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She developed a fast-growing brain tumor . But when Cobbs operated to remove the mass, "it was just dead brain tissue", making it hard to determine what it actually was. A month later, the woman died. In 1990, researchers first became aware that this type of amoeba can cause disease in people, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases in November.
  • Man dies of rare disease after eating squirrel brains

    Man dies of rare disease after eating squirrel brains

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    The 61-year-old was brought to Rochester Regional Health hospital in 2015 saying he was having trouble thinking clearly, was losing touch with reality and could no longer walk on his own, researchers said in an October 4 report on on the case, according to Live Science .
  • One confirmed case of polio-like virus in Ohio

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    MA has a confirmed case of a polio-like illness that is being reported across the country. Dr. Nancy Messonnier , the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases , updated the media and public via a conference call on Tuesday.
  • Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

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    Federal health officials have issued an unusual warning about a growing number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis , also known as AFM . Still, if a child experiences sudden weakness or loss of muscle tone in their arms or legs, parents should seek medical care right away, she said. In 2014, a large AFM epidemic coincided with a national outbreak of severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), but in-depth testing of patient samples hasn't ...
  • Can you help prevent breast cancer? || Ayesha Shafiq

    Can you help prevent breast cancer? || Ayesha Shafiq

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    Do breast exams on yourself: Familiarize yourself with the look and feel of your breasts. Mike Jackson, the auto retailer's CEO, delivered thousands of gift bags to patients at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democratic Party

    Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democratic Party

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    The contract, which was signed days before the 2016 presidential poll, also led to the violation of Trump campaign's finance laws, which Cohen had agreed later. At the rally, the president took aim at Democrats over their treatment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and lodged his most direct allegation yet against Hillary Clinton.
  • Pres. Trump Hosts Ceremonial Swearing-in For Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

    Pres. Trump Hosts Ceremonial Swearing-in For Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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    Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday, the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881, and has had a busy three days since then. "You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent ", Trump said to Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college. He denied the allegations. He later wrote in a newspaper opinion piece that he regretted some of his comments.
  • Officials offer million of vaccines from flu this season

    Officials offer million of vaccines from flu this season

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    About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. The World Health Organization and the FDA in the United States have already selected the strains for the vaccine, and they've been tweaked to be more effective against the H1N1 strain, the main strain that caused the 2009 pandemic, and that was an issue in 2017 as well.
  • Kavanaugh investigation: FBI 'hasn't spoken to Christine Blasey Ford'

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    The audience in Southaven laughed as Trump mimicked Ford answering questions on her alleged sexual assault. "I think that Judge Kavanaugh is doing pretty well, it seems to me, over the last 24 hours", Trump said . Leaning: Collins' signal that she was comfortable Kavanaugh wouldn't overturn Roe vs. Wade appeared to be a sign that she was going to vote for him.
  • 2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

    2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

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    Interested in Hurricane Florence? "If that road is in an area where it is a flood risk, and waters were rising, why were they driving on that road anyway?" he said. The two individuals being transported were confirmed dead by the Marion County Coroner. The deputies transporting them managed to escape, but the women were unable to do so.
  • Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

    Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

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    Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and SC as it trudged inland yesterday, triggering unsafe flooding, knocking out power in almost 900,000 homes and businesses, and causing at least eight deaths. In its initial onslaught along the coast, Florence buckled buildings, deluged entire communities and knocked out power to more than 870,000 homes and businesses.
  • United States threatens ban to fight teenage vaping epidemic

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    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said that e-cigarettes, while still harmful , may be effective for adults who want to give up cigarette smoking, which kills nearly half a million Americans each year. Gottlieb reiterated his belief that certain e-cigarette liquid flavors - including sweet ones such as mango and cucumber, popular among teenage Juul users - are particularly enticing and even marketed directly to children.
  • Popular NSAID pain reliever linked to serious heart health risk

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    When results were analyzed by baseline cardiovascular risk, the absolute number of events per 1,000 diclofenac starters per year also increased. "In conclusion, our data support that initiation of diclofenac poses a cardiovascular health risk, both compared with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other traditional NSAIDs ".
  • Luis Gonzalez 'Blessed and Honored' to Be Pallbearer for John McCain

    Luis Gonzalez 'Blessed and Honored' to Be Pallbearer for John McCain

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    Members of the public line up to pay their respects for Sen. Marcial was one of hundreds that lined up hours before the public viewing began. Kelli Ward, a former state senator who has courted the far-right during her campaign, suggested on Facebook Saturday that McCain's family released its statement saying the senator was ending medical treatment for brain cancer was timed to hurt her chances of winning Tuesday's primary.
  • White House flags back up after McCain death

    White House flags back up after McCain death

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    Ralph Northam ordered Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff over the state capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds until September 2nd in memory of McCain. He never apologized or walked-back his comments, despite the fact that McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam for more than five years. John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country, and offered words of wisdom to his fellow Americans.
  • Is Coconut Oil Really ‘Pure Poison’? Here’s What Science Says

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    Interestingly, a video of her speech which was uploaded on YouTube has now received over 900,000 views. "I can only warn you urgently about coconut oil ", she says. Despite the advice, promotions from health food shops such as Holland and Barrett, and celebrity endorsements from Gwyneth Paltrow and others, have helped United Kingdom sales of coconut oil surge in recent years.