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New Jersey reports first human case of West Nile virus this year

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Raul Pino in a statement. Mosquitoes tested at various locations, including Hartford's Keney Park, have tested positive for the West Nile Virus this year. Experts recommend using insect repellent, avoiding the peak mosquito feeding times of dawn and dusk and wearing loose fitting clothing. 'Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside means there's a risk for West Nile virus'. Read More »

Dallas County First West Nile Death 2018

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Scott Sawlis of Dallas County Health and Human Services demonstrates a mosquito trap. North Iowa says it is treating a confirmed case of West Nile Virus . They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as other mammals and birds. Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and a hat is recommended, as is using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin. Read More »

Pentagon Restricts Fitness And GPS Trackers For Deployed Personnel

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According to a memo obtained by the Associated Press , the Pentagon is restricting the use of fitness tracking devices and apps at sensitive bases and some "high-risk warzone areas". "The rapidly evolving market of devices, applications, and services with geolocation capabilities presents a significant risk to the Department of Defense personnel on and off duty, and to our military operations globally", Manning said yesterday. Read More »

August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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Exclusive breastfeeding is universally recognized as the most cost effective, high impact preventive intervention that promotes the health of mothers and babies while reducing health care costs for government and families. Breastfeeding makes economic sense as well, being a more affordable option than purchasing formula. It also offers a quiet relaxed time for mother and baby to bond. Read More »

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare

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Now, short-term plans can span an initial period of less than 12 months and can be extended for 36 months at maximum. "There are many lawsuits and consumer complaints around the country stemming from unpaid bills" resulting from the short-term plans, Richard Besser, president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the biggest USA health philanthropy, said in a letter to the administration opposing the expansion of the plans . Read More »

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

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Twenty people have died from hemorrhagic fevers in a densely populated area near the town of Beni close to the Ugandan border, the ministry said in its statement, without saying when these occurred. Travel through the village of Mangina, where the majority of the cases are from, has been barred, according to The Washington Post . "This is an active conflict zone". Read More »

"Vaginal rejuvenation" procedures and devices unsafe says FDA

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Laser and energy-based devices have been approved for use in destroying pre-cancerous cells in cervical or vaginal tissue, as well as genital warts , but they have not undergone testing for rejuvenation therapies. "The deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may not only cause injuries but may also keep some patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat severe medical conditions", Gottlieb continues. Read More »

The shocking reason a man’s legs and hands were amputated

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Greg Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisconsin, was sent to the emergency room for what he thought was the flu, Fox6 reported on July 30 . 48-year-old Manteufel began to go into septic shock as the mysterious symptoms continued to worsen. Doctors were forced to amputate his limbs. If you would like to donate to Manteufel medical care, you can do so through the families GoFundMe page . Read More »

Smoking no longer allowed in NYC Public Housing

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The ban, implemented by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) states that lit cigarettes, cigars, and pipes can only be smoked at least 25 feet away from public housing units - but federally, electronic cigarettes will still be permitted. Read More »

Toronto Residents Will Hold Vigil For Danforth Shooting Victims Tonight

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Yesterday, however, Amaq claimed that Hussain "carried out the attack in response to calls to target nationals of countries of the coalition" that has been fighting IS in Syria and Iraq since 2014. Police believe that Hussain's older brother, Fahad Hussain, who has been in a coma since last summer following a drug overdose, may have been the source of the gun. Read More »

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

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Hall wrote that she's lucky that her family and friends accept and support who she is. "He just kept asking, loudly and in front of other CVS staff and customers, why I was given the prescriptions", Hall recalls. CVS spokesman DeAngelis apologized for the company's unresponsiveness to Hall's complaints about her treatment. My doctor ended up having to call the prescription into the local Walgreens, where the medication was filled without question. Read More »

Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County

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Sarasota County didn't have any cases or deaths in 2017. Health officials tell ABC Action News that the 71-year-old man also had other medical ailments that contributed to his death. Though sometimes labeled a "flesh-eating" bacteria , Vibrio vulnificus can not attack healthy skin, the Sun-Sentinel reported. "We tell everybody regardless of age or immune status that they should avoid eating raw or undercooked shell fish or seafood or avoid or being in the salt water when they have an ... Read More »

Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week

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Get a free hot dog July 18 with DogHaus app download . It's National Hot Dog Month, and to celebrate, Portillo's is offering a deal this week you can not pass up. To obtain the free frank, customer will need to access a bar code that will be available on the Love's Facebook page at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. Over at Philly Pretzel Factory , the first 100 customers get a free pretzel dog . Read More »

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

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But at least a half-dozen other Democrats, in addition to Schumer, immediately announced their opposition to Kavanaugh - including several senators considered likely to seek the party's 2020 presidential nomination. President Donald Trump speaks while nominating Brett Kavanaugh , as Kavanaugh's wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, and daughters Margaret and Liza look on during a ceremony in the White House in Washington, July 9, 2018 . Read More »

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling

A study at the end of previous year found that almost 70 percent of CBD products sold online were mislabeled. The Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify cannabidiol before GW Pharma can market Epidiolex . Agency officials paved the way for the cannabis-based drug by defending its effects in a briefing document, writing , "In general, the risks associated with CBD treatment appear acceptable, particularly given the findings of clinical efficacy in LGS and DS, which are serious, ... Read More »

PM on International Yoga Day

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India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, told Al Arabiya English that the efforts to promote yoga are definitely a long-term endeavor. Calling yoga a "unifying force and passport for wellness", Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 50,000 volunteers kick-started India's fourth International Yoga Day celebrations in Dehradun on Thursday. Read More »

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

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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 »