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US Senator John McCain dead at 81

The son of a US admiral, McCain became a Navy aviator and flew bombing missions during the Vietnam War. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the U.S. Sen...

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Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption

Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption

But an enormous new study published this week in The Lancet seems poised to rip that idea to shreds. Willett does acknowledge that even moderate drinking comes with tradeoffs. If consumers hav...

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The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim

The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim

Michels believes that the abundant saturated acids coconut oil is even "worse than lard ". While there is still a debate in the scientific community with regards to the effectiveness of coconut...

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Neanderthal-Denisovan human ancestor discovered in Siberia

Neanderthal-Denisovan human ancestor discovered in Siberia

This species lived in several different ecological zones, survived three glacial periods, and were excellent hunters and tool-makers. The two groups lived until about 40,000 years ago; Neanderthals...

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Prosecutors: Story of man urinating on black girl made up

Prosecutors: Story of man urinating on black girl made up

That incident happened when the children were playing behind the library in the 1000 block of Leonard St. NW Wednesday around 6 p.m. Neither the victim nor the witnesses were physically injured. The...

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Guilt-free coconut oil is actually 'pure poison' Harvard professor claims

Guilt-free coconut oil is actually 'pure poison' Harvard professor claims

The British Heart Foundation (BHF ) says there is not enough good-quality research to provide a definitive answer as to whether coconut oil is better for you than other saturated fats . A study pu...

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West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK

West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK

There are no vaccines or medications to treat West Nile Virus in people. To date this year, Public Health Ontario has reported five human cases in the province. Choose loose-fitting, light-coloured,...

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Rare case of 'flesh-eating' STD reported in England

Rare case of 'flesh-eating' STD reported in England

The lesions can be at risk for secondary infections, and those with the disease are also prone to experience heavy bleeding. USA infections are rare, and the disease mostly is prevalent in some trop...

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Former CDC head Tom Frieden charged with forcibly touching woman

Former CDC head Tom Frieden charged with forcibly touching woman

Frieden remained in custody on Friday, Muniz said. He has been charged with "forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment", according to the AP. The CDC referred calls about the charges against Fried...

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Alcohol in NO AMOUNT is healthy, says new research

Some scientists are now saying none. "With the largest collected evidence base to date, our study makes the relationship between health and alcohol clear - drinking causes substantial health los...

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Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Although measles vaccination rates hit 90 per cent of children in 2017, up from 88 per cent the previous year, the World Health Organization have said that immunization rates against the disease need ...

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Grim updates on Ebola outbreak in Congo

Grim updates on Ebola outbreak in Congo

The country's health ministry announced late Tuesday that the ethics committee had authorized the use of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug made by Gilead Sciences in Israel; ZMapp , a monoclonal antibody...

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Enzyme could convert any blood to valuable type O, scientists say

Enzyme could convert any blood to valuable type O, scientists say

The storms that ravaged the U.S. East Coast this year also drained the Red Cross' stocks of blood - so it issued an urgent call for donors. That's why O blood type donations are so important: as the...

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Man charged with murder in Mollie Tibbetts' death

Man charged with murder in Mollie Tibbetts' death

Last week, authorities said they were focusing their investigation on five areas in and near Tibbetts' hometown. A cause of death remains unclear. A representative for U.S. Immigration and Customs...

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Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. The heart-wrenching track wasn't the only tribute to the bombing victims on the album. "I grew up saying "Grand-ee" and I th...

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Measles cases hit record high in the European Region

Measles cases hit record high in the European Region

A CDC mid-year report showed at least 107 confirmed measles cases across 21 us states and D.C., which is on pace to be the highest number of cases since 2014. Vaccine skepticism remains high in many...

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The environmental cost of contact lenses

The environmental cost of contact lenses

Microplastics measure under 0.2 inches (5 millimeters) in length - about the size of a sesame seed or smaller - and can wind up in the ocean and Great Lakes, posing a potential threat to aquatic lif...

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A low carb diet could shorten your lifespan, new research suggests

A low carb diet could shorten your lifespan, new research suggests

Strangely, it was uncovered that supplanting carbohydrate with plant-based foods was connected to a lower danger of mortality. Trading carbohydrate for more plant-based fats and proteins in a low-carb...

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Air Quality Alert Issued

Air Quality Alert Issued

As of 1:00 p.m. Sunday, air quality monitors in Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside and White Swan reported air quality as "very unhealthy", with each site reporting dangerously high levels of ultrafine "PM ...

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Harvard professor slams coconut oil, says, ‘It’s pure poison’

Harvard professor slams coconut oil, says, ‘It’s pure poison’

Based on the fact that they contain a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, experts recommend olive or rapeseed oil as an alternative and, while it can't be used for cooking, flaxseed oil is rich in omega-3...

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Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

It's not clear if these new features are part of a server-side rollout, or a new app version. Google's revamp simplifies its tracking program, which it first launched in 2014 as a competitor to Appl...

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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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