• How blue light accelerates blindness

    How blue light accelerates blindness

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    The blue light tablets, smartphones , and laptops emit is so bright we can see our screens on a sunny day. "Some cell phone companies are adding blue-light filters to the screens, and I think that is a good idea". Macular degeneration , which affects around 2.4% of the adult population in the United Kingdom, is a common condition among those in their 50s and 60s that results in significant vision loss.
  • Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

    Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

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    Sheila Thornton, lead killer whale research scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said they'll often see the southern residents with poor body conditions at the start of the summer, but they improve over the season as they feed on chinook salmon.
  • Loose underwear may be good for sperm production

    Loose underwear may be good for sperm production

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    The study was published August 8 in the journal Human Reproduction . The men involved were aged between 18 and 56 who visited Massachusetts General Hospital between 2000 and 2017 as part of couples seeking fertility treatment . The simultaneous presence of lower sperm counts and higher FSH among men wearing tight-fitting underwear suggests the presence of a compensatory mechanism.
  • 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

    4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

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    Brenda Miller is the manager of health protection and investigation with Region of Waterloo Public Health and said the region monitors 16 different sites for West Nile virus in recreational and residential areas. Less than one per cent develop more serious central nervous system issues, she said. Health officials say the virus has been detected in 169 mosquito samples from across the state.
  • Priyanka Chopra Engaged To Boyfriend Nick Jonas? Actress Finally Breaks Her Silence!

    Priyanka Chopra Engaged To Boyfriend Nick Jonas? Actress Finally Breaks Her Silence!

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    She is extremely flawed, she's not ideal, she's a loner, she doesn't like people , she only uses people ... When asked what milestone she would like to achieve next, Priyanka said that she would love to play a man. Putting an end to days of speculation about Priyanka's engagement, her friend and actor Kangana Ranaut confirmed the news. "That for me was my biggest win.
  • Female heart attack patients likely to survive if treated by women doctors

    Female heart attack patients likely to survive if treated by women doctors

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    The researchers divided 500,000-plus cases into four categories: male doctors treating men; male doctors treating women; female doctors treating men; and female doctors treating women. While the most common symptoms of heart attacks in both the genders is chest pain or discomfort, sometimes both can experience different symptoms before experiencing a heart attack which the female doctors are able to identify faster, said Seth Carnahan of Washington University and one of the ...
  • Ministry issues alert guidelines on Ebola

    Ministry issues alert guidelines on Ebola

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    A health worker checks people's temperatures as they disembark a plane at the airport in Kinshasa , Congo, June 2, 2018. The total death toll has reached seven from 16 confirmed cases, the ministry said in a bulletin on Monday. "The cold chain for the vaccinations arrived in Beni on this sixth of August", the statement said. The area comprises one million displaced people and shares borders with neighbouring countries of Rwanda and Uganda.
  • Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

    Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

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    Limit outdoor activities during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults. Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing. Health officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites after Indiana's first human case of West Nile virus in 2018 was detected.
  • Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System

    Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System

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    Military leaders will be able to conduct risk assessments to determine whether troops under their command can use the devices in the area or on the base they are located. "It goes back to making sure that we're not giving the enemy an unfair advantage and we're not showcasing the exact locations of our troops worldwide", said Army Col.
  • China reports 18,400 voluntary organ donors by July

    China reports 18,400 voluntary organ donors by July

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    Jackie Doyle-Price, parliamentary under-secretary of state for mental health and Inequalities said: 'Organ donation saves lives. There will be exceptions - children under 18, those with diminished mental capabilities, and foreigners who have been in the country less than 12 months - and relatives can still override the "presumed consent", if the "donor" has relatives in the first place to object.
  • August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

    August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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    The SBFO started its celebration of World Breastfeeding Week with a 20-hour training course on breastfeeding that was held on Wednesday in partnership with Khorfakkan Hospital. Breastfeeding also reduces ill health in children, improves their educational potential and probably their earnings as adults. Only about 5% of women are unable to produce enough milk with the right help, and toddlers certainly don't need commercial toddler milk.
  • Khloe can't get True to smile at her

    Khloe can't get True to smile at her

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    Kardashian admitted that "especially after baby, I think I have needed to look myself in the mirror and been like, 'Okay, you've got to get out of these". However, Kim Kardashian began to dig into her yet again, claiming that she is not as busy as everyone else, so she should be more accommodating to their schedules.
  • Concerns Over Fresh Outbreak Of Ebola In D.R. Congo

    Concerns Over Fresh Outbreak Of Ebola In D.R. Congo

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    The organization's emergency response chief, Peter Salama, expressed concern about the regional risks this outbreak could pose - given the pattern of its spread and its closeness to global frontiers. These symptoms may be followed by diarrhoea, vomiting, troubles of the kidney and liver. The response to this was considered a success despite the deaths, as the use of a vaccine made by Merck helped contain the virus.
  • Marketers rolling back gains in baby breastfeeding

    Marketers rolling back gains in baby breastfeeding

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    It also said that while instant breastfeeding is very common in East and Southern Africa that is not the case in East Asia and the Pacific, where less than a third of newborns get to drink their mother's milk soon after being born. It also notes that skin-to-skin contact, along with suckling of the breast, stimulates the mother's production of breastmilk, including colostrum, also called the baby's "first vaccine", which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies.
  • Salmonella outbreak linked to pasta salad expands

    Salmonella outbreak linked to pasta salad expands

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    No deaths have been reported. Hy-Vee, a chain of 244 grocery stores, sold the product in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Do not eat recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Return the product to the store for a refund or throw it away. Life-threatening complications also may develop if the infection spreads beyond your intestines.