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'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops

This decline had previously largely been driven by fewer women and girls smoking, the World Health Organization said - with the number of male tobacco users rising by around 40 million to 1.093 billio...

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Teacher's clever experiment reveals horrifying truth about classroom germs

Teacher's clever experiment reveals horrifying truth about classroom germs

KIDK reports that the class took five pieces of bread and placed each slice into its own ziplock bag. "We took another piece of bread and passed it around ..." Chances are, the kids in your life ju...

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Federal appeals court rules Obamacare ‘individual mandate’ is unconstitutional

Federal appeals court rules Obamacare ‘individual mandate’ is unconstitutional

Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod wrote that "the individual mandate is unconstitutional because it can no longer be read as a tax, and there is no other constitutional provision that justifies this exercis...

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Health strike: Thousands of nurses stage 12-hour strike

Health strike: Thousands of nurses stage 12-hour strike

Social services workers are also taking industrial action. A few ambulances turned on sirens in a show of solidarity. Nurses in Northern Ireland have their training fees and bursaries paid for, whil...

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Debunked: Night Light/Shift Is Actually Worse for Your Sleep

Night mode aims to aid sleep by switching the color tone of your device's screen from cooler blue light to warmer yellow light, as it was originally believed that exposing your eyes to cooler light a...

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U.S. Democratic debate to proceed after labor dispute settled

U.S. Democratic debate to proceed after labor dispute settled

Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA was the first candidate to make the pledge, with the other candidates quickly following suit - potentially leading to a boycott of the primary debate. " Unite Here ...

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Marijuana vaping increases among U.S. teens 2018

Marijuana vaping increases among U.S. teens 2018

Among 12th graders, that amounted to a 7.7 percentage-point increase, the second-largest for any substance in the study's 45-year history. Most of the injuries have occurred in people who vaped THC ,...

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Contact with pet store puppies linked to infections in 30 people — CDC

Contact with pet store puppies linked to infections in 30 people — CDC

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with puppies , especially those at pet stores, is the likely source of this outbreak. Among 24 people interviewed by the CDC, all reporte...

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Flu hits hard at Crabapple Elementary - 100 absences

BringMeTheNews.com reported that "More than 300 students at a Shakopee's West Middle School were off sick Monday after a flu outbreak". That is about 28% of the student body of 1,165. "Flu activity i...

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Heart-healthy diet is low in cholesterol, says AHA yet again

The differences in findings may be based on the way studies about diet are designed and the absolute amount of cholesterol-fed, according to the Advisory. Eating a heart-healthy dietary pattern rich...

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E-cigarettes raise lung disease risks, but less than smoking

E-cigarettes raise lung disease risks, but less than smoking

This findings are particularly relevant as the debate continues over whether e-cigarettes should be promoted as a "harm-reduction" tool for smokers looking to wean off traditional tobacco, the researc...

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Up to 15 million vulnerable in LifeLabs cyberattack

Up to 15 million vulnerable in LifeLabs cyberattack

LifeLabs says it has already paid a ransom to hackers who accessed computer systems that hold the personal information of up to 15 million Canadians - majority in Ontario and B.C. Any customer who is...

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Consumption of chili pepper reduces mortality risk, says study

Consumption of chili pepper reduces mortality risk, says study

We only encourage people who eat chili in their food to continue doing so. Death from stroke was more than halved, according to results published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Ca...

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Two apples a day keep cholesterol at bay

A very high amount of cholesterol within the blood contributes to the formation of thick, hard deposits within the arteries, a process that underlies most heart diseases and strokes. "Second, we kno...

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Permanent Hair Dye and Chemical Straighteners Could Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk

Permanent Hair Dye and Chemical Straighteners Could Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk

Stephanie Bernik, chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai West in New York City. The study appears in JNCI . Teras' team analyzed data from more than 180,000 US women , 50 and older, who took part ...

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3 unvaccinated children may have exposed people at Denver airport to measles

3 unvaccinated children may have exposed people at Denver airport to measles

Anyone concerned about exposure should check their vaccination records, talk to a health care provider and be watchful for symptoms including fever and unexplained rash, health officials said. The i...

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The death toll from Samoa's measles outbreak continues to rise - 16-Dec

Authorities have asked non-vaccinated residents to hang red flags on their homes to facilitate the campaign. Meanwhile, the state of emergency in Samoa , declared due to the epidemic , has been ...

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Boosted by strong economy, Trump popularity edges up during impeachment

Boosted by strong economy, Trump popularity edges up during impeachment

Initially, Letter argued that the disclosure of materials connected to former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was urgent because those materials would be "utilized" in the Senate's expe...

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Early Spike in Flu Cases

Kids are also at a higher risk of coming in close contact with other people since they are hugged, kissed, and picked up more often by relatives. At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so fa...

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Joe Biden advisers 'mull over one term pledge' amid age concerns

Joe Biden advisers 'mull over one term pledge' amid age concerns

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will focus on the corrupting influence of big money in politics and the need for "big, structural change" in an address in New Hampshire on Thursda...

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The Amount Of Alcohol You Can Safely Drink Has Just Been Slashed

The Amount Of Alcohol You Can Safely Drink Has Just Been Slashed

A standard drink contains roughly 10 grams of alcohol or the equivalent volume of one glass of wine. For some people not drinking at all is the safest option, ' Prof Kelso said. About 25 per cent of A...

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Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

Overall, "we're still learning so much about e-cigarettes", Dr. Maria Rahmandar, pediatrician and medical director of the Substance Use & Prevention Program at Ann & Robert H. People who now vaped had...

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Pete Buttigieg: U.S. 'Absolutely' Ready For Gay President

Pete Buttigieg: U.S. 'Absolutely' Ready For Gay President

Singer Lizzo was just named Time Magazine "Entertainer of the Year" and it appears South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is among her throngs of fans. No news pho...

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Samoa measles state of emergency extended

Samoa measles state of emergency extended

It surpassed its goal of 90 per cent coverage , vaccinating 93 per cent of the 200,000 population to date. There have been no fatalities in the last 24 hours. Measles started appearing en masse earlie...

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Ryan, House Democrats pass bill aimed at lowering drug costs

Ryan, House Democrats pass bill aimed at lowering drug costs

However, the passing of the bill does mark a historic moment for the Democrats, and sets a precedent for the United States pharma industry which has, until now, faced little scrutiny or curtailing leg...

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Jamaican crowned Miss World

Jamaican crowned Miss World

When the victor of the pageant was announced, Toni-Ann Singh looked as if she could not believe what she just heard but the reaction of the Nigerian competitor left her with no doubts about her victor...

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Sunday The Last Day To Buy Health Insurance On Federal Marketplace

Sunday The Last Day To Buy Health Insurance On Federal Marketplace

Through Dec. 7, the number of Arizonans who had selected a plan on healthcare.gov was 60,339 . A recent report from Kaiser Family Foundation that found almost 695,000 Floridians who now don't have ...

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Long Sleep And Naps Increase Stroke Risk, Finds New Study

Long Sleep And Naps Increase Stroke Risk, Finds New Study

A new epidemiological study from a team of Chinese researchers is suggesting sleeping more than nine hours a night , and/or taking long midday naps, can significantly increase a person's risk of st...

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Health Officials Report Clark County, Washington's 1st Vaping-related Illness

Health Officials Report Clark County, Washington's 1st Vaping-related Illness

The judge who heard arguments on a motion by vaping shop owners seeking a preliminary injunction to block the ban has not made a ruling six weeks after hearing arguments. The additive is used as a thi...

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First flu deaths reported in Kentucky's flu season

First flu deaths reported in Kentucky's flu season

Typically, influenza A virus strains are responsible for the most illnesses each year. B viruses can infect anyone, but it generally strikes children and young adults more than the elderly. Still, t...

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