• First human case of plague since 1992 found in Elmore County
First human case of plague since 1992 found in Elmore County

Central District Health Department epidemiologist Sarah Correll says the disease is spread to humans through a bite from an infected flea. A state health official told the Idaho Statesman newspaper that the public is advised to "wear insect repellant, long trousers and socks when visiting plague affected areas".

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  • Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

In the past, suicide touched my life as well. About half of those who died by suicide had no known mental health condition, but it's likelly that many simply hadn't seen a doctor, or the right doctor anyway. kizzzbeth/Flickr The reasons why suicide rates are climbing may be as complex as the solutions. "You can be the difference in getting the...

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  • US Infants Eating More Added Sugar Than Adult Limits Before 2nd Birthday
US Infants Eating More Added Sugar Than Adult Limits Before 2nd Birthday

Ninety-nine percent of the toddlers were eating more than seven teaspoons of added sugar a day, which is more than that found in a Snickers bar. "Our results show that added sugar consumption begins early in life and exceeds current recommendations". However, the study has limitations because the added sugar consumption was measured bas...

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  • New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency
New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

It is trying to recruit new donors. Right now, the blood bank's stock is below that minimum, according to the release. Red Cross blood donors came through and she had multiple successful surgeries. He needs blood, and a lot of it. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 perc...

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  • Southern Africa’s ancient baobabs are dying
Southern Africa’s ancient baobabs are dying

But that tree, the more than 1,000-year-old Sunland baobab, apparently the biggest of these trees in Africa, “toppled over” last year. How these trees - found in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia , some almost 2,500 years old - have suddenly died off seemed to be a mystery, but now the research team believes their demise is ...

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  • Toddlers Consume More 'Added Sugar' Than The Recommended Amount For Adults
Toddlers Consume More 'Added Sugar' Than The Recommended Amount For Adults

Children love sugar, but they may be getting fed so much more than a healthy amount, according to a new study. The researchers got the data from the 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey . There is no chemical difference between natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, and milk, and processed sugars. "These data may be rele...

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  • Mom Shares Urgent Warning About Tick Paralysis
Mom Shares Urgent Warning About Tick Paralysis

Jessica Griffin says her daughter couldn't walk after she was bitten by a tick. The La Grande, Oregon, woman posted a video on Facebook, hoping family members or friends could help figure out what was causing the girl's sudden odd ailment.

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  • Watch Narendra Modi's workout video
Watch Narendra Modi's workout video

Mr Kumaraswamy's reply came soon after. After the PM posted his #FitnessChallenge video, social media erupted with multiple views-some lauded Modi for inspiring India to be healthy, others asked him to work on the "fitness" of the economy and the country in general, and a few fun-loving ones simply cracked some hilarious jokes over challenges...

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  • Kitchen towels carry pathogens that can lead to food poisoning, study finds
Kitchen towels carry pathogens that can lead to food poisoning, study finds

Susheela Biranjia-Hurdoyal, a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Mauritius , said in a statement . All of the bugs can cause food poisoning , with E.coli most likely to cause tummy pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea.

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  • Nipah virus contained, last two positive cases have recovered
Nipah virus contained, last two positive cases have recovered

After presiding over a review meeting, the Health Minister told media persons that the virus scare is finally over. Choubey said that the families in Kerala , who have lost their kin because of the Nipah virus, have been treated in isolation and were totally out of danger.

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  • Kroger, Walmart pull recalled fresh-cut melon products
Kroger, Walmart pull recalled fresh-cut melon products

The CDC reported Saturday that the melon has been recalled in eight states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Most people bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest. In news that is sure to strike fear in the heart of fruit salad lovers everywhere, an outbreak of salmonella has...

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  • GOP risks fallout over move on health law | Health care act
GOP risks fallout over move on health law | Health care act

In an unusual filing just before 6 p.m. Thursday, when the brief was due, the three career Justice attorneys involved in the case - Joel McElvain, Eric Beckenhauer and Rebecca Kopplin - withdrew. This is a huge deal... the administration's behavior sets a unsafe precedent about the obligation of this and future presidents to follow their constitu...

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  • Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark
Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark

Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, co-adjutor archbishop of Kinshasa who previously served in the Diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro, where the outbreak occurred, made a decision to suspend administering sacraments to protect churchgoers from contracting the disease.

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  • Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case
Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case

These sections of the law, along with the mandate that insurers provide comprehensive coverage, are the bedrock of Obamacare's protections for those with pre-existing conditions. "This is yet another malicious Republican attack that will undermine the stability of our healthcare system, and could once again mean that you or a loved one are denied h...

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  • Relay for Life at Paramus High
Relay for Life at Paramus High

Then at 6 p.m., the celebration ceremony begins with an invocation by Erik Davis of the Blood River Church of Christ followed by the Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance by Boy Scout Troop 22. "I think my first feeling was that I couldn't believe it", Braga said. Miss Rhode Island Allie Coppa will attend the Kent County Relay for Life...

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  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening
Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

Funding for Medicare will be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than what was projected in last year's report by the federal trustees for the program. But when the money is actually needed to pay for benefits, economists say a government deep in debt could be hard pressed to make good. The annual funding update marks the first such report si...

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  • At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered
At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered

US suicide rates have increased more than 25 percent since 1999, according a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Follow up to see how they're doing. In a public plea issued Friday, Jessica Henderson Daniel, president of the American Psychological Association, said, "The bad and tragic deaths of Kate ...

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  • New blood test to be able to predict premature birth risk
New blood test to be able to predict premature birth risk

Until now, there were just a few tests which predict the premature birth available but they all tended to work on women which had a high risk and showed accurate only 20% accurate results, as per the study . The blood test can predict with 80% accuracy whether a woman will give birth prematurely. The same non-invasive test can be used in general...

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  • How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

The age group between 45 to 64 year-old saw the largest increase in suicides in the study , which Schuchat hypothesized has a connection to economic struggles. Unfortunately, it's not just Pennsylvania that saw an increase of deaths from suicide, nearly every other state recorded an increase. "The findings further reinforce the need to addre...

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  • Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks
Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks

The CDC said on Friday that 124 people have been sickened in 36 states after contact with live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings in backyard flocks. If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. Now. Of the 60 cases reported, 31 (66%) have been hospitalized due to illness associated with the infection.

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