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Charles Cobbs, neurosurgeon at Swedish, said in a phone interview. "There were these amoebas all over the place just eating brain cells", Cobbs tells the Seattle Times . A person can not get infected from swallowing water contaminated with it, and it can not pass from person to person. A month later, the woman died.
  • Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day

    Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day

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    Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness. New research from Sport New Zealand shows that physically active Kiwis are more likely to have good mental health , Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, said today.
  • Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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    He identified CTLA-4 as an inhibitory receptor of T-cells and pioneering the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of a range of cancers. After taking various drugs and other options and finding no relief, Shimizu finally tried the newly-developed Opdivo. In cancer the patient's immune system becomes weak and is not able to fight against tumor but the latest medicine will enable patients to strengthen and fight cancer through their own body mechanisms.
  • 2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

    2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

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    Two deputies were rescued from the top of the van, and Horry County officials say they tried to get the women out. Thompson identified the women as Windy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43. Two Horry County deputies were driving a van carrying the two women in the back on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by floodwaters in Marion County.
  • Don't forget to get your flu shot

    Don't forget to get your flu shot

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    Despite this conflicting advice, Public Health Solutions in Crete says some immunization is better than none, and predicting the timing of the flu is hard. If you're looking for a location near you that offers flu vaccines, check your local pharmacy. "Unfortunately, many people choose not to get their annual influenza vaccine because of myths they believe about the disease or the vaccine".
  • Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

    Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

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    Florence "will produce catastrophic flooding over parts of North and SC for some time", NOAA official Steve Goldstein said . A local official said it was a "storm-related medical fatality", but did not elaborate. About a million customers in the two states are without power, the New York Times reports . Videos posted to social media show storm surges flooding into homes as they race inland.
  • FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'

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    The Food and Drug Administration is anxious about the latest teenage craze. "If they fail to do so, or if the plans do not appropriately address this issue, the FDA will consider whether it would be appropriate to revisit the current policy that results in these products remaining on the market".
  • 'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn

    'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn

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    In January 2015 diclofenac was reclassified as prescription only. For years, however, doctors have been anxious about diclofenac's potential heart risks. This was compared compared to taking paracetamol, or the NSAIDs ibuprofen or naproxen. Shock new findings show Diclofenac - a drug used to treat back pain, headaches and arthritis - is linked to "major cardiovascular events".
  • Record number of STDs diagnosed in United States a year ago

    Record number of STDs diagnosed in United States a year ago

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    Diseases have seen a year-on-year rise for the last four, topping the record high set in 2016 by 200,000 to reach the 2.3 million mark in the US. "Sadly, it's not a surprising trend", said Rob Stephenson, a professor and director of the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities at the University of MI in Ann Arbor, who was not involved in the new CDC research.
  • War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

    War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died

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    McCain spent the past year undergoing cancer treatment, but his family said Friday that he would discontinue that treatment. "No person this century better exemplifies the great qualities of patriotism than John McCain ", said Mitt Romney, former MA governor and Republican candidate for Hatch's seat.
  • CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states

    CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states

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    In 2017 alone, there were 118 reported cases of measles. "Widespread use of the measles vaccine has led to a greater than 99 percent reduction in measles cases compared with the pre-vaccine era", the CDC said. The rash has a particular name: "morbilliform", meaning "measles-like", and begins as flat red spots or bumps which come together in large reddish areas.
  • West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

    West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

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    One of the best ways to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of mosquito-borne viruses is to get rid of standing water around the home and in the yard. This season, mosquito samples have tested positive for WNV in the cities of Addison, Balch Springs, Coppell, Dallas, Desoto, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park.
  • Campus community urged to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus

    Campus community urged to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus

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    West Nile, which is spread by the infected mosquitoes , doesn't cause symptoms in most people, but those who do become sick may contract a fever or experience a more severe infection in their brain or spinal cord. "By eliminating places for mosquitoes to lay eggs, using insect repellent and other protective measures, and targeted use of pesticides, we can all make sure Pennsylvanians are protected".
  • National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island

    National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island

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    The Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is on sale for $15.44 (down from $22) at Walmart. Offers and participation can vary by location and unless otherwise noted these deals are only available July 18. You must be a member of My Hwy 55 Rewards Program . Hot Dog on a Stick : This chain is celebrating National Hot Dog Day on July 23, according to a news release.
  • US Stance on Breastfeeding Resolution Questioned

    US Stance on Breastfeeding Resolution Questioned

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    President Donald Trump went after the New York Times today over a report on the United States' opposition to a U.N. resolution on breast-feeding. The main concern isn't whether breastfeeding should be supplemented with formula, but what happens when formula becomes a substitute for breast milk entirely.
  • Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight

    Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight

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    Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. According to the New York Times , Trump "found him likable but comparatively tiresome". "She has made clear - as she said to the president in person two weeks ago - that she considers fully vetting Supreme Court nominees one of the most important jobs of any USA senator, and she plans to fulfill that critical duty", the spokesperson added.
  • Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 people

    Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 people

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    Caito Foods Indianapolis Service Center and Fresh Cut facility is located at 3120 N. Post Road. The individuals who became ill said they ate pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix that contained melon. Currently, the outbreak is limited to five states in the Midwest, with 32 of the 60 cases in MI. The CDC estimates salmonella causes 1.2 million illnesses a year, with 450 of those resulting in death.
  • New Study Suggests Chemotherapy not Needed to Treat Breast Cancer

    New Study Suggests Chemotherapy not Needed to Treat Breast Cancer

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    The breast cancer study cast doubt on chemo's necessity in treating women in early stages of the disease where it has not spread to lymph nodes, it is hormone-positive and it is not the type that the drug Herceptin targets. "Therefore they should get the chemotherapy along with hormonal treatment". In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the US, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer .
  • As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

    As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

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    Amid the outbreak of Nipah virus in the state, the Kerala government has asked travellers to avoid visiting four northern districts of the state - Kozhikode , Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. The natural host of the virus is fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus . According to experts, Nipah Virus is an airborne transmission infection and can spread quickly who come in direct contact with contaminated bodies.
  • FDA Warns Infant Teething Medications Are Unsafe

    FDA Warns Infant Teething Medications Are Unsafe

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    In addition, the FDA has asked manufacturers of OTC benzocaine-containing oral drug products to make changes to the labeling with regard to use in adults and children over the age of 2. The FDA also outlined these safety concerns in letters that the agency sent to manufacturers of these products. Inc., makers of this product based in New Jersey yesterday, they would stop the further production of the four different Orajel teething brands as well as Orajel Medicated Teething Swabs.
  • Jared Kushner now has permanent security clearance

    Jared Kushner now has permanent security clearance

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    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had ordered changes to the clearance system after a top aide - Rob Porter - worked for months without full clearance because of allegations he abused both his former wives. Like the president, Kushner was previously a wealthy real estate magnate and headed up his family's company. His financial situation has since improved markedly.