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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.
  • 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".
  • Transgender woman says Arizona pharmacist REFUSED to fill her hormone treatment

    Transgender woman says Arizona pharmacist REFUSED to fill her hormone treatment

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    Hilde Hall says she felt the pharmacist at the Fountain Hills CVS went out of his way to embarrass and out her as transgender when she tried to pick up her medication on April 24. Joshua Block, senior staff attorney for the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, said given the current political climate, it's critical that CVS ensures its customers are not harassed in its pharmacies.
  • Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Fort Collins

    Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Fort Collins

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    A statement from the public health department says that no human cases have been reported this year. Reduce the amount of time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn. When using repellent, always follow the recommendations on the product label. Planes will release Trumpet EC, an EPA-registered insecticide routinely used to curb mosquito populations across the country, the news release said.
  • FDA Recalls Heart Medications Containing the Active Ingredient Valsartan

    FDA Recalls Heart Medications Containing the Active Ingredient Valsartan

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    The United Kingdom's regulatory agencies advised pharmacies there July 5 to recall "all batches of valsartan containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare as a precaution" as the result of an "urgent investigation". TEVA is notifying its Direct Accounts by FedEx Overnight mailing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts of this product recall and making arrangements for impacted product to be returned ...
  • U.S. election meddling: Trump reverses course again

    U.S. election meddling: Trump reverses course again

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    In exchange, Putin told Trump he's prepared to let the USA access Russian intelligence officials who have been accused of meddling in the 2016 election . The White House has struggled to contain the fallout from a news conference from Helsinki, in which Mr Trump, standing next to Mr Putin, said he "didn't see any reason" why Russian Federation would be involved in USA election meddling.
  • Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day

    Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day

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    JJ's Red Hots has released its list of the most popular hot dog toppings . Get a FREE gourmet hot dog at your nearby Dog Haus when you download their app and register. This deal is for new app users and dine-in only, while supplies last. Hot dogs are $0.99 each at Hwy 55 for National Hot Dog Day 2018. Sonic Drive-In: The chain's Chili Cheese and All American Hot Dogs are $1 at participating locations Wednesday.
  • The Rock's 'Skyscraper' isn't great, but it doesn't need to be

    The Rock's 'Skyscraper' isn't great, but it doesn't need to be

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    If you want to go to the movies, turn your brain off for a while and get a small adrenaline rush from watching "The Rock" dangle more than a half a mile in the air then " Skyscraper " is the movie for you. Dwayne Johnson isn't afraid to address his various feuds! There have also been presidential talks surrounding the wrestler-turned-actor after he mentioned past year that he was seriously considering the position.
  • Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare

    Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare

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    The federal agency that oversees the "navigator" program said that up to $10 million will be available for outreach organizations in 34 states that use the federal marketplace. In past years, CMS announced funding opportunities in April and required navigator groups to apply for grants by mid-June. "This decision reflects CMS' commitment to put federal dollars for the Federally-facilitated Exchanges to their most cost effective use in order to better support consumers through the enrollment ...
  • Trump's Supreme Court pick said presidents shouldn't be investigated, Schumer said

    Trump's Supreme Court pick said presidents shouldn't be investigated, Schumer said

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    With a short list of candidates already in hand, Trump has moved quickly to select his nominee, just 12 days after Kennedy announced his retirement . Democrats are specifically targeting two pro-choice Republicans, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Trump unveiled his pick showbiz style, in a suspense-filled prime-time televised announcement Monday evening.
  • The big money behind Trump’s Supreme Court pick

    The big money behind Trump’s Supreme Court pick

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    Last night he confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for the court in a move that has anxious liberals and womens' groups. It was ruled a suicide, but conspiracy theorists were not so certain. "Trump did not move too fast in naming a nominee", said Trevor Burrus, a research fellow at the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies.
  • HIV-1 vaccine human trial shows promise

    HIV-1 vaccine human trial shows promise

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    The experimental vaccine which is called as HIV 1 vaccine was seemed to be effective among humans, this previous experimental vaccine was having the disadvantage as this was only effective in certain areas of the world. Finding a vaccine to fight HIV is considered a priority by health agencies worldwide. We thank the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and the generous support of USAID and other donors; a full list of IAVI donors is available online.
  • Sen Claims Dems Would Block George Washington for Supreme Court

    Sen Claims Dems Would Block George Washington for Supreme Court

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    Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. John McCain of Arizona is battling brain cancer and has not been back to the Capitol since December. The White House has tapped former Republican Sen.
  • Possible Tuberculosis Exposure Causes Hazmat Situation At Johns Hopkins

    Possible Tuberculosis Exposure Causes Hazmat Situation At Johns Hopkins

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    Additionally, the frozen sample inside the tube was the equivalent of a "few drops", according to King. "In fact, we have determined that there is actually no risk, zero risk to anybody involved". "They just let us know it was a hazmat situation and kept us updated". Two buildings were evacuated, officials said. It has always been on the decline in the U.S.
  • HPV Test More Accurate than Pap In Screening for Cervical Cancer

    HPV Test More Accurate than Pap In Screening for Cervical Cancer

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    Pap smear tests and HPV tests are designed in such a way that they help in early detection of precancerous and cancerous processes of cervical cancers so as to avoid contracting those cancers. The Canadian researchers explain that nearly all cases of cervical cancer are associated with a HPV infection. While co-testing catches more precancerous cells, it also raises the incidence of false positives, points out Dr.