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Doctors working at the hospital said the man instantly felt better after coughing up the clot but the size of it suggested the 36-year-old's condition was severe. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) posted a picture on Twitter of a coughed up blood clot in the shape of a patient's right lung's bronchial tree.
  • 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?

    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.
  • DR Congo Ebola outbreak reaches 300 cases

    DR Congo Ebola outbreak reaches 300 cases

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    It is the first time the vaccine has been offered before an Ebola outbreak even starts. Ugandan officials say twice-weekly market days _ during which 10,000 Congolese cross into Uganda _ have put the country at high risk. There are four experimental treatments being tried out in DRC: ZMapp, a cocktail of antibodies that fight the virus; a second cocktail of antibodies called REGN-EB3; a single-antibody drug called mAb114; and an antiviral drug called remdesivir.Supportive care, including ...
  • FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis

    FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis

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    Approval of the drug was highly criticized; Raeford Brown, MD, chair of the FDA's Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Committee, urged the FDA not to approve Dsuvia. "It is certain that Dsuvia will worsen the opioid epidemic and kill people needlessly", said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founder and senior adviser of Public Citizen's Health Research Group.
  • Sydney Man Who Became Ill After Eating A Slug Passes Away

    Sydney Man Who Became Ill After Eating A Slug Passes Away

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    His mother was also his main caretaker for the past almost-nine years. Ballard was 19 and a promising rugby player when he ate the slug as a dare while hanging out with his friends. Those gastropods can then transmit the worm to humans. The parasite is not passed from human to human. The infection has severely damaged his brain.
  • WHO Replies Zimbabwean Preacher Who Claimed To Have Cure For HIV

    WHO Replies Zimbabwean Preacher Who Claimed To Have Cure For HIV

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    The State alleges Magaya further made a claim on Aretha Medical website, www.arethamedical.com that his Aguma medicine could cure HIV, Aids and other cancer-related diseases. He said the ZRP was acting within their mandate. This happened after Magaya was arrested on Thursday - moments after the charismatic preacher had appeared at a press conference in Harare with Health minister Obadiah Moyo, where he apologised profusely for making the much-criticised claim that he had discovered a cure ...
  • Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins

    Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins

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    They are not available for policies purchased off the marketplace or for policies purchased through your employer. Also, the federal government has announced planned maintenance shutdowns of HealthCare.gov on most Sunday mornings during open enrollment.