• NY University offers free tuition for all medical students
NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

The new policy was announced at a "white coat" ceremony welcoming new medical students . The move is a first among major USA medical schools, reports The Wall Street Journal . Incoming medical students and those already enrolled will receive an annual scholarship of $55,018 to cover tuition starting this upcoming academic year, NYU said.

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  • Alphabet Invests $375M in Health Startup Oscar
Alphabet Invests $375M in Health Startup Oscar

Oscar plans on getting into Medicare Advantage in 2020, a deviation from the current offerings in the individual and employer insurance markets; Medicare is understood to represent a new vertical for the company, adding to its existing focus on both the individual and employer insurance markets.

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  • Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale
Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

Authorities found more than two dozen people suffering from apparent overdoses at the New Haven Green in New Haven, Connecticut , Aug. 15, 2018. More than a dozen people overdosed on synthetic marijuana July 4 in New Haven, The Associated Press reported at the time.

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  • Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area
Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area

Kent County health officials expect to see cases of West Nile virus before summer ends. Gaines said the thinks the reason hot, dry years are more favorable to West Nile may be that since the northern house mosquitoes that transmit the virus spend their days resting in underground culverts, storm sewer pipes and crawl spaces, they may not be expos...

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  • Hopkins places third on U.S
Hopkins places third on U.S

U.S. News also ranks UCHealth's hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado. Rounding out the top 10 list of Chicago-area hospitals were NorthShore University Health-Evanston Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and three other Advocate hospit...

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  • FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time
FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time

In January , Business Insider reported , 37 women in Sweden said they got pregnant while using it as contraception , though researchers say the pregnancies occurred because users did not follow what the app said. The typical use failure rate is right on par with the oral pill, which is around 9 percent , according to the Centers for Disease Co...

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  • More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected
More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

Authorities confirm the substance was synthetic cannabis and that other drugs weren't involved in the substance. "It's a nationwide problem", Alston said of drug overdoses . "We heard from people on the green this morning that it potentially included PCP", she said at the news conference. First responders went through a lot of the life-saving ...

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  • New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought
New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

Public Health England (PHE) continues to urge smokers to switch to vaping , claiming they are around 95 per cent safer than tobacco. The e-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, revealed the study published onl...

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  • Arrest after 'mass overdose' in U.S. park
Arrest after 'mass overdose' in U.S. park

WVIT reports that the man arrested "is believed connected to at least some of the overdoses" and "had drugs on him at the time of his arrest, [but] has yet to be charged in any of the overdose cases". Cruz said she knows what it's like to be an addict. "We're getting another call of a person", Alston said. The state Department of Public Health an...

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  • CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states
CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated, according to the CDC . The following year, a "large, multi-state" outbreak of measles was linked to Disneyland in Anaheim; though a source was never identified, it is believed a traveler who contracted the virus overseas visited the theme park while infectious, according to CDC.

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  • ‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days
‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days

The mother whale was first spotted carrying her dead calf on 24 July, off the shore of Vancouver Island. "Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky". She is no longer carrying her baby, and she looks healthy. The cause is no mystery: Humans have netted up the whales' salmon, driven ships through their hunting lanes and ...

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  • How blue light from smartphone screens can speed up blindness
How blue light from smartphone screens can speed up blindness

This in turn causes macular degeneration; an incurable condition that affects the middle part of your vision. The study , undertaken at the University of Toledo , describes how blue light, which has a shorter wavelength and more energy compared to other colours, can gradually cause damage to the eyes.

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  • Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt
Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt

When conditions were right, the team of American and Canadian biologists and vets didn't hesitate. Experts have been watching the young whale lose weight since June and they took the novel action in an effort to prevent the loss of more reproductive potential within the population.

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  • Wear Loose Underwear To Improve Your Sperm Production
Wear Loose Underwear To Improve Your Sperm Production

Men who primarily wore boxer shorts had a 25 per cent higher sperm concentration, a 17 per cent higher total sperm count and 33 per cent more swimming sperm in a single ejaculation than people with tighter trousers, the study found. Loose fitting boxers like these could increase your chance of having children, study says. The abstract for the s...

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  • Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in Jeffersonville
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in Jeffersonville

The Clark County Health Department says routine mosquito sampling by the state found West Nile in Jeffersonville. The virus can cause symptoms similar to those of the flu, but in extreme cases, it can result in tremors, fever, comas and a lethal swelling of the brain tissue known as encephalitis.

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  • Playing a man, Broadway on Priyanka Chopras mind
Playing a man, Broadway on Priyanka Chopras mind

Ninety per cent of my life is for public but 10% of it is for me. So she basically plays a man, which is great, because girls do not play that ... and I was like ' Yes, we can turn the tables - it's my dream to be able to play a man ... "Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get annoyed". Priyanka , who bagged a role of half-Indian Alex Parrish -an F...

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  • Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male
Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male

Women are less likely to survive in the years following a heart attack and it could be because of how they are treated. Their chances were also improved if treated by a male doctor who had a lot of female colleagues in his team. One problem is that most doctors are male, so matching female doctors to female patients just isn't possible...

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  • Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Vaccinations to Start Amid New Outbreak
Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Vaccinations to Start Amid New Outbreak

Dr Mwebesa said the ministry of health in DRC has confirmed the outbreak of EVD in Magina Health Zone of Mabalako in North Kivu about 100 kilometres from Uganda's border. A World Health Organization spokesperson said: 'This is an active conflict zone. But the country moved quickly, deploying 360 people, more than three-quarters of whom were from wi...

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  • West Nile detected in Dresden
West Nile detected in Dresden

Public Health officials say West Nile Virus is mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Wear clothing made of tightly woven fabric that covers the entire body. However, the majority of people infected with the virus do not get sick. According to an announcement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, the rates of mosq...

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  • Pentagon Restricts Use Of Fitness Trackers, Location-Tracking Apps Over Security Concerns
Pentagon Restricts Use Of Fitness Trackers, Location-Tracking Apps Over Security Concerns

In Iraq and Syria, viewers could easily spot beacons of activity in remote places where military bases are located, presumably indicating favorite jogging or walking routes. Shanahan said in the memo, dated August 3 and released Monday, that the rapidly evolving market of devices, applications and services using geolocation "presents significant r...

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