• West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes from Saskatoon traps
West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes from Saskatoon traps

The New Jersey Department of Public Health reported that 284 mosquito pools in 20 counties have tested positive for WNV. Davis has seen an increase in the West Nile virus and the mosquitoes that cause it, prompting authorities to intensify ground and aerial spraying.

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  • Pentagon bans troop use of geolocation devices, smartphone applications
Pentagon bans troop use of geolocation devices, smartphone applications

After data from the Strava fitness app was shown to depict USA personnel movements at military bases, the Pentagon is restricting the use of geolocation devices. But it seems the heatmap was inadvertently mapping places that should have been kept secret. The new Pentagon policy allows commanding officers to evaluate whether troops should be all...

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  • Dallas County First West Nile Death 2018
Dallas County First West Nile Death 2018

They say two pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus . Between 70 percent and 80 percent of people that become infected with West Nile Virus do not develop any symptoms. Use insect repellent when outdoors; a repellent with DEET or Icaridin offers the most effective protection. Of the 26 Dallas County residents infected a year ago, two ...

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  • Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola
Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

The vaccination campaign will target healthcare providers, contacts of confirmed Ebola cases and their contacts, said Barthe Ndjoloko Tambwe, director of the Ebola response in Beni. Targeted vaccinations are expected to begin on Wednesday. Health experts in the city closest to the new outbreak, Beni, have been setting up "cold chains" to keep the...

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  • Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month
Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Now in Ethiopia, only 58 percent of mothers are aware of the significance of breastfeeding for children till six months without any additional food and water, she stated. These mini-sessions will cover topics that include breastfeeding, labor comfort measures, infant care and safety, and a brand new class for grandmothers-to-be called Nana's Time.

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  • HHS Final Rule Expands Patient Access to Short-Term Health Plans
HHS Final Rule Expands Patient Access to Short-Term Health Plans

But there's no federal guarantee of renewability. "They can be as much as 50-80 percent lower cost than the Affordable Care Act exchange plans", Azar said on Wednesday. Have you ever had a short-term insurance policy? The ACA required individual plans sold on and off the marketplace to cover a group of set benefits such as emergency, maternity ...

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  • West Nile Virus found in some mosquitoes in Portsmouth, Ohio area
West Nile Virus found in some mosquitoes in Portsmouth, Ohio area

The man - who is the first confirmed human case of West Nile in Idaho this year - fell ill but has since recovered, SWDH spokesperson Katrina Williams told KTVB. Those most susceptible are people 50 years old and older and those whose immunity is suppressed because of a disease such as cancer or diabetes. West Nile Virus affects the nervous syste...

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  • Public housing agencies must have a smoke free policy in place
Public housing agencies must have a smoke free policy in place

Officials say the new rule is to help stop people from being exposed to secondhand smoke. It gave all public housing authorities until the end of this month, July 31, to come up with a smoke-free policy. Residents of public housing across the USA have filed lawsuits fighting the ban, claiming the ban is arbitrary and is an abuse of HUD's discreti...

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  • Bacteria in dog saliva causes Wisconsin man to lose both legs
Bacteria in dog saliva causes Wisconsin man to lose both legs

Greg Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisc., landed in the emergency room last month with what he thought was the flu, Fox 6 Now reported . "Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat". It took a week and they were taking his legs. Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, an infectious disease specialist with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, tol...

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  • Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens — CDC
Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens — CDC

Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause people to experience fevers, nausea and gastrointestinal problems, which can be serious in children and others with weakened immune systems, the company said. There are no deaths attributed to the illness. "The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment". The birds car...

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  • Toronto shooter's neighbors knew nothing of mental illness
Toronto shooter's neighbors knew nothing of mental illness

ISIL claimed the attack was in response to its calls to target citizens of the U.S-led coalition battling it. "They were trying to shoot us", Demircan said Thursday, his right elbow still covered with a bandage. In one video, the gunman can actually be seen firing into what looks like a restaurant from the sidewalk. A teen from the neighborhood pla...

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  • CVS pharmacist denies hormones to trans woman
CVS pharmacist denies hormones to trans woman

A transgender woman has spoken out after being denied access to her prescribed hormones by a pharmacist in Arizona. In an article posted to ACLU's website Thursday, Hall wrote about how she was at the point where she would soon start seeing her body reflect her gender identity.

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  • Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in 6 locations across Orleans Parish
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in 6 locations across Orleans Parish

White says he prefers to control the mosquito population through biological means as a first resort. The discovery was announced in a July 16 press release by the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. A Cook County resident tested positive for the virus in June, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Winnebag...

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  • FDA issues recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer risk
FDA issues recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer risk

The development comes following indications of the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine ( NDMA ), in the valsartan active pharmaceutical substance supplied by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals and used in these prescription medications .

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  • Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County
Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County

Authorities have so far refused to reveal the man's identity and the name of the restaurant. Raw oysters can carry Vibrio vulnificus , a bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease. "That can progress to a severe illness where you get the bacteria into your blood causing you to be more sick", Said Drennon. Infections are rare but they can be ...

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  • The Story Behind TIME's Trump and Putin 'Summit Crisis' Cover
The Story Behind TIME's Trump and Putin 'Summit Crisis' Cover

The president's comments were unlikely to satisfy his critics in both parties. The remark, which came in response to a reporter's question as journalists were being escorted from a Cabinet meeting at the White House, marked the second time in three days the president has broken with the former GOP senator from Indiana.

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  • National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up
National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up

In addition, the restaurant chain will go a step further on Thursday, July 26 when National Chili Dog Day will be recognized. All day on National Hot Dog Day 2018, 7-Eleven Big Bite hot dogs are $1 each . Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries- From 2 to 5 PM, hot dogs are 99 cents each. Love's Travel Stops : Get a free hot dog or roller grill item w...

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  • Dwayne Johnson opens up about 'disappointing' beef with Tyrese Gibson
Dwayne Johnson opens up about 'disappointing' beef with Tyrese Gibson

Johnson went on to explain how the idea began when the Washington Post wrote a story, suggesting if he ran for POTUS, he would stand a good chance of winning. "I think we've squashed that", Johnson said. "It stuck with me. Once it was all done, like all silly beefs like that, we were so cool". Johnson was also asked about the new relationship b...

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  • Trump Administration Cuts Funding For Obamacare Navigator Program
Trump Administration Cuts Funding For Obamacare Navigator Program

The most recent analysis of the issue was done in 2015 by H&R Block, which found that 52 percent of people who enrolled in health insurance through Affordable Care Act marketplaces around the country ended up paying back some of the subsidies.

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  • ‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

Common effects of salmonella is the result of a fever, cramps, or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria. The CDC said illnesses after June 19 may not have been reported yet because it takes an average of two to four weeks between the time a person becomes ill and when their illness is reported.

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  • Health Canada urges consulting doctor after blood pressure drug recall
Health Canada urges consulting doctor after blood pressure drug recall

The decision was given following the previous announcements of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Health Canada and other medical management authorities on the withdrawal of Valsartan-containing medicines produced by the mentioned company.

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  • Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt
Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

The 25.6 million figure cited by Nielsen covers viewers who watched Fox News , ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, Fox and CNN during Mr. Trump's announcement Monday, and excludes smaller networks and other formats. John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). In 2011, the dispute over the President Barack Obama...

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  • US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution
US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

Our commander-in-tweet could feel the outrage building, so he got mad online in return. "Malnutrition and poverty are the precise settings where you absolutely do need to breastfeed, because that's the setting where access to safe and clean water for reconstituting powdered formula is often impossible to find", Dr.

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  • WH Suspends $10.4B in Obamacare Insurer Payments
WH Suspends $10.4B in Obamacare Insurer Payments

The Trump administration on Monday announced another nail in the coffin of Obamacare, declaring it would withhold the payment of risk-adjusted premiums to insurers. "It will create more market uncertainty and increase premiums for many health plans - putting a heavier burden on small businesses and consumers, and reducing coverage options", A...

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  • Trump Nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
Trump Nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

But he says with his final four options "you can't go wrong". "With the Mueller situation, with the overreach of presidential power, we shouldn't put him on the bench". "Obviously, even if we had every Democrat, we need two Republicans". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens the Roe v.

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