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At the same time, all current NYU medical students received emails saying the school is offering them full-ride scholarships too. "This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed, as institutions place an increasing debt burden on young people who aspire to become physicians", said Dr.
  • FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication

    FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication

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    Marijuana now has an accepted medical use. Cannabis-derived CBD products are available where recreational marijuana is sold, though CBD derived from industrial hemp faces fewer regulations and is even stocked by some grocery stores. A government-regulated version of the oil will ease some doubts about the amount of CBD in the product, which can vary based on its origin, said Dr.
  • Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be parasitic worm

    Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be parasitic worm

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    Five days later, it had re-appeared on her upper left eyelid. The moving lump on her face turned out to be a worm under her skin, specifically the parasitic worm named Dirofilaria repens . "A physical examination showed a superficial moving oblong nodule at the left upper eyelid", her doctor wrote in a case report. But mosquitoes can pick it up and carry it to people on occasion.
  • Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

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    The number of people this might affect would be a very small percentage of people who play games. The WHO released the latest edition of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), the 11th such revision of the popular diagnostic manual.
  • Britain’s May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost

    Britain’s May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost

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    The prime minister said this will be partly funded by a " Brexit dividend " - money Britain will supposedly save from no longer contributing to the European Union's budget. "It must be a plan that enjoys the support of NHS staff across the country - not something dreamt up in Whitehall and centrally imposed". "So we have to see the detail and see where this money is going to come from we have to see that it is going to be real money".
  • Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition

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    It is concerning to see the " gaming disorder " proposal in this draft despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community. The behavior has to be serious enough that it gets in the way of family, social, education or occupational parts of one's life and normally emerges over a period of a year, though it can come sooner.
  • Kroger, Walmart pull recalled fresh-cut melon products

    Kroger, Walmart pull recalled fresh-cut melon products

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    Recalled products are sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers at a number of different retailers. They were distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. They are all linked to the the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, the CDC said. If consumers find they purchased or received the products in question, they are advised to not eat the product and to throw the product away.
  • Trump court move on Obamacare

    Trump court move on Obamacare

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    That would mean insurers would no longer be subject to "guaranteed issue" (a requirement that they sell policies to anybody, regardless of medical status) or "community rating" (a prohibition on charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions).
  • Anthony Bourdain's death impacts local community

    Anthony Bourdain's death impacts local community

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    The study's findings suggest more must be done to prevent suicide and work should extend beyond those diagnosed with a mental illness , Schuchat said . Middle-aged adults, ages 45 to 64, had the largest increase. Six years earlier in 2001, Tom O'Clair's 12-year-old son, Timothy, took his own life. In 2017 the medical examiner's office hired Michael Staley , a suicide prevention research coordinator, to find out why Utah has such high rates of suicide.
  • Salmonella cases across Midwest linked to pre-chopped melons

    Salmonella cases across Midwest linked to pre-chopped melons

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    According to Food Safety News, there are 32 cases reported in MI, 11 in IN, 10 in Missouri, six in IL and one in Ohio. Health officials are linking a multi-state salmonella outbreak to pre-cut melons, including those in fruit salads. Elderly people, infants and anyone with weak immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness. IDPH said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to identify the exact source, and recalls may be issued once more information comes to light.
  • Medicare to Become Insolvent In 8 Years, Social Security in 16

    Medicare to Become Insolvent In 8 Years, Social Security in 16

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    But when the fund runs dry in 2034, the government will only be able to pay about three-quarters of Social Security benefits, relying on tax income. His $1.5 trillion tax cut program reduced expected revenues for the two programs over coming years, The Wall Street Journal reported .
  • Call to introduce higher tobacco tax to encourage smokers to quit

    Call to introduce higher tobacco tax to encourage smokers to quit

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    The health office says around 9,500 people - out of a population of 8.4 million - die in Switzerland every year from tobacco-related illnesses. Meanwhile, other non-communicable diseases linked to smoking which are also top causes of deaths and diseases among Filipinos are: cancer, stroke, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and other heart diseases, said Duque.
  • Govt decision on M. bovis cattle disease

    Govt decision on M. bovis cattle disease

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    Found in Europe and the USA, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases. The bacteria is not a threat to humans, but can cause production delays on farms. In Ashburton, some farmers are anxious that eradicating Mycoplasma bovis will disproportionately hurt their herds through culling. The cost of the eradication program is estimated at 886 million New Zealand dollars ($616 million) over ten years.
  • Sleeping in on weekends could save your life

    Sleeping in on weekends could save your life

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    According to the researchers, this means that people who were impaired from chronic sleep restriction were unaware of any impairment. There's no clear-cut answer yet on why sleeping on weekends makes a difference. They might sleep six hours or slightly less. "If somebody is routinely awake for more than 18 hours daily, then they are also routinely sleeping for less than six hours daily", explained Dr.
  • State Delivering Hepatitis A Vaccine Doses To Most Affected Counties

    State Delivering Hepatitis A Vaccine Doses To Most Affected Counties

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    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources ( DHHR ) is requesting that the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department provide hepatitis A vaccination clinics for restaurant and food service employees in those counties. Those counties include Boyd, Bullitt, Carter, Greenup, Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken, Meade, Montgomery and Warren. The disease spreads through traces of fecal matter of infected people making contact with another person's mouth, Ray said.
  • Another chapter in the Richie Incognito saga

    Another chapter in the Richie Incognito saga

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    What goes on in Incognito's life isn't a problem for Bills fans to worry about anymore, yet it is never good to see something like this happen to a former player. Officers said when they tried to tell Incognito they were concerned he would hurt someone or himself; he asked a woman at the gym to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • National Football League consider 15-yard penalty for kneeling during anthem

    National Football League consider 15-yard penalty for kneeling during anthem

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    A list of people who shouldn't be in the country include members of the MS-13 gang and NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, according to President Donald Trump . Golden State coach Steve Kerr , trying to guide the Warriors to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals, ripped the NFL's new anthem policy and America's lack of gun safety laws as "idiotic" on Thursday.