• Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant
Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant

Toxic chemicals in its sap are capable of causing burns. The 17-year-old high school graduate was working at his landscaping job on Tuesday when he came into contact with the plant . "There are certain aspects that are painful like when they clean off dead skin or blisters, that's sore". Childress is being discharged today after receiving intens...

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  • First colour X-ray performed on human
First colour X-ray performed on human

Phil Butler co-developed the scanner with his son Anthony Butler, a radiologist and professor at the Universities of Canterbury and Otago . Because of this innovative form of x-raying, the images produced are reliable with high contrast and high resolution making the technology flawless for use in the medical field.

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  • West Nile Virus Shows Up in East Northport Mosquito Sample
West Nile Virus Shows Up in East Northport Mosquito Sample

Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas, and trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours. Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry. And also mosquito proof your home and your yard. A small number of people infected develop serious illness,...

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  • US asks UN to cut off oil products to North Korea
US asks UN to cut off oil products to North Korea

It is reported that from January 1 through may 30, 2018, the North Korean tankers appeared in the port in the DPRK, no less than 89 times. On Monday, Trump tweeted that China "may be exerting negative pressure" on North Korea because of an escalating trade dispute between the US and China.

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  • South Dakota is best state for retirement while NY ranks worst
South Dakota is best state for retirement while NY ranks worst

The Bankrate study sourced the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Council for Community and Economic Research, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gallup-Sharecare, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tax Foundation, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Western States Arts Federation.

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  • Rare STI could turn into superbug, doctors warn
Rare STI could turn into superbug, doctors warn

This could mean that up to 3000 women per year who have pelvic inflammatory disease caused by MG could be at increased risk of infertility. Despite its widespread prevalence, MG infection can be hard to diagnose and treat. Because antibiotic resistance is a particular concern in treating MG infections, it is also important to be careful not to ov...

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  • Germany will make sovereign decision on military spending Europe 15:49
Germany will make sovereign decision on military spending Europe 15:49

Stoltenberg, a former Norwegian premier who Trump said gave him "total credit" for a successful summit, told reporters: "We had a very frank and open discussion ..." He added: "It confirms the goal of 2% by 2024". "I made clear that we know that we have to do more and that we have been doing so for quite a while". Poland's President Andrz...

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  • Atlantic County reports positive samples of West Nile virus
Atlantic County reports positive samples of West Nile virus

Mississippi State Department of Health discovered the first human West Nile virus case of 2018 in Hinds County. The risk of transmission to humans is minimal to low, but is expected to rise in July. The health unit will continue to monitor for West Nile Virus and the larviciding program will continue throughout the summer. Mosquitoes contract the v...

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  • California jury to hear Roundup case on pesticide cancer link
California jury to hear Roundup case on pesticide cancer link

Lawsuits by more than 400 farmers, landscapers and consumers who claim Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer, have been combined before Chhabria. While Chhabria's ruling is not binding on them, state court judges have been closely following the federal litigation and expert hearings. Johnson, the man i...

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  • Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

President Donald Trump's administration has used its regulatory powers to undermine the ACA on multiple fronts after the Republican-controlled Congress previous year failed to repeal and replace the law. "The Trump administration's suspension of risk adjustment payments is just the latest attempt to undermine health care for millions of consume...

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  • Jury awards $4.7 billion in talcum powder case
Jury awards $4.7 billion in talcum powder case

Mark Lanier, the Houston-based lawyer for the plaintiffs, presented jurors with internal company documents revealing Johnson & Johnson knew of the asbestos in its products and failed to warn consumers. Johnson & Johnson has been hit with its biggest penalty yet over the allegation that its talcum powders cause cancer. The company now faces about ...

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  • 'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

While most recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be more severe. Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. Death is rare but may occur if the person is not treated quickly with antibiotics. The FDA says the third-party facility that makes Honey Smacks hasn't made any since June 12, two days before the recall. Prod...

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  • Recall of Valsartan containing drugs
Recall of Valsartan containing drugs

For example, Swiss company Novartis informed the ministry that their products containing valsartan are not impacted because these products do not contain the ingredient from external suppliers. The agency said it would evaluate the severity of the problem and the effects that the possible carcinogen might have on patients who are now taking drugs c...

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  • Multivitamins, supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes
Multivitamins, supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes

In the United States, supplements are not regulated for safety or effectiveness before they go to market, according to the Food and Drug Administration . It is "logical" to expect certain vitamins to reduce cardiovascular events, given their anti-inflammatory effects, Alyson Haslam, PhD, and Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, both of Oregon Health & Science U...

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  • We're over the moon. Ecstatic! British diver on Thai cave rescue
We're over the moon. Ecstatic! British diver on Thai cave rescue

He said the boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16, were "incredibly resilient". "I think we can all be proud", Master Sgt. Derek Anderson said during a Today show appearance Wednesday. The complex, high-risk mission for global and Thai divers to guide the boys and coach through the cave's tight, flooded passageways had riveted people worldwide.

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  • What Does Trump Have Against Breastfeeding? - Cortney O'Brien
What Does Trump Have Against Breastfeeding? - Cortney O'Brien

Amongst other things, the resolution urges member states "to increase investment in development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of laws, policies and programmes aimed at protection, promotion, including education and supportof breastfeeding" and "to end inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children".

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  • Eating solid foods earlier promotes better sleep in babies
Eating solid foods earlier promotes better sleep in babies

Babies who start on solids at three months sleep better than infants exclusively breastfed until six months of age, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data. The group was split in half, with one group consuming exclusively breastmilk for six months and the other gradually incorporating solid food into their diet along with breastmilk.

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  • Fitness app Polar revealing military fitness regimes in Baghdad and Guantanamo Bay
Fitness app Polar revealing military fitness regimes in Baghdad and Guantanamo Bay

Polar has temporarily suspended a feature on its Flow platform, after it was revealed the app's privacy settings allowed for access to potentially sensitive information of some of its users. "We also learned the names and addresses of personnel at nuclear storage facilities, maximum security prisons, military airports where nuclear weapons are...

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  • Trump officials cut funding for ObamaCare outreach groups
Trump officials cut funding for ObamaCare outreach groups

The CMS said a February federal court decision in New Mexico, which ruled it was using a flawed formula to determine its collections and payments amounts, prevented it from continuing the program. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the trade organization representing health insurers, decried the suspension of the payments. President Dona...

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  • Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'
Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

The payments insurers expected this fall, based on their 2017 business, amounted to $10.4 billion. "The executive order the president signed, not long after he got to the White House after the [Inaugural] Parade was effectively, 'We're declaring war on the Affordable Care Act .'" Whitlock says, the goal has been to make the marketplace as inhospit...

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