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States warn residents of rare mosquito borne diseases that have killed 5

Health authorities have warned residents to protect themselves from bites from mosquitoes that can transmit a rare virus that killed at least five people in three states this year. An increase in the disease, called Eastern Equine Encephalitis, has prompted authorities in Michigan, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina and New Jersey to issue the warnings: Remove standing water. Use …

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RACCOON RAMPAGE: Animal Attacks Maywood Residents

A raccoon that attacked several Maywood pedestrians was caught Thursday, local police say. The animal grazed an 82-year-old man sitting on a lawn on his arm, finger and leg around 1:30 p.m. ABC7 reports. Children and adults in their garden were chased by the crazy animal, before jumping on the back of a 72-year-old man doing gardening. He was left …

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For the first time, walking patterns identify specific types of dementia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Walking can be an important clinical tool to help doctors identify the specific type of dementia a patient has, pioneering research has revealed. For the first time, researchers at Newcastle University have shown that people with Alzheimer's disease or Lewy's body's dementia have unique patterns of behavior that signal subtle differences between the two conditions. The …

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UW students rush to stop vaping after the rash of illnesses

Vape from an e-cig. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Staff at the University of Washington Medicine see a rush of students trying to get help with stopping vaping. Conditions that are good for the Portland man almost killed by vaping-related illness This comes as more vaping-related illnesses have been reported across the country. For health officials at UW, there is …

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Carolyn Hax: Put the little red place with her forgiveness

By CAROLYN HAX Dear Carolyn: I recently walked through the park on a hot summer night, and I came to the delayed realization that I was judging other people in my own head. wouldn't really either. It is not good for the soul. Now what? – Your Honor Now, give your soul a checklist. – Forgive the judge everything you …

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Authorities order Penn Dutch in Margate to close …

MARGATE, Fla. – State authorities ordered Penn Dutch Meat & Seafood Market to close the Margate site immediately on Thursday afternoon, after accusing the market's administrators of putting public life in danger of bacterial contamination. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Commissioner Nicole Fried issued the final order that charged the market at 3201 N. State Road 7 …

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1st Butler County vaping hospitalization

BUTLER COUNTY – Someone in Butler County has been hospitalized for medical problems from vaping, according to just released information from state health officials. Officials at the Ohio Department of Health listed 17 cases statewide of individuals whose gunfire has led them to hospitalization. Of those 17, a person, identified only as between 16 and 59, is listed for Butler …

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Cure for colds "possible" after study finds important protein, California researchers say

Researchers at UCSF recently discovered a protein needed for the viruses that cause colds to spread in the body. Researchers at UCSF recently discovered a protein needed for the viruses that cause colds to spread inside your body. Researchers at UCSF recently discovered a protein needed for the viruses that cause the cold to spread inside your body. Researchers at …

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U.K Study Shows Antidepressant Improves Anxiety More Than Depression

Since the antidepressant sertraline (brand name Zoloft) was first approved in 1992, it has been a mainstay for doctors and psychiatrists prescribing medication for depression. A new study, however, suggests Zoloft may necessarily work for depression, but it still makes a positive impact for many people. Researchers at University College London Psychiatry in the U.K. conducted what they say is …

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