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3 sickened by pet turtles

3 sickened by pet turtles

The outbreak started on March 1, 2017, and went on August 3, 2017. So far, 37 people have gotten sick in 13 states - 16 people so sick that they had to be hospitalized. Very small turtles are especially risky, the CDC said . Keep turtles out of homes with children younger than 5 years, adults older than 65 years, or people with weakened immune systems. Read More

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Curtis Rona named to make Wallabies debut

Curtis Rona named to make Wallabies debut

Hansen opened the news conference by brushing off allegations in the Australian media that scrumhalf Aaron Smith had misled team management over a toilet tryst with a woman previous year. "So I've done my bit so that's all I can do now", he said, insisting his legal duties "hasn't had any impact" on his or the All Blacks' preparation for Saturday night's showdown with the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium. Read More

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Trump Administration Agrees to Uphold Key Subsidies Paid to Insurers Under Obamacare

Trump Administration Agrees to Uphold Key Subsidies Paid to Insurers Under Obamacare

Nearly 6 million people qualified previous year. The subsidies are snared in a legal dispute over whether the health care law passed under President Barack Obama properly approved the payments to insurers. If Trump stops payment of the subsidies, the budget office said, insurers will increase premiums for midlevel "silver plans ", and the government will incur additional costs because, under a separate program, it provides financial assistance to low-income people to help them pay those ... Read More

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FDA reveals five dead after anti-obesity balloon surgery

FDA reveals five dead after anti-obesity balloon surgery

In addition to saline, the balloon that is made from silicone may contain some radio-opaque material as a radiographic marker and a dye such as methylene blue to alert the patient when the balloon would leak.[1] Studies have suggested that fluid is superior to air for distending gastric balloons.[2] Inflated balloons reduce the operative volume capacity of the stomach . Read More

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US State of Florida Reports First Sexually Transmitted Zika Case

US State of Florida Reports First Sexually Transmitted Zika Case

Both tested positive for Zika . "It is important to remember Zika can also be transmitted sexually and to take precautions if you or your partner travelled to an area where Zika is active". Zika can persist in semen over extended periods of time. The Department of Health confirmed a case in Pinellas County. The top two countries of Zika virus exposure reported by the Department of Health for Zika travel-associated Zika are the Dominican Republic (39% of cases ... Read More

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Cholera epidemic kills over 1800 in Yemen

Cholera epidemic kills over 1800 in Yemen

The deaths also highlight the security challenges that aid organizations face in Yemen, the United Nations agency said , adding that it was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the incident. The Saudi-led coalition has faced repeated criticism over civilian casualties in Yemen. "The coalition claimed that the security of the journalists could not be guaranteed in rebel-controlled areas and advised the three journalists to travel on commercial flights", said Ahmed Ben Lassoued, a spokesman for ... Read More

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Why That Artificial Sweetener Might Not Be a Good Idea After All

Why That Artificial Sweetener Might Not Be a Good Idea After All

Most of these consumers reported consuming artificial sweeteners once daily (80% of children, 56% of adults) and frequency of consumption increased with body weight in adults, according to the study, which surveyed almost 17,000 people. Sylvetsky Meni doesn't think having a diet soda here and there is bad. Do artificial sweeteners help us lose weight? Their results were published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal . Read More

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Yes, Conor McGregor Is a Racist

Yes, Conor McGregor Is a Racist

President Donald Trump won't be attending the superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor because he feels he could "ruin" the occasion, UFC President Dana White said . When asked if anything got to him, the 40-year-old added: 'A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I'm not anxious about that. Taking on promoters Showtime, who cut off his mic in Los Angeles: "Look at this little weasel, I can see it in your eyes". Read More

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Parents Get 48 Hours Deadline To Give 'Powerful Evidence' On Experimental Treatment

Parents Get 48 Hours Deadline To Give 'Powerful Evidence' On Experimental Treatment

The hospital gave no details of the new medical information, but British media and the infant's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates , have highlighted treatment at several US hospitals. Gard and Yates presented "an urgent request to the Great Ormond Street Hospital to save Charlie's life" on Sunday. Here in Britain, Charlie Gard is an 11-month-old baby who suffers from a very rare inherited disease which means he can not move his arms or legs. Read More

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New Jersey Transit Train Derails in NY at Penn Station

New Jersey Transit Train Derails in NY at Penn Station

She also wants to audit the state's Transportation Trust Fund to find any alternative sources of funding and divert NY tax revenue collected from New Jersey residents to help fund projects in New Jersey. "A lot of confusion and too many people gathered in one space", said Lex Marshall, 35, of Morristown. All tolls on major commuting crossings are also cashless. Read More

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Besiktas set to sign Pepe from Real Madrid

Besiktas set to sign Pepe from Real Madrid

He then went through a full medical, the club said in a statement, with an official signing ceremony and press conference expected to follow in the next days. Orman added: " We have added a very important player with a career and personality that we like ". There was wide speculation on where the Portugese might go having been linked with the likes of Paris Saint Germain, but it seems the Turkish giants Besiktas have snapped him up. Read More

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United States hospital offers terminally ill Charlie Gard 'free treatment' after Trump intervenes

United States hospital offers terminally ill Charlie Gard 'free treatment' after Trump intervenes

Rare-disease specialists at Vatican-owned Rome children's hospital Bambino Gesù are working with other global experts to map out an experimental treatment protocol for Charlie, hospital chief Mariella Enoc said. "The domestic courts concluded that it would be lawful for the hospital to withdraw life-sustaining treatment because it was likely that Charlie would suffer significant harm if his present suffering was prolonged without any realistic prospect of improvement, and the experimental ... Read More

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Do you take drugs for heartburn? It can elevate death risk!

Do you take drugs for heartburn? It can elevate death risk!

The study only looked at PPIs, and the possible risk does not extend to other indigestion treatments such as antacid treatments which neutralise excess stomach acid. They are commonly found in heartburn tablets such as omeprazole and lansoprazole. The PPI group was older and sicker. "This finding is certainly cause for concern and something that should be considered as doctors continue to prescribe PPIs at a high rate and often fail to discontinue these drugs in a timely fashion", said Dr. Read More

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Despite promises, IL lawmakers will not vote on budget this weekend

Despite promises, IL lawmakers will not vote on budget this weekend

IL is on the cusp of becoming the nation's first state to carry a "junk" bond rating, as Springfield's unprecedented budget impasse stretches into its third year. Andersson, whose district includes a sliver of McHenry County, was the only local house lawmaker who voted yes on the 90-25 test bill. Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, noted that much more work needs to be done, but said: "This is a good step forward, a step we can build upon". Read More

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Energy Secretary: US To Aim For Energy Dominance

Energy Secretary: US To Aim For Energy Dominance

The reporter later asked Perry to clarify his meaning, asking if the former governor believes that there is no more debate needed on whether climate change is real and man is having an effect. As for nuclear energy , so far atom power has not been a particular area of interest for President Trump. So why not have a conversation about that, ' Perry said. Read More

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Cladding On 27 Tower Blocks Fails Safety Checks

Cladding On 27 Tower Blocks Fails Safety Checks

At least 60 high-rise buildings across the United Kingdom have failed safety tests in the wake of the catastrophic fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in West London on June 14. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid urged local authorities and housing associations to continue to submit samples "as a matter of urgency" amid a nationwide safety operation launched after at least 79 people died when fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in north Kensington on June 14. Read More

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Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

KUTV reported that a few families were allowed back to their homes near the resort town of Brian Head to survey damage and retrieve essential items, but most were left waiting and wondering when they would be able to come home. According to Cal Fire, as of Memorial Day 2017, CAL FIRE had responded to more than 400 wildfires that have burned over 7,000 acres. Wilder said they're hopeful but realistic. Read More

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South Dakota has 1st human West Nile virus case of the year

South Dakota has 1st human West Nile virus case of the year

The National Weather Service expects OR to be hit with hotter-than-usual temperatures this summer, said Gerald Macke, a weather specialist. A heavy mosquito season increases the chance that OR will have more cases of West Nile virus . "We can do this by eliminating opportunities for mosquitoes to breed and multiply, and by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites". Regularly change water in bird baths, outside pet dishes, and drain water from flower pots and garden containers. Read More

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