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Relief as Javid backs Billy plea for cannabis oil

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Border Force agents seized it from Charlotte Caldwell, the boy's mother, when she tried to bring it into London's Heathrow Airport on Monday from Canada, where she obtained it legally. Ms Caldwell says the oil is keeping the boy's seizures at bay and he had been free of seizures for more than 300 days while using it previously. Billy was prescribed medicinal cannabis oil a year ago - a first for the NHS. Read More »

Immigration rules relaxed for NHS workers

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But since this quota got filled quickly, the NHS was not able to recruit trained doctors - from India, for example. The new plans mean there will be no restriction on the number of doctors and nurses who can be employed through the "tier 2" visa route. Read More »

Idaho boy diagnosed with plague

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The Central District Health Department reported that the unidentified boy was exposed to the infection either in his home state or on a recent trip to Oregon-the plague has been found in wildlife in both of those states before. "Wear insect repellant, long trousers and socks when visiting plague-affected areas", she said. - Reduce rodent habitat around your home, workplace and recreational areas. Read More »

Does Being Religious Make You Live Longer?

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The data revealed that those whose obituaries included a religious affiliation lived 9.45 years longer than those who did not - which dropped to 6.48 when gender and marital status were factored in. "Religious affiliation had almost as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life", study lead author Laura Wallace, a doctoral student in psychology at The Ohio State University, said in a statement. Read More »

Relay for Life: Hip to be (on) square

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Marion County held its Relay For Life event Friday evening. The Relay for Life of Hampshire County stepped off Friday afternoon at Look Park, in honor of those lost, or who are still fighting their battles against cancer. Candles honor the community's cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease. He was Lyon County's first honorary survivor 25 years ago. Luminaria Ceremony - This ceremony represents everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Read More »

David Spade donates to mental health organisation

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The 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second-leading cause of death in people age 10-34, suicide claimed almost 45,000 American lives in 2016 alone. I still can't believe it. According to an eyewitness, all of Spade's jokes hit as expected, but they could tell he wasn't as lively as he usually is. Read More »

West Nile virus found in Bloomington mosquito pool

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Health officials are urging residents to take caution this summer. "The heavy rain can increase the population after the rain stops and recedes because there will be a lot of pockets of water by having a lot of pockets of water mosquitos are going to find water to lay their eggs", Debboun added. Read More »

Why eating at work can add on the pounds

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Stephen Onufrak , Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Berkeley Lake, Ga., and colleagues used data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Acquisition and Purchasing Survey to examine food purchases and free acquisitions made at worksites among 5,222 employed adults. Read More »

One-third of common medications can make people depressed

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The researchers found 200 commonly-used prescription drugs for things like birth control, blood pressure, pain, heart problems and more listed depression as a possible side effect. This makes the need for awareness of depression as a potential side effect even more pressing. Qato said that pharmacists stick labels on pill bottles, warning that drugs increase the risk of drowsiness, that people should take food or not drink alcohol with a certain medication, but that many patients - ... Read More »

Idaho child diagnosed with plague

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Since 1940, only five human cases of plague have been reported in the Gem State. According to health officials, plague in humans is rare and is spread through a bite from an infected flea. According to the CDC, symptoms can include fever, headache, chills, extreme weakness and, depending on the type of plague, skin discoloration, swollen and painful lymph nodes, or pneumonia. Read More »

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

CDC says the rise in suicide is not just a mental health issue and that attention must be payed to circumstances that precede mental health conditions, such as financial or relationship problems. The highest female suicide rate in 2016 was in women from ages 25 to 64. In most cases, the mistakes made by news organizations were early in the coverage, committed by people inexperienced in such stories, she said. Read More »

Added Sugar Consumption In Toddlers Is On The Rise In The US

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Researchers cataloged food items that contained extra cane sugar , high-fructose corn syrup, honey and other sugars. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans , issued by the US government, recommends children between 2 and 19, limit added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons per day. Read More »

Africa's Famous Trees Dying, Including Some of Oldest Baobabs

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The researchers found that since 2005 eight of the 13 oldest, and five of the six largest, African baobab trees have either died or their oldest parts or stems died. It is found naturally in Africa's savannah region, and outside the continent in tropical areas to which it was introduced. Man-made climate change is a likely suspect, scientists said. Read More »

Notable Stock to Watch: Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC)

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This may include following fundamental and technical information, and it may also include following analyst projections. The relative volume observed at 21.19. Beyond SMA20 one is basically looking at primary trends. A moving average (MA) is a trend-following or lagging indicator because it is based on past prices . Read More »

Toddlers are eating too much sugar: CDC study

These children took part in the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey or NHANES that took place from 2011 to 2014. Those who were between 19 and 23 months were found to consume an average of more than 7 teaspoons of added sugar on a given day. Read More »

KKR Nears Agreement to Acquire Envision for about $5.5B

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Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC ) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 7th. It held $1.88 billion in cash and cash equivalents, according to its latest earnings report. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Envision Healthcare by 1.7% in the first quarter. Read More »

Your kitchen towel could give you food poisoning

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Out of 100 towels collected for the study, the researchers found that 49 percent contained bacterial growth and the figure increased in the families that had more of members, presence of kids and increasing family size. They found staphylococcus was more likely to be found on towels from families with children and of lower socio-economic status. Among the samples which were positive for bacterial growth, 36.7 percent grew coliforms, 36.7 percent grew Enterococcus spp , and 14.3 percent ... Read More »

Trump admin: We won't defend Obamacare

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The federal lawsuit hinges on the ACA's individual mandate, or the requirement to get health coverage or pay a penalty. "The decision by the Department of Justice to abandon critical patient protections is devastating for the millions of Americans who suffer from serious illnesses or have preexisting conditions and rely on those protections under current law to obtain life-saving healthcare", read a joint statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American ... Read More »

Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO records 62 cases, 27 deaths

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Salama said he is "cautiously optimistic". Ebola virus disease, which causes fever, severe headache and in some cases hemorrhaging, most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates, such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. "The latest case, confirmed on Thursday, was in the remote Iboko health zone in the northwest, an indication that the outbreak is ongoing, he said". Read More »

Trump's Midterm Gift To Dems: A War On Pre-Existing Condition Protections

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The brief was filed in Texas v. Azar , a case brought in February by Texas and 19 other Republican-led states. Attorney General Jeff Sessions , in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, said he had determined the individual mandate will be unconstitutional when the tax law becomes effective in 2019. Read More »

This new blood test can predict due date and premature birth

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The women gave blood samples during the second or third trimester of their pregnancy, and of them, 15 ended up having preterm deliveries. But what if there were a cheap way to predict a baby's birthday accurately, including the risk of a premature baby? When a woman gives birth prematurely - deemed to be before 37 weeks - a number of potential complications can arise for the baby, ranging from physical development issues to behavioural and neurological disorders. Read More »

Relay for Life at Larson Center

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Rain may have delayed the event , but for the hundreds of people that gathered at Riverwalk Park it was worth the wait to be a part of the annual Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society's mission to fight cancer. The first lap was walked by cancer survivors. She and other survivors led the first lap around the track, inspiring others to keep moving forward - on their fight, their fundraising and awareness. Read More »

Anthony Bourdain’s girlfriend Asia Argento speaks out after his shocking death

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Spade's sister-in-law, designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, after committing suicide . Brash and opinionated, Bourdain had spoken openly about his past drug use and heroin addiction. Bourdain became an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement after Argento revealed she had been sexually assaulted by the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Read More »

Medicare to be exhausted by 2026, three years earlier than expected

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The updates on the health of the two largest U.S. entitlement programs were the first since December's sweeping tax cuts, which the White House said would increase growth, offsetting lost tax revenues, something economists doubt. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise that he wouldn't cut Social Security or Medicare, but he hasn't offered a rescue plan for either program. Read More »

Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett urge CEOs to end quarterly earnings forecasts

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Many CEOs who take part in the common practice of providing Wall Street estimates of how much money their companies will make often feel "pressure" to meet those quarterly forecasts. On Thursday morning, the Business Roundtable which includes CEOs of US companies with more than 16 million employees and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues, weighed in supporting the proposal. Read More »

Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

The Trump administration's move fueled accusations that it was politicizing the Justice Department , which is supposed to defend the constitutionality of federal statutes in court - even if the administration in power does not like them - if reasonable arguments can be made. Read More »

President Trump Signs Bill Expanding Private Care for Veterans

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The reforms will be bolstered by $5.2 billion in federal funding to prevent interruption of access to needed care for the nation's military veterans. Jim Wingerter, a former Marine who spent time in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, said easier access to health care for veterans is important. Read More »

Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Midwest

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Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons linked to this outbreak from their shelves. "The CDC is not recommending people avoid whole melons", the state said in a press release. If you have recently purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart, throw it out. Most people who have been infected with this strain of salmonella bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Read More »

Google Doodle honors Mount Holyoke's Virginia Apgar

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Though Apgar stayed away from women's movements, she would say "women were liberated the day they were born: they just had to be better at what they did to succeed in a man's world or profession". The US clinician was born in 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey to a musical family. But the Apgar score system developed by her is still used to quickly assess the health of newborns. Read More »

Fears Are Rising That Drug Resistant Gonorrhoea Will Spread Across UK

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Worryingly, the highest rates of STIs are occurring in 16 to 24 year-olds, showing that the current sex ed situation in our schooling system is woefully inadequate. Total SHS attendances across England increased 3% between 2016 and 2017, from 3.2 million to 3.3 million. The numbers have risen by 13 percent in the last five years says the report. Read More »

CSIRO creates broccoli powder you can stir through coffee

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Imperfect-looking broccoli that would have otherwise been wasted has been converted into a nutrient-rich powder by Hort Innovation and CSIRO . "The broccoli powder has already been used for the production of extruded snacks with high vegetable content. Read More »

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Suicide presents a "growing public health problem", with significant increases in 44 of the 50 states, said the report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). The CDC report cites several different approaches, such as working to stabilize housing and teaching coping and problem-solving skills early in life. Read More »

Doctor saves reality TV contestant's life by spotting thyroid cancer tumour

Little did he know that he will end up searching for a woman to save her life. Ms McGuiness, who is already a brain cancer survivor, is now undergoing treatment. "It stood out - and I went from being relaxed to [thinking], gosh, she may have a medical problem", said Voigt. "It's just a miracle, in my opinion, that he happened to see this on television", McGuinness told ABC News . Read More »