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    • 19 SEP 18
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    Michigan resident infected with rare, deadly mosquito-borne virus

    A Michigan resident has been infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a dangerous mosquito-borne virus that can quickly turn fatal, state health officials announced. EEE is one of the more dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) report, with a 33 percent fatality rate. Many survivors

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    • 18 SEP 18
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    Football Hall of Famers threaten boycott over health coverage

    A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker, 21

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    • 18 SEP 18
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    South Africa legalizes private marijuana use for adults

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa’s top court says adults can use marijuana in private. The Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a provincial court’s ruling in a case involving Gareth Prince, who advocates the decriminalization of the drug.  Prince says cannabis should be regulated in the same way as alcohol and tobacco. Government authorities have

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    • 17 SEP 18
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    Coca-Cola looking at cannabis drinks business

    As beverage makers including Molson Coors step into the marijuana market, Coca-Cola is thinking about joining the pot party. Unlike recent moves by Molson and other beer makers, however, Coca-Cola says it is not looking to add a buzz to its beverages. Rather, the American beverage giant may target consumers seeking to ease inflammation and

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    • 17 SEP 18
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    New study raises questions about daily aspirin therapy

    New research raises questions about aspirin therapy, where people take daily, low doses of the drug. Three reports in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among healthy senior citizens, the death rate for those taking daily aspirin was higher than for those who did not. The study also found an increased risk of

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    • 15 SEP 18
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    Test tube baby Louise Brown and the birth of IVF

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    • 14 SEP 18
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    Man becomes world’s oldest face transplant recipient

    A 64-year-old man in Canada who was left disfigured after a hunting accident has become the oldest person in the world to receive a face transplant, his doctors report. Four months after the surgery, performed at Hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont in Montreal, the man has regained the ability to breathe properly and has begun to chew, smell,

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    • 13 SEP 18
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    Cancer deaths expected to increase this year

    GENEVA — The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and 9.6 million deaths. The numbers published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer were slightly higher than those in the last world-wide update in

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    • 12 SEP 18
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    FDA warns teen vaping at "epidemic" levels

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    • 12 SEP 18
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    Doctors remove pumpkin-size fibroid from woman’s uterus

    Doctors in Singapore successfully removed a so-called giant uterine fibroid weighing about 61 lbs. (28 kilograms) from a 53-year-old woman’s abdomen, according to a new report of the case.   Medically speaking, a fibroid earns the descriptor “giant” when it weighs in at 25 lbs. (11 kg). In the woman’s case, however, the mass tipped

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    • 12 SEP 18
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    Doctors remove pumpkin-size fibroid from woman’s uterus

    Doctors in Singapore successfully removed a so-called giant uterine fibroid weighing about 61 lbs. (28 kilograms) from a 53-year-old woman’s abdomen, according to a new report of the case.   Medically speaking, a fibroid earns the descriptor “giant” when it weighs in at 25 lbs. (11 kg). In the woman’s case, however, the mass tipped

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    • 11 SEP 18
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    At least 15 men near Ground Zero after 9/11 have breast cancer

    As the nation remembers the lives lost during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, some are working to bring awareness to first responders and others still suffering from 9/11-related illnesses. “We’re only now beginning to understand and witness the long-term effects of that work and the full extent of the sacrifices of all of

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    • 10 SEP 18
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    1 in 5 college students so stressed they consider suicide

    College can be so stressful that many students think about killing themselves, and some even try, a new study suggests. Among more than 67,000 students surveyed, over 20 percent said they experienced stressful events in the last year that were strongly associated with mental health problems, including harming themselves and suicidal thoughts or attempts, researchers

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    • 10 SEP 18
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    Star-studded Stand Up To Cancer telethon raises record $123M

    LOS ANGELES — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet. The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received more than $123 million in pledges from the U.S. and Canada. Matt Damon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jon Hamm and Winona Ryder were among the stars participating in Friday’s telecast. Musical

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