• Chewing gum while you walk might help you to lose weight, apparently
Chewing gum while you walk might help you to lose weight, apparently

While all ages experienced a significantly larger change in heart rate in the gum trial, middle-aged and elderly participants also had a significantly higher mean heart rate while walking compared to the control. The first trial consisted of chewing two pellets of gum, which account for 3 kilocalories. They also measured the distance volunteers c...

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  • US cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50
US cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

Experts say it is unclear why colon cancer rates are on the rise in younger people. CBS News chief medical correspondent and gastroenterologist Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the guidelines. "A recent analysis found that adults born around 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer compar...

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  • Kolkata: Army sends dead soldier’s body fluids for Nipah virus test
Kolkata: Army sends dead soldier’s body fluids for Nipah virus test

Officials in Kerala said that no one by Seenu Prasad's name had been admitted to any hospital in Kozhikode , which has taken the brunt of the outbreak. The deadly Nipah virus has so far claimed at least 14 lives, mostly in Kerala. A similar note of caution has also been issued by the Himachal Pradesh health ministry on Thursday after over 18 dea...

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  • ‘Roseanne’ Cancelled: President Donald Trump Weighs In On ABC’s Decision
‘Roseanne’ Cancelled: President Donald Trump Weighs In On ABC’s Decision

Maybe I just didn't get the call?' More: What happens to "Roseanne"? "I know, yeah, right, the president did it too, it's insane". She reposted a tweet by Sara Gilbert, the actress who played her daughter, Darlene, on the show and served as executive producer.

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  • Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro
Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro

Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) has shipped over 4,000 doses of vaccine to stop the spread of the virus, in collaboration with worldwide partners, including Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which has set...

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  • After Years of Trying, Virginia Finally Will Expand Medicaid
After Years of Trying, Virginia Finally Will Expand Medicaid

The turning point came in April when State Senator Frank Wagner, a Republican from Virginia Beach, said he had changed his position and would support Medicaid expansion, joining one other Republican, Senator Emmett W. Expanding Medicaid was a key provision of the Affordable Care Act pushed by former President Barack Obama. Several state Republican...

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  • AI diagnoses skin cancer more accurately than dermatologists
AI diagnoses skin cancer more accurately than dermatologists

A CNN is an artificial neural network that is inspired by the biological processes of the human brain's nerve cells. A team from Germany, the United States, and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish risky skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images.

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  • AI can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists
AI can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

For the study , a team of researchers from Germany , the US and France trained an AI system to identify skin cancer using 100,000-plus images, including images of malignant melanomas and benign moles . It can be cured if detected early, but many cases are only diagnosed when the cancer is more advanced and harder to treat. It was shown pho...

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  • Nipah Virus: Wayanad tourism loses Rs 2.5 crore
Nipah Virus: Wayanad tourism loses Rs 2.5 crore

The advisory to tourists, issued by the state health secretary Rajeev Sadanandan in the wake of the Nipah Virus (NiV) threat, against travelling in the four northern districts including Wayanad has hit the tourism industry of the agrarian district resulting in a loss of approximately Rs 2.5 crore, according to entrepreneurs' forums.

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  • Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US
Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

The first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules. Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on reports Purdue Pharma was aware opioids were being abused soon after introducing them but continued to market them aggressively and Allergan recalling its birth-control pill.

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  • Study finds popular vitamin and mineral supplements are useless
Study finds popular vitamin and mineral supplements are useless

Folic acid and B vitamins with folic acid may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke , the study found. Niacin (a form of vitamin B3) and antioxidants, meanwhile, were associated with a higher risk of death by any cause, albeit a very small increase.

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  • The Latest Superfood Trend Is Cockroach Milk
The Latest Superfood Trend Is Cockroach Milk

This particular kind of cockroach, which is usually found on Pacific islands like Hawaii, is the only known species that gives birth to their babies, as opposed to laying eggs. The mass-market viability of insect products hasn't stopped companies such as Gourmet Grubb from making imitation ice-cream with "entomilk" - a non-dairy milk made from su...

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  • Vaccinations for Ebola begin in Congo town
Vaccinations for Ebola begin in Congo town

Health officials say they are working hard to get out accurate information about the deadly hemorrhagic fever but face significant mistrust in a part of Africa where many place more faith in clerics in white collars than doctors in white coats.

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  • Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?
Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?

The Pacific beetle cockroach. This Hawaiian roach doesn't lay eggs, but instead feeds the embryos a pale, yellow milk-like substance from the brood sac. There are a couple of hurdles before this can happen. However, scientists did not expect the cockroach milk to be found in supermarkets anytime soon.

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  • Alberto nears the Florida panhandle, bringing rain, gusty winds
Alberto nears the Florida panhandle, bringing rain, gusty winds

The Okaloosa County Department of Safety is anticipating bridge closures in the area. There is a shelter open at Davidson Middle School in Crestview for anyone who needs it. "It's not going to rain all day", Osterberg said. Risky surf and rip current conditions were also likely to occur. "We're doing our best to get that message out".

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  • Peta's Forecast - Record Heat Blazing the Metro This Weekend
Peta's Forecast - Record Heat Blazing the Metro This Weekend

The storms could return this evening, with the National Weather Service also forecasting possible heavy rain at the Shore. For Saturday , highs will be in the mid to upper 90s with southwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour. The National Weather Service is predicting a 25 percent chance of showers at 2 p.m., 30 percent chance of rain at 3 p.m., 36...

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  • Two Ebola Patients Slip out of Congo Hospital
Two Ebola Patients Slip out of Congo Hospital

The two patients slipped out of an isolation ward at the hospital on Monday night. Nine of them, died. "The second was taken back to the centre yesterday morning and died during the night". "It is going to be at least weeks and more likely months before we get this outbreak fully under control", Salama said. Unfortunately for those doctors and ...

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  • Here's a good reason for you to sleep in this weekend
Here's a good reason for you to sleep in this weekend

The take home point is that possibly, long weekend sleep may compensate for short weekday sleep . Looking at data from 44,000 people in Sweden , they found that people who slept for five or fewer hours per day experienced higher rates of morality than those who slept for six or seven hours per day.

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  • Death related to hepatitis A outbreak reported in Kanawha County
Death related to hepatitis A outbreak reported in Kanawha County

In rare cases, hepatitis A can cause liver failure and death. The hepatitis A virus is very contagious, and is easily passed from person to person through contaminated food and drink, through contact, and through contact with contaminated surfaces.

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  • Seafood-lovers have more sex and take less time to get pregnant
Seafood-lovers have more sex and take less time to get pregnant

Now the researchers are not sure what causes this positive link between fish and conception (and no, they say that it isn't just that the couples are having sex more). Higher seafood intake is tied to a shorter time to pregnancy, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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  • Twitterati slam Hrithik Roshan’s Fitness video
Twitterati slam Hrithik Roshan’s Fitness video

Needless to say, the whole scenario is not sitting well with the social media. "This is called violation of traffic rules". This section was particularly not pleased with the actor shooting a selfie video while riding without a helmet. The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to accept the challenge. Yes, you will be amazed to know that soon after...

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  • Treated clothes stop ticks in their tracks
Treated clothes stop ticks in their tracks

Hayden said the group discussion will be helpful in informing the researchers' efforts. The Lyme disease will induce fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and joint pain in the initial stage. The second stage, nymph, is about the size of a pencil tip. "On hikes, or in my vehicle glove box, I carry a fine-tipped pair of tweezers and a ...

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  • Catching up on sleep on the weekends could help you live longer
Catching up on sleep on the weekends could help you live longer

Getting nine hours of sleep during weekends will compensate for sleep deprivation during weekdays, preventing higher risk of death . Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours' shut-eye.

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  • Nebraska Fentanyl Bust Could Have Killed 26 Million
Nebraska Fentanyl Bust Could Have Killed 26 Million

Just two milligrams of the drug, equivalent to only a couple of grains of salt, is enough to kill a person, and even exposure to the opioid is extremely risky and potentially lethal. "Out of a total of 5,152 opioid overdose deaths, nearly 3,000 tested positive for fentanyl, and over 700 tested positive for drugs that have similar chemical structure...

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  • Suspected Nipah virus in Kottayam, Kannur put on alert
Suspected Nipah virus in Kottayam, Kannur put on alert

While officials of the Health department, Animal Husbandry Department and the Forest Department arrived at Burma Papadi School and have taken samples from the dead bats for investigation, they have assured the people that there is no danger of Nipah virus spreading in the area.

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