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McConnell, in his remarks Thursday, said he supported Trump issuing a national emergency . One possible political repercussion if Trump declares the emergency: The Democratic-controlled House could pass a disapproval resolution that Senate Majority Leader McConnell would be forced to put on the Senate floor, an outcome that the Republican McConnell hoped to avoid.
  • Flu Cases Increasing In Our Area

    Flu Cases Increasing In Our Area

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    Flu season has officially begun. No new flu deaths were reported in Oklahoma last week, but 11 so far this season. As cases of the flu continue to increase in Florida, many people are left wondering if they have the cold or the flu. This is particularly important for those who feel very sick, are pregnant or have chronic medical conditions. Symptoms that could be early signs of the flu include fever, headache, cough, extreme dehydration, lightheadedness and shortness of breath.
  • Federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

    Federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

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    California and other states had intervened to defend the 2010 health care law after the Trump administration declined to defend its provisions that guarantee coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, arguing that those provisions can not be separated from the mandate.
  • Oklahomans have died as flu season continues across the country

    Oklahomans have died as flu season continues across the country

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    This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough is offering free flu shots at the Sulphur Springs Health Center . Among children, effectiveness rates were higher: Children who got the shot were 59% seek medical care for the virus , the CDC reported this year. The child was not vaccinated for the current flu season.
  • British MP reveals he is HIV positive

    British MP reveals he is HIV positive

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    Humana People to People has built strong relationships with national government health departments and worldwide health organizations. The charity said that misinformation around HIV still causes stigma, which impacts many people living with HIV.
  • Too soon to create gene-edited babies, say scientists

    Too soon to create gene-edited babies, say scientists

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    But details of the experiment , which has not been independently verified, triggered an immediate backlash and He said the trial had been halted. China's National Health Commission said He's activities would be investigated and any wrongdoing "resolutely dealt with", according to Xinhua .
  • Produce industry expects to ship some romaine again soon

    Produce industry expects to ship some romaine again soon

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    As part of the food safety investigation, romaine lettuce is being sampled and tested. The probe is still underway, but has been narrowed down to some areas in California that grew romaine lettuce over the summer. "One goal we're seeking is to make this type of labeling the new standard rather than a short-term fix; as a way to improve identification and traceability in the system".
  • Stanford scientists warn of insulin shortage growing to affect 40 million diabetics

    Stanford scientists warn of insulin shortage growing to affect 40 million diabetics

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    Insulin is essential for all people with type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 diabetes to reduce the risk of complications such as blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and stroke [2]. It means 98 million Indians will suffer from type-2 diabetes. During that time, the biggest spike in need could come from Africa, where experts predict the number of people with type 2 diabetes will jump from 700,000 to over 5 million.
  • October and GC's Lambert family encourage breast cancer awareness

    October and GC's Lambert family encourage breast cancer awareness

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    Family history is one of a number of factors which can increase your chances of developing breast cancer. She said everything's going well for her - well enough that she spoke about her fight with breast cancer to a crowd of city officials and downtown merchants at the "Winning Wednesday Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening.
  • Here's Why Selena Gomez Was Reportedly Hospitalized

    Here's Why Selena Gomez Was Reportedly Hospitalized

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    Justeen Biber's Ex was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles last month after it was found that she had a low white blood cell count.She is suffering this because it is a potential side effect for kidney transplant patients and previous year SELENA underwent a kidney transplant .
  • Educating the youth on mental health is critical

    Educating the youth on mental health is critical

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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for more attention directed to people's mental health , especially that of young people, in observance of the World Mental Health Day . Data on the National Alliance on Mental Illness shows that 50 percent of chronic mental illnesses starts by age fourteen. "Employees suffering from mental illness should be focusing on getting better, rather than struggling into the office, as the stress of work is unlikely to lead to an ...
  • Cases of Rare Illness Found in IL

    Cases of Rare Illness Found in IL

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    This disease, AFM is not exactly like polio as it has no vaccination. Nationwide, a total of 38 people in 16 states were found by the CDC to have confirmed cases of AFM between January and September this year. The condition affects the gray matter area of the spinal cord and causes weakness in the body's muscles and reflexes. After several tests, doctors were only able to find a diagnosis after a second MRI, finding abnormality throughout his entire spinal cord.
  • Flu season: doctors told how not to catch the flu

    Flu season: doctors told how not to catch the flu

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    You must be logged in to view this content. Overall, in the a year ago, despite what seems like a low effectiveness rate, the flu shot still managed to cut back on a person's risk of having to go to the doctor's office by 40 percent . "Our flu season is usually based on the southern hemisphere's season that is just ending, and in the southern hemisphere, they did not have a awful year this year", Bhardwaj said.
  • Nevis Health minister calls for acceptance of youth with mental illness

    Nevis Health minister calls for acceptance of youth with mental illness

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    This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world" - a vital concern given that approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year. Mental wellness is rarely discussed in the context of young people due to the belief that the youth can never be depressed. (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007.
  • Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

    Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

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    Releasing the potential of immune cells to attack cancers joins other treatments including surgery, radiation and drugs. One of Carter's treatments was a drug that blocked the immune-cell "brake" studied by Honjo . Allison's initial findings can be credited for prompting researchers, including Allison himself, to carry out the studies that have demonstrated the potent anti-cancer effects of PD-1 antibodies.
  • The Moment: Ford’s ‘indelible’ memory is Kavanaugh laughing

    The Moment: Ford’s ‘indelible’ memory is Kavanaugh laughing

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    Democrats had demanded that before any committee action senators should hear from a man Ms. Blasey Ford says was in the room for the assault. The senator was weighing his vote after testimony Thursday from California psychologist Christine Blasey Ford , who said Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes when they were teens.
  • Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

    Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

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    The families of two women who died while being transported to a mental health facility during Hurricane Florence are outraged at their deaths. The incident happened in the area of the Little Pee Dee River, which branches off from the Lumber River, in Mullins, South Carolina.
  • Daily aspirin use in older adults can spark adverse outcomes

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    The clinical trial, which ran from 2010 to 2014 and included 19,114 individuals 70 years and older from the US and Australia, found that a low daily dose of aspirin only marginally decreased a patient's risk of cardiovascular disease while significantly increasing the patient's risk of hemorrhage.
  • 'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey

    'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey

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    Twelve people have been infected during a Legionnaires disease outbreak in Hampton Beach, N.H. One of the individuals has died. Officials closed the hot tub spas at the Sands Hotel and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel in Hampton as a precaution because the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' is known to thrive in those environments, the state said.
  • West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth

    West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) made the announcement Thursday, saying all but one of the people diagnosed with the virus have been hospitalized. Health officials say the best ways to prevent West Nile are: using insect repellents containing DEET, emptying standing water from containers around your home, wearing long sleeves and trousers from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active and repairing damaged screens on windows and doors.
  • Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

    Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

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    The deal is expected to close during the second half of 2018. "PillPack's visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology", noted Jeff Wilke , Amazon CEO for worldwide consumer. The company serves patients who take multiple medications, sorting those medications into individual packets, so patients don't have sort the drugs themselves.
  • NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

    NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

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    Kathleen Wynne has come to the realization that the Liberals will not win the June 7th Provincial election. And strong mayors certainly don't guarantee successful government in big American centres, he said, citing New York's crumbling subway system and problems with policing in various locales south of the border.
  • Tobacco and Heart Disease

    Tobacco and Heart Disease

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    In Africa alone, some 146,000 adults aged 30 years and more die every year from tobacco-related diseases. When tobacco users die prematurely in their productive years, families lose loved ones and income, and economic development is negatively affected.
  • Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

    Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

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    Overall, five deaths have been reported in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is investigating the outbreak alongside the CDC, believes that the probable link to all these illnesses is romaine lettuce sourced from the winter growing areas in and around the Yuma region in Arizona.
  • What to eat to prevent cancer: new report

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    This is despite the fact that no link was found between BMI and the likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer. The report Diet, Nutrition , Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective examines a decade of research linking cancer prevention to diet and lifestyle, and is the third to address the subject.
  • FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

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    Benzocaine-containing products sold over the counter to relieve babies' teething pain are too risky and should no longer be sold, the FDA said Wednesday . "Benzocaine, a local anesthetic, can cause a condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood is greatly reduced", FDA officials wrote in a drug safety update.
  • M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

    M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

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    These changes come with short term costs which are reflected in today's results", said Steve Rowe , Marks & Spencer CEO in a statement . As of the end of March, the retailer had 1,035 United Kingdom stores, made up of 300 clothing, home and food stores, 696 food-only stores and 39 outlets.