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Healthy Diet Promotes Weight Loss Rather the Genetics

Healthy Diet Promotes Weight Loss Rather the Genetics

If you think of something as a "diet", you'll eventually fall off the wagon. "We've all heard stories of a friend who went on one diet - it worked great - and then another friend tried the same diet...

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Here's Another Reason Health Officials Want You to Avoid Kratom: Salmonella

Here's Another Reason Health Officials Want You to Avoid Kratom: Salmonella

Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa , is a plant in the coffee family that's native to Southeast Asia. It's still unclear what is at the root of the outbreak, since only eight out of 11 people interview...

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MLB Imposes Limits On Mound Visits

MLB Imposes Limits On Mound Visits

Rules instituted last season to govern when players can and cannot leave the batter's box between pitches remain in effect. The MLBPA would not agree to implement the pitch clock. Michael Kay will be ...

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Flu shot could cut risk of heart attacks

Flu shot could cut risk of heart attacks

By comparison, Westmoreland has had 2,361 cases; Washington, 1,775 cases, and Butler, 977 cases. Lexington's deadly flu season has already eclipsed last season's totals, and health officials are rep...

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Alphabet's Verily analyzing retinas w/ machine learning to predict heart disease

Alphabet's Verily analyzing retinas w/ machine learning to predict heart disease

In the gray retinal image used by the deep-learning algorithm , blood pressure is highlighted in shades of green. The algoritm was also able to infer a person's ethnicity, which is also a factor in...

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Flu still running rampant through most ME counties

Flu still running rampant through most ME counties

The CDC said that the overall effectiveness of this year's vaccine is 36 percent. This season started early and has been driven by a formidable type of flu that tends to put more people in the ...

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Flu vaccinations still available; health department urges residents to get vaccinated

Flu vaccinations still available; health department urges residents to get vaccinated

Though this percentage is low, it compares favorably to a recent midseason study from Canada that estimated 17 percent effectiveness against the H3N2 strain for that country's flu vaccine. In additi...

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White House goes all out to stop bipartisan immigration deal

White House goes all out to stop bipartisan immigration deal

A new bipartisan plan would give 1.8 million young immigrants, known as dreamers, a path to citizenship and provide $25 billion for border security. The administration official said the White Hous...

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FDA Permits First Blood Test Detecting Concussion

FDA Permits First Blood Test Detecting Concussion

A blow to the head can cause the proteins to leak into the bloodstream. The test takes three to four hours, and doctors could use it to determine which patients need a CT scan to confirm the damage an...

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Eat Slow, Stay Thin? Eating Speed May Impact Weight Loss, Study Shows

Eat Slow, Stay Thin? Eating Speed May Impact Weight Loss, Study Shows

In accordance with the Japanese Society for the Study of Obesity , a BMI of 25 was considered as obese for the research study conducted for the Japanese populations. Around half of the total sample...

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Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Aide

Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Aide

In a bid to quash media speculation about Kelly's possible resignation, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said Kelly had not been terminated, and is still chief of staff , CBS News report...

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Genome analysis creates clear picture of prehistoric 'Cheddar Man'

Genome analysis creates clear picture of prehistoric 'Cheddar Man'

The latest findings suggest pale skin may have emerged later, possibly when the advent of farming meant people were obtaining less vitamin D though dietary sources like oily fish. Scientists believe t...

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Gerber announces Lucas Warren to be 'spokesbaby' with Down syndrome

Gerber announces Lucas Warren to be 'spokesbaby' with Down syndrome

One-year-old Lucas Warren was chosen out of over 140,000 photo entries, and CEO and President Bill Partyka said it was his smile and happy disposition that made him their victor. Lucas, who spor...

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4 more die in the Tri-Cities' worst flu season in years

4 more die in the Tri-Cities' worst flu season in years

This year the flu is particularly serious, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing on January 26 that the flu activity has not yet peaked for the season. Smith agreed, a...

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Disney Working on More Than One Star Wars Series For Streaming Service

Disney Working on More Than One Star Wars Series For Streaming Service

Profit at the company's once-mighty TV business remains in retreat, and the film studio's big comeback awaits a bigger slate of films, including " Black Panther " this month. " Cars 3 " was a clunker,...

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The Cloverfield Paradox Reviews Roundup: What Are Critics Saying?

The Cloverfield Paradox Reviews Roundup: What Are Critics Saying?

Sadly, when they do resurface at the film's conclusion, it's bittersweet. Like I mentioned before, the movie races along in the beginning, then suddenly we're stuck in neutral at the top of a hill...

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North Texas Televangelist Gloria Copeland Claims Flu Season Doesn't Exist Amid Outbreak

North Texas Televangelist Gloria Copeland Claims Flu Season Doesn't Exist Amid Outbreak

Her remarks come as physicians insist people get their flu shots, as 85 percent of the children who have died were probably not vaccinated, CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald told Reuters last month. "N...

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Ronald Koeman confirmed as new Dutch manager on long-term deal

Ronald Koeman confirmed as new Dutch manager on long-term deal

He will be expected to help the Dutch qualify for Euro 2020 and the World Cup in Qatar two years thereafter, reviving the team's fortunes in the process. "That's why I've taken the job". "We need ...

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CDC focuses on preventing flu after Brenda Fitzgerald resignation

CDC focuses on preventing flu after Brenda Fitzgerald resignation

Seventeen patients now remain hospitalized. The hope is to provide some additional protection and possibly reduce the spread of the virus and the length of the flu season . "If you do end up gettin...

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A New Study On Cell Phone Radiation Raises More Questions

A New Study On Cell Phone Radiation Raises More Questions

The levels ranged from a low of 1.5 watts per kilogram to a high of 10/Kg, and exposures were limited to the 2G and 3G frequencies, which are still widely used for voice calls and texting. "The intrig...

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Heart group warns of cardiovascular risks after treatment for breast cancer

Heart group warns of cardiovascular risks after treatment for breast cancer

Left ventricular systolic dysfunction, arrhythmias and QT interval prolongation are the most common cardiovascular side effects of breast cancer therapies. Dr Mehta said other cancer drugs can cause...

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Are England destined for third straight Six Nations title?

He collected 24 points, becoming the third Welshman after Neil Jenkins and Stephen Jones to pass 700 in tests. After a manic opening quarter, the game settled into a rhythm but Scotland looked s...

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Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day?

Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day?

Punxsutawney Phil with one of his handlers on Friday. If you believe the four-legged forecaster, it looks like winter will be sticking around for another six weeks because Phil saw his shadow . Gr...

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Budget 2018: Mumbai gets Rs 51000 crore for its lifeline

Budget 2018: Mumbai gets Rs 51000 crore for its lifeline

The letters to the finance and the railway ministers by Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen's Federation, states the workers were "aggrieved" because "none of the budget annou...

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Study tests plasma biomarkers for Alzheimer's

Study tests plasma biomarkers for Alzheimer's

Other teams have developed similar tests to detect Alzheimer's, with one 2017 study proving to have 86% sensitivity and specificity. The current methods for detecting amyloids-positron emission to...

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