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Chestnut holds more than 30 world eating records. "And then once I feel like the food has moved and digested, I'll have one good day of protein, whether it's fish or turkey, maybe chicken". "Like, 'We will celebrate whatever we want.' And in this case, we choose a hot dog contest", Shea said. The second place victor managed to eat 45, which is still impressive, but pales in comparison to Chestnut's 74.
  • DPHHS: Take Steps To Prevent West Nile Virus Infection This Summer

    DPHHS: Take Steps To Prevent West Nile Virus Infection This Summer

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    Helicopter-based spraying was conducted in the same area early a year ago, reducing the mosquito population temporarily, but "they have gone back up", according to the district. Information on the risk of West Nile virus will continue to be provided to the public throughout the summer. The Benton-Franklin Heath District works with local mosquito control districts and other partners to help monitor for the virus.
  • Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates

    Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates

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    The new findings are based on a 2014-2015 survey of 5,366 USA flight attendants in which they were asked about self-reported health outcomes and symptoms, work experience, personal characteristics, and aviation employment history. "In the European Union, air crew's radiation exposures are monitored and their schedules are created to minimize their dose, especially while pregnant".
  • Amazon to buy PillPack in drug retailing push

    Amazon to buy PillPack in drug retailing push

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    Amazon has always been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and the entry by a powerful new player could unsettle a business dominated by large American chains including CVS and Walgreens . Shares of drug wholesalers McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen also fell sharply. "At this juncture we are not anxious about Amazon's entrance into the prescription market", Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper said in a note.
  • FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

    FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a marijuana-deriveddrug for the treatment of two rare and serious forms of epilepsy , Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome , that begin in childhood but can persist in adulthood. The FDA has previously sent warning letters to companies that hyped their products as cancer or Alzheimer's fighters. According to Dr. Angel Hernandez, of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., these results prove that ...
  • Walgreens Pharmacist Refused To Give Prescription For Medical Abortion

    Walgreens Pharmacist Refused To Give Prescription For Medical Abortion

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    Nicole Arteaga, a first-grade teacher who lives in Peoria, Ariz., had a Walgreens pharmacist deny her medication that had been prescribed for a failed pregnancy. Walgreens company policy, according to Fox 10 , allows pharamacists to reject prescription requests if they have moral objections, but they're still required to refer the prescriptions to other pharmacists or managers on duty.
  • State reports first human West Nile case

    State reports first human West Nile case

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    The state saw 90 human cases of the virus a year ago, including eight deaths. No cases were reported in Grant County a year ago, although West Nile showed up in 14 mosquito samples there. Fix or replace screens that have tears or holes. Other steps to keep mosquitoes at bay include repairing holes in window screens, wearing protective clothing outdoors and spraying insect repellent on both your skin and clothing when you're outdoors.
  • Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's

    Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's

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    A new study suggests that certain viruses could kick-start an immune response that might increase the accumulation of amyloid, a protein in human brains which clumps into the telltale plaques of Alzheimer's . John Morris, who directs the Alzheimer's research center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. But with the current research's findings, researchers may one day be able to develop antiviral Alzheimer's treatments.
  • Herpes viruses in brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

    Herpes viruses in brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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    HHV six and seven are fairly common in young kids and can cause what's known as sixth disease with a fever and rash. The researchers initially set out to comprehensively examine DNA, RNA and protein footprints in the brains of deceased Alzheimer's patients with the goal of identifying certain overactive genes in Alzheimer's sufferers that could help direct future drug research .
  • IndiGo embraces International Yoga Day

    IndiGo embraces International Yoga Day

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    For the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018, the AYUSH Ministry is all set to organise a tour for the overseas Yoga professionals to the "Yoga's birthplace" that is the southern state of Kerala. It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. People gathered at a sprawling forest research institute - snakes and monkeys were removed in advance - before dawn for the communal session involving the yoga-mad premier, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
  • PM on International Yoga Day

    PM on International Yoga Day

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    It is hard to say just how many people practise yoga around the world today, although some estimate it could be up to around 200 to 300 million. The enthusiasm of getting from "illness to wellness" is spreading from the busy streets of the South Korean capital, Seoul, to the foot of Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental disorder

    The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental disorder

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    Dr Mark Griffiths, who has been researching the concept of video gaming disorder for 30 years, said the new classification would help legitimise the problem and strengthen treatment strategies. One, that the gaming behaviour takes precedence over other activities to the extent that other activities are pushed to the periphery. The decision is likely to result in an increased attention of health professionals to the risks of people developing this disorder and, accordingly, to relevant ...
  • World Health Organization officially classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a mental condition

    World Health Organization officially classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a mental condition

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    The classification of gaming disorder as a diagnosable condition, gives mental health professionals, a basis for setting up treatment and identifying risks for the addictive behaviour. A draft of the International Classification of Diseases manual includes a new definition for " gaming disorder " that is now pending approval. More than 2 billion people worldwide regularly play games.
  • Video game addiction now considered a medical condition

    Video game addiction now considered a medical condition

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    Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced that it had finalized its 11th International Classification of Diseases , and much like the draft did in December of past year, it includes the addition of gaming to its section of addictive disorders.
  • PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

    PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

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    The announcement, timed to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, which delivers care for free to everyone living in Britain, aims to foster unity in the government and the country after two years of bitter divisions over Brexit , the reports said.
  • Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

    Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

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    The daughter-in-law of a bobcat trapper, Phillips knew she was dealing with a vicious animal - and needed to act fast. But soon she realized that she could not kill the animal alone, so, she called out for help. " It never budged, so I knew it was completely dead ", she said. Now, she must get a painful and expensive series of shots to keep her from contracting the disease.