• Fourth of July 2018 forecast: Will the heat continue?
Fourth of July 2018 forecast: Will the heat continue?

Staten Islanders can expected high temperatures leading up to the July Fourth holiday, with the high on Tuesday expected to be 91 degrees - feeling more like 101. Hot weather, especially long duration heat waves , is surprisingly high on the list of most risky types of weather in terms of injuries or deaths each year.

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  • Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span
Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

This correlation was found in individuals who drank one cup of coffee to as many as eight per day. A deeper look into diet could also cast light on whether the people who drink coffee also have other characteristics that may be the real reasons they were less likely to die during the study .

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  • Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door
Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door

Health-care stocks plunged as much as 6 percent on Thursday, led by declines in retail pharmacies and drug distributors, after Amazon agreed to acquire online dose-sorting pharmacy PillPack Inc. Drug wholesalers like Cardinal Health , AmerisourceBergen and Express Scripts experienced deep losses. The move (and that reported valuation ...

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  • Air pollution contributes to diabetes, here’s how
Air pollution contributes to diabetes, here’s how

The scientists state that even though obesity is mainly linked to type 2 diabetes , air pollution has been associated with an increased risk of the disease . The data helped them to estimate annual cases of diabetes and healthy years of life lost due to pollution. "Over the past two decades, there have been bits of research about diabetes a...

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  • Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water
Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water

The outbreak "appears to be over", the CDC says , and may have been caused by canal water contaminated with food poisoning bacteria. It's the worst outbreak of E. It was across multiple supply chains. He stresses the significance of new technology and tools that help health officials identify outbreaks and their sources.

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  • West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Garland
West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Garland

West Nile virus has been detected in the state every year since 1999. With the arrival of summer in the United States, several state health departments are reporting their first West Nile virus ( WNV )-positive mosquito samples of the season, and reminding the public to take precautions to avoid getting bitten by mosquitos.

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  • Woman has 50 pound ovarian cyst removed
Woman has 50 pound ovarian cyst removed

Rahn said she was plagued by stomach issues, pain and weight gain for months before the surgery. "I couldn't even walk to my vehicle without losing my breath", Rahn said. "I knew something was wrong". In May Kayla Rahn underwent surgery to remove a 50-pound ovarian cyst. In February, a 24-person team removed a 132-pound mucinous cyst from a CT ...

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  • Justice Department Charges Over 600 People For Health Care Fraud
Justice Department Charges Over 600 People For Health Care Fraud

The Department of Health and Human Services also announced that since July 2017, it has excluded over 2,700 individuals and 587 providers from Medicare and Medicaid "for conduct related to opioid diversion and abuse" - including 67 doctors, 402 nurses, and 40 pharmacy services.

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  • MA reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito
MA reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito

How can humans get West Nile Virus? . Transmission of West Nile virus can be avoided by preventing mosquito bites, the only know route of transmission. "No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for West Nile virus infection are available", the CDC website states. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme dise...

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  • Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice
Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

The firm also helps to co-ordinate refills and renewals. The startup has raised upwards of $120 million in funding from backers including TechStars, Menlo Ventures, and Accel. With its user-friendly packaging and design, PillPack has shaken up the pharmacy business, generating more than $100 million in revenue previous year.

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  • Department of Health Services Promotes Awareness on National HIV Testing Day
Department of Health Services Promotes Awareness on National HIV Testing Day

A large contributor to the increase was the HIV outbreak that occurred from late 2014 to early 2015 in Scott County, Ind ., where most of the 181 people who contracted HIV did so through sharing infected needles. With all of these options, today it is easy to test the way that is right for you. Daily PrEP use can lower the risk of getting HIV from...

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  • Boston Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 For 5th Straight Year
Boston Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 For 5th Straight Year

U.S. News scores children's hospitals separately from other hospitals because of the specialized expertise, equipment and facilities required to care for infants, children and youth. The publication evaluated pediatric hospitals in specialty areas to compile its list of America's Best Children's Hospitals . The methodology factors in patient o...

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  • HIV Testing Day coming to GP
HIV Testing Day coming to GP

This year's theme is "Test your way". Salvatore Seeley, the health and wellness coordinator of CAMP Rehoboth, recommends getting tested at least once or twice a year depending on risk factors. HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Health Center Program can help people get the care and treatment they need and help them find a local provid...

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  • Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches
Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches

Sea lice are common on area beaches during the summer as the waters warm, he said. Florida's DoH says they can be prevalent from March through August at 250 miles of Florida beaches from the southern Atlantic up to the Panhandle. "The surface area of a bathing suit may increase the area over which stings can occur", reports the department of he...

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  • Mom's shocking photo of daughter's injury warns of playground danger
Mom's shocking photo of daughter's injury warns of playground danger

Charles Jennissen, said in a statement. "He advised there is no safe way to go down a slide with a child on your lap", Clare tells Us Weekly . A 2017 study published in the journal the American Academy of Pediatrics showed over 350,000 children younger than six years old were injured by going down a slide in the us between 2002 and 2015.

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  • Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests
Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

Chan School of Public Health found that flight attendants are at a higher risk of getting cancer than the general population. After taking age into account there was higher prevalence of every cancer looked at compared to the general public.

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  • Another wave of sales leaves GE a vastly changed company
Another wave of sales leaves GE a vastly changed company

Last week, the company was dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial stock index, of which it was a founding member. GE expects to generate cash by selling about 20% of its stake in GE Healthcare and to distribute the remaining 80% to GE shareholders through a tax-free distribution.

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  • Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers
Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers

The authors used 2013-14 data from the Flight Attendant Health Study, which has been tracking the health of selected flight crew since 2007. Flight attendants had higher rates of all cancers investigated. Air crews have the largest average annual effective dose of all radiation-exposed workers in the US, according to 2009 findings by the Nationa...

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  • FDA greenlights GW's Epidiolex, the first United States drug made from marijuana
FDA greenlights GW's Epidiolex, the first United States drug made from marijuana

The drug is made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD , a compound found in the cannabis plant. Where is weed legal? "However, we remain concerned about the proliferation and illegal marketing of unapproved CBD-containing products with unproven medical claims".

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  • FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling
FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling

The medication has been approved for patients aged two years or older and marks the first time the agency has approved a drug derived from cannabis. United Kingdom -based GW Pharmaceuticals says the solution, taken by mouth, is made from a proprietary strain of cannabis created to maximize a therapeutic component while minimizing components that pr...

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