• State Health Officials Report More Flu-Related Deaths

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    During that timeframe, 116 people tested positive for influenza during hospitalization. Flu activity is especially severe now in the South, some Midwestern areas and in the East, particularly Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT. Most of the deaths have occurred among people 65 or older, a reflection that the most common strain of the virus this season - Influenza A H3N2 - tends to affect older people more severely.
  • How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness

    How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness

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    Researchers say: "Human urinary input into swimming pools is a public health concern, although urine itself is sterile". The larger pool held 220,000 gallons, the size of a commercial pool and contained 20 gallons of urine. Not only is that gross, it's potentially harmful. These include tricholoramines, which can cause eye irritation and even respiratory problems with long-term exposure.
  • PPD Launches Center Focusing On Rare Disease, Pediatric Areas

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    There are many unidentified rare diseases with more and more being discovered each year, which makes it hard to know the exact number of patients world over, the body said. "We need to create more awareness about rare diseases and impress upon the government the need to focus on an Orphan Drug Policy for rare diseases", said Prasanna Shirol, Co-Founder, Organisation for Rare Diseases India (ORDI) and father of a patient with Pompe Disease.
  • Uber Denies Google Waymo's Accusation Of Trade Secrets Theft

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    Uber said it took "the allegations made against Otto and Uber employees seriously and we will review this matter carefully". Uber bought Otto for 0 million previous year. Waymo said stealing that is like "stealing a secret recipe from a beverage company". Once inside, he downloaded 9.7 GB of Waymo's highly confidential files and trade secrets, including blueprints, design files and testing documentation.
  • Kansas shooting: injured man says suspect asked victims about visas

    Kansas shooting: injured man says suspect asked victims about visas

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    Indian newspapers carried a number of reports on the shooting, including details on Mr Ian Grillot, 24, who was shot and wounded while trying to save the Indians. "I strongly condemn violence of any kind, especially if it is motivated by prejudice and xenophobia", Moran said. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation has yet to classify the shooting as a hate crime .
  • Study links strenuous exercise to low libido in men

    Study links strenuous exercise to low libido in men

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    They advise men who are anxious about their sex drive to try exercising a little less. They found that men who exercise a lot reach a " tipping point ", where they're too exhausted or no longer interested in sex. Excessive exercise can also cause fatigue both physically and mentally which may lead to lack of interest and desire in sex. The team hopes to continue their research by performing new experiments that give a more in-depth look at exercise, hormone levels, and libidos.
  • Health department working with Penn State on mumps cases

    Health department working with Penn State on mumps cases

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    What vaccination should I get? There is a mumps vaccine. Forty per cent of the patients had two or more doses of the vaccine. The ADPH recommends any UA students, faculty and staff not vaccinated with two doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (MMR) to immediately receive a second MMR from the Student Health Center, their doctor or the health department.
  • Fatal heroin overdoses triple — CDC

    Fatal heroin overdoses triple — CDC

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    Adults between the ages of 45 and 54 had the highest rates of overdose deaths in 2015, and the rates are increasing among non-Hispanic white people, almost 3.5 times the rate in 1999, according to the CDC . Caleb Alexander, co-director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, according to ABC . Generally, overdoses of opioid painkillers continued to be a leading killer, but heroin and synthetic opioids, such as deadly fentanyl, are behind an increasing number of deaths.
  • Cats Do Not Cause Mental Health Issues

    Cats Do Not Cause Mental Health Issues

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    Cats are carriers of an infectious parasite called Toxoplasma gondii ( T. gondii ). According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , more than 60 million people in the United States may be infected with the parasite. There is no link between owning a cat and the development of mental disorders like schizophrenia, a new study out of University College London says.
  • India keen to take down Australia for flawless end to Cricketing season

    India keen to take down Australia for flawless end to Cricketing season

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    The fascinating duel will start in Pune, the city that both players call home during the Indian Premier League. "The fact that he can bowl 150kph is a start", Smith said when asked why Starc excels on dry, low spinning pitches . Smith explained the logic of playing three spinners if Australia do. Don't expect wickets to suit our quicks, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. It was perhaps unfair to Khawaja, but the moment came to signify the haplessness of Australia's attempts to ...
  • What's Happening to Your Health Care: 3 Things to Know Right Now

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    Medicare: A straight-up repeal of the ACA would eliminate some Medicare benefits by reinstating the full Medicare prescription drug donut hole and taking away free preventive care. HSAs are a favorite among conservatives because they encourage people to save and plan for their health spending and to shop around for price. Under the instruction, the IRS had announced that it no longer would process tax returns for people who do not send a notice with their returns that they have ...
  • US Political Climate Leading to Stress

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    Furthermore, around 66 percent of USA adults are stressed about the country's future, 57 percent about the political climate, and other 49 percent about the outcome of this presidential election. But just one in four Republicans - 26 percent - felt stressed out by the prospects of a Trump presidency. The January survey found that the percentage of Americans reporting that acts of terrorism were a source of stress rose from 51 to 59 percent from a few months earlier.
  • Aetna, Humana cancel $34B merger agreement

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    On Jan. 23, U.S. District Judge Robert Bates ruled that the merger of the two insurers would reduce competition in the private Medicare Advantage market for seniors. Last week, Humana released an earnings report that revealed little about whether the company aims to fight on in court to merge with health insurer Aetna or walk away.
  • Sargento recalls cheese due to possible contamination

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    Consumers are advised to go to Sargento's website to determine if products they have purchased are being recalled. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the manufacturer of Amish Classic Colby deli horn cheese has recalled several lot numbers and instructed wholesalers and retailers to stop selling their stock.
  • Orange alligator spotted in SC

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    An orange alligator has appeared in SC, and the media knows exactly what to call it. Matt Hoffman reports. "He's the color of rust". Too much time in a tanning bed: Who is to say only humans can spend too much time in tanning salons these days? "I just thought, 'What the hell is that?'" Tatum said.
  • Willie Nelson Has Fallen Ill, Cancels Shows

    Willie Nelson Has Fallen Ill, Cancels Shows

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    Concerns about Willie Nelson's health rose again Monday night when the country legend postponed three appearances this week at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif., because of an unspecified illness. Reps for Nelson say he is still scheduled to appear at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on February 16. Back in 2015, the legendary singer underwent stem cell surgery.
  • Do Brexit my way: Theresa May gets tough on Tory remoaners

    Do Brexit my way: Theresa May gets tough on Tory remoaners

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    Clive Lewis , the shadow business secretary, could also be forced to quit the front bench after the Government rejected Labour's amendments. Tory MP and former minister Anna Soubry has told MPs she may have "no alternative" but to vote against the government unless a vote on the deal was guaranteed before it is agreed with the EU.
  • 'Running nightmare': Pair wanted in multi-state killing spree

    'Running nightmare': Pair wanted in multi-state killing spree

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    Authorities have been searching for Boyette for almost a week in connection to the death of three women over a four day span. The warrants were signed Tuesday as officials in Alabama and Florida continued their search for 44-year-old William "Billy" Boyette and 37-year-old Mary Rice.
  • Ensuring HerHeart Health by Preventing Heart Disease

    Ensuring HerHeart Health by Preventing Heart Disease

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    The American Heart Association uses February to focus on cardiovascular health. All women are encouraged to attend this informative event to receive education on heart disease and stroke, as well as empower themselves to make lifestyle changes that may help save their life.
  • Teenage E-Cigarette Users Turn To 'Dripping' For More Intense Effect

    Teenage E-Cigarette Users Turn To 'Dripping' For More Intense Effect

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    People who drip say it tastes better and produces a thicker cloud of vapor, but it also increases the amount of nicotine and unsafe chemicals like formaldehyde. About 15 percent of students from the study had used e-cigarettes and about 26 percent of those users had tried dripping. Experts are concerned that "dripping" could expose users to increased levels of toxins and carcinogens created when the liquid in e-cigarettes is vaporized at high temperatures.
  • 'Dense Breasts' Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

    'Dense Breasts' Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

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    Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. The latest figures show the global burden of cancer has reached an estimated 7.4 million men and an estimated 6.7 million women being diagnosed worldwide each year. More research to determine the blood test's predictive ability among women with earlier-stage disease is also underway, led by Antonio Wolff, M.D., professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and member of the Kimmel Cancer Center, who also ...
  • Tit-for-tat: Iran denies U.S. wrestling team visas

    Tit-for-tat: Iran denies U.S. wrestling team visas

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    He said due to the USA new President Donald Trump's policies, the Foreign Ministry was obliged inevitably to oppose the U.S. wrestling team's travel to Iran, IRNA reported . "The names of these individuals and companies will be announced later", it said in a statement . Snyder became the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in USA history when he won a gold medal at the Rio Games as a 19-year-old last summer.
  • Boy Scouts of America to start accepting transgender children

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    Previously the organisation only allowed transgender children to attend their co-educational activities, banning them from single-gender programs such as Cubs and Scouts. Joe is the transgender boy from Secaucus who was kicked out of his North Jersey Cub Scout pack after other Scouts' parents complained because he was born a girl.