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The nasal spray flu vaccine is now a recommended option for influenza vaccination. Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, an assistant professor in the infectious diseases division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.
  • Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness'

    Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness'

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    But does it really matter that the company is switching its focus, at least within its promotional materials, from the scale to overall wellness? " Weight Watchers is evolving!" read the caption on Winfrey's video, which shows her enjoying what she calls the "perfect breakfast" of eggs, mushrooms and toast with jam.
  • Deadly attack restricts Ebola treatment in DR Congo

    Deadly attack restricts Ebola treatment in DR Congo

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    Salama said the community had called for a period of protest and mourning through Friday. Social media reaction to the outbreak was also adding to a "range of conspiracy theories", Dr Salama said, adding that people have been "actively fleeing" health-workers, including in places where there have been a large number of cases in recent weeks.
  • Everson Griffen tried to break into teammate's house, escaped ambulance

    Everson Griffen tried to break into teammate's house, escaped ambulance

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    He said he was uncertain whether the team offered additional resources to Griffen beyond demanding an evaluation before he returns to the team facility. Bank Stadium because of a knee injury and did not attend the game because of what the team called a personal issue. "In the five years I've been here, I've always loved Everson, the effort that he puts out, the work that he does, the chance to count on him in game time - even in practice".
  • Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expect

    Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expect

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    In the course of the experience marine life while under the influence of ecstasy, is often floated with relatives, while most of the time they avoided each other. "It just shows us how much we don't know and how much there is out there to understand". What does this mean for science (other than octopuses are cuter than we thought)? The discovery also suggested that the octopuses had the molecular components needed to sense and potentially respond to MDMA.
  • Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

    Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

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    The population isn't just aging - it's growing, as babies are born and people live longer. Most American adults are anxious they'll develop Alzheimer's , but they're also optimistic that there will be a cure for the disease in their lifetimes, according to survey results released Monday.
  • Octopuses are being given ecstasy in the name of science

    Octopuses are being given ecstasy in the name of science

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    The results were clear, as the octopuses preferred to spend more time in the cage that contained another octopuses than it did when it was not on MDMA . "It just shows us how much we don't know and how much there is out there to understand". They wanted to examine whether the chemistry behind human social behaviours also exists in octopuses - creatures that are socially very different to humans.
  • Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods

    Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods

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    According to a corrected report from local media , a Horry County Sheriff's Office van carrying two people described as "mental health patients" were chained inside and died while the two deputies driving and escorting, survived. Richardson says the incident happened near the Little Pee Dee River, which is one of the bodies of water officials are monitoring for intense flooding following Florence.
  • State health officials confirm 13th case of West Nile virus in 2018

    State health officials confirm 13th case of West Nile virus in 2018

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    From early spring up until October the city sets out traps and collects samples of mosquitoes to test for West Nile and other mosquito borne diseases. However, horses can be protected from West Nile virus by a vaccine that is readily available from veterinarians. More severe symptoms include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
  • Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

    Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

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    The age recommendation for Fluarix Equivalent, which uses mammalian culture rather than chicken embryos, was changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older. The nasal spray "contains a weakened virus that does not cause influenza infection". All parents have to do is fill out a form and accompany their child to get vaccinated.
  • Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

    Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

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    The researchers then followed the study's participants for a median of 4.7 years. "The concern has been uncertainty about whether aspirin is beneficial for otherwise healthy older people without those conditions". The researchers also analyzed the results to determine whether cardiovascular events took place. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends "initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to ...
  • Cigna deal gets antitrust nod, positive sign for CVS-Aetna

    Cigna deal gets antitrust nod, positive sign for CVS-Aetna

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    In the statement , Cigna and Express Scripts said the DOJ has cleared the pending merger , "terminating the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976". The companies say their merger would drive higher quality care and affordability by offering insurance and pharmacy services under one roof. The Justice Department was not immediately available to comment on the status of the CVS-Aetna deal.
  • SC deputies on leave after women drown in their van

    SC deputies on leave after women drown in their van

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    Officials said that the transport van was near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water that state officials are watching following the heavy rains of Florence. At almost 7 p.m. Wednesday, State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the bodies had been recovered. According to CNN affiliate WPDE, the women were being transported from a hospital in Loris and from the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Conway to McLeod Health Darlington, Fox said.
  • Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

    Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

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    As the blood vessel walls weaken, the risk of bleeding due to aspirin intake rises, he said. The team explains that this is a study looking at people over 70 who were taking aspirin to prevent the first attack and did not include those individuals who were taking aspirin after their first heart attack or stroke on medical advice to prevent a second attack.
  • Apple Watch inching toward medical device

    Apple Watch inching toward medical device

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    The Apple Watch Series 4 has a 30% larger screen than that of the previous generation but is actually thinner than the series 3 while retaining the same case size. - New smartwatch features - Apple also introduced a fourth generation of the Apple Watch with a major redesign - and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical and health device.
  • Strong natural disaster strikes near Tomakomai in northern Japan

    Strong natural disaster strikes near Tomakomai in northern Japan

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    Landslides along a ridge in the town of Atsuma have wiped out several homes and officials fear that residents may be trapped inside. Almost two million people live in Sapporo. Kirin Beer and Sapporo Beer both said factories were shut by the power outage, although they said no structural damage was found. Local news has reported a blackout across a wide area in Hokkaido.
  • Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down

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    Theranos, the blood-testing company founded by Elizabeth Holmes , is going out of business. The dissolution process was precipitated by the fact that Theranos breached a covenant governing a $65 million loan it received from Fortress Investment Group past year.
  • Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests

    Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests

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    Meyers noted that nine people who stayed at the property since July have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease . Patients can contract Legionnaires' disease, a serious type of pneumonia, when they breathe in small, airborne droplets of water that contain the bacteria, which can grow in a building's water system.
  • DeSantis under fire for don't 'monkey this up' comment

    DeSantis under fire for don't 'monkey this up' comment

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    He often said he was the only candidate in the race who wasn't a millionaire or billionaire. "During the interview , he made what some are calling an inappropriate comment about his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum ", host Sandra Smith said after DeSantis had left the show.
  • McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

    McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

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    Both Ward and Arpaio have stoked plenty of controversy in the past, and that has Republicans anxious about their hold on the seat if either becomes the nominee. Though the general election is still months away, McSally has already blasted Sinema in a TV ad for "protesting us in a pink tutu" rather than serving in the military after 9/11.
  • Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

    Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

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    Gillum thanked supporters who embraced " our plan for a state that makes room for all of us, not just the well-heeled and the well-connected, but all of us". He would be the first African-American governor of Florida . There are several key races, including the contest for governor, which President Trump has even weighed in on.
  • John McCain's life of devoted service

    John McCain's life of devoted service

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    His opponent in that election, former President Barack Obama , noted that he and McCain "were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics", but "shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed".
  • Senator John McCain Dead at 81

    Senator John McCain Dead at 81

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    A politician, servicemember, husband and father, McCain was known for his strength of character and service to the U.S. Even when he was accepting the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, McCain wanted to make it clear that he did not see Barack Obama as his enemy.
  • John McCain, US senator and war hero, dies at 81

    John McCain, US senator and war hero, dies at 81

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    Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., applauds during the break in the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks in Washington , Wednesday, May 3, 2017. "I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning", she wrote. McCain had been a rare and outspoken Republican critic of Trump, accusing him of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathizing with autocrats.
  • Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

    Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

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    The New York Police Department says Thomas Frieden, who also is a former New York City health commissioner, was arrested on Friday morning in Brooklyn. Although the accuser is not an employee of Vital Strategies, the organization launched an investigation into any possible sexual misconduct allegations, Castro said.
  • Coconut oil is poison says Harvard professor

    Coconut oil is poison says Harvard professor

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    Chan School of Public Health , has slammed coconut oil during a lecture titled " Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors " last June 2018. On the contrary, some experts argue the oil is valuable because it raises HDL, which is also known as "good" cholesterol.
  • Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day

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    The new study aims to correct these limitations by combining alcohol sales data with the prevalence of alcohol drinking and abstinence, self-reported data on the amount of alcohol consumed, tourism data to estimate the number of alcohol-drinking visitors to an area, and estimates of illicit trade and home brewing.
  • Google introduces updated Fit app

    Google introduces updated Fit app

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    Moderate activity, like fast walking, will earn you one point per minute, while more intense stuff like running or kickboxing will net you two points per minute. Google Fit will keep track of all of this activity through sensors in your devices such as phone or watch accelerometers and Global Positioning System.
  • Number of cases of West Nile virus in Attica increases

    Number of cases of West Nile virus in Attica increases

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    Two dead ravens in Kimberley, B.C., have tested positive for West Nile virus. There have been no reported human cases in the area. Health officials say the best ways to prevent West Nile are: using insect repellents containing DEET, emptying standing water from containers around your home, wearing long sleeves and trousers from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active and repairing damaged screens on windows and doors.
  • State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

    State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

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    Byers. "You're still going to get bit, but you just hope for the best, you know I spray mosquito spray, but I still get bit", said Galloway. In addition to humans, WNV can also cause severe disease and death in horses and donkeys. Use prevention methods whenever mosquitoes are present. Prevent mosquito breeding around your home. Remove pools of standing water around living areas and work spaces where mosquitoes breed and lay eggs.
  • Health Matters: Coconut Oil, Good or Bad?

    Health Matters: Coconut Oil, Good or Bad?

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    On the opposite side of the hysteria, another Harvard professor has said that coconut oil might not be great for you, but eating it isn't exactly going to kill you. In regards to other foods like acai and matcha that have also earned the prestigious title of "superfood", Karin nothing bad to say yet simply suggested that their claimed nutrients are most often "sufficiently supplied" in more accessible foods like carrots, cherries, and apricots.
  • Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

    Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

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    The Southwest Clean Air Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology have continued an air quality advisory that will remain in effect until noon Wednesday for Clark County and other nearby counties. Portland, Oregon, residents who were up early saw a blood-red sun shrouded in smoke and huffed their way through another day of polluted air. Planes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were grounded for a few hours Sunday due to low visibility, according to the Federal Aviation ...
  • Flushing contact lenses is bad for ocean

    Flushing contact lenses is bad for ocean

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    Microplastics - that is, bits of plastics that continually break down into smaller and smaller bits - are a massive problem, and contact lenses are only making things worse. Rain could wash lenses into rivers and oceans, where they would float like tiny, tentacle-less jellyfish. But transparent material is hard to observe in wastewater.
  • Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

    Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

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    Officials said most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day on Wednesday. Although there have been no deaths, at least two people suffered life-threatening symptoms, according to authorities. The New Haven Police Department is investigating the case. CT police have made an arrest in connection with more than three dozen overdose cases at a New Haven park.
  • 21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant

    21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant

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    In 2017, three years after she shot herself, it was decided that she would have a face transplant - an experimental and extensive surgery, only the 40th known to the world. In her senior year, she had her appendix and her gallbladder taken out as she continued to battle with digestive issues. Ms Stubblefield lost parts of her forehead, her nose and sinuses, most of her mouth, and bones that make up her jaw and structures of her face.
  • NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students Through New Scholarship

    NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students Through New Scholarship

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    And some aspiring doctors may abandon the career path altogether, or not even consider medicine in the first place. Officials made the decision not only to off-set staggering debt for those entering medical fields, but also to attract and retain "the best and brightest students to careers in medicine", the school of medicine said in a statement .
  • Arrest after 'mass overdose' in U.S. park

    Arrest after 'mass overdose' in U.S. park

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    More than 70 people have overdosed in or around a historic CT park near the Yale University campus after receiving what authorities believe was synthetic marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl. No fatalities have been reported since the first three cases surfaced Tuesday. Alston says the substance appears to be some type of synthetic cannabis, but authorities are not sure.
  • West Nile Virus detected in Wallaceburg

    West Nile Virus detected in Wallaceburg

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    People who suspect they have West Nile Virus should seek medical attention. Between July 8 and July 28, officials say a record number of 195 mosquito pools, a collection of trapped mosquitoes, tested positive for West Nile in New Jersey, which is double the amount during the same time past year.
  • Northwestern again best hospital in IL, says U.S

    Northwestern again best hospital in IL, says U.S

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    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon tops the NH list , followed by Catholic Medical Center in Manchester and Concord Hospital. The University of Maryland Medical Center was nationally ranked for its cancer; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; and urology practices.