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Also in the release on Wednesday were more details about continued West Nile virus testing of mosquitoes in York County, which now ranks first in the state with 291 positive samples. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property. Mosquito-proof your home.
  • 76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

    76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

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    There have been no fatalities reported over the incident, but some of the individuals are in critical condition, officials say. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said one of three people arrested in connection with the overdoses apparently gave K2 away for free in an effort to get people hooked.
  • New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

    New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

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    Rafael Rivera, told the Journal. The cost of medical school can keep some people from pursuing a career in the field . The school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 92 first-year students-another 10 are already covered through M.D./PhD programs-as well as 350 students already partway through the M.D.
  • At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

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    No one has died, but police said six people came close. The state Senate Republican leader, Len Fasano , of North Haven, criticized New Haven officials on Thursday for not addressing drug use on the Green. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Felix Melendez was "known" to police and was out on parole when he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Anthony Campbell told the New Haven Register .
  • Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

    Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

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    The study was led by professor David Thickett at the University of Birmingham and has been published online in the journal Thorax . I don't believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary cigs. After 24 hours, the researchers saw cells dying in the groups exposed to fluid and vapourized e-cigarette liquid. The condensate was found to be more harmful to the cells than plain e-cigarette fluid, and the effects worsened as the "dose" was increased.
  • New West Nile reports are popping up in multiple U.S. states

    New West Nile reports are popping up in multiple U.S. states

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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently also announced positive tests mosquitoes from Falmouth, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth. "If you have an old bird bath, a wheel barrel, a bucket that's sitting out, tip it over and get rid of standing water".
  • US News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region

    US News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region

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    Duke has consistently rated among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News, coming in 17th place past year and ranking as high as 8th place in 2012. Other local hospitals that ranked on the state list are Sutter Medical Center, 16; Mercy San Juan Medical Center, 34; Mercy General Hospital, tied at 34; and Sutter Roseville, 43.
  • FDA Approves First App for Pregnancy Prevention

    FDA Approves First App for Pregnancy Prevention

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    To be clear, using this app requires user effort, too. If all the birth control methods you've tried thus far have left you dissatisfied-or, even worse, with painful side effects-you may be happy to hear that there's a new option on the market in the USA, and it's newly FDA-approved as a method of contraception .
  • PM Modi Delivered 'Election Speech' On Independence Day: Mayawati

    PM Modi Delivered 'Election Speech' On Independence Day: Mayawati

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    While the country is brimming with self-confidence today, it is forging ahead with a new sense of commitment, he said. "Let Prime Minister not insult India and India's entrepreneurial spirit". PM Modi said that short service commissioned women in the Armed Forces will be given a permanent position along with their male counterparts. Modi also spoke about the recent monsoon session of parliament and said it was dedicated to social justice, with measures being taken to protect the interests ...
  • CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

    CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

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    The U.S. had a record year for measles in 2014, with 667 cases reported to the CDC . The CDC says more than 100 people are reported to have the virus. It is recommended that children receive the vaccine in two doses: the first between the ages of 12 months and 15 months and the second between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.
  • Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven

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    The New Haven Police Department is investigating the case. Three people who overdosed died after taking cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, over a dozen others were hospitalized. "This was a particularly odd, rare occasion where [there was] call after call for man down, obviously with symptoms of some kind of overdose, and at the time of getting that patient packaged and transported to the hospital, we'd see another immediately fall down, right there", Lt.
  • Grieving Orca Mother Finally Lets Her Dead Newborn Go After 17 Days

    Grieving Orca Mother Finally Lets Her Dead Newborn Go After 17 Days

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    According to telephoto images, J35 is in good health despite concerns it wouldn't be able to hunt while carrying the carcass, Alaska Highway News reported. Sadly, Tahlequah and her daughter enjoyed less than an hour swimming together after the calf was born, before the infant died of an unknown cause. It couldn't have been easy for her.
  • Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

    Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

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    It is among a handful of tests they are running. Individual results could take months to come back. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it is working closely with the US Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to determine the best way to proceed.
  • What Does Underwear Choice Have to do with Sperm Count?

    What Does Underwear Choice Have to do with Sperm Count?

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    Earlier studies had indicated that tighter underwear , resulting in elevated scrotal temperatures, may contribute to poor sperm quality, but the results had been inconsistent. The men, between the ages of 32 and 39, were surveyed about the style of underwear they had been wearing for the past three months. "Potentially switching from tight to loose might help some men who are on the lower edge of sperm production".
  • West Nile Virus related deaths reported in Serbia

    West Nile Virus related deaths reported in Serbia

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    While a doctor can diagnose a case of West Nile Virus , he or she can't cure someone who has contracted it. Drain - Empty any containers holding standing water - buckets, barrels, flower pots, tarps - because they are breeding grounds for virus-carrying mosquitoes .
  • BCMVCD: West Nile Virus

    BCMVCD: West Nile Virus "Out of Control"

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    In each case the people had no symptoms at the time of donating blood through a blood collection agency, but whose blood tested positive when screened for the presence of West Nile virus . Targeted efforts have been ongoing and reduction of mosquito populations in fogged areas is ranging from 50% to 90%. Prior to this year, CT has seen 134 cases with three fatalities, the DPH said.