• McConnell slows push to name building for McCain
McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

As a reminder of McCain's absence, his desk in the Senate chamber remained empty, covered in a black cloth topped with a vase of white roses. McCain died at 81 Saturday, following a battle with brain cancer that lasted more than a year.

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  • John McCain was one reformer who relished the fight
John McCain was one reformer who relished the fight

Trump had, prior to Monday's statement , only offered a tweet offering sympathies to McCain's family following his death on Saturday from brain cancer. Through much of Monday, Trump refused to answer reporters' questions about McCain, who refused to support his presidential bid. In the statement, McCain reflected on the privilege of serving hi...

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  • NY health officials: Protect yourself from West Nile Virus
NY health officials: Protect yourself from West Nile Virus

According to the woman in her 50s from Middlesex County was never hospitalized for her illness, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, it is also important to note that mosquito activity is highest at dusk and dawn. It asked people to avoid mosquito bites using repellents, wearing long trousers and l...

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  • Former Presidents Barack Obama & Bill Clinton Remember Senator John McCain
Former Presidents Barack Obama & Bill Clinton Remember Senator John McCain

In our time of sadness, it is good to know that tears of joy are being shed as Ron, Nancy, and John are together again. In Washington, flags on Capitol Hill and the White House were lowered to half mast in his honor. "We need more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness in terms of working together", Cindy , who has...

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  • Ebola in the DRC: Death toll rises in second outbreak
Ebola in the DRC: Death toll rises in second outbreak

The disease has killed more than 60 people and infected dozens more in recent weeks in DRC. United Nations teams are only allowed to travel to Oicha with armed escorts. The vaccine, which is referred to as both rVSV-ZEBOV and V920, have proved effective against the previous outbreak in the western province of Equateur.

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"Maverick" Senator John McCain dies

A private funeral is planned for Sunday afternoon at the Naval Academy Chapel followed by a private burial at the academy cemetery. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., also remembered McCain as "a man of decency and honor" and "a friend of mine".

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  • Two dead, 68 ill from West Nile virus outbreak
Two dead, 68 ill from West Nile virus outbreak

The reports come just days after state health officials said they were ramping up the risk level for the disease from low to moderate for the second time ever. -Make sure that door and window screens fit securely and are free of holes. Culex tarsalis are a type of mosquito that typically feed between dusk and dawn and often go unnoticed when bi...

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  • Alcohol kills 2.8 million worldwide annually
Alcohol kills 2.8 million worldwide annually

Thanks to data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study , researchers were able to gather data for "195 locations from 1990 to 2016" , inclusive of men and woman, aged between 15 and 95. We've always been told that a glass of red wine a day is good for the heart or a beer a day won't hurt you-but a major report that surveyed over a thou...

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  • Senator John McCain's Passing Brings a Wave of Emotion to Social Media
Senator John McCain's Passing Brings a Wave of Emotion to Social Media

McCain National Defense Authorization Act at a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, despite the bill being named after the senator. His family and friends will be in our prayers. U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks at a campaign rally in Durango, Colorado October 24, 2008. The house speaker said: "This is...

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  • Politicians Grieve John McCain's Death With Touching Tributes
Politicians Grieve John McCain's Death With Touching Tributes

What did McCain's family say? Indeed, Mr. McCain, who cast the decisive Senate vote to preserve the Obamacare healthcare program, was especially critical of Donald J. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. But voters' thumping of Republicans at the polls in that midterm election did nothing to humble the ou...

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  • Alcohol is a leading cause of death, disease worldwide, study says
Alcohol is a leading cause of death, disease worldwide, study says

According to the study , alcohol was responsible for 2.8 million deaths in 2016, making it the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability in the 15 to 49 age group (20% of deaths). Alcohol use comes in seventh as an overall cause of death , said the team, whose work was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "There i...

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  • United Kingdom woman contracts STI that can cause genitals to ‘rot’ away
United Kingdom woman contracts STI that can cause genitals to ‘rot’ away

Donovanosis is also rare in the U.K. But it's common in some tropical areas, including parts of India, Papua New Guinea, the Caribbean, central Australia and southern Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Symptoms can begin to appear anywhere from one to 12 weeks after sexual intercouse with someone carrying the S...

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  • Neanderthal, Denisovan Hybrid Teen Sheds Light On Interbreeding Among Different Human Species
Neanderthal, Denisovan Hybrid Teen Sheds Light On Interbreeding Among Different Human Species

Together with their sister group the Neandertals, Denisovans are the closest extinct relatives of now living humans. Denisova 11 wasn't the only hybrid human in her family: Inverse's Sarah Sloat reports that the girl's father had at least one Neanderthal ancestor, providing evidence of yet another interspecies coupling.

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  • Is Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison'? Here's What Studies Actually Say
Is Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison'? Here's What Studies Actually Say

The YouTube video , basically a 50-minute lecture, has nearly a million views. However, if coconut oil is something you would struggle to give up completly, the best step you can take is to moderate how often you indulge and lower your portions.

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  • Thomas Frieden, Former Head of CDC, Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge
Thomas Frieden, Former Head of CDC, Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge

The victim and Frieden, 57, knew each other, police sources said, though they were not believed to have had an intimate relationship. Frieden is expected to be arraigned Friday evening at criminal court. Frieden was charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment. He stayed, taking a job heading the city's tuberculosis control. Friede...

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  • A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe

The agency said half - some 23,000 cases - this year occurred in Ukraine, where an insurgency backed by Russian Federation has been fighting the government for four years in the east in a conflict that has killed over 10,000 people. The figure is nearly double the then-record breaking number of 23,927 cases in 2017. Dr Pauline Paterson of the Lo...

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  • Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak
Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

Their laboratory names are ZMapp; Remdesivir; Favipiravir; and Regn3450 - 3471 - 3479. She said the ministry has employed 33 additional staff in the Ebola control team and WHO has provided the ministry with 2.5 million US dollars worth of equipment that has already been distributed to key centers, including personal protective equipment for ...

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  • No alcohol safe to drink - global study confirms
No alcohol safe to drink - global study confirms

They estimate that consuming just one drink per day increases the risk of developing one of 23 alcohol-related health problems by 0.5 per cent, compared with not drinking at all. However, when looking specifically at people aged 15-49 years old, alcohol was the leading risk factor in 2016, with 3.8% of deaths in women and 12.2% of deaths in men att...

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  • Harvard professor calls coconut oil
Harvard professor calls coconut oil "Pure Poison", but is it really?

In her lecture at the University of Freiburg - entirely in German and posted in July - professor Karin Michels , who is also a professor at the university's Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology , calls the health claims surrounding coconut oil "absolute nonsense" and says it's "pure poison" for its saturated fat content and its t...

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  • New Guidelines Further Simplify Cervical Cancer Screening
New Guidelines Further Simplify Cervical Cancer Screening

Regulations published by the US Preventive Services Task Force ( USPSTF ) in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest women can be screened for cervical cancer by testing for "high risk" strains of human papillomavirus (HPV ) every five years if they feel comfortable with it.

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