• Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

    Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

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    Stabile noticed something was wrong September 16 while mowing the lawn when a painful headache forced him to lie down. The Waco Tribune-Herald released a story about a case of brain-eating amoeba that claimed the life of someone after they have gone to the BSR Surf Resort.
  • Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to two researchers for key cancer discovery

    Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to two researchers for key cancer discovery

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    The scientists' work in the 1990s has since swiftly led to new and dramatically improved therapies for cancers such as melanoma and lung cancer, which had previously been extremely hard to treat. Follow-up studies show 20 percent of those treated live for at least three years with many living for 10 years and beyond, unprecedented results, according to the cancer center.
  • DeSantis and Scott Cruise in GOP Primaries in Florida

    DeSantis and Scott Cruise in GOP Primaries in Florida

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    Gillum , who defeated former Rep. Gwen Graham and two other candidates, would be Florida's first black governor if elected in November. " To characterize it as anything else is absurd ", Stephen Lawson, communications director for the DeSantis campaign, said in response to the backlash.
  • West Nile Virus reported in Monroe County

    West Nile Virus reported in Monroe County

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    If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellant. On Tuesday, Interior Health said the birds were tested after they were found in Kimberley, B.C., during routine checks. The risk of becoming seriously ill is low for most people; however, those over 50 or with compromised immune systems are more susceptible.
  • CDC issues blunt warning about Honey Smacks as outbreak grows to 100

    CDC issues blunt warning about Honey Smacks as outbreak grows to 100

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    Regardless of the expiration date, the CDC says you should throw away the cereal or return it to a retailer for a refund. The agency has said that it has found salmonella stains in unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks. Of those victims who were interviewed about what they ate, the most cited cereal was Honey Smacks. The illness usually lasts about four to seven days.
  • Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

    Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

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    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and rates have been climbing steadily for years. "The data are disturbing", said Anne Schuchat , CDC principal deputy director. As a whole, the nation saw 15 people dying by suicide for every 100,000 in 2016. "The CDC's analysis of suicide trends suggests no state is making acceptable progress toward reaching this objective, and for many states the burden of suicide is growing", Bridge said in a statement Thursday.
  • Roseanne Barr Thrown Out After Racist Tweets

    Roseanne Barr Thrown Out After Racist Tweets

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    U.S. President Donald Trump demanded an apology from Walt Disney Co. "I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC to let me apologize & make amends". The 11-time Emmy nominee continued, "I've been up there 12 times already, and if I didn't get one by now, I'm not gonna get one".
  • Top Office Welcomes US-N. Korea Summit in Singapore

    Top Office Welcomes US-N. Korea Summit in Singapore

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    Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, boarded the plane for about five minutes before the men stepped out, shaking hands with the president and waving to waiting media and military personnel. "It would be a great thing if they are", he added. It was made offical earlier this week that three United States citizens that have been imprisoned in North Korea would be released.
  • Watch Thanos dab, destroy, and dance in Fortnite

    Watch Thanos dab, destroy, and dance in Fortnite

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    The tweaks to Thanos will also allow other players to get their chance to try and wipe out the competition with the snap of their fingers. Check out the trailer below. Thanos corrects the Asgardian that he should have aimed for the head and you see the instant regret on Thor's face. Even if I did, I doubt that I'd still be able to win a game of Fortnite , because even the Infinity Gauntlet can't work miracles.
  • World Health Organization to send Ebola vaccines to DRC as virus spreads

    World Health Organization to send Ebola vaccines to DRC as virus spreads

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    In addition, he said that the surrounding nine countries had been put on "high alert". Kinshasa/ Nairobi/Geneva, 12 May 2018-A Red Cross team has deployed to Equateur province in north-western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bringing with them much needed stocks of life-saving equipment and supplies to prevent the further spread of Ebola.
  • APC ward congress in Bayelsa was smooth, peaceful - Sylva

    APC ward congress in Bayelsa was smooth, peaceful - Sylva

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    A total of 3,969 candidates who contested at the last Satuday's wards congress of the All Progressive Congress in Zamfara have emerged winners of the congresses through consensus. "The Kaduna APC will continue to wax stronger as a united party, whose members are loyal to its constitution, and are committed to the goal of serving our people", he said.
  • Cong is insulting Ballari, Modi says on Reddy turf

    Cong is insulting Ballari, Modi says on Reddy turf

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    For party Mahila Shakti (women power) is important. "'No matter what he (Prime Minister Modi) says about me, I will never make a personal attack on him as he is the Prime Minister of the country, but I can ask him questions", he added. Calling the party "full of thieves", PM Modi said that the Congress government had "looted the people of the state" and called the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka as "Seedha-rupaiya".
  • Illnesses caused by ticks, mosquitoes, fleas have surged — CDC

    Illnesses caused by ticks, mosquitoes, fleas have surged — CDC

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    Diseases from mosquitoes , ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, and officials said Tuesday rising temperatures and an increasingly connected global society are to blame. A person who gets bitten by a vector and gets sick has a vector-borne disease, like dengue, Zika, Lyme, or plague . Mosquito-borne infections are most likely to hit sunnier states and territories.
  • Thousands of pounds of drugs collected during national drug 'Take Back Day'

    Thousands of pounds of drugs collected during national drug 'Take Back Day'

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    Patterson. It's part of an ongoing effort to fight the growing opioid crisis. For those who couldn't make it to Saturday's take-back, police say there are other ways to get rid of medications. Those unused or expired pills in your medicine cabinet are a huge concern to your public safety. TPD says they collected 150 pounds of prescription drugs Saturday.
  • Alfie Evans, 23-Month Old, Passes Away After Life-Support Removal

    Alfie Evans, 23-Month Old, Passes Away After Life-Support Removal

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    Alfie had been in a coma for over a year and needed a ventilator to keep him breathing but his parents have fought to stop his life support being switched off. Alfie Evans died on Saturday morning. If an agreement can not be reached between the parents and doctors, "a court should be asked to make a declaration about whether the provision of life-sustaining treatment would benefit the child".
  • State will pay for repeat smear tests for women, Health Minister confirms

    State will pay for repeat smear tests for women, Health Minister confirms

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    She was responding to comments by CervicalCheck clinical director Dr Grainne Flannelly, who said she could not be sure all of the women have yet been told about their reports. "The CervicalCheck Programme would like to apologise to those women who were trying to contact the helpline between 9am and 1030am", the HSE said in a statement this afternoon.
  • Some antidepressants linked to dementia risk

    Some antidepressants linked to dementia risk

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    A dementia risk was also linked with medications to treat Parkinson's disease , including procyclidine, but this was less certain. So a research team led by George Savva at the University of East Anglia, set out to estimate the association between duration and level of exposure to different classes of anticholinergic drugs and subsequent dementia.