• Idaho child recovering from plague
Idaho child recovering from plague

The most common type is the bubonic plague , which represents 80 to 95 percent of cases. For just the fifth time since 1940, an Idaho resident has been diagnosed with the plague. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the bacteria that causes plague can be found in rodents and fleas. Epidemiologists say this ...

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  • Sugar consumption by toddlers exceeds adult recommendations
Sugar consumption by toddlers exceeds adult recommendations

Parents of 800 children aged 6 to 23 months were questioned on what their child's "added sugar" consumption was in a 24-hour period. Excessive sugar intake can lead to obesity , risk factors for heart disease , and cavities . For adult men, the limit is 9 teaspoons or less of added sugar per day. The government does not have guidelines f...

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  • Brands to darken letters to encourage donating blood
Brands to darken letters to encourage donating blood

Donors with the blood types B Negative and O Negative are especially encouraged to donate. Lily Dotson and her family know how serious blood shortages can be for patients. Bank. Those who donate at a One Blood drive can receive a free $10 grocery store or Walmart gift card and a free wellness checkup, including blood pressure, pulse, temperatur...

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  • KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare for $5.5 Billion
KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare for $5.5 Billion

Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in Envision Healthcare by 0.3% in the first quarter. The per-share transaction value represents a 32-percent premium to the volume-weighted average share price from November 1, 2017, the time of announcement of review of strategic options, the company said in a release .

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  • What in the world killed some of Africa's oldest trees?
What in the world killed some of Africa's oldest trees?

They can grow to be thousands of years old, and develop hollows inside so large that one massive baobab in South Africa had a bar inside it. Speaking of the team's findings , Dr Adrian Patrut of Babeş-Bolyai University in Romania said: "We suspect that the demise of monumental baobabs may be associated at least in part with significant modi...

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  • Sweet young years: toddlers are getting too much added sugars, CDC reports
Sweet young years: toddlers are getting too much added sugars, CDC reports

But by the time children reached between 1 and 2 years old, nearly all of the sugar those children got was added . However, the scientists behind the study are now planning on analyzing the products with added sugar that kids usually consume.

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  • Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl’s Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed
Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl’s Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed

A MS mother panicked when her 5-year-old daughter woke up unable to walk, and could barely speak. After blood work and a CT scan, the child was diagnosed with tick paralysis . After a female tick feeds for five to seven days, the toxin builds up in a person's system. Most previous cases of tick paralysis have been reported in children; typic...

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  • Indian PM Modi shares fitness video on social media
Indian PM Modi shares fitness video on social media

I am honoured & thank U very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & support d cause. There was also a statue of Buddha in the garden where he did yoga "inspired by panchtatvas or five elements of nature-Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash".

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  • Caito Foods Recalls Melon Products
Caito Foods Recalls Melon Products

The recalled products were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and OH and sold in clear, plastic containers at stores including Costco Wholesale Corp, Kroger Co, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart Inc, and Whole Foods , a unit of Amazon.com Inc.

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  • Tea towels used multiple times put families at risk of food poisoning
Tea towels used multiple times put families at risk of food poisoning

It was found almost half of the towels (49 percent) had bacterial growth. Do you use your tea towel a couple of times? It also found tea towels in the homes of larger families and those of a lower socio-economic background had higher rates of bacteria growth.

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  • Trump Administration Moves To Further Hobble Affordable Care Act
Trump Administration Moves To Further Hobble Affordable Care Act

Shortly before the government's court filing Thursday, three career lawyers at the Justice Department withdrew from the case and were replaced by two political appointees, according to court filings. The Senate's top Democrats fired off a letter to President Trump on Friday to denounce the decision and urged Trump's Justice Department to revers...

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  • Congo shows 'strong progress' in quelling Ebola outbreak
Congo shows 'strong progress' in quelling Ebola outbreak

UNICEF said June 5 that almost 300,000 people had been screened since the Ebola outbreak was confirmed May 8 by the World Health Organization . The forested terrain is so rough that even four-wheel-drive vehicles can't reach the area, which has no electricity, WHO's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters in Geneva.

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  • Harrison County host annual Relay For Life
Harrison County host annual Relay For Life

Becky Wellington has been involved with Sarnia's Relay for Life in various ways for more than a decade, but will experience a first at this year's event . On June 8 starting at 4 p.m., the Relay for Life 2018 events will kick-off at Minot State University. Another large fundraiser will be a Dad's Day 5K on Sunday, June 17 at Strouss Park i...

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  • New blood test for pregnant women 'can predict' premature birth
New blood test for pregnant women 'can predict' premature birth

In two-thirds of preterm births, the mother goes into labor spontaneously; doctors usually do not know why. Also, they don't predict spontaneous preterm birth, a leading cause of infant death. what it doesn't tell us is when a given woman will deliver". When a woman gives birth prematurely - deemed to be before 37 weeks - a number of potential ...

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  • Aussie researchers give green light to new health fad -- broccoli latte
Aussie researchers give green light to new health fad -- broccoli latte

Broccoli producers can also celebrate the news. Four out of five adults in Australia don't eat enough fruits and vegetables to meet the national dietary guidelines, a survey conducted by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation found previous year.

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  • Obamacare: Trump's stance on ACA lawsuit would gut protections for the sick
Obamacare: Trump's stance on ACA lawsuit would gut protections for the sick

The Trump administration, in a late-Thursday court filing, stated that it would no longer defend provisions of the health care law, known as Obamacare, that require people to have health insurance and guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions, the Associated Press reported.

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  • Trump signs law to expand veterans' private health care options
Trump signs law to expand veterans' private health care options

The law calls for billions for new programs to provide private care, but does not outline how they will be funded. "So simple and yet so complex", he said . The bill quickly passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support last month . THE FACTS: The care provided under the Choice private-sector program is not as immediate as Trump sugg...

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  • Every Year of Education Increases Risk For Nearsightedness
Every Year of Education Increases Risk For Nearsightedness

Currently, 30-50 per cent of adults in the USA and Europe are myopic, with levels of 80-90 per cent reported in school leavers in some East Asian countries. Examine writer Dr Denize Atan, of Bristol College, mentioned: "This research reveals that publicity to extra years in schooling contributes to the rising prevalence of myopia, and highlights ...

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  • Justice Dept. Says Crucial Provisions of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional
Justice Dept. Says Crucial Provisions of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional

Three attorneys for the government withdrew from the case just minutes before the Justice Department's filing in federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, which signaled an internal rift within the administration over its role in defending US law, according to University of Michigan Law Professor Nicholas Bagley.

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  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-cut Melons
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-cut Melons

Other states that have reported illnesses as part of this outbreak include IL (6 cases), IN (11 cases), Missouri (10 cases), and OH (1 case). All of them reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with one or both of them.

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  • CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Anne Schuchat, CDC principal deputy director, told Fox News. In a subgroup of 27 states, including all six New England states, more than half the suicides in 2015 occurred among people with no known mental health condition. The number of self-inflicted deaths in 2016 - roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Murray, Utah - placed s...

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  • Athenahealth (ATHN) Reaches New 52-Week High and Low on Analyst Upgrade
Athenahealth (ATHN) Reaches New 52-Week High and Low on Analyst Upgrade

Hull Brandon H also sold $107,896 worth of athenahealth , Inc. Symphony Asset holds 0.15% or 8,156 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of athenahealth in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. (NASDAQ:ATHN). Gotham Asset Management Lc holds 28,750 shs. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Hold" rating and $130.0 target. Cantor Fitzgeral...

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  • Local women part of landmark breast cancer research
Local women part of landmark breast cancer research

Judy Perkins' prognosis was grim: The breast cancer had spread to her chest and liver. The majority of women with the most common type of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy after surgery, according to a highly anticipated new report .

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  • It shows the growing severity of the issue
It shows the growing severity of the issue

The others are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses. Rates ranged from 6.9 per 100,000 in the District of Columbia to 29.2 in Montana. Rates have risen steadily in most age and ethnic groups, even as rates of psychiatric treatment and diagnosis have also greatly increased.

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  • Google Doodle pays homage to baby-saving doctor Virginia Apgar
Google Doodle pays homage to baby-saving doctor Virginia Apgar

The Apgar in the Apgar Score is an acronym for Appearance , Pulse , Grimace , Activity , and Respiratory effort. The test is carried out within five minutes of birth and it takes about a minute to judge if the infant needs any immediate medical attention.

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