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Nipah virus: Kerala to send fresh samples of fruit bats for testing

Nipah virus: Kerala to send fresh samples of fruit bats for testing

Chief Surveillance Officer, Directorate of Health Services, Dr Utkarsh Betodkar, said that the patient was travelling alone on a train from Kerala but took ill when he reached Tivim railway station....

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Artificial intelligence is now better at spotting deadly cancers than humans

Fifty eight dermatologists from 17 countries around the world participated in the study. "The CNN missed fewer melanomas , meaning it had a higher sensitivity than the dermatologists", the study'...

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AI system outsmarts doctors at detecting skin cancer: Here's how

The volunteers were asked to make a decision about how to manage the condition - whether it was surgery, follow-up, or no action at all - based on two levels of information. It's better and faster dia...

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Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

According to the FDA, some packages of the oral contraceptive capsules, Taytulla, may have four placebo capsules placed out of order . Anyone who has the recalled pills is encouraged to call their ...

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NZ to kill 150000 cows to end disease

NZ to kill 150000 cows to end disease

Since it was first detected, the disease has spread to 37 farms, and computer modeling suggests it will eventually reach some 142 farms. Cabinet's decision to opt for eradication of Mycoplasma bovi...

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Would You Drink Cockroach Milk - And Should You?

Would You Drink Cockroach Milk - And Should You?

The cockroach crystals, which contain the milk, "are like a complete food" with "all the essential amino acids", a researcher from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in In...

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Congo Begins Ebola Vaccinations Around Outbreak Area

Congo Begins Ebola Vaccinations Around Outbreak Area

Several hundred people who have come into contact with infected persons are now being monitored by health authorities. So the country's health ministry and its worldwide partners, such as the WHO ...

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Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast

Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast

The center of Subtropical Storm Alberto will likely reach the northern U.S. Gulf Coast Monday afternoon or evening. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swim...

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More storms in the forecast for Memorial Day

More storms in the forecast for Memorial Day

Parts of Minnesota saw record-high temperatures on Saturday , with even warmer conditions expected across the state on Sunday as the Memorial Day weekend heat wave continues. The better chance wi...

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Nebraska troopers find enough fentanyl to kill 26 million people

Nebraska troopers find enough fentanyl to kill 26 million people

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration , as little as two milligrams of fentanyl is lethal for most people. About 24 hours ago, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced a recent f...

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Sleeping In On The Weekends Can Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

Sleeping In On The Weekends Can Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

How much sleep do you get during the week versus the weekend? The study has its limitations, as participants were asked to recall their sleep patterns rather than being observed sleeping, but Åk...

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Opioids are found in Seattle's Puget Sound mussels for the first time

Opioids are found in Seattle's Puget Sound mussels for the first time

The Puget Sound Institute notes that the amounts of opioids detected were thousands of times smaller than a typical human dose. The mussels tested came from highly urbanized areas, far from comm...

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Nipah virus: Samples of fruit-eating bats to be sent for testing

Nipah virus: Samples of fruit-eating bats to be sent for testing

A Union Health Ministry advisory has said that the virus , which commonly affects animals such as bats, pigs, dogs, and horses, can spread to humans, causing serious illness. The virus has made its p...

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’

DR Congo Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’

The WHO chief also underlined that the coordination among worldwide health partners was essential, too, before highlighting that even he had problems in accessing rural Bikoro to see the problem first...

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Nipah Virus: CM chairs high-level meet to review preventive measures

Nipah Virus: CM chairs high-level meet to review preventive measures

In 1998, when the virus was discovered in the Malaysian village of Nipah , it claimed 105 lives. Transmission of NiV takes place through direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other NiV-infecte...

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Lung cancer rates in young US women exceed men, despite fewer smokers

Lung cancer rates in young US women exceed men, despite fewer smokers

Scientists can not explain the gender crossover by just looking at smoking patterns alone. In the previous two decades, the incidence of lung cancer among men and women aged 30 to 54 has dropp...

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Want people to quit smoking? Offer them money

Want people to quit smoking? Offer them money

Give them money before they quit. "You can't conclude that the treatments didn't work if nobody used them", said Abrams, who called e-cigarettes "the best thing that's come along in 10 years to ...

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Nipah virus wipes out Kerala family as another man dies

Nipah virus wipes out Kerala family as another man dies

While 18 people with specific symptoms are admitted at hospitals in Kozhikode, 22 patients with suspected Nipah cases, all from Malappuram district, are admitted at Kozhikode Medical College for o...

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FDA: Teething anesthetics could be deadly for children

FDA: Teething anesthetics could be deadly for children

The FDA says adults may also have problems when using benzocaine or other local anesthetics. The headline was followed with, "Agency urges companies to discontinue teething products, include n...

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US Department of Justice to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration'

US Department of Justice to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration'

In one of several Sunday morning tweets , the president said , "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated ...

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