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Lab-Grown Lungs Transplanted into Pigs

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Finally, they transplanted the four lab-grown lungs into the four recipient pigs. The work, which was recently detailed in a study published by Science Translational Medicine , details the work and progress made over the last few years, reaching the point where no complication resulted from the transplants. Read More »

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

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Insurers will soon be allowed to sell these policies for just under a year. The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury announced new rules Wednesday that make it easier for consumers to replace ACA insurance with these short-term policies. Read More »

Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

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According to the Fairfax County Health Department, an adult resident living in the northeastern part of Fairfax County was hospitalized from the virus. Louis Encephalitis. In Virginia, there were 13, and in the District, there were four. Last year, Toronto Public Health did not record the first lab-confirmed case of West Nile virus until August 25. Read More »

Why is lung cancer spreading among non-smokers?

The highest rates in 2030 are projected in Europe and Oceania, and the lowest rates in North America and Asia. "Decades back, lung cancer cases were attributed to smokers and old age groups", said Dr Arvind Kumar, chairman of the SGRH Centre for Chest Surgery, who led the study . Read More »

FDA warns 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments may pose safety risks

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But the safety and effectiveness of these devices hasn't been evaluated or confirmed by the FDA for 'vaginal rejuvenation '. "As a leader in women's health, Hologic has a strong track record of rooting our products in science and clinical evidence, so we take the contents of this letter seriously", Jane Mazur, a spokesperson for Hologic, Inc., said in a statement . Read More »

New study ignites debate over cost of 'Medicare for all'

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Which explains why federal spending would go up significantly. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) widely popular Medicare for All plan would cost $32.6 trillion over the next decade was conducted by an official, neutral body seeking the facts, not pushing an agenda. Read More »

Cannabis Compound Could Improve Quality of Life In Pancreatic Cancer Sufferers

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CBD has been subject to an array of research in recent years and is widely known to have therapeutic benefits for dozens of ailments - including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. A study carried out on mice revealed that the Cannabidiol from Cannabis might improve pancreatic cancer therapies. But it adds to growing excitement among doctors surrounding the medicinal properties of cannabis. Read More »

3 in 5 Babies Not Breastfed in the First Hour of Life

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One in five children in wealthy countries have never been breastfed compared to 4 percent of babies in lower income countries. Skin-to-skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulate the mother's production of breastmilk, including colostrum, also called the baby's "first vaccine", which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies. Read More »

Man’s limbs amputated after dog licks lead to blood infection

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Doctors were forced to amputate his limbs. Possibly. If you own a cat or dog be aware that Capnocytophaga Canimorsus is a normal bacteria that grows in the mouth of up to 60% of dogs and 17% of cats. Then doctors had to remove his hands. His nose also suffered tissue damage, and he will need plastic surgery to be able to breath normally again. The Centers for Disease Control warns that this bacteria can infect a person even if they haven't been bitten. Read More »

KDHE reports first West Nile Virus cases in Kansas for 2018

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Most people infected with the virus do not have symptoms. In rare cases, people develop severe illnesses like meningitis, which can be deadly. The department recommends knowing the risk and taking action to prevent mosquito bites to protect yourself against West Nile Virus. Read More »

Public housing in states including OH to go smoke

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Smokers will still be able to rent units but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from public housing and administrative office buildings. Officials say the new rule is to help stop people from being exposed to secondhand smoke. Tenants will not be evicted for a single instance of smoking, but could face eviction after several smoking violations. Read More »

Indianapolis teen severely burned in internet prank gone wrong

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Kyland says last week he and friend were watching hot water challenge videos on Youtube . The boiling water was poured on Kyland Clark , 15, as he slept. Last year, an 8-year-old died in Florida after attempting the challenge. "And, it's suggesting to people that they can try it and they won't be hurt, but they will be". Read More »

Offers free hepatitis screening for 1000 persons

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Like previous years, the prime objective to observe the day and chalk out a day long program was to raise awareness regarding the global issue of hepatitis , to influence real changes and to create awareness among masses about the disease. Read More »

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in 5 South Dakota counties

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Sheeley said wet, swampy areas are the flawless conditions for mosquitoes to breed, and spread disease. "Residents are encouraged to protect themselves whenever they are outdoors". People older than 60 and individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus. "They may have more mosquitoes in their pools, but prevention doesn't change", said Field Epidemiologist with Fargo Cass Public Health Brenton Nesemeier. Read More »

A teenage boy's feet were infected with painful parasitic hookworms

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Soon after, an itchy rash appeared on his right thigh followed by gaping wounds all over his feet. "Cutaneous larva migrans", said the teen's mother, Kelli Dumas. In a post on Facebook , Kelli said that Michael is now unable to wear shoes and needs to soak the infected area in bleach water every day. Soon red bumps started developing on other areas of his body and his anxious mother, Kelli Mulhollen Dumas did not take a chance and immediately rushed him to a pediatrician. Read More »

Daring entrepreneurs may simply be driven by mind-altering cat parasite

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T. gondii is known to make mice unafraid of cats. People often joke that cats control humans: They eat the food we provide for them, sleep in the beds we give them, play with us only when it suits them. They analyzed the rate of infection in 42 countries relative to national surveys of entrepreneurial activities and attitudes. They found a positive correlation between presence of toxoplasmosis in the population and the rate of people engaged in business activities or have intention to ... Read More »

Russia's Putin tells Trump: 'Be my guest in Moscow'

We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow. White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said on Friday morning that "President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year". The Russian president said he would be having meetings with the United States leader as part of worldwide events, including at the G20 summit. "Be my guest. Read More »

Police Arrest 15 With Suspected Links to China's Vaccinegate

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An official with China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said Sunday it found that the company had fabricated production records and product inspection records, arbitrarily changed process parameters and equipment during its production of freeze-dried human rabies vaccines. Read More »

Prince Harry and Sir Elton John unite to beat HIV

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The Aids conference was the largest conference on any global health issue, the Presidency said. The event is taking place from today to Friday in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Presidency said yesterday. Last week, a UNAIDS report warned of a long and hard road ahead. It said: 'The world is slipping off track. The foundation is showcasing results in sub-Saharan Africa, where an LGBT fund helps communities cope with being penalties and discrimination for being homosexual in their ... Read More »

Revenue Estimates Analysis Of LifePoint Health, Inc. (LPNT)

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Day traders need to be able to get in and out of a stock quickly and easily, so they will want to trade stocks with high daily volume - typically 1 million shares at absolute minimum. LPNT disclosed a change of 35.49% and its listed share value at $64.9 in the recent trade transaction. The company has a market cap of $163.79 Billion. Read More »

HPV vaccination extended to thousands of boys in England

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The same vaccine has been available to girls in similar age since 2008 in England, with boys being left aside, while Scotland and Wales cover both sexes equally under a devolved vaccination programme. 'This decision will save lives, ' BDA chair, Mick Armstrong, said. Public Health England and NHS England will decide on when the programme begins with ministers hoping it will in place by the start of the 2019/20 academic year. Read More »

Scientists seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

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More than two thirds of countries reporting to UNAIDS require parental consent for a child under 18 years to access HIV testing, and more than half require consent for HIV treatment. Robert Matiru, director of operations for Unitaid, which funds HIV drug projects, said young people are disproportionately affected by the epidemic that has claimed some 35 million lives since it erupted in the 1980s. Read More »

Gun used in Toronto shooting likely came from U.S.

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The area, which is considered lower-middle class by Toronto standards, is generally safe, although some residents have reported an uptick in crime. Toronto police say that there is an online component to this investigation. Tibollo also confirmed that, as of Wednesday afternoon, there is nothing that supports ISIS' claim. Toronto's police chief said earlier Monday that the authorities had not yet determined a motive for the attack. Read More »

Heat radiates across Southwest; Death Valley hottest

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Record heat has settled deep in the heart of Texas as temperatures in some Central Texas cities set all-time record highs. The weather service said the warning for Utah's Dixie and Lake Powell regions will be in effect Tuesday through Thursday. Read More »

High Risk For West Nile

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A Baltimore-area resident is the first confirmed person with West Nile Virus in Maryland this year. More mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile Virus in parts of Elk Grove and south Sacramento. The elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk. "What they'll also do is they'll continue to monitor the mosquito population until all tests produce negative results for any West Nile". Read More »

Ritz Cracker products recalled over Salmonella fears

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The organization says the investigation is ongoing. It says illnesses started from February 15 to June 21. A full list of product sizes and codes can be found on the website of the U.S. Pepperidge Farms customer service specialists are available from 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Mondelez urges those who have purchased a potentially contaminated product to contact them. Read More »

Viagra Trial Involving Pregnant Women Stopped After 11 Newborns Die

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Lead investigator Wessel Ganzevoort could not tell Nieuwsuur exactly how many now still pregnant women were prescribed the drug. "But the opposite has happened". Exactly what went wrong in this trial remains a mystery. "We are using Sildenafil in women with full-term pregnancies who are appropriately grown". Read More »

Global warming is making more people kill themselves

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Interestingly, the analysis of the statistics over the last 20 years shows that the incidence of suicide depends on the temperature of the air in areas where it can reduce the air conditioning, but only from the weather outside. "There might be a relationship between climate change and suicide , " he surmised, "but it might be simpler than that". "But our findings suggest that warming can have a surprisingly large impact on suicide risk, and this matters for both our understanding of ... Read More »

Thousands of children injected with faulty vaccines in China

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While there have been no known reports of people being harmed by the vaccine, the regulator ordered Changsheng to halt production and recall the product after the scandal emerged earlier this month. They have slumped 47 percent since mid-July. The wider CSI 300 healthcare index was down about 5 percent. Xi, on a trip to Africa, echoed the calls from Premier Li Keqiang for a thorough investigation and stern action over the latest safety scare to hit the pharmaceutical industry . Read More »