• Thai cave rescue: third mission planned amid heavy downpours around site
Thai cave rescue: third mission planned amid heavy downpours around site

Officials lavished praise on the Thai and global divers who executed the risky rescue mission, guiding boys who can barely swim and have no diving experience through a treacherous 4-kilometre-long (2 1/2-mile) escape route that twisted and turned and rose and fell inside the mountain cave complex.

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  • Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases
Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

Those trays - which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip - also were available in IN at Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations. Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable tray) 7 1752472518 9 (12 oz. and 12 oz. vegetable trays in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and MI. Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled vegetable trays and developed symptoms ...

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  • Trump announcing his high court big 'reveal' in prime time
Trump announcing his high court big 'reveal' in prime time

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Washington as they return from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. "This is probably the biggest appointment to happen since I got out of law school in 1980", Byrne said. He was a runner-up past year wh...

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  • An Experimental HIV Vaccine Has Been Trialled in Humans With Promising Results
An Experimental HIV Vaccine Has Been Trialled in Humans With Promising Results

This is one of only five vaccines to have made it to this stage of testing in the 35 years since the HIV/AIDS epidemic started. Only one vaccine has ever shown evidence of protecting against HIV . The researchers also noted several limitations, including the fact that that the relevance of vaccine protection in rhesus monkeys to clinical...

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  • Mosquitoes In Boston Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes In Boston Test Positive For West Nile Virus

There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in the city this year, but the Boston Public Health Commission is asking residents to mosquito-proof their homes to prevent possible bites and transmission of the virus. - Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors. Clean roof gutters and downspout ...

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  • Arrival of European dogs nearly wiped out ancient American dogs
Arrival of European dogs nearly wiped out ancient American dogs

The researchers further discovered that when the dogs mated thousands of years ago, they spread a cancerous condition which still continued to be present in the dog descendants today and is probably the last trace of the ancient dogs which came to the Americas .

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  • `Drunk´ seagulls have been confusing the RSPCA in Somerset
`Drunk´ seagulls have been confusing the RSPCA in Somerset

Clara Sully, animal collection officer, said: "These birds were clearly wearing their beer gog-gulls when they scavenged their meal for the day and they've really been suffering with hangovers after a gulls' night out". According to vet David Couper, some were found unconscious or staggering and all were reeking of alcohol . 'But this year the...

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  • 4-year-old girl warms hearts with her first steps
4-year-old girl warms hearts with her first steps

The illness left her unable to stand on her own for more than a few seconds and required her to use a walker. The incredulous young girl shrieks excitedly that she even did a "big step". In May of this year, Maya's family traveled to St. Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri where Maya had undergone a surgical procedure known as Selective Dor...

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  • Tuberculosis spill triggers hospital evacuation in Baltimore
Tuberculosis spill triggers hospital evacuation in Baltimore

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine officials, the amount of frozen tuberculosis released was the equivalent of a few drops. A Johns Hopkins spokesman said the building has been cleared of any contamination and they have confirmed that they was no risk to anyone inside the building.

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  • Variation in Genetic Testing Rates Seen for Patients with Breast Cancer
Variation in Genetic Testing Rates Seen for Patients with Breast Cancer

Altogether, 17% of the variation in genetic testing rates could be explained by surgeons' practice patterns, the study found. However, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which creates guidelines for the diseases people should be screened for and when, still recommends Pap smears every three years for most women with uteruses ages 30 to 65, ...

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  • Woman devours 37 hot dogs to win Independence Day eating contest
Woman devours 37 hot dogs to win Independence Day eating contest

Twenty-one men in all participated in the competition. "I do a practice contest, and then recovery is important". It is the victory and the accomplishment that means the most to its participants. He none the less did something practically inconceivable while in competition: downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes' time . Who knew ...

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  • Drink up: Research shows coffee is good for you
Drink up: Research shows coffee is good for you

A new study claimed that drinking any kind of coffee will help people live longer, with a 12 percent lower risk of death . More than half a million people volunteered to give blood and answer detailed health and lifestyle questions for ongoing research into genes and health.

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  • Artificial Ovary Offers Potential for Cancer Patients' Fertility
Artificial Ovary Offers Potential for Cancer Patients' Fertility

She presented the results at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology's annual conference in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. In an attempt to help prevent infertility among these groups, researchers from Denmark have, for the first time, been able to isolate and grow human follicles on a bioengineered ovarian "scaffold" made of ov...

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  • Fourth of July fireworks displays around Tampa Bay
Fourth of July fireworks displays around Tampa Bay

We don't want to seem like killjoys at this festive time of year , but we believe there's much that needs to be done to make this holiday tradition safer. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 80s every day and to reach as high as 91 degrees Wednesday, July 4 . The Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Salute to Independence concert is slated t...

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  • Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure
Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure

Ultimately, the condition usually causes the nail to fall off, according to the new report , published today (July 3) in the journal JAMA Dermatology . As for Lipner's patient, her nails will grow back, though it'll take time. Lipner was not able to identify the fish species involved in this case. But there were special contraindications for fish...

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  • Excessive Heat Warning issued for DC area
Excessive Heat Warning issued for DC area

Looking ahead, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch Wednesday , to affect a seven-county area in Minnesota. The director the New York State Office for the Aging is warning senior citizens and their caregivers about high temperatures.

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  • Drinking coffee could lower risk of death, study finds
Drinking coffee could lower risk of death, study finds

Drawing information from the UK's Biobank data resource, which holds information on around nine million people, researchers were also able to profile British java drinkers. You may have heard about the plant compounds called phytochemicals in coffee; such basic elements remain whether coffee is caffeinated or not, and whether you use a $5,000 espr...

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  • Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push
Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Shares of the nation's largest drugstore chain and its competitors tanked after Amazon .com took another step into their territory by announcing the purchase of PillPack , a relatively new online pharmacy that offers pre-sorted prescription dose packaging and home delivery.

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  • Melville Doctor Accused of Medicare Fraud
Melville Doctor Accused of Medicare Fraud

Among the accused are 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists and 19 nurses. In the Southern District of Florida, 124 people were charged with offenses relating to their participation in various fraud schemes involving more than $337 million in false billings for services including home health care and pharmacy fraud.

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  • California reports 5 additional human West Nile virus cases
California reports 5 additional human West Nile virus cases

A mosquito sample from Weymouth tested positive for the virus - the first in the state this year, according to the Department of Public Health. Currently, no vaccine or specific treatment exists for a person at risk or ill with WNV. West Nile as a mosquito-borne virus that can cause severe illness including encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and ...

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