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Nearly three million people in the United Kingdom use e-cigarettes, roughly 470,000 of whom are using them to help them quit, with tens of thousands doing so successfully each year. They also said that the government should provide financial incentives in the form of lower levels of taxation for smokers to swap from cigarettes to less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes.
  • New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

    New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

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    On Thursday, NYU made a stunning announcement: All of the renowned institution's medical students will be awarded full tuition scholarships. The move is a first among major USA medical schools, reports The Wall Street Journal . "We don't want this debt to hang over their heads and persuade them from pursuing careers of passion", Rivera told ABC News. NYU raised more than $450 million of the roughly $600 million it estimates it will need to fund the tuition package in perpetuity , ...
  • New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

    New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

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    Therefore, the study's researchers have warned people to do away with the perception that e-cigarettes are safer. In an accompanying podcast, Professor Thickett said the tobacco giants, who have bought up numerous e-cigarette companies, have an agenda to portray e-cigarettes as safe.
  • Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

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    Numerous cases took place at the New Haven Green, a park near the university where a similar mass overdose took place on July 4. "Throughout the day [Wednesday] it was extremely busy, we had six or seven people at the same time, kind of put a little bit of stress, not only on emergency services personnel, EMS personnel, but throughout the entire city", said Rick Fontana, New Haven Office of Emergency Operations.
  • Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

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    Wednesday morning, officials said. The Courant said authorities had determined that patients had smoked the synthetic cannabinoid K-2 laced with fentanyl. First responders went through a lot of the life-saving anti-overdose drug Narcan. "However higher concentrations of it in the emergency room proved effective".
  • One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

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    Some people were unconscious, others were semi-conscious. "We literally had people running around the Green providing treatment", said Rick Fontana, the city's emergency operations director, according to The Associated Press. "He says one of the victims still had some of the drug, which has been sent off to a lab for testing". Gov. Dannel Malloy said Wednesday that the state Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services were assisting New Haven with ...
  • CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

    CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

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    Doctors say a failure to get a measles vaccination could mean serious health issues. The CDC says measles is still common in many parts of the world and travelers with measles continue to bring the disease to the US. The illness begins with a high fever, red eyes, cough, runny nose, and is followed by a red, raised body rash starting on the head and face that then spreads to the rest of the body.
  • After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

    After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

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    They hoped to capture the calf once Tahlequah finally let go, and discover why it had died - as almost all the babies in this pod seemed to. The mother was preventing the body from sinking to the ocean floor. "What exactly she's feeling we'll never know". Haulena said when cetaceans give birth, the mothers will typically "slipstream" behind the calf and push it toward the surface, ensuring it will get air.
  • New Study Finds Men Who Wear Boxers Have Higher, Healthier Sperm Count

    New Study Finds Men Who Wear Boxers Have Higher, Healthier Sperm Count

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    Men who primarily wore boxer shorts had a 25 per cent higher sperm concentration, a 17 per cent higher total sperm count and 33 per cent more swimming sperm in a single ejaculation than people with tighter trousers, the study found. A new USA study has found that men who wear loose-fitting boxers have a significantly higher sperm count than those who wear other types of underwear.
  • Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County

    Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County

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    Health officials said that doesn't automatically mean there's cause for alarm. Cases generally tend to spike during the summer and fall months, between June and September, when activity is the most common. Public health officials say an unusually high number of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus on Cape Cod. Since 1999, when the virus was first detected in CT, cases have cropped up ever year.
  • Four new deaths from Ebola in DR Congo

    Four new deaths from Ebola in DR Congo

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    World Health Organization is working to create and strengthen surveillance efforts, trace points of contact, expand lab capacities, and work on preventing infections, among other measures. There also is frequent cross-border trade with Uganda, which could complicate containment of the disease. Three healthcare workers have been struck down by Ebola, of whom one has died.
  • Pentagon restricts use of GPS-enabled fitness trackers

    Pentagon restricts use of GPS-enabled fitness trackers

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    Robert Manning III told reporters yesterday that Global Positioning System use can "potentially create unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force and mission" in locations around the world. At the time, the map showed activity from 2015 through September 2017. A portion of the Strava Labs heat map from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, made by tracking activities.
  • Khloe Kardashian Opens up About Possibly Having More Children

    Khloe Kardashian Opens up About Possibly Having More Children

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    Taking to Instagram yesterday, Kylie also posted some shots from the photoshoot revealing it took place just three weeks after she gave birth. "Honestly, I think it's ongoing", the star said. Kourtney throws a haymaker right a back as she gets personal by saying: 'You're a very distraught, evil human being. "What Kim doesn't seem to understand is that Kourtney is done living this Kardashian life".
  • Lady Gaga Mourns Death of ''Born This Way'' Co-Star Rick Genest

    Lady Gaga Mourns Death of ''Born This Way'' Co-Star Rick Genest

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    Rick Genest , a model and artist known also as "Zombie Boy" has died at the age of 32. Zombie Boy, whose real name was Rick Genest , died this week in his hometown of Montreal, his agent Dulcedo Management said. "It's cool if we help each other ". By the time he turned twenty, his body was practically covered with morbid, skeletal-inspired ink, giving him the appearance of a living corpse (hence the nickname "Zombie Boy").
  • Researchers Successfully Put Bioengineered Lungs Into Pigs

    Researchers Successfully Put Bioengineered Lungs Into Pigs

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    Bioengineered organs are a hopeful solution to this problem, enabling needed organs to be engineered in a lab, then transplanted into the patient. Lung transplants are particularly problematic, with the number of people requiring one increasing worldwide, while the number of available transplantable organs has decreased.
  • New Ebola outbreak in Congo, health ministry says

    New Ebola outbreak in Congo, health ministry says

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    Fortunately, equipment and responders to the earlier outbreak are still in DRC . The current outbreak is centered in Mangina, a village about 30 kilometers from the city of Béni, which is close to the famed Virunga National Park and the border of Uganda.
  • Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions On Short-Term Insurance Plans

    Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions On Short-Term Insurance Plans

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    HHS cited statistics from 2016 when the average short-term plan premium was $124 compared to $393 on the exchanges. The administration said the plans can last up to 12 months and will be allowed to be extended to a maximum of three years - reversing Obama-era rules that limited the coverage to no more than three months.
  • Suspected West Nile fever case in Kerala’s Kozhikode

    Suspected West Nile fever case in Kerala’s Kozhikode

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    The infected mosquitoes were found in surveillance traps in those areas. "It only takes one bite from an infected Culex tarsalis mosquito to be exposed to WNV". Eliminate or drain all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old vehicle tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. "Where with the nuisance mosquitos you get that strong biting feeling so you'll be able to slap", he said.
  • 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

    'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

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    At first glance, it is unusual that the Mercatus Center , which is libertarian in its orientation and heavily funded by the libertarian Koch family, would publish a report this positive about Medicare for All . Blahous says the report is his own work, not that of the Koch brothers. "$32.6 trillion dollars. That's how much Washington Democrats' single-payer healthcare proposal would cost over 10 years", House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted .
  • FDA Warns Women That Vaginal Rejuvenation Can Trigger Pain And Burns

    FDA Warns Women That Vaginal Rejuvenation Can Trigger Pain And Burns

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    The FDA says these companies have not undergone the correct approval process required to show that the treatments they offer work as advertised or even that they're safe to use. The companies are: Alma Lasers, BTL Aesthetics, BTL Industries, Cynosure, InMode, Sciton and Thermigen. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said several device makers are marketing their products for uses that have not been approved by the agency.
  • Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs Amputated

    Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs Amputated

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    The Washington Post reported that Greg Manteufel's symptoms started with a fever and vomiting. It's situation Manteufel's wife, Dawn Manteufel, still does not understand. Greg Manteufel had to have his limbs amputated through the knee after the germ, called capnocytophaga , saw him develop sepsis and lose all circulation to his lower legs.
  • Public housing smoking ban set to take effect Tuesday

    Public housing smoking ban set to take effect Tuesday

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    Under the terms of the ban, which was passed by the Obama administration in 2016, the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes is prohibited in all government subsidized housing units. Tenants will not be evicted for a single instance of smoking, but could face eviction after several smoking violations. "As a public housing landlord, we are required to implement a smoke-free policy, but we will continue to talk to residents and work with our partners - like the Department of Health and Mental ...
  • 'Hot water challenge' reportedly leaves teen seriously hurt

    'Hot water challenge' reportedly leaves teen seriously hurt

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    Kyland Clark said his friends meant to play a simple prank on him, inspired by the "Hot Water Challenge". When Kyland fell asleep, he says his friend heated up some water and poured it on him. "To see my baby, all burned up like that, it was heart breaking", his mother Andrea said. "There's a limit to what you should do in a challenge and what you shouldn't", the teen said.
  • No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

    No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

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    But Toronto Sun columnist Anthony Furey found that the family's spokesman, Mohammed Hashim , is a "driving force" behind the Muslim Brotherhood-linked National Council of Canadian Muslims and has committed himself to "framing a new narrative of Muslims in Canada " and creating a "national political movement".