• Bhutanese conjoined twins separated at Australian hospital
Bhutanese conjoined twins separated at Australian hospital

Nima and Dawa, two 15-month-old girls, shared a liver and were joined from the lower chest to just above the pelvis. It took a team of four surgeons and 18 other employees from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital six hours to split up the girls, which was actually faster than the team expected.

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  • Trump says 'too bad' to Republican losers who refused to embace him
Trump says 'too bad' to Republican losers who refused to embace him

Ryan Costello, a Republican from Pennsylvania who announced his retirement earlier this year, tweeted his displeasure: "To deal w harassment & filth spewed at GOP MOC's in tough seats every day for 2 yrs, bc of POTUS; to bite ur lip more times you'd care to; to disagree & separate from POTUS on principle & civility in ur campaign; to lose...

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  • Women take breast cancer drive to Diepkloof
Women take breast cancer drive to Diepkloof

The drive will be led by Aesthetica Clinic Dubai - an Avivo Group enterprise that focuses on anti-aging, aesthetic medicine and plastic surgical procedures. The psycho-social aspect of recovery has often been related to the physical appearance post cancer treatment. Study years considered for this insight to analyze the market size of Global Breas...

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  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Dhage is the Director of Breast Surgery Services and the Associate Director of the NYU Winthrop Hospital Breast Health Program, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery in the NYU School of Medicine and is fellowship trained in Breast Surgery.

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  • Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races
Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

Biden entered the ring first, telling unionised workers and Democratic activists America's values were "being shredded by a president who is all about himself". President Clinton had a 48 percent approval rating and the Democrats lost 52 seats in the House. Republicans face an additional challenge as they are fighting to hold into the House: Demo...

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  • Toddler hospitalized with Florida's first case of polio-like disease
Toddler hospitalized with Florida's first case of polio-like disease

Federal health officials have issued an unusual warning about a growing number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis , also known as AFM . "We have a lot of anger toward the CDC", said Gary, 37, speaking as a member of the AFM parent community. The season however has not ended, and several possible AFM cases remain under...

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  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains

Based on an MRI, the unnamed man seemed to have a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a degenerative and fatal brain disorder that is commonly contracted by eating meat from cattle affected by " mad cow disease ", doctors found. Most patients suffering from CJD and vCJD die within a year. According to co-author Dr John Hanna, a medical reside...

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  • Madison County Health Department offering free flu shots
Madison County Health Department offering free flu shots

The health department also plans to announce additional flu shot clinics for children and adults who cannot be present for the drive through event. During the last flu season , which was one of the worst to hit the U.S.in decades, 183 children died from the flu. Overall, an estimated 80,000 Americans died from flu last season.

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  • 7th Case of Rare Disease Diagnosed
7th Case of Rare Disease Diagnosed

Each year since then, usually in August or September, the CDC has logged a spike in the illness. Another spike came in 2016. Though AFM has not claimed any lives this year, there was one death in 2017. However, experts say that initial indications from a small number of cases suggest a grim outlook. "Our medical team has been reviewing vaccine reco...

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  • CDC: Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states
CDC: Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

The agency said it is very concerned about it. The polio-like illness causes limited mobility or paralysis. They also wanted to raise awareness about the condition so parents can seek medical care if their child develops symptoms , and so physicians can quickly relay reports of the potential illness to the CDC.

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  • Michael Cohen is now a registered Democrat
Michael Cohen is now a registered Democrat

Mr Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said on Twitter that his client has changed his registration from Republican to Democrat. He had also served as the deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee' Finance Committee, before stepping down amid a federal investigation into his business deals, Fox News reported .

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  • 8 cases of rare 'polio-like' condition reported in Texas
8 cases of rare 'polio-like' condition reported in Texas

Doctors at Oishei Children's Hospital are looking into a suspected case of Acute flaccid myelitis - a rare polio-like condition that causes partial paralysis in kids. "Isolation protocols and infection control procedures are in place and we're working with the CDC and the Allegheny County Health Department to further monitor and evaluate the pa...

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  • State Mental Health Authority constituted to provide mental health services: Brahm Mohindra
State Mental Health Authority constituted to provide mental health services: Brahm Mohindra

The measures come as London hosts the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit , organized together with the OECD and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Further, this life expectancy gap between people living with mental illness and the rest of the population is getting larger every decade. Also, the common man is over...

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  • Chief Justice Roberts transfers Kavanaugh complaints to 10th Circuit
Chief Justice Roberts transfers Kavanaugh complaints to 10th Circuit

McConnell warned, "So this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is". "After an unnecessarily partisan, divisive national debate, Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation was a victory for those who value fairness, process, and the presumption of innocence", Hatch said in response to the poll .

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  • General Electric ditches boss John Flannery and takes $23bn hit
General Electric ditches boss John Flannery and takes $23bn hit

GE, however, has not seen such gains, particularly when it comes to its power business which was hit by problems with its latest generation of gas turbines and posted a $10 billion loss a year ago. In other words, exactly the opposite of the situation at GE. The announced leadership changes resulted in a almost 14% stock price increase in pre...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend
Federal Bureau of Investigation completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend

The president warned about a unsafe and "damn sad situation" in the country where a man's life can be destroyed over accusations over misconduct and are assumed guilty instead of innocent. "I don't know. But I had one beer", Trump said , to laughter from the crowd. The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime job on the top United States ...

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  • Explained: The cancer therapy that got two immunologists a Nobel
Explained: The cancer therapy that got two immunologists a Nobel

Before going to see her, I checked her scan report. This screenshot shows the official Nobel Prize Twitter account. Anderson Cancer Center. Honju works at Japan's Kyoto University. The new treatments represented "a landmark in our fight against cancer", the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in announcing the winners.

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  • Women Die In Flooded Van Driven By South Carolina Deputies
Women Die In Flooded Van Driven By South Carolina Deputies

Floodwaters in North Carolina were still quite high as of September 19. They were about halfway through the trip by 6 p.m., on Highway 76 near the Little Pee Dee River, when the van encountered the running water. Sixteen North Carolina rivers were at major flood stage Tuesday, with an additional three forecast to peak by Thursday. Aides say Pre...

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  • Three killed and two injured in warehouse shooting in Maryland, US
Three killed and two injured in warehouse shooting in Maryland, US

Moseley was once a security guard at the facility where the shooting occurred, a law enforcement official said. Walter Zambrano, who said he worked at the distribution centre, said he was in the bathroom when the shooting broke out and saw nothing as he hid, frightened for his life.

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  • Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises
Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

Hundreds were rescued in New Bern, a city of 30,000 at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers. He says waiting out a storm can also deplete resources. Authorities on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped "epic amounts of rainfall" across the southeastern United...

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  • Diclofenac increases the risk of heart strokes
Diclofenac increases the risk of heart strokes

Use of diclofenac , a commonly used NSAID for treating pain and inflammation , is linked to increased risk for cardiovascular events. The research team, led by Dr Morten Schmidt from the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark examined starting the use of the drug compared with no NSAIDS, beginning the use paracetamol and starting other tra...

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  • Longtime US Senator and war hero John McCain lies in state
Longtime US Senator and war hero John McCain lies in state

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said that McCain deserves "a significant memorial" in the nation's capital but that senators have time to decide what the best memorial is. Ducey said to the rest of the world, McCain "was Arizona". Ducey said McCain's fight for America wasn't over adding "it's a fight all Americans are obligated to ...

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  • Shortly After John McCain's Death, White House Raises Flags to Full Staff
Shortly After John McCain's Death, White House Raises Flags to Full Staff

President Trump did not issue a formal proclamation following his death but did tweet his condolences to McCain's family. The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump has always been fraught, died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

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  • Sen. John McCain dead at 81
Sen. John McCain dead at 81

McCain, who died following a battle with brain cancer, will also lie in state at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, a Republican official who is involved with planning told the newspaper. " John put principle before politics. I'd like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different", he wrote. Former President George W.

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  • Gut Enzyme Could Help Solve US Blood Shortages
Gut Enzyme Could Help Solve US Blood Shortages

Per the UK's National Health Service ( NHS ), blood group A features A-type antigens on the red blood cells, along with anti-B antibodies - the handcuffs that pin down and identify threats to the immune system - within the plasma. 21) at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston. The team found an entire family of enzymes that ...

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  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

To date this year, Public Health Ontario has reported five human cases in the province. "One bite from one infected mosquito can make a person sick", CVMVCD General Manager Jeremy Wittie said. -Repair: Keep mosquitoes outside. Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use. Use mosquito repellents containing D...

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  • A Harvard Prof Warns That Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison’
A Harvard Prof Warns That Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison’

The professor went on to say that there's no studies that show coconut oil has significant health benefits, and that saturated fatty acids can clog your arteries. The advisory paper recommended against ingesting coconut oil because of its high saturated fat content. Coconut oil contains around 86% saturated fat and around one-third more s...

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  • Google’s Fit Redesign Turns Activity Tracking Into a Game
Google’s Fit Redesign Turns Activity Tracking Into a Game

Google's revamp simplifies its tracking program, which it first launched in 2014 as a competitor to Apple's HealthKit. The new features are called " Move Minutes " and " Heart Points ". Heart Points are the more extreme of the two and will only generate during activity that gets your heart moving. Today, Google announced the redesigned Goog...

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  • New mobile app maps air quality across the state
New mobile app maps air quality across the state

Seattle's Space Needle was swathed in haze on Monday, and it was impossible to see nearby mountains. "The millions of vehicles on Bay Area roads during these hot summer months create unhealthy air quality and make breathing more hard for many", said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air district.

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  • New York University makes tuition free for all medical students
New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

That's a major deterrent for qualified premedical students considering a medical degree. The cost can also discourage some students from pursuing a career in the medical field at all. Speaking to CNN , Rafael Rivera, NYU's associate dean for admissions and financial aid said: "The debt can scare people away". So far, the school has raised $450...

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  • West Nile Virus Activity Reported in 40 States and District of Columbia
West Nile Virus Activity Reported in 40 States and District of Columbia

The mosquito was found in a trap near the intersection of Lower Marine Road and Bass Drive on the East side of Troy. "Since West Nile Virus has been detected, the community is being advised to protect themselves". Although humans and horses can become ill from the infection, the disease cannot be spread from people or horses. Empty any unused flowe...

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  • Wearing Loose Pants Can Improve Your Sperm Count
Wearing Loose Pants Can Improve Your Sperm Count

They sought to test the theory that briefs, being more constricting, raise scrotal temperature and have a negative effect on fertility . Your underwear choices might also affect the quality of your sperms. "Men who may benefit the most are men who've been trying a while and continue to struggle getting their partners pregnant". But before you ...

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  • Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

According to test results received by the health unit on Tuesday, mosquitoes collected from a trap located in Wyoming on August 1 tested positive for the virus . Make sure you wear long sleeved clothing and bug spray with DEET and be extra cautious around dusk and dawn. The state only had four cases until then, but reported 14 positive cases las...

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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

The vector index, which measures human risk for infection, remains lows in Weld County, but health officials say that could change in the coming weeks. No vaccine has been discovered yet for the infection. DRAIN standing water around your house weekly. Common places water can accumulate are outdoor features like potted plants and birdbaths, s...

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  • Smoking no longer allowed in public housing
Smoking no longer allowed in public housing

The smoking ban will not apply to chewing tobacco or electronic cigarettes. Tenants are still allowed to smoke on the premises, but only in certain areas. Each housing agency can also create additional smoke-free areas if they choose. Public housing was an exception until Monday, when the New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Health...

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