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Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1000 cases

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New cases have increased sharply over the past week, with 58 new cases reported - the highest number in a week in 2019. "This is a reminder that the outbreak is still not under control and much is needed to be done", said Tariq Riebl, a response director for a leading aid group, the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Read More »

Drinking very hot tea nearly doubles risk of cancer

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Among the participants, 317 cases of esophageal cancer were identified during the follow-up. It is important to note, however, that it's the temperature of the beverage - not the type - that puts people at an increased risk. It is less important in the United Kingdom, both because of lower rates of oesophageal cancer and because of the likely different approach to drinking hot beverages . Read More »

Peloton Sued Using Artist Music Without Permission

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Unlicensed music by Kanye West, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Thomas Rhett, Justin Bieber and Florida Georgia line and from DJs such as Tiesto, Benny Benassi and the late Avicii has also allegedly been used. Read More »

Four More Measles Cases Confirmed in Oakland County

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division issued the update Thursday night, saying three other cases of the highly-contagious disease are under investigation. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, After 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Kroger: 23675 Greenfield Rd .: Southfield, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Huntington Woods Minyan , 14130 Balfour Street, Oak Park, from 8:30 a.m. Read More »

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Postpone Wedding: He's Not 'Excited'

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And Bieber is just one celebrity who has candidly spoken out about his mental health struggles, recently saying he's " been struggling a lot ". "They haven't sent out any new save the dates". "She only wants him to focus on his mental health". She understands him deeply, and is 100% ready to help him. "He realizes how blessed he is to have her". Read More »

CVS will carry cannabis-based products

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THC, the psychoactive chemical that causes the high, is found in marijuana . However, they aren't selling any CBD-containing supplements or food additives. CVS is working with multiple CBD product manufacturers, Michael DeAngelis, a spokesman for CVS, said in an email. Your CBD Store opened in Lawrenceburg late previous year following the legalization of CBD products in the state. Read More »

Smoking Marijuana Daily Increases Your Risk of Psychosis, New Study Says

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The researchers from King's College London in the United Kingdom conducted new research as they were concerned about a possible relation between cannabis use and psychosis . But NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said it would be "premature at best, and sensational at worst" to conclude a causal relationship exists between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders. Read More »

Anti-vaxxer Italian leader down with chickenpox

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During his time in parliament as The League's head of Chambers argued parents should not be " coerced " into vaccinating their children. He said he was opposed to the idea of vaccination being made mandatory. However, upon his hospitalization, Fedriga wrote on Facebook that he does not oppose vaccination. "I am not against vaccines, on the contrary, I am in favour of a stronger alliance with the families", he said. Read More »

The Heart Is Not Sweet On Bitter Consequences Of Sugary Drinks

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Chan School of Public Health. Also two to six per week with a six per cent increase; one to two per day with a 14 per cent increase, and two or more per day with a 21 per cent increase. But this doesn't mean that people should consume such drinks without thinking about the consequences. And what about replacing sugary drinks with artificially sweetened drinks? "Women with higher diet beverage consumption tended to be heavier and have hypertension (high blood pressure)", Ms. Read More »

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Postpartum Depression

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But Zulresso's manufacturer, Sage Therapeutics , expects the drug to be covered under insurance. Another pill, now involved in clinical trials , has also shown positive results and could be submitted for FDA approval in a couple of years, Sage Therapeutics told The New York Times . Read More »

Chinese woman nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

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The woman said she injected the fruits because she wanted an "immediate result from them" and said she didn't think they'd be harmful because they were fresh. "I had no idea it would get me into such trouble". Zeng ended up in the intensive care unit, where she would spend the next several days, according to Xiaoxiang Morning News . Read More »

Strawberry, Spinach, Kale Are Most Pesticide-Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables

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Analysis of recent data showed that 70% of this produce sold for consumption contained pesticide residues. Every year, the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen provide a snapshot of pesticide use in America. However, if your budget does not allow you to eat organic, fruits and vegetables are better than none. Recognizing this isn't always an option for people, the report acknowledges that eating any fresh fruit or vegetable - organic or not - is beneficial to one's health. Read More »

Interest in Measles vaccine and antibody testing is growing

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The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) declared measles outbreaks in 5 Regions (Region NCR, III, IV-A, VI, VII) on 7 February 2019, whereas cases are being reported from all 17 Regions. Complications are more common in children and young adults and include ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and may require hospitalisation. Read More »

Police confirm death of Michael Thalassitis not being treated as suspicious

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Secondly, it annoys me that you were so misunderstood. Jonny Mitchell, who became friends with Thalassitis after appearing on Love Island with him, said in a post on Instagram he was "heartbroken" by the news. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this very sad time. "'Offices and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, aged in his 20s, deceased", the statement said. Read More »

Drinking Hot Tea Nearly Doubles Risk of Cancer

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The American Cancer Society report found drinking two cups of tea at more than 140 degrees nearly doubles your chance of esophageal cancer. Lead author Dr Farhad Islami, from the American Cancer Society, said: "Many people enjoy drinking tea, coffee , or other hot beverages". Read More »

Smokable Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Florida

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The new law ends a two-year prohibition on smokable marijuana that resulted in lawsuits and eventually an ultimatum from DeSantis for the Legislature to revoke the smoking ban. "Over 70 percent of Florida voters approved medical marijuana in 2016", DeSantis said in statement. DeSantis had given lawmakers until the middle of March to repeal the ban. Read More »

Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Psychosis, Study Finds

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In terms of using high-THC strains, the comparison was 37 to 19 percent, respectively. Michael Bloomfield, of University College London , who was not involved in the study, said: "This important research adds weight to the advice that people who use cannabis recreationally should avoid high THC cannabis and that care is needed when treating patients with cannabis-derived products". Read More »

Sugary Beverages At High Amounts Will Lead To Death

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According to Bureau of Statistics data , more than half of the free sugar we consume comes from sugary drinks - mostly soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks . They controlled for other dietary variables, physical action and weight list so any impact estimated could be autonomously connected with sugar-sweetened beverages. Read More »

Eating Too Many Eggs Increases Heart Attack Risk, Study Says

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Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow in preventive medicine at Northwestern. These yielded details of what each person had eaten either in the previous year or month. Prior to 2015, nutrition guidelines recommended eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day. Read More »

Sugary Beverages Linked With Increased Risk of Premature Death

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It's important to note that the study found only an association and can not prove that drinking soda or other sugary drinks causes early death. People who consume lots of sugary sodas and sports drinks every day may be more likely to die early of causes like heart disease and cancer than people who rarely if ever indulge in these beverages, a USA study suggests. Read More »

Doctor's Advise Against Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attacks in Older Adults

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Nearly 80 percent of all heart disease can be prevented with lifestyle modifications, according to the Heart Association. Stay up to date on what healthy means now. But for people at low to average risk of heart disease, a healthy lifestyle is by far the best path to living a long, healthy life. Experts say that adults don't need to take the daily aspirin anymore because it is much easier to directly treat the risk factors for heart attacks and strokes such as hypertension, diabetes and ... Read More »

Study Links Sugary Drinks to Higher Risk of Premature Death

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Men who did the same had a 29% increase in risk. That's because among heavy consumers of sugary drinks , substituting one artificially sweetened drink per day was tied to a slight reduction in the risk of early death. Researchers examined data from 37,716 men in the Health Professionals follow-up study and 80,647 women in the Nurses' Health Study . Artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) and risk of early death were also evaluated. Read More »

Daily aspirin no longer recommended to prevent heart attacks in older adults

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A new report from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association says the drug "should be used infrequently" for the goal of preventing cardiovascular disease "because of lack of net benefit" for most adults. "It's much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and cholesterol as opposed to recommending aspirin", said Blumenthal. Read More »

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

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It is estimated that one large egg contains about 186mg of dietary cholesterol in the yolk. Eggs have always been thought of as a healthy dietary addition and are included in many country's national dietary guidelines. Some researchers have suggested that links between egg consumption and health problems can largely be explained by the lifestyles of heavy egg eaters, since they may also be more likely to eat foods that are unhealthy for the heart and less likely to exercise regularly. Read More »

Chronic kidney disease on the rise in Cayman

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The celebration was initiated by the joint committee of the International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations in 2006. Most kidney diseases do not occur overnight and happen slowly, in different stages. "Kidney disease is increasing at a faster rate than any other noncommunicable disease in the USA, and that's why we're working so hard to ensure people at risk are tested", said LaVarne A. Read More »

New data suggest eggs increase risk of heart attacks and strokes

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The chances of dying early were also elevated. They can still be part of a healthy diet, but in smaller quantities than many Americans have gotten used to, the researchers say. Whether eating eggs or cholesterol, which is also found in products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products, is linked to cardiovascular disease and death has always been a subject of debate, the researchers said. Read More »

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign have unionized

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Sanders is now slated to headline another campaign rally Saturday in Nevada. The campaign said that the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 had been chosen by the majority of the bargaining employees to serve as their exclusive representative. Read More »

Flu season is not over yet

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In recent years, flu-related deaths have ranged from about 12,000 to 56,000, according to the CDC. Four of the eight deaths reported to the CDC during week nine were associated with an influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 virus, the predominate virus in most of the country this year, and occurred during weeks seven, eight and nine - the weeks ending February 16 and 23 and March 2, respectively. Read More »

Fans send love to Justin Bieber

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Back in 2018, Justin Bieber married Hailey Baldwin and was featured on a second collaboration with DJ Khaled, Quavo and Chance the Rapper. Baldwin has been doing whatever she can to help Bieber, including going with him to meetings and appointments. Read More »

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy

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The consequences for failing to comply with the legislation reportedly varies depending on how old the child is. The deadline for parents to provide proof of vaccination was on Monday, according to news reports . Across the world, health authorities are grappling with a global resurgence of measles, with record numbers recorded in Europe and deadly outbreaks in the Philippines and Madagascar. Read More »

Air pollution killing almost as many people as smoking in Britain

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When they looked at individual countries, the researchers found that air pollution caused an excess death rate of 154 per 100,000 in Germany (a reduction of 2.4 years in life expectancy); 136 in Italy (reduction in life expectancy of 1.9 years); 150 in Poland (reduction in life expectancy of 2.8 years); 98 in the United Kingdom (reduction in life expectancy of 1.5 years); and 105 in France (reduction in life expectancy of 1.6 years). Read More »

Trump budget proposal cuts NIH research, retains border wall plan

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Because of a tax cut for the super-wealthy that created a deficit of $1.9 trillion, and now they've got to go make somebody pay for it. The head of a major hospital association pushed back hard, saying in a blog that "arbitrary and blunt" Medicare cuts would have a "devastating" impact on care for seniors. Read More »

An Eye Doctor may help diagnose Alzheimer’s before its symptoms

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The blood vessel changes may be the result of changes in the brain that signify Alzheimer's disease. The new study's authors propose reduced blood flow to the eyes may be because the protein that signals blood vessels to grow and proliferate is found at low levels in people with Alzheimer's. Read More »