• 6 more overdoses reported in New Haven, Conn.
6 more overdoses reported in New Haven, Conn.

Counselors were converging on the New Haven green Thursday to aid members of the homeless population affected by Wednesday's mass overdose of the synthetic marijuana drug known as "K2". The first cases were reported near Yale University on Tuesday night, officials say. Proponents of legalizing the substance cite studies that link marijuana usage ...

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  • Weed-killing poison found in popular cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars
Weed-killing poison found in popular cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars

Even organic oats can be contaminated if they sit next to fields where glyphosate is sprayed, or if they're processed on the same equipment as conventionally grown oats. The World Health Organization has determined that glyphosate is probably "carcinogenic to humans," this observation has led to the Environmental Protection Agency setting a s...

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  • Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Blended Cold Brew
Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Blended Cold Brew

A grande size of this drink is 270 calories or less. "Plant-based beverages, plant-based proteins are a choice that many consumers are gravitating towards", Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in June about Starbucks' foray into more protein.

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  • Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park
Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

People suffering from the suspected overdoses were found beginning at 7:30 a.m., with more cases appearing throughout the day, showing symptoms of vomiting, nausea, or even unconsciousness. Synthetic opiates like fentanyl, which is 30-50 times more potent than heroin, are extremely risky, with high risks of overdose and death. Officials said the ...

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  • But it's probably filled with a deadly disease
But it's probably filled with a deadly disease

Greco of Sicily's University of Catania told Australian media . When researchers tested the whitish substance, they found a combination of peptides that indicate a dairy product made of cow milk and either sheep or goat milk. 'One of these contained a solidified whitish mass, while a canvas fabric which might have covered it or used for its ...

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  • Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park
Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

Most of those overdoses also happened at the New Haven green , the wire service said. Fontana said a widely used anti-opioid-overdose drug given to some victims at the park did not seem to be effective, but the same drug did help some patients recover when given in higher doses at hospitals.

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  • DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment
DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

Forty-one people have died in Congo's current epidemic, which started last month in the gold- and tin-mining heartlands of North Kivu. The new outbreak poses the same problems as past cases in the DRC , including major logistical hurdles in a volatile country with weak health infrastructure.

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  • NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students
NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

The yearly tuition costs covered under this medical scholarship amount to just over $55,000 per year, and the effort involved raising some $450 million to date (of more than $600 million planned) from supporters such as Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone and his wife Elaine, the Wall Street Journal reports .

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  • 76 people overdose in Connecticut park near Yale
76 people overdose in Connecticut park near Yale

No deaths were reported but police said at least two people suffered life-threatening symptoms after consuming the synthetic drug. The majority of people overdosed on suspected synthetic marijuana at the CT city park and another two people nearby fell ill with similar symptoms around 8 a.m.

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  • Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven
Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven

Police and fire officials said the K2 was potentially laced with some type of opioid. The 16-acre Green, which the National Park Service says dates back to 1638 and is one of the oldest in New England, is a focal point of downtown New Haven .

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  • Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area
Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area

West Nile virus is transmitted from birds through bites by the Culex pipiens mosquito. "But this is a red flag telling us we need to really communicate the message to protect yourself against mosquitos because it's going to be a more risky year", Hall said.

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  • Texas Medical Center Hospitals Recognized Among the Nation's Best
Texas Medical Center Hospitals Recognized Among the Nation's Best

News, coming in 17th place previous year and ranking as high as 8th place in 2012. Memorial Hermann hospitals making the Top 10 statewide ranking include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at No. With ten specialties ranked in the nation's top 50, UAB topped several peer institutions, including the University of North Carolina and Emory U...

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  • FDA approves first consumer app for contraceptive use
FDA approves first consumer app for contraceptive use

Nonn said it can be empowering for women and couples, and this new age approach, using apps like Natural Cycles, all comes down to education. Sweden's public broadcasting company SVT reported that 37 out of 668 women who received an abortion at a Stockholm hospital from September 2017 to the end of December 2017 were using the app and still...

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  • One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses
One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

The DEA is teaming up with New Haven police into investigating the overdoses. Naloxone, a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergencies, appears to have been ineffective in relieving the symptoms. The city also saw more than a dozen synthetic marijuana overdoses in late January. "At that point, we'd go help that patient, and while help...

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  • More than 30 people overdose at downtown city park
More than 30 people overdose at downtown city park

The fire chief says the department responds to overdose calls daily, but they've never seen so many within such a short span of time. He said this was the single largest concentration of overdose victims that the department had experienced.

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  • Vaping Is Bad For The Immune System, Says Study
Vaping Is Bad For The Immune System, Says Study

In an experimental study led by Prof David Thickett, a mechanical procedure was used to replicate vaping in a laboratory at the University of Birmingham . And inflammation is one of today's leading medical blame-carriers for all sorts of additional health woes, with this study suggesting it interferes with the alveolar macrophages in the lungs tha...

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  • CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Texas
CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Texas

Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks. According to the CDC , most who contracted measles were not vaccinated. One way to reduce your measles risk: getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Numerous cases in the U.S.in 2014 we...

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  • Police say presence in Fredericton's north side unrelated to shooting
Police say presence in Fredericton's north side unrelated to shooting

Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, will appear in court on August 27th to face four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Bobbie Lee Wright, Donnie Robichaud, Const. "As a police officer, you're not counselling people, but you really have to approach every situation differently", Williams said. Only a patch of grass and some bushes stand betwe...

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  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester Ranked #1 Hospital In State & Nation
Mayo Clinic in Rochester Ranked #1 Hospital In State & Nation

Josephs Hospital (No. 13). The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix was rated as one of the best adult hospitals in the country and two other area facilities received national recognition in U.S. The rankings compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. This year, 158 hospitals were nationally ranke...

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  • Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks
Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks

But studies have found that orcas really do possess high levels of intelligence and empathy, and emotions that may not be totally alien to our own. He added that members of his department and a non-governmental organization called Straightwatch would be out on the waters between Vancouver and San Juan Islands to track the pod of whales known as...

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