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Travelers beware: Meth-laced 7Up reportedly causes death in Mexico

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  • September 23, 2017
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Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson Methamphetamine-laced 7Up has reportedly caused one death and sent seven other people to the hospital in northern Mexico, prompting warnings to travelers from U.S. health professionals. Mexican authorities have removed the soft drink from shelves in the Mexicali area, just […]

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Flu shot clinics Saturday in Hampton and Norfolk

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  • September 23, 2017
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Health districts on the Peninsula and Southside and in other areas will provide free flu shots Saturday. Some of the locations will be walk-in clinics and others will be drive-thru, according to a news release. The flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. Everyone age 6 months or older should be vaccinated […]

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Today’s Google Doodle Honors Chemist Asima Chatterjee

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  • September 23, 2017
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Google Google Doodle honoring Asima Chatterjee Organic chemist Asima Chatterjee paved the way for Indian women in science and improved the odds of survival for patients with cancer, epilepsy, and malaria. Born in 1917, when India was still a British colony, she grew up in a relatively comfortable middle-class family in Calcutta, where she was […]

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Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

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  • September 22, 2017
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Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but […]

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Image copyright SPL Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the […]

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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

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  • September 19, 2017
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San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak: ‘Unprecedented Situation’ May Last 6 Months, Officials Say

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  • September 19, 2017
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The hepatitis A outbreak plaguing San Diego has already taken the lives of 16 individuals, with an additional 2 deaths that are under investigation. The virus—which was has sickened hundreds of people since last November—may continue for six more months, Dr. Nick Yphantides, San Diego county’s chief medical officer, said Tuesday. Yphantides, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and […]

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Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

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  • September 19, 2017
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Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year. Health officials reported the outbreak to the county Board of Supervisors, which requested a briefing due to the proximity of LA to San Diego, which […]

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A man wrestled a rattlesnake to show off. He was bitten in the face and nearly died.

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  • September 19, 2017
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Always has. He played with rattlers all the time as a child, he told NBC News 12. Later on, he learned how to cook them. “You cut the heads off. They taste just like chicken,” he said, a mic clipped to his hospital gown – a bit hard to understand because his face had swollen […]

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Nerf Guns ‘Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries’

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  • September 19, 2017
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Doctors are warning that a toy gun popular with children can cause serious eye injuries. The warning comes after 3 people were treated in an accident and emergency unit after being shot in the eye with a Nerf gun. Doctors from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London are calling for a review of the minimum age […]

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