turning it into the first major abortion...

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"Say no to raw dough" says the CDC

Do not taste or eat any raw dough or batter, whether for cookies, tortillas, pizza, biscuits, pancakes, or crafts made with raw flour, such as homemade play dough or holiday ornaments. Raw dough can c...

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Health unit reports higher than usual number of influenza reports in kids

Health unit reports higher than usual number of influenza reports in kids

The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine. According to the health unit, an average of 3,500 deaths each year and 12,200 hospitalizations are attributed to the flu in Canada. Her hus...

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10-minute cancer test? Australian scientists say they have it

10-minute cancer test? Australian scientists say they have it

These 3D nanostructures could then be separated when they stick to solid surfaces, like gold. The test hinges on a unique DNA signature that appears to be found in all cancers , discovered by a tea...

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Woman dies from brain-eating amoeba after using neti pot

After she died, doctors determined the specific infection had been caused by an amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris . "I think she was using water that had been through a water filter and had been ...

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Man coughs up blood clot shaped like lung's bronchial tree

Man coughs up blood clot shaped like lung's bronchial tree

In a medically-worded tweet, the NEJM explained what happened. All queasiness aside, Georg Wieselthaler , the transplant and pulmonary surgeon at the University of California at San Francisco who...

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Trump Jr. Trolls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram

Trump Jr. Trolls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram

On Monday, she said that when she went to a "dive spot in D.C. for some late night food," she talked with the staff. Ocasio-Cortez ran on a platform advocating for a $15 baseline minimum wage , a...

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First Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor: Doctors

British expert Andrew Shennan, professor of obstetrics at King's College London, said: "Uterine transplant and subsequent pregnancies, including from live donors, have previously been reported, but th...

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Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart and CVS over kidney damage fears

Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart and CVS over kidney damage fears

The product comes in 0.5 oz. bottles and may have higher concentrations of the drug than it should. Tris Pharma says the concentrations may be too high and infants may be "more vulnerable to permane...

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1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Before womb transplants became a viable possibility their only options for having a child were adoption or surrogacy. After the recipient's womb and ovarian are functioning, the embryos are transp...

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Flu season hits MS; health officials provide recommendations

Flu season hits MS; health officials provide recommendations

Here's what you need to know about the relationship between influenza and heart health, and what you can do to protect yourself. Kris Box says although influenza activity remains at minimal levels, ...

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Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?

Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?

When circulating tumor DNA fragments are placed in water, they begin to fold into 3D shapes different than DNA from healthy cells-driven by the dense clusters of methyl groups found along DNA molecu...

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Brokerages bullish on HUL post deal with GSK

Brokerages bullish on HUL post deal with GSK

GSK India's brands include Horlicks and Boost . HUL will also distribute GSK's over-the-counter and oral healthcare products like Crocin and Sensodyne for a period of five years as part of a preli...

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Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl

Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl

But OneBlood says Zainab is going to need a lot more blood than three donors can provide to beat the cancer. In order to be a match for Zainab, the donor must be Pakistani, Indian or Iranian - mea...

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World AIDS day observed on December 1

World AIDS day observed on December 1

Though HIV testing in the United States is readily available and oftentimes free of charge, 1 in 5 people do not know their status due to a lack of access. Many people still only get tested after beco...

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United States life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses

United States life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses

Newly revised data released concurrently by the CDC Thursday showed that some 70,000 people died from drug overdose in 2017, fewer than previously thought but still a shockingly high figure. CDC...

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Congo's Ebola outbreak now second-largest in history, World Health Organization says

Congo's Ebola outbreak now second-largest in history, World Health Organization says

Of the deaths, 198 are confirmed to be from Ebola and 47 are probable. Attacks by rebel groups and open hostility by some wary locals have posed serious challenges to health workers that Ebola e...

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Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle Reveals He Is HIV Positive

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle Reveals He Is HIV Positive

After she tested HIV-positive at the age of 22, Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola imagined her own grave and the shame her family would live with after her death. Russell-Moyle is the second British Member of Pa...

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CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels

CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels

Yuma - a major greens growing region located right at the nexus of the California, Arizona and Mexico borders - has just begun to harvest romaine lettuce. coli strain which infected quite a few peopl...

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Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall

Life expectancy at birth decreased by 0.2 years between 2014 and 2015, which was the first drop seen since 1993. Broken down by gender, life expectancy remained the same for women at 81.1 years and ti...

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CDC fights rare spinal cord illness: 4 things to know

CDC fights rare spinal cord illness: 4 things to know

The above graphic shows how AFM affects the nervous system. The CDC has confirmed 440 AFM cases since 2014, 90 percent of which occurred in children under age 4. Medical experts still don't know muc...

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Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

The decline is likely due in part to the continuing rise in drug overdose deaths, the CDC said. It is the third straight year life expectancy in the United States has declined or stayed flat, reve...

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HIV Numbers In Europe At Record High, Says Report

HIV Numbers In Europe At Record High, Says Report

During 2017, of the 84 new cases diagnosed in Northern Ireland, 45 (54%) occurred through MSM transmission, while 26 (31%) occurred through heterosexual transmission. Activists blame widespread disc...

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U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

Overall, Americans could expect to live 78.6 years at birth in 2017, down a tenth of a year from the 2016 estimate. "Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation's overall health, and these sob...

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Scientists show it's safe to swallow Lego

Scientists show it's safe to swallow Lego

On average, it took 1.71 days for the researchers to retrieve the LEGO toys from their stool. Their findings were reported in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health . The researchers also note t...

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Scientist Defends Gene Editing Babies As Trial Paused

Scientist Defends Gene Editing Babies As Trial Paused

Over 120 Chinese scientists from leading research universities such as Peking University and Tsinghua University in China , Stanford in the United States , and Singapore's Agency for Science , Te...

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Police 'Picking Up The Pieces' Of The Country's Mental Health System

Police 'Picking Up The Pieces' Of The Country's Mental Health System

The report said emergency services "need to stop relying on the 24/7 availability of the police", but praised work done by North Yorkshire's force to improve how it dealt with mental health issues ...

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World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Created, Chinese Scientists Claim

World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Created, Chinese Scientists Claim

A BBC article describes this news as " dubious ", but there's reason to believe the claims could be true. He explained how his team used CRISPR to edit out a gene, CCR5, to remove the receptors that...

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Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

The group sent out a statement condemning the apparent genetic editing without "maximum transparency and strict oversight", saying that before moving forward with the use of genetic editing, precl...

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