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Fourth of July events to be held around the area

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Fireworks can be terrifying to pets, and according to the New Hanover Sheriff's Animal Services Unit, more pets go missing during holidays with fireworks - like the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve - compared to others. Burns - The use of fireworks is limited to 8 a.m. -10:30 p.m. July 3 - Albers Blast-Off Parade and Fireworks. Scarpelli added the department has issued six citations for illegal fireworks use or possession so far this year. Read More »

A Woman Lost Her Toenails After A Fish Pedicure

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The fish, which belong to the carp family and are native to the Middle East, normally eat plankton but will nibble on dead skin if no plankton is available. "I do not recommend fish pedicures for any medical or aesthetic objective", she told Gizmodo . It's a typical byproduct of hand-foot-and-mouth disease, a viral infection common in children that appears as a rash on the hands and feet, so it's unclear how the infection was spread through the fish pedicure. Read More »

Heat wave keeps grip on Berks

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There may be scattered clouds this afternoon, but abundant sunshine will effectively add another 5 to 15-degrees to the heat indices , making conditions extremely unsafe. As of now, storms that develop could be potent, potentially strong to severe... we'll keep you updated as we get closer in time. The heat wave is expected to persist for six to eight days in many communities, according to AccuWeather , with peak intensity hitting Monday . Read More »

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

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In 2016, the scientists estimated that 3.2 million diabetes cases were linked to contributing air pollution. Air Pollution prevents the body from converting blood glucose into energy that the body needs to maintain health . " We wanted to thread together the pieces for a broader, more solid understanding ", he said. In this study, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Read More »

E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce Linked To Infected Irrigation Canal

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Health officials declare that the E. coli outbreak in the United States is over as of Thursday, June 28. These individuals ate whole-head romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region. "This is a broader contamination event that impacted a lot of farms and ranches, and then went into the supply chain and amplified out", said Bill Marler, a lawyer in Seattle who represents more than 100 people who were sickened. Read More »

PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again

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With the risk of West Nile virus expected to rise over the summer, people are being reminded to protect against mosquito bites. No human cases of West Nile virus disease have been detected in 2018; however, the Indiana State Department of Health expects to continue to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state as the mosquito season progresses. Read More »

Woman's unexplained weight gain turns out to be 50-pound ovarian cyst

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Rahn is recovering from the operation and said she was happy to be able to wear clothes that she had outgrown in the past year. Before she learned of the cyst, she had been trying to lose weight , but was actually getting heavier. "It grows very slowly but can end up quite large", she explains. A 50-pound cyst was removed from a woman's stomach. These tumors are filled with a thick, gelatinous fluid. Read More »

Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe

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In the Los Angeles-based Central District, most of the medical professionals were charged with schemes to defraud health insurance programs such as Medicare. "It is not that we are over-regulating, but doctors and medical practitioners are more aware", he said. According to court documents, the defendants allegedly participated in schemes to submit claims to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE for treatments that were medically unnecessary and often never provided. Read More »

Amazon sends pharmacy stocks tumbling after snapping up online chemist

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Walgreens Boots Alliance raised the lower end of its guidance for fiscal year 2018 by 5 cents per share and now expects adjusted EPS of $5.90-$6.05. "We would not also be surprised to see them push into other areas of healthcare". In premarket trading, shares of drugstore chains Walgreens , CVS and Rite Aid slid. Amazon declined to answer questions about how PillPack would be incorporated into its business and whether there are plans for global expansion. Read More »

General Electric Narrows Focus Again, Sheds Health Care And Baker Hughes

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The company's latest round of winnowing arrived Tuesday, the first time since 1907 that General Electric Co. will not be a member of the exclusive Dow Jones industrial average at the opening bell. "We will continue to improve our operations and balance sheet as we make GE simpler and stronger", Flannery said in a press release. The company has shrunk dramatically since it became entangled in the financial crisis a decade ago and Flannery has vowed to shed $20 billion in assets quickly. Read More »

Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

Researchers also couldn't say whether tumours developed before or after participants started working as flight attendants. The researchers, led by Irina Mordukhovich, a research associate at Harvard T.H. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements reports that flight crews are exposed to the largest annual dose of radiation among USA radiation workers. Read More »

FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug

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The drug contains nearly non of the psychoactive chemical from marijuana that makes people high and proved through testing to be effective in treatment of certain pediatric seizure patients. "Compared to other drugs used to treat epilepsy, I think Epidiolex , which is 99-percent pure cannabidiol, has a better side-effect profile than numerous available drugs", Devinsky said. Read More »

Virus Infections in Early Life Could Set the Stage For Alzheimer’s

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As they explain in their paper neurological magazine " Neuron ", they studied the brains of almost 1,000 people dead and found increased presence -up doubled two herpesviruses (of HHV-6A and HHV-7) in people with Alzheimer's neuropathology, compared to those without had Alzheimer's when they died. Read More »

US Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug To Fight Epilepsy

The FDA's decision was expected . In April, an advisory committee unanimously recommended approval of the drug for the two types of epilepsy. The new drug is anticipated to become available to patients later this fall. But federal regulations classify CBD as a Schedule 1 drug, similar to heroin and cocaine, because it is a chemical component of the cannabis plant. But it could end up changing state laws in such a way that all CBD products must get FDA approval before they're sold. Read More »

Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus

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But tests for zika came back negative. A University of Florida study recently identified the first known human case of the mosquito-borne Keystone virus . He further explained, "We screened this with all the standard approaches and it literally took a year and a half of sort of dogged laboratory work to figure out what this virus was". Read More »

Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm

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The women also said in the report that she was frequently bit by mosquitoes on her recent trip. But five days later it had done something face lumps don't usually do. It's relatively harmless for humans. . While there are three types of Dirofilaria that can affect human beings -D. immitis, D. repens (this was the one in our Russian friend's face), and D. Read More »

Shilpa and Kangana lead Bollywood brigade on International Yoga Day 2018

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lead at least 50,000 enthusiasts on June 21 in a session of yoga in the sprawling campus of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) of Uttarakhand's capital, Dehradun. While we see the yummy mummy hitting the gym regularly which she does quite religiously, she admits that yoga is an important part of her fitness regime. Read More »

5000 people take part in Indian Embassy Yoga Day celebrations

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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi led thousands of people in performing Yoga at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for the future of the world. The centre, founded by Rajya Sabha MP and Essel Group Chairman Subhash Chandra, has been built as a state-of-art facility and will be a wellness destination that will offer therapies based on ancient Indian Yoga and Pranayam. Read More »

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

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They used DNA and RNA sequencing to parse out genetic differences between the groups as well as differences in how inherited genes were expressed or made into RNA. And now, not only is the viral hypothesis resurrected: "it has specific testable pathways and networks and interactions that can be explored and reconciled with the rest of the work emerging in Alzheimer's", says Prof Dudley. Read More »

Prime Minister's address on 4th International Yoga Day

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The headquarters of United Nations was illuminated to mark the day. To begin with, the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018 celebrations, PM Modi along with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - Yogi Aditya Nath, the Lucknow state witnessed an wonderful sight with as many as 50,000 participants. Read More »

Addiction to Video Games was Officially Recognized as a Disease

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It may be continuous or episodic and recurrent, but the aspects of the disorder are usually evident for at least 12 months in order to necessitate a diagnosis. However, this inclusion isn't being well received by all; many experts aren't convinced that gaming disorder even exists in the first place. What has the organization previously said about video game addiction? The new ICD-11 also reflects progress in medicine and advances in scientific understanding. Read More »

Doctor Suspended After Video Shows Her Mocking Black Student Having Anxiety Attack

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In an interview with SFGate , Donald Bardwell explained that his son has an existing history of anxiety attacks , for which he takes Klonopin, a sedative used by people who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and seizures. She also yanked his arm when he could not sit up. The video has led to social media commentators overwhelmingly take the view Keegstra was derogatory towards Bardwell, while others wondered if the ER's behavior was endemic of her treatment towards all patients or ... Read More »

Video games 'as addictive as cocaine or gambling'

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Director of WHO's Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Shekhar Saxena, describes some of the warning signs of addictive Gaming behavior . "People that tend to have a problem with scratching their video game habits are going to suffer in life areas like work or relationships, or friendships or school", he said. Read More »

Must-Know Facts About Poisonous Giant Hogweed

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NY state's Department of Environmental Conservation lists other hazards that can result from coming in contact with the plant (as well as some photos of awful burns), including long-term sunlight sensitivity, oozing blisters, scarring, and even permanent blindness if the sap makes its way into one's eyes. Read More »

Northern Ireland set for boost of £600m from NHS funding increase

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So it is with some concern that we read the Prime Minister's plans to fund this latest investment through a so-called " Brexit dividend ". Scottish Secretary David Mundell has also called for the funding to be passed on to NHS Scotland, saying the money "has the potential to make a real difference for people in Scotland". Read More »

Woman strangles bobcat to death with her bare hands

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She was afraid of calling for help, she said, because her five-year-old granddaughter was in the house. The attack left Phillips with puncture wounds on her hands and some broken fingers, along with cuts and bruises on her body. The cat took two steps and was on top of me ... According to authorities, the bobcat was rabid and Phillips will now have to undergo a series of expensive and painful shots. Read More »