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Bacteria from kitchen towels could lead to food poisoning

Bacteria from kitchen towels could lead to food poisoning

Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the study were laden with bacteria , and the bacterial count increased with the number of family members and kids, researchers from the Indian O...

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Eight states warned against pre-cut melon due to salmonella

Eight states warned against pre-cut melon due to salmonella

Additionally, the agency says MI consumers who bought pre-cut melon at a Kroger store should also throw out the product. The CDC said that 31 people have hospitalised due to the outbreak and no dea...

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Trump's Midterm Gift To Dems: A War On Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Trump's Midterm Gift To Dems: A War On Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Reyes said Friday that "the individual mandate can not be severed" from the parts of the Affordable Care Act that prohibit insurers from increasing a person's premium rates or denying them coverage ...

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Lawsuit could jeopardize health care for 52 million

Lawsuit could jeopardize health care for 52 million

Protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions are connected with the individual mandate, according to the Justice Department, meaning that they must also be struck down. Trump and fellow Re...

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Buffett says health venture CEO pick to be disclosed in weeks

Buffett says health venture CEO pick to be disclosed in weeks

This combo of file photos shows Warren Buffett attending the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala in New York on September 19, 2017, left, and JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon on the floor ...

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Trump signs law to expand veterans' private health care options

Trump signs law to expand veterans' private health care options

The White House is pressuring Republican lawmakers not to support the new spending that they say will bust spending caps and rack up more debt. He warned that failing to provide new funding "would jeo...

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Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons

Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons

So far all the illnesses in Missouri have been traced to melon purchased at Walmart stores, but the CDC said the investigation is ongoing and the alert may expand to include other chains. Of the 60 ca...

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Today's Google Doodle Honors the Creator of the Apgar Scale

Today's Google Doodle Honors the Creator of the Apgar Scale

Dr Apgar developed the score in 1952 to quantify the effect of obstetric anaesthesia on babies. Dr Virginia Apgar was an American obstetrical anesthetist, who may not be popular in the United Ki...

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It shows the growing severity of the issue

It shows the growing severity of the issue

In 2010, there were 606. They were the source of about half of all suicides, the researchers say, and that percentage has stayed stable over the years. They were also more likely to commit a homicide ...

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Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, confirms landmark study

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, confirms landmark study

He says breast cancer patients fall into three categories: Low-risk, which does not require chemo, high-risk - which demands the treatment, and an intermediate category they call "the grey area", wher...

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Social Security has 16 years left before benefit cuts begin, report says

In 2005, President George W. Bush was dismissed as an alarmist for highlighting projections that the program would begin spending more money on benefits than it takes in starting in 2018 and that its ...

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Chemo 'not needed' by 70pc of women with breast cancer

Chemo 'not needed' by 70pc of women with breast cancer

Experts believe the case, discussed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, marks the start of a breakthrough for thousands of women who now have no hope. The results "shoul...

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Study Says Many Women With Early Breast Cancer Might Not Need Chemo

Study Says Many Women With Early Breast Cancer Might Not Need Chemo

Prior to the study , doctors knew women with a low score on the test, less than 11, were told they could skip chemo with no ill effects. In the all-hands effort to harness the powers of the immune ...

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NDP asks Ontario integrity commissioner to probe allegations against unregistered lobbyist, minister

NDP asks Ontario integrity commissioner to probe allegations against unregistered lobbyist, minister

Many Ontarians were surprised and confused by Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne's announcement on Saturday that she won't be premier after Thursday's election. Polling aggregates and projections for wee...

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Nipah claims 3 more lives in Kerala, toll climbes to 17

Nipah claims 3 more lives in Kerala, toll climbes to 17

IMA President Dr Ravi Wankedekar, who is in Kerala for the IMA conference, has stated that the Nipah virus outbreak doesn't hold any threat in Kerala. The advisory issued by the Directorate General...

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New blood test could be the ‘holy grail of cancer research’

New blood test could be the ‘holy grail of cancer research’

Gerhardt Attard, of the John Black Charitable Foundation Endowed Chair in Urological Cancer Research at University College London, told CNN that if research continues at this rate, he believes it co...

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Five dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

The new CDC report announces four more deaths - one in Arkansas, two in Minnesota and one in NY. At least 89 people were hospitalized. In a June 1 advisory , the agency said that four additional de...

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Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease

The data shows that 42.4 per cent of men, 14.2 per cent of women and 28.6 per cent of all adults now either smoke and or use smokeless tobacco. Sanjay Seth, trustee , Sambandh Health Foundation, ...

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Don't Wait Till 50 for Your Colon Cancer Screening

Don't Wait Till 50 for Your Colon Cancer Screening

A 2014 study, of which he was the senior author, showed that by 2030, based on current trends, rates for colon and rectal cancers will increase by 90 percent and 124 percent, respectively, for patie...

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Tanzania Listed Among High Risk Countries for Ebola Outbreak

Tanzania Listed Among High Risk Countries for Ebola Outbreak

Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases...

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