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Plastic found in human waste in pilot study

Plastic found in human waste in pilot study

All eight volunteers in a small pilot study were found to have passed several types of plastic , with an average of 20 micro-particles per 10g of stool, researchers reported Tuesday at a gastroente...

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Why it's important to get a flu shot

Why it's important to get a flu shot

Saskatchewan residents can now get their flu shot for free across the province. The clinic will run from 12:30 p.m.to 7 p.m. on Friday, then from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. The Connecticut Department of Publ...

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Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds

Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds

For example, compared to Q1, participants in the highest quartile of organic food consumption (Q4) had a 34% lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer at a HR of 0.66 (95% CI 0.45-0.96, P=0.03). "Org...

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6 kids dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at NJ rehab center

State officials were first notified of respiratory illnesses at the center on October 9, officials said. An infected person can spread an adenovirus by close personal contact, such as touching or ...

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Cases of Polio-Like Illness Are Under Investigation: CDC

Cases of Polio-Like Illness Are Under Investigation: CDC

Story continues below video. The average age of those diagnosed is 4 years old. "These symptoms are typical of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and increases of similar cases have been reported by ma...

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Sedentary Lifestyles May Be Worse Than Smoking

Sedentary Lifestyles May Be Worse Than Smoking

Jaber called the results "extremely surprising". More than $200 billion is spent per year within the US on CVD and diabetes; rather than paying huge amounts of money for disease treatment patients...

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25th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk is held at

25th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk is held at

In light of these findings, Breast Cancer Now has launched a dedicated #55000Reasons campaign calling on the UK Government to prioritise breast cancer in the forthcoming NHS long-term plan and ensur...

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Chumash Casino Resort Thinks Pink to Benefit Breast Cancer Resource Center

Chumash Casino Resort Thinks Pink to Benefit Breast Cancer Resource Center

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and is diagnosed in roughly 55,000 women and 350 men every year. In Ireland, 1 in 9 Irish women are affected by breast cancer and there ...

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Novartis pushes deeper into nuclear medicine with US$2.1 billion deal

Novartis pushes deeper into nuclear medicine with US$2.1 billion deal

Novartis shares are higher Thursday, as the Swiss drug maker has shared its plans to purchase U.S. cancer drug specialist, Endocyte, for $24 per share. Novartis shares were up about 1.1 percent follow...

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Chef fired after adding kangaroo meat to school lunches in Nebraska

Chef fired after adding kangaroo meat to school lunches in Nebraska

Frei has since been fired from the school district, according to KSID . School officials have said that they do not believe kangaroo meat is unhealthy or unsafe. 'We will not be serving food of thi...

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School cook adds kangaroo meat to chili

Frei added the kangaroo meat because of its nutritional value as a very lean meat, the district said. Williams says the meat came from a food distributor, which must meet federal requirements. "1. If ...

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Does DRC’s Ebola outbreak constitute global public health emergency?

Does DRC’s Ebola outbreak constitute global public health emergency?

However, it does not yet constitute a public health emergency of global concern (PHEIC), the emergency committee said. If an emergency had been declared, it might have negatively affected travel and...

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Tynemouth MP gives his support to wear it pink fundraiser

Tynemouth MP gives his support to wear it pink fundraiser

The system was trained using real mammogram scans. In fact, mammograms have been shown to improve survival rates by 35% in women over the age 50. Studies show the benefits of yearly mammograms for wom...

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Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

Elderly people in care homes and hospitals are at a greater risk of catching flu because of an "outrageous and shocking" failure of staff to get vaccinated, MPs warned yesterday. That said, Lin noted ...

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Aberdeenshire farmer speaks of heartbreak after BSE case confirmed

Aberdeenshire farmer speaks of heartbreak after BSE case confirmed

Prior to the discovery of the latest case, Scotland had been BSE free since 2009. ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing! Though it is not directly transmitted between animals , "its c...

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CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

North Carolina is one of 29 states to report cases of a powerful multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella , which has now led to 21 hospitalizations. The CDC is urging consumers to cook chicken tho...

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Tennessee child affected by newest mysterious illness

Tennessee child affected by newest mysterious illness

Sanjay Gupta said. The CDC is investigating 127 reported cases, including the ones that have been confirmed. Though AFM has not claimed any lives this year, there was one death in 2017. The federal ...

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Child is first to die in Florida flu season

Child is first to die in Florida flu season

For years, doctors have stressed the importance of vaccinating adults and children against the flu . The newborn to 4 years old age group had 29 reported cases for the first week of the flu season. "...

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Mitch McConnell: Spending Programs to Blame for Larger Deficit

Mitch McConnell: Spending Programs to Blame for Larger Deficit

Repealing the Affordable Care Act remains popular with the Republican base, however, and McConnell's remarks could be aimed at turning out core voters ahead of next month's election. "But at some po...

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Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

It's relative volume stands at 1.38. The Company kept 955.51M Floating Shares and holds 961M shares outstanding. The company has market cap of $249.87 billion. The stock now has its Annual Dividend of...

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Ebola Outbreak: WHO emergency committee to meet over Congo

Ebola Outbreak: WHO emergency committee to meet over Congo

The committee of experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak, which was declared on August 1 and has worsened, with a risk of the virus spreading from the north-eastern Democratic Republ...

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AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis , a rare , polio-like condition that causes weakness in the arms or legs, across 22 states. Lik...

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Two cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin

In 2016, 22 across 17 states in 2015 and 120 across 34 states in 2014. Though AFM has not claimed any lives this year, there was one death in 2017. According to the Ohio Department of Health, so f...

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Raw chicken causing Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania and 28 states

This particular salmonella strain is resistant to multiple antibiotics, the most common form of treatment. The strain has shown up in samples of pet food, chicken pieces, ground check and whole ch...

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Apple Watch Tapped For Knee And Hip Surgery Patients’ Clinical Study

Apple Watch Tapped For Knee And Hip Surgery Patients’ Clinical Study

The said app is known as Mymobility . The app guides patients before and after their surgeries to help them improve their health outcomes. Estimates peg the number of Americans who get hip and knee r...

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Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in US

Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in US

Drugs found in sexual enhancement products included sildenafil , tadalafil and vardenafil, all active ingredients in prescription medications intended for erectile dysfunction , which, when overuse...

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CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey

Possible causes being considered include viruses that affect the digestive system called enteroviruses , and possibly strains of rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold, she said. Doctors at Childr...

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Man dies from extremely rare disease after eating squirrel brains

Man dies from extremely rare disease after eating squirrel brains

He arrived at a hospital after suffering thinking problems and an impaired walk, according to the report . The disease is similar to "mad cow disease", which causes tiny holes to fill the brain unt...

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U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

The most severe symptom of AFM is respiratory failure, which can happen when the muscles needed to breathe become weak from the disease. The overall rate of AFM is fewer than one in a million, she...

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Eerie Child 'Vampire Burial' Discovered in Italy

Eerie Child 'Vampire Burial' Discovered in Italy

Archaeologist and professor David Soren, who has been excavating the site since 1987, described the find as "extremely eerie and weird". "Locally, they're calling it the "Vampire of Lugnano" ". F...

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