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West Nile Virus confirmed in North Iowa

West Nile Virus confirmed in North Iowa County workers then capture and test mosquitoes from those areas to see whether they're infected. Kwit said healthy people might have come in contact with the West Nile Virus and might not even know it. Death from infection with West Nile virus is 10 percent for those diagnosed with severe illness, but is much higher for patients diagnosed with West Nile virus encephalitis and acute flac... [Full Article...]

Chicago Hot Dog Fest returns, celebrating famous food’s 125th year

Chicago Hot Dog Fest returns, celebrating famous food’s 125th year National Hot Dog Day is July 18, and restaurants and 7-Elevens around the country are celebrating with tasty deals. All day on National Hot Dog Day 2018, 7-Eleven Big Bite hot dogs are $1 each . You must be a member of My Hwy 55 Rewards Program . The Chicago History Museum announced Monday that the festival, where visitors can sample dogs, drinks and local bands, will run from August 10-12 ... [Full Article...]

What to know about infant feeding guidelines, as U.S. opposes breastfeeding resolution

What to know about infant feeding guidelines, as U.S. opposes breastfeeding resolution At a recent gathering of the World Health Assembly , the forum through which the World Health Organization governs and makes health recommendations, U.S. According to 2016 Lancet study cited in the Times report, universal breastfeeding would prevent 800,000 child deaths across the world every year, as well as yield $300 billion in savings from reduced health care costs. [Full Article...]

Why Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Is Business's New Best Friend

Why Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Is Business's New Best Friend In another era, Senate Democrats would have filibustered this nomination to death as payback for the Clinton impeachment as well as Kavanaugh's contributions to Bush v. Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. They were all carefully selected for the president by conservative activists at the Heritage Foun... [Full Article...]

Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight

Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight He clerked for Justice Kennedy, he worked in the [George W.] Bush White House, and he's been a judge on the D.C. Circuit, which is the second-most important and influential court after the Supreme Court , for about a dozen years. All three voted past year to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, and the White House invited them to meet with Trump last month to discuss th... [Full Article...]

World celebrates 4th International Yoga Day

World celebrates 4th International Yoga Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has reportedly refused to give appointment to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said reports. Interestingly, the celebrations of International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018 which were being conducted in Lucknow were interrupted by heavy rainfall, but the spirit of the people to perform Yoga could not be washed away as a large number of people joined in the... [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon Most of the 60 people who have been infected with the strain of salmonella purchased pre-cut melon from either a Walmart or Kroger store, according to a release. The recall applies only to pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon. Officials said pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods , which is based in Indianapolis, were the likely source of the outbreak. [Full Article...]

Chemo not needed for early stage breast cancer, study says

Chemo not needed for early stage breast cancer, study says Results from this study suggest many women with this specific type of tumour do not receive any additional benefit from having chemotherapy in combination with endocrine therapy , compared to endocrine therapy alone. But the researchers who conducted this new controlled experiment found that chemotherapy provided no additional benefit over hormone treatments alone. [Full Article...]

Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, American Cancer Society urges

Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, American Cancer Society urges After declining overall from 1970 to 2004, colon and rectal cancer mortality rates among 20- to 54-year-olds in the United States increased by 1% annually from 2004 to 2014, according to a study published last year in the medical journal JAMA . [Full Article...]

New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease Since it was first detected, the disease has spread to 37 farms, and computer modeling suggests it will eventually reach some 142 farms. "We do believe we are taking it on at a point that it is possible to eradicate, and more than 99 per cent of farms don't have it, and we want to protect them from having it", she said . [Full Article...]

UAE Consulate in Kerala issues advisory over Nipah outbreak

UAE Consulate in Kerala issues advisory over Nipah outbreak State official Rajeev Sadanandan said the districts of Kannur, Kozhikode , Malappuram and Wayanad should be avoided at all costs. The National Centre for Disease Control has issued high alert across the country after an outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) infection in Kerala . [Full Article...]

Understanding Nipah virus & public health outcome

Understanding Nipah virus & public health outcome The National Centre for Disease Control has issued high alert across the country after an outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) infection in Kerala. The Kerala government on Wednesday asked residents to avoid travelling to four districts in the north of the state amid a Nipah virus epidemic that has claimed 11 lives so far. [Full Article...]

JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors and nurses at hospital

JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors and nurses at hospital The green shirts feature the school's name in gold letters and the Astros logo in white with a gold star. Watt also stopped by Clear Lake Regional Medical Center to visit student Clay Horn. Abbott said those were top considerations to emerge after meeting representatives of a gun control group and gun owners as well as mental health and education experts in discussions on school safety after 10 pe... [Full Article...]

Kushner spent 7 hours with Mueller investigators last month

Kushner spent 7 hours with Mueller investigators last month He said Kushner's clearance was decided by career officials in the intelligence community and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was revealed in February that Kushner had been operating with an interim security clearance for more than a year. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in DRC

World Health Organization convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in DRC Currently, WHO said it considers the public health risk to be high at the national level, moderate at the regional level and low at the worldwide level. "We have urban Ebola, which is a very different animal from rural Ebola". An outbreak in West Africa that began in 2014 left more than 11,000 dead across six countries, and was not declared officially over by World Health Organization until the ... [Full Article...]

Ebola outbreak: World Health Organization gets approval to use experimental vaccine in DRC

Ebola outbreak: World Health Organization gets approval to use experimental vaccine in DRC While the risk of the latest outbreak spreading into other countries is low, nine nearby countries have been put on high alert, Salama said. Cases near a major city are a concern, as is the outbreak's location. "If you have 18 of [34] cases that are fatal, that tells me we don't know how big the iceberg is - that there's more that have not been detected yet", said Daniel Bausch, the director of th... [Full Article...]

Maple Leafs GM Dubas talks time Shanahan blocked possible move to Avs

Maple Leafs GM Dubas talks time Shanahan blocked possible move to Avs Dubas, who joined the team as assistant GM in July 2014, becomes the 17th GM in Toronto franchise history. Kyle Dubas is younger than that, sure, with 33 coming up later this fall. I think the way he's perceived is that he's very open to ideas, he's very open to change, he's very open to trying to make the Leafs better, and that's really his only focus. [Full Article...]

Ex-Convict, Coal Baron Don Blankenship Soars Ahead in WV Senate Primary

Screw what's right, it's only about hanging on to power. He said he's the best positioned candidate among the three to defeat Manchin, and said that he's " Trumpier than Trump ". But when you can do a lot of ads over a long period of time, you may be able to convince people that your motivations are a little bit difference. Blankenship was responding to a Trump tweet Monday imploring West Vi... [Full Article...]

IPL 2018: Sunrisers batsmen turn it on against Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2018: Sunrisers batsmen turn it on against Delhi Daredevils Amit Mishra produces peach of a delivery to dismiss risky looking Alex Hales for 45 runs.Mishra bowls the delivery between middle and leg and gets it to turn, as the ball goes past outside edge and hits the off stump. Their openers, Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan came out like bats out of hell. He too looked good for a big score before he hit a Siddarth Kaul delivery straight down the throat of t... [Full Article...]

California reports first death related to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

California reports first death related to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak As previously reported , data indicates that the contaminated romaine lettuce originated from the Yuma, AZ, growing region. The CDC also said that since the last case count update on April 27, 23 more ill people have been reported, bringing the total to 121 ill people. [Full Article...]


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