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Two Cases of Rare Illness Targeting Nervous System Confirmed in Wisconsin

At least 155 suspected cases of AFM have been reported. The illness affects a person's nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, and can cause weakness in the arms or legs. The first time that AFM...

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Government digital services tax takes aim at Google, Amazon and Facebook

Government digital services tax takes aim at Google, Amazon and Facebook

Improved deficit and upgraded growth forecasts allowed the Chancellor to loosen the purse strings, releasing more than £100billion to cut taxes and increase spending. Britain had been leading attempts...

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These lesbian moms both carried the same baby in groundbreaking pregnancy

These lesbian moms both carried the same baby in groundbreaking pregnancy

But instead of placing the eggs and sperm into an incubator, they were placed inside the INVOcell device immediately after the eggs were retrieved. "She was so confident when she was saying that t...

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Review of severe 2017-18 flu season shows drop in vaccination

Review of severe 2017-18 flu season shows drop in vaccination

The majority of influenza viruses characterized antigenically and genetically are similar to the cell-grown reference viruses representing the 2018-2019 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine virus...

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Ninth person dies after infection at NJ nursing center

Ninth person dies after infection at NJ nursing center

The death on Sunday at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, was reported over the weekend by the New Jersey Department of Health . Twenty-five children have been si...

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Local Breast Cancer Survivor Transforms Swim Meet Into Fundraiser

Local Breast Cancer Survivor Transforms Swim Meet Into Fundraiser

A Pink Star Walk will take place in Wellington next Saturday, November 3, and in Christchurch the following Saturday, November 10. "It was a shock to both of us when we found out", Moore said of her...

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Dispose of your unused medicine: Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day

Dispose of your unused medicine: Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day

The stores are located in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Orchard Park, Buffalo (5), Depew, Olean, Jamestown, Tonawanda, Arcade, Batavia, Dunkirk, Baldwinsville, Syracuse, Greece, Dansville and Bath, N.Y. Law...

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New One Dose Flu Treatment Reduces Symptoms But No Substitute For Vaccine

New One Dose Flu Treatment Reduces Symptoms But No Substitute For Vaccine

The 2017/2018 flu season in the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , was a high severity season with high levels of influenza-related clinic and emergency department vis...

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Griffen to rejoin Vikings today

Griffen to rejoin Vikings today

It looked like it has for the last several years, Everson Griffen at practice. "This is bigger than football", he said. If there is a consensus in the Minnesota Vikings' organization regarding...

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Washington state reports 1st flu death

Washington state reports 1st flu death

This includes pregnant women. He said during the 2017-18 flu season, more than 80,000 Americans died of the flu or flu-related illnesses, which he said was significantly higher than average. "If you a...

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Tall people at higher risk of cancer due to number of cells

Tall people at higher risk of cancer due to number of cells

It's unclear why there is a link although the lead researcher suggests it may simply be because the taller a person is the more cells they have in their body. But she said the argument was compelling:...

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MI has four cases of suspected acute flaccid myelitis

MI has four cases of suspected acute flaccid myelitis

CBC News has learned that three cases of a rare, polio-like disease have presented at the London Health Sciences Centre's (LHSC) Children's Hospital since early September. "You should be concerned, be...

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White House has invited Putin to Washington, Trump advisor Bolton says

White House has invited Putin to Washington, Trump advisor Bolton says

Putin and Trump held a summit in Helsinki in July amid sharp differences over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and the allegations of Russian meddling in the USA 2016 presidential election. Gene...

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India’s national capital records ‘very poor’ air quality ahead of festival season

India’s national capital records ‘very poor’ air quality ahead of festival season

The study also found that people exposed to both air pollution and noise are at highest risk of heart attack. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting about 358 ...

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Stress May Impair Memory and Thinking Skills

Stress May Impair Memory and Thinking Skills

At the outset - when they were around 49 years old, on average - they had their morning cortisol levels measured once. The subjects were also made to undergo Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) tests to ...

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The Trump administration takes on drug prices

The Trump administration takes on drug prices

This supports a recently released HHS report , which found USA drug prices were almost twice as high as those in foreign countries. Under the plan, Medicare payment for drugs administered in doctor...

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Flu claims first death of season in Pierce County

The Health Department suggests for all New Yorkers to get a flu shot, which is the best way to prevent the flu. Every year in the USA, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complication...

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Binge drinking figures 'prove we need to control alcohol prices'

Interestingly, 23% of smokers said that health warnings on tobacco packaging somewhat motivated them to quit. This year's survey focused on the key health issues in relation to the differences betwe...

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PTCL organizes breast cancer awareness drive

PTCL organizes breast cancer awareness drive

Understanding your risk means you can take steps to avoid a cancer diagnosis". "Precious amazed me with her strength and perseverance during her diagnosis, surgeries, treatment and recovery from bre...

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Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Rehabilitation Center Leaves 6 Children Dead

Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Rehabilitation Center Leaves 6 Children Dead

They also note this strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities . The center's administrator says its fully cooperating with county, state and federal agenc...

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Ingham County Health Department Takes On Flu Season

Ingham County Health Department Takes On Flu Season

Flu seasons can be unpredictable, but peak flu activity is usually between late December and March each year. Dr. Lindsey Selenski the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at North Greenville ...

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State Confirms Four Cases Of Mysterious Illness

State Confirms Four Cases Of Mysterious Illness

It has earned the title of "mysterious" because CDC officials don't know what causes the condition or why they began seeing more cases four years ago. "Hopefully not. And that's why we have to keep ou...

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Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds

Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds

The data would seem to point to non-organic foods being a major contributor to cancer risk, but the study is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. That association held true even after accounting fo...

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Viral outbreak leads to deaths of 6 children at NJ facility

The New Jersey Department of Health said it is investigating an outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. The outbreak investigation is on...

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No Such Thing as Too Much Exercise, Study Finds

No Such Thing as Too Much Exercise, Study Finds

On a related note, the study also looked at the potential risk of being overactive. Most fit individuals did the best in this study; once individuals are cleared by their physicians they should not ...

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Pink mushroom punnets for breast cancer awareness month

Pink mushroom punnets for breast cancer awareness month

Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri, assistant professor in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and a cluster hire for the Cincinnati Cancer Center in OH, set out to investigate ways in which light could be ...

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Kick For The Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kick For The Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common type of invasive cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, after lung cancer. "Regular breast cancer screening can catch a canc...

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Life Expectancy In Nigeria Increases By 10yrs

Life Expectancy In Nigeria Increases By 10yrs

This ranks Singapore third-longest in average life expectancy in 2040 among 195 countries and territories, with Spain taking first spot (85.8 years) and Japan in second (85.7). Air pollution ranked s...

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Novartis: Endocyte spikes 50% on $2.1 billion deal

Novartis: Endocyte spikes 50% on $2.1 billion deal

Endocyte's board has unanimously approved the acquisition deal. Novartis wants to merge the company with a newly-formed subsidiary that will focus on radiopharmaceutical drugs for cancer , with End...

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Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying - 10/17/2018 2:16:46 PM

Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying - 10/17/2018 2:16:46 PM

This outbreak, the tenth to hit the DRC over the last four decades, was declared in North Kivu Province on August 1, this year and, based on the worsening security situation in and around the city of ...

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