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  • Sugar industry had hidden connections to heart disease in the 1960s

    Sugar industry had hidden connections to heart disease in the 1960s

    These findings by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) provide one more reason why scientific journals should disclose all potential conflicts of interest. That's also true. What the Times doesn't say, however, is how much the food industry continues to influence federal food policy and advice even independent of any shady research.

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  • Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment

    Addressing her pneumonia diagnosis , Clinton said she thought it was just a cough or seasonal allergies, until her doctor diagnosed her on Friday. "If Hillary Clinton will not retract her comments in full, I don't see how she can credibly campaign any further", Trump told supporters in Baltimore.

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  • Clinton to Trump: My military endorsements are bigger than yours

    Clinton to Trump: My military endorsements are bigger than yours

    By virtue of a coin flip, Clinton took the stage first and quickly found herself responding at length to questions about her years in government. Clinton, after a few days of campaign trail rest, coughed her way through portions of her speech as she suffered one of her worst coughing bouts of the race.

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  • Vitamin D 'significantly reduces severe asthma attacks'

    Vitamin D 'significantly reduces severe asthma attacks'

    Martineau explains that the dosages given to participants (which were much higher than the recommended 25-50 micrograms per day) may not help every individual. Most of the patients had mild to moderate asthma, meaning they had symptoms at least two days a week, but their daily routine was not seriously affected.

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  • McCone County resident dies of West Nile virus

    Symptoms typically occur from two to 14 days after the bite from an infected mosquito. Most, about 4 out of 5, people infected will experience no symptoms and become immune to the WNV infection. When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that includes DEET , picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 according to label instructions.

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  • Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

    Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 , affecting more than 600 million adults in 2014. "Body Fatness and Cancer - Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group". Researchers have associated excess weight with a further eight cancers . However, the research also indicated that there was limited evidence that people of a normal weight had a lower chance of dying from prostate cancer, breast cancer in men, as well as a type of lymphoma.

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  • Hillary Clinton offers plan to prevent

    Hillary Clinton offers plan to prevent "excessive" drug price hikes

    Now, the two-pack averages more than $600, with some paying above $900! "They are the difference between life and death". Two key USA congressional committee members on Friday called for an investigation into whether Mylan NV, under fire for raising the price of its EpiPen device, overcharged the government's low-income healthcare program for the allergy treatment.

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  • Convicted Felon Jared Fogle Blames Victim's Parents For Child's Distress

    Convicted Felon Jared Fogle Blames Victim's Parents For Child's Distress

    In court documents obtained by The Daily Mail , Fogle alleges that the girl's parents are to blame for a cycle of despair, self-harm and drug abuse which she says was the result of his abuse. Fogle is seeking to add Jane Doe's parents to the lawsuit because they are only suing Fogle on behalf of their daughter and are not plaintiffs on the case.

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  • Obesity rates continue dropping in MN

    Obesity rates continue dropping in MN

    The 2016 State of Obesity Report is funded by Trust for America's Health , a nonprofit, non-partisan organization advocating for community health and disease prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , a philanthropy organization focused on health.

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  • FDA Requires All US Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika Virus

    FDA Requires All US Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika Virus

    The FDA issues emergency authorization during public health emergencies as a means of quickly deploying unapproved medical products. Staff at The Blood Connection, which operates in the Upstate, western North Carolina and Georgia, said they have been screening donors since the beginning of the month as a proactive approach to combating the potential for Zika-contaminated donations.

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  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe sued: Hepatitis A in Egyptian berries

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe sued: Hepatitis A in Egyptian berries

    Before this week, the cafe's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Rotondo, issued a video message to clients saying that health authorities notified him of the connection to Hepatitis A on August 5. The continued spike in confirmed cases of the liver disease comes as no surprise to the health department, considering that it takes as many as 50 days for hepatitis A symptoms to emerge.

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  • 3 suspected of theft, looting during Blue Cut wildfire

    3 suspected of theft, looting during Blue Cut wildfire

    Overnight progress has been made on the 37,020-acre Blue Cut Fire, which was at 68 percent containment Saturday morning, according to officials from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. More than 15,000 fire personnel are on-scene since the fire flared up on Tuesday. But they have room to grow should the fire threaten more communities.

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  • US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. President Obama has requested $1.9 billion in Zika funding, but Congress has yet to approve anything near that amount. The CDC recommends pregnant women avoid traveling to Zika-affected areas, such as Mexico, the Caribbean, Central American, and South America. The move to support Puerto Rico comes as the number of cases contracted in the continental US has grown to more than two dozen in Florida, all thought to have contracted the virus ...

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