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World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak started in December 2013 in southern Guinea before spreading to neighbouring west African countries Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 11,300 people out of almost 29,000 registered cases. On Wednesday, the authorities of the DRC have received 5,400 doses of vaccine against Ebola whose effectiveness was established during the last epidemic in West Africa. Read More

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Dead, 39 Sick in New Outbreak: Death Rate at 50 Percent

Dead, 39 Sick in New Outbreak: Death Rate at 50 Percent

As STAT News' Helen Branswell notes, the World Health Organization plans to employ a "ring vaccination" process, administering the vaccine to anyone who may have had contact with the infected individuals. It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up. Tedros met with the president of the DRC, Joseph Kabila, and the minister of health, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, to review the steps taken so far. Read More

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Cancer controversy: director of CervicalCheck stands down

Cancer controversy: director of CervicalCheck stands down

The HSE said it wished to acknowledge Professor Flannelly and to formally thank her for "the enormous dedication, contribution and expert knowledge" that she brought to the CervicalCheck Programme over the past 12 years. During the week, the Fine Gael TD announced that he is now organising for repeat smear tests to be arranged free of charge following the recent news that several cases of cervical cancer have gone misdiagnosed. Read More

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Average gas prices hold steady

Average gas prices hold steady

Domestic crude production also hit a record high 10.5 million barrels a day last week, which contributed to the US shipping more oil to other countries. The average American household is expected to pay about $200 more on gas in 2018 than in 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected . Read More

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Humboldt Bronco player's organ donation inspires others to become donors

Humboldt Bronco player's organ donation inspires others to become donors

There now are more than 120,000 men, women and children waiting for organ transplants in the United States, and every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list, according to the organization's website. "The only way to save these people is for people like you and me and our family members to donate organs", said Dr. James Eason, "... and that can be either after death with your family's consent or it can be while your still alive with a living kidney or a living liver donation". Read More

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3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot

3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot

Although an official cause of death has not yet been determined, an autopsy detected the presence of brodifacoum, a deadly anticoagulant used in rat poison, which has recently been found in several cases of synthetic marijuana use in IL. Although the majority of the cases were in IL, including the three deaths, several cases were found in Indiana, Maryland, Missouri and Wisconsin, according to a CDC alert to clinicians released April 5. Read More

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Defending champions win fourth straight title in Hong Kong

Defending champions win fourth straight title in Hong Kong

With Fiji and the US topping their groups, the way is open for them to meet in the Cup final Sunday night at the Hong Kong Stadium. "Hong Kong is always special for us", captain Jerry Tuwai said. South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating New Zealand 29-7 while Argentina beat United States of America 14-12 to secure fifth. South Africa finished third after beating New Zealand 29-7 but their lead in the world series standings was cut to three over Fiji. Read More

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DHSK celebrates World Health Day

DHSK celebrates World Health Day

The theme for this year's celebration is " Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere ". World Health Day will shine a spotlight on the need for UHC - and the advantages it can bring. Universal health coverage means everyone has access to vital health services and covers the full spectrum of essential services - disease prevention, good health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation. Read More

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CDC: Second wave of flu virus happening now

CDC: Second wave of flu virus happening now

Since October, 26,694 people have been hospitalized with flu-related symptoms, with almost 78 percent of those hospitalizations related to the influenza A virus, according to the CDC. Still, for the week, 4,759 specimens tested positive for flu, bringing the season's total to 246,766 positive specimens. First, it was Influenza A. Read More

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FDA seeks to lower nicotine in cigarettes

FDA seeks to lower nicotine in cigarettes

Congress gave the FDA the power to regulate - but not ban - tobacco in 2009. 'However, I do welcome and support this new consensus statement as a balanced and measured summary of what is known and can be said about where e-cigarettes appear to be positioned in terms of relative health risks to smokers, when compared with conventional smoking . Read More

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24 arrests made at Richard Spencer's visit to MSU

24 arrests made at Richard Spencer's visit to MSU

A spokeswoman for the Michigan State Police said the department was assisting with crowd control but declined to say how many people had been detained or arrested. Katie Kuhn of Lansing led some anti-Spencer chants. "Nazis, and the need to protest against their ideals", Herron said. Herron said if she ever had the chance to meet Spencer face-to-face, she'd remind him of a time in January 2017 when he was struck in the face by a protester during a television interview. Read More

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Overdoses from Opioids jumped by about 30 percent, CDC says

Overdoses from Opioids jumped by about 30 percent, CDC says

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 America's opioid epidemic is escalating at breakneck speed, with tens of thousands of overdose victims spilling into the nation's emergency rooms seeking lifesaving treatment, a new government report shows. "I meet with those on the frontlines of this opioid crisis in OH regularly", said a statement from Portman. "We're actually trying to assess them for a chronic addiction , and then making any interventions that might help with the right person if they're willing ... Read More

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Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals

Beggs heads into the State Tournament undefeated at 32-0 this season. It is likely that those booing were annoyed that Beggs had competed in the girls' category. "Beggs and his family have repeatedly said he [she] wants to compete against boys". Beggs successfully won the state championship for the second straight year on Saturday, but when he was declared the victor, he was met with a hail of boos from numerous spectators in attendance. Read More

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Dropbox files to go public 10 years after launch

Dropbox files to go public 10 years after launch

Photo Drew Houston, chief executive of Dropbox, which was most recently valued at about $10 billion by private-market investors. The company plans to list on Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol DBX. Because Dropbox plays in different markets like cloud storage and workplace software , it faces tough competition from some of the biggest companies like Amazon , Apple , Google , and Microsoft . Read More

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Herbal drug kratom blamed for 20-state salmonella outbreak

Herbal drug kratom blamed for 20-state salmonella outbreak

The plant, which is native to Southeast Asia, is a legal commodity and can be purchased online. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially unsafe chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Read More

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Earth Tremor Felt Across North Wales

Earth Tremor Felt Across North Wales

The British Geological Survey said the tremor had a 4. 4 magnitude , with a depth of 7.4km, and the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea. However, no reports of serious damage or injury has been recorded. "An natural disaster of this size, of magnitude five or thereabouts, will occur roughly every 10 to 20 years in the UK", Brian Baptie of the BG said at the time . Read More

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