• Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale
Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Wednesday morning, officials said. "Two individuals had life-threatening symptoms, and the others had non-life-threatening symptoms", he said. More than 70 people in New Haven overdosed on what police believe was the synthetic marijuana drug "K2".

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  • NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students
NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students

The move is a first among major US medical schools, reports The Wall Street Journal . Medical school officials said the scholarships would open up the school to a wider pool of applicants and reduce the incentive for debt-laden students to enter higher-paying specialties, such as neurology, orthopedics and cardiology.

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  • More than a dozen people overdose near Yale
More than a dozen people overdose near Yale

Wednesday morning, officials said. The overdoses were concentrated on the New Haven Green but because it's now dark the incident is beginning to branch out to different parts of the city, where more people are being found, police said. Three people who overdosed died after taking cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, over a dozen others were...

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  • 'Safe' vaping could cause lung damage
'Safe' vaping could cause lung damage

Exposure to the condensate increased cell death and boosted production of oxygen free radicals by a factor of 50, and it significantly increased the production of inflammatory chemicals - more so when the condensate contained nicotine. "E-Cigarettes contain nicotine which is addictive". However, Public Health England advises they are much les...

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  • Dozens of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Lehigh Co
Dozens of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Lehigh Co

Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently also announced positive tests mosquitoes from Falmouth, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth. More information on West Nile Virus and other infections can be sought by calling the Merced County Department of Public Health at 209-381-1200.

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  • Hopkins places third on U.S
Hopkins places third on U.S

University of Colorado Hospital is nationally ranked in 11 specialties, including a No. 1 ranking in pulmonology (lung and respiratory care), a distinction UCH shares with National Jewish Health. As a result, only 158 hospitals were ranked nationally in at least one of the 16 specialties. Of the UCSF Health ranking, chief executive officer Mark ...

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  • Are You Looking For Birth Control? There's Now an App For That
Are You Looking For Birth Control? There's Now an App For That

According to the FDA, the app has a "typical use" failure rate of 6.5 percent and a ideal use failure rate of about 1.8 percent. Natural Cycles uses this information to create a log to flag fertile days. The app had a "perfect use" failure rate of 1.8%, which means that 1.8 women in every 100 who use the app for a year will become pregnant becaus...

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  • Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up
Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

At the same time, he said, many parts of the nation have been severely hit by floods. "We will put an Indian in space by 2022 or earlier", he said.??He said India was proud of its scientists, who were excelling in their research and were at the forefront of innovation.

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  • At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states
At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states

Symptoms show up in 10 to 14 days after exposure. This outbreak was largely confined to a predominantly unvaccinated Amish community in OH, and cases brought in from the Philippines, which was undergoing a large measles outbreak at the same time.

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  • More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation
More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

It is believed to have played a part in the more than 27,000 synthetic drug overdose deaths recorded in 2017. Footage shot by NBC showed emergency services swarming the area as they treated various people passed out on the ground. "There's so much garbage that's being sold and you can call it whatever you want to call it", Dr. Sten Vermund, d...

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  • Killer whale finally lets dead calf go
Killer whale finally lets dead calf go

The calf died soon after birth in July, and the orca mom had carried the body for almost three weeks while traveling hundreds of miles. "Her tour of grief is now over and her behavior is remarkably frisky", the Center for Whale Research (CWR) explained in a blog post online .

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  • Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf
Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf

The team led by the US agency lacks a permit to feed the sick whale live salmon in Canadian waters, though it had one for medical treatment. "There is very little risk to the animal getting a shot of long-lasting antibiotic, but the potential gain was quite large".

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  • 1st human West Nile virus case of 2018 reported
1st human West Nile virus case of 2018 reported

The primary mosquito that transmits EEE breeds in freshwater swamps. MS reported 63 West Nile cases and two deaths in 2017. EEE is rare in humans; however, humans are susceptible to the virus. Khan suggests protecting yourself by wearing long trousers outside, eliminating standing water on your property and wearing insect repellant containing D...

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  • 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC
4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

According to the state Department of Public Health, the patients are residents of Fairfield and Newington . The health department will also continue spraying pesticides until this year's first "freezing" temperatures. West Nile fever generally resolves itself without treatment, but unsafe brain infections such as encephalitis or meningitis can d...

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  • Study looks at boxer shorts versus underpants and sperm count
Study looks at boxer shorts versus underpants and sperm count

In addition, analysis of blood samples collected from 304 of the study participants showed that men who wore boxers had 14 percent lower levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) compared with men who didn't wear boxers. Firty-three percent of the men said they usually wore boxers. However, researchers noted that none of the sperm counts mea...

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  • Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio
Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio

Nunes has been a vocal supporter of Trump , and his oversight of the House Intel Committee's own Russian Federation probe was widely seen as a counter-investigation to Mueller's inquiry - largely because of Nunes' belief that some prosecutors on Mueller's team were politically biased against the president.

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  • Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops
Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

The Pentagon is clamping down on troops' use of fitness trackers and phone apps that allow a user's location to be tracked, officials said Monday (Aug 6), after it emerged that sensitive data was ending up online. But it seems the heatmap was inadvertently mapping places that should have been kept secret. This is the second memo affecting the u...

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  • Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday
Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

As of Monday Congo's Health Ministry said there were 43 suspected cases , with 16 confirmed, including four deaths. Health officials announced the outbreak Wednesday, about a week after the government of Congo declared another Ebola outbreak in Equateur province had been contained.

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  • Organ donation system to be overhauled in England
Organ donation system to be overhauled in England

However, medical ethicist Dr Piers Benn raised several issues arising from the Government legally changing all Britons to presumed organ "donors", saying that it may leave some people feeling "cheated" and "uncomfortable" with what has hitherto been treated as a "gift".

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  • August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The 2018 health report on breastfeeding notes that newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive than those who are not breastfed in the first hour of birth. According to UNICEF's child development and nutrition officer (Bihar) Shivani Dar, breastfeeding after the first hour of birth is important as it b...

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