• Babies should be fed solid food from just 3 MONTHS
Babies should be fed solid food from just 3 MONTHS

Half the babies were exclusively breastfed until six months of age, the other half were introduced to a variety of foods including some that are associated with allergies, including peanuts and eggs. That report knocked away one of the main justifications for delayed introduction of solids, and a year ago health authorities in the U.S. changed thei...

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  • Running app Polar Flow exposes locations of spies and military personnel
Running app Polar Flow exposes locations of spies and military personnel

The researchers who compiled the data drew up a list of roughly 6,500 users using the app to publicly store data, including soldiers in sensitive areas and NSA workers. It is possible to locate military bases in the United States, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world by tracking individuals' shared exercise routines.

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  • Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's
Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's

Insurers are already saying the decision will force them to set their premiums even higher in 2019 to make up for this uncertainty, which is likely to price more people out of the market. The administration is taking legal steps to challenge the ruling in New Mexico, says Levitt. America's Health Insurance Plans said it was "very discouraged" by ...

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  • Trump administration halts billions of dollars of ACA payments
Trump administration halts billions of dollars of ACA payments

The calculated risk adjustment payment for 2017 was $10.4 billion, according to CMS. The risk-adjustment program has been a source of frustration for small insurers and ACA co-ops that claim the formula makes their membership bases look healthier than they are.

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  • Final Thailand cave rescue mission officially underway
Final Thailand cave rescue mission officially underway

The members of the "Wild Boars" team, aged between 12 and 16, were guided to safety through the twisting, submerged passages of the cave complex by a team of global expert divers flanked by Thai Navy Seals over two days in a meticulously planned operation.

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  • Pres. Trump: 'Very Close' To Making Final Supreme Court Pick
Pres. Trump: 'Very Close' To Making Final Supreme Court Pick

But the four judges who are apparently the finalists for President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nomination are being measured against a set of questions that go well beyond age and ideology. Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal judge last fall - excited social conservatives since she was questioned ab...

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  • CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays
CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

On June 8, Del Monte Fresh Produce recalled 6-oz. and 12-oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip that were sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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  • 'Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective'
'Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective'

To date, it's only one of five experimental HIV-1 vaccine concepts to make it this far in nearly four decades of the HIV pandemic. Only one vaccine has ever shown evidence of protecting against HIV . Scientists revealed Saturday that a candidate trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection. Thou...

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  • Trump Administration To Stop Paying Some Obamacare Bills
Trump Administration To Stop Paying Some Obamacare Bills

CMS provided a timeline, noting that after the February 28 decision by the New Mexico federal court, it filed a motion for reconsideration, and on June 21 the court held a hearing on it. "It will undermine Americans' access to affordable coverage, particularly those who need medical care the most". The program transfers funding from plans with lo...

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  • Human West Nile virus case confirmed in Oklahoma County
Human West Nile virus case confirmed in Oklahoma County

The first postitive test for West Nile virus in MA this year was in a mosquito in Weymouth near the end of last month , the state Department of Public Health said. One in 10 people who experience severe West Nile virus die. On June 28, mosquitoes in Suffolk tested positive for the West Nile Virus and EEE. The program also monitors reports ...

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  • America's first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds
America's first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds

Today, that singular genome has all but disappeared, eradicated by the 15th-century arrival of European settlers and their canine companions. "We suspect that a lot of the reasons [ancient] dogs were wiped out, were similar reasons that Native American populations were destroyed", Perri said.

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  • Animal charity receives dozens of calls about 'drunk' seagulls
Animal charity receives dozens of calls about 'drunk' seagulls

One RSPCA centre in West Hatch near Taunton, Somerset has reportedly had to deal with nearly 30 paralytic birds in a two week period, some of which have even been puking from excessive alcohol consumption. "I'd urge any local vets who see birds coming in with similar symptoms to give them a chance to recover from the effects of the alcohol "...

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  • Tuberculosis spill triggers hospital evacuation in Baltimore
Tuberculosis spill triggers hospital evacuation in Baltimore

Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore , Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday as people may have been exposed to tuberculosis , according to several media reports. Tuberculosis , or TB, is a serious airborne infection. TB is spread through the air and typically attacks the lungs. Because of its knack for picking on the immun...

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  • Doctors have called the most useful product for men's health
Doctors have called the most useful product for men's health

The clinical trial found better sperm in the healthy young men aged 18-35 who supplemented their usual western-style diet with 60 grams/day of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts. Sperm counts have halved in the western world over the past four decades , which, alongside rising testicular tumours, could be behind plummeting fertility rates and ...

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  • Defending champ Chestnut sets eating record with 74 hot dogs
Defending champ Chestnut sets eating record with 74 hot dogs

Judges also miscounted the result for second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti , who was initially said to have eaten 45 hot dogs but had actually eaten 64. Sudo was a fan favorite, drawing big cheers from the crowd during her performance, which was slightly delayed after she requested new water to soak her buns.

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  • New Cervical Cancer Screening Method Is More Accurate Than Pap Smears
New Cervical Cancer Screening Method Is More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Gina Ogilvie . Previous research has indicated that HPV testing alone or combined with a Pap smear is linked to increased detection of precancerous lesions in the first screening round, followed by a subsequent reduction in precancerous lesions.

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  • Coffee drinking connected to lower risk of death, study finds
Coffee drinking connected to lower risk of death, study finds

Biobank. Interestingly, even people who admitted knocking back eight cups or more a day were less likely to die than those who refrained from drinking coffee at all. Conducted over a decade, the study found that coffee drinkers lived longer on average than those who abstained - whether they drank instant, ground, or decaf.

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  • Artificial ovary fertility treatment developed by scientists
Artificial ovary fertility treatment developed by scientists

Women who undergo cancer diagnosis and treatment would now be able to get their ovaries removed and frozen before they start the treatment. However, this leaves the slight chance that the cancer had spread into the ovary and hence, transplanting ovaries containing cancerous cells back into the patient's body may lead to the return of the diseas...

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  • LIST: Fourth of July celebrations across eastern Idaho
LIST: Fourth of July celebrations across eastern Idaho

Every Independence Day, Illinoisans hear the cracking sound of fireworks followed by bursts of color lighting up their neighborhood. A fireworks display is set to begin at dusk. Pre-registration for softball is required, but people can register for bean bag, cribbage or kubb tournaments at 5:30 p.m. today, with games to begin at 6 p.m.

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  • A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off
A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off

A woman in her 20s reportedly lost all of her toenails after allegedly getting a so-called " fish pedicure ", a treatment touted by many as rejuvenating for a person's feet. But while there's no way to know for sure what caused the patient's toenail issues, there have been some concerns about fish pedicures in the past.

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