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Airport security screening trays have more germs than a toilet

Airport security screening trays have more germs than a toilet

The results, they said, demonstrated that airports can serve as a potential risk-zone for an "emerging pandemic threat" - a prospect that has already become a major concern in the aftermath of the 200...

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New technology is key to making NHS the world's best

New technology is key to making NHS the world's best

He said: "Now is the moment to put failures of the past behind us, and set our sights on the NHS being the most cutting-edge system in the world for the use of technology to improve our health , make...

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Analysts say insurers figuring out 'Obamacare'

Analysts say insurers figuring out 'Obamacare'

New federal rules, finalized August 1, allow insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and institute annual and lifetime caps on how much money they are required to spend on cov...

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And they’re all at risk of serious diseases

And they’re all at risk of serious diseases

A World Health Organization report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide - 1.4 billion - are not doing enough physical exercise , a figure that has barely improved since 2001...

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Airport security trays carry more diseases than toilets

Airport security trays carry more diseases than toilets

The authors suggest adding more hand-sanitizing stations at areas where people are repeatedly touching surfaces and germ concentration is likely to be highest and "enhancing cleaning of frequently t...

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Popular NSAID pain reliever linked to serious heart health risk

A new study warns that a popular NSAID pain reliever called diclofenac has been associated with an increased risk of serious heart health issues, including heart attacks . Diclofenac is an NSAID...

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MS reaches 30 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

MS reaches 30 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said mosquitoes in Cheshire have tested positive for the West Nile Virus . They found it on August 27 in Loda and ran positive tests for the virus. Peo...

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Theranos, Blood-Testing Company Plagued By Scandal, Says It Will Dissolve

Theranos, Blood-Testing Company Plagued By Scandal, Says It Will Dissolve

The confirmation that the company would be closing down wouldn't have been a surprise to investors as Theranos has lost millions of dollars since its authenticity was questioned in 2015. The Securitie...

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Doc Now Works With Nurse Who Helped Save Him as a Baby

Doc Now Works With Nurse Who Helped Save Him as a Baby

A nurse got a shock when she discovered one of her colleagues was a premature baby she had cared for 28 years ago. Ms Wong and fellow nurse Kas Pilon are legendary in his family for their kindne...

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Passengers quarantined after dozens fall ill on board plane

Passengers quarantined after dozens fall ill on board plane

He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor". Rapper Vanilla Ice was among the 521 passengers stranded on an Emirates flight at JFK Airport early Wednesday amid an apparent ...

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Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve

The Fortress Investment Group loaned $65 million to Theranos a year ago, with one condition being that Theranos maintain a cash level that has now been breached-hence the dissolution process that wi...

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Pence Honors McCain at Legion Convention in Mpls

Pence Honors McCain at Legion Convention in Mpls

McCain had made clear he did not want Trump to attend his funeral services, and Trump had to be urged by aides to make a statement honor McCain and reordering the flags at half staff. Pence conclude...

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Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem

Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem

According to the Public Health Service of Canada , Legionnaires' disease, which is not contagious, is caused by exposure to Legionella, a bacteria found naturally in soil and water. In a release, Fra...

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Safety experts update auto seat recommendations

Safety experts update auto seat recommendations

The change comes after a study that cited data "supported by biometric research, crash simulation data and experience in Europe where children ride rear facing for longer periods" came into question p...

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Mosquito pools in Kitchener, Cambridge test positive for West Nile

Mosquito pools in Kitchener, Cambridge test positive for West Nile

On Aug. 23, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said there were eight confirmed human cases of West Nile in Michigan. Birds and horses can also contract the virus. Make sure windo...

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Study will pay you $300 to eat avocados daily for six months

Study will pay you $300 to eat avocados daily for six months

LLU is one of four universities participating in such research. It's for a study called " The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial ". There are also looking for participants not to eat an avocado a day f...

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Yellowstone County man dies of West Nile Virus

Yellowstone County man dies of West Nile Virus

With Milner Stadium in the middle alert zone, high school football games this week mean there will be a lot more people in the area than just residents. She said sites that harbor water, such as flowe...

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Loma Linda University looking for paid participants to eat avocados

Get ready to guac out, avocado fans. "The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen", Dr. Joan Sabaté with Loma Linda said. Sabaté said pa...

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Air pollution could be making us less intelligent

Air pollution could be making us less intelligent

The data revealed that high pollution levels lead to a decrease in test scores in both language and arithmetic, with the average impact equivalent to having lost a year of the person's education. ...

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DeSantis wins Republican nomination for governor

DeSantis wins Republican nomination for governor

But Gillum took the most liberal positions on most issues - and forcefully advocated that a genuine, progressive stance was the way for Democratic candidates to win elections. "Especially growing ...

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STD cases hit an all-time high in the US

STD cases hit an all-time high in the US

Gail Bolan, director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC. The CDC say gonorrhea diagnoses have jumped 67 percent in four years, while the prevalence of syphilis increased by approximately 7...

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum shocks Democratic rivals, wins nomination for governor

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum shocks Democratic rivals, wins nomination for governor

Gillum asked the crowd after his improbable victory. Should he win in November, Gillum will be Florida's first black governor. He beat moderate Gwen Graham , a former USA representative and daugh...

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There are elections in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma today

There are elections in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma today

Martha McSally , the first female combat pilot in US history, is national Republicans' preferred nominee. Trump did not formally endorse anyone in the race, although he had praised all the Republican ...

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Obama And Bush To Speak At McCain Service, But Not Trump

Obama And Bush To Speak At McCain Service, But Not Trump

Flags at the White House were lowered to half-staff for McCain on Sunday but are now flying at full-staff. "On the behalf of The American Legion's two million wartime veterans , I strongly urge...

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Read John McCain’s farewell letter to Americans

Read John McCain’s farewell letter to Americans

In a statement Monday, Trump backed down, without addressing the controversy. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed honoring the late Sen. In the interim, through most of Monday, confusion...

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Late Senator John McCain Remembered as 'True Supporter of Israel'

Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone, served in Vietnam, and cemented his legacy in Arizona and Washington , DC, but John McCain was no stranger to the ...

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Health unit confirms this year's first human case of West Nile Virus

Health unit confirms this year's first human case of West Nile Virus

Officials say the 72-year-old man was hospitalized, but is now recovering at home. WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Check screens in windows and doors a...

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Just one drink a day ‘can increase risk of premature death’

Just one drink a day ‘can increase risk of premature death’

The debate over whether moderate alcohol consumption is healthy and how much drinking qualifies as "moderate" is ongoing. "The health risks associated with alcohol are massive", said the repo...

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John McCain Dies at 81 Following Battle With Cancer

John McCain Dies at 81 Following Battle With Cancer

McCain was elected to the Senate from Arizona six times but twice thwarted in seeking the presidency. The back and forth banter continued for the next two years, as Trump repeatedly launched publi...

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Sen. John McCain dead at 81

Sen. John McCain dead at 81

One of the final bills McCain co-sponsored before his death, the only Senate Republican to do so, was a measure that would require new disclosures for online political advertisements. Mike Lee, R-Utah...

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