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Processed Meats, Mania Disorder Risk Linked in New Research

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The study showed that chemicals used for processing of meat products can affect the mental state of the person. Dr Yolken said: 'We looked at a number of different dietary exposures and cured meat really stood out. No other foods were linked with mania, and nitrate-cured meats were not directly associated with a diagnosis of any other neuropsychiatric disorder, including schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder , BPD, bipolar depression , or major depressive disorder . Read More »

Based Think Tank Says Editing Human Embryos Is 'Morally Permissible'

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There are grave moral concerns about messing with God's creations and setting up a society of genetic "haves" and "have-nots". Independent inquiry has concluded that DNA editing of human embryo , sperm, or egg to influence characteristics of a future person could be permissible, but if that is to happen a number of measures are needed to be in place to ensure genome editing would be done in a manner ethically responsible and acceptable. Read More »

Britney Spears Says She's up for 'Mickey Mouse Club' Reunion

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Britney Spears performs at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles , California, December 2, 2016. Speaking with PEOPLE , the entertainer, who is now on the road with a stripped down version of her Las Vegas residency " Piece of Me ", spoke about the theme behind the release and how she works on her own confidence. Read More »

RFG Advisory Group LLC Purchased New Stock in UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)

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After beginning the session at $258.29, shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated reached as high as $258.45 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $256.43. In other news, insider Larry C. Renfro sold 19,652 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday , June 15th. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 2.81% and sits 5.08% higher versus its 50 days moving average. Read More »

Man dies from bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus in raw oysters

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The department did not release the name of the restaurant where the man ate the tainted shellfish . The department of health website says this is the first confirmed case and death of Vibrio vulnificus in Sarasota County this year. Instead they should ensure that their shellfish are cooked thoroughly. "Infections are rare but exposures occur more commonly during the summer months from May to October, when the water is warmer", department officials said in an email reply. Read More »

Susan Rice: White House 'Serving a Hostile Foreign Power'

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But Sarah Huckabee Sanders , pressed at the briefing, said Trump was simply saying "no" to the idea of taking questions, not addressing Moscow's current capabilities. A Washington Post-Schar School poll conducted in late June and early July found that almost half of registered voters - 48 percent - think Democrats running for Congress have been too critical of Trump. Read More »

Hot dog freebies and weiner deals Wednesday

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Here are the best promotions for National Hot Dog Day 2018. Mark Romig, director of merchandise for Love's said , "Giving out free items on National Hot Dog Day is a great way for us to thank our loyal Customers and encourage others to try something new". Read More »

Teva Recalls Hypertension Drug Valsartan Due to Carcinogen Trace

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Certain lots of the therapy, distributed under the Actavis label in the United States, have been detected to have trace amounts of probably human carcinogen N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA ). When contacted, DRAP deputy director (quality control) Abdul Sattar Sohrani confirmed the recall orders and said the pharmaceutical firms concerned had been given one week to remove from the market the medicines made from Zhejiang Huahai's valsartan. Read More »

DNREC announces first finding of West Nile virus in birds

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The case was reported in late June in Hinds County. The state has upped its aerial spraying and mosquito fog trucks to deal with the increased mosquito activity. "And also make sure you empty or change the outdoor standing water because those are areas that breed mosquitoes". An effective repellent will contain DEET, picardin or lemon eucalyptus oil. Read More »

First colour X-ray performed on human

An innovative device capable of making three dimensional color images of high resolution and high accuracy drawing details. The Medipix3 chip works equally with a sensor of a digital camera, but it identifies and calculates the particles are hitting each pixel when a shutter opens. Read More »

Bankrate Study: 10 Worst States to Retire List for 2018

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Florida scored well for its warm weather and low taxes but was hindered by scores related to crime rate and healthcare quality, Bankrate said. Also toward the bottom were New Mexico , Maryland , and Louisiana . The things that make you happy that give meaning to your life, your social relationships, your spousal relationships, all inform your happiness when you retire'. Read More »

Doctors have warned an emerging STI could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug

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The greatest outcome is for women with pelvic inflammatory disease caused by MG, which would be very hard to treat, putting them at increased risk of infertility'. "The new guidelines will be helpful, but unless and until we get funds so we can regularly test for it, we'll be in the dark about which women with pelvic inflammatory disease have got it and about what their true risk of long term complications are", Greenhouse told CNN . Read More »

First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

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They were originally created to track particles accurately at the Large Hadron Collider and, due to their precision, have shown enormous potential in medicine. The Medipix3 detector, however, " is able to measure how specific energies of X-rays are being attenuated " and can differentiate between bone, muscle, metal, fats and liquid. Read More »

Boston researchers re-engineer cancer cells to fight off 'their own kind'

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Scientists at the University of California San Francisco have found a way to edit genomes, a method they say could revolutionize treatments for cancer , infections like HIV and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The researchers tested two different methods to bio-engineer multiple types of cancer cells to place inside mice with cancer . The cells came from three siblings with a rare, severe autoimmune disease that has so far been resistant to treatment. Read More »

Trump administration slashes more ObamaCare funds

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Navigator groups that have helped people sign up for health insurance since Obamacare coverage began in 2014 said the funding cuts will be hard to absorb. But in January, in a separate case, a federal district judge in MA upheld the government formula used to calculate the payments. The administration said navigators were not enrolling enough people to receive higher funding amounts. Read More »

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder

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J&J knew its talc products were contaminated with asbestos and kept this information from reaching the public, Mark Lanier, the plaintiffs' lawyer told jurors in closing arguments Wednesday. The women and their families said decades-long use of baby powder and other cosmetic talc products caused their diseases. The company has been fighting claims that talc powder is unsafe for years . Read More »

Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak

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It says that regardless of expiration date, the cereal should be thrown away or returned to a retailer for a refund. The US Food and Drug Administration urged consumers on Thursday to avoid eating and retailers to not sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal because of the chance of salmonella contamination. Read More »

UAE Ministry of Health Recalls Some Anti-Hypertensive Medications Containing Valsartan

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Drugs that contain valsartan are used in treating high blood pressure and help to prevent heart attacks and stroke. The circular has also directed that all healthcare practitioners and doctors should not prescribe or dispense the affected products and also advises patients to not discontinue use of the medicine unless they consult with the doctor to prescribe other alternatives registered with the Ministry. Read More »

AHS warns Calgarians about the risk of West Nile Virus

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Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control announced Thursday that several mosquitos in Butte County are plagued with West Nile and the virus is now active in Butte County. The virus is usually prevalent from May through October when mosquitoes are most abundant. What Is West Nile Virus? The virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to animals, birds and humans. Read More »

Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

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US District Judge, Vince Chhabria, described the expert testimony as "shaky" but, crucially, ruled that a reasonable jury could conclude - based on findings of three approved experts - that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans. Many government regulators have rejected a link between the active ingredient in Roundup and cancer. Claims against Monsanto received a boost in 2015 , when the International Agency for Research on Cancer - part of the World Health Organization - announced that ... Read More »

Mycoplasma genitalium (MG): what it is and why doctors are anxious

Dr Paddy Horner, consultant senior lecturer in sexual health at Bristol University and one of the authors of the new guidelines, said: "This is not curing the infection and is causing antimicrobial resistance in MG patients". "I am now certain it has returned and I am awaiting further test results". "I think clinics should test for MG as part of their sexual health screening process, as this would have been picked up at the start for me". Read More »

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases, says study

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The meta-analysis included 18 prospective cohort studies and randomized trials, encompassing more two million participants and 18 million person-years of follow-up. Dr. Eduardo Sanchez the AHA's chief medical officer for prevention. The new findings come on the heels of prior studies which showed that supplements have few, if any, health benefits. Read More »

Trump Admin Favored Corporations In Opposing Breastfeeding Resolution

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According to the New York Times , the U.S.'s decision to side against breastfeeding shocked World Health officials and set off a contentious debate, which more than a dozen people from several countries recounted for the report . Though high quality, safely prepared substitutes can provide adequate nutrition for infants, emphasis on breastfeeding stretches back through decades of concern from health experts and officials that milk-substitute makers were causing harm with their ... Read More »

Eating solid foods earlier promotes better sleep in babies

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The second group, while continuing to breastfeed, was asked to introduce solid foods to their infants' diet from the age of three months. The children's health and behaviour was followed for three years, with their sleep and consumption of solid food tracked by families through questionnaires. Read More »

Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments

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Maryland's health insurance companies are concerned that a Trump administration decision to suspend payments that help to cover the costs of the sickest patients will further destabilize the market and could push them to seek even higher premiums on plans consumers already say are too expensive. Read More »

Commonly prescribed heart drug is recalled in 22 countries

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According to worldwide media reports, the company Zhejiang Huahai found N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the valsartan active substance supplied to manufacturers producing some of the valsartan medicines available in the European Union. According to Dr Lorraine Nolan, Chief Executive, HPRA, this is an emerging situation being managed in real time by the HPRA working with the European network of medicine regulators in order to determine the extent of the issue. Read More »

Trump's Latest Affordable Care Act Move Adds to Insurers' Uncertainty

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suspended payments to health insurers with a large number of sick Obamacare clients. Payments for 2017 are $10.4 billion. In February, however, the federal district judge in New Mexico issued a decision voiding the formula used in calculating risk adjustment payments for the 2014-2018 benefit years. Read More »

Salman Khan calls Katrina Kaif 'baby' during an interview

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All these pictures are in the shades of black and white. But Arjun had quite a amusing take on it as he commented, "U got dandruff Katrina"! Katrina is now in New Jersey with Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha , Prabhudheva, Maniesh Paul and Guru Randhawa for the Dabangg Reloaded Tour. Read More »

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

For the final operation tomorrow, Mr Narongsak said the rescuers would use the same plan with some adjustments because the number of survivors to be extracted would be five instead of four as was the case for the last two days. He said those conditions will not last if the rain resumes. The first stage of the mission ran "smoothly" and the rescued boys were in "good health" , according to the Thai authorities. Read More »

CDC Reports 212 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora in Midwest

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A recall was also issued in mid-June for the Del Monte trays, which included baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and dill dip, and were labeled for sale by Jun 17. Cyclosporiasis is caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis , a single-celled protozoa most commonly transmitted on produce contaminated with human fecal matter, particularly from tropical or subtropical regions where the parasite is native. Read More »

Donald Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

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Distinction: If Trump is looking to make history, Barrett could have some appeal. "This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats to oppose a highly qualified nominee, and all four of these people are highly qualified, been on the court, know what they're doing, mainstream judges", Graham said. Read More »

After initial tests, HIV vaccine trial on 2600 African women

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The researchers who carried out the trial published their findings in The Lancet . An estimated 37 million people live with HIV/Aids, according to the World Health Organisation. It consists of pieces of many different viruses. There are limitless HIV strains across the world. Study participants in the APPROACH trial were taken from 12 clinics located in east Africa, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. Read More »