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Virus spread in Congo and Uganda not global emergency

Virus spread in Congo and Uganda not global emergency

The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the outbreak, which some experts said met the criteria to be designated an worldwide emergency long ago. Speaking fr...

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Study links light exposure during sleep to weight gain in women

Study links light exposure during sleep to weight gain in women

Using this information, the scientists were able to study obesity and weight gain in women exposed to artificial light at night with women who reported sleeping in dark rooms. Sleeping amid the artifi...

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Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk

Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk

Of those, they chose the participants who had two or more type 1 diabetes autoantibodies and abnormal blood sugar levels. Researchers gave the drug teplizumab or a placebo to a small group of pe...

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Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

The outbreak in DR Congo has become the second biggest in history, with a significant spike in new cases noted in recent weeks. The outbreak has infected at least 2,062 people in Congo, and about 1,...

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Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

The NIEHS team is the first to spot this kind of connection between artificial light and weight gain. Keeping a light on might also result in poorer sleep . Or light at night might have a more dire...

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Measles count surpasses 1,000 cases in US

Measles count surpasses 1,000 cases in US

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement that the agency is "promoting the safety and effectiveness of vaccines amid concerning signs that there are pockets of undervaccinat...

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VA Begins New Community Care Program

VA Begins New Community Care Program

Under the new program, veterans may see non-VA doctors if they must wait longer than 20 days or drive more than 30 minutes for primary or mental health care at a VA facility. Packaged under the guise ...

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LabCorp reveals data breach affecting 200,000 days after Quest Diagnostic news

LabCorp reveals data breach affecting 200,000 days after Quest Diagnostic news

As detailed by BioReference in the breach report filed with the SEC, no collections requests have been sent to AMCA since October 2018 and the company as also requested AMCA to "cease continuing t...

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White Meat Might Be as risky as Pink Meat for Ldl cholesterol

White Meat Might Be as risky as Pink Meat for Ldl cholesterol

Their consequences for cholesterol are indistinguishable when immersed fat dimensions are proportional. A diet in high saturated fat was found to increase "bad cholesterol" regardless of the protein...

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Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark: Health ministry - International

Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark: Health ministry - International

Rival armed groups control parts of eastern Congo, long after the official end of a 1998-2003 war in which millions of people died. It added its second 1,000 cases in only 71 days, or just a little ov...

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Trump administration ends fetal tissue research by government scientists

Trump administration ends fetal tissue research by government scientists

There are 200 external government-funded projects that use fetal tissue that will not be affected by the decision, an HHS spokeswoman said. "Today, fetal tissue is still making an impact, with cli...

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Poultry may raise bad cholesterol the same as red meat

Poultry may raise bad cholesterol the same as red meat

By contrast, a diet of plant proteins was the clear victor in this regard. Cutting back on both and eating more plant proteins is the best way to lower cholesterol. U.S. dietary guidelines now sugge...

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Trump snubs UK Labour leader, calls him a 'negative force'

Trump snubs UK Labour leader, calls him a 'negative force'

Video taken during an anti-Trump protest in central London on Tuesday captured a group of men assaulting and knocking an elderly fan of President Trump to the ground. Prime Minister Theresa May, ...

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LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers

LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers

Quest Diagnostics said it has not yet received detailed or complete information from AMCA, including the names and addresses of affected patients. The lab clinic also said that it has not been able to...

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Quest Diagnostics: 12M Patients may have financial, personal info breached

Quest Diagnostics: 12M Patients may have financial, personal info breached

Medical testing giant LabCorp . said today personal and financial data on some 7.7 million consumers were exposed by a breach at a third-party billing collections firm. "The breath of information a...

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Quest Diagnostics says data on nearly12M patients exposed by breach

Quest Diagnostics says data on nearly12M patients exposed by breach

Optum360 provides customer billing services to Quest Diagnostics. Quest and Optum360 were first notified on May 14, 2019 of potential unauthorized activity on AMCA's web payment page. On Friday morn...

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World Health Organization officially classifies 'gaming disorder' as an illness

World Health Organization officially classifies 'gaming disorder' as an illness

This weekend, the World Health Organization announced that video game addiction would now be classified as a qualified mental health disorder in their International Classification of Diseases ....

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Explained: Leap in breast cancer therapy

Explained: Leap in breast cancer therapy

The mortality rate was 29% less than when patients were randomly assigned a placebo. The research , led by Dr Sara Hurvitz of the University of California in Los Angeles, followed 672 pre-menopausa...

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Quest Diagnostics billing provider reports data breach affecting 12 million people

Quest Diagnostics billing provider reports data breach affecting 12 million people

The breach incurred through the American Medical Collection Agency, a third-party vendor that provides billing collections services for the company. "Quest Diagnostics takes this matter very serious...

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Measles cases rise almost four-fold

Measles cases rise almost four-fold

The seven cases were associated with three clusters, two of which originated overseas, it said . Per ABC News , the plaintiffs in the suit to stop that from happening are alleging that "there is ins...

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Yes, Ultra-Processed Foods Are Probably Killing You, Study Says

The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causal) link remains to be established, but they call for policies that promote consumption of fresh or min...

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Genetically modified fungus can rapidly kill 99 pc of malaria mosquitoes

Genetically modified fungus can rapidly kill 99 pc of malaria mosquitoes

Scientists from the University of Maryland Baltimore and the Research Institute of Health Sciences in Burkina Faso set up a fake 6,500 square feet village or "mosquito sphere". Therefore, the expert...

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Larkana HIV outbreak: World Health Organization team arrives in Pakistan

Larkana HIV outbreak: World Health Organization team arrives in Pakistan

According to Dr Solangi, the team will visit Larkana to meet officials from the Health Department of Sindh and other experts of the country. The outbreak was first reported on April 25, 2019, and a ...

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New evidence links ultra-processed foods with various health risks

The second study, which comes from Spain and involved almost 20,000 adults, found a link between eating more than four servings of ultra-processed foods daily and a 62-percent increase in death risk c...

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Measles record means United States could lose elimination status

Measles record means United States could lose elimination status

The cases in the Unites States are imported from worldwide travel and then local outbreaks begin when the highly contagious illness spreads to those who are not immune to the virus from vaccination or...

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Flavoured e-cigarettes trigger heart disease risk

Flavoured e-cigarettes trigger heart disease risk

Cigarettes are often associated with lung cancer, but the harmful habit of smoking is also deemed to be the prime cause of heart attacks. In fact, the CDC reported that 38% of high schoolers and 1...

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The TSA Says You Can Now Bring CBD On Any US Flight

The TSA Says You Can Now Bring CBD On Any US Flight

In a recent article by Marijuana Moment , a TSA spokesperson discussed the policy change. CBD oil is allowed " as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law " under the Farm Bi...

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Flavouring in e-cigarettes can be harmful

Flavouring in e-cigarettes can be harmful

Using stem cells to investigate the impact of e-liquids on cardiovascular disease , a new study has revealed the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids and e-cigarette use. Many people use...

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World Health Organisation officially recognises

World Health Organisation officially recognises "Gaming Disorder" as illness

The move was first reported a year ago but has now been ratified. The global organization agreed to include it in the updated handbook during the recently concluded World Health Assembly in Geneva...

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‘Gaming Disorder’ recognized as illness by WHO

‘Gaming Disorder’ recognized as illness by WHO

A person typically needs to have symptoms for a year in order to be diagnosed with the disorder, World Health Organization said. Once considered to be more annoying than nuisance, video game addicti...

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