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Pharmaceutical company recalls medications for children

Pharmaceutical company recalls medications for children

While the company said it has not received any reports of illness or injury from the medication, the infections could be life threatening to certain people. The recalled products were distributed na...

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Major study reveals that no amount of alcohol is safe

Major study reveals that no amount of alcohol is safe

The study analysed data from 196 countries . Alcohol was also shown to be the leading risk factor of premature deaths and disability in the age group 15-49, and accounted for 20 per cent of such...

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Is coconut oil a superfood or dietary scourge?

Is coconut oil a superfood or dietary scourge?

In a talk titled " Coconut oil and other nutritional errors ", Karin Michels , who is an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , says coconut oil i...

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Scientists: Bacteria from the intestines will help to create a universal blood

Scientists: Bacteria from the intestines will help to create a universal blood

Withers collaborated with his colleague at UBC to use metagenomics in his search for the enzyme, Eurekalert reports . Using type O negative blood in transfusions doesn't lead to risky reactions i...

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This ancient girl was half Neanderthal and half Denisovan

This ancient girl was half Neanderthal and half Denisovan

Interbreeding between the two groups is known to have occurred from past studies - as well as with our own species, which left a trace in the DNA of today's people - but the new study is the first to ...

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Coconut oil is poison Says Harvard Professor

Coconut oil is poison Says Harvard Professor

Coconut oil is " pure poison " and "is one of the worst foods you can eat ", according to a Harvard professor. Coconut oil "has had its profile boosted in recent years by health food advocates wh...

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‘Flesh-eating’ STD diagnosed in England for the first time

‘Flesh-eating’ STD diagnosed in England for the first time

The disease is called Donovanosis. According to the CDC , donovanosis "occurs rarely in the United States, although it is endemic in some tropical and developing areas, including India; Papua, New...

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Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden denies groping allegation

Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden denies groping allegation

The charges stem from a complaint filed in July by a 55-year-old unnamed woman who claims Frieden grabbed her buttocks in his NY apartment last October, police said. In the 1990s, he led a tuberculosi...

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British women among the world's biggest drinkers (with men 62nd)

Some scientists are now saying none. Worldwide, drinking alcohol was the seventh leading risk factor for early death in 2016; accounting for about 2 percent of deaths in women and 7 percent of dea...

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Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The MMR vaccine can prevent it. Warning that 95 percent coverage needs to be at the community level "not just the national level", Dr. Mark Muscat, who heads WHO's Vaccine-preventable Diseases and I...

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New Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health workers commenced the administration of the USA -developed mAb114 treatment to patients last week, the first time such treatment would be used against an active outbreak. North Kivu is densely...

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68 hospitalized with West Nile fever; teenager in critical condition

68 hospitalized with West Nile fever; teenager in critical condition

West Nile virus is a disease usually spread between birds by mosquitoes. Up until last week, the virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, had infected a total of 77 people, while five people have died...

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Why having your own office can open the door to health problems

Why having your own office can open the door to health problems

That greater physical activity at the office is related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers say. According to a 2015 report that the US Centers for Di...

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Low-carb diet linked to early death, medical study suggests

Low-carb diet linked to early death, medical study suggests

Dr. Sarah Seidelmann, a specialist in cardiovascular medicine hospital in Boston, who led the study, noted that diets with a low content of carbohydrates in which carbohydrates replace protein or fa...

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Fitbit Charge 3: Release Date, Price, and Highlights

Fitbit Charge 3: Release Date, Price, and Highlights

Fitbit is the biggest name in fitness tracking and the Charge is their number one series of fitness tracker - over 35 million sold to date. That's going to be the first thing that really strikes ...

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TRAGEDY: Missing Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Found Dead, Sources Say

TRAGEDY: Missing Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Found Dead, Sources Say

The suspect was identified as Cristhian Bathena Rivera, 24. A conviction on first-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in Iowa , which doesn't have the death ...

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Contact lenses flushed down the drain adds plastic waste to oceans

Contact lenses flushed down the drain adds plastic waste to oceans

And with 45 million contact lens wearers in the USA alone, that's a lot of contacts ending up in water treatment plants. About 45 million people in the USA alone use contact lenses, according to a...

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Diet moderate in carbs could be key to longer life

Diet moderate in carbs could be key to longer life

The study distributed in The Lancet Public Health journal uncovered that eating carbohydrates with some restraint can be ideal for health and life span. No, this doesn't mean sugary snacks and salty...

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Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says professor

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says professor

The scientist argued that coconut oil, which is chock-full of saturated fats , is "one of the worst foods you can eat" and even went as far as calling it "pure poison". This goes against the common b...

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Google announce the all new Google Fit

Google announce the all new Google Fit

There's a daily goal for you to reach as well. Similar to the Apple Watch, your goal is to close your rings each day. In a statement provided along with today's news, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros ...

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Air quality alert issued for parts of Minnesota until Tuesday

Air quality alert issued for parts of Minnesota until Tuesday

After days of "unhealthy" air , a monitor in Lake Forest Park was the first to measure pollution at "very unhealthy" levels Tuesday morning. The poor air quality can be especially unsafe for people...

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Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017

Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017

When describing deaths involving specific drugs, "a single death might be included in more than one category", Rossen and lead author Farida B. Ahmad, of the Division of Vital Statistics at the CDC's ...

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Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

Emergency responders in New Haven, Conn . are dealing with over 80 overdose cases from a synthetic marijuana that authorities said was passed out in a local park. Officials said the blood of Wednes...

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West Nile Virus Found in Lower Westchester

West Nile Virus Found in Lower Westchester

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes, with symptoms - including fever, headache, body aches and nausea - typically developing within three to 14 days. Consider...

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UK lawmakers urge government to relax rules on e-cigarettes

UK lawmakers urge government to relax rules on e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes aim to give "vapers" the nicotine hit they are used to from smoking without these much more harmful compounds. A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to loosen restri...

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A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

According to the medical journal BMJ Case Reports , the patient went to the doctor after she discovered a pea-sized lump below her left eyebrow. In fact, once doctors had to remove a total of 27...

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Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan'

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan'

For example, based on the findings, the researchers estimated that from age 50, people who consumed a moderate-carb diet would have a life expectancy that was about four years longer than those who co...

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New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida's Gulf Coast

New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida's Gulf Coast

The majority of people that contract the disease are not vaccinated. Measles is easily spread by air droplets when infected people breathe, cough, or sneeze. The total number of cases that year is...

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Google may launch AI fitness coach

Google may launch AI fitness coach

And with Android 9.0 Pie out and about, Google has this week announced the updated Go variant. Google says Android 9 Pie (Go edition ) will take 500MB less space than Oreo which might not sound a...

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Cancer Linked Weed Killer Found in Kids’ Cereals

Cancer Linked Weed Killer Found in Kids’ Cereals

But to determine the standard of what's unsafe, EWG doesn't use the EPA's standard. In 1993, the EPA reclassified the chemical as a Group E carcinogen , which "signifies evidence of non-carcinogenici...

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