• West Nile Virus Found In Windsor

    West Nile Virus Found In Windsor

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    Samples collected in those area over the past two weeks have indicated high mosquito populations, and some samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials say. Most people who end up with West Nile get it from a mosquito bite. Mosquitoes contract the virus when they feed on infected birds, then spread the virus when the mosquitoes seek other hosts to bite.
  • Does Roundup cause cancer? Patient’s case against Monsanto goes to trial

    Does Roundup cause cancer? Patient’s case against Monsanto goes to trial

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    It wasn't the time, Chhabria said, for a judge to exclude those opinions - even if he believes potential jurors in the case might question the experts' findings or credibility. The company had told Chhabria in March that none of the plaintiffs' specialists fulfilled scientific or legal requirements for admissibility and urged the judge to dismiss the cases.
  • Little Known Sex Disease 'Could Become Full Blown Superbug'

    Little Known Sex Disease 'Could Become Full Blown Superbug'

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    An estimated 2 percent of people are infected in the United Kingdom, so The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has released new guidelines about how to treat and diagnose MG. MG is on the rise globally. Dr Peter Greenhouse, a sexual consultant in Bristol and BASHH member, told the BBC , "it's yet another good reason to pack the condoms for the summer holidays - and actually use them".
  • Babies who started solids slept better

    Babies who started solids slept better

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    Parents completed online questionnaires every three months until their baby was a year old and then every three months until their child was three years old. But they said it was unlikely that the bias would have persisted beyond six months. "We believe the most likely explanation for our findings of improved sleep is that that these babies are less hungry" said Lack, adding that solid foods might mean less regurgitation or greater feelings of being full.
  • WH Suspends $10.4B in Obamacare Insurer Payments

    WH Suspends $10.4B in Obamacare Insurer Payments

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    The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the expected suspension of the payments. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suspended payments to health insurers with a large number of sick Obamacare clients. The payments work this way: The government takes money from insurers with healthier, low-risk customers, and gives it to insurers with less-healthy, higher-risk customers.
  • Abortion Not Focus of Trump's SCOTUS Search, Key Adviser Says

    Abortion Not Focus of Trump's SCOTUS Search, Key Adviser Says

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    While the President's choice of Gorsuch to replace Scalia ensured the iconic conservative justice was replaced with another person highly regarded by conservatives, the vacancy created by Kennedy has given Trump the opportunity to replace a frequent swing vote with a conservative name.
  • More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak

    More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak

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    The states with reported victims are Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and MI, according to the CDC , with seven people hospitalized so far. Most infected people reported buying and consuming the trays from Kwik Trip convenience stores, the CDC said.
  • HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests

    HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests

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    Its creators believe it will offer significantly better protection. But despite advances in treatment for HIV , both a cure and a vaccine for the virus have so far remained elusive. The human trial participants came from 12 clinics in South Africa, east Africa, Thailand and the United States. They received 4 vaccinations through a period of forty-eight weeks.
  • TB possibly released at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    TB possibly released at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    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. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that affects the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up blood, fever, chills, night sweats, shortness of breath, chest pains, weight loss and fatigue.
  • Diet rich in nuts may boost sperm count in men

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    Salas-Huetos presented the research at the 34th Annual Meeting of ESHRE. In its analysis the study recorded not just sperm parameters (according to World Health Organization benchmarks) but also changes in several molecular factors, including sperm DNA fragmentation.(3) Sperm and blood samples were analysed at baseline and after 14 weeks of intervention.
  • Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps

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    Maya had to spend 26 weeks at the ICU but her fighting spirit earned her the nickname "Mighty Miss Maya" from her family members and friends. Maya's mother, Ann Tisdale, stated that despite her daughter's diagnosis, Maya remained very independent and wanted to do everything that her older brothers do.
  • Bye, bye, banana? Scientists trying to save fruit from tropical disease

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    Could a tropical disease spell the end of the world's banana crops? Fears are mounting that the disease could make its way to South America, where the bulk of the world's edible bananas are cultivated. The problem: only five mature banana trees remain in Madagascar. Allen stated that the climate on the island has played a part in creating a banana that has tolerance to disease and drought.
  • Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held on Coney Island

    Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held on Coney Island

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    The competition initially counted 64 hot dogs for Chestnut but after further review, it was determined that the counters failed to count an entire plate. That said, Chestnut past year earned almost $139 for every hot dog he ate. Ten-time victor Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will confront 20 other men on New York's Coney Island boardwalk.