• More Killed From Nipah Virus In Kerala's Kozhikode, Toll Reaches 15
More Killed From Nipah Virus In Kerala's Kozhikode, Toll Reaches 15

Twenty-year-old Rajesh Mondal, who returned to his home in Domkol, Murshidabad, almost after three months from Kerala, had been suffering from high temperature for the past five days, the relatives who took the patient to government owned only such hospital here said .

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  • Cancer group changes guidelines, says you should get colonoscopy at 45
Cancer group changes guidelines, says you should get colonoscopy at 45

Testing people at age 45 is just a recommendation from one group, but Dr. Baber believes it will quickly become standard practice because of the respect the American Cancer Society has from the medical community. The move comes as a recent stud here showed that there has been a marked increase in colorectal cancer incidence, particularly rectal c...

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  • 3D-Printing of Human Corneas Reported
3D-Printing of Human Corneas Reported

He hoped that 3D-printed cornea could help people who need cornea transplants worldwide. The cornea is a vital part of human vision; it acts as the transparent outer layer of the eyeball, refracting and bending light in order to focus eyesight.

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  • Brent to step up battle against childhood obesity to curb long-term threats
Brent to step up battle against childhood obesity to curb long-term threats

It calls for targets to improve rates of breastfeeding, to combat childhood obesity , and urge a full and timely implementation of all of the school-centred measures contained in the original 2016 Child Obesity Action Plan. For adults, a person who has a BMI of 40 is considered to be obese. The Government must change the narrative around chil...

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  • Scientists told about the unusual use of chewing gum
Scientists told about the unusual use of chewing gum

The use of chewing gum while walking can positively affect the weight of people who have it extra. The results of the survey can be found in the journal of Physical Therapy Science . The gum-chewing participants in that age group saw walking distance, walking speeds, steps and energy all increase, according to the study. While the gum-chewi...

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  • Nipah virus in India records two more deaths, brings toll to 15
Nipah virus in India records two more deaths, brings toll to 15

Mohandas said , as officials continue to try to track the root of the outbreak. Prasad was admitted to the Command Hospital on May 20 and passed away on May 25, the Defence spokesman said. The virus can be transferred from animals to humans. Two more persons succumbed to the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala, taking the death toll to 16 even as a...

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  • Most vitamin and mineral supplements are useless, new study suggests
Most vitamin and mineral supplements are useless, new study suggests

The study revealed that individuals can consume the minerals and vitamin supplements , but there is neither any benefit nor any risk of these supplements. Only folic acid , taken either alone or with B vitamins , had an apparent advantage in preventing the likelihood of stroke - however, those results were largely driven by studies from China.

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  • Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet
Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet

She also faulted Iger for not apologizing to Trump after ESPN personality Jemele Hill called Trump a "white supremacist". "I guess if you're Jimmy Kimmel it's ok though even when you know for sure." the tweet stated. You throw me under the bus. President Donald Trump on Wednesday tangentially weighed in on the issue via Twitter, asking why AB...

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  • Virginia set to expand Medicaid in policy win for Democrats
Virginia set to expand Medicaid in policy win for Democrats

The Senate overcame five years of Republican resistance and narrowly passed the budget earlier on Wednesday, setting the stage for the House vote. The Virginia state Senate voted Wednesday to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, with four Republicans crossing party lines to join all Senate Democrats in backing the move.

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  • Deer Ticks That Hosts Lyme Disease Are Largely Proliferating In Indiana
Deer Ticks That Hosts Lyme Disease Are Largely Proliferating In Indiana

IN had 127 reported cases of Lyme disease in 2016, up from 26 in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lynn DePrizio, a respected Borzoi breeder and exhibitor from Rhode Island , owns three dogs residing in her kennel that are treated for Lyme disease .

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  • United States cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50
United States cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

The authors of the report called the rise in rectal cancer among younger adults "one of the most significant and disturbing developments" in colorectal cancer research. The group also says that screenings should continue through age 75 but that decisions for those over 75 should be individualized based on patient preference, life expectancy and hea...

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  • Artificial intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists
Artificial intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

Malignant melanoma accounts for 1 percent of all skin cancers but causes a majority of skin cancer-related deaths. The latest study, led by Professor Holger Haenssle , of the University of Heidelberg , is one of the first in which AI convincingly comes out on top against specialists in spotting cancer.

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  • Scientists say AI is now better than humans at spotting skin cancer
Scientists say AI is now better than humans at spotting skin cancer

This deep learning system is said to be capable of learning by "looking" at images and teaching itself what it has to know so it can gradually enhance its performance. The ISIC archive, led by Sloan Kettering, now contains more than 34,000 dermoscopic images collected from leading dermatology centers around the world, according to Kalloo, who is ...

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  • UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak
UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak

Dr Nosa Aihie, medical director for the Mena area at International SOS, a company of experts in global health issues, said: "Our current assessment is that there is no risk of the Nipah virus spreading to the UAE". The youth admitted at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) at Bambolim as a suspected case of Nipah virus infection has tested ...

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  • TAYTULLA birth control packaging error — RECALL ALERT
TAYTULLA birth control packaging error — RECALL ALERT

Drugmaker Allergan issued a voluntary recall for almost 170,000 birth control packs after it was revealed that a packaging error could cause unintended pregnancies. The recall applies to sample packs used since August 27, 2017, with the lot No. 5620706 and an expiration date of May 2019. People with these birth control pills should arrange to r...

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  • Scientists studying vitamin supplements warn that they’re a huge waste of money
Scientists studying vitamin supplements warn that they’re a huge waste of money

In addition, the team found that niacin and antioxidants had a very small effect which might actually signify an increased risk of death from any cause. Take supplements for any micronutrient deficiencies you have on your doctor's recommendation, but if anyone is selling you on the all-encompassing benefits of already easily accessible vitamins, ...

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  • Who's up for a glass of cockroach milk?
Who's up for a glass of cockroach milk?

A study from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine claims this roach fluid is really good for you. The cockroach milk boasts four times as much protein as cow's milk and is packed with essential amino acids. The company describes it as a non-dairy milk alternative made from insects. Despite being "among the most nutri...

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  • Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro
Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro

Access there and to nearby Iboko is hard and efforts are still ongoing to put in place a so-called "cold chain" to maintain Ebola vaccine at between minus 60 and minus 80 degrees Celsius. The World Medical Association (WMA) has echoed the call from the World Health Organisation for a vigorous response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Congo, wh...

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  • Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry
Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

THE United Nations World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has revised down the death toll from the Ebola outbreak northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Identifying contacts is crucial for stopping the spread of the disease. "I am personally committed to ensuring that we do everything we can to stop this outbreak as soon as possible".

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  • Why cockroach milk is being hailed as the next big superfood
Why cockroach milk is being hailed as the next big superfood

Researchers found that cockroach milk contains essential amino acids and more protein than other kinds of milk in the market, making it a good prospect for the next great superfood trend. Maybe this is not for humans. As per NPR reports, roaches aren't among the easiest being to milk. It can take a lot of efforts to convince humans to try insec...

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