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Alphabet to invest $375 million in health insurer Oscar Health

Alphabet to invest $375 million in health insurer Oscar Health

But Mario Schlosser, founder of insurer Oscar Health, thinks this-and more-is possible, especially now that Alphabet, Google's parent, has invested another $375 million in his company. The second bu...

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Arrest after 'mass overdose' in USA park

The mass overdose began Tuesday night and forced police to continue monitoring the Green late into Wednesday night. Authorities say more than 30 people have overdosed from suspected synthetic marij...

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Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid - 28 years later

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid - 28 years later

Instead, at age 42, she visited an ophthalmologist for what she thought was an unrelated problem: Her left eyelid had been swollen and drooping for about six months, and doctors could feel a small lum...

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New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus

New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus

Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a bird that carries the virus. AP wire services helped contribute to this report . However, you can take things a step further by making sure that you d...

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Northwestern again best hospital in IL, says U.S

Northwestern again best hospital in IL, says U.S

U.S. News also ranks UCHealth's hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado. Of the 16 specialty areas, only 152 ...

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Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say

Emergency responders found people of a variety of ages suffering from a range of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and lethargy. A "mass overdose" appears to have taken place in a CT park today (...

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Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Amidst this controversy, the Birmingham researchers extracted immune cells or alveolar macrophages, from lung tissue samples that were taken from eight non-smokers who were never diagnosed with asthma...

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Laced K2 tied to at least 40 overdoses in New Haven park

Other reports said it was 76 people. "We want to help people get well", Cruz said. New Haven police said one person is in custody. Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven , as in other cities...

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Elephants Revived a

Elephants Revived a "Zombie" Gene that May Fend Off Cancer

One way elephants protect themselves is by having extra copies of TP53 in their genome - 20 copies , to be exact. In laboratory experiments, the researchers found that when elephant cells suffer ca...

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Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

The cold brews come flavored with almond or cacao, and they're both made with rice and pea protein, as a well as a "Banana Date Fruit Blend", and ice. Starbucks is now giving customers the chance to g...

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Let the young answer back to improve language skills

Image courtesy of Romeo et al, Journal of Neuroscience . The research suggests that parents should concentrate on having conversations with their children and that talking at a youngster or sitting...

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The blue lights from our screens can blind us

The blue lights from our screens can blind us

Blue light from your smartphones and laptops can damages vision and can speed up blindness, according to a new study. His team explains that blue light is especially risky for our eyes because, unli...

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Toronto Police issue public safety alert following spike in overdose deaths

Toronto Police issue public safety alert following spike in overdose deaths

He thinks the increase in overdose deaths being seen in Ottawa and across the province is directly related to the presence of fentanyl in street drugs, and that crisis is escalating. Boyd said harm re...

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RECALL ALERT: Two thyroid medications recalled due to contamination concerns

RECALL ALERT: Two thyroid medications recalled due to contamination concerns

The warning was issued August 9 for Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg thyroid tablets. Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of b...

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Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states

Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states

The CDC reports that the majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated. The CDC says measles are still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific,...

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New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

Lead author Professor David Thickett said that while e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, they may still be harmful in the long term. "But if you vape for 20 or 30 years and this can ca...

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21-year-old receives historic face transplant

21-year-old receives historic face transplant

During the years between Stubblefield's suicide attempt and her groundbreaking face transplant, National Geographic photographer Maggie Steber followed Stubblefield around for a full two and a hal...

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FDA approves ‘digital birth control’ under investigation over unwanted pregnancies

FDA approves ‘digital birth control’ under investigation over unwanted pregnancies

Natural Cycles is a fertility-tracking app for women, which uses algorithms to calculate the days of the month on which the user is most fertile, and therefore should not have unprotected sex should t...

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West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes trapped in Lindsay area

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519...

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Researchers discover how blue light from displays accelerates blindness

Researchers discover how blue light from displays accelerates blindness

The study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports , explains that blue light exposure can actually poison eyeballs. The death of photoreceptor cells is what's known as macular degen...

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Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks

Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks

The orca mother balanced her dead calf on her head and pushed it along for at least 17 days. Center for Whale Research founder Ken Balcomb said it's "unprecedented" for an orca to have gone for so...

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Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her. Mr Milstein says researchers with Fisheries and Ocean Canada also spotted another...

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Possible hepatitis A exposure reported in Fort Smith, vaccination clinics set

Possible hepatitis A exposure reported in Fort Smith, vaccination clinics set

The ADH is now advising those who exhibit symptoms of hepatitis A - which include but are not limited to "fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting" and even jaundice - to seek medical treatm...

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Want healthier sperm? Wear this type of underwear

Want healthier sperm? Wear this type of underwear

They sought to test the theory that briefs, being more constricting, raise scrotal temperature and have a negative effect on fertility . "Beyond providing additional evidence that underwear choices...

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CVS Health tops 2Q forecasts, downplays help from rebates

CVS Health tops 2Q forecasts, downplays help from rebates

Brennan, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health . The stock has declined 17 percent in the last 12 months. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59, a current ra...

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Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga had said: "The government knew this outbreak presented a higher risk than last year's (smaller) outbreak due to the fact the health workers were among the first v...

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

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

Health officials say that most people infected with the virus do not see any symptoms. The risk of West Nile virus infection is at a level not seen since 2012 when an outbreak infected 290 IL reside...

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Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic nomination for MI governor

Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic nomination for MI governor

She will face Attorney General Bill Schuette, who defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroi...

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More women heart patients survive with female doctor

More women heart patients survive with female doctor

Dr Brad Greenwood, associate professor of association and decision sciences at the university, suggested that the stereotype of heart attack victims as overweight, middle-aged men may contribute to ...

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Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Opioids are derived from the poppy plant's sap, and while the seeds are perfectly safe to eat, they can cause a false positive on toxicology tests. "I said, 'Well, can you test me again?' And 'I ate...

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