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

She contracted an amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris . "I think she was using (tap) water that had been through a water filter and had been doing that for about a year previously". The amoeba was discovered in 1986. People can't be infected by simply swallowing water contaminated with amoebas. The amoeba is similar to Naegleria fowleri , which has been the culprit in several high-profile cases. Read More »

Polio-Like Disease Striking Children: What You Need to Know

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Viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders are among the suspected causes of the illness, which often begins with fever, respiratory issues and muscle weakness. Those who are exposed to mosquitoes (which may carry West Nile virus ) can use clothing and repellent to protect themselves from possible exposure. Here's what puzzles health officials about AFM: The cause is still unknown . Read More »

Trump candidate, Democrat underdog to vie for Florida governor’s seat

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Reaction was swift, with Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo releasing a statement , saying, "it's disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles". Ron DeSantis won the Florida Republican gubernatorial nomination with a campaign that highlighted his lockstep support for Trump as a member of the U.S. Read More »

West Nile Virus Found In Washington County

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People older than 50 and those with chronic illnesses are at the highest risk of developing a serious illness as a result of a bite from an infected mosquito, the county health department said. It's one of the first seven cases statewide this year, according to the state health department. CDC figures often lag behind state reports. The Oregon State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab reported yesterday that 11 additional samples from mosquitoes collected last week have tested positive. Read More »

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

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The NYU School of Medicine full-tuition scholarship was made possible thanks to "trustees, alumni, and friends", said Kenneth G. Langone , Chair of the Board of Trustees of NYU Langone Health. Image credit NYU School of Medicine. In 2017, 119 students matriculated from the medical school, which receives well over 7,000 applications a year. This trend has been more than 10 years in the making. Read More »

FDA Warns that ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Is a Painful Laser Treatment

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Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Opening up about this issue, a woman who used the "Thermiva" device from ThermiGen to treat her urinary incontinence said , "I was in so much pain. The cases were linked to energy-based devices, such as laser and ultrasound equipment, that were approved to treat conditions like removing genital warts . Read More »

Smoking ban in, near public housing goes into effect Tuesday

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McKone says this rule will protect close to two million Americans nationwide, including 690,000 children, from being exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes. "Then, there would probably be an issue if they get caught smoking cigarettes - then there's the fine, paying money, or being put out.but, to each his own". Read More »

Illinois Outbreak Of Salmonella Linked To Walmart

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The CDC said the pre-cut melon was supplied by Caito Foods in Indianapolis. The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away. Most often, however, people recover from a salmonella infection without medical attention. Several of those people have been hospitalized as a result. Read More »

Kate Spade reportedly found dead

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Back in the '90s, it seemed that everyone who worked in the admissions office at New York University had a black Kate Spade purse - everyone except her. The famous designer commits suicide and leaves a 13 year old daughter. The firm was bought out previous year by fellow NY designer Coach for a $2.4bn (£1.8bn). Read More »

Smoking Causes More Than Seven Million Deaths

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More than 80 percent of the world's smokers live in low-and middle-income countries, where the harms of tobacco use are further exacerbated by a lack of access to health care. "This is why it is so important that countries accelerate the implementation of the FCTC". In the world of 1.1 billion smokers , more than 60% of them belong to Asian countries. Read More »

'Interview' Magazine Shutting Down After Nearly 50 Years

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He was hired in 2009 to help relaunch the magazine and successfully added 200,000 subscribers. But Baron now claims the company stiffed him on over $500,000 in invoices over the last three years. "The beauty of doing interviews for this magazine is the joy of discovery". Recent examples of this include Seth Rogen's conversation with rapper 21 Savage, Janet Mock's freewheeling interview with Kim Kardashian and a chat with the choreographer of Childish Gambin's This Is America . Read More »

FDA Approves First Nonopioid Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

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The FDA noted that while Lucemyra can reduce withdrawal symptoms, it has not been confirmed to prevent them, and that the treatment should not continue beyond 14 days. "The actions of norepinephrine in the autonomic nervous system are believed to play a role in numerous symptoms of opioid withdrawal", the FDA said . Read More »

Trump Faulted for Failing to Disclose Payment to Stormy Daniels

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The payment by Cohen to actress Stormy Daniels was made in the last weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as part of a non-disclosure agreement meant to ensure Daniels would not speak about the alleged affair publicly. He said he had not been reimbursed by Trump's company or Trump's campaign. He reported $25.1 million in resort revenue in 2017 from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, where the president spends many weekends during the winter months. Read More »

Ebola outbreak kills 19 in DR Congo

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The idea is to vaccinate people who know someone who has been infected and the people who know those people, in an expanding "ring" around the infections. "Because it is an experimental vaccine , there are several steps to observe", Jasarevik said. However, the proximity of the affected area to the Congo River, which links to the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, increases the risk of cases occurring in neighboring countries. Read More »

Tiger commits to PLAYERS Championship, Wells Fargo

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We're working on a couple things". Woods counts the 2007 tournament at Quail Hollow Golf Club as one of his 79 PGA Tour titles but has not played the event since 2012, when he missed the cut with rounds of 71 and 73. Tiger Woods will tee it up next week in Charlotte for the @WellsFargoGolf . Woods, 42, hasn't played since finishing T-32 at the Masters earlier this month. Read More »

The Parents Of Terminally Ill Toddler Alfie Evans Lose Latest Legal Battle

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Hundreds of protesters backing Alfie's parents have been demonstrating outside the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool for several days amid a legal battle over the 23-month-old's care. The couple have now asked the three appeal judges to overturn decisions made by Mr Justice Hayden last week. Mr Justice Hayden said flying Alfie to a foreign hospital would be wrong and pointless. Read More »

JaVale McGee comments on his role in Stephen Curry injury

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Now, though, it seems some of Curry's old injury troubles may be revisiting him. Curry kept pacing around the court in hopes to shake the ailment off. Instead, the Warriors had more health issues. Curry scored 29 points before his knee injury, which Kerr called "kind of a unusual, cruel twist of fate". Read More »

Shares in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Acquired by First Hawaiian Bank

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EPS serves as a pointer to a company's profitability/success. Howard Hughes Medical Institute decreased Amazon Com Inc ( AMZN ) stake by 57.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Amazon.com, Inc. has a 12 month low of $833.50 and a 12 month high of $1,617.54. Amazon stock has surged 34 percent since the beginning of 2018, and the stock had already broken several record highs throughout 2017. Read More »

Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats, says Lavrov

Moscow will expel British diplomats in response to London's move to kick out 23 Russian officials over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Skripal and his daughter were found slumped on a park bench on March 4, poisoned by a deadly nerve agent from a batch known as Novichok; they are in critical but stable condition. Read More »

Gas prices fall in Louisiana

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As more seasonal maintenance begins at US refineries over the next few weeks, utilization rates will decline and gasoline production will slip as well. AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. Today, those prices have pushed over the $3 mark and are expected to push nearer to $4 as the summer driving season approaches. Read More »

Euthanasia and beyond: on the Supreme Court's verdict

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The term "passive euthanasia " is defined as the withdrawal of medical treatment with deliberate intention to hasten a terminally ill patient's death . There have been several instances of people approaching the court or the government seeking euthanasia for their near and dear ones including a man from Agra seeking death for six of his children diagnosed with a rare disease. Read More »

'Avengers: Infinity War' release date moves a week sooner into April

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Fans expect major character deaths in Infinity War , the biggest superhero teamup film of the last decade. Granted, it's hard to see this as anything other than a carefully orchestrated PR stunt, as Marvel Studios is a huge conglomerate that likely has to consider all sorts of factors - corporate strategies, stakeholders and all that red tape - before a decision of this magnitude can be made. Read More »

Dalton High School Shooting | What we know

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The teacher, later identified as social studies teacher Jesse Randall Davidson , 53, was taken into custody without incident about 30 to 40 minutes later. As students prepare to return to school on Friday, we're learning from police about this teacher's freaky behavior in the past, leaving us to ask: How much was the school aware? Evidence does not seem to suggest that Davidson was trying to aim at anyone, according to Frazier. Read More »

Japan unveils futuristic mascots for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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This was the first time human figures were used as mascots , as Hakon and Kristin were two "happy" Norwegian children dressed in traditional Viking attire to represent the country's heritage. The winning designs for the Olympics and the Paralympics were created by Ryo Taniguchi, a 43-year-old character designer and illustrator from Fukuoka Prefecture, whose works have been featured in English-language school textbooks. Read More »

Arrested Indian Mujahideen terrorist had found love in Nepal

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Kushwaha said Khan carried a bounty of Rs 15 lakh on his head, adding that the amount may even be higher as many state police departments had also announced a bounty on his head. When Subhan was arrested, he had told the police that he had come down to India from Nepal to revive the outfit. After the Batla House incident, he stayed in India for some time before fleeing to Nepal. Read More »

Lucas is the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

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The internet was rife with cooing adoration upon seeing and hearing of Lucas Warren's most recent accomplishment. Lucas is the first child with down syndrome to take the title in the contest's 91-year history. "Every year, since the beginning of the Gerber Baby Photo Search, we choose the baby who exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby, and Lucas is a ideal fit", admitted for CNN one of the Gerber's representatives, Kristen Wooten. Read More »

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have to wait for Arsenal debut

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Arsene Wenger says his team Arsenal must improve on their defending when they face Everton on Saturday in an English Premier League clash. The north London side were heavily linked with a move to sign the 30-year-old defender in the mid-season window but a move failed to materialise. Read More »