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Joey Chestnut consumed more than 20,000 calories to win hot dog contest

The 2018 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is nearly here and that means thousands will gather at Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurant in Coney Island to witness one of the most popular competitive eating competitions in the world on Independence ...

Coli outbreak is over as new evidence points to tainted water

Although the government did not issue a recall, health officials were advising people to avoid eating romaine lettuce. Dirty canal water appears to be the source of a national E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. Ninety-six people required ...

West Nile found in Oakland County mosquito pools

Last summer, mosquitoes in Owensboro tested positive, too, but according to the Centers for Disease Control website , the only West Nile virus cases in western Kentucky in 2017 were reported in Hopkins County, where three cases were diagnosed.

Jeff Sessions announces largest healthcare fraud takedown in United States history

Wilkison said . One set of charges in Florida details what prosecutors described as $106 million in fraudulent claims for substance abuse treatment in a scheme that involved "widespread fraudulent urine testing". Crosby is accused of paying an all...

Why you should never go down a slide with your child

Clare chose to take the kids down the slide on her lap. The mother of three has posted a photo of the alarming moment on Facebook to alert parents to the potential danger of riding with a child down a slide . Parents and carers should therefor...

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

The service is available in 49 states, with its main pharmacy located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It expects to complete the deal in the second half of the year. Amazon declined to answer questions about how PillPack would be incorporated into ...

Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The association also noted that the United States federal government now does not require airlines to educate cabin crews about onboard radiation exposure, or to offer additional protections from radiation-...

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Get the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. But no link was identified between job tenure and thyroid cancer or melanoma - the deadliest skin cancer - in women. But there are no limitations or regulations in t...

FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug

The active ingredient in Epidiolex , an epilepsy medication, is cannabidiol (CBD ), one of the two main chemical compounds found in marijuana. But it's not quite medical marijuana . The FDA has previously sent warning letters to companies that hy...

FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana

Now that Epidiolex is approved by the FDA , cannabidiol will probably be reclassified by the Drug Enforcement Administration within 90 days. The component in this newly approved drug is CBD (cannabidiol), which is part of the sativa marijuana pl...

Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks ars_ab.settitle(1335881)

The lump would cause a little itching and burning in the spot it nestled, but she had no other symptoms. "A physical examination showed a superficial moving oblong nodule at the upper eyelid", doctors who treated the woman, wrote in the journal...

Yoga acts as a bridge between India and China: Bambawale

The prime minister also took to social media to share the intricacies of various yoga asanas . India celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Thursday, officials said. UNESCO added yoga to its list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016 in rec...

Cigarette smoking reaches new low in the US

Michael Cummings, a tobacco researcher at Medical University of SC, according to the Associated Press. Today's results show the lowest level of smokers in the US ever, down from the previous record past year and 19.7 in 2007. A previous CDC report ...

Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

Yoga can also be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life. Well, the celebrations were not restrained to India only, Eastern naval command staff performed Yoga o board INS Jyothi in the Bay of Bengal ...

Deported parents could face barriers when reuniting with their children

While the US President was vague in his pledge to "sign something ", various US media reported an executive order had been drafted by Justice and Homeland Security to temporarily stop the controversial practice. we're going to keep families ...

USA doctor fired after video of her allegedly berating patient goes viral

When Bardwell tried to explain why he didn't have his Klonopin, Keegstra told him he was fine. "Please be assured that this recent interaction is not reflective of the care and services our over 3,000 dedicated caregivers provide every single day".

The plant which can cause severe burns and blindness

Giant hogweed is a long-lived perennial plant that produces a clear, watery sap, which when it comes into contact with human skin can cause blisters and serious skin inflammation. Virginia is now one of the few states in the USA where the plant has ...

World Health Organization drops transgender from its mental disorders list

On Monday , June 18th, the World Health Organization officially added " Gaming Disorder" to their 11th " Classification of Diseases " listing, and ignited a vast debate among community members in regards to its severity. The ICD-6 from 1948 listed...

Theresa May Promises £20 Billion Annual Boost To NHS

A so-called " Brexit Dividend" will see extra cash flow to the NHS from the more than £9 billion a year the United Kingdom now sends to the European Union, according to Mrs May. Setting out the plans, Mrs May said: "We can not continue to put a st...

Gaming is now officially an addiction

It defined gaming disorder as a pattern of persistent gaming behaviour where an individual has impaired control over the onset, frequency or duration of play. Having the condition officially described by the World Health Organization will help fa...

Illinois salmonella case among 30-plus linked to Honey Smacks cereal

If you have any of the cereal, even if some has been eaten without illness, throw the rest of it away and return it for a refund. The company advised customers they should make contact for a full refund. There has been one case in Utah so far, accord...

West Nile virus confirmed in LA County

Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. In many cases in North America, West Nile virus is contracted during mosquito season which often runs fr...

UK To Relax Immigration Rules For Foreign Doctors And Nurses

That is why I have reviewed our skilled worker visa route. "The PM will, in due course, be setting out our long-term plan for the National Health Service". The move is expected to be announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Friday as part of a dr...

Religious people often out live says study

Religious people may live on average four years longer compared to their atheist peers, a study of obituaries in the U.S. has found. A broader sample of 1,096 obituaries from 42 major USA cities found religious people lived an average of 5.64 yea...

Relay for Life Volunteers Sponsoring Different Events

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. "We've got 17 teams registered and we've got at least 15 set up here tonight. Everybody's family has someone who has had cancer. According to the event's web page, more tha...

How to make mental health more than just a trending hashtag

Men die by suicide at more than three times the rate of women and men are not as good as women at seeking help. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this". On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the rising rate of suicides ...

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

Results were presented at the American Society for Nutrition's annual meeting in Boston. More than 20 percent of Americans get food from work at least once a week and much of it, by any stretch of gooey oozy pizza cheese, is not healthy for us,...

Sweet young years: toddlers are getting too much added sugars, CDC reports

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In order to evaluate added sugar consumption, the researchers included any calorie-containing sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup but excluded naturally occurring sugars such as fruits. The study f...

Red Cross launches Missing Types campaign

The campaign is calling for new blood donors and those who haven't given in a while to help fill the gaps and ensure lifesaving blood remains available for patients. The SANBS hopes this irreverent disappearing act will similarly weave a special kind...

5-year-old OR girl was paralyzed by a tick bite

A MS mother panicked when her 5-year-old daughter woke up unable to walk, and could barely speak. After tons of blood work and a CT of the head UMMC has ruled it as tick paralysis! "PLEASE for the love of god check your kids for ticks!" she wr...

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NJ Surfer Dies From Rare, "Brain-Eating Amoeba"

A New Jersey man died after contracting a "brain-eating" amoeba called Naegleria fowleri , according to news reports. "The CDC collected water samples and are now investigati...

Limiting Children's Screen Time Improves Their Memory, Attention and Language Skills

Researchers from several Canadian institutions explored data on the daily activity of 4,524 U.S. children aged between eight and 11, and published their findings in article entitl...

Water park closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating' bacteria

He died five days later and tested positive for Naegleria fowleri the day before his death, his family said. BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort is closed while the Centers for Dis...

Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine

He realised the potential of releasing the brake and unleashing our immune cells to attack tumours. Called PD-1, this protein, he found, functions as a T-cell brake but via a diffe...

Tense exchange between Klobuchar, Kavanaugh over drinking questions

He later apologized to Klobuchar. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Thursday appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee featured a display of emotions, with the judge alternati...

Health officials to long-term care workers: Get vaccinated against flu

Most children who die of the flu , they point out, have no underlying medical conditions. But most concerning to officials was the drop in coverage among the youngest children ...

Sen. Jeff Flake Emerges as Key Vote in Kavanaugh Nomination

While careful not to directly attack Blasey, Kavanaugh practically shouted at the senators, calling the confirmation process a "circus" and "national disgrace" and blaming the ques...

Trump shaken by Ford, but backs Kavanaugh after hearing

The hearing will be the first time the world sees and hears from Ms Ford beyond the grainy photo that has appeared in the media in the 10 days since she came forward with her clai...

Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation

Vikings security chief Kim Klawiter told police that Griffen wasn't "acting normal lately" and that "it's nearly like he's having a nervous breakdown". Griffen later left his a...

Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

Experts worry people are being put off seeing a doctor because they're so anxious about how their life will change. Hilary Evans, the chief executive, said: "In the same way med...

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Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

In addition to the flu vaccine, other everyday preventive measures include washing your hands, covering your cough and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and objects. Th...

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s

The clinical trial did not include people who take aspirin for medical reasons as advised by their doctor, including those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke . EVA...

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Holden said that deputies tried to get the victims out but couldn't. "Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the d...

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

The study examined more than 19,000 people in the United States and Australia, most of whom were aged older than 70. A new study confirms aspirin does not help prevent a fi...

Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

The research can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. The study found...

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

The participants took a daily low-dose of aspirin every day for almost five years, with researchers monitoring their health and any occurrences of disease, disability or death. At...

What iPhone XS’ eSIM inclusion means for India

What iPhone XS’ eSIM inclusion means for India

Apple aficionados in the Middle East will not have long to wait before they get their hands on what the company are calling the "most handsome and advanced" iPhones. Apple also sh...

Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

Since 2017, FDA officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off cigarettes . "These alternative nicotine delivery devices can be important ...

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity

Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease , type-2 diabetes and some cancers . But the data show that progress towards the global targe...