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US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

In addition to drug-overdose deaths, a spike in suicides contributed to the grim trend in 2017, the year for which the data were collected. "These sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we ar...

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British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV

British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV

A Labour MP announced that he was HIV-positive during a speech in the House of Commons yesterday. Mr Russell-Moyle described how HIV is "still deeply misunderstood" and "etched into much of the publ...

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Becomes Second-Worst In History, IRC Says

Congo Ebola Outbreak Becomes Second-Worst In History, IRC Says

WHO emergencies chief Dr Peter Salama on late Thursday called it "a sad toll" as Congo's health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426. Peter Salama has predicted. World Health Or...

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Amazon Launches New Service For Building Scalable Blockchain Networks

Amazon Launches New Service For Building Scalable Blockchain Networks

Users can train reinforcement learning models in an online simulator and then test-drive them on DeepRacer. AWS Control Tower offers pre-packaged governance rules for security, operations, and com...

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How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?

How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?

Paediatricians are often asked how long it will take for the toys to pass out, because if they get stuck in the child's digestive system it could lead to serious problems. The time it took before the ...

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Despite progress, new HIV diagnoses in Europe 'alarmingly high'

Despite progress, new HIV diagnoses in Europe 'alarmingly high'

This message you have received in the past year, more than 130,000 people in Eastern Europe. All told, nearly 160,000 people were diagnosed in Europe with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), w...

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Chinese scientist behind genetically-edited babies publicly defends his research

Chinese scientist behind genetically-edited babies publicly defends his research

But she notes, "one of the dangers of this kind of-I feel premature-study is that it muddies the waters and tarnishes the technology in this area at a time when we should be celebrating it and working...

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'I feel proud,' says Chinese scientist who genetically modified babies

'I feel proud,' says Chinese scientist who genetically modified babies

However, critics say there are many other ways to protect people against HIV and expressed bafflement at why He would chose this as the first scenario to try creating genetically modified human babi...

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FDA believes California lettuce sparked E-Coli outbreak

FDA believes California lettuce sparked E-Coli outbreak

If a product does not have this information, consumers are advised not to eat or use it. The probe is still underway, but has been narrowed down to some areas in California that grew romaine lettuce o...

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Huge diabetes spike could leave millions without insulin

Huge diabetes spike could leave millions without insulin

Without major improvements in access, insulin will be beyond the reach of around half of the 79 million adults with type 2 diabetes who will need it in 2030, said researchers from Stanford University ...

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Breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers

Breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers

The youngsters not normally able to tolerate exposure to even a tenth of a single peanut could eventually cope with two whole peanuts, the trial found. "We are excited to be submitting our applicati...

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Health department alert over romaine lettuce

Health department alert over romaine lettuce

A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “Locally, [the Department of] Environmental Health will be contacting food suppliers to follow up. Below you can find a list of foods that have been recent...

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Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately — CDC

Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately — CDC

No deaths have been reported. The cases in the current outbreak started emerging on October 8. The CDC says the strain has the same DNA fingerprint as a previous outbreak past year which was linke...

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Common medical procedures could become life-threatening: the urgency of antibiotic resistance

Common medical procedures could become life-threatening: the urgency of antibiotic resistance

By 2023, the partnership aims to develop and deliver up to four new treatments, through improvement of existing antibiotics and acceleration of the entry of new antibiotic drugs. The 12-month grant,...

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Antibiotic resistance - bacteria are fighting back

Antibiotic resistance - bacteria are fighting back

Matshidiso Moeti, has said. Antibiotic resistance occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them. WHO's European Region, which supplied the most complet...

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Runway Show

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Runway Show

Nicholas' mother was in the audience on Thursday as she walked the runway for the prestigious fashion brand. Adriana was joined on the catwalk by the likes of Gigi Hadid , Bella Hadid , Winnie Ha...

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Flu season less severe than previous year

Would two flu shots protect me better than one?A. Booster doses can make the flu vaccine more effective, but the benefit is limited to a few specific groups.Children are one group that may benefit fro...

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Early riser have lower breast cancer risk

Early riser have lower breast cancer risk

Women who like to wake up earlier have almost half the risk of breast cancer as their night owl counterparts, according to a study presented by British scientists on Tuesday. Careem, one of the regi...

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In Congo, war and Ebola outbreak spread fear to neighboring nations

In Congo, war and Ebola outbreak spread fear to neighboring nations

The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with the fluids of an infected person, or objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions. The minister explained that the vaccine is only...

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Australian Man Who Became Paralyzed After Eating Slug 8 Years Ago Dies

Australian Man Who Became Paralyzed After Eating Slug 8 Years Ago Dies

Tributes have flooded in for a young Australian man who died on Friday after an eight-year battle with an illness contracted from swallowing a garden slug on a dare. "So you know he's there", Mr Gal...

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