• Authorities confirm first Zika-related death in the US
Authorities confirm first Zika-related death in the US

The resident tested positive for Zika after visiting "an area of the world where mosquitos are known to spread Zika virus", according to the Salt Lake County Health Department. Howard Haft, deputy secretary of public health at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Golfers Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are among the athletes who...

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  • Mel Gibson Stars in New Action Thriller BLOOD FATHER
Mel Gibson Stars in New Action Thriller BLOOD FATHER

In addition, The Guardian notes, " Blood Father recalls the thrillers Robert Rodriguez used to make: it's loud, outrageously violent, unabashedly pulpy, and doesn't skimp on character development". Blood Father hits theaters in the U.S. on August 12 . Otherwise this looks like pretty standard stuff, albeit with a decent cast including William...

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  • $55M in awards will launch precision medicine cohort program
$55M in awards will launch precision medicine cohort program

A report published in Eurek Alert revealed, "The University of Chicago is one of three IL academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research effort created to find better ways to prevent and treat disease ...

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  • Ali an insult to those who served in Vietnam
Ali an insult to those who served in Vietnam

He was walking down 42nd Street with an entourage of followers. The other loudly spoke over him, "You mean CLAY?!" Yet, I feel certain his life will be studied for many decades to come by scholars and others in search of the magic that endeared him to the world.

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  • Costa Rica Zika Virus;
Costa Rica Zika Virus; "Natural" Bug Repellents Do Not Last

Alan Lam, deputy associate director, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) public health, emergency preparedness and response. The volunteers were not bitten when wearing the new L.L.Bean shirt, but after the shirt had been washed, Aedes mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus bit three out of four testers.

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  • Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic found in Pennsylvania
Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic found in Pennsylvania

But health experts say there's no reason to panic yet, as the same bacteria can still be treated with other available antibiotics. The case was first reported by researchers in a study published Thursday in a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.

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  • The 4 Drunkest US Cities Are All In Wisconsin
The 4 Drunkest US Cities Are All In Wisconsin

About Corvallis, 24/7 Wall St writes, "more than 23% of adults in the Corvallis metro area report either binge drinking or heavy drinking". Data showed that 26.8 percent of Appleton residents drank excessively and almost one-third of driving deaths involved alcohol.

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  • Castle Series Finale Reveals Caskett's Fate: Did Castle and Beckett Survive?
Castle Series Finale Reveals Caskett's Fate: Did Castle and Beckett Survive?

The episode airs tonight, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. It was an honor and privilege to shepherd the story of Castle and Beckett this season. The flash-forward sequence with Castle and Beckett was a weak, unsatisfactory afterthought. Meanwhile, Mason picked up Beckett and had every intention of killing her until Castle...

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  • Prince saw doctor on day before singer's death, search warrant says
Prince saw doctor on day before singer's death, search warrant says

Bader declined to provide employment dates or describe why Schulenberg's work with the health system ended. Schulenberg is the second doctor to be interviewed as part of this investigation . The investigation into Prince's death continues to reveal new, and unnerving details about the musician's personal life. Andrew Kornfeld had a small a...

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  • Massive frozen foods recall due to listeria affects Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe's
Massive frozen foods recall due to listeria affects Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe's

More than 350 products like green beans, broccoli, peas and blueberries sold under 42 brands at grocers including Safeway, Costco and Trader Joe's in the US and Canada have now been recalled. Products being recalled may have been purchased in all fifty US states and the following Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchew...

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  • Widespread recall of frozen vegetables, fruits due to listeria risk
Widespread recall of frozen vegetables, fruits due to listeria risk

A recorded message on the company's main phone line said it's "recalling all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF's Pasco facility since May the 1st, 2014 ". Anyone who has called in has been notified of the recall, he said, and they have brought the products to be disposed of ...

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  • Canada fire expected to burn for months
Canada fire expected to burn for months

The provincial government also said that the municipality's residents, and those in neighboring hamlets and the nearby Fort McMurray First Nation, "should not expect to return home for an extended period of time". As the fire continues to burn, officials have warned around 100,000 evacuated people that they may not be able to return to their ...

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  • Addicts Combine Imodium and Prilosec to Get Heroin-Like High
Addicts Combine Imodium and Prilosec to Get Heroin-Like High

The anti-diarrheal Imodium is an effective medication. It's relatively harmless when taken properly, but as more and more Americans have become addicted to opioids, its popularity as a recreational drug has skyrocketed, earning it a status as the "poor man's methadone".

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  • Blue Bell recalls pints of Rocky Road ice cream
Blue Bell recalls pints of Rocky Road ice cream

Presently, the company said they are doing the same thing because the Rocky Road shipments might contain the Cookies n'Cream flavor. The affected ice cream stocks contain undeclared soy and wheat, which serve as common allergens. These were distributed in retail outlets - including supermarkets, convenience stores and food service entities - thro...

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  • Victoria Wood Cause of Death: How Did the Comedian Die?
Victoria Wood Cause of Death: How Did the Comedian Die?

FRIENDS and colleagues of comedy legend Victoria Wood have paid tribute to the star after her death was announced today. Wood's family has publicly asked for privacy following her death, her publicist said. "We will miss her deeply". Alongside her long-term collaborator Julie Walters, she created popular favourites such as " Acorn Antiques " a...

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  • New Website Makes Student Loan Repayment Easier
New Website Makes Student Loan Repayment Easier

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it wants to enroll an additional 2 million federal student loan borrowers in income-based repayment programs in the next year. The Department of Education has several repayment plans that afford student loan borrowers with tailor payments that work within their monthly budgets.

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  • Hepatitis A Contamination Prompts Recall Of Frozen Fruit Product
Hepatitis A Contamination Prompts Recall Of Frozen Fruit Product

If you have a product called Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend sitting in your freezer, throw it out now, the Government of Nunavut's health department warns in a health advisory. For most victims, a Hepatitis A infection is relatively mild and lasts up to two weeks, but for some, the illness can last up to six months, the CFIA warns.

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  • New treatment that cures Hepatitis C in Six weeks
New treatment that cures Hepatitis C in Six weeks

The study was to be presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) in Barcelona . HCV, the virus that causes Hepatitis C, clears by itself in 10 to 50 percent of people who become infected, but it is rare to have an early diagnosis - before HCV has become full blown Hepatitis C.

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  • Cowboys Won't Trade Up For No. 1 Overall Pick In NFL Draft
Cowboys Won't Trade Up For No. 1 Overall Pick In NFL Draft

He talks all the time, touching on whatever topic he wants. Considering the Browns signed Robert Griffin III, though, it's possible they could dangle the pick in a trade. The Cowboys have the fourth overall pick. That they suffered a freakish season in which they lost both Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and that caused them to tumble severely .

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  • April is National Donate Life Month
April is National Donate Life Month

Celebrated every April, National Donate Life Month is a time to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. If the call hadn't come through for a donor heart she would not be with us here today. Also, people of all ages and medical histories can be considered potential donors. The Donor Family Network is aiming to raise aware...

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