• 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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  • Man's legs, hands amputated after contact with dog's saliva
Man's legs, hands amputated after contact with dog's saliva

Through a blood test, doctors diagnosed Manteufel with an infection caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus , a bacteria often found in dog and cat saliva. The bacteria more often impacts people with a weakened immune system. If you have one of these conditions and are bitten by a cat or dog, the CDC recommends calling your doctor immediately to des...

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  • Transgender Woman Says CVS Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription
Transgender Woman Says CVS Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription

But when she gave her prescription to the pharmacist, he denied her the medication without giving a reason, she wrote. "He just kept asking, loudly and in front of other CVS staff and customers, why I was given the prescriptions", she said.

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  • Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day
Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day

Get Big Bite hot dogs at 7-Eleven for only $1 on July 18. In addition, the restaurant chain will go a step further on Thursday, July 26 when National Chili Dog Day will be recognized. Who doesn't love a tasty hot dog? Dine-in only, while supplies last for new users at participating locations. If you're not in on chili dogs... we might have to end...

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  • West Nile found in Chatham County; How about Beaufort County?
West Nile found in Chatham County; How about Beaufort County?

Jason Cabaj, Medical Officer of Health, Calgary Zone. This is the first positive indicator of West Nile Virus in the county for 2018. The case is in Hinds County. Take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours. What Are the Symptoms of West Nile? The incubation period for the virus is anywhere from three days to two weeks.

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  • FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal
FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

According to the CDC, Salmonella mbandaka bacteria have been found in unopened Honey Smacks cereal in California, as well as opened boxes collected from the homes of ill people in Montana, New York and Utah. "The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product". The salmonella illnesses started in March and may include more c...

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  • Judgment day for law on abortion as Trump nominates Supreme Court judge
Judgment day for law on abortion as Trump nominates Supreme Court judge

Trump has spent the weekend discussing his options with allies and will announce his pick at 9 p.m. EDT Monday from the White House. Let's say it's the four people. Barrett has been somewhat dismissive of the notion of following Supreme Court precedents, the doctrine known as stare decisis. Barrett has said she believes life begins at conception.

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  • Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span
Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

Blood samples and detailed medical histories, including health and lifestyle questions, showed that 33% of people drank between two and three cups of coffee a day. Additionally, it took into account a wide range of drinking habits, from no caffeine up to eight cups of coffee per day , while also exploring associations with decaf and instant coff...

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  • Doctors Remove 50-Pound Cyst From Woman's Ovary
Doctors Remove 50-Pound Cyst From Woman's Ovary

Kayla Rahn had been spending months trying to find ways to lose the 50 pounds that she thought she had put on extremely fast. "I legit looked like I was a solid nine months pregnant ". "She was seeking help from multiple physicians, and we had missed it - as a medical community, we had missed it", Jones said, emphasizing the need for patients to...

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  • Doctors Among Dozens Charged in Southland Health Care Fraud Sweep
Doctors Among Dozens Charged in Southland Health Care Fraud Sweep

Federal officials launched a massive crackdown on health care fraud across the country, targeting 601 people blamed for $2 billion in fraud losses. Of those charged, 162 defendants, including 76 doctors, were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and unsafe narcotics.

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  • FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time
FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

The move marks several firsts. The approval of Epidiolex may help open the door to more CBD research , as it helps to lift one regulatory hurdle. Epidiolex is reportedly an oral solution meant to treat seizures that are known to be associated with two particular types of epilepsy, the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet syndrome , fo...

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  • Migrating bump on woman's face turned out to be a worm
Migrating bump on woman's face turned out to be a worm

Five days later, the lump had moved to above her left eye. This parasite fails to reach maturity in human hosts, but still are able to crawl around, triggering an uncomfortable sensation under their skin. "A physical examination showed a superficial moving oblong nodule at the left upper eyelid", reads the case report. In humnans, D. repens u...

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  • Alzheimer's may be triggered by herpes virus
Alzheimer's may be triggered by herpes virus

In this study, researchers initially performed RNA sequencing on more than 600 samples of postmortem tissue of people with and without Alzheimer's, looking to quantify which genes were present in the brain and whether any were associated with the development of the disease.

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  • Almost 70 percent with common breast cancer could skip chemo, study says
Almost 70 percent with common breast cancer could skip chemo, study says

This year, about 260,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected in women in the United States, and 41,000 deaths . Across the European Union, we have seen positive results for breast cancer care as more women are being diagnosed and treated earlier, leading to higher survival rates.

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