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4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

One remains hospitalized. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of antibodies to WNV. "For the last couple of weeks we have seen a steady amplification of the virus", said Gary Goodman, manager fo...

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Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year

Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year

A county resident was released from a local medical facility after being admitted for West Nile virus-like symptoms. The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk ...

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Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Audricia Harris told reporters that it was a blanket restriction on the devices at locations deemed as an "operational area", which could include ships out at sea, classified bases or warzones or ho...

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Onoshaze Omorunyi while enumerating on the benefits also talked about challenges of breastfeeding. Nerea Ojanga, a midwife and breastfeeding consultant at the Kenyatta National Referral Hospital emp...

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Cities Sue Trump Over Alleged ACA 'Sabotage'

Cities Sue Trump Over Alleged ACA 'Sabotage'

Short-term plans join " association health plans " for small businesses as the administration promotes lower-cost health care options that cover less. None covered maternity care, slightly more than...

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Manitoba child the province's first human case of West Nile for 2018

Manitoba child the province's first human case of West Nile for 2018

Officials with the Maryland Department of Health said in a statement that the infected person lives in the Baltimore region. The positive test came from one of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit's ...

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MS reports 3 new human West Nile Virus cases

MS reports 3 new human West Nile Virus cases

West Nile-positive insects were also caught in Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, New Canaan, Stamford, Stratford and Waterbury earlier this year. People who do get sick from the virus typically get mild flu...

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Man's legs, hands amputated - all because a dog licked him

Man's legs, hands amputated - all because a dog licked him

His wife, Dawn Manteufel spoke with Fox 6 about his symptoms , stating that the disease hit him with vengeance, bruising him all over. "Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat". Up to ...

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HUD implements nationwide smoking ban in public housing

HUD implements nationwide smoking ban in public housing

The ban from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department was announced back in November 2016 but gave Public Housing Agencies until July 31, 2018 to comply. According to the Centers for D...

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Viral Hepatitis is preventable and treatable - MMC

Viral Hepatitis is preventable and treatable - MMC

Out of the 325 million people living with viral hepatitis globally, upward of 290 million (that's 9 in 10!) are living with the hepatitis B or hepatitis C and don't know it. Information about Wor...

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Backyard Chickens Sicken People In 44 States

Backyard Chickens Sicken People In 44 States

Well, you had better stop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning. If you're really loving your backyard chickens and all those fresh eggs , you might be giving your flock a li...

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Maryland

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Maryland

Joel Ardoin, Emergency Management Coordinator in Orange County, has confirmed there is one case of West Nile Virus in a human in Orange County. "While most infected people recover without any long-t...

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Chinese Company's Flawed Vaccines Draw Anger And A Criminal Inquiry

Chinese Company's Flawed Vaccines Draw Anger And A Criminal Inquiry

Ltd., though no link was found between the deaths and the vaccine, according to a joint investigation by the CFDA and the National Health and Family Planning Commission. It has issued a statement ex...

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Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Several women have sued Bayer , claiming the Essure implant perforated the uterus or otherwise injured them. This April, the FDA significantly restricted sales and distribution of Essure. Scott G...

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CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

I was carrying my first prescriptions for hormone therapy. In an article posted to ACLU's website Thursday, Hall wrote about how she was at the point where she would soon start seeing her body reflect...

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in St. Louis County

According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the person who died was an adult, but the agency provided no further details to protect confidentiality. Dress appropriately. Wear long ...

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Major drug-maker promises to limit price increases

Major drug-maker promises to limit price increases

Merck plans to lower the prices of seven drugs, including Zepatier, a drug for heaptitis-c, by 60 percent. "Thank you to Novartis for not increasing your prices on prescription drugs", Trump said ...

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West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

Mosquitoes are usually just irritating, but certain mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus , which can be deadly. About one in five people infected develop other symptoms, including a fever. Use an EPA-reg...

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FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk

FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk

The EMA said on July 5 that an investigation into valsartan, an ingredient in medication used to treat high blood pressure , showed the drugs made by Huahai contained a carcinogen named N-nitroso...

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Aussie scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer

Aussie scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer

Those then have to be biopsied and tested before a diagnosis can occur. In the test, which was attended by about 200 people, half of whom had cancer, the analysis successfully diagnosed in 81.5% of ...

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