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Idaho Child Diagnosed With Plague; Only 5th Human Case In State’s History

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Cases of plague in Idaho were diagnosed in squirrels as recently as 2016, though none have been found in southern Ada County or Elmore County this year. Much less common is the pneumonic plague, which can occur when a bubonic or septicemic plague is not treated and a person's lungs become infected. According to the CDHD, plague among humans is rare but can be found in local ground squirrels and other rodents naturally. Read More »

The 'trend' that is troubling the US

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Referencing the recent suicides of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain , Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says the time is now to increase otherwise stagnant federal funding of suicide prevention. There have been 15 so far this year. Perhaps more worryingly, a total of 54 percent of people who died by suicide have not been diagnosed with a mental health condition . Read More »

Salmonella illnesses linked to pre-cut melons made at Indianapolis facility

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A multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to pre-cut melon has sickened at least 60 people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday. Now. So far only pre-cut melons have been linked, but it's important to remember food safety measures if you buy whole melons. The illness often lasts 4 to 7 days. Read More »

'Remarkable' therapy beats terminal breast cancer

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Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY. According to a new USA study, after the tumor has been removed from the breast, chemotherapy would only be needed in 20% of cases for patients suffering of breast cancer . It enrolled 10,273 United States women with HR+HER2-AN- breast cancer , which accounts for 23,000 of the 55,000 diagnoses in the UK each year. "But we need to be precise on when to use it and who to recommend it to". Read More »

Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo

Tens of thousands of women each year in North America alone fall into the categories where chemotherapy is unnecessary, accounting for 70 percent of those with the most common forms of breast cancer . Currently, women who get a low score on the test are told they do not need chemo, those with a high score are told they definitely do. That means more than 85,000 women a year can safely forgo chemotherapy. Read More »

4 more deaths linked to romaine lettuce, 2 in Minnesota

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Canada's Public Health Agency has also recorded six cases of E. coli "with a similar genetic fingerprint" to the USA infections . Of 158 patients interviewed by state and local health officials, all but 18 reported eating romaine lettuce in the week before their illness started. Read More »

Taytulla Birth Control Recalled Amid Concerns It Could Cause Unintended Pregnancies

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A nationwide recall has been issued for some Taytulla birth control packs after the first four hormone capsules were replaced with placebo capsules, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Allergan said it is arranging for return of all sample pack products with the lot #5620706 Exp. Allergan issued a voluntary recall Tuesday of a brand of birth control after some of the pills were put out of order. Read More »

Nurses' leaves cancelled in Meerut hospitals due to Nipah virus scare

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Samples from dead bats were collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology for testing and all the samples were reported negative for the Nipah virus . The Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala has perhaps been one of the biggest health challenges the State has faced in recent times. Nipah virus is a newly emerging disease that can cause serious harm to both humans and animals. Read More »

Richie Incognito taken to mental health facility in Florida

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Incognito used the social-media platform in April to announce his retirement , and he followed that up by telling a Buffalo newspaper, "My liver and kidneys are shutting down". I have criticized Incognito repeatedly in the past, but I truly hope he gets the help he needs. Incognito was previously put on involuntary psychiatric hold in 2014 after he was reportedly on the verge of a breakdown following the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal, according to TMZ . Read More »

Some teething medicines unsafe for children in U.S.

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The ultimate goal here is to discontinue these treatments' marketing altogether; if companies don't play ball, "the FDA will initiate a regulatory action to remove these products from the market". If your child has ingested products with benzocaine, look for symptoms of methemoglobinemia. The Food & Drug Administration posted a press release on its website today with the headline, "FDA takes action against the use of OTC benzocaine teething products due to serious safety risk , lack of ... Read More »

Energy wells plugged as Hawaii lava flows nearby

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There also were plans to install metal plugs in the wells as an additional stopgap measure. The Puna district's geothermal plant has been closed since shortly after lava began erupting on May 3 through newly opened fissures in the ground running through neighborhoods and roads in an area near the community of Pahoa. Read More »

Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'

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Nine Ebola outbreaks have occurred in DRC since the virus was first identified in 1976. The World Bank's IDA-financed health system investments in DRC total United States dollars 400 million and target 11 out of 26 provinces in the country, including Equateur, the province now most affected by the outbreak . Read More »

"Yanny-Laurel" Debate Dividing Internet is Taken to Laurel, Delaware

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Even celebrities from Chrissy Teigen and Ellen are weighing in. While some hear Yanny or Laurel , others have admitted their interpretation of the sound has changed. It turns out it's all down to frequency that each individual is able to hear. But some of it is also the mechanics of your ears, and what you're expecting to hear. Read More »

Ebola outbreak threatens city of a million people in DR Congo

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Confirmed cases of Ebola had previously been limited to a remote area more than 160km south of Mbandaka, in the rainforest of Congo's Equateur province. This new case is linked with the epicentre of the epidemic, the east of Lake Tumba. The UN agency is also partnering with nongovernmental organizations, including Médecins Sans Frontières, to ensure that health facilities are ready to treat patients in isolation wards. Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Minute To Take Place At 10.59 Today

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They said: "As a trust, we have developed our referral processes to make it easy and simple for schools and other professionals to refer to our specialist children's services". " Childline plays a vital role in supporting children with their mental health, and many turn to us when they are struggling to get access to specialist treatment". Read More »

Experimental Ebola Vaccine May Help Halt New Outbreak In Congo

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Opendi said medical officers at the airport are screening all passengers coming into the country especially those from neighboring DRC. Nigeria's government this week ordered that travellers from DR Congo should be screened as an additional security measure after the fresh outbreak was confirmed, but the request was rejected by Nigeria's health workers' unions, who have been striking since April 18 over pay and conditions. Read More »

4 more murder counts filed in California serial killing case

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Joseph James DeAngelo makes his first appearance to face charges that include homicide and rape, in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., April 27, 2018. 72, is alleged to have killed Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez on October 27, 1981, and Drs. "Violent cold cases never go cold for the victims, they never do", Dudley said in a brief news conference outside her office. Read More »

IPL: Sun Risers Hyderabad take on Royal Challengers Bangalore

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RCB couldn't mount a significant charge after the fall of their captain and lost the game by five runs. He hit five fours and two sixes. The second wicket was taken by Mohammad Siraj . Sunrisers are the pacesetters after 10 matches of the 2018 edition, with their latest success moving them two points clear at the summit. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in yet another powerful display of their superior bowling attack. Read More »

Laboratory results confirmed two cases of the Disorder

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Ebola is fatal in about 50 per cent of cases. The latest outbreak is the ninth outbreak, since the discovery of the Ebola virus in the country in 1976. "We will gather more samples, conduct contact tracing, engage the communities with messages on prevention and control, and put in place methods for improving data collection and sharing", said Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a statement. Read More »

Trees fall as dust storm engulf Delhi-NCR region

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Effects are expected to be seen in isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh in the next 48 hours. Our correspondent reports , a separate alert has been issued for Saharanpur and Baharaich districts. The Haryana government has also canceled the leaves of all municipal officials and fire and emergency services have been put on alert. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj to visit Myanmar; focus on Rohingyas

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The delegations also met with eight Hindu women who claimed that ARSA abducted them and took them to Bangladesh. Adams told ThinkProgress that HRW has submitted its findings to the U.N., which is conducting its own investigations, with the results to be presented to the U.N. Read More »

Police send Zodiac Killer DNA to lab

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However, the Zodiac claimed responsibility for many more deaths in letters, often signed with a symbol of a cross over a circle. They will then be run through an open-source databases created by amateur genealogists - think resources like Ancestry.com or 23andme - and matched against DNA submitted by, well, regular people. Read More »

Nigeria's Buhari stops in London on return from US

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When local media questioned presidential spokespeople over Buhari's whereabouts, none of them provided a response. The president's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu , said, "They had a technical stopover in London". Read More »