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That brings the total death count from the recent E. coli outbreak to five. "Most of the people who recently became ill ate romaine lettuce when lettuce from the Yuma [Arizona] growing region was likely still available in stores, restaurants, or in peoples' homes", the report said.
  • Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

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    Yesterday, Madhusudhanan (55) of Nellikode in the district, who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital here also breathed his last. He was admitted to the Command Hospital on 20 May and passed away on 25 May, the spokesman said. He was working as a Senior superintendent in the Kozhikode District Court. According to a report by PTI, the ministry said a circular has been issued to the concerned local authorities including the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and the municipalities of ...
  • Trump weighs in on cancellation of 'Roseanne'

    Trump weighs in on cancellation of 'Roseanne'

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    The president's latest tweet comes after the network canceled its hit reboot of " Roseanne " after Barr tweeted that former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was a child of the Islamist organization the Muslim Brotherhood and the movie " Planet of the Apes ".
  • Ebola death toll reaches 12 in Congo’s latest outbreak

    Ebola death toll reaches 12 in Congo’s latest outbreak

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    Bikoro Hospital director Dr Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. Vaccination is expected to start in Bikoro on Monday, targeting people who have been in contact with confirmed Ebola cases and contacts of these contacts.
  • UAE bans imports of Kerala fruit, veg following virus outbreak

    UAE bans imports of Kerala fruit, veg following virus outbreak

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    Mohandas. Betodkar said the results of the patient's blood tests would be available by Tuesday evening. In the Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, local media has reported almost 200 patients receiving hospital treatment. The patient's identity was not disclosed by GMCH. He also ruled out the need to notify authorities about the patient's co-passengers. Nipah Virus (NiV) infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to the acute respiratory ...
  • Artificial Intelligence can detect skin cancer better than dermatologists

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    It is a deep learning convolutional neural network , trained to detect cancer , previously fed with more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas , as well as - for comparison purposes - images of harmless moles. More than half of the clinicians had more than 5 years of experience. Melanoma can be cured if diagnosed early, but unfortunately often the diagnosis is delayed when the cancer progresses.
  • Computer better at finding skin cancer than doctors

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    For level two, the dermatologists improved by diagnosing 88.9 percent of malignant melanomas and 75.7 percent benign when given additional clinical information and close-up images, but again were outperformed by the CNN . "Only dermoscopic images were used, that is lesions that were imaged at a 10-fold magnification", Professor Haenssle said in a statement . "Irrespective of any physicians' experience, they may benefit from assistance by a CNN's image classification".
  • Taytulla birth control pills recalled; packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancy

    Taytulla birth control pills recalled; packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancy

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    Allergan is voluntarily recalling all the units in the lot. If you've received a sample pack of Taytulla birth control pills from your doctor in recent months, beware: the manufacturer put the placebo pills in the wrong place. May 2019. Consumers who have the sample pack product with the associated lot number should notify their physician to arrange a return. Allegan is notifying customers by recall letter and is arranging for the return of the sample packs.
  • Vaccinations for Ebola begin in Congo town

    Vaccinations for Ebola begin in Congo town

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    Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Until now, over 600 people that came into contact with the infected or suspected have been identified. A doctor and a nursing sister were threatened by locals after they were accused of bringing the disease to their communities, while people in one town prevented medics from testing the body of someone suspected to have died ...
  • Cockroach milk? Scientists call insect dairy the next superfood

    Cockroach milk? Scientists call insect dairy the next superfood

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    The study informed that it provides all the required amount of nutrients that a human body needs every day. The first hints that cockroach milk is worth our attention came in 2016, when an global team of researchers reported the first study of protein crystals sourced from the Pacific beetle cockroach ( Diploptera punctata ).
  • Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida

    Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida

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    The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued tropical storm warnings for parts of Florida and Alabama, saying tropical storm conditions are possible there by Sunday night. The estimated minimum central pressure from reconnaissance aircraft data is 991 mb (29.26 inches). The Florida Keys and Florida peninsula.Additional 1 to 4 inches, isolated 10 inches.
  • Memorial Day...Drier and Not as Chilly

    Memorial Day...Drier and Not as Chilly

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    Expect potentially strong to severe storms Monday afternoon and into Monday evening with training bands of rain that could lead to localized flooding. Unfortunately, our weather pattern will be very unsettled this week - every single day through next weekend will feature a chance of showers, whether widespread, scattered, or isolated.
  • Health department recommends vaccines during hepatitis A outbreak

    Health department recommends vaccines during hepatitis A outbreak

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    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health has announced the state's first death associated with the hepatitis A outbreak that is occurring nationally. The disease spreads through traces of fecal matter of infected people making contact with another person's mouth, Ray said. People infected the viral liver disease are most contagious during the 14 days prior to onset of symptoms , making the illness hard to plan for and contain.
  • Seafood-rich diet increases sexual activity and pregnancy chances, study finds

    Seafood-rich diet increases sexual activity and pregnancy chances, study finds

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    A survey of 500 couples from MI and Texas suggests that couples who enjoy seafood regularly are more inclined to have frequent sex and conceive faster . These could include effects on semen quality, ovulation or embryo quality, Gaskins said. French and American health authorities recommend eating two or three portions of fish per week, and in particular low mercury fish (bass, anchovies, mackerel, sardines, salmon, haddock, cod, herring, and mullet), however, the study points out that 50 ...
  • Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

    Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop

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    Nebraska State Patrol reports the narcotics were seized after a traffic stop of a semi-truck near Kearney. In that instance, Bolduc said , the truck was driving on the shoulder when the trooper pulled the it over. The DEA says fentanyl is becoming more common in drug trafficking, in part because it can be purchased cheaply from foreign suppliers, typically from China or Mexico.
  • Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

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    Hospital staff made every effort to convince the patients and their families not to leave and to continue treatment, Gray said . "Forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic". The White House proposed eliminating $252 million (Sh25.5 billion) in Ebola-containment contingency funding on May 8 - the same day that the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed the return of the deadly disease.
  • Sikkim government issues advisory on Nipah

    Sikkim government issues advisory on Nipah

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    Their samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, to check the possibilities of the virus , which has been giving jitters to the medical fraternity and the administration in Kerala. The official said the test reports were expected in a day or two. The Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) have been briefed regarding Nipah and awareness material prepared by Process Information Management System (PIMS) has been given to Document Management System (DMS) for circulation.
  • Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats

    Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats

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    Apart from the 10 deaths, 94 people have been quarantined inside their homes while nine others are under surveillance in hospitals in the two districts. The virus that is usually carried by flying foxes - a kind of bat - or pigs and can be spread between humans through close contact with people's secretions and excretions.
  • Opioids found in Puget Sound mussels

    Opioids found in Puget Sound mussels

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    But the potential presence of oxycodone in fish would be concerning, however, as they do metabolize opioids. Lanksbury said the opioids likely entered the water through human waste, either through urine after ingesting the drugs, or in higher concentrations when people flush pills down the toilet.
  • 10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

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    New guidance states that we should eat "little, if any, processed meat", and that we should limit alcohol consumption. The report Diet, Nutrition , Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective examines a decade of research linking cancer prevention to diet and lifestyle, and is the third to address the subject.
  • Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men

    Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men

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    But men saw a sharper decrease, so that the traditional male-female pattern flipped. Researchers of the study are unsure of what could be the reason behind this as smoking habits are not considered to be the only factor. Braiteh says that such information would be extremely helpful. To conduct the study, the research team explored all the latest data based on the lung cancer cases dated from the year 1995 to 2024 with respect several segmentation such as age, sex ethnic group or race, ...