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MPs want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

MPs want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

Mr Lamb said medically licensed e-cigarettes "would make it easier for doctors to discuss and recommend them as a stop-smoking tool to aid those quitting smoking". The committee said the restriction...

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Man charged in connection with synthetic marijuana overdoses

Man charged in connection with synthetic marijuana overdoses

Synthetic marijuana, called " spice " and other names, usually is plant material sprayed with chemicals or other substances that is sold in small, colorful packets. Chief Campbell also said during the...

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'Cursed' Cheese Found In Egyptian Tomb Might Be The World's Oldest

'Cursed' Cheese Found In Egyptian Tomb Might Be The World's Oldest

Inside one of the fragmented jars, they noticed a powdery, "solidified whitish mass", according to a study published online July 25 in the journal Analytical Chemistry . The jar had been covered in...

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Nearly 80 overdose on synthetic pot in park near Yale

As many as 30 people in New Haven , Connecticut , have been treated for possible drug overdoses since last night, authorities said Wednesday afternoon. After responding to six reports, Alston said h...

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NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students

NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students

According to The Wall Street Journal , the institution has so far raised over $450 million of the almost $600 million it needs to fully cover the costs of its medical students' tuition. Most medical ...

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Northwestern again best hospital in IL, says U.S

Northwestern again best hospital in IL, says U.S

Emory University Hospital ranked either nationally or was considered high performing in the following specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurg...

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The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant

The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant

She is the 40th person in the world known to have received a new face . "So many people have helped me; now I want to help other people", she told National Geographic . The recipient, Isabelle ...

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E-cigarette vapour tied to changes in lung cells

E-cigarette vapour tied to changes in lung cells

Research on e-cigarettes has been a bit of a moving target, said Dr. Michael Blaha, a professor of medicine and director of clinical research at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Diseas...

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Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston says three people overdosed Tuesday night, another two more early Wednesday morning. "The Police Department is aware of a high number of patients that were treated ...

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CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan

CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan

Kids typically get the first shot at one and get a second shot before entering kindergarten, but if you're not sure of your immunization status, doctors say you can get a booster shot at any age. He s...

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Mosquito in MetroWest Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Mosquito in MetroWest Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

A mosquito in MetroWest has tested positive to West Nile Virus, according to the Wayland Health Department. The warmer weather has contributed to a sharp increase in the number of West Nile virus in...

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DoD Bans Location Tracking Apps, Fitness Trackers, & Smartphones On Battlefield

DoD Bans Location Tracking Apps, Fitness Trackers, & Smartphones On Battlefield

Rob Manning, the Pentagon press operations director, the Examiner reported. After data from the Strava fitness app was shown to depict US personnel movements at military bases, the Pentagon is res...

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First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

DCHHS Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins explains that proper mosquito bite prevention involves DEET sprays. One round of larvicide has been applied to roadside catch basins in Stratford, St. ...

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

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

Breast milk is the ideal source of nutrition for babies. Breast milk continues to cover most of the infant's nutritional needs until the second year. The Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative is a glob...

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Trump administration finalizes expansion of short-term health plans

Trump administration finalizes expansion of short-term health plans

One of the major issues is that President Trump has begun to allow individuals and companies to purchase health insurance coverage from markets not included within the Affordable Care Act. "It may...

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Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

According to the July 24 report, state officials have reported the virus in humans, mosquitoes, birds and sentinel and veterinary animals in a total of 36 states, including Alabama, California, Illi...

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Public housing becomes smokefree under new policy

Public housing becomes smokefree under new policy

A new no smoking policy went into effect today at all federal public housing units because of a 2016 Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) rule. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff a...

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Man's legs, hands amputated after contact with dog's saliva

Man's legs, hands amputated after contact with dog's saliva

Exactly how Manteufel contracted the bacteria is unknown, but doctors suspect that a lick from his own dog likely started the entire process. Manteufel's wife, Dawn, told the Post that at first he s...

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Potential salmonella contamination prompts recall of type of goldfish crackers

Potential salmonella contamination prompts recall of type of goldfish crackers

The company said it has not received any complaints or reports of its customers contracting Salmonella but made a decision to recall products voluntarily. Even birds that appear clean and healthy ...

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Danforth gunman didn't seem mentally ill: Neighbours

Danforth gunman didn't seem mentally ill: Neighbours

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said authorities are investigating "every possible motive, including terrorism", for the attack. Around the Thorncliffe Park apartment Hussain shared with his par...

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CVS pharmacist fired after refusing to fill transgender woman's hormone prescription

CVS pharmacist fired after refusing to fill transgender woman's hormone prescription

The woman had been told by a doctor that her baby had stopped developing, and her options were surgery or the medication. ► June 24: Can a pharmacist legally justify denying medication? After ye...

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Burlington mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Burlington mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Such symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever, headache, body ache, fatigue, nausea, and rash. Four out of five people who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Eliminate all sou...

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China heart drug sold globally may have had impurity since 2012

China heart drug sold globally may have had impurity since 2012

If the information is not on the bottle, patients should contact the pharmacy that dispensed the medicine. Solco and Teva were also asked to recall their drugs containing valsartan/hydrochlorothia...

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Sarasota man dies from infectious bacteria after eating raw oysters

Sarasota man dies from infectious bacteria after eating raw oysters

The department's website says it is the third fatal case of Vibrio in Florida this year. Health officials say you should not go into the water if you have fresh cuts or scrapes. There were no re...

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Trump rants that the ‘fake news media’ wants a confrontation with Russian Federation

Trump rants that the ‘fake news media’ wants a confrontation with Russian Federation

He told reporters he meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be (Russia)", not "I don't see any reason why it would be". "There's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia...

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