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With the app's improved activity logging and streamlined usage, you can start healthy habits ahead of the New Year's resolution trend. Notably, the octagon and the pill-shaped element are two different widgets , but as you can see in the image, they complement each other and can easily be used as one on the same page.
  • Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

    Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

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    Zainab Mughal, from Tallahassee in south Florida , has neuroblastoma and needs life-saving transfusions and bone marrow transplants. But finding compatible donors is immensely challenging, because she's missing a common antigen most people carry in their blood, called "Indian B".
  • 'Medical milestone' as first baby born from womb of dead donor

    'Medical milestone' as first baby born from womb of dead donor

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    The transplant surgery took 10 hours, and the woman was given immunosuppressive medications so her body wouldn't reject the new uterus. And just seven months after the operation, doctors began in vitro fertilization , through which the woman's own fertilized eggs - which had been harvested prior to the transplant surgery - were transferred to her new uterus.
  • Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?

    Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?

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    This allowed them to develop a test that distinguishes between healthy cells and cancerous ones, even from the tiny traces of DNA that find their way into the bloodstream. These distinct patterns of molecules control which genes are turned on and off at any given time and "decorate the DNA". "This is a huge discovery that no-one has grasped before", said Laura Carrascosa, a researcher at the University of Queensland .
  • World AIDS day observed on December 1

    World AIDS day observed on December 1

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    Health authorities in ME are encouraging people to use World AIDS Day to learn their status about the disease. "This day provides an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the cause of HIV prevention and treatment, draw attention on the global HIV epidemic, to raise awareness and remember those who have died, to show solidarity with the people living with it, and to celebrate survival and health", said an organiser.
  • Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation

    Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation

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    It is the third straight year life expectancy in the USA has declined or stayed flat, reversing course after decades of improvement. CDC analysis of preliminary 2018 drug overdose figures indicates that the increase in deaths may be slowing, but it is unclear if this trend will have persisted through the rest of the year.
  • US Urged to Send Ebola Experts in as Congo Outbreak Worsens

    US Urged to Send Ebola Experts in as Congo Outbreak Worsens

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    The latest outbreak is the tenth in DR Congo since Ebola was first detected there in 1976. This is the second Ebola outbreak in the country this year. According to World Health Organization report, the latest outbreak in Congo , which began in August, has a case fatality rate of 57%. Given the complications, this Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months before it can be contained, World Health Organization emergencies chief Dr.
  • China halts scientist's controversial baby gene-editing project

    China halts scientist's controversial baby gene-editing project

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    He did not indicate whether He was charged with any crimes. But based on news reports , he said , Dr He appeared to have "blatantly violated China's relevant laws and regulations" and broken "the bottom line of morality and ethics that the academic community adheres to", the state broadcaster China Central Television reported on Thursday.
  • International Report Says Climate Change Causing Cascading Health Issues

    International Report Says Climate Change Causing Cascading Health Issues

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    Additional coverage of The Lancet report is available from The Guardian , Reuters , and Thomson Reuters Foundation . The report also states that ambient air pollution resulted in several million premature deaths from ambient fine particulate matter globally in 2015, a conclusion from IIASA researchers confirming earlier assessments.
  • British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

    British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

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    I was 22 years old, and diagnosed early. I know the whole Labour Party is proud of him. "The region of the Americas has made important progress in the fight against AIDS, and part of this is down to the fact that over three-quarters of people living with HIV have been tested, and nearly 80 per cent of them are now in treatment", said Dr Marcos Espinal, director of the PAHO/WHO Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health.
  • Amazon Web Services reveals a managed Kafka service for streaming data

    Amazon Web Services reveals a managed Kafka service for streaming data

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    SageMaker RL is now generally available. "I'm excited to personalize my auto further, and I look forward to exploring SageMaker RL and AWS DeepRacer more ". These new services are just a few of the 200 new ML services Amazon has launched in the last 12 months. When asked whether the Outposts technology will eventually be able to run on data center equipment from the likes of Dell and HPE, Jassy said, "it's possible".
  • Social Media Spread of Romaine Lettuce Ban Gets the Word Out

    Social Media Spread of Romaine Lettuce Ban Gets the Word Out

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    A produce industry group says it expects US health officials to scale back a public health alert warning people not to eat any romaine lettuce because of an E. The investigation continues into where the recent romaine lettuce containing a strain of E. coli bacteria originated. United States health officials say it's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again.
  • Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

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    According to the CDC's data , there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.in 2017 - a 9.6 percent increase from 2016. " We've never really seen anything like this ", said Robert Anderson, who oversees CDC death statistics . According to World Health Organization data, the USA ranks 31st in life expectancy worldwide, among the lowest in the industrialized world. A baby born in the United States last year is expected to live about 78 years and 7 months.
  • HIV/AIDs: UK meets global target, as new diagnoses drop

    HIV/AIDs: UK meets global target, as new diagnoses drop

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    The reports were highest in the Eastern European region at 130,000. "Many of the HIV diagnoses are being made late, years after the infection was acquired, despite the fact that early diagnosis and treatment significantly improves the prognosis", he said.
  • Pediatricians have tested the safety of LEGO, swallowing his details

    Pediatricians have tested the safety of LEGO, swallowing his details

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    The average FART score *giggles* was set at just over 1.7 days, indicating the amount of time between the specialist eating the Lego and it being found in their stool. To make the already intriguing scientific exploration even more memorable, the poop results were given the moniker " FART ", or the Found And Retrieved Time.
  • Praise for South Yorkshire Police response to callers with mental health problems

    Praise for South Yorkshire Police response to callers with mental health problems

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    Mr Hobbs said police were now dealing with an "explosion" of people in the midst of a " mental health crises ", but that there was "nowhere to take them". The watchdog's report found that police forces tended to underestimate the number of officers dispatched to deal with mental health incidents and the watchdog urged forces to improve their understanding of the demand presented by mental health and improve training for officers.
  • Some romaine lettuce safe to eat again, FDA says

    Some romaine lettuce safe to eat again, FDA says

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    If it's from the winter-growing regions of the US - the California desert region of the Imperial Valley, the desert region of Arizona in and around Yuma and Florida - it's fine, since people started getting sick before these regions started shipping out their product.
  • Huge diabetes spike could leave millions without insulin

    Huge diabetes spike could leave millions without insulin

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    The vast majority have Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and cases are spreading particularly rapidly in the developing world as people adopt more Western, urban lifestyles. Study Says The Ketogenic Diet Could Increase The Risk For Type 2 Diabetes. During that time, the biggest spike in need could come from Africa, where experts predict the number of people with type 2 diabetes will jump from 700,000 to over 5 million.
  • New treatment for peanut allergies shows 'life-saving' potential

    New treatment for peanut allergies shows 'life-saving' potential

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    They also took the drug at home daily. Participants of the PALISADE trial were instructed to continue the standard of care for peanut allergy, which meant eliminating peanuts from their diets and carrying self-injectable epinephrine (an emergency medical treatment for accidental exposure).
  • Ottawa Public Health reports one illness due to romaine lettuce

    Ottawa Public Health reports one illness due to romaine lettuce

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    Customers don't have to have a receipt for the refund but Lowrie said it would be helpful of they could return the romaine in its original packaging. "As soon as I heard on the news yesterday, I threw everything in the trash that had romaine lettuce - salads, romaine itself", said Mike Fisayo, manager of Chicago's South Loop Market.
  • CDC Advises Consumers Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Over E. Coli Concerns

    CDC Advises Consumers Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Over E. Coli Concerns

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    The warning comes just months after romaine lettuce was linked to E. coli which sickened dozens across the country, and even led to five deaths. Some studies have shown that administering antibiotics to patients with coliO157 infections might increase their risk of developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of kidney failure), and the benefit of antibiotic treatment has not been clearly demonstrated.
  • Patients and Physicians urged to use antibiotics sparingly

    Patients and Physicians urged to use antibiotics sparingly

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    Dr. Cynthia Sears is president of IDSA. This does not mean that the same antibiotic is appropriate for the treatment of illnesses with similar symptoms. "Health centers should be present in all villages and medicine should always be at the ready so the people could meet the intake of medicine as prescribed".
  • Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?

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    The public also has the option to not to get vaccinated against the virus, even though it goes against health physician recommendations. It's never too early to get the flu shot. Flu shots were available to students, staff and faculty at a cost of $15 and supplies are limited. One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu.