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In recognition of the 2018 US Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week , 12-18 November, America's pig farmers want consumers to realise the continuous improvement and antibiotic stewardship efforts underway. "Everyone has a part to play in reducing antibiotic resistance". Bacteria can become resistant when patients use antibiotics they do not need, or do not finish a course of treatment, giving the half-defeated bug a chance to recover and build immunity.
  • Protesters confront Flake after he announces Kavanaugh vote

    Protesters confront Flake after he announces Kavanaugh vote

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    Collins has said she believes that Ford and Deborah Ramirez , Ford's second accuser, should be heard by the Senate before there's a vote. "Don't look away from me", she said. In another statement, Patrick J. Smyth, identified by Ford as being among those downstairs at the party, says "I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh '".
  • What Difference Would It Make If The FBI Were To Investigate Kavanaugh?

    What Difference Would It Make If The FBI Were To Investigate Kavanaugh?

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    Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, asking for a subpoena of Mark Judge, the man who Ford says was present while Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. One of the biggest disputes in the Brett Kavanaugh saga has not been over what questions should be asked about the alleged sexual misconduct of which he's been accused and which he strongly denies - but who asks them.
  • 2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

    2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

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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.
  • Three people reported killed in Maryland shooting

    Three people reported killed in Maryland shooting

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    Witness Colleen Hendrickson said: "I think it's real for a lot of people right now, and there's a lot of people still affected by this, [police] are still looking, and it's been a few hours at this point, or about an hour and a half". Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said family and friends of Snochia Moseley told investigators she was "increasingly agitated" and that they were "concerned for her well-being".
  • Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US

    Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US

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    It may now be a tropical depression, but Florence is still dumping huge amounts of rain. Fayetteville residents living within one mile of the Cape Fear river and the Little River were told to evacuate by 3 p.m. A 61-year-old woman died Friday night when her vehicle struck a tree that fell during the storm, state emergency officials said. "Don't drive across standing or moving water".
  • Plane lands in NY with 10 ill passengers

    Plane lands in NY with 10 ill passengers

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    Rapper Vanilla Ice was on the plane and posted a video of the emergency response when the plane landed on Wednesday morning. He added that he was happy to be on the top floor of the "double-decker plane" as there were reportedly "over 100 people sick on the bottom floor".
  • Health Department investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx

    Health Department investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx

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    Health officials also suggested the hotel retain documentation of guests being notified at check-in of the outbreak. A hotel in a popular New Hampshire beach town was ordered to take "immediate steps" to address its water system after it tested positive for bacteria that may have caused a Legionnaires' outbreak that sickened 14 people and caused one death.
  • Mosquitos in ME test positive for West Nile virus

    Mosquitos in ME test positive for West Nile virus

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    The State of IL is reporting its first death this season due to an infection of West Nile virus. Officials say the best ways to avoid mosquito bites are to get rid of standing water and to wear insect repellent. A total of 26 cases have been reported statewide this year, with 10 cases in Jackson. The case is one of 16 reported cases of the virus in the state so far in 2018.
  • White House flags back at full-staff after McCain's death

    White House flags back at full-staff after McCain's death

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    Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. US Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress". During Trump's 2016 presidential campaign - and after McCain's cancer diagnosis, which would prove to be fatal - Trump blasted McCain for being a prisoner during the Vietnam War.
  • 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.