• OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma agrees to settle $20 billion Oklahoma opioid case
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma agrees to settle $20 billion Oklahoma opioid case

They have often compared the cases against Purdue to widespread lawsuits against the tobacco industry that resulted in a $246 billion settlement in 1998. She said the company was probably also in talks with others to settle. Under the terms of the settlement, Purdue will contribute $102.5 million to establish the new addiction center, and membe...

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  • Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks
Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks

The research involved 901 patients aged 18 to 64 who have first-episode psychosis and have used mental health services in major sites across Europe between 2010 to 2015. " Cannabis carries severe health risks and users have a higher chance of developing psychosis". But they note that the cut-off of 10% THC for potency is conservative.

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  • Ariana Grande to launch new drink and playlists with Starbucks
Ariana Grande to launch new drink and playlists with Starbucks

Fans online joked that they would purchase a grande in the drink as a playful pun on Ariana's last name. "Grande, who recently became the most followed woman on Instagram and is now one of the world's biggest pop stars , announced her collaboration with Starbucks by declaring herself a "#starbucksambassador" and hanging out with her dogs on T...

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  • Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant
Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

Ravindra Gupta , a professor in the Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London, said in a statement . Nearly three years after he received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection - and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs - highly sensitive tests s...

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  • GE sells biopharma business to Danaher for $21.4 billion
GE sells biopharma business to Danaher for $21.4 billion

The business, which makes equipment for researching, developing and manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and had revenues of around $3 billion a year ago , will now operate as a separate division within Danaher's $6.5 billion life sciences division after the closure of the deal.

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  • Health minister rules out mandatory vaccinations in B.C.
Health minister rules out mandatory vaccinations in B.C.

After a total of 9 measles cases were recorded in Vancouver so far this year prompting the local health authority to declare an outbreak, Victorians have been wary of the disease spreading to the island. For them, we keep saying the messages that we say: that vaccines are safe and effective. Caroline Quach, a pediatric infectious disease specia...

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  • Study finds surprising link between higher sperm concentrations and marijuana smoking
Study finds surprising link between higher sperm concentrations and marijuana smoking

After examining the samples, the researchers found that only around 5 percent of the men who had smoked cannabis before had clinically low sperm counts , compared to 12 percent of the men who had never tried cannabis before. A study published Wednesday in Human Reproduction suggests that, contrary to prior research, marijuana could potentially...

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  • No Confirmed Measles Cases in Jackson County, Health Officials Underline
No Confirmed Measles Cases in Jackson County, Health Officials Underline

On the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, we at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh tweeted, with despair, a report in the Guardian that measles cases in Europe reached the highest number in 20 years. The Chelan-Douglas Health District clarified a Thursday news release indicating state law requires children or...

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  • Clark County up to 36 confirmed measles cases
Clark County up to 36 confirmed measles cases

But measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world. Measles virus travels through the air. And once there are pockets of disease, the possibility of a measles outbreak increases. And we wouldn't be dealing with this if we had vaccination rates up. He said: "I think the best thing we can do to prevent this is to have the vaccinat...

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  • Personal Details of 14,200 HIV-Positive Singaporeans Have Been Published Online
Personal Details of 14,200 HIV-Positive Singaporeans Have Been Published Online

According to MOH, the confidential information is in the illegal possession of Mikhy K Farrera Brochez, a male USA citizen who was residing in Singapore , on an employment pass, between January 2008 and June 2016 . It is indeed curious that the ministry held out until the information was actually leaked to inform the public of the illegal possess...

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  • Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Trump as rivals circle
Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Trump as rivals circle

Speaking at Oakland's City Hall, Harris says the American Dream and American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before. Six in 10 Americans now say the country is on the "wrong track". She talked of "foreign powers infecting the White House like malware" - a clear reference to Russian election meddling and allegations of collus...

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  • Gum disease bacteria may be cause of Alzheimer’s
Gum disease bacteria may be cause of Alzheimer’s

New research has suggested that Alzheimer's might be linked to gum disease - after a gum disease bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis , was found in the brains of dead patients. They also discovered the bacterium's DNA in their spinal fluid and toxic enzymes called gingipains, which are produced by the microbe, in their brains .

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  • De Blasio Announces Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens
De Blasio Announces Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens

The $100 million plan, dubbed "NYC Care", is created to provide health insurance for the 600,000 New Yorkers who have either opted out of purchasing insurance, can not afford the premiums available on the state's health-care exchange, or are ineligible for coverage because they are not citizens of the United States.

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  • Fed’s Powell dumps American dollar, as USA share jumps
Fed’s Powell dumps American dollar, as USA share jumps

The tensions have dragged on for almost a year, slowing business and dragging down stock indexes worldwide. Oil rose almost 2 percent on Friday after proposed trade talks between the United States and China eased some fears about a global economic slowdown, but gains were capped after the United States reported a sharp build in refined produc...

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  • Thailand’s New Year’s gift: Legalisation of marijuana
Thailand’s New Year’s gift: Legalisation of marijuana

Thailand is first Southeast Asias country to legalize medical marijuana . While Thailand's interim parliament voted to approve weed its recreational use remains illegal in the country. Cannabis traffickers can be subject to the death penalty in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. What is known is that only government-authorized people may plant o...

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  • A federal judge ruled against Obamacare. What happens now?
A federal judge ruled against Obamacare. What happens now?

If O'Connor's ruling stands , it would deal a major blow to the USA health care system. These include emergency services, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, prescription drugs and pediatric care. For one thing, O'Connor didn't enjoin the federal government from enforcing the provisions of the ACA. But th...

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  • Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements
Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements

A second widget is able to show detailed data such as steps taken, calories burned and miles traveled. Lastly, a new Wear OS feature will walk you through a breathing exercise if you're feeling in need of a relaxing little break from whatever you're doing.

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  • The Latest Photos As President George H.W
The Latest Photos As President George H.W

Bush. CNN used the event to assume the worst of the president and proceeded not to focus on remembering the life of Bush, but instead focus on attacking the president, more specifically, his character. Seems Sully couldn't bear to leave Bush just yet.as we reported, the service dog was supposed to be returned to America's VetDogs and head u...

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  • Chinese researcher claims to have made the first CRISPR-edited babies
Chinese researcher claims to have made the first CRISPR-edited babies

Gene editing could potentially help avoid heritable diseases by deleting or changing troublesome coding in embryos. In previous discussions of how gene editing could potentially be used, many scientists have agreed that it should be applied only to prevent serious genetic disorders without alternative treatments.

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  • Chinese researcher claims second pregnancy with gene-edited baby is underway
Chinese researcher claims second pregnancy with gene-edited baby is underway

He's claims have not been confirmed by other scientists. Natural mutations to the gene, known as CCR5, affect up to 10% of the populations in northern European countries and can also confer immunity to HIV, the scientist said . But Daley argued that a consensus was a emerging that "if we can solve the scientific challenges, it may be a moral i...

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  • Drug to reduce children’s peanut allergies shows early promise
Drug to reduce children’s peanut allergies shows early promise

Participants of the PALISADE trial were instructed to continue the standard of care for peanut allergy , which meant eliminating peanuts from their diets and carrying self-injectable epinephrine (an emergency medical treatment for accidental exposure).

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  • E. Coli Outbreak in Ontario, Quebec Linked to Romaine Lettuce
E. Coli Outbreak in Ontario, Quebec Linked to Romaine Lettuce

He suspects the USA has gone a step further than Canada in part because US authorities reported 32 cases of E. coli , 13 of which involved a person who was hospitalized. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to avoid eating the lettuce. This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey [PDF - 787 KB ] o...

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  • Health officials urge people to avoid romaine lettuce amid E. coli outbreak
Health officials urge people to avoid romaine lettuce amid E. coli outbreak

No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC . The contaminated lettuce is from the Yuma, Arizona region. In last year's outbreak, 25 people across 15 states became sick after eating romaine lettuce with that bacterial strain. coli . Additionally, you should make sure to wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine...

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  • 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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  • 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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