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McHenry County reports first West Nile virus case of year – Chicago Tribune

August 23, 2017 12:08:33 pm | 0 Comments

A man from Crystal Lake has been hospitalized after contracting West Nile virus in McHenry County, health officials said. The man, who is in his 80s, is the first confirmed human case in the county this year, according to the county’s Department of Health. Fifteen mosquito batches collected in McHenry County have tested positive for…

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Couple says sonogram shows Jesus watching over daughter – WSET

August 23, 2017 11:21:30 am | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania couple says they are not very religious but say an unexpected image in the sonogram of their daughter is a sign from above after experiencing a number of pregnancy complications with their first two children (Photo: CNN Newsource) CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WSET) — A Pennsylvania couple said their baby’s sonogram clearly shows someone watching…

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J&J Ordered to pay $417 Million in Ovarian Cancer Case – Curetoday.com

August 23, 2017 10:22:54 am | 0 Comments

Another case has been settled regarding Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and its possible link to ovarian cancer. A California woman has been  awarded $417 million after alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-based Baby Powder led to ovarian cancer. The jury award may be the largest yet concerning the product. Eva Echeverria, 63, from Los…

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'Alarmingly high' levels of arsenic in Pakistan's ground water – BBC News

August 23, 2017 10:02:30 am | 0 Comments

Up to 60 million people in Pakistan are at risk from the deadly chemical arsenic, according to a new analysis of water supplies. The study looked at data from nearly 1,200 groundwater quality samples from across the country. The resulting risk map shows concentrations well above World Health Organization (WHO) safety guidelines across the Indus…

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Your High School Friendships Are Still Affecting Your Mental Health – HuffPost

August 23, 2017 10:01:42 am | 0 Comments

While being popular in high school might be every teenager’s goal, belonging to a tight-knit group may pay off more in the long run. The types of friendships you form during your teenage years can affect your mental health in adulthood, according to a new study. And those with a few, high-quality best friendships grew…

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We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why – Business Insider

August 23, 2017 9:49:13 am | 0 Comments

Shutterstock They’re colorful, chewable, and more affordable than a doctor’s visit. And if you believe some of their claims, supplements can do everything from giving you an energy boost to helping you lose weight. At the very worst, your daily tablet can’t do any harm — right? Not so fast. A growing body of research…

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US Diplomats In Cuba Are Suffering Serious Conditions, Including Brain Injury, After A 'Sonic Attack' – UPROXX

August 23, 2017 8:56:46 am | 0 Comments

Getty Image In late 2016, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing strange symptoms including nausea and hearing loss that led to several cutting their tours short and returning to the U.S. early. The U.S. concluded that the diplomats were the victims of a “sonic attack” from a device that emitted frequencies outside the range of…

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FBI Dark Web Drug Crackdown Charges Father And Son With Dealing Fentanyl – Forbes

August 23, 2017 8:05:00 am | 0 Comments

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 08: A heroin user reads an alert on fentanyl in New York City. The Bronx was the borough with the highest number of overdose deaths in 2016 with 308 residents. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Little over a month after the feds shut down the biggest ever dark web market,…

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Some US diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions, medical records show – CBS News

August 23, 2017 7:05:00 am | 0 Comments

According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous system. The diplomats complained about symptoms ranging from hearing loss and nausea to headaches and…

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Second sample tests positive for West Nile Virus in Clark County – WDTN

August 23, 2017 6:20:56 am | 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Clark County Combined Health District said Wednesday a second sample tested positive for West Nile Virus. The CCCHD said a sample collected from the west side of the City of Springfield in August is second sample to test positive for the West Nile Virus in Clark County. The first case…

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