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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.
  • Max's Donor Law Could Save 700 More Lives Every Year

    Max's Donor Law Could Save 700 More Lives Every Year

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    The UK has announced plans to introduce a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation in a bid to meet the urgent need for organs for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. There will also be strict safeguards in place and specialist nurses will always discuss donation with families so an individual's wishes are respected.
  • Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

    Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

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    According to him, Nigeria is a breastfeeding nation because nearly all women in the country breastfeed their children. Mothers can carry the pump and storage bag to their work place and pump there to keep up their milk supply. Dr Hessa Khalfan Al Ghazal, Executive Director of the SBFO, said, "Our main message with the Sharjah Baby-Friendly Project is to promote breastfeeding and encourage pregnant women and mothers to commit to it, due to its proven benefits".
  • Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia

    Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia

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    Abstinence from alcohol in middle age has been linked to a heightened risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Alcohol consumption trajectories between 1985 and 2004 were also used to examine the association of long-term alcohol consumption and risk of dementia from midlife to early old age.
  • Reuse and washing of condoms not advised: Northern Health

    Reuse and washing of condoms not advised: Northern Health

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    The agency's advice is to "use a fresh one for each sex act", with a link in the tweet directing users to a CDC page on condom effectiveness and how to correctly use the contraception. The post has since gone viral, with more than 1,000 retweets and 1,600 likes. However, after reports that people were misusing condoms by washing and reusing them, the CDC wanted to remind the public that condoms are a one-and-done kind of device.
  • DR Congo announces fresh Ebola outbreak

    DR Congo announces fresh Ebola outbreak

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    The province , known as North Kivu, is a conflict zone and is home to 1 million displaced people. DRC has successfully contained and closed down nine Ebola outbreaks in the past decade. "This is an active conflict zone", Peter Salama, the World Health Organization deputy director-general for emergency response, said in a statement, calling the region very different from where the last outbreak occurred.
  • Colorado Resident Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Form Of West Nile Virus

    Colorado Resident Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Form Of West Nile Virus

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    Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, said in a statement . The resident started to feel ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day, the release said. They can include fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, but most people don't develop any symptoms at all. A rare number of people can experience more significant symptoms.
  • Trump's Cheaper Short-term Health Plans have Coverage Gaps

    Trump's Cheaper Short-term Health Plans have Coverage Gaps

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    And it could draw a court challenge. Major insurer UnitedHealthcare is marketing short-term plans. "These plans are nothing short of junk", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said. Allowing short-term plans to last longer is the latest move to change regulations issued by the Obama administration. "These new short-term plans are nothing short of junk insurance and are so unsafe for Americans that it's no wonder not a single group representing patients, physicians, nurses or ...
  • 'Medicare for all' bill estimated in the trillions

    'Medicare for all' bill estimated in the trillions

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    Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pointed out in a video for Twitter , a study by the Mercatus Center - which is "significantly funded" by the Koch Brothers - found that, in a ten-year period, Medicare for All would save Americans $2 trillion. "I suspect that that is not what the Koch brothers meant to do, but that is what's in the study of the Mercatus Center". But Sanders is right that the study concludes that his plan would reduce overall spending on health care in the United States.
  • Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs Amputated

    Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs Amputated

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    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the bacteria is found in the saliva of healthy dogs and cats. The response caused his blood pressure to drop and circulation in his limbs to decrease quickly. His wife says he's been around dogs all his life, adding that they can't wrap their heads around what happened. Capnocytophaga can cause opportunistic infections, meaning they have to have the right conditions to cause an infection, such as when a person has a weakened immune ...
  • Public housing smoking ban in effect nationwide

    Public housing smoking ban in effect nationwide

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    Haynes, the Parkersburg Housing Authority's Executive Director. Keep in mind, it doesn't apply to e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco. "They have more things to fix than telling somebody they can't smoke", Robinson said. Tenants who break the rules under the new smoking ban, risk being evicted after three violations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HUD's national smoke-free policy will save public housing agencies $153 million every year in repairs ...
  • Those backyard chickens are giving lots of people salmonella, CDC warns

    Those backyard chickens are giving lots of people salmonella, CDC warns

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    Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the FDA , said in a statement on Tuesday. Hy-Vee recalled Spring Pasta Salad in July when approximately 20 illnesses were potentially linked back to customers who ate the salad. Mondelēz and Pepperidge Farm used Twitter to relay information about the recalls, but visits to the company sites for both corporate entities revealed a stark difference between the two.
  • Northeast Ohio reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

    Northeast Ohio reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

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    The KDHE said one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. Blood from an OH blood donor also tested positive for West Nile, but they didn't have symptoms. Symptoms of the West Nile illness are usually mild. People older than 60 and people with compromised immune systems have the greatest risk of developing severe complications.
  • Singapore govt health database hacked - Security

    Singapore govt health database hacked - Security

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    Even Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was not above the attack as it targeted his personal data and outpatient medication details. Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) revealed today that a hacker had breached its IT systems and stolen personal and health-related data on roughly 1.5 million citizens.