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Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to guide Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to guide Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Mr Trump called it an "honour and privilege" to nominate Judge Kavanaugh , who became a judge for the US Court of Appeals in 2006, and said he had "impeccable credentials and unsurpassed qualif...

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Minnesotans among 212 confirmed cases linked to veggie tray Cyclospora outbreak

Minnesotans among 212 confirmed cases linked to veggie tray Cyclospora outbreak

More than 200 people in four states have been infected with an intestinal parasite after eating prepackaged vegetable trays sold by Del Monte Foods, federal authorities said. Still, no matter where y...

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Study says nuts may boost male fertility

Presented this week at the annual conference for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Barcelona, the study followed 119 healthy male subjects for 14-weeks. "These fou...

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Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

The current reigning champion is Joey "Jaws" Chestnut , who past year managed to eat 72 hot dogs in under ten minutes. Michelle Lesco, left, poses in a stare-down with defending women's champion Mi...

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Artificial ovary may help some cancer patients, but it's far from ready

Artificial ovary may help some cancer patients, but it's far from ready

Reproductologists "built" a fragment of tissue for transplantation, clearing the ovarian tissue from the "sick" cells with chemicals and transplanted it in the developing follicles of the female bod...

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Woman's 'Fish Pedicure' Tied to Odd Toenail Problem

Woman's 'Fish Pedicure' Tied to Odd Toenail Problem

You know the ones we're talking about: The gimmicky pedicure in which you dunk your feet in water and tiny fish nibble away dead skin. It's an unusual beauty treatment meant to rejuvenate the skin...

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Here's your guide to 4th of July activities in SoIn

Here's your guide to 4th of July activities in SoIn

Add 4th of July as an interest to stay up to date on the latest 4th of July news, video , and analysis from ABC News. The event is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Fireworks also are a l...

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Working over 45 hours a week may up diabetes risk in women

Working over 45 hours a week may up diabetes risk in women

None of the participants had a diagnosis of diabetes at the beginning of the study , but during the monitoring period one in 10 participants developed type 2 diabetes , with the team finding that di...

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Local doctors caught up in major federal health care fraud crackdown

Local doctors caught up in major federal health care fraud crackdown

The Justice Department charged 162 defendants, including 76 doctors, for their roles dispensing opioids and narcotics, the result of investigations spanning 30 state Medicaid programs and numerous enf...

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Cannabis Medicine To Treat Epilepsy Officially Approved By FDA

Cannabis Medicine To Treat Epilepsy Officially Approved By FDA

The drug will be marketed under the brand name Epidiolex . While Epidiolex is the first approved medicine that comes from a pot plant, the FDA has allowed the use a few drugs made from synth...

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FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling

As a result, Epidiolex's launch remains at the discretion of the DEA which must now evaluate the drug and consider reclassifying it as a substance that has medical properties, which would allow GW t...

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Arizona pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to end pregnancy

Arizona pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to end pregnancy

There was no heartbeat. "If you have gone through a miscarriage you know the pain and emotional rollercoaster it can be". An Arizona woman is going public after she says a Walgreens pharmacist d...

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Blemishes moving around on her face turned out to be parasitic worm

Blemishes moving around on her face turned out to be parasitic worm

Aside from some itching and burning, she experienced no other symptoms and dismissed it as nothing serious but, five days later, the bump had moved to the top of her eye lid and after 10 days it res...

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Gosport Hospital Deaths: More Than 450 Patients Died Due To Opioid Drugs

Gosport Hospital Deaths: More Than 450 Patients Died Due To Opioid Drugs

The Daily Mirror reports that health chiefs repeatedly ignored warnings that patients were dying of drug overdoses, while relatives were "brushed off" if they complained about opioids being given on...

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Yoga a powerful unifying force, says Modi

Yoga a powerful unifying force, says Modi

He revealed that he began practicing yoga when his father brought home a poster of 32 yoga postures, and "for over 25 years now I've been practicing yoga regularly". UNESCO added yoga to its list of i...

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Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'

Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'

Researchers funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, made the discovery by harnessing data from brain banks and cohort studies participating in the...

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World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

The incorporation of "gaming disorder " to ICD-11 has caused backlash across the gaming industry, to the extent of global gaming organizations forming a coalition and releasing a statement on t...

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Smoking in the USA is at an all-time low

Smoking in the USA is at an all-time low

As the report notes, even though cigarette smoking among USA adults has been reduced by more than half since 1964, it still remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the country,...

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International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018

It has become a routine affair since then. The emphasis on these postures and their sequences, such as the famous Sun Salutations, is a recent development, says India specialist Sita Reddy in "Yoga,...

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World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

The hallmark of the disorder is that playing games overtakes other desires, and that it continues or escalates despite negative consequences. According to the symptoms of the condition, a patient ...

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World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual called the International Classification of Diseases , or I.C.D., the United Nations health agency explains the change and why it has (final...

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David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law's death

David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law's death

The upcoming 52-week lupus trial will evaluate both the 4-mg and 2-mg dose of the drug, which is also being tested for atopic dermatitis, the article reported. She said they saw similar increases afte...

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Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists

Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists

The study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science today, found that people whose obituary mentioned that they were religious lived, on average, an extra 5.64 years. "In those area...

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Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. A Twin Falls man is getting ready to walk a marathon during the Relay for Life event on June 22. Autumn Shattuck said this...

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Adults take medicines that can cause depression

Adults take medicines that can cause depression

For the study, the researchers collected and analyzed data from the National Health Examination Survey involving medication use patterns of over 26,000 United States adults from 2005 to 2014. "With ...

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Food at work is usually unhealthy, contributes to bad habits

Food at work is usually unhealthy, contributes to bad habits

According to a new study conducted by researchers in the Division of Nutrition , Physical Activity, and Obesity at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the food people are eating ...

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Human Bubonic Plague Case Treated in Idaho for First Time in Decades

Human Bubonic Plague Case Treated in Idaho for First Time in Decades

The boy is recovering after being treated with antibiotics, KBOI reports . Plague was identified in 2015 and 2016 in ground squirrels in both Elmore and south Ada counties. The most common type...

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One by one, Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying

One by one, Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying

Patrut and his team first noticed the die-off of the trees during a 2005 research study focused on gauging their ages and studying their architectures. "These trees are under pressure by temperatur...

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Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning

Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning

Susheela Biranjia-Hurdoyal, a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Mauritius , said in a statement . Baughn also notes it's important to remember that if you c...

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Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite

Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite

It's more common in children than it is adults! Then, she saw a tick on her head. This was brought on through a tick bite . Apart from tick paralysis , the ticks can cause a number of other heat...

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