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16 nurses from same ICU unit pregnant

16 nurses from same ICU unit pregnant

A group of no less than 16 nurses, all working in the hospital's ICU, got pregnant nearly at the same time. "I know a couple of us did fertility treatments", nurse Paige Packard said at a news confe...

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Drug overdoses hit new high in 2017 — CDC

Drug overdoses hit new high in 2017 — CDC

Heroin accounted for 15,958 deaths and natural and semi-synthetic opioids were involved in 14,958 deaths. The CDC's numbers for 2017 are just an estimate, not a final count. However, some states i...

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West Nile rears head in county

West Nile rears head in county

Because of this, the Reno County Health Department is providing free mosquito dunks and directions for their proper use. York County hasn't endured a West Nile virus-related fatality in more than ...

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Low-carb diet linked to shorter lifespan

Low-carb diet linked to shorter lifespan

Those who do opt for a low-carbohydrate diet should consume plenty of vegetables, plant oils and pulses (lentils and beans) in order to replace starchy carbohydrates, rather than consuming excessive...

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Lost contact found in woman's eyelid 28 years later

Lost contact found in woman's eyelid 28 years later

Doctors Sirjhun Patel, Lai-Ling Tan and Helen Murgatroyd said in a report published on BMJ Case Reports that the 42-year-old woman suffered swelling just below her left eyebrow and the cause was th...

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More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

Drug Enforcement Administration test results confirmed that samples of the drug were unadulterated K2, according to Laurence Grotheer, spoksperson for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp. about possible overdos...

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Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

The tests were commissioned by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group after internal FDA emails surfaced previous year showing chemists at the agency were testing wheat, corn , and oat foods for...

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Starbucks debuts new plant-based protein cold brew coffee

Starbucks debuts new plant-based protein cold brew coffee

Made with almond milk, plant-based protein, almond butter, banana date fruit blend, and ice; the Cold Brew is listed as containing 12 grams of plant-based protein. While some people might focus on...

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White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

Evidence also suggests the cheese contains the earliest reported sample of a potentially deadly disease, brucellosis , which spreads from animals to people. The problem for those researcher's way b...

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E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Thought

E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Thought

It says that youth smoking rates in the United Kingdom continue to decline, that regular use is rare and is nearly entirely confined to those who have smoked. One-third of those cells were exposed t...

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Over 40 People Treated For Apparent K2 Overdose In Connecticut

So far, there have been few scientific studies of the effects of synthetic cannabinoids on the human brain, but researchers do know that some of them bind more strongly than marijuana to the cell ...

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Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

According to WHO and the DRC's Ministry of Health , the number of cases so far stands at 57 confirmed or suspected cases, with 41 deaths, already surpassing the previous Ebola outbreak in the count...

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Nearly 80 overdose on synthetic pot in park near Yale

New Haven emergency personnel respond to overdose cases on the New Haven Green in CT on August 15, 2018. The exact cause of the overdoses has not been confirmed, but officials suspect that synthe...

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NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

Additionally, students who are not saddled with six-figure debt after graduation can pursue fields that may not be as high-paying but still important, such as pediatrics and obstetrics, NYU said in a ...

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Arrest after 'mass overdose' in United States park

Three of them happened Tuesday night. K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid related to marijuana that is frequently laced with other drugs, said Dr. Three arrests have been made in the case, Hartman said,...

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E-cigarette vapour disables lungs protective cells

E-cigarette vapour disables lungs protective cells

Nevertheless, this study, taken along with some earlier ones, suggests that we may need to worry a bit more about the use of e-cigarettes, especially among the young, Weimer said. According to Thicket...

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Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area

Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area

Dee Jones, with the Alabama Department of Public Health, said. "If you have an old bird bath, a wheel barrel, a bucket that's sitting out, tip it over and get rid of standing water". Fortunately, ...

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The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll

The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll

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. It was one of just 158 medical cente...

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Birth control app coming to smartphones

Birth control app coming to smartphones

This app should be used in conjunction with other forms of contraception like condoms or birth control pills to further prevent pregnancy. Because Natural Cycles requires accurate daily users ...

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India to send manned mission to space by 2022: Modi

India to send manned mission to space by 2022: Modi

In 2013, India used to be counted as part of the "Fragile Five" in the world. This is the Prime Minister's fifth and the last Independence Day speech before the general elections next year. "We ha...

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CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

In 2014, there was a record number of cases, with 667 cases from 27 states, which marked the largest outbreak since the elimination of measles in the USA was documented in 2000, the CDC stated. Peop...

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At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American drug deaths. Ernest Jones, an EMT for the New Haven ...

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After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

A grieving orca was spotted off the coast of Washington state Thursday, carrying her dead calf through the Pacific Ocean for the 17th day in a journey that has astonished and devastated much of the...

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Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

The calf died soon after birth in July, and the orca mom had carried the body for almost three weeks while traveling hundreds of miles. Researchers may not get the chance to perform a necropsy. "Thi...

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Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf off US peninsula

Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf off US peninsula

On a call Thursday morning, a team of scientists say it's possible that the mother's body, primed for lactation, could be sustaining her. Dolphin and whale fat is packed with energy. "This is complete...

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Chickens test positive for West Nile in Kenner

Chickens test positive for West Nile in Kenner

MS reported 63 West Nile cases and two deaths in 2017. So far there have been none reported in Jefferson and Orleans Parish. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Symptoms, wh...

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West Nile Virus sweeps America: Cases reported from coast to coast

West Nile Virus sweeps America: Cases reported from coast to coast

They contracted the virus in late July and were hospitalized. "The identification of two CT residents with West Nile virus associated illness that required hospitalization underscores the potentia...

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Loose underwear may be good for sperm production

Loose underwear may be good for sperm production

The study looked at men and their partners who were seeking infertility treatment between 2000 and 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The most significant difference in sperm conce...

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Priyanka Chopra Finally Breaks Silence On Her Engagement With Boyfriend Nick Jonas!

Priyanka Chopra Finally Breaks Silence On Her Engagement With Boyfriend Nick Jonas!

As Priyanka Chopra's engagement rumours with boyfriend Nick Jonas make headlines, the actor on Monday said her personal life is not for "public consumption". "But mostly, I tell my publicists ...

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Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male

Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male

Louis and part of a three-member research team on the project. Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Women's Heart Clinic, broke down one common explanation for the differences in outco...

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