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Trump reportedly nixed statement praising life of John McCain

Hollywood Life said that Melania has pushed Donald Trump to express himself in a honest way about McCain's passing and to do something honorable for the family of a man who contributed so much to t...

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Irvington man contracts West Nile virus

Irvington man contracts West Nile virus

Officials say the man was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. West Nile Virus can be prevented. On Tuesday, the Department of Public Health raised the risk level from low to moderate in ...

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There is 'no safe level of alcohol,' says huge new global study

There is 'no safe level of alcohol,' says huge new global study

An additional four people would be affected in either way if people drank just one alcoholic drink a day - an increase of 0.5% - and 63 more people (so 977 in 100,000) would be at risk of injury o...

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Tributes paid to former presidential candidate John McCain

The aggressive brain cancer ultimately claimed the life of an American legend, who survived hellish years in captivity in Hanoi after his plane was shot down and he was taken into captivity by Norther...

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VERIFY: Is Coconut Oil Really 'Pure Poison'?

VERIFY: Is Coconut Oil Really 'Pure Poison'?

Karin Michels attacked the promotion of the oil as a healthy alternative in a lecture in Germany that has been watched almost a million times on YouTube . Yes. Coconut oil contains fatty acids with ...

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'Flesh-eating' STD reported in United Kingdom for 1st time

'Flesh-eating' STD reported in United Kingdom for 1st time

The necrotic infection eats away the flesh and makes the area smelly. While some call it a "flesh-eating STD", it does not exactly behave like other flesh-eating bacteria that directly and aggressiv...

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DNA reveals ancient girl from Siberia had Neanderthal mother and Denisovan father

DNA reveals ancient girl from Siberia had Neanderthal mother and Denisovan father

But finding an actual offspring of the two groups - which are more different from each other than any two present-day human groups - seemed like a rare stroke of luck, Paabo said. Denisova 11, the r...

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UBC researchers report blood breakthrough

UBC researchers report blood breakthrough

FOR blood transfusions to be safe, the donor and patient blood types must match. Withers is now collaborating with colleagues at the Centre for Blood Research at UBC to test these enzymes on a l...

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Former CDC head Tom Frieden arrested in NY, accused of groping

Former CDC head Tom Frieden arrested in NY, accused of groping

Dr. Thomas Frieden, who directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2009 to 2017, was arrested on a sex abuse charge Friday after he was accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks...

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'Dramatic increase' in measles infections in Europe

'Dramatic increase' in measles infections in Europe

However it is Ukraine that has suffered most from the spread of measles, recording 23,000 cases since the beginning of the year. France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Russia and Serbia also had more than ...

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Ebola outbreak: Death toll soars to 55 as authorities announce crisis plan

Ebola outbreak: Death toll soars to 55 as authorities announce crisis plan

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Congolese health authorities began administering to Ebola patients last week. The ministry said they were doing well. Symptoms include ...

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Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol

Drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought, according to a new study that concludes there's no "safe" level of alcohol consumption . On average, each day women consumed...

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Global Pap Tests and HPV Tests Market Research Analysis 20158

Global Pap Tests and HPV Tests Market Research Analysis 20158

The new USPSTF guidelines recommend that women ages 21 to 29 years be screened for cervical cancer every three years with the Pap test alone. The recommendations are based on a now-solid body of...

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Utah sees first death from West Nile virus in 2018

Utah sees first death from West Nile virus in 2018

Ohio's Department of Health said Tuesday that two horses in Holmes County, in the Baltic area, tested positive for the virus that is transmitted through bites from infected mosquitoes. Experts say the...

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Wisconsin reports first human case of West Nile Virus this year

Wisconsin reports first human case of West Nile Virus this year

These areas have all been affected by WNV in the past. Some groups are at higher risk of severe disease, including those who are 60 years of age or older, those with compromised immune systems or thos...

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Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison,' Harvard Professor Claims

Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison,' Harvard Professor Claims

A year following an American Heart Association report showing the health hazards of coconut oil, a professor is has called the oil "poison". Michels went one step further than to recommend avoidin...

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Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

Tapping the health and fitness market is a priority for Apple and Google, which both consider movement and health tracking as a key selling point for their wearable devices. You get double points for ...

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New mobile app maps air quality across the state

New mobile app maps air quality across the state

The free "OregonAir" app uses smiling and frowning emojis to show what air quality conditions look like in different parts of the state. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued another air qu...

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Discarded contact lenses lead to rising microplastic pollution

Arizona State University researchers in a small survey found that about one fifth of users flushed old lenses down the toilet or sink. First, contact lenses are transparent, which makes them hard to ...

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Sixteen Nurses From The Same Hospital Are All Pregnant At Once

Sixteen Nurses From The Same Hospital Are All Pregnant At Once

A hospital in the USA state of Arizona has become a center of media attention after 16 of its nurses became pregnant. "I know a couple of us did fertility treatments."That's how I ended up finding...

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