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Most of the deaths have occurred in North Carolina, where entire communities have been virtually cut off by floodwaters and are grappling with rivers cresting at record levels. Two mental health patients referred to by officials as "detainees" who drowned in the back of a sheriff's department transport van in SC have no arrest records in the state.
  • A New Study Says There's No Amount of Healthy Drinking

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    The authors also used updated and more robust statistical review models to analyze alcohol consumption and the health problems associated with it. The researchers said that, based on their results, public health campaigns should consider recommending abstinence from alcohol.
  • Eight West Nile cases confirmed, one death in MI this year

    Eight West Nile cases confirmed, one death in MI this year

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    Two cases in Northeast Ohio have been confirmed, and the animals had not been vaccinated. However, you should not use bare hands to handle wild birds. Check their property for mosquito breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their larvae in standing water. Stagnant backyard pools can be a big source of mosquitoes and should be maintained regularly to prevent mosquito growth.
  • Mollie Tibbetts's Alleged Killer Identified as Christian Rivera, in US Illegally

    Mollie Tibbetts's Alleged Killer Identified as Christian Rivera, in US Illegally

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    Cristhian Rivera, age 24, has been charged with first degree murder in the case. Rivera told investigators he became angry when Tibbetts showed a cell phone and threatened to call police. Before she went missing, Tibbetts' brother dropped her off at her boyfriend's house so she could dog-sit, HLN reported . Tibbetts, a 20-year-old student at the University of Iowa , had been missing since July 18.
  • Spokane air quality reaches

    Spokane air quality reaches "hazardous" conditions

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    Health officials say signs of smoke-related health symptoms include coughing, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, headaches, stinging eyes and runny nose. A shift in wind direction has brought some relief to parts of the Prairies impacted by spreading smoke, and most of the previous statements dropped on Monday, but that has meant worsening conditions over B.C., as smoke funnels westward once again.
  • NYU School Of Medicine grants free tuition to its students

    NYU School Of Medicine grants free tuition to its students

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    And some aspiring doctors may abandon the career path altogether, or not even consider medicine in the first place. Medical schools across the US are looking to attract new students, but raising tuition and loan balances are pushing would-be physicians into higher-paying professions.
  • Wear Loose Underwear To Improve Your Sperm Production

    Wear Loose Underwear To Improve Your Sperm Production

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    They sought to test the theory that briefs, being more constricting, raise scrotal temperature and have a negative effect on fertility . Men's underwear choice can affect their sperm count and quality, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.
  • Peoria County mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus

    Peoria County mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus

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    Limit outdoor activities during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. DCHHS said there is now no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus . In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season. Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and a hat is recommended, as is using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin.
  • Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

    Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

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    The vaccine is experimental, but was used on a wide scale to combat the outbreak in northwestern Congo that was declared over two weeks again (July 24). There are now 16 confirmed cases of the hemorrhagic fever, 27 probable cases and 31 suspected ones under investigation. "Since we are coming out of another Ebola outbreak, we have kept staff and equipment in place", Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's regional director for Africa, said.
  • Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide

    Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide

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    The statement added, "hookah involves combustion and hookah smoke exposes users to numerous same toxicants found in cigarette smoke". "It shouldn't be an issue, in my eyes, but I don't smoke". The policy also extends to all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the public housing and administrative office buildings. Housing authorities, including Memphis, have said they have met with tenants and will work with people to kick the habit.