• West Nile Virus Reported in Chippewa County - OnFocus
West Nile Virus Reported in Chippewa County - OnFocus

Joel Ardoin, Emergency Management Coordinator in Orange County, has confirmed there is one case of West Nile Virus in a human in Orange County. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on birds that are carrying the virus and pass it on to humans.

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  • Global warming is making more people kill themselves
Global warming is making more people kill themselves

Research by the United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation in March found that the last three years were the hottest on record. The Burke group has estimated that the increase in mean monthly air temperature by one degree Celsius ceteris paribus leads to an increase in the monthly number of suicides 0.68 percent in the United States and ...

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  • Thousands of children injected with faulty vaccines in China
Thousands of children injected with faulty vaccines in China

Zhen said she'd been supportive of products made in China, unlike a number of her contemporaries who "worship" foreign products. The Jilin provincial food and drug supervision authority has revoked Changchun Changsheng's drug GMP certificate for rabies vaccines , halted their production and sale, and suspended the approval of the company's all...

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  • Bayer Says It Will Halt Sales of Essure Birth-Control Implant
Bayer Says It Will Halt Sales of Essure Birth-Control Implant

The company's decision follows the US Food and Drug Administration's patient safety action in April , when it ordered that sales and distribution of Essure be restricted, FDA Commissioner Dr. Adverse events such as perforation of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, migration of inserts to the abdominal or pelvic cavity, persistent pain, and sus...

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  • More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Chatham County
More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Chatham County

Mosquitoes are usually just irritating, but certain mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus, which can be deadly. A North Carolina resident in the southeastern part of the state died last week of West Nile virus, the first such death of 2018. Reduce mosquito exposure by limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn. The best way to avoid West Nile...

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  • CVS Apologizes After Pharmacist Harasses Trans Customer
CVS Apologizes After Pharmacist Harasses Trans Customer

Hall wrote that her experience at a CVS in Fountain Hills was embarrassing and distressing. I didn't want to answer why I had been prescribed this hormone therapy combination by my doctor. Hall's original complaint to CVS, which was due to an unintentional oversight", DeAngelis said in the email. "When I asked for my doctor's prescription note,...

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  • Novartis Becomes Second Pharma Company To Pull Back On Price Increases
Novartis Becomes Second Pharma Company To Pull Back On Price Increases

Instead, it reduce the price of Zepatier, a treatment whose sales have dropped so low that US sales were offset by after-the-fact rebates to insurers. The administration called the decision a win for American consumers, but critics argue it doesn't match up with Trump's May prediction that drug companies would soon announce massive, voluntary p...

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  • Early dinner may lower cancer risk
Early dinner may lower cancer risk

Individuals who eat before 9 p.m. or eat at least a couple of hours before hitting the sack dramatically lower their risk of developing cancer. First author of the study Maryam Farvid from the Harvard T.H. The authors interviewed them about when they ate meals and their sleeping habits. Some of the points that were of note included meal timin...

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  • NC reports first West Nile death of 2018
NC reports first West Nile death of 2018

If people who become infected do suffer symptoms, they are typically mild, including headache, fever, nausea, fatigue, skin rash or swollen glands. Seven of those resulted in deaths. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Talk with your veterinarian about vaccinating your horse to protect them against WNV.

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  • New Blood Test May Detect Melanoma In Early Stages
New Blood Test May Detect Melanoma In Early Stages

In the test, which was attended by about 200 people, half of whom had cancer , the analysis successfully diagnosed in 81.5% of cases. Australian researchers on Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a " world first" breakthrough that could save many lives.

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  • Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak
Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the mishandling of turkey might be the cause of the new widespread Salmonella outbreak that has already reached more than half of the 50 states. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps about 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteri...

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  • Dine two hours before sleeping to lower risk of breast, prostate cancer
Dine two hours before sleeping to lower risk of breast, prostate cancer

Those who ate dinner earlier and more closely adhered to a healthy lifestyle had a 35 percent decrease change of developing prostate and breast cancer . The results of the study are fairly consistent with previous research, said Catherine Marinac, a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who was not involved in the study.

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  • Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes
Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes

Headlines declaring a link between the nitrates in cured meat and bipolar mania - a serious mood disorder characterized by irrational euphoria, erratic behavior, hyperactivity, and insomnia - have been splashed across the news following the publication of a study led by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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  • Genetically Modified Babies Move A Step Closer To Reality In The UK
Genetically Modified Babies Move A Step Closer To Reality In The UK

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said there is no reason in principle to rule out heritable genome editing - when the DNA of a human embryo , sperm or egg is deliberately altered to influence the characteristics of a future individual.

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  • Britney Spears Says She Now Leaves The Snake Handling To Her Sons
Britney Spears Says She Now Leaves The Snake Handling To Her Sons

Spears posted a pic of her son holding a small snake and she captioned it with the admission that she was "ready to run". I would definitely show up. "I would go, definitely". "She seemed like she was a really hard worker and very determined". Revealing exciting new images of Britney over the next several months, the Prerogative campaign gives ...

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  • UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance

Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.05% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.25%. Wesbanco Bank Inc. By digging out more, shifting focus on performance of the UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activi...

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  • Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters
Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters

According to WFLA News Channel 8 , the health department said the man had some underlying medical issues. Officials said this was the first confirmed case and death from Vibrio vulnificus in Sarasota County this year, with no reported cases last year, The Sun-Sentinel said.

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  • Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for United States election meddling
Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for United States election meddling

He has "full faith" in United States intelligence agencies, he went on to say, and that he accepted their findings that Russian Federation had meddled in the elections. Hours earlier, ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega asked the president whether Russian Federation would still target American elections. On Twitter , Mr Trump said his critics were su...

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  • National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up
National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up

If you're not a loyalty member, just download the My Hwy 55 app to enjoy the deal! Portillo's is celebrating National Hot Dog Week in a major way. You have to be a new app user and be dining in one of the participating locations. Free pretzel dog for the first 100 customers. Customers can access the barcode for their free hot dog or roller ...

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  • Chinese drug maker recalls valsartan products in US over impurity
Chinese drug maker recalls valsartan products in US over impurity

It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Wellness that some batches of Valsartan, a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure, is the subject of an worldwide recall. Companies impacted by the recall have shared instructions for patients impacted by these products. The case shows the reliance of consumers around t...

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