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Visitors claim they contracted hookworm from South Florida beach

Visitors claim they contracted hookworm from South Florida beach

A Tennessee teen's summer trip to Florida turned nightmarish after he contracted hookworms from playing in the sand at the beach, according to news reports. Michael is now housebound, and must s...

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West Nile cases predicted to almost double in South Dakota

West Nile cases predicted to almost double in South Dakota

Officials said the best protection is to avoid to getting bitten. Officials will continue to monitor the virus until October 1 by testing mosquito samples, dead crows, and blue jays. Clean rain gutt...

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World Health Organization launches new anti-Hep C campaign kicks off Saturday

World Health Organization launches new anti-Hep C campaign kicks off Saturday

WHO says viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. "Left untreated, these infections lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis, which together caused more ...

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Vermont, NH mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Vermont, NH mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Public Health Director Tim Soucy said the discovery is not unexpected but was made early in the season. Soucy said, "This is nothing to panic about". The State Health Department is projecting 147 ca...

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Viagra Trial For Pregnant Women

Viagra Trial For Pregnant Women

When the trial was stopped on Monday, roughly half of the 183 participating pregnant women were taking sildenafil , the Amsterdam University's Academic Medical Centre (AMC) said in a statement ...

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How a parasite from cat poop could reduce your fear

How a parasite from cat poop could reduce your fear

It looked at professionals attending business events and found they were nearly twice as likely to have started their own businesses if they had been infected with the parasite. "Countries with high...

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Fifteen detained in China vaccine scandal

Fifteen detained in China vaccine scandal

Eager to contain snowballing public outrage over the scandal and maintain confidence in China's vaccine industry, authorities have responded with sharp condemnation and calls for swift punishment. Cha...

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Moments that defined the Danforth shooting

Moments that defined the Danforth shooting

Authorities are investigating Hussain's motive, but almost 24 hours after the shooting, there had been no social media posts, no angry online revelations, no rambling videos. The first was in 2014 whe...

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Multistate salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with backyard poultry

Multistate salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with backyard poultry

In October 2017, the CDC reported a record high number of illnesses linked to backyard flocks, in which 1,120 people were infected. The investigation is still ongoing, and the CDC has said that ...

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Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

A nurse prepares a vaccine to be given to a child in a hospital in Beijing, China , April 13, 2016. The Chinese biologics manufacturer at the center of a vaccine scandal said its chairman was taken...

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Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control implants tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control implants tied to injuries

Essure, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, is a permanently implanted contraceptive device that does not require a surgical incision. But claims by users that Essure "migrated...

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CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription

CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription

Furthermore, when she asked for her prescription note back, the pharmacist allegedly refused, which prevented her from immediately getting the hormones at another pharmacy. Hall called the CVS complai...

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Man dies after eating raw oyster, Florida Health said

Man dies after eating raw oyster, Florida Health said

If you are experiencing these symptoms and think you might have contracted this bacteria, the Florida Department of Health says to get medical help, WWSB reports . The county, according to the de...

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National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

Toppings: 86 percent of adults top their dogs with mustard. Some are even giving away free hot dogs. "Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog", Eastwood said. Since July 18 is all about ta...

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Outrage from Advocates as the U.S Freezes Funds for Obamacare Payments

Outrage from Advocates as the U.S Freezes Funds for Obamacare Payments

In January a federal court in MA ruled the formula wasn't arbitrary and capricious. Last year's cut compelled navigators to put off employees, cancel occasions, and, sometimes, stop operations entir...

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FDA: Retailers can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

FDA: Retailers can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

The CDC says regardless of the expiration date the cereal should be thrown away immediately or returned for a refund. Additionally, if you stored the tainted cereal in any kind of a reusable contain...

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First positive West Nile mosquito pool found

First positive West Nile mosquito pool found

Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from dusk to dawn or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Contr...

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Rare sex disease could become next superbug, doctors warn

MG bacteria can spread through unprotected sex with someone infected by it and can be prevented by using condoms. Cash-strapped NHS services are misdiagnosing the MG infection because of a lack of t...

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Couple Considers Divorce To Help Pay Daughter’s Medical Bills

Couple Considers Divorce To Help Pay Daughter’s Medical Bills

Even with health insurance, the Greys spend upwards of $15,000 a year out of pocket on her health care. Due to Brighton's condition, the six-year-old has vision and hearing impairments and has seizure...

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Obamacare 'navigator' program cut further by Trump administration

Obamacare 'navigator' program cut further by Trump administration

The announcement was made by Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and was precipitated by a New Mexico court ruling that suggested the calculations for the...

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The Senate is looking grim for Democrats this year

The Senate is looking grim for Democrats this year

Tennessee's senators were complimentary of President Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday night, but they withheld explicit support. Over the weekend, it looked like Judge Kavanaug...

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Novel HIV vaccine candidate induces immune responses in humans, monkeys

Novel HIV vaccine candidate induces immune responses in humans, monkeys

An accompanying editorial by George N. Pavlakis, MD, and Barbara K. Felber, PhD, both of the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, discussed this approach, stating that it "defines an addi...

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Supreme jockeying ahead of Donald Trump’s prime-time reveal of court pick

Supreme jockeying ahead of Donald Trump’s prime-time reveal of court pick

Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style. John ...

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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Joey Chestnut Sets New Record

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Joey Chestnut Sets New Record

The competitive eater , a San Jose resident, will defend his Nathan's title at Coney Island on Wednesday, the Fourth of July. Joey chowed down on a staggering 74 hot dogs in just 10 minutes, creati...

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Extreme heat expected today and tomorrow with dangerously high heat indices

Extreme heat expected today and tomorrow with dangerously high heat indices

Showers and storms are firing up out there this afternoon. Weekend Outlook: More typical afternoon scattered storms are expected on Saturday with highs in the lower 90s. Some rain is in the for...

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Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care

Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care

The service is available in 49 states, with its main pharmacy located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Amazon said Thursday that PillPack offers a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on...

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FDA Approves Cannabis-Derived Medicine for the First Time

FDA Approves Cannabis-Derived Medicine for the First Time

For those who have long argued that cannabis offers medical benefits, the FDA approval represents a milestone, "a recognition that the plant is a rich source of compounds which have potential the...

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Delhiites Stretch And Twist To Celebrate Yoga Day

Delhiites Stretch And Twist To Celebrate Yoga Day

Every year, around 200,000 yoga teachers are trained in China, which shows how popular yoga is and the demand for teachers, because many people realise how yoga can help them, she said. The theme fo...

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Shadow Health Secretary: NHS Cash Boost

Shadow Health Secretary: NHS Cash Boost "Not Enough Money"

But instead of acclaiming her as the NHS savior, critics noticed she lacks the money to pay for the new outlays. Mrs May said the money, which would not be used for social care, would amount to an i...

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Trump says he will sign executive order to avoid family separations

Trump says he will sign executive order to avoid family separations

The president's U-turn on the separation of children from their parents comes amid growing fury across the US's political spectrum over the detention of children, some as young as seven months old...

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