• What time is Caster Semenya running her 800m race on Wednesday?
What time is Caster Semenya running her 800m race on Wednesday?

Semenya rivals Usain Bolt as the hottest track favourite of these games, aided by a condition which naturally increases her levels of testosterone. That rule has now been scrapped - but her appearance at the Rio Olympics has re-ignited the debate amongst some commentators.

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  • Nathan Eovaldi out through 2017 season, needs two surgeries
Nathan Eovaldi out through 2017 season, needs two surgeries

The flexor tendon surgery necessitates three to six months to heal. It's a huge possibility the Yankees have seen the last of Nathan Eovaldi . "It's a big deal. The Yankees will now have to rely on Masahiro Tanaka to continue carrying the rotation as he has all season and hope for dominant runs down the stretch from Michael Pineda and CC Sabathi...

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  • Yellow fever vaccine drive starts; aid group warns of spread
Yellow fever vaccine drive starts; aid group warns of spread

Since the global stockpile is so low, the vaccines will contain a fifth of the normal dose in order to reach as many children and families as possible. Symptoms of yellow fever include fever and vomiting, while about 15 percent of patients enter a second, more toxic, phase, half of whom die. A full dose of vaccine provides lifetime immunity; the sm...

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  • Florida enlists commercial pest control firms in Zika fight
Florida enlists commercial pest control firms in Zika fight

DSHS said the man sought medical attention after becoming ill. "While we have learned there are two new individuals that contracted the Zika virus through mosquito bites in our state, we still believe local transmissions are only occurring in an area that is less than one square mile in Wynwood", said Florida Governor Rick Scott .

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  • Zika in Puerto Rico now a health emergency
Zika in Puerto Rico now a health emergency

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on mosquito-borne diseases . A World Health Organization report released on Thursday also mentions Canada as the latest country to report a case of congenital malformation associated with a Zika infection.

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  • Lead in Flint's water now meets federal requirements
Lead in Flint's water now meets federal requirements

While those tests reflected improvement in the water, residents were urged to continue to use water filters and drink from bottled water. The Flint water crisis garnered national attention in a year ago after the city began drawing corrosive water from the Flint River.

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  • More exercise needed to cut chronic disease risk
More exercise needed to cut chronic disease risk

High levels of weekly physical activity has been found to be associated with reduced risk of five common diseases , including breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Compared to a couch-potato existence, that level of physical exertion cut the risk of diabetes and breast cancer by more than 20 percent, they reported.

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  • Want to live longer? Read books
Want to live longer? Read books

The study results remained after accounting for subjects' sex, age, wealth, education, self-reported health, comorbidities - the presence of two or more health conditions at the same time - and marital status. Reading a book not only gives you an opportunity to explore bygone eras, and discover an exciting world of knowledge but can also help ...

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  • Sonny Bill ruled out of Olympics
Sonny Bill ruled out of Olympics

New Zealand will face Kenya at 8.30am while US will take on Brazil at 9am. The former rugby league star did not return to action. "It was unbelievable", said Japan back Lomano Lemeki. "I'm still shocked to be honest". Although New Zealand's confidence was dented the team went on to beat Kenya in the later match, 28-5. Great Britain e...

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  • Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans
Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

PFASs, a group of man-made and organic compounds, have been used for more than 60 years in the manufacturing of industrial and commercial products like food wrappers, clothing and pots and pans. Millions of Americans are drinking water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals, new study finds. After that came New Jersey, North Carolina, Alaba...

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  • Olympic viewing: NBC's ratings drop, chaotic bike race
Olympic viewing: NBC's ratings drop, chaotic bike race

ChannelMaster , Tablo and TiVo are among the DVR options available. An estimated 26.5 million people tuned in to NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies Friday, a steep dip of 35 percent from the record-setting viewership in London four years ago, when 40.7 million people watched.

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  • Local Miami businesses worry as more people catch Zika virus
Local Miami businesses worry as more people catch Zika virus

Regalado stresses Zika can be in many different cities by now. Places where the virus is now circulating include most of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. Zika has also been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome , a rare disorder that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis. Guatemala increased the monitoring of pregnant women beca...

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  • A call for the Congress to come back early, fund Zika fight
A call for the Congress to come back early, fund Zika fight

Biotech company Oxitec is behind the project, having engineered male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can pass a fatal gene on to all offspring produced with females in the wild. However, Parry cited a national Purdue University study that found 78% of respondents would support the introduction of genetically modified mosquitoes into the United St...

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  • Taylor Swift walks sideways to avoid paparazzi in freakish video
Taylor Swift walks sideways to avoid paparazzi in freakish video

With that said, there's not a single blonde to be seen in a sea of brunettes... so at least that's something! John Newman and Calvin Harris are making Hawaiian shirts look pretty good in their newly released video for "Olé", shot in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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  • US military members have contracted Zika
US military members have contracted Zika

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed four additional cases of Zika virus , including one man and three non-pregnant women. -Anyone with possible exposure to Zika virus and symptoms of Zika should be tested for Zika. "This case reminds us that anyone traveling to a Zika affected area should be aware of the risks", said Jo...

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  • Could Zika pose a problem for Florida's tourism industry?
Could Zika pose a problem for Florida's tourism industry?

According to the CDC, babies born with the Zika virus transmitted from their mothers who contracted the disease while pregnant have developed microcephaly - a disease which causes the babies' brains and heads to shrink. Officials were also going door to door in the area offering to test the public, and Scott said that they would be "aggressively ...

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  • Illinois medical marijuana sales climb as program grows
Illinois medical marijuana sales climb as program grows

Karen Murphy. The Illinois Department of Public Health posted updated information on its website Tuesday, including a new form allowing physicians to certify a patient's diagnosis without the added requirement of recommending marijuana as medicine.

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  • Trump meets Gold Star families in wake of Khan controversy
Trump meets Gold Star families in wake of Khan controversy

Humayun Khan , 27, was killed in a 2004 vehicle bombing attack in Iraq and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Kooyenga said that makes him now an undecided voter. He has also proposed renegotiating trade treaties, opening up to Russian Federation, revamping NATO and has suggested Japan and South Korea should get nuclear weap...

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  • Wait, Does Dental Floss Even Work?
Wait, Does Dental Floss Even Work?

An investigation published today (Aug. 2) by the Associated Press seeks to answer this question. Peck, however, says that flossing does prevent gum disease. However, most of these studies used outdated methods or tested few people. "You may not like the message, so don't kill the messenger, but you still have to floss ", he said.

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  • Sonia Gandhi stable, under observation in Delhi hospital
Sonia Gandhi stable, under observation in Delhi hospital

An alert has been issued to Banaras Hindu University's trauma centre, if in case her condition turns unsuitable to allow her to board the Delhi flight. Sources told ANI that Prime Minister Modi also spoke to Sheila Dikshit, and enquired about Gandhi's health. The Congress president, who had to leave the party's roadshow in Varanasi midway, said t...

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