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Congress moved on Thursday to pass a almost 1200-page spending bill in order to avoid another government shutdown ahead of Friday's deadline. Trump's signing of the funding bill, once it is approved by both Senate and the House, will mean that another partial government shutdown will be averted.
  • Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter

    Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter

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    Ending the act would eliminate current protections for those with pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy, arthritis and diabetes. "The court recognized that the individual mandate penalty is unconstitutional, found that the entirety of the act could not be separated from the individual mandate penalty, and as a result, entered a judgment that the entirety of the affordable care act is invalid", Henneke said in an interview with the Star-Telegram on Friday.
  • 'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

    'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

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    On Tuesday, Sully was again seen among the crowds who flocked to the Capitol Rotunda in Washington , D.C., to honor the late president, who died Friday at age 94. "Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush", Trump tweeted Monday morning. On Sunday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order "to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States".
  • Despite progress, new HIV diagnoses in Europe ‘alarmingly high’

    Despite progress, new HIV diagnoses in Europe ‘alarmingly high’

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    Since the start of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, more than 77 million people worldwide have become infected with HIV and nearly half of them died of AIDS. Every second, the disease was in an advanced stage, when she was diagnosed. It is important not to delay if you have put yourself at risk . An estimated 92% of the of 102,000 people living with HIV in Britain have been diagnosed, according to Public Health England (PHE).
  • Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Dsuvia

    Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Dsuvia

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    Scott Gottlieb. And many of those will overdose and die. But Dsuvia's approval comes amid controversy, with an epidemic of opioid abuse continuing to ravage the United States. Advisors had warned that the opioid could be ill-used and would lead to more overdose deaths. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new form of an extremely potent opioid to manage acute pain in adults, weeks after the chairman of the advisory committee that reviewed it asked the agency to reject ...
  • Healthcare Roundup-Ninth child dies in New Jersey respiratory illness outbreak

    Healthcare Roundup-Ninth child dies in New Jersey respiratory illness outbreak

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    Eight deaths at the facility have been confirmed as adenovirus-related. Twenty-five children have been sickened in the outbreak, as has one staff member at the facility. Some strains also cause diarrhea and conjunctivitis. The most recent date of illness onset was October 22, and it is believed that those sickened became ill between September 26 and October 22.
  • Siân Gwenllian 'Wears it Pink' for Breast Cancer research

    Siân Gwenllian 'Wears it Pink' for Breast Cancer research

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    Simon Jacobs, head of underwriting and claims strategy at Aegon UK, said: "Breast cancer continues to be the biggest single cause of critical illness claims that we receive at Aegon". "I am incredibly passionate about raising awareness of the disease, and sharing my experiences to help other women, who are having to face a diagnosis like I did".
  • CDC investigating polio-like illness in kids across the US

    CDC investigating polio-like illness in kids across the US

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    Another kind of virus is suspected, but it's been found in only some of the cases. Most of these AMF cases continue to occur in children. Cases have been reported from the Twin Cities, central Minnesota and northeastern Minnesota. Now that the CDC is seeing an increase in cases since AFM popped up in 2014, Flint wants parents to be aware of the symptoms, which start out similar to those of the cold or flu for about a week, and then include muscle weakness, difficulty walking, balance ...
  • Witches to hex Brett Kavanaugh, others accused of sexual assault

    Witches to hex Brett Kavanaugh, others accused of sexual assault

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    Christine Blasey Ford testified about her alleged assault in the early 1980s. "Some of the things that have been proposed in the past, like I said , they would undermine those programs", Loebsack said in an interview after speaking. The president also reportedly told the AP that while he believes he has been doing and effective job in rallying supporters ahead of Election Day, the fact remains that some of his supporters have said they won't vote because he is not on the ballot.
  • AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    ABC News Videos A girl recovers after contracting acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system and causes the body's muscles and reflexes to become weak. There were 120 cases in 2014 when the disease was first detected in the United States. "We want to encourage parents to seek medical care right away if you or your child develops symptoms of AFM, such as sudden weakness and loss of muscle tone in your arms or legs", she said.
  • Training course for construction mental health launched

    Training course for construction mental health launched

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    You had to be an active listener, know how to assess non-verbal body language, and exercise other psycho-social skills to help ensure clear communication contributes to a patient recovery. While eating disorders and other mental health conditions affect people at all stages of life, young people are particularly vulnerable to (cyber) bullying, gender identity, self-harm and suicidal ideation (ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas).
  • Brett Kavanaugh protest: Furious protestors BURST into US Senate building

    Brett Kavanaugh protest: Furious protestors BURST into US Senate building

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    Three Republican Senators - Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski - are being closely watched, as they have not yet said how they will vote. He added: "This investigation found no hint of misconduct ". Protesters occupy the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC. The report arrived at a Capitol palpably tense over the political stakes of the nomination fight and from aggressive anti-Kavanaugh ...
  • Texas wave pool closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

    Texas wave pool closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

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    Eighteen-year-old Lauren Seitz of OH died in June 2016 after she contracted the brain-eating amoeba after rafting with a church group at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C., the Charlotte Observer reported. It causes the nervous-system infection primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) by traveling up a person's nostrils and into their brain, but can not be transmitted if a person swallows water contaminated with the bug.
  • Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

    Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

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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. "I don't know if I could have accomplished this work anywhere else than Berkeley", Allison said. He was recruited back to MD Anderson in November 2012 to lead the Immunology Department and to establish an immunotherapy research platform for MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program.
  • The sports world reacts to Senator John McCain's death

    The sports world reacts to Senator John McCain's death

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    Fact is. he had surpassed expectations for survival. "I'm going to continue to serve as governor as long as the voters will let me", he said . "The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad - but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us".
  • West Nile Virus Contracted by Dozens in Israel

    West Nile Virus Contracted by Dozens in Israel

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    There have been no reported human cases in the area. Some mosquitoes in Canada can spread West Nile virus to humans through mosquito bites. Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Mosquitoes lay their larvae in standing water. Prevent mosquitos breeding near your home . Officials asked residents to remove any standing water on their property.
  • A Child in Manitoba Is the First West Nile Case in 2018

    A Child in Manitoba Is the First West Nile Case in 2018

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    According to the Fairfax County Health Department, an adult resident living in the northeastern part of Fairfax County was hospitalized from the virus. Human and non-human cases of West Nile Virus by state. To curb the ballooning threat of West Nile Virus, an aerial insecticide spraying has to be conducted.
  • CDC Warns Consumers Away From Honey Smacks Cereal

    CDC Warns Consumers Away From Honey Smacks Cereal

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    The CDC reported that the outbreak has now impacted people in over 33 states . The source of the outbreak remains under investigation. There have been 30 hospitalizations and no deaths. The agency is urging consumers to check their homes for the recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks. They usually disappear after four to seven days. "Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food".
  • Theresa may speech: PM claims taxpayers will fund £20billion NHS boost

    Theresa may speech: PM claims taxpayers will fund £20billion NHS boost

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    The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's chief executive Mike Thompson said the funding announcement for the NHS is "very much welcome". The announcement is timed to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, which delivers free access to care for everyone living in Britain. "The truth is that in spite of this welcome extra investment we will face hard choices and we need an honest debate about what the NHS can and cannot do", he said.
  • 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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    A study released Thursday shows the suicide rate in IL rose by almost 23% between 1999 and 2016 and the suicide rate in IN rose nearly 32%. "These findings are disturbing". Any potential increase in suicides following media stories is nicknamed the "Werther effect", dating back to fears of contagious suicides after publication of Goethe's novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther", which detailed a character's suicide.
  • Trump and Kim to meet in Singapore on June 12

    Trump and Kim to meet in Singapore on June 12

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    Trump was initially pressing for the meeting to be held in the Demilitarized Zone ( DMZ ) between North and South Korea , tweeting: "Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country?" It will be the first meeting between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader.
  • Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak

    Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak

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    Nigeria recorded its first case of Ebola in 2014 after a government official named Patrick Sawyer, who had been infected with the virus from Liberia , collapsed on arrival at the airport in country's biggest city, catching health authorities unaware.
  • Mental Health Month celebration planned in Solano County

    Mental Health Month celebration planned in Solano County

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    David Hughes, AoC chief executive, added: "We welcome the way in which the Green Paper is highlighting the importance of education in supporting young people with mental health difficulties". The Canadian Mental Health Association said The Centre for Excellence in Recovery and Peer Support is the first of its kind in Alberta. In a joint report, the Education and Health and Social Care committees have said that the Green Paper will provide no help to the majority of children who are ...
  • Group calls on ICPC to act — APC ward congresses

    Group calls on ICPC to act — APC ward congresses

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    An instance is that of Edo State, the APC Nationanl Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun's state, where the congress was held across the 192 wards but he did not take part in the exercise at his ward 2 in the Oredo Local Government Area where he registered.
  • Cardiff back in the Premier League

    Cardiff back in the Premier League

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    There was also a fourth sojourn in a Premier League hot seat - when appointed to Crystal Palace in 2015 - and he lasted all of four months on that occasion. Neil Warnock took to the stage to deliver an end of season speech, and ended up leading the room in a rendition of Bob Marley and the Wailers" hit "Three Little Birds'.
  • Congress moves EC against BJP's 'misleading advertisements'

    Congress moves EC against BJP's 'misleading advertisements'

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    He said The Congress' Karnataka unit will file an FIR under criminal law against the advertisements. The party's "secular" outlook did not prevent it from partnering in a coalition government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2006; notwithstanding the protestations of patriarch H.D.
  • Vet 'stitched heroin packets into dogs'

    Vet 'stitched heroin packets into dogs'

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    Authorities said once the animals arrived, the drugs were removed. Elorez fled to Spain after the 2005 and hid there for years until his arrest in 2015. Authorities believe he may have been in the country for as long as eight years. He was arrested a month later. "Over time, drug organizations' unquenchable thirst for profit leads them to do unthinkable crimes like using innocent puppies for drug concealment", James J.
  • Tick, mosquito infections spreading rapidly, CDC finds

    Tick, mosquito infections spreading rapidly, CDC finds

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    There are reasons to think the situation could continue getting worse, CDC director Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Tuesday. Additionally, about 80 percent of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capacities.
  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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    There were drop off spots across the Coastal Bend. In Johnson City alone, we were told more than 40 people came out to drop off medications. The drugs were then boxed up and taped shut by Portland police officers, who carted them away for safe disposal.
  • Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies

    Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies

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    The parents' campaign was backed by the pope and Christian groups, which helped draw worldwide attention to the case. "I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie ", Francis said . "Thank you everyone for all your support", his mother Kate James wrote . "This has been a devastating journey for them", it said. Alfie's case received much attention outside Britain, especially in Catholic countries.
  • €2.5m settlement for terminally-ill woman whose cancer was missed

    €2.5m settlement for terminally-ill woman whose cancer was missed

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    THE HSE HAS issued an apology after a helpline for women to ring who may have concerns about past cervical checks was down for 90 minutes this morning due to a technical issue. "A cancer diagnosis is one of the most, if not the most, hard experiences a person and their family can deal with". The Society has full confidence in the service, which we expect will progress from smear to HPV testing as a first-line test in the near future.
  • Using Anticholinergic Medications over Depression Promotes Higher Dementia Risks

    Using Anticholinergic Medications over Depression Promotes Higher Dementia Risks

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    Anticholinergics are common drugs, CNN said. "Doctors, nurses and pharmacists need to work with older people and their carers to ensure that they only take medication if the benefits clearly outweigh the harms". Prof Chris Fox, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UEA's Norwich Medical School and Consultant Psychiatrist, said: "While the associations are moderate, given the high incidence of dementia, they reflect a potentially important risk to patients".
  • Federal Appeals Court rules that a Monkey can not copyright his own selfies

    Federal Appeals Court rules that a Monkey can not copyright his own selfies

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    Slater and PETA announced in September they reached a settlement , under which Slater agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia . They asked the 9th Circuit to dismiss the case and throw out Orrick's decision. In fact, the court claimed PETA essentially abandoned Naruto. The 9th Circuit also said refusing to dismiss the case "prevents the parties from manipulating" the precedent set by the judge.
  • Drug Take Back Day is Sat., April 28

    Drug Take Back Day is Sat., April 28

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    The event is being run as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take Back Day . During the fall of 2017, the public turned in 456 tons of prescription drugs, at more than 5,300 sites that were operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its local and tribal partners.
  • Progress has stalled in the fight against malaria

    Progress has stalled in the fight against malaria

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    The theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria . These include infants, children under five years of age, pregnant women and patients with HIV/AIDS as well as non-immune migrants and travellers. "Without better vigilance, children receiving transfusions to address malaria's impacts risk exposure to more malaria-causing parasites" Selali Fiamanya, Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance ...
  • Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani defends Myanmar tour

    Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani defends Myanmar tour

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    The Yorkshire team announced the promotional tour on its website earlier in the week. The club will play two friendly matches against an MNL All Star Team and the Myanmar national team next month in Yangon and Mandalay , in a tour sponsored by AYA Bank.
  • George HW Bush Is Reportedly in Intensive Care

    George HW Bush Is Reportedly in Intensive Care

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    Her husband, George H.W. Bush, poses in one with their son, George W. Bush, and two other former presidents - Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Bush's office said he was "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering" after "contracting an infection that spread to his blood".
  • Health Officials Warn 'Throw Romaine Lettuce Away'

    Health Officials Warn 'Throw Romaine Lettuce Away'

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    Yuma County is responsible for 90 percent of all leafy vegetables grown in the USA, from November to March, according to the county's Chamber of Commerce . An earlier warning did not include whole heads or hearts; the latest warning covers everything. "Most people reported eating a salad at a restaurant, and romaine lettuce was the only common ingredient identified among the salads eaten", the CDC said.
  • Wrestling Personalities React to Bruno Sammartino's Death

    Wrestling Personalities React to Bruno Sammartino's Death

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    Speaking virtually no English when he arrived in the United States in 1950, Sammartino put in the work to become a success and prove the American Dream was real. Sammartino, who was 83, began wrestling in the late 1950s and spent more than a decade as the most popular wrestler in the old WWWF. Three years later, he won the WWWF belt in NY with a 48-second defeat of Buddy Rogers.
  • A drink a day could be deadly, study finds

    A drink a day could be deadly, study finds

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    Drinking over this limit can shorten the life expectancy . Current Irish guidelines recommend a limit of 170g pure alcohol (17 standard drinks) per week for men and 110g pure alcohol (11 standard drinks) for women. The findings challenge the widely held belief that moderate drinking is beneficial to cardiovascular health, and support the UK's recently lowered guidelines.
  • Gas prices rising across USA to July 2015 levels

    Gas prices rising across USA to July 2015 levels

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    California's average gas price has jumped to $3.52, compared with $2.99 a year ago. Kern County prices ranged between $3.551 and $3.479 per gallon, according to AAA . In addition, smaller issues driving prices up include refinery maintenance season, which is beginning to wrap up, and the switch-over to summer gasoline, which is also nearing completion.