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Starbucks Releases High-Protein Vegan Cold Brew Smoothies!

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The new almond-flavored Starbucks protein drink is made by blending cold brew with almond milk, almond butter, plant-based protein, Banana Date Fruit Blend and ice. The almond variety contains 270 calories, 12 grams of fat and 22 grams of sugar, while the cacao version has 250 calories, 9 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar. Read More »

Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?

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Some research points to other potential health effects of glyphosate , including a study published past year in Scientific Reports, a journal from the publishers of Nature, which showed rats that consumed very low doses of glyphosate each day showed early signs of fatty liver disease within three months, which worsened over time. Read More »

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

Out of the dozens of people rushed to the hospital, only two showed life-threatening symptoms, authorities said. Police reportedly made one arrest Wednesday, though the charges were not clear. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , K2 or other synthetic cannabinoids alone can be deadly even without additives. Lower doses administered at the scene had been ineffective. Read More »

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

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Then they used state-of-the-art scanning techniques known as liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. " We do not have much information on what the taste could be, we know it was made mostly from sheep's and goat's milk, but for me, it's really hard to imagine a specific flavor ". Read More »

Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

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In New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston Jr told reporters the opiate problem is a far-reaching one. Lt. Ernest Jones, an EMT for the New Haven Fire Department, described the day to the New Haven Register as a "domino effect". "The man was arrested within the last hour by members of the NHPD Intelligence Unit", police said in a release. K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid related to marijuana that is frequently laced with other drugs, said Dr. Read More »

WHO Chief calls security challenge in DRC bigger threat than Ebola outbreak

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The rebels sent the local population fleeing, Kibwana said. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) does not rule out a new Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ), therefore, it learns from the current response to ensure a better one in the future, Francesco Segoni, a project coordinator for Middle East and Africa at MSF, told Sputnik on Tuesday. Read More »

NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All

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The associate dean for admissions and financial aid, Dr. Rafael Rivera, says there's a "moral imperative" to reduce debt. The university has raised $450 million out of the $600 million it estimates it will need to cover the scholarships, including $100 million from Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone and his wife, Elaine, according to the publication. Read More »

76 people overdose in Connecticut park near Yale

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A doctor at one hospital says some patients tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but it appears most of the overdoses were caused by a potent batch of straight "K2" synthetic marijuana. "This was a particularly odd, rare occasion where (there was) call after call for man down, obviously with symptoms of some kind of overdose, and at the time of getting that patient packaged and transported to the hospital, we'd see another immediately fall down, right there", Jones said. Read More »

Oscar gets $375M investment from Alphabet, eyes MA market in 2020

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Alphabet, Google's parent company, has invested $375 million in the health insurance company, Oscar Health. The company has made its intentions clear through projects such as life sciences upstart Verily , its anti-aging unit Calico , and a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to create a new breed of robot surgeons , among others. Read More »

Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park

A "mass overdose" appears to have taken place in a CT park today (Aug. 15), according to news reports. "After 8:00 we ended up with 12 victims in a 40-minute period". As was the case on Wednesday, the synthetic drug K2 was suspected. A look at the scene of multiple overdoses in the area of a CT park on Wed., Aug. Read More »

Zika and West Nile reported in the state

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Although to date, there have been no human cases reported in our region, this finding shows that WNV remains a concern in our area. West Nile virus - which is carried by infected mosquitos and has a habit of making people very ill - has been steadily spreading across the United States for a while now, but 2018 is proving to be a particularly active year. Read More »

No honor roll for DC-area hospitals in annual US News rankings

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Duke University Hospital has again emerged as the top hospital in North Carolina for complex medical conditions, and one of only two in the Southeast in the national top 20, according to the latest national hospital ranking by U.S. Luke's receiving the honor for six adult specialties and nine procedures and conditions. In psychiatry, the U.S. News & World Report's rankings distinguish the best hospitals for patients experiencing difficult-to-treat disorders and are based on reputation ... Read More »

Brainstorm Health: Digital Birth Control App, Alnylam Approval, Teen Depression

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The mobile app , Natural Cycles, is used by more than 900,000 women across the globe to prevent pregnancy. Here's how it works: The app uses a combination of body temperature (taken with an included thermometer), a diary for daily tracking of the ovulation cycle, and an algorithm to determine "green" and "red" days where it is safe to have sex without another type of contraception . Read More »

Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Eighteen people collapsed on Wednesday morning within a span of three-and-a-half hours, officials said. "We have far fewer sleeping on the Green but the drug use is bad", he said. The state Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have been assisting New Haven officials throughout the day. Read More »

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Oregon

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Symptoms include a mild-to-moderate fever, a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat. States included in the report are Arkansas, California , Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Illinois , Florida , Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri , Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas , and Washington. Read More »

Cleveland Clinic reclaims U.S

News and World Report's distinction as South Florida's Best Hospital. This is the second top ranking in three years for the Weston-based hospital, which also has locations in Fort Lauderdale , Coral Springs , Parkland , West Palm Beach , Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens. Read More »

Study claims blue light from screens can accelerate blindness

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If you shine blue light on retinal, the retinal kills photoreceptor cells as the signaling molecule on the membrane dissolves", said Kasun Ratnayake , a Ph.D. Blue light is scientifically defined as short wavelength light belonging to the 400 to 495 nanometer range in the visible light spectrum, containing high amounts of energy. Read More »

Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks

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The calf was born on July 24 near Victoria, but died shortly after being given life. In circumstances like this, orcas are known to nudge along perished newborns for up to a week, preventing them from sinking by repeatedly propping them up on their foreheads in a desperate bid to keep them with the pod. Read More »

How blue light accelerates blindness

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More generally this blue light can gradually cause lasting damage to the eyes due to the fact it works on a shorter wavelength and contains more energy than other coloured lights. Kasun Ratnayake, a PhD student at the University of Toledo who was involved in the study, said: "If you shine blue light on retinal, the retinal kills photoreceptor cells as the signalling molecule on the membrane dissolves". Read More »

Orca Mother Grieves Dead Calf More Than Two Weeks and Counting

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This is the latest troubling sign for a population already at its lowest in more than three decades. 16 days later, the killer whale still hasn't given up on her baby. The plan on Thursday was to provide emergency assistance for the whale, with a visual medical assessment, as well as a shot of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Read More »

High number of Cape Cod mosquitoes with West Nile virus

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The west nile virus is "out of control" right now in Butte County, this is according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Cases generally tend to spike during the summer and fall months, between June and September, when activity is the most common. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra hid her engagement ring and this could be the reason

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During an interactive session, organized by FICCI Ladies Organization and Yes Bank in Delhi, the actress was inevitably asked about her rumoured engagement to the American singer. Unfortunately for her though, a photographer managed to catch a glimpse of the ring on camera as Priyanka tried to subtly remove it from her ring finger and place it in her pocket. Read More »

Breast-Feeding Tips For New Moms..

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A statewide initiative that includes the Livingston County Health Department will focus on encouraging breastfeeding this month. She explained further that breastfeeding was good bonding between mother and infant, adding that improved breastfeeding practices around the world, could save the lives of almost one million children under five years, according to worldwide health bodies. Read More »

Veterinarians ready for efforts to save ailing orca whale

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Scientists are still not sure why the whale has lost so much weight and believe an infection could be one of the problems. Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters. Read More »

Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

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The experimental vaccine , which is manufactured by Merck , proved successful during its first wide-scale usage against the outbreak in the northwest. Health experts in the city closest to the new outbreak, Beni, have been setting up "cold chains" to keep the vaccines at the optimal temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius, a challenge in a region with hot temperatures and unreliable power supplies. Read More »

West Nile Found In Wyoming Mosquito Test

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The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall. The chances of getting West Nile Virus from an infected mosquito are low. "Over the past few weeks, West Nile virus activity has been on the rise across Ontario, so it's not surprising to see positive mosquito pools in Perth County", says Dale Lyttle, Senior Public Health Inspector. Read More »

Pentagon Bars Troops from Using GPS-Tracking Devices While Deployed

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It also encouraged commanders of troops not in deployed areas to consider applying the ban. Following several incidents in which U.S. military bases and patrol routes have been compromised by fitness trackers used by soldiers deployed to sensitive locations overseas, the Pentagon banned using any gadgets that can pinpoint the location of United States personnel across the globe. Read More »

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

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Conservative Government ministers are to go ahead with reformations to organ "donation" laws which they said could increase the availability of organs for transplant by 700 per year, reports the BBC. "We need to address myths and misconceptions around donation, and we will only do this by having informed debate and dialogue, which I hope will be fostered by these proposals", she added. Read More »

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution

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The HMOs are the third most abundant solid component in human milk after lactose and fat . This shows a child comfortably and happily holding on to the mother's breast. Yet, worldwide, there are still low levels of optimal breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be good for the mother's health, too - it's linked to a lower risk of both breast and ovarian cancer in women. Read More »

Oxfam launches response to new Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu, DRC

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Tresor, 31, is a hygienist and volunteer member of PVH-Protection of Human Lives (PVH-Protection des Vies Humaines), a local partner organization working with Oxfam in the response to Ebola in the DRC. He says identifying the type of Ebola virus that is circulating is a priority, as that will tell scientists whether the vaccine used to help contain the outbreak in Equateur province can also be used in North Kivu. Read More »