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Happy 4th of July! "When I saw that I had a considerable lead, at one point by eight hot dogs, I said, it's fine, I'm done". On the women's side, Miki Sudo ate 41 hot dogs in 2017, marking it her fourth consecutive win . While the practice of dunking perfectly good hot dogs in water and sliding them down your throat at lightning speed may seem unpleasant, Chestnut has repeatedly assured the public that he loves it.
  • Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

    Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

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    Accordingly, before Epidiolex is ready for use amongst patients, it needs to be appropriately reclassified - something GW Pharmaceuticals expects to see happen within the next three months. As well, CBD remains in a legal grey area, making it hard for patients outside of legal states to acquire. Agency officials paved the way for the cannabis-based drug by defending its effects in a briefing document, writing , "In general, the risks associated with CBD treatment appear acceptable, ...
  • Herpesvirus may contribute to Alzheimer's development, researchers say

    Herpesvirus may contribute to Alzheimer's development, researchers say

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    Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine in NY and Arizona State University in Tempe conducted RNA sequencing on data from 3 brain banks to evaluate differential viral abundance in AD. The study also fits with mounting evidence that how aggressively the brain's immune system defends itself against viruses or other germs may be riskier than an actual infection, said Alzheimer's specialist Dr.
  • International Yoga Day 2018

    International Yoga Day 2018

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    Several hundred braved unhealthy pollution levels and hot and humid weather to lay out their mats in the Lodi Gardens park. Applications for the same are being invited from the Yoga professionals from every nook and corner of the world in order to provide them with the finest experience of Yoga from the state of Yoga's birthplace who will also be a part of the Yoga drill which will be conducted on IDY 2018.
  • Indian ambassador practices Yoga to spread awareness on International Day of Yoga

    Indian ambassador practices Yoga to spread awareness on International Day of Yoga

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    Times of Oman's TFM is the official media partner for the event that will be held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat at 7.15 pm today. "Yoga is India's strongest message to the world". Speculation was rife that Nitish might take part in the celebrations this year following his return to the BJP-led NDA in August last which he had left in 2013.
  • Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

    Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

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    The WHO said that if gaming takes precedence over daily activities and life interests, then it can be classed as gaming disorder . However, she warns that video gaming addiction affects just a small percentage of the world's population - but adds that "it must be recognised" early, as it can "last a year before diagnosis".
  • World Health Organization classifies compulsive playing of video games as a mental disorder

    World Health Organization classifies compulsive playing of video games as a mental disorder

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    Maybe more consumers will push back against video game makers who design their products to be addictive with the same sort of uproar we've seen about tobacco and opioids. In addition, the ICD states that any person who is giving precedence to gaming over any other activities in life and also continued gaming in spite of negative consequences in other areas of life is also attributed to the addiction.
  • Britain's PM Theresa May pledges £20 billion extra for healthcare post-Brexit

    Britain's PM Theresa May pledges £20 billion extra for healthcare post-Brexit

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    The £20 billion a year boost to spending will, she said, come mainly from taxes, although she repeated her claim that some part of the increase will be paid for by a " Brexit dividend ". It is expected that taxes will be increased to create the extra revenue and, in real terms, will be closer to 3% rather than the asked-for 4% called for by Stevens.
  • In 3 Americans Take Medication With Depression As Potential Side Effect

    In 3 Americans Take Medication With Depression As Potential Side Effect

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    The researchers retrospectively analyzed medication use patterns of more than 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014, which were collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey . They also found combining any of these drugs increases the risk. However, they often come with side effects. These include blood pressure, heart, antacid, pain killer and hormonal birth control medications.
  • Case of plague confirmed in Idaho child; first there since 1992

    Case of plague confirmed in Idaho child; first there since 1992

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    The Idaho child is recovering after receiving treatment, according to the health department. Plague has been found historically in wildlife in both states. See your doctor if you have any unexplained illness involving a sudden and severe fever after being in a plague-endemic area. Keep your pets from roaming and hunting voles or other rodents.
  • Tea towels can cause food poisoning

    Tea towels can cause food poisoning

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    Susheela Biranjia-Hurdoyal, a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Mauritius , said in a statement . Using towels for a variety of uses increases the possibility of cross-contamination of potential pathogens that can spread bacteria and, therefore, lead to food poisoning .
  • Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick

    Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick

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    It also said that provisions shielding people with medical conditions from being denied coverage or charged higher premiums and limiting how much insurers can charge older Americans should fall as well. "The decision by the Department of Justice to abandon critical patient protections is devastating for the millions of Americans who suffer from serious illnesses or have pre-existing conditions and rely on those protections under current law to obtain life-saving health care", wrote a ...
  • Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

    Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

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    While both deaths leave permanent holes in USA - and global - culture, they are an opportunity for a much-needed discussion on suicide prevention. Dr. The report shows the highest contributing factors being relationship problems, an immediate crisis or problematic substance abuse, but experts along with the CDC say most commonly it is a result of a combination of factors.
  • Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Includes Illinois

    Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Includes Illinois

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    Currently, the outbreak is limited to five states in the Midwest, with 32 of the 60 cases in MI. If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. The FDA is working to identify a supplier of pre-cut melon to stores connected to the outbreak. Symptoms of a salmonella infection can appear within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed.
  • Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression

    Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression

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    Andy Spade said he had conversed with his wife the night before she was found dead in her Manhattan apartment and she "sounded happy". "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he adds. "Although Kate has not been affiliated with the brand for more than a decade, she and her husband and creative partner, Andy, were the founders of our beloved brand", it said.
  • Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

    Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

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    As a result, the stimulated immune system recognizes and fights the cancer cells present in the body. Pembrolizumab is a humanized antibody used in cancer immunotherapy. Speaking with The Independent about the study, lead researcher Professor Johan de Bono explains: "In the last few years immunotherapy has changed the way we treat many advanced cancers - but up to now no one had demonstrated a benefit in men with prostate cancer".
  • Thousands of breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy

    Thousands of breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy

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    Otis Brawley, MACP, FASCO, FACE, chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society, told Healthline. Until now, women have faced considerable uncertainty about whether to add chemo to hormone therapy after a diagnosis with hormone-receptor positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer when found at an early stage, before it has spread to the lymph nodes.
  • Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

    Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

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    About 70 percent of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy as part of treatment, according to the results of a long-awaited study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago Sunday.
  • NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

    NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

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    On the first day of Toronto's Pride Month, and with just six days left in the provincial election, Doug Ford refused to say Friday whether he would march in the Pride Parade. Wynne told reporters she is "150 per cent committed" to Trudeau's response. Former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin, campaigning with Wynne in Waterloo, Ont., on Friday afternoon, applauded the federal government's "very strong" stance on USA tariffs.
  • Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls

    Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls

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    As for regrets, Wynne said: "I wish I could have figured out how to make it clearer to people that I do care, that I want their lives to be better - because I think part of the antipathy, part of the reason that people don't like me - those who don't like me - is that they don't know that I actually do care about them".
  • Kildare cancer survivors rally the troops for Relay for Life

    Kildare cancer survivors rally the troops for Relay for Life

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    Such events are the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society . A cancer survivor herself, she is now one of the core members of the committee that organises the Kildare Relay for Life every year. In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Riverbend is supported by many local businesses and organizations. "It can happen to anybody", she said.
  • Kerala getting ready for 2nd wave of Nipah outbreak

    Kerala getting ready for 2nd wave of Nipah outbreak

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    The confirmation on whether fruit-eating Bats are the carriers of the Nipah Virus will hopefully be known today. Till now, 16 of the 18 people have been tested positive for Nipah virus and have died in a short span of time. With the spread of Nipah virus in the District, very few people are stepping out in public areas despite the busy Ramadan month. To find out the source of the virus, a number of samples from a particular variety of bats were taken, but they turned out to be negative.
  • Blood test offers hope of detecting cancers before symptoms develop

    Blood test offers hope of detecting cancers before symptoms develop

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    Eric Klein of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. Among four cancer-free people who tested positive, the United States authors say two women were diagnosed with ovarian and endometrial cancer just months later. At the heart of the research is the hope that the test could become a "universal screening" that could be used to detect cancer in patients. Ovarian cancer patient Jane Howarth, 54, from Manchester, has been taking niraparib for nine months.
  • American Cancer Society Lowers Age for Colon Cancer Screening to 45

    American Cancer Society Lowers Age for Colon Cancer Screening to 45

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    Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. The American Cancer Society has lowered the age to start screening for colon cancer. "If we find it in later stages, survival is less than 20%", McFadden explained. For colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society didn't push one screening option over another but listed various options: High-sensitivity stool tests, created to detect blood in feces, which need to be administered every year; a DNA stool test, sold under the brand name ...
  • Virginia lawmakers vote to expand Medicaid

    Virginia lawmakers vote to expand Medicaid

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    While the budget bill is a big deal for progressive advocates, there's a catch. Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, who opposed Medicaid expansion, called the budget "a ticking time bomb" and said lawmakers are spending money like they're "drunk in New Orleans".