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Could relaxing rules on e-cigarettes save lives?

Could relaxing rules on e-cigarettes save lives?

The committee acknowledged the long-term effects of e-cigarettes were still unknown but said they are far less harmful than normal cigarettes. The report was published as a result of the committee...

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Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

On Tuesday night, emergency crews responded to three overdoses in New Haven Green park. They say no deaths have been reported so far, but at least six victims were near death. While New Haven is famed...

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Oldest solid cheese found in ancient Egyptian jar

Oldest solid cheese found in ancient Egyptian jar

A jar found contained solidified whitish mass. Researchers found that a unusual mass they found near a grave in the great ancient city of Alexandria appears to be the world's oldest solid cheese . Th...

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At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

Police and fire officials said the K2 was potentially laced with some type of opioid. "As they've been transporting patients to the hospital, we replace them with another vehicle". "They are not safe ...

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With $450m endowment, New York varsity medical students enjoy free tuition

With $450m endowment, New York varsity medical students enjoy free tuition

About 62% of NYU's medical students reportedly graduate with debt; for 2017 graduates, that debt came to $184,000 on average. "This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed, a...

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UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report

UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report

The magazine on Tuesday released its highly respected rankings of national, state and regional hospitals. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin was No. No Wisconsin hospital made...

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Woman's incredible journey for a new face

Woman's incredible journey for a new face

She was taken to hospital and endured two years worth of operations, undergoing several procedures to fix her bone structure, including her nose, nasal passage and her jaw before receiving her new f...

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Vaping Shown to Cause Chronic Lung Disease, Like Smoking

Vaping Shown to Cause Chronic Lung Disease, Like Smoking

Researchers found vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key immune cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. Researchers from ...

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More than a dozen people overdose near Yale

A new report estimated a record 72,000 Americans died a year ago from drug overdoses , a rise of around 10 percent, the Centres for Disease Control said on Wednesday. 'It is taking people out very qu...

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CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas

CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas

In 2014, the USA experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC . Symptoms typically show up 10 to 14 days after exposure. One way to reduce your measles r...

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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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