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Zika linked to birth defects in six USA cases

Researchers also looked at a group of almost 2,000 of these pregnant women. So far, there have been 755 travel related cases across the nation. There is no indication that Zika can spread person to person through casual contact. FILE - In this January 29, 2016 photo, Tainara Lourenco, who is five months pregnant, sits inside her house at a slum in Recife, Brazil. The same mosquito spreading the virus in Puerto Rico is found in the southern part of the U.S. Read More

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FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

Then, a "skin-port" about the size of a poker chip is installed - that's where users attach an external tube to flush food after mealtime. Approximately, 30% of the calories consumed are removed in this process. After a year, the people using AspireAssist lost an average of 12.1 percent of their total body weight compared to 3.5 percent for the control patients. Read More

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Whole Foods get a warning letter from the FDA

Whole Foods get a warning letter from the FDA

In a warning letter , the FDA said it saw ready-to-eat pesto pasta being mixed in an area of the room where condensate from ceiling joints was dripping onto the surface below. Inspectors also detected the presence of the bacteria Listeria welshimeri in a vegetable chopping machine. Other violations included employees not washing hands or changing gloves in between tasks, for example. Read More

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Berlusconi operation went well -Forza Italia source

Berlusconi operation went well -Forza Italia source

After the operation, 79-year-old Berlusconi will spend several days in an intensive care unit and will then undergo rehabilitation at the hospital. Now the patient is in the intensive care department and we are waiting when he will awake. He said the fault in the valve was "severe" and that without the operation, "the risk of him dying within the year would be 10 per cent". Berlusconi had a pacemaker fitted in a hospital in the USA when he was 70 but has remained at the helm of Forza Italia. Read More

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Chick-fil-A in Orlando donates food after massacre

Chick-fil-A in Orlando donates food after massacre

According to local news outlets, Chick-fil-A employees distributed ice tea and sandwiches to both law enforcement officials and people waiting in line to donate blood . Chick-fil-A's reputation with gay rights advocates hasn't always been rosy. The Atlanta-based chain didn't say how many of its restaurants opened that day but did confirm several employees were out serving, an Orlando Fox affiliate reported . Read More

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Angels star Mike Trout exits game after getting hit by pitch

At least they apparently avoided yet another major injury when Cleveland reliever Tommy Hunter hit Trout with an inside pitch, sending athletic trainer Adam Navala running onto the field. Santana began the inning by propelling Huff's 89 miles per hour fastball into the Indians' bullpen for his 11th homer. The Indians used Rajai Davis' single and Jose Ramirez's walk to load the bases. Read More

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ORLANDO MASS SHOOTING: Inland Muslim leaders condemn attack

ORLANDO MASS SHOOTING: Inland Muslim leaders condemn attack

Yesterday, an armed man, identified as Omar Mateen, 29, a USA citizen, allegedly killed 50 people at a packed gay club, making the incident as the worst mass shooting in the nation's history, according to reports. You do not speak for us. Several Muslim organizations across the country, including the Florida chapters of CAIR and the Muslim Council of America, are asking their members to donate blood in solidarity with the victims in Orlando. Read More

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Gay men limited as blood donors for Orlando club victims

Gay men limited as blood donors for Orlando club victims

Today is a painful reminder that there are still so many battles left for us to fight. "We are deeply saddened and our sympathy goes out to those affected", said Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers. - Michael Urie (@michaelurie)Gay and bisexual men are legally banned from donating blood in Orlando as dozens of their peers sit wounded in a hospital in need of it. Read More

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Pittsburgh researcher infected with Zika in lab accident

Some of the symptoms include fever, earache, rash and red eyes, although, nearly 80% of the people infected with the Zika virus show mild to no symptoms at all. A United States laboratory researcher was back at work after contracting the Zika virus by pricking herself with a needle during an experiment last month, broadcaster ABC News said on Thursday. Read More

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4th case of Zika reported in Delaware; man had been abroad

Pennsylvania's Allegheny County Health Department confirmed the woman no longer has symptoms and said she is doing well. They subsided, and she returned to work Monday. After a mosquito bites an infected individual, it does not become contagious right away. The incident was the fourth confirmed case of the Zika virus in Allegheny County, its health department said, without giving details of the accident. Read More

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California saw surge in registration, but not in voting

Kellie Robinson, chief deputy clerk of Summit County, said her office has received inquiries from voters ensuring their information is correct and they are registered. Problems at the polls were minimal Tuesday. In years past, the top vote getter from each party would move on to battle in the general election. Polls opened in California at 7 a.m. Read More

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Barack Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

I'm fired up and ready to go!" she wrote, signing it with '-H' to indicate the tweet was from the former secretary of state personally. Clinton and Obama will campaign together in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on June 15. The endorsement came right after after the president met with her primary rival, Sen. In Obama's endorsement video, he said Sanders ran "an incredible campaign". Read More

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Names for chemical elements honor Moscow, Japan, Tennessee

Four new names will soon grace the Periodic Table of chemical elements, first developed in the 19th century by Russian chemistry professor Dmitri Mendeleev , the Russia Today television channel reported on Thursday. In elemental terms, his name leads to oganesson , or Og. "Another important meaning is that until now, all the elements in the periodic table have been discovered in Europe and the United States", Dr. Read More

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