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Controversy flares over USA challenge to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution

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In response to the Times " story, Health and Human Services spokesperson Caitlin Oakley said "recent reporting attempts to portray the USA position at the recent World Health Assembly as "anti-breastfeeding' are patently false". Mothers breastfeeding their children. Health advocates scrambled to find another sponsor for the resolution, but at least a dozen countries, majority poor nations in Africa and Latin America, backed off, citing fears of retaliation, according to officials ... Read More »

A quick look at the "final four" Supreme Court candidates

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Circuit Court of Appeals and Thomas Hardiman of the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The President is also said to be intrigued by Amy Coney Barrett , 46, whom he nominated to the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals, was a Notre Dame law professor and clerked for the late Antonin Scalia - the gold standard for conservatives in a Supreme Court nominee. Read More »

Walmart pre-cut melons linked to multi-state Salmonella outbreak

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Post Road. Packages of fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit have been recalled in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now trying to find the supplier to affected stores. Symptoms include diarrhea and abdominal cramps and usually appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection. Read More »

New Research Could Help Breast Cancer Sufferers Avoid Chemotherapy

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According to a new U.S. study, after the tumor has been removed from the breast, chemotherapy would only be needed in 20% of cases for patients suffering of breast cancer . All had received a mid-range Oncotype DX score. "But the results came out either low risk, high risk or intermediate risk", Abraham added. Then, researchers studied the outcomes, including whether or not cancer recurred, and overall survival. Read More »

"No Tobacco Day" focuses on cardiovascular health

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Since 2016, the Tobacco Consequences Prevention Fund under the Ministry of Health has assisted the operation of free hotlines supporting cigarette addicts at Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi and Gia Dinh People's Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, while helping eight other health facilities run consultations for people who want to quit smoking . Read More »

Nipah virus claims one more life in Kerala

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In Karnataka , health officials have been put on alert. Symptoms of the virus were seen in a 20-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man in Mangalore after they travelled to neighbouring Kerala and came into contact with infected patients, Rajesh BV, a health official in Karnataka told the channel. Read More »

FDA warns against using teething remedies for babies

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The FDA said parents and caregivers should stop using the products and companies should stop selling them. It is also asking for new warnings on benzocaine products for adults. However, the babies experiencing these problems should get medical attention immediately. Out of 119 cases reviewed in detail, mostly involving adults (with the benzocaine-containing product most commonly used during transesophageal echocardiography), 36 reported methemoglobinemia levels of 30% to 55% - a normal ... Read More »

US President Trump Cannot Legally Block Followers On Twitter, Rules US Judge

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A United States judge in NY on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views. " Trump's personal Twitter account has become a public forum and this court concluded that he can not block those who disagree with him and only allow those who agree with him". Read More »

In Congo outbreak, Ebola vaccine faces reality tests

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The city of about one million people is a transport hub on the Congo River, prompting fears that the virus could now spread further, threatening the capital Kinshasa and surrounding countries. The risk to countries in the region was now "high", raised from "moderate", but the global risk remained "low", the World Health Organization said. Read More »

Tennessee joins states suing OxyContin maker

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Stenehjem says depending on how the settlement progresses goes, the state could amend its complaint to add other manufactures or bring separate suits. Anesthesiologist Dr. Carlos "Nick" Lee explained to legislators how more doctors are trying to strike a balance when managing a patient's pain, but it's often hard. Read More »

Trump admits to reimbursing lawyer who paid off porn star

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The US president's filing states he repaid Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer, for an expense between $100,001 and $250,000. Cohen made a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford , shortly before the November 8, 2016, presidential election in exchange for her staying silent about an alleged affair she had with Trump. Read More »

15:33Mobile Lab in DRC's Bikoro to Tackle New Ebola Outbreak

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Children's Fund (UNICEF). After that, vaccination of health care workers and people who have been in contact with cases will begin. Of the 39 cases of Ebola reported since April 5, two have been confirmed using laboratory tests. dollars from the Central Emergency Response Funds, and the Welcome Trust has provided 2 million pounds sterling for critical research needs. Last week, Peter Salama, deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response at the World Health Organization, ... Read More »

TALAT: Surf lights up blue in San Diego

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A red tide is sparking a light show on some California beaches. The Birch Aquarium at Scripps now has a display called, " Infinity Cube " that explains the phenomenon. Bioluminescence expert Michael Latz , a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, explained the red tide phenomenon. While it is unknown is how long the red tide will last - the one in 2013 lasted one week - it is predicted that this particular red tide could last between a week to a few monrhs. Read More »

Ebola outbreak kills 17 in Congo: health ministry

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Learn how to make money online. Last year's Ebola outbreak in DRC was recorded about a year after graduating in West Africa the most deadly epidemic of the disease. Doctors Without Borders is one of the organizations who will assist the WHO, and the response will be modelled after the methods used in a 2017 Ebola outbreak that occurred in another DRC province. Read More »

CervicalCheck boss steps down amid smear test blunder

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Not only were they looking for proof of any personal injury or hurt - but they were also calling on her to prove that this was materially and specifically related to the delay in providing her with her false negative smear test result. 'I have sent in a senior team to CervicalCheck, they have pulled the files of all 206 women, these are women that would have been in 15 different hospitals around the country, a lot of different clinicians'. Read More »

FDA Cracks Down On Juul E-Cigarettes Popular In Schools

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In response to reports of adolescents using its products, Juul has invested in education and prevention efforts such as "secret shoppers" who test to make sure retailers are not selling to minors, Juul Labs' chief administration officer Ashley Gould told CNBC in December. Read More »

Israel Threaten to Destroy S-300 Russian Missile System in Syria

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If Israel attacks them, they said, it will suffer "catastrophic consequences". They repeatedly blamed the rebels and opposition activists for possessing and deploying chemical weapons . Israel has not taken sides in the Syrian civil war, but its air force has carried out dozens of airstrikes during the fighting, a lot of them believed to have been aimed at suspected arms shipments to Hezbollah. Read More »

Puerto Rico hit by islandwide blackout again after hurricane

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Workers had been removing a fallen tower when the machine got too close to an energized line and an electrical ground fault caused the outage, according to Mammoth Energy, Cobra's parent company. A general view shows buildings after Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's power company, said Wednesday that a major power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to nearly all customers, in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 18, 2018. Read More »

Visit of Prime Minister of India to Sweden (16-17 April 2018)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a short walk with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Lofven from Sager House to Rosenbad, in Stockholm . "PM urged Icelandic companies to look at India as an investment destination in blue economy and geothermal energy and strengthen cooperation in education, tourism and culture", Kumar said. Read More »