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Can drinking hot tea increase your risk of oesophageal cancer?

Can drinking hot tea increase your risk of oesophageal cancer?

The researchers said that it would be "reasonable" to extrapolate their results to other types of hot drink. "Our research has also shown that people can reduce their risk of oesophageal cancer...

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4 new suspected measles cases in Washington

4 new suspected measles cases in Washington

A fourth measles case has been confirmed in Canterbury - a young woman who, like two of the other three confirmed cases, has connections with Rangiora. So far, only three states - Mississippi , Wes...

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Trump administration issues rule that could cost Planned Parenthood tens of millions

Trump administration issues rule that could cost Planned Parenthood tens of millions

Last month, a USA judge in California blocked a Trump administration birth control coverage rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from tak...

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State AG threatens legal action over Trump emergency declaration

State AG threatens legal action over Trump emergency declaration

Building the wall was a key election promise by Mr Trump . Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr McConnell sought to reassure politicians unsure of the President's position before taking a vote on the...

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Measles Outbreak Appears To Be Increasing Vaccination Rates

Measles Outbreak Appears To Be Increasing Vaccination Rates

Also fueling the spread of measles are adults who received only one shot of vaccine, instead of the two routinely given today, and may now need booster shots, Jankovic said. The vaccines include MMR, ...

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Health Officials Say 5 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Texas

Health Officials Say 5 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Texas

Already in 2019, we're on our way to our sixth case in Texas. Health officials in Texas have confirmed there are 5 cases of the Measles in the Lone Star state, with a 6th waiting to be confirmed. ...

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Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

A measure introduced by Republican Rep. Paul Harris of Vancouver, Washington - the epicenter of the current outbreak - would remove the personal exemption specifically for the combined measles , mump...

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Democrat hopes to extend her unbeaten run to presidential race

Democrat hopes to extend her unbeaten run to presidential race

At the same time, Democratic candidates have shown increased willingness to put gun safety at the center of their campaigns. Harris , who had recently graduated law school, was appointed to her job...

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Congress's facepalm moment as EC files police complaint against EVM 'hacker'

Congress's facepalm moment as EC files police complaint against EVM 'hacker'

On Sunday, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert, Syed Shuja, levelled explosive allegations against the government , the BJP and the Election Commission, saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections w...

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New York City To Roll Out Program Guaranteeing Health Care to Residents

New York City To Roll Out Program Guaranteeing Health Care to Residents

The $100million plan would reach 600,000 uninsured New Yorkers, including undocumented immigrants, low-income residents who can't afford current insurance plans, and the "young invincibles" who don't ...

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First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health

First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health

The 2017-2018 flu season killed the most people since the late 1970s, the CDC also said at the time. Residents should also remember that it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take full ef...

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Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

The head of the Fed, once confirmed by the Senate, can only be removed "for cause", not a policy disagreement. But some investors have anxious that that process could push long-term rates higher at ...

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Kentucky Health Officials Report Widespread Flu Activity

Kentucky Health Officials Report Widespread Flu Activity

The Oklahoma State Department of Health said 247 people have been hospitalized in the state since the flu season officially began September 1. It was the highest flu-related death toll in at least 40 ...

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Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

Coloradoans should protect themselves and others now - before flu season peaks. Looking at the new NORC report , Webby worries about "the quarter of people [age] 60-plus that are not getting vaccin...

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MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive

MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive

There's been a lot of progress in the fight against AIDS over the past 30 years, but as the 30th World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 - people still die from the disease. It comes after Labour M...

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40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030

40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030

The report drew data from the International Diabetes Federation and other studies, and looked at the needs of people with type 2 diabetes across 220 countries. "Despite the UN's commitment to treat ...

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Antimicrobial resistance causing 700,000 deaths annually, health experts claim

Antimicrobial resistance causing 700,000 deaths annually, health experts claim

This means that antibiotics will no longer be able to treat illnesses like pneumonia, tuberculosis, strep throat, and other bacterial infections effectively. Amoxicillin and amoxicillin/clavulanic a...

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Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week

If the person refuses to give one, the SCC says do not do business with them. In some states, and for some types of plans, premiums will decline. The 2019 sign-up season begins just days before Tues...

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Ptcl organizes breast cancer awareness

Ptcl organizes breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer survivor Brandy Williamson said, "Nobody can get rid of cancer if we don't do some research". "Here at the hospital", said Natasha Hartman, supervisor for mammography at Martha's Vi...

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Six Children Dead in Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Pediatrics Center

Six Children Dead in Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Pediatrics Center

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, who is not involved in the outbreak investigation, agreed that the deaths in this outbreak may be partial...

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