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First human case of plague since 1992 found in Elmore County

First human case of plague since 1992 found in Elmore County

That said, researchers a year ago found traces of Yersinia pestis , the bacterium which causes the plague, among squirrels in Elmore County. It is not known whether the child was exposed to plague ...

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Congress Couldn't Kill Obamacare. But Trump Is Still Trying

Congress Couldn't Kill Obamacare. But Trump Is Still Trying

At issue is a lawsuit filed by 20 Republican state attorneys general on February 26, which charged that Congress changes to the law in last years tax bill rendered the entire ACA unconstitutiona...

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How to have tough conversations about mental health

How to have tough conversations about mental health

A frank approach can let the person know "you're not afraid" of the subject and you care enough to ask, she said. In 2016 alone, about 45,000 lives were lost to suicide. Extensively reported cases...

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Salmonella outbreak in Illinois, Missouri, other states linked to pre-cut melons

Salmonella outbreak in Illinois, Missouri, other states linked to pre-cut melons

The recall affected at least 10 large grocery chains, including Whole Foods, which is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, whose chief executive, Jeffrey P. Bezos, owns The Washington Post. It's not just Walma...

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Kanye West Sends Message of Love to Kate Spade's Family

Kanye West Sends Message of Love to Kate Spade's Family

Saffo wrote in an email to the Star, painting a very different picture of a woman who made her brand in the "happy-go-lucky" image of herself that many have paid tribute to in the 24 hours since ...

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Fewer Women with Breast Cancer Will Be Getting Chemotherapy

Fewer Women with Breast Cancer Will Be Getting Chemotherapy

Steven Rosenberg, the chief of the surgery branch at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research. Sunday's results came from a federally sponsored trial called TailorX , which wa...

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New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy

New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy

The study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine , finds that patients who fall in the intermediate risk zone do as well with hormone therapy alone as with chemo plus hormone th...

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'Breakthrough' blood test could detect cancer years before you fall ill

'Breakthrough' blood test could detect cancer years before you fall ill

The test was most accurate for diagnosing pancreatic, ovarian, liver and gallbladder cancers, correctly finding the diseases in at least four out of five patients. The test detected 90 per cent of ova...

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Four more people dead from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Health officials say it's unlikely that any contaminated lettuce is still in circulation due to its 21-day shelf life. At least 89 were hospitalized. The patients who died were from Arkansas, Califo...

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Optimism as tobacco smokers reduce by 29 million globally

Optimism as tobacco smokers reduce by 29 million globally

However, the pace of action in reducing tobacco demand and related death and disease is lagging behind global and national commitments to reduce tobacco use by 30% by 2025 among people aged 15 and old...

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Melania Trump tweets 20 days after last public appearance

Melania Trump tweets 20 days after last public appearance

The Huffington Post pointed out that the phrases "working overtime", "speculating", "working hard" and "on behalf of the American people" feature frequently in the president's tweets . "She's doing...

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New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows

Found in Europe and the US, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases. Though the bacteria poses no threats to food safety, it does cause production loss...

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Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state

Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state

Medical personnel wearing protective suits check patients at the Medical College hospital in Kozhikode , Kerala state, India, May 21, 2018 amid a deadly outbreak of the Nipah virus , carried mainl...

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Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend

Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend

On the flip side, those who slept more than eight hours a night had higher mortality rates as well. Lead by Torbjörn Åkerstedt , professor at the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University...

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Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MPHD issued a health alert to health care providers in Nashville about the outbreak, a reminder about symptoms, and for providers to report cases to the H...

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Opioids found in Puget Sound mussels

Opioids found in Puget Sound mussels

Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids. But as they filter food from the water, mussels may a...

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Ebola vaccinations to begin in rural Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola vaccinations to begin in rural Democratic Republic of Congo

Three Ebola deaths have been confirmed since Congo's health ministry announced the current outbreak of the often lethal hemorrhagic fever on May 8. The vaccine, provided by U.S. company Merck, is ...

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Bats found dead: Has Nipah Virus reached Himachal Pradesh?

Bats found dead: Has Nipah Virus reached Himachal Pradesh?

Suparna Bharadwaj, the principal of the school, said, "In this situation, there is a panic in the people after this episode, as the way the bats are dying, Napa Virus's fears can not be sidelined". Th...

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FDA Orders Benzocaine Teething Products Off Shelves For Deadly Methemoglobinemia Risk

FDA Orders Benzocaine Teething Products Off Shelves For Deadly Methemoglobinemia Risk

Specifically, regulators say that these benzocaine-containing products may be associated with a scary condition called methemoglobinemia , "the result of elevated levels of methemoglobin in the blo...

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Lava destroys warehouse at power plant site

Lava destroys warehouse at power plant site

One other well was plugged with mud. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. Nonetheless, Travis said he thinks the measures taken so far will be sufficient. Ferracane said ...

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Santa Fe hits home for veteran of helping mass shooting victims heal

Santa Fe hits home for veteran of helping mass shooting victims heal

The first meeting, which focused on school and community safety, included nearly two dozen school administrators, politicians, law enforcement officials and an architect with expertise on school desig...

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Activists urge Amazon to drop facial recognition for police

Activists urge Amazon to drop facial recognition for police

The Washington County Sheriff's office said it was using Rekognition to search and identify unknown theft suspects, unconscious or deceased individuals, people of interest who don't have identific...

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Kelly Facing Lawsuit For Sexual Assault and STD

Kelly Facing Lawsuit For Sexual Assault and STD

Kelly , routinely engaged in intimidation, mental, verbal and sexual abuse, during and after sexual contact", the lawsuit said, adding that Kelly's conduct "was created to humiliate, embarrass, intimi...

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Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo city of 1 million

Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo city of 1 million

World Health Organization deputy director for emergency preparedness Peter Salama said urgent containment measures were needed. The Ebola virus disease, which most commonly affects people and nonh...

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Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads

Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads

The WHO is anxious about the disease reaching the city of Mbandaka with a population of about 1 million people, which would make the outbreak far harder to tackle. Health officials have confirmed a c...

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New plan to extend effort to eliminate trans fats globally

New plan to extend effort to eliminate trans fats globally

It's these "man-made" trans fat that the World Health Organization is coming for. "The world is now setting its sights on today's leading killers - particularly heart disease , which kills more...

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Fuel prices reach record highs, diesel prices highest in 56 weeks

Fuel prices reach record highs, diesel prices highest in 56 weeks

Despite input cost spiking, the Oil PSUs had kept the rates unchanged for almost three weeks. "The changes in this month's prices have been as a effect of the average landed cost of super petrol , ...

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12 more people sickened by contaminated eggs from North Carolina farm

12 more people sickened by contaminated eggs from North Carolina farm

It says that it has never experienced any problems with its North Carolina farm and that a recall was done in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . For Publix and Sunups egg carton...

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Congo health ministry reports first death in Ebola outbreak

Congo health ministry reports first death in Ebola outbreak

At least 18 people have died of suspected haemorrhagic fever in an outbreak that was first confirmed on 8 May in Bikoro health zone, a remote part of the country. It is nearly certain that we won't se...

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'Brothers' killed by exploding battery in Tesla smash

'Brothers' killed by exploding battery in Tesla smash

That vehicle was in Autopilot mode when it hit a concrete barrier. The third teenager was thrown out of the vehicle and was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition is unknown. The deadly crash...

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