• 'Cluster' of Legionnaires' disease cases reported in B.C.: health authorities
'Cluster' of Legionnaires' disease cases reported in B.C.: health authorities

If you have information or questions about this outbreak, please call the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Public Inquiry Line by calling 603-271-9461. The illness, caused by the Legionella bacteria, can lead to pneumonia in people who are at higher risk of getting sick. The statement said the hotel was cooperating with all s...

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  • Gillum says he’s ‘not getting into the gutter’ on DeSantis’ ‘monkey’ comment
Gillum says he’s ‘not getting into the gutter’ on DeSantis’ ‘monkey’ comment

The strategy worked, and many voters say that's what convinced them to support DeSantis . "But I think he's got another thing coming to him if he thinks that, in today's day of age, Florida voters are going to respond to that level of derision and division".

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  • STD rates in United States rise for fourth year in a row
STD rates in United States rise for fourth year in a row

Health officials have issued stark warnings as data reveals that sexually transmitted infections are soaring in the US. According to the report , Gonorrhea cases increased 67 percent (555,608 diagnoses), Syphilis diagnoses increased 76 percent (30,664 cases), and there were more than 1.7 million diagnoses of Chlamydia , which is the most comm...

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  • Andrew Gillum's Stunning Victory Sets Up an Epic Governor's Race in Florida
Andrew Gillum's Stunning Victory Sets Up an Epic Governor's Race in Florida

Gillum won the primary with 34 percent of the vote, the Associated Press projected Tuesday night with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Bob Graham , who's the preferred candidate of the national party - and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum , who is the progressive favorite and has the backing of Vermont Sen.

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  • EA cancels Madden esports qualifying events in wake of tragedy
EA cancels Madden esports qualifying events in wake of tragedy

Electronic Arts has announced that it is cancelling its planned Madden Classic esports qualifier events, following a fatal shooting at the company's qualifier in Jacksonville, Florida over the weekend. Later, the office confirmed that shooting took place at the gaming event, adding that the first 911 call came in at 1:34 p.m. local tim...

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  • John McCain: a fighter in war and politics
John McCain: a fighter in war and politics

Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., applauds during the break in the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Some speculate that Cindy McCain could join their ranks. Joe Lieberman, left, and John McCain visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City March 19, ...

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  • Amid polarized politics, McCain reminded Americans: 'More unites us than divides us'
Amid polarized politics, McCain reminded Americans: 'More unites us than divides us'

These are the messages of mourning and tribute to the Republican senator, war hero and conservative maverick. Prior to his life in politics, McCain served as a pilot in the U.S. "I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different". Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin issued a statement ...

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  • Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in illness from West Nile
Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in illness from West Nile

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee has scheduled an emergency session for this coming Sunday to discuss the current outbreak of West Nile virus in Israel. The public is encouraged to continue to alert district officials when they come across dead birds, so the district can track the spread of the virus.

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  • State health officials boost West Nile virus risk level to ‘moderate’ statewide
State health officials boost West Nile virus risk level to ‘moderate’ statewide

West Nile Virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, though less than 1 percent of people who become infected with the virus will develop severe illness. Consult a physician before applying insect repellents on children. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

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  • 'Superfood' Coconut Oil Called 'Pure Poison' By Harvard Professor
'Superfood' Coconut Oil Called 'Pure Poison' By Harvard Professor

Michels isn't the first expert to come out against the oil's alleged status as a miracle food. People are recommended to avoid the high levels of saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. But experts can't seem to agree on how much saturated fat people should consume in a healthy diet, or if it should be avoided altogether. "For the time be...

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  • All counties in Montana under an Air Quality Alert
All counties in Montana under an Air Quality Alert

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from OR to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. The pollution is expected to last until Wednesday. Now, another index conveys just how unsafe the air quality is. Smoke...

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  • Google Fit gets a hearty makeover to help you stay in shape
Google Fit gets a hearty makeover to help you stay in shape

The new app will behave a little differently on iPhone, which doesn't have a standalone Fit app. The new Google Fit has been redesigned to be centered around Move Minutes and Heart Points . If you're into a different type of exercise, you can choose other activities like gardening, pilates, rowing or spinning, and Google Fit will calcula...

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  • Make E-Cigarettes Available On The NHS, MPs Urge Government
Make E-Cigarettes Available On The NHS, MPs Urge Government

According to a report by MPs, e-cigarettes are too often overlooked by the NHS as a help to people who want to stop smoking. He added: "Concerns that e-cigarettes could be a gateway to conventional smoking, including for young non-smokers, have not materialised".

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  • Hold Your Noses! The World's Most Ancient Cheese Found in Egyptian Tomb
Hold Your Noses! The World's Most Ancient Cheese Found in Egyptian Tomb

During the 2013/2014 excavation season, Cairo University archeologists found broken jars at the site. Aged cheeses might have an appeal but a 3,200-year-old sample of the popular dairy product found in Egypt may be just a little too old - and diseased - for even the most dedicated cheese connoisseurs.

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  • Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana
Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Many victims lost consciousness, officials said. Authorities found more than two dozen people suffering from apparent overdoses at the New Haven Green in New Haven, Connecticut , Aug. As Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters in New Haven, Connecticut, about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind hi...

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  • NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students
NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

The plan applies to all 442 of its current medical students, but a number of them in the school's M.D. "People shouldn't graduate medical school with the equivalent of a mortgage", said Rafael Rivera, NYU medical dean of admissions. Nationally, 72 percent of graduates from the class of 2018 had debt from medical school, with a median of $195,000 ...

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  • Loyola Ranks Among Top Three Hospitals In State, According to U.S
Loyola Ranks Among Top Three Hospitals In State, According to U.S

It was one of just 158 medical centers - less than 4 percent of the 4,500 analyzed - to be nationally ranked in even one of 12 specialties surveyed for the report. The system serves a population of 5 million, with over 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medi...

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  • Woman's incredible journey for a new face
Woman's incredible journey for a new face

She lost her nose and parts of her mouth and forehead, but she survived. "I am able to touch my face now, and it feels incredible", said Ms Stubblefield, who still has some difficulty speaking clearly. A surgeon eventually suggested the family consider a face transplant - a procedure they'd never heard of. "When my parents helped explain everyt...

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  • CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas
CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas

According to the CDC , most who contracted measles were not vaccinated. "The 107 cases reported to CDC have been since January 2018 across 21 states, but they are not one unified outbreak". Measles is a vaccine-preventable respiratory infection that can result in hospitalization, pneumonia, encephalitis and death. The CDC says two doses of MMR ...

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  • Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018
Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

So far this mosquito season, about four dozen mosquito traps - in Addison, Balch Springs, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park - have captured mosquitoes with the virus, according to DCHHS.

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  • August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breast milk contributes to sensory and cognitive development of the infant and reduces obesity and noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for women and children , regardless of whether they live in a rich or poor household. "Importantly, ea...

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  • Consumers getting more options for short-term health plans
Consumers getting more options for short-term health plans

HHS officials said current law allows the plans to have this longer shelf life, although critics are likely to argue that - when you factor in the renewal option - a plan that lasts three years can not be considered short-term. The insurance markets established by the Affordable Care Act will be quite profitable in 2018, with profit margins gre...

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  • Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus
Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

There have been 33 fatal cases of West Nile in Pennsylvania since the DEP first started monitoring the virus in 2000. Boulder County Public Health recently confirmed that mosquitoes in Erie, Louisville and Longmont, Colorado, have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), providing a reminder for the campus community to take precautions when...

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  • Public housing officially smoke
Public housing officially smoke

The ban was first announced back in November 2016, but housing agencies had until July 31, 2018 to enact the ban. Smokers will still be able to rent units but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from public housing and administrative office buildings.

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  • Dog infection: Man loses both legs after pet LICKED him
Dog infection: Man loses both legs after pet LICKED him

The infection very likely entering Greg's system by something so common - getting licked by a dog. Doctors ran blood tests and discovered he'd become infected with a bacterial pathogen known as capnocytophaga canimorsus , which is found in the saliva of healthy dogs and cats but can lead to infection in humans who are immunocompromised.

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  • Gun used in Toronto shooting likely came from U.S.
Gun used in Toronto shooting likely came from U.S.

At present, the police were not clear about the reason for the shooting meanwhile everything is open with the reports gathered and it is too early to conclude to anything. Toronto police searched Hussain's apartment in the Thorncliffe Park neighborhood Monday afternoon, but have been mum about a possible motive for the shooting.

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  • SingHealth warns of new phone scam after major cyberattack
SingHealth warns of new phone scam after major cyberattack

Exposed data includes each victim's name, National Registration Identity Card number, address, gender, race and date of birth (see Singapore Considers Limiting Use of NRIC Numbers ). According to the statement, SingHealth lodged a police report on 12 Jul 2018 and police investigation is ongoing. SingHealth said no phone numbers, financial info...

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  • Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida
Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida

The man had underlying medical conditions, a Florida Department of Health spokesman told WTLV-TV. Sarasota had no cases in 2017, and had three confirmed cases of the bacteria and a single death from infection in 2016. The CDC says that Vibrio vulnificus causes 80,000 illnesses each year in the United States. Vibrio vulnificus is a specie...

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  • Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday
Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday

Will you be daring enough to try the grand slam of all hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day? 7-Eleven: $1 Big Bite hot dogs on Wednesday. National Ice Cream Day was a personal favorite, but that has since come and gone. No matter how you enjoy your hot dog, today is the flawless day to do it. This deal is for new app users and dine-in only, while s...

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

FierceHealthcare subscribers rely on our suite of newsletters as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data impacting their world. "This is how health care disparities are exacerbated - we will be put in the very bad position of pitting populations that need assistance against each other in order to prioritize how we can use th...

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