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Health Department urges Vermonters get flu shots

Health Department urges Vermonters get flu shots

The highest rates of hospitalization were among adults 65 or older and children younger than 4; both age groups saw slightly more than 3 flu-related hospitalizations per 100,000 people. "That's the st...

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Brain-eating amoebas kill woman who used tap water in neti pot

Brain-eating amoebas kill woman who used tap water in neti pot

It was microscopic amoebas that were feasting on her brain. "After a month of using non-sterile water for nasal lavage without success, she developed a quarter-sized red raised rash on the right sid...

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China clamps down on gene-editing after birth of 'AIDS resistant twins'

China clamps down on gene-editing after birth of 'AIDS resistant twins'

He has spoken at the Human Genome Editing Summit at the University of Hong Kong for the first time about his work since the uproar. Germline gene-editing refers to genetic changes in every cell, t...

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Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

Robin Lovell-Badge, group leader and head of the Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute, said "gene editing is not something to be scared about", and...

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According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030

According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030

However, while this report indicates an expected increase in worldwide insulin use, various research is showing how people with type 2 diabetes can come off insulin by eating a healthy, real-food diet...

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CDC: Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately

CDC: Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately

Across 11 states , 32 people have become sick, including 13 people who needed hospitalization, the CDC said. Officials were uncertain of the source of the tainted lettuce. The new warning includes...

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Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola

Ebola broke out in Eastern DRC province in August this year and it has since killed about 200 people according to World Health Organization report and it reportedly continues to spread to areas close ...

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Trump Mocks GOP Losers Who Kept Their Distance from Him

Trump Mocks GOP Losers Who Kept Their Distance from Him

And, indeed, after Mr Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, putting the Mueller probe in jeopardy, Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler warned that he meant to lead a House Judic...

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Nearly 300 screened for breast cancer

Nearly 300 screened for breast cancer

Clinical Nurse Specialist Addie Mitchell at Breast Cancer Care told The Sun that a majority of women don't regularly check their breasts, so having Alexa to guide them "will help empower many with...

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Breast cancer survivor works to let others know of hereditary risk

Breast cancer survivor works to let others know of hereditary risk

Taylor received 30 radiation therapy treatments for about six weeks and underwent a double mastectomy in September 2015. She rarely encounters inflammatory breast cancer cases, though the Cancer Ins...

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Here's what you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis

Here's what you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis

So while it is a scary condition, it is also extremely rare and affects less than one in every million people in the United States - even with the spike in cases. There is no evidence to support a "...

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Man died of mad cow-like disease after eating squirrel's brain

Man died of mad cow-like disease after eating squirrel's brain

The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. Only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been reported , a...

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Mysterious polio-like illness baffles medical experts while frightening parents

Todd Ellerin, director of infectious diseases at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, told ABC News in an interview. "As a parent myself, I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", she sai...

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Spike reported in cases of baffling paralysis in children in 22 states

Possible causes being considered include viruses that affect the digestive system called enteroviruses , and possibly strains of rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold, she said. She said it was i...

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Sisterhood hosting breast cancer awareness event

Sisterhood hosting breast cancer awareness event

However, since the most positive outcomes come from catching the cancer early, all women above age 40 are encouraged to have an annual mammogram. She also hopes it will create real change. It is gen...

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Five kids hospitalized with rare sudden limb paralysis

The cases involve infants and children under the age of six who all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior to developing symptoms of AFM. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

As of Sunday, 77 percent of Democrats say they are "very motivated" to vote this fall, while 68 percent of Republicans said the same, the Politico/Morning Consult poll showed. At the beginning of th...

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GE fires chief executive and warns on profits

GE fires chief executive and warns on profits

In other boardroom news Monday, drugs behemoth Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) saw its shares lose 0.18% to stand at $43.99 before the NY bell. GE said that during Culp's 14-year tenure, Danaher's sales inc...

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Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

Now, I know some of you are going to say, 'I did look it up, and that's not true.' That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. The bureau expects to wrap up its investigation by Friday. "And a man's lif...

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Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

The van was traveling on an area near Little Pee Dee River, when waters surged and pushed the van off the road. The Lumber River overflowed its banks following the record rains dumped by Hurricane ...

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North Carolina Officials:

North Carolina Officials: "The Worst Is Yet To Come" After Florence

Sunday. In New Bern, about 90 miles northeast of Wilmington at the confluence of two rivers, Florence overwhelmed the town of 30,000 and left the downtown area under water. People clapped and shoute...

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Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk

Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk

Back in 2013, a major Oxford University study found that for every 1,000 people with a moderate risk of heart disease taking 150mg a day for a year, about three would experience an avoidable hear...

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Arizona to mourn Senator John McCain at state capitol

Arizona to mourn Senator John McCain at state capitol

This week a legions of friends, family and political leaders will say their final goodbyes at Sen. The president should know a withdrawal from the nearly 17-year-old war would "blow up" in his face,...

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Trump rejects statement praising McCain

Trump rejects statement praising McCain

Had Trump issued a statement honoring McCain, "the media would criticize it and say it is not consistent with the other things he said in the past and become a story about the president", former Whit...

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John McCain dies aged 81 surrounded by his family after cancer battle

McCain's wife, Cindy , thanked everyone saying , that their entire family "is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world". The world will miss John McCain . He became ...

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